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Old 9th July 2021, 14:15   #511
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Just talked to Millivision marketing person. He has quoted 5.7k for 195/60 R15. Will be going in today . Will update on the final price . Hoping to push little more with the team bhp reference.
Finally got two tyres for 12k including balancing+alignment . It took almost 1 hour as two more cars were lined up for alignment. But overall , descent service.
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Old 13th July 2021, 12:17   #512
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I was on Apollo 3G Maxx for 5+ years and 75k+ kms which was showroom fit. The buttons were still OK + grip/ braking was never a complaint with this set, but was very noisy. Considering the really long life and noise I decided to change it.

Did check out the usual suspects of Michelin and Yoko, was not keen on Bridgestone, Goodyear or others. Michelin wasnt available in any local stores due to import issues, so it was Yoko then. So had a look at the Yoko Earth 2 which is when the dealer suggested the UC6. Soon as I saw the tread pattern i saw the evident visual differences and the online reviews particularly from AUS were quite encouraging.

Ofcourse Yoko was a safe bet but considering the newer generation from Conti and only a slight increase in cost I took the plunge. Did speak to a few vendors around my area in BLR and good a favourable review from them as well. Changed all four tyres to conti subsequently.

CC5 may have been a better option but it was of older generation and the CC6 was not available for R14 for a few more weeks. UC6 was better on grip than the other but rated slightly low on comfort. But they both had thier strengths. So decided on the UC6.

I bought the UC6 185/65/R14 for my FIGO-TDCI. It has a 2 year unconditional warranty + 3 additional conditional warranty- valid across all India.

What a difference this tyre makes. Its silent, sticks to the ground well, turns are somehow sharper, feels good to drive as well, I am sure the wet road drive as well would be good- is this comfort, I'll take it.

I will undertake a highway drive this week which I hope would be great. Very happy with the purchase.
As promised I am here with a review of these tyres on highways.

The BLR-Hosur-Chennai corridor is a sort of mixed bag with 70% great roads and 30% poor roads. Last week while we were travelling to CHN we had a bit of rain which helped me grow confidence on the tyres and its braking performance.

On great roads- the comfort is sort of guaranteed, ride was much plusher, noise was there but not like the ruckus the Apollo created- it was much much mellowed down. Braking and turning/ sticking to lanes was all the more precise.

I was actually more impressed during rains- the aquaplaning effect would kick in if i was around 60+ kmph in Apollo, this wasnt the case. Where I anticipated aquaplaning, these tyres just got stuck to the road- the type of tread this tyre has helps passage of water through channels creating more surface contact. Which was inspiring.

The bad roads were acceptable too, you would still feel it but was much more comfortable than before.

All in all, I am pleased with these tyres and will recommend these to those who are looking for options.
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Re: Continental tyres

Guys, any idea if Continental's are available in 195/60/R16 size? I got the tyres of my Verna changed last week & was looking specifically for this size to get a little better sidewall height over the Stock size of 195/55/R16.

The tyre dealer told me that Conti MC5 is out of production & UC6 doesn't come in 195/60/R16. Ultimately settled for Bridgestone Turanza T001 in 195/60/R16 size.
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I was looking to shop for tyres change for my Ecosport. Stock MRFs did well for past 7 years and was looking for better tyres. Had shortlisted Yokos and Contis based on the availability and reviews. And finally decided to go for Conti UC6 based on various good feedbacks in this thread. Enquired with few dealers here in Chennai, Lal tyres in Maduravoyal offered a final price of 7K.
Yesterday morning called the store, confirmed the stock and went there. After reaching there, they said sorry no stock and were pushing for 215 size. I was not happy and declined. Later visited Thangam tyres in KK Nagar and bought at 7.1K a piece.
Guys did a good job there and quickly made the swap. I plan a long drive in a week and hope the Contis to serve well.
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Anyone tried CC6 as well as CC5? Marketing material says CC6 is better in every aspect is that true? I have used CC5 few years back and quite liked the value it offered, I am being offered CC6 at the same price and want to know if I should go for it. I am asking for my 2004 WagonR as there are very limited tyre options out there in the 155/65R13 stock size would appreciate if someone could outline the grippiest best handling options available. I am enquiring after the grippiest tyres since I have used the car on upsized Potenzas for a few years and don't want mom to feel a drastic dip in handling and braking efficacy.

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I got new shoes for my Figo and this time I went for Continental UC6. It was earlier wearing Pirelli Cintuaros. I am impressed with Cintuaros at all. They got too many punctures and even the side wall looked very week within 5yrs/44k Kms. The ride quality was also very harsh. In the limited driving I have done, UC6 looks to be offering much more compliant ride.
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Changed the stock tyres with plush new UC6

Did around 500kms till now. Feedback is 5 Stars over a drive on Smooth tarmac, Bad roads, No roads and Winding ghats.

Not to sound like a promo but it Provides everything one could ask for, at 6500 apiece.
  • Eerily Low Noise
  • Low rolling friction
  • Good cornering grip
  • Supple ride

The 1.6 feels transformed in road manners. Definitely recommended.
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Changed the stock tyres with plush new UC6
The 1.6 feels transformed in road manners. Definitely recommended.
Glad to hear. Tyres look chunky with a deep tread, reasonably cheap and Made in India to boot. Update us as time goes by. I need to change my Octavia's 205/55/16s in 6 months.

One unsolicited advice: try some external trim restorer on your cladding. Will remove most of the scuff marks and make it jet-black again.
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Changed stock tires (175 65 R15) today on my 2016 Honda City CVT to Conti UC 6 in 195/60 R15 option for 5300 per tire.
Was travelling on one of the national highways recently and hit a big/deep pothole. There was an immediate cut to one of the continental tires that I changed only 2 months back. It went flat in few seconds. The new set of tires only had around 2000km coverage.

Anyway, changed it to spare wheel and completed my journey that day. Visited the tire dealership and they agreed to replace it with new tire and I had to pay only 50% of the new tire price. Though he charged me 5700 per tire as opposed to 5300/- 2 months back saying that the prices have gone up.

1. Is it normal to have a cut to this newish tire?
2. Is it normal for a dealer to say that this is not a manufacturing defect and hence cannot be covered under warranty.
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1. Is it normal to have a cut to this newish tire?
2. Is it normal for a dealer to say that this is not a manufacturing defect and hence cannot be covered under warranty.
1. Yes can happen. As per your description o the incident, a sudden impact can "bubble up" the sidewall or cut it.

2. And therefore, it's not covered in warrantee. If you had a bubble/bulge, you could have made a case for warrantee claim but not the cut.
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Re: Continental tyres

Guys, any review/feedback on 155/80R13 Conti CC6 yet?
Need to decide on either this or Bridgestone B290 for my i10 tyre replacement.

Appreciate any advice on this.
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Took delivery of my 5th Gen Honda City VX CVT on 30th Aug 2021 and changed the stock Ecopia tyres to Conti UC6 (195/55 R16). The stance is much better and it seems that the ride quality has improved; received the batch of Mar 2021 manufactured "Made In India" tyres.
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Re: Continental tyres

Hi guys
My 4 year old Michelin XM2 and only 20k KM run tires have developed cracks on sidewalls. All 4 of them. Is it necessary to replace them? Planning to go for drive of around 500km next week. The tread is perfect and can do 20k more easily.

The stock size is 195/55/R16.
If replacement is needed I wanted to upsize to 205/50/R16 , but 50 profile is not available in UC6.
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Isnt this too early to develop sidewall cracks? Especially with a premium brand like Michellin. Was the car parked with fully flat tires for a long time?
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Isnt this too early to develop sidewall cracks? Especially with a premium brand like Michellin. Was the car parked with fully flat tires for a long time?
Yes indeed its too early to develop cracks like this on a premium brand!
No the car was not parked with flat tires ever, even air pressure was maintained properly all years.
I think it has to be because of low running . 20k km in 4 years .
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