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Old 19th June 2023, 22:35   #436
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Re: Ford Ecosport : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

My 2018 ES tdci is reaching 44000 kms and I am planning to change the current Goodyear tires. I would prefer the stock specs - 205/60 r16. I am in a confused situation as I got to know from few knowledgeable friends that Continental UC6 is overrated. One strong contender that I read in our forum threads as well as from others is MRF Perfinza. So, I wanted to run this by all here, what is your experience and which tires would you suggest ?.

1) Michelins - I had used XM2's in my Ritz and I just liked it. Not sure if I would go for this due to high price and low availability factor.
2) Continental UC6 - I had this in mind, but as mentioned above hearing that its not worth the premium money.
3) Apollo Vredestein - Two colleagues are using these tires and they are completely satisfied.
4) MRF Perfinza - Hearing lots of good things about this tire in our forum threads. Anybody using in ES please share your thoughts.
5) Yoko's / Bridgestone's / Ceat's and others - I am not looking for very hard compound tires but medium hardness is good for me.
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Old 19th June 2023, 23:03   #437
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Re: Ford Ecosport : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

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1) Michelins - I had used XM2's in my Ritz and I just liked it. Not sure if I would go for this due to high price and low availability factor.
2) Continental UC6 - I had this in mind, but as mentioned above hearing that its not worth the premium money.
3) Apollo Vredestein - Two colleagues are using these tires and they are completely satisfied.
4) MRF Perfinza - Hearing lots of good things about this tire in our forum threads. Anybody using in ES please share your thoughts.
5) Yoko's / Bridgestone's / Ceat's and others - I am not looking for very hard compound tires but medium hardness is good for me.
MRF Perfinza is the pick from all these. I just got them fitted on a friends' Ecosport last week and he is very happy.

Also 2nd pick would be the Yoko BlueEarth AE51 tyres.

Don't upsize and keep the stock 205/60R16.
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Old 6th July 2023, 17:47   #438
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Re: Ford Ecosport : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Hello All,

I have a low-mileage 2016 titanium, done only 16K. On a recent long trip felt the cabin noise is too much on the highway, during the last service when I discussed it with the service advisor he told because of the low running the tyres have become hard and developed cracks. Not immediate but he suggested changing the tyres within a year.

Need help in deciding the best tyres, primary concern is noise and ride quality. Suggestions Please!

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Posting it here as well since I couldn't get any recommendations on the dedicated tyre thread!

Need help in deciding the best tyres, primary concern is noise and ride quality. Suggestions Please!
You have not specified which Model you have. Going by Titanium it could be either Endeavour, Ecosport or perhaps Figo. Irrespective, given your super-low running, you may choose the same brand and size that came with the car as long as that is available in the market. If not, look for other brands of same size and load ratings. If still in doubt, please post specific details and many of us would be happy to guide.

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Apologies missed the details forgot it's the Ford thread, not the Ecosport thread. Am looking to change tyres on a 2016 Ecosport Titanium Automatic. Something with a smoother ride, less cabin noise, and good traction especially during rain.

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You have not specified which Model you have. Going by Titanium it could be either Endeavour, Ecosport or perhaps Figo. Irrespective, given your super-low running, you may choose the same brand and size that came with the car as long as that is available in the market. If not, look for other brands of same size and load ratings. If still in doubt, please post specific details and many of us would be happy to guide.

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Re: Ford Ecosport : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

After all the comparisons, I have changed all 5 tires of my ES to MRF Perfinza's (205/60 r16). Thank you @Vid6639 for the suggestion. Initial impressions are excellent in terms of road grip and noise, but I will wait for them to complete at least 5k kms to write a review.
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Re: Ford Ecosport : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Hi everyone, I have recently changed all 5 tyres of my Ecosport from Goodyear Assurance (205/ 60 R16) to MRF Perfinza (205/ 60 R16). The total cost for the same was Rs. 35,200 (Rs. 7,000*5 tyres + Rs. 1,200 for WA/WB - Rs. 1000 for the old tyres). The tyres had varied manufacturing dates. 2 of them were 2823 while the rest were 0823 and 1223. I am going to proceed with 5 wheel rotation from here on out. The initial impression are as follows:

1. Stability- I cannot emphasize in words how big this change, atleast for me, was. The previous Assurance did not inspire any confidence at high speeds (100km/hr +) and in some cases I would deliberately keep the car as under 80 because how under-confident I felt. The Perfinza as extremely stable at high speeds and its just amazing.

2. Road Noise- Road Noise is something which I know and used to hear but never troubled me so this is not as much as dealbreaker as I can live with it easily but again when compared to the Assurance, the road noise is near half. I know its important for some people so that is why I am stating it.

Thank you and hope it helps.
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Re: Ford Ecosport : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Hello. Looking forward to change my 2016 ES tires. Currently its running on Bridgestone Potenza G3. Its been almost 50K kms on these tires. Any best suggestions please?
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Re: Ford Ecosport : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Hi Folks, Could someone clarify on the following, please.

1. What is the rim width of the facelift Ecosport (2018) Titanium - with the 16 inch alloy wheels.

2. What is the difference between Yokohama Blue Earth's models RV02 vs AE51 and which one is better.

Thanks!
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Ford Ecosport R17 wheel alignment retailers?

Fellow BHPians,

I would like to seek your help especially from BHpians from Hyderabad on Ecosport Signature R17 wheel alignment retailers in Hyderabad. I believe R17 wheel alignment angles Caster, Camber and Toe are different from rest of the models because I can feel the difference when it was tuned to R16 model. I used to correct it for every 4K kms in nearby retailer who has Hunter wheel alignment machine with R17 specification updated but this shop moved out of Hyd since then itís hard to find another shop with R17 specification either in Hunter or Hoffman machine and retailers were reluctant to acknowledge the issue or to download updated specifications from manufacturers, they were saying it costs a bomb to update the software for new specifications.

I think fellow BHPians who owns Ecosportís with R17 model can feel me the way I felt.

I would like to know if anyone knew retailers in Hyderabad especially near Madhapur, Hi-Tec city who has or does wheel alignment for R17 wheels with manufacturer specifications.

Beyond gratitude,
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Re: Ford Ecosport : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

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Hi Folks, Could someone clarify on the following, please.

1. What is the rim width of the facelift Ecosport (2018) Titanium - with the 16 inch alloy wheels.

2. What is the difference between Yokohama Blue Earth's models RV02 vs AE51 and which one is better.

Thanks!
The size of the wheel for Ecosport R16 is 205/60.
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