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Old 7th August 2011, 19:26   #46
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Did not say the car is not stable. It is extremely stable but there is a slight floaty feeling on undulating SURFACES...a good stretch of NH4 would be quite smooth, not undulating, i would assume. The bobbing is nowhere as pronounced as on the new Verna, which is just HORRIBLE at 80 plus. I am just saying this in comparison to "stiffer" cars like the laura and the 3 series.
Yes it gives slightly floaty feeling on undulating surfaces in excess speed. Don't you guys think that it does have down force like some of the other good cars had.

The main problem in 205/55/15 size is the comfort, due to low profile. If we buy the same size as the stock tyres of a better company with same profile that still would be better. I think if you want to have comfort and handling its better to go for 195/60/15. I don't have them on my car so cant be 100 % sure. Any one having 195/60/15 on their vento can tell us how they are vis a vis stock one.
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Yes it gives slightly floaty feeling on undulating surfaces in excess speed. Don't you guys think that it does have down force like some of the other good cars had.

The main problem in 205/55/15 size is the comfort, due to low profile. If we buy the same size as the stock tyres of a better company with same profile that still would be better. I think if you want to have comfort and handling its better to go for 195/60/15. I don't have them on my car so cant be 100 % sure. Any one having 195/60/15 on their vento can tell us how they are vis a vis stock one.
205/55/15 and 185/60/15 are the same PROFILE! (well almost...205/55/15 is 1.75 mm more in radius or 0.58% MORE in circumference)
Please remember that the profile as denoted in the tyre markings is a PERCENTAGE of the the width, so 205/55 and 185/60 essentially have the same sidewall height or profile for THE SAME 15 inch wheel. Hence there should be no difference in ride quality if using similar tyres. If anything, ride quality should be 0.58% BETTER on the 205/55/15 s!!
Any difference in ride quality should then be attributed to stiffness/flex of the sidewall perhaps, which might account for what you are feeling with the yokos vs the OE apollos/jks.
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Guys, the new swift will be shod with 185/65/15 tyres. What should be the ideal upgrade . same as vento (205/55/15) or any other , any guesses friends?
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Guys, the new swift will be shod with 185/65/15 tyres. What should be the ideal upgrade . same as vento (205/55/15) or any other , any guesses friends?
195/60/15
205/60/15
215/50/16

should be good
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Guys, the new swift will be shod with 185/65/15 tyres. What should be the ideal upgrade . same as vento (205/55/15) or any other , any guesses friends?

I am using 190/60/15 bridgestone turanza, they extremely good, comfort and cornering.
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The Polo 1.6 Highline comes with the same tyres as the Vento (Apollo Acelere 185/60/15), and therefore I suppose it would be suitable to post my query here.

I'm looking for a fair combination of performance as well as ride quality (neither is more important than the other), what would be a better upgrade:

- Yoko A Drive 195/60/15
- Apollo Acelere 205/55/15
- Any other suggestion (nothing too pricey).

Do note that Yoko S Drive 205/55/15 is not available (from the company itself).

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@rtm- why do you want to go to another pair of Aceleres with the only difference being 20mm extra width? I would suggest you get 205/55R15 in Yoko or Michelin instead. From personal experience, Aceleres get noisy after about 8000 km.
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all this discussion is fine, but i have a small doubt here, has any one noticed the width of the stock alloy/rim of a vento, if so please post them.
this width is also one of the influencing factors in the upgrade of tyres, if one is going for a 195/205 size tyre on the stock alloy with Say~6J or6.5J rims there is one kind of effect with say a 7J alloy where the tyre is completely stretched the ride quality is lower and much stiffer.

so some body please post it.

edit:also please post the offset of the stock alloys it would be great info here.

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Are the pirelli p7's worth a try? What tyre pressure are you guys maintaining on the 205/55/R15s for the Vento Diesel?
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Was shopping around for some options in 205/55/R15 last weekend and surprisingly could manage to find only continental CPC2 in this specification. No yoko's/michelin's/even bridgestones. I think yoko's have only S drives in this specification, but I'm looking for more comfort and low noise, not the sporty types.

Continental CPC2 costs 6100-6400 per tyre in chennai as quoted by different tyre dealers. While, im fairly confident about CPC2 reading through the feedback from owners, still a little disappointed at the lack of options in this spec.

Any pointers guys? I dont think pirelli's are widely available yet.


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I would suggest you get 205/55R15 in Yoko or Michelin instead. From personal experience, Aceleres get noisy after about 8000 km.
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I have booked a TDi trendline and waiting for its delivery ( thru Sundaram motors). The best quote I have received so far for 205/55/15 CPC2 is Rs.5750 from XL Tyre Point - T.Nagar. No luck with Yokos. I heard that there might be some stock in 1 week. Are Yokos (S or C Drive) better than CPC2?
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This is the cheapest quote I have seen for CPC2. Tyrestore quoted 6100/tyre and BM Lal quoted 6400/Tyre.

The thing about CPC2 is that there isnt much positive feedback about it in the forum. I deferred my decision to go for it after going through the following thread -

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...tinental+tyres (Continental tyres)

Yoko's seem to be a much safer bet, however there isnt any choice available in this size. C Drive doesnt come in 205/55 and S-Drives are sporty one's and not comfort oriented.

195/60/R15 seems to be the best compromise for the moment. You get Yoko C Drives as well as Michelin Primacy LC in this spec.

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I have booked a TDi trendline and waiting for its delivery ( thru Sundaram motors). The best quote I have received so far for 205/55/15 CPC2 is Rs.5750 from XL Tyre Point - T.Nagar. No luck with Yokos. I heard that there might be some stock in 1 week. Are Yokos (S or C Drive) better than CPC2?
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Bala,

I am considering Pirelli P7 in 205 profile as well. I couldn't find much feedback on P7 in this forum (may be my search wasn't as good). Did you do some research on Pirelli P7 ? Also, there is another tyre shop that I know in Egmore where I got to hear about a Korean tyre brand named Hankook (with 205/55/15 profile). Any thoughts ?

One thing is common - which ever tyre shop you talk to seem to be persuading for a 195/60/15 upgrade (PLC or C-Drive). Not sure if this upgrade will work well (is that a wise compromise to make?) .
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This is also one of the reason I am still running on stock. Upgrade to 195 does not make much sense. Offcourse better rubbers help but since mine was shot with appolo, I did not bother. But next time I am going to upgrade to 205/55 Yoko S drives.

I think I need to improve the braking a bit more.
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This is also one of the reason I am still running on stock. Upgrade to 195 does not make much sense. Offcourse better rubbers help but since mine was shot with appolo, I did not bother. But next time I am going to upgrade to 205/55 Yoko S drives.

I think I need to improve the braking a bit more.
Unfortunately I cannot leave it at that as I am purchasing the Trendline model which has 175/70/14". Upgrade is a must for me (more so due to the lack of ABS). Choices so far:

185/60/15" - Good Year and Bridgestone
195/60/15" - PLC or C-Drive (not the recommended upgrade)
205/55/15" - CPC2, Pirelli P7, Yoko S-Drive (not available anywhere due to ISI certification issues I heard), Hankook (Korean brand, unknown)

One thing is certain - 14" Steel rims to 15" Alloys. Tyres are the confusion.
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