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Old 10th August 2017, 09:57   #556
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I was thinking of BS Turanza ER 300 for few reasons, including the newly applied LL Carbon and O Bead II .
Also, the patterns look different and I personally like it.

I'm currently using XM2 and its going fine for the last 42K+ kms. However, I do the side walls getting chipped off and there are cracks on the tyres. Also, I see that the wheel spins often, when you accelerate a bit hard.Hence, I would want to change it now and thought of going with BS Turanza if thats a better option compared to XM2
I haven't used XM2 till date. Can you explain on what conditions you usually encounter wheel spins?

I've never had issues with any tyres in terms of grip other than the Goodyear tyres available from the factory. There used to be a momentary loss of grip on exiting corners at full throttle with speeds at 120+( a big plus). Even the Apollo's were way better.

One thing about the ER300 is that it gives some life to that dead steering and the steering becomes heavier. The downside? Higher cruising speeds is a norm due to increase in confidence levels.

The tyres have just about worn in and I'll be going on a trip in 2 weeks. I'll give a proper verdict then. Last time I went on a trip, the rear tyres hadn't worn in and the car felt like it was over steering while cornering at very high speed.

Never had a problem with sidewalls. Did go through some tough terrain. The roads in my area are completely dug up. No scratches are observed.

Wet grip is confidence inspiring in the city. Haven't tried it on the highway while raining.

Hope this helps.

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Haven't tried it on the highway while raining.
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Got a chance to drive it on a wet highway.

Confidence levels are definitely on the higher side. Never felt like slowing down at all! My dad was asking me to slow down as I was driving faster than usual on wet! Did take a slightly sharp left hander at 120 kmph. No issues with grip at all other than taking sharp turns on certain glossy sections- felt a wee bit skittish! I usually wouldn't dare to try such things on the previous Goodyear/Apollo.

Definitely satisfied! A great option for stock size! Fulfils all my needs as a regular road user, may not work as desired on the track though- I guess track users know where they need to look at!
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I am planning to replace my 25k kms stock Apollo Acceleres with Bridgestone Turanza ER300 in same size. What is the approximate buyback price for existing ones?

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I am planning to replace my 25k kms stock Apollo Acceleres with Bridgestone Turanza ER300 in same size. What is the approximate buyback price for existing ones?
200 bucks per tire if the dealer is generous enough.
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200 bucks per tire if the dealer is generous enough.
Really? That bad, huh!

Then the buy back price will not be a factor in deciding the dealer. I will probably visit the closest Bridgestone Select shop and get it exchanged.
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Finally got my Vento stock Apollo Acceleres replaced with Bridgestone Turanza ER300 yesterday. My main reason for change was one damaged tyre. Rode about 20kms on Bangalore roads today. Tyre noise seems to have reduced and cushioning is slightly better. Hopefully the puncture incidences would reduce. Got to say that the stock tyres were also decent.
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Hi All,
My car is 2010 Dec make 1.6 TDI Vento and have done 82K till now. Since the start i have been driving Yoko S-Drive 205/55/15 with older stiff stock suspension. So its also OK to say that i do not know how this car will behave with any other tyre size or brand and any other suspension setup.

I am about to exhaust my second set of tyres. Actually there is still 5-6K life left but one of the Tyre is damaged so will be changing whole set soon enough. At the same time suspension might also be reaching its age and will most likely change that too as well. Now the reason i am bit more confused is because if i choose wrong setup than i might end up with totally different car dynamics which i like or not like

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Earlier my priorities were handling, cornering performance and i must say 205/55/15 S-drive has done excellent job. I did had 2 tyres sidewall damage but both are my fault of hitting pothole with good enough speed.
However now i am not that oriented towards cornering performance and became father. Folks in family also complained about not so comfortable ride quality they have in Vento and they prefer Ciaz, I20 comfort while travelling.
So this time i want to tilt little towards comfort and not loose too much on Handling as well. I know its a trade off and i want some of both this time.

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Given that i want to go towards comfort side I am wondering if i should stick with 205 size or downgrade? I am somehow more inclined towards 195 this time.
1. Continue with Yoko S-Drive 205 profile
2. Michelin P3ST 195
3. Michelin XM2 195

Suspension
Either i will upgrade to TRW or B6. People have said that current OEM suspension are on softer side but that might just kill handling of Vento.

Please give me suggestion based on combination of tyre and suspension keeping priority in mind (Middle ground between comfort and handling+performance)
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Given that i want to go towards comfort side I am wondering if i should stick with 205 size or downgrade? I am somehow more inclined towards 195 this time.
1. Continue with Yoko S-Drive 205 profile
2. Michelin P3ST 195
3. Michelin XM2 195

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The Michelin Primacy 3ST. I used those on my TSI for 3 years and I was super happy. These are just what you need for a comfortable ride. Very quiet and offer super grip in wet and dry conditions.
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Please give me suggestion based on combination of tyre and suspension keeping priority in mind (Middle ground between comfort and handling+performance)
If you are looking for a balance between comfort and handling, the best option would be Michelin P3ST. I have used them in my Jetta and they provide a fantastic balance between ride and comfort.
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Can some one confirm what tire size do the new Ventos are coming with ?

Had been to B.U. Bhandari workshop to drop my car off for servicing today, and they were offering me GoodYear 185/60/R15 as a replacement for my 45k run tires, saying this size is what VW has recommended & certified for all Ventos and Polos ( btw, the SA was literally pushing for it )

I think the 2015 Vento came with 195 section tires. Since I had changed the tires from MRFs to a little wider (205/55/R15) Yokohama on the day of delivery (2.5yrs back), I don't remember exactly.

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Can some one confirm what tire size do the new Ventos are coming with ?
I got this from the car's online brochure. It is 185/60 15 for the HL.
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Spent some more time thinking on this and now I am sure that I will not be going for 205 tyres. I have done around 83k driving on s-drive in 205/55/R15 so this time I do want some change. S-drive had served me well and had amazing cornering ability, grip, stability.

But recently we are expecting kid so I am no longer going to drive which need S-drive and going for comfort. Will also be driving relatively slow

So after going through polo, vento, rapid thread I think popolular size and rubber are
195/60/15 p3st
195/60/15 xm2
185/60/15 xm2
185/60/15 turenza 300

On 195/60 I think some folks had concern of high side wall leading to some flex or blob like ride so should I just go for 185 with good rubber to achieve comfort oriented ride?

Thanks in advance

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Also heard good things about yoko earth 1 for them being all rounder having good side wall.

So adding it to my earlier list of 4 selections.

185/60/15 yoko earth 1
195/60/15 yoko earth 1

In my earlier 83k drive I have used 11 sdrive tyres instead of 8 due to sidewall issue. 2 were my fault and 1 tyre got sidewall cut due to pothhol.
So my another worry with michellene is these potholes which I have in area. That is why on Earth 1 is also in shortlist for being average in comfort and handling and giving piece of mind on bad roads.

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So after going through polo, vento, rapid thread I think popolular size and rubber are
195/60/15 p3st
195/60/15 xm2
185/60/15 xm2
185/60/15 turenza 300

On 195/60 I think some folks had concern of high side wall leading to some flex or blob like ride so should I just go for 185 with good rubber to achieve comfort oriented ride? Thanks in advance
I currently use Michelin 195/60 R15 P3 ST and am quite satisfied with it. To me the higher sidewall means more comfort because there is more material to adsorb shock. To those who like to corner hard it may be a negative attribute due to more flex.
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