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Old 14th January 2017, 14:26   #106
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I recently punctured 2 of my tires side walls and rendered them useless. The tyres are 195/65 Turanza T 001 and have done approx. 23k km. My dilemma is should I go in for the same tyres I.e. Turanza T001 or change to Earth 1. I would like to replace both of the tires at least.
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I recently punctured 2 of my tires side walls and rendered them useless. The tyres are 195/65 Turanza T 001 and have done approx. 23k km. My dilemma is should I go in for the same tyres I.e. Turanza T001 or change to Earth 1. I would like to replace both of the tires at least.
Stay with Turanza if you are happy with its performance, or else change. It doesn't make any difference. But make sure you put them on one side, either front or back. One set in front and one in back.
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Got my Corolla new shoes for all wheels
Michelin PS3 with stock profile 195-65-15. Earlier were Turanza. PS3 feels better in terms of grip and ride has become more silent. I'm lovin' it
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Confused with which tyre to be changed for my 7 year old Corolla Altis. Spare tyre is brand new, luckily no punctures yet. Car has done 38k. Tyre Size 195/65/15

Question : Should I change all 4 or change only 3 and use the spare tyre. Current set is BS Turanza ER300, happy with these. Any better suggestions, looking for comfort and low noise. Not planning to upsize, mostly city driving of less than 20kms daily.

Tyres in mind - Price in Pune

1. BS Turanza ER300 - 5800
2. Yokohama Earth 1 - Not checked
3. Conti MC5 - 5400
4. Goodyear Assurance Triplemax - 5200

Saw adv in today's TOI newspaper for Firestone FR500, how about these ?
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Confused with which tyre to be changed for my 7 year old Corolla Altis. Spare tyre is brand new, luckily no punctures yet. Car has done 38k. Tyre Size 195/65/15
Would not suggest you to use the spare tyre which is 7 years old. But if your usage is only city then it may not matter. If you are retaining the spare tyre then go with the same matching tyres, and you are already happy with them.

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Confused with which tyre to be changed for my 7 year old Corolla Altis. Spare tyre is brand new, luckily no punctures yet. Car has done 38k. Tyre Size 195/65/15

Question : Should I change all 4 or change only 3 and use the spare tyre. Current set is BS Turanza ER300, happy with these. Any better suggestions, looking for comfort and low noise. Not planning to upsize, mostly city driving of less than 20kms daily.

Tyres in mind - Price in Pune

1. BS Turanza ER300 - 5800
2. Yokohama Earth 1 - Not checked
3. Conti MC5 - 5400
4. Goodyear Assurance Triplemax - 5200

Saw adv in today's TOI newspaper for Firestone FR500, how about these ?
7 year old tires would have become hard, so I won't suggest you using that. Keep it as spare only.

I replaced my stock tires of Corolla 1.5 yr back and have done 22k, I can vouch for these tires. They are good to for another 15k kms.

But if I have to change the tires today, I will definitely go for MC5, as I have heard quite a lot of good reviews and ride quality is supposed to be very good.

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7 year old tires would have become hard, so I won't suggest you using that. Keep it as spare only.

I replaced my stock tires of Corolla 1.5 yr back and have done 22k, I can vouch for these tires. They are good to for another 15k kms.

But if I have to change the tires today, I will definitely go for MC5, as I have heard quite a lot of good reviews and ride quality is supposed to be very good.

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Which tyre, how about the riding comfort and dry/wet braking performance ?

Thanks a lot for MC5 suggestion
Hope the prices I have mentioned are reasonable for this tyre.
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Which tyre, how about the riding comfort and dry/wet braking performance ?

Thanks a lot for MC5 suggestion
Hope the prices I have mentioned are reasonable for this tyre.
Oh sorry, missed to mention the tires. I am on Earth 1s now. They are most VFM tires in their prices and I have been told my many people that MC5s are much better in all aspects. I had paid 4.5k per tyre of Earth 1, 1.5 years back, so 5400 for MC5 seems OK.

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Confused with which tyre to be changed for my 7 year old Corolla Altis. Spare tyre is brand new, luckily no punctures yet. Car has done 38k. Tyre Size 195/65/15
3 months back I replaced 4 tyres and choose Michelin Primacy 3ST. These are super silent and have good grip over dry/wet surface. Was running on Turanza earlier but P3ST are better than those.

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Hi,

I have a 2009 Altis 1.8G Petrol and my rear tires are close to end of life. The car is running on Bridgestone Turanza.

My front has another 10K kms life left. Which tire brand and make should I choose? Also, would moving to 205 help compared to the stock 195s? I feel that the road noise is high and would prefer more silent tires without compromising on stability.

Also, should I change both front and rear or only change the rear? Or should I move the front tires to rear and fit 2 new ones in the front?
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I went to Tyre empire in Old airport road, Bangalore today. Got my 195/65/R15 Turanzas exchanged for new Earth 1 205/65/R15s. Cost me about 5650 per tyre incl of GST and about 1.9K for wheel alignment, balancing etc. Total 24K - 22k for tyres and 2K for alignment etc.

Also had a friend with a Zest change from his 185/60/R15 to Earth 1 195/60/R15 alongside me today, he got them for about 5100 per tire.

Does this sound about right? Amazon had Earth1 at 5900 per tire for my stock 195/65/R15 size and hence felt this place is reasonable.

I also evaluated Michelin XM2, Michelin Primacy 3ST. However, XM2 seemed the same as Earth1 so discarded it due to it being pricier by 500 per tyre. 3ST was quoted at 6500 per tyre approx and hence didn't choose the same. 3ST also wasn't available in 205, only 195 is available according to the dealer. Felt like choosing 205 over the current 195 due to the lack of roads in some stretches and the really tall speed breakers. I scrape once in 20 times in these sections, hope I wouldn't anymore with the increase in GC now.

My GC increase should be about 13mm according to the below calculation:

195 X 0.65 = 126.75 mm
205 X 0.65 = 133.25
Difference on one side = 133.25 - 126.75 = 6.5 mm
Doubling it since the increase will be twice across the diameter of the wheel = 13mm or about 1.3cms.

The staff were courteous and explained the process of aligning, balancing and how the machine detects and visualises the same.

On the ride back home, felt the vehicle was able to handle medium potholes and speed breakers with ease. However, stretches with very bad roads felt stiffer and steering also felt heavier at slower speeds compared to previously.

There are some 90 degree corners which I take at 40-50 kmph due to the Altis wobbling side by side, today also felt the same. No improvement nor any regression either.
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My GC increase should be about 13mm according to the below calculation:

195 X 0.65 = 126.75 mm
205 X 0.65 = 133.25
Difference on one side = 133.25 - 126.75 = 6.5 mm
Doubling it since the increase will be twice across the diameter of the wheel = 13mm or about 1.3cms.
Nope.
GC impact will be 6.5mm (or little lesser) only.

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On the ride back home, felt the vehicle was able to handle medium potholes and speed breakers with ease. However, stretches with very bad roads felt stiffer and steering also felt heavier at slower speeds compared to previously.

There are some 90 degree corners which I take at 40-50 kmph due to the Altis wobbling side by side, today also felt the same. No improvement nor any regression either.
Heavier steering is because of the increase in section width.
Ride should improve marginally with little compromise on handling (or sometimes nil) due to increase in side wall height.

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Hello Everyone

What tyres would you recommend for road trips (long ones)? I have a Corolla Altis Deisel.
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What tyres would you recommend for road trips (long ones)? I have a Corolla Altis Deisel.
I had the P3STs in stock size (195/65/R15), costed 7.2 K apiece in mid-2017. The experience was perfect (no road noise, very good dry and wet grip levels and ride comfort), both from long distance runs and commutes. For the 22K kms I had the car, majority of the distance was on the highway (approx 15K-7K would be the split) and has seen some abusive roads in its stint.
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What tyres would you recommend for road trips (long ones)? I have a Corolla Altis Deisel.
Michelin P3ST or the latest P4ST. I have the stock size P3STs on my car. Very good for comfort, low noise when touring. Awesome grip even in wet weather.
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