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Old 5th March 2018, 19:22   #136
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Here is a comparision between the two sizes.

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There are two issues with 205/60/R16.

First, there is a 3.2% error in circumference. This will result in the same error in speedometer and odometer. For example, when you are doing 100kph, the MID will show 96.8kph. Also when you have actually covered 100kms, the odometer will show 96.8km.

Second, there is a 9.1% increase in sidewall height. Though this will increase the ground clearance and comfort, this will also result in higher sidewall flex which will adversely affect handling. Jetta is an excellent handler in corners. The increased sidewall thickness will affect this cornering ability.

If comfort is your main criteria, then it may be ok to go with 205/60, but if handling is important to you, you should totally avoid 205/60. I am not sure if there are any other advantages/disadvantages due to the increased sidewall.

My opinion is 3.2% increase in circumference is too much and you should stick to 205/55/R16.
Valid points as above. But 205/60R16 will improve the ride comfort of the Jetta greatly, this is due to the higher sidewall flexing length available (hence better cushioning). On the flip side, I expect the fuel consumption to increase somewhat. If ride comfort is important , you can go in for this . But if performance and handling is important, definitely do not go for this change.
If you do fit the 60series tyres, I would look to your feedback. I may be try the same change in my Jetta to improve the ride of my Jetta.
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Has one tried Yokohoma Earth 1 on their jetta (205/55 R16)? Time to change my stock after 40K kms and I am getting good prices for yokohoma (7300 per tyre). The other option is michelin P3ST which costs more than 9K and conti MC5 at around 8.5K
Not a very aggressive driver. Leaning more towards comfort, less noise and less prone to punctures and driving in blore's notoriously pothole infested roads.
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Recently changed the tires on my Jetta TSI to Michellin Primacy 3 ST from Pal Tires, Mumbai. It was a satisfying experience at Pal Tires. Good rates, and prompt and professional service.

I am familiar with the P3ST as had them earlier on my Optra Magnum. Good and safe choice. Improved ride, low noise, descent grip. However, they are a bit more prone to punctures.

B.t.w. I am happy that I stuck to the original profile. Jetta has excellent handling, and I.M.H.O. an upsize would have had an adverse effect on that. Realized it during my recent long drives from Mumbai to Vizag and then around Vizag.

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Has one tried Yokohoma Earth 1 on their jetta (205/55 R16)? Time to change my stock after 40K kms and I am getting good prices for yokohoma (7300 per tyre). The other option is michelin P3ST which costs more than 9K and conti MC5 at around 8.5K
Not a very aggressive driver. Leaning more towards comfort, less noise and less prone to punctures and driving in blore's notoriously pothole infested roads.
No idea about the Earth 1 but don't forget the new MRF Perfinza which is even cheaper at around 7k/tyre.
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I need some immediate help. I will like to go for Momo revenge 17 inch alloys, and Momo/Michelin PS4 R50, 225.

QQ - In case I do decide to upgrade to R17, is 225, R50 too big a tyre size for Jetta, and thus I should stick to R45?

Else, I stick to 16 inch alloys, and then go for R50 Michelin PS4?

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Does anyone know if Michelin is still selling the PS3s in India? I've tried searching for them in Bangalore but have not yet come across a single dealer who has them in stock. Even though the A-drives on my car have some tread left, they are making a LOT of noise when speed is in excess of 100 kmph. So much so that I am not even able to have a conversation with fellow passengers without raising my voice!
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A much awaited wheel swap. Mercedes Benz A-Class 17 Inch OEM Wheels with Michelin Pilot Preceda for the humble VW Jetta TDi. The wheels have same 112 PCD, nylon hub-center rings 66.6MM - 57.1MM makes sure these stay on the hub!
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A much awaited wheel swap. Mercedes Benz A-Class 17 Inch OEM Wheels with Michelin Pilot Preceda for the humble VW Jetta TDi. The wheels have same 112 PCD, nylon hub-center rings 66.6MM - 57.1MM makes sure these stay on the hub!
That looks cool. What is the tyre size here? I tried 17" 225 R50 Michelin PS4, and it touches the tyre well when the car is fully loaded. I was hoping that it'll work - but, it didn't
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That looks cool. What is the tyre size here? I tried 17" 225 R50 Michelin PS4, and it touches the tyre well when the car is fully loaded. I was hoping that it'll work - but, it didn't
I am running on 225/45 R17, took a few rides fully loaded, nothing scraped while turning or while navigating humps. So i suggest the same tire size.
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Does anyone have any information on the MXV4’s from Michelin? My father has been to a tire dealer recently and they recommended choosing MXV4 over P3ST. Honestly this was the first time I ever heard about this model. After looking at the description from tirerack.com I am confused as it describes it exactly similar to the P3ST model.

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Hey guys,

Our recently acquired jetta is currently running on the Bridgestone B290’s, courtesy of the dealer who we got it from. The tyre has run >100 km, so it’s practically new. I got to know from the Jetta review thread that the B290’s are inferior to the stock NCT5’s. After reading about the Primacy 4ST’s, I decided to get the tyres changed as we’re getting a good deal on the bridgestones’.

We usually get Michelin’s eyes closed, but now I’m more concerned as the primacy’s are more prone to punctures compared to the continental MC5’s-which the tyre dealer is suggesting us to go with. Our main requirements are driving comfort, good grip and low tyre noise. Goes without saying, we intend to get the 205/55 R16.

What do y’all think?

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Hey guys,

Our recently acquired jetta is currently running on the Bridgestone B290ís, courtesy of the dealer who we got it from. The tyre has run >100 km, so itís practically new. I got to know from the Jetta review thread that the B290ís are inferior to the stock NCT5ís. After reading about the Primacy 4STís, I decided to get the tyres changed as weíre getting a good deal on the bridgestonesí.

We usually get Michelinís eyes closed, but now Iím more concerned as the primacyís are more prone to punctures compared to the continental MC5ís-which the tyre dealer is suggesting us to go with. Our main requirements are driving comfort, good grip and low tyre noise. Goes without saying, we intend to get the 205/55 R16.

What do yíall think?

Cheers
Get Michelin P4STs. These are the tyres which will suit your requirements the best. Using P3STs on my Jetta for the past 35,000km now and only faced a single puncture till date.

Road noise has gone up marginally but I think it's more to do with age then the Tyre itself. The Goodyears I had were unbearable at this point and had to be changed. The Michelins look good for another 10-15K km atleast.

If you want a good compromise between durability, ride quality and road noise, get the P4STs. They are even better than the P3STs as far as I reckon though they have a very similar tread pattern.
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