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Old 8th March 2020, 20:52   #301
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There was cut on the side wall. The next weekend we had a trip to Kerala (around 600kms) thats when I realized that although my car has only 17,000 on the odometer, the tyres were old. I changed from 6 year old Goodyear OEM tyres to Yoko Earth 1.
Hi twinblades,
Good that you changed the tyres in time. Indeed Yoko Earth 1 are good tyres and last long.
My i10 has run around 45k kms already, on Earth 1s and still can go for another 15k KMs easily. And my father's ertiga too is running on Earth 1s

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After going through thread, I felt this would be most VFM option.
Couple of observations – 1) the noise is less compared to the OEM tyres. 2) The steering seems to br stiffer (more feedback) when compared to OEM tyres. i got it changed for Rs7000 per tyre.
My observations too are almost same, for Earth 1s.


By any chance did you consider Yoko Blue Earth's during your research?
Since price difference is not much between Earth1s and Blue Earth.
If so, any specific reason to choose Earth1 over Blue Earth?

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Default Ecosport S (1.5 TDCI) R17 Tyre Upgrade ?

I have one year old Ecosport S (1.5 TDCI) with Bridgestone Ecopia 205/50/R17 tyres. Yesterday, I had a cut on the tyre wall (I think its mostly my fault, I did not see the kerb which had a pointed stone). I have replaced the cut tyre with the spare one. All 4 tyres had run 17k kms. (rotated twice).

I want to move away from Ecopias (they have a bit of road noise). But, want to do that after they have run approx 30k Kms. Also, from the forum, I have heard about upgrading it to 215/55/R17. I have few questions and I need some advice :
  • Should I buy a single tyre (probably Michelin/Yokohama with 205/50/R17) and later when all the Ecopias are exhausted, should I go ahead with 4 Michelins/Yokohama?
  • Should I buy a pair of tyres (probably Michelin/Yokohama with 205/50/R17) wherein, front two are of Michelin and rear ones Ecopia. Then I can place the remaining Ecopia as spare (Back to its original place)?
  • Should I upgrade the tyre during the process (move to probably 215/55/R17 or similar). Can you guys suggest?
PS: I did check the Ecopias; batch numbers. These were not the ones with tyre bugle issue. But, still I think their side walls are weak.

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Old 23rd June 2020, 15:27   #303
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All 4 tyres had run 17k kms. (rotated twice).

I wanted to move away from Ecopia's (they have a bit of road noise). But, wanted to do that after they run approx around 30k Kms. Also, from the forum, I have heard about upgrading it to 215/55/R17. I have few questions for which I need some advice :
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  • Should I buy a single tire (probably Michelin/Yokohama with 205/50/R17) and later when all the Ecopia's run there KM's then buy 4 Michelins/Yokohama
I would suggest you do this. Buy one MRF type VFM tire and keep it only as a spare. Since you plan to change your tires after 13k more kms, buy 4 tires of your choice then. This would ensure you have 4 tires of same manufacturing date.
Also, if you are planning on up-sizing, buy that size spare now and use it only as spare (during punctures, etc) and change back to using the Ecopia's, as soon as the puncture is fixed. So the size difference will not effect much.
Leave this VFM spare in the trunk and keep rotating the new four tires after you buy them. This will ensure even wear of the new tires, after you buy them.
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Old 23rd June 2020, 16:27   #304
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I have replaced the cut tyre with the spare one. All 4 tyres had run 17k kms. (rotated twice).
I wanted to move away from Ecopia's (they have a bit of road noise). But, wanted to do that after they run approx around 30k Kms.
Hi Shashi,
17k kms on a tyre, is way too less, to go ahead with the tyre change.

As per your earlier plan, its better if you change the tyres after they cross 30k kms (or still better, when it crosses 40k kms) .
(In current age, most of the stock tyres are capable of lasting atleast 40-45k kms)

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Should I buy a single tyre (probably Michelin/Yokohama with 205/50/R17) and later when all the Ecopia's run there KM's then buy 4 Michelins/Yokohama

Yes, this is the best option.
U can go ahead with a single tyre of Michelin or Yokohama now (use it as a spare) and a similar, set of 4 tyres at a later point of time.

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Should I buy a two tyres (probably Michelin/Yokohama with 205/50/R17) wherin, front two are of Michelin and Back ones Ecopia. Then I can place the remaining Ecopia as spare (Back to its original place)
If you change only 2 tyres now, the brand, thread pattern, tyre age will mismatch with front and back.

In my personal opinion,
Its always a better and safe option, to have all the 4 tyres with same brand, thread pattern and age.

Also, if you replace only 2 Ecopias with 2 Michelin or Yokohama now, then you will be able to make use of only 1 Ecopia as spare and the other tyre will become waste.

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Should I upgrade the tyre during the process (move to probably 215/55/R17 or similar). Can you guys suggest ?
I am not pretty sure on the proper upgradable size for Ecosport.
Other experienced members can suggest you better.

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I did check the Ecopia's batch numbers. These were not the ones with tyre bugle issue stock. But, still I think their side walls are weak.
Yes, can understand that you are not satisfied with the Ecopia, due to it's road noise and weak side walls.
But, changing/upgrading all the tyres now, at just 17k kms , doesn't make financial sense.
Since you might have to spend upwards of 30k for new 17 inch tyres.

Also, you won't be able to fetch a good buyback value for your current 17k run tyres.

My opinion is, if we plan to do a tyre change, then it has to be as soon as the car is delivered or once the first set of tyres are completely utilised.

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Above pointers are just my personal view.
If financial aspect is not a problem, then you can surely go ahead and change/upgrade the tyres to Michelin or Yokohama.
You surely won't go wrong with either of them.

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Hi,

A humble request that anyone looking to replace their 17" alloys for some aftermarket wheels, I'd like to buy the stock 17" for my Figo. Will match the market price for the same.

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Hi,

Have run 40k on my ecosport with stock size (205/60R16) Michelin P3ST. The tire will go for another 20-30k with the tread left.

My query is with respect to sidewall upsize. I am looking at 205/65R16 for my next tire upgrade. This extra 5% aspect ratio makes the tire 3% larger in circumference; and will possibly help in better ride quality for the ecosport at low speeds.

Anyone used this size? Any possible downfalls? Kindly share your feedback.
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