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Old 11th October 2017, 15:16   #226
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For those who aren't happy with the Ecosport's ride quality and want taller profile tyre there is just one option. The Goodyear Assurance Triple max in 205/65-16.

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Hello Vid and nice folks at TBHP

So what is your suggestion for someone who is looking for a tyre with following priorities:

a. Comfort, AND equally important
b. Sidewall protection (To take on the extremely bad and broken roads of Bangalore)

There is no preference for brands and any price between 5-10 K is great.

My Goodyear assuarance is close to 40K done. I think now they are not doing too well on either Comfort or Protection (getting punctured) and the grip levels on muddy / gravel infested roads is poor.
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Finally took the plunge and got my stock Goodyear replaced with Yoko Earth1. With 45k on the ODO, the thread depth on the Goodyear's were still pretty good. It was the recent spate of punchers that led me to make this change.
Too early to comment on comfort and road noise. Hope the yoko's would take the same abuse that the Goodyear took in over 4 years of ownership.

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Guys got home new Ecosport and it has come shod with 17" Apollo Alnac 4G tyres . Have read mixed reviews about it. What is the opinion of the people here. Anyone experienced the tyre ?
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Guys got home new Ecosport and it has come shod with 17" Apollo Alnac 4G tyres . Have read mixed reviews about it. What is the opinion of the people here. Anyone experienced the tyre ?
Alnac 4G tyres are very decent. It's not crap like OE tyres by few manufacturers (say JK Elanzo in old S-Cross). There are better options available in the market for sure, but I personally don't think it's a "need" to upgrade here.
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Alnac 4G tyres are very decent. It's not crap like OE tyres by few manufacturers (say JK Elanzo in old S-Cross). There are better options available in the market for sure, but I personally don't think it's a "need" to upgrade here.
From what I have heard about them, there are numerous complaints, mostly of bulging and distorting without any hit. Have seen hundreds of Baleno and Ciaz owners complaining about the same, and even the Maruti dealer at our place is fedup with these tyres. One can find some videos about the replacement on Youtube too.

They aren't as useless as the JKs, but not good either.

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I want suggestions from Ecosport users, regarding tyre upgrade in my 2015 Ecosport Titanium+, 100ps version. I had changed to Michelin P3ST’s 205 60r16, just after taking the delivery. My car has covered around 34000km, and they performed quite well, with no punctures at all, handling, braking and comfort was all good, but for the last 1-2 months, they have become quite noisy, I maintain a pressure of 34psi all around. Noise was the only reason, I changed to michelins from the stock Goodyears. I don’t know the reason but they have become noisier than the G3 potenzas, at 50000km,which i had in my Dzire.
I want to change the tyres, and interested in upgrading the size to 215 60r16, from the stock size 205 60r16, to improve the comfort. How much effect will it have on the performance, handling and fuel efficiency, I remember some bhpians had put this size on their vehicles, like ‘ecosport rules’.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...red-india.html
Should i upsize? Which brand and model should i go with. Thanks

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I want suggestions from Ecosport users, regarding tyre upgrade in my 2015 Ecosport Titanium+, 100ps version. I had changed to Michelin P3STís 205 60r16, just after taking the delivery. My car has covered around 34000km, and they performed quite well, with no punctures at all, handling, braking and comfort was all good, but for the last 1-2 months, they have become quite noisy, I maintain a pressure of 34psi all around. Noise was the only reason, I changed to michelins from the stock Goodyears. I donít know the reason but they have become noisier than the G3 potenzas, at 50000km,which i had in my Dzire.
I want to change the tyres, and interested in upgrading the size to 215 60r16, from the stock size 205 60r16, to improve the comfort. How much effect will it have on the performance, handling and fuel efficiency, I remember some bhpians had put this size on their vehicles, like Ďecosport rulesí.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...red-india.html
Should i upsize? Which brand and model should i go with. Thanks
Are you sure it is only due to the tyres? It just might be a bearing that needs to be attended to.

Very strange for the P3ST to suddenly start getting noisy. How is the wear? Can you put pics of all the tyres showing tread depth.
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Are you sure it is only due to the tyres? It just might be a bearing that needs to be attended to.

Very strange for the P3ST to suddenly start getting noisy. How is the wear? Can you put pics of all the tyres showing tread depth.
Thanks for the reply, i will try to post the pictures as soon as possible, i think it is from tyres only, i noticed that there is no or very less noise over unpaved surfaces, on recent travel to remote rural area, i noticed this. The noise is quite loud on the road, and it increases when applying brakes.
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Thanks for the reply, i will try to post the pictures as soon as possible, i think it is from tyres only, i noticed that there is no or very less noise over unpaved surfaces, on recent travel to remote rural area, i noticed this. The noise is quite loud on the road, and it increases when applying brakes.
Visited the ford asc, to rule out any source of the noise, other than the tyres, they confirmed that the bearings were okay, the sound was from the tyres only. Went to my trusted tyre showroom in Ludhiana, they confirmed that it was the tyres only, due to some pit formations in the P3ST’s, which I was not able to make out. He suggested me to go with the Yokohama blueearth, which I agreed. Tyre upsize to 215/60r16 was also suggested, but I went with the stock size of 205/60r16 only, as I did not want to put extra burden on the engine, and reduce its performance. Wheel balancing and alignment was complimentary. Covered around 250km after the change, the noise is gone, ride is smooth, handling is good, comfort level is almost the same. Overall satisfied.
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[quote=gsratta;4357988]I want suggestions from Ecosport users, regarding tyre upgrade in my 2015 Ecosport Titanium+, 100ps version.

I've covered 56000Km on stock Goodyears on my 2014 Titanium option diesel and the treads still look good for at least another 25000Km. My driving is not aggressive, I maintain 32psi all around and the handling, braking all feel good enough. May be I've got used to the tyre noise.

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Hi,

Does anyone know the offset of the OE alloys on the Titanium model?

I am condidering to go for a downsized aftermatket alloy in 15 x 6.5 J size ( 4 x 108 pcd).

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My dad's 1.5L Petrol Ecosport (Trend) has covered 45K kilometers on stock 195/65 R15 stock Goodyear tires. Must say they served their time very well (a period of four years). Now that they are worn out to a good extent, I've ordered a new set of Michelin Energy XM2s of size 205/65 R15, from Premji Tires, through Amazon.

As such, the stock tire size is adequate by all means. I am upgrading to wider 205 section tires, just for the sake of it.

Before ordering, I wrote a mail to the supplier asking for the month and year of manufacturing. Prompt reply came that they are having August 2017 manufactured tires with them. Am I good to go ? I think shelf life of 8 months is OK.

Seeking expert opinion. Thanks !

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Visited the ford asc, to rule out any source of the noise, other than the tyres, they confirmed that the bearings were okay, the sound was from the tyres only. Went to my trusted tyre showroom in Ludhiana, they confirmed that it was the tyres only, due to some pit formations in the P3ST's, which I was not able to make out. He suggested me to go with the Yokohama blueearth, which I agreed. Tyre upsize to 215/60r16 was also suggested, but I went with the stock size of 205/60r16 only, as I did not want to put extra burden on the engine, and reduce its performance. Wheel balancing and alignment was complimentary. Covered around 250km after the change, the noise is gone, ride is smooth, handling is good, comfort level is almost the same. Overall satisfied.

After covering around 1000 km on the Yokohama blueearths, i was not satisfied with the noise levels, and comfort/cushion effect, although grip and handling was ok, so again changed to Bridgestone Turanza T001, 215/60r16, ride has become silent and cushy, grip is ok, there is a negligible change in the radius. It is better than Yokohamas, pricier also.
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My dad's 1.5L Petrol Ecosport (Trend) has covered 45K kilometers on stock 195/65 R15 stock Goodyear tires. Must say they served their time very well (a period of four years). Now that they are worn out to a good extent, I've ordered a new set of Michelin Energy XM2s of size 205/65 R15, from Premji Tires, through Amazon.

As such, the stock tire size is adequate by all means. I am upgrading to wider 205 section tires, just for the sake of it.

Before ordering, I wrote a mail to the supplier asking for the month and year of manufacturing. Prompt reply came that they are having August 2017 manufactured tires with them. Am I good to go ? I think shelf life of 8 months is OK.

Seeking expert opinion. Thanks !
One question,
Will it be a problem if you go wider section in the same rim ?
Does the rim accommodate till 205?
I am planning to get an ecosport ambient only and planned to upgrade the tyres from day 1 itself.
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One question,
Will it be a problem if you go wider section in the same rim ?
Does the rim accommodate till 205?
I am planning to get an ecosport ambient only and planned to upgrade the tyres from day 1 itself.
The rim width of the Ecosport's 15" diameter wheel is 6 inches. This rim width can accommodate tires of section widths ranging from 175 mm to 205 mm. 215 mm would be an overkill, so not advised. While 185/195 mm is the ideal section width the rim can accommodate, you can very well upgrade to tires of 205 mm section, on the same rims. This range of widths is possible because of the flexible side walls of the tires.

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