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Old 25th June 2019, 09:01   #271
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After 5.5 years of stock Goodyears, finally the time had come to get her some new shoes. A sudden rise in the frequency of punctures and some cracks on the tyres meant it was time.

Also, got the AC gas refill based on Vid's post earlier.
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Hi, can you share the cost for these ?

I am enjoying the new Tyre's on my ecosport, the cornering and braking is improved drastically specially in the wet condition, road noise is very very minimal.

Did you notice any difference in pickup ?
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Old 25th June 2019, 11:53   #272
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After 5.5 years of stock Goodyears, finally the time had come..
Kindly share cost of new tires if you donít mind.

Also, the Goodyears seem to have quite a bit of tread depth left. Whatís the mileage you did on them?

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Old 25th June 2019, 13:21   #273
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Rs 7,750 including GST per piece that includes new Valves and Michelin Paddock club membership.
Plus 20% Discount on Wheel Alignment and Roadforce Balancing.
AC Gas Refill costed Rs 1500 + 18% GST.
And a Michelin USPA Laptop Backpack as free gift.

Goodyears had not run much, just 32000 KMs, I could feel the brittleness and lack of grip at corners. Please see my earlier post on the side-wall cracks - https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-...ml#post4490276 (Ford Ecosport : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread)

And 5 punctures in the last few weeks sealed the deal for me.
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Old 26th June 2019, 17:38   #274
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Rs 7,750 including GST per piece
Was looking at Yokohama Earth 1, comes to around 6500/- apiece. Was wondering if the Michelin P4ST is worth the premium?
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Old 9th July 2019, 18:49   #275
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Has anyone tried 205/65/R15 tyres on the Ecosport? If yes, please share about the effect on ride quality and handling? I am considering downgrading to 15 inch wheels/tyres on my Ecosport Titanium to improve the ride quality.
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Old 22nd July 2019, 00:48   #276
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My August 2014 Ecosport came with MRF ZV2K tyres which the whole community loves to bash. I really wanted to swap the car with a goodyear model but didn't find any other option in godown during PDI. Didn't want to spend more on new set of tyres either. However i had no complains after using them. Sure they were a bit noisy than premium brands and grip levels are not as good as tyres costing 50% more, but they seemed to be immune to punctures. Made in india tyres for indian conditions. I always did alignment balancing every 10K km and did 5 tyre rotation. They lasted me almost 5 years with over 68K km on odo.

Finally the time had come to replace the aging ZV2K. I really wanted to buy a rugged AT tyre, but unfortunately no options are available in stock size. Didn't want to upsize or change alloy size either. So decided to go for the most premium HT tyre available for this size. The choice was pretty easy. Its none other than the newly launched Michelin Primacy 4ST

I will like to thank Bhpian ShubhamGhute for helping me find such a good deal ! Here is my buying experience:
  1. Tyre size for Ecosport Titanium 2014 is 205/60/R16.
  2. Decided to change all 5 tyres as they reached end of life. (5 years & 5 tyre rotation)
  3. Deal finalized for Rs 6800 per tyre.
  4. Extra Rs 500 charge for alignment, balancing, new valves & nitrogen filling for all 5 tyres.
  5. Got fresh stock having manufacturing date of 1319 which translates to April 2019. Less than 3-4 months old !
  6. Was worried about buying softer tyres like Michelin. However after relocating to Pune, my car will see more highway tarmac than broken Himalayan terrain so decided to opt for it.
  7. The speed rating of this tyre is V (240KMPH) vs H (210KMPH) for MRF while the load index remins same at 92. (630KG)
  8. Used sticky weights for alloys during balancing as per my request.
  9. Got alignment report after the work is done. Topped up nitrogen in all 5 tyres.
  10. They ran out of gift items so gave me a sipper which comes with two wheeler tyres.
  11. The staff was courteous and store manager was attentive.
  12. 3 years warranty on manufacturing defects only. Doesn't cover physical damage like sidewall cut.

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Removing old tyres
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Old tyres
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New set of tyres
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Alignment & Balancing in progress
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Spare wheel sporting Michelin
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Wheel with new tyre
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Manufacturing date: 1319
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Tread wear indicator. Notice the Michelin branding
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Old tyre
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Sipper bottle gift
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Here is my experience after using them for a month & over 500KM:
  • The first thing which is noticeable is how silent they are compared to MRFs. The ST badging is there for a purpose !
  • Grip levels are super good, can feel more so as i jumped directly from a 5yr old 68k run tyre.
  • No puncture issues or anything even after two road trips in monsoons at ghat section.
  • Overall happy with the purchase. At 6800 each they seem to be a very reasonable buy.

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Old 22nd July 2019, 06:27   #277
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Old tyres
Good choice, but from the pic seems like the inner part of the old tire seems more worn out compared to outer. Maybe something to keep an eye out for. ( or is it the way the pic is take that makes it seem so?)
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Good choice, but from the pic seems like the inner part of the old tire seems more worn out compared to outer. Maybe something to keep an eye out for. ( or is it the way the pic is take that makes it seem so?)
Not at all ! The inner part was super clean and shiny, mostly due to the fact that tyre was never removed from alloy since it came from factory. Only 2 of 5 tyres had puncture in 5 years. No debris inside also.

Inner tyres cannot get worn out without any friction. I guess you got confused by the ribbed design which is how the inner shell is made of
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Not at all ! The inner part was super clean and shiny, mostly due to the fact that tyre was never removed from alloy since it came from factory. Only 2 of 5 tyres had puncture in 5 years. No debris inside also.

Inner tyres cannot get worn out without any friction. I guess you got confused by the ribbed design which is how the inner shell is made of
Maybe you misunderstood what i meant. I should have been clearer. The middle section of the tyre is what I meant.

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If you say it is all good, then my bad. Keep revving and wish you many happy miles on the michelins.
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Maybe you misunderstood what i meant. I should have been clearer. The middle section of the tyre is what I meant.

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If you say it is all good, then my bad. Keep revving and wish you many happy miles on the michelins.
Haha i thought you were referring to the Old Tyre image Yes tread wear is not fully uniform and from this pic it appears that. As per Ford, recommended tyre pressure for low load is 30psi overall. I ran with 32 for around 20-30k and noticed more wear on inner treads. Then i fell back to 30s. Also one outer edge is more worn than the other side due to less than perfect alignment. After 68K tyre could do few more thousand km before tread wear indicator reached its limit.

For new tyres i am keeping factory recommended pressure of 30psi although many users are recommending more. I need to check the wear pattern after 5-10K km during rotation cycle.

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My Decí16 Ecosport came with Goodyear Assurance, done 47k and tread still good for another 5-7k. But the tyres have become really noisy and not gripping well, so looking to change to Yoko Earth 1. Thing is, none of the major dealers in Cochin or Trivandrum have stock newer than Jan/Feb 2019, so not sure if I should go ahead. Appreciate any advise from forum members.
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Are there some one who is even considering Continental MC5?
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Are there some one who is even considering Continental MC5?
Too many reports of soft sidewall issues, online as well as info from dealers here in Cochin.

On a different note, I can’t find acceptably fresh stock of Earth 1’s or Primacy 4ST here in Cochin. So thinking of getting Goodyear Assurance Armorgrip from the Ford dealer. Offered at 6300/- per tyre, June 2019 stock.
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On a different note, I canít find acceptably fresh stock of Earth 1ís or Primacy 4ST here in Cochin. So thinking of getting Goodyear Assurance Armorgrip from the Ford dealer. Offered at 6300/- per tyre, June 2019 stock.
Did you consider Yokohama BluEarth ? It's a superior tyre compared to Earth 1 and there is not much difference in pricing
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Did you consider Yokohama BluEarth ?
Thanks Doc for the reply. Yes looking at BluEarth. Seems there is shortage of stock on that too. Is there any concern of sidewall weakness with BluEarth? Given itís an imported tyre?
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