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Old 3rd February 2018, 08:34   #391
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I have a City 2014 iDTECH SV which was delivered with the Good Year 175/65 R15 tyres. I have already clocked 58K kms. On my recent visit for Balancing/Alignment I was suggested by the mechanic that my tyres cannot be balanced any more as there are slight bubbles on the walls and suggested me to replace my tyres.
I went out to various vendors and found that Continental and Michelin seem to be a good option to move to, after my 3.7 years of Good year driving. Both of them looked good to me as none of them are Carbon tyres. I even plan to upgrade to 185/65 R15.
Based on experience of all of you, which ones should I move on to? Michelin or Continental? Any help really appreciated.
I finally went for Yoko Earth1 as even the owner of the tyre showroom recommended me. Though he mentioned Michelin XM2 also is a great tyre for Indian conditions, it was purely based on cost I went for Yoko Earth1. Somehow the shokeeper was not interested in selling the Continental ones and Bridgestone Ecopia was out of stock.

And the good part is I upgraded to 195/60 R15.

So here goes the cost comparison at the shop:

Yoko Earth 1: INR 5350
Continental: INR 4800
Michelin XM2 : INR 6100

So I chose Earth1 as I had experience with them earlier with my Swift.
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Any idea how the CC5's compare to the Yokohama Earth-1's? I am going change the tyres on my 5 year old A-Star and upsize from 155/80 R13's to 175/70 R13's on the stock rims. The price differential between the two tyres is less than Rs. 200. Car will mostly be driven in Bangalore city. After seeing the condition of the roads, I want a stronger tyre than the current XM2s the car is running, but don't want to compromise too much on the ride.
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Earth 1 would be the more robust tyre of the two without a doubt and should be apt for Bangalore's pothole ridden roads.
Can't comment on Yoko Earth1 as i have no experience with them but i can vouch for Conti CC5's. Have them on my Ritz for the past 25k Kms and no complaints whatsoever. No punctures till date. Had Yoko A-Drives earlier and i find Conti CC5 better.
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I finally went for Yoko Earth1.

And the good part is I upgraded to 195/60 R15.
I wonder if that was a wise decision. An upgrade from 175 to 195 has increased the weight of the tyre by at least 2.5 Kg and that dynamically corresponds to 12.5 Kg at the speed 60 Kmph and above, thus effectively your car is now heavier by 50 kg when running at 60 Kmph!!!

Pick-up, fuel efficiency and braking will suffer. Car will also need more distance to stop from 100 to 0 so be aware and keep safe distance.

Also, Yoko Earth1 is the heaviest tire in the market right now. I recently bought Continental CCC5 185/70-R14 and the weights below were taken at that time

For tyre size 185/70-R14
Michellin XM-2 7.7 kg (Single ply sidewall)
Apollo Alnac 4G 7.8 kg (Single ply sidewall)
GoodYear Duraplus 7.8 kg
Continental ccc5 7.9 kg (2 ply sidewall)
Bridgestone B250 8.0 kg (2 ply sidewall)
Bridgestone B290 8.1 kg (2 ply sidewall)
Yokohama Earth1 8.7 kg (2 ply sidewall)
Bridgestone Turanza ER60 8.64 kg (2 ply sidewall / discontinued)

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Old 11th July 2018, 13:15   #394
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Hi. I will be shortly taking delivery of a used Polo GT TSI which is running on OEM Apollo tyres, and plan to change them soon. Can someone please help me with a comparison between Continental MC5 and Michelin P3ST, which seem to be the popular options? Other options are welcome too. I am looking for inputs on tyre life, grip (dry and wet), and road noise.

PS: I plan to upsize to 195/60 R15.
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Can someone please help me with a comparison between Continental MC5 and Michelin P3ST, which seem to be the popular options? Other options are welcome too.
Your options are well described and discussed in the Vento tyre upgrade thread.
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Tyre size: 205/65R15
Have been searching for MC5, however most dealers in Pune are having CC5 in this size and no clarity whether MC5 would be made available in above size.
If I don't get MC5 soon, will have to settle for Yoko Earth1 or Michelin XM2.
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Got the Continental CC5 for my car. Hyundai Accent (175/70/r13).
Liking them so far. Have driven 700kms.

I feel that these bulge out more than the previous tyres (at the recommended 30PSi). This could increase the risk of sidewall damage.
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Got the Continental CC5 for my car. Hyundai Accent (175/70/r13).
Liking them so far. Have driven 700kms.

I feel that these bulge out more than the previous tyres (at the recommended 30PSi). This could increase the risk of sidewall damage.
They are excellent tyres. Very silent with good grip in wet and dry. Using them for the past 28K kms on our i20. And the best part is no punctures till now!
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I wonder if that was a wise decision. An upgrade from 175 to 195 has increased the weight of the tyre by at least 2.5 Kg and that dynamically corresponds to 12.5 Kg at the speed 60 Kmph and above, thus effectively your car is now heavier by 50 kg when running at 60 Kmph!!!

Pick-up, fuel efficiency and braking will suffer. Car will also need more distance to stop from 100 to 0 so be aware and keep safe distance.

Also, Yoko Earth1 is the heaviest tire in the market right now. I recently bought Continental CCC5 185/70-R14 and the weights below were taken at that time

For tyre size 185/70-R14
Michellin XM-2 7.7 kg (Single ply sidewall)
Apollo Alnac 4G 7.8 kg (Single ply sidewall)
GoodYear Duraplus 7.8 kg
Continental ccc5 7.9 kg (2 ply sidewall)
Bridgestone B250 8.0 kg (2 ply sidewall)
Bridgestone B290 8.1 kg (2 ply sidewall)
Yokohama Earth1 8.7 kg (2 ply sidewall)
Bridgestone Turanza ER60 8.64 kg (2 ply sidewall / discontinued)

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Thanks for sharing the above data as post going through the entire thread, i went for Continental MC5 on my Honda City 2010 AT, i up sized the same to 195/60 R15 the only other contender was Michelin XM2 but i did not go for them due to the additional 4k cost for a set of 4 tyres. I paid 20 k for the MC5 for a set of 4 tyres.
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Update on the Continental CC5 - Good grip, Silent, good grip in heavy rain as well.

I dont use my car much and I might have driven only 3000kms in one year. Including 2 highway drives in rain.

I am happy with this purchase. (I was considering Michellin Xm2 but got these).
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Any boarders here who have used both CC5 and XM2 or CC5 and Yoko Earth1? Requesting a comparision between them. Thanks in advance
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Got the Continental CC5 185/r14/70 for my Old Swift after a long run from the Bridgestone Turanza.

I wanted to go for either MRF or Apollo but Continental came into the scene through the suggestion of a friend/bhpian.

Should see how'd it fare
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As someone who has owned continental cc5s can you let me know if they harden over time and develop cracks. Iím looking to replace my Michelin XM2s and the CC5s are around 300 rupees cheaper. The Michelinís developed micro cracks and hardened after one year of usage with the car being parked in the sun. Are the continentals less likely to harden with time.
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As someone who has owned continental cc5s can you let me know if they harden over time and develop cracks. Iím looking to replace my Michelin XM2s and the CC5s are around 300 rupees cheaper. The Michelinís developed micro cracks and hardened after one year of usage with the car being parked in the sun. Are the continentals less likely to harden with time.
The CC5 also harden and develop cracks over couple of years if parked in sun most of the time.
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Came across Continental UC6 at my local Continental store. It's the first time i've seen or heard of this tyre. According to the owner of the store it'll be priced at a premium or about 500 bucks over the MC5 for a 195/60 R15 size.
Any insight regarding how good or bad this tyre is? Tyrereviews.uk has some good reviews, but tyres sold abroad are quite different from those sold in India, even if they share their names.
Anyway, i couldn't manage to get pics of it, but it did feel slightly harder than both the CC5 and the MC5. Maybe @Nikhilb2008 could throw some light on this?

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