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Old 15th June 2018, 17:56   #1
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Default Tata Nexon : Tyre & Wheel upgrade thread

Hello All,

I am a soon to be owner of the Tata Nexon, XZA+ (R16, 215/60) and couldn't find any thread on the Tyre / Wheel upgrade, hence creating one for the benefit of all owners.

Quote from Official Review Thread.

"Snazzy 16 black and silver machine cut alloy wheels shod with 215/60 Goodyear Excellence tyres fill up the wheel wells. It's so nice to see a well-tyred car. 4 lugnut wheels versus the Vitara Brezza's 5. Lower variants also get 16" rims, but in the 195/60 size".

"Flared wheel arches stick out a long way. Thankfully, the wheel-tyre combination does a fair job in filling them up:"

"The 215/60 R16 Goodyear Excellence tyres provide fair grip levels. The Nexon holds onto its line well and doesn't understeer easily."

Pic from the official review thread.
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Also relevant threads I could find on R16, 215/60 Goodyear excellence tyres.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...-feedback.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...de-thread.html

As noted in official review, the car does not seem under tired. However above threads have given neutral to negative feedback about Goodyear Excellence. Looking for Tyres upgrade options. My usage is mixed between good and bad roads, paved , unpaved, city and village roads. No chance of off-roading however our roads are pretty challenging courses themselves

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Update :

Based on what I read through in a couple of other threads, primacy 3 ST seemed to be a good alternative to the Good Year Excellence Stock tyres.. However, I called up a famous Tyre Dealer and he quoted Rs 9.5K per tyre and only Rs 3K Exchange for the Good Year Excellence.. So almost 6.5K extra per tyre.

Experts, please let me know if its worth it.. Am I better off running stock tires for 30K Kms and then changing with close to Zero buy back or exchanging right now ?

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please let me know if its worth it.. Am I better off running stock tires for 30K Kms and then changing with close to Zero buy back or exchanging right now ?
Try other shops, the buy back value isn't worth. In case you have not taken delivery, ask the dealership to take away the tires and compensate you in some form which should be win win. Big ASC's usually stock tires and they charge a premium for OE [brand] from customers [case in point Toyota ASC's for the Dunlop tires for Fortuner]

I will recommend the Yokohama Geolanders/Michelin Primacy SUV or Continental Cross Contact AT's.

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Based on what I read through in a couple of other threads, primacy 3 ST seemed to be a good alternative to the Good Year Excellence Stock tyres.. However, I called up a famous Tyre Dealer and he quoted Rs 9.5K per tyre and only Rs 3K Exchange for the Good Year Excellence.. So almost 6.5K extra per tyre.
The Primacy 3 ST tyres are far better, but is the upgrade worth 25 grand more? I don't think so.

Try shopping around and see if you get a better exchange for your old tyres. If yes, swap. If not, use them till 30,000 - 35,000 km and then upgrade.

One reason for you getting such a low price is there aren't many cars which have a 215/60 R16 size. So it will be slow moving inventory at the dealer level.

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I will recommend the Yokohama Geolanders/Michelin Primacy SUV or Continental Cross Contact AT's.
I wouldn't. Why give all-terrain tyres to a car which is in effect a raised hatchback meant primarily for on-road driving?
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One reason for you getting such a low price is there aren't many cars which have a 215/60 R16 size. So it will be slow moving inventory at the dealer level.

I wouldn't. Why give all-terrain tyres to a car which is in effect a raised hatchback meant primarily for on-road driving?
Precisely why I was recommending AT's as there are few HT tires in that size, while Yokohama and Continental might be a bit too hardcore, Primacy SUV is a very good compromise IMHO.

And if anyone asks, I recommend AT or heck, MT's. Jeep genes you see

Though yeah, something from Michelin is good if one gets a good buy back.
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Hi.

Nexon stock tyres are 215/60/R16. Are there negatives of using 215/65/R16 ? I love the tread pattern of conti cross contact AT and good year wrangler AT.

Thoughts please
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Hi.

Nexon stock tyres are 215/60/R16. Are there negatives of using 215/65/R16 ? I love the tread pattern of conti cross contact AT and good year wrangler AT.

Thoughts please
Difference in rolling radius is around 3%. Also the Nexon wheel arches are commodious enough to take this slightly higher aspect ratio. The speedometer will under read a bit, if the Vehicle Speed Sensor is not recalibrated, ditto the odo readings.
Actually the stock Nexon tyres are below average, specially the Goodyears. With its good ground clearance and for the diesel Nexon, the pleasing torque levels, a good set of AT tyres may make take the Nexon pretty further off road before giving up.
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