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Old 23rd August 2017, 09:00   #646
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Are you running 195/70 R14 on the original steel discs? Which tyres did you choose?

I need to change my tyres (currently running on MRF ZLOs) and these are the options I got while searching online:

Bridgestone MY-02 Sporty - 185/70 R 14
Bridgestone Turanza AR 20 185/65 R14 86H
Yokohama Db Decibel - DNA dB ES501 - 185/70 R 14
Michelin XM2 - 185/70 R 14
ContiComfortContact CC5 -185/70 R 14

My priorities are good grip (dry and wet) followed by low tyre noise. I am happy to compromise on tyre life and is happy with any tyre which can last 25K kms.

Planning to go tyre hunting in coming week, but would love to hear inputs about my choices so that i can narrow it down to three before I start the price hunting.

--Anoop
Hi Anoop,
Yes I am running 195/70 R14 (Potenza Re88) on stock steel rims.

See pics of the tyre below:
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Hope it helps!
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I am about to replace the shoes of my Punto 90, which currently on OEM Goodyear DuraPlus, 195/60 R15. These tyres, while noisy, lasted 58065 kms as on this morning without a single puncture.

Seeking opinion about the following three tyres:
Goodyear Assurance Triplemax
Pirelli P1
Falken Sincera

The price range is 5400 - 5900 as offered. TIA.
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Old 24th August 2017, 14:41   #648
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I am about to replace the shoes of my Punto 90, which currently on OEM Goodyear DuraPlus, 195/60 R15. These tyres, while noisy, lasted 58065 kms as on this morning without a single puncture.

Seeking opinion about the following three tyres:
Goodyear Assurance Triplemax
Pirelli P1
Falken Sincera

The price range is 5400 - 5900 as offered. TIA.
I am in the same situation and would like to replace my tyres on Punto. So, any Tyre / variant suggestions (with Pros and Cons) are welcome. Has anybody used Continental MC5 ?
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I am about to replace the shoes of my Punto 90, which currently on OEM Goodyear DuraPlus, 195/60 R15.
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I am in the same situation and would like to replace my tyres on Punto. So, any Tyre / variant suggestions (with Pros and Cons) are welcome.
Michelin Primacy 3ST seems to have good reviews and 195/60 R15 is available. May be worth checking out.

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....Has anybody used Continental MC5 ?
Have been using the Continental MC5 for the last 10K kms. Here is what I felt.
The grip is good on both dry and wet surface.
Handling and braking is good (mine is with ABS).
Stable on the road and not too noisy.
No sign of wear and tear as of now. I have used the tyre for about 10K kms, so I can't comment much on durability. But so far it seems to be good.
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Michelin Primacy 3ST seems to have good reviews and 195/60 R15 is available. May be worth checking out.
Thanks. I read your advice while waiting in the tyre dealership this evening! By that time I have already placed order for Falken Sincera. The 3ST R15 size was not available with them today - that's what they said. My other choice was Pirelli, but in the end, Falken won the race.

Approx 23K, incl WA, WB and N2. 2 years unconditional + 2 years limited warranty. Drove 32 kms, and these are very silent compared to the Goodyears.
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Called up the shop yesterday and asked them to get the Pirelli P1s from their warehouse today, and went to the shop promptly at 9.30 AM - but alas, the tyres they had was P4 CINT, not P1 CINT. Since these tyres do not have very good review (and were 1+ year old too - May 2016 make), I asked them to set me up with XM2.

195\70 R14 was not available with them, so I went ahead with 185\70R14, and got the replacement done.

Total cost came to 20260 INR including tyres (Set of 4),alignment, balancing, weights, N2 and 4 valves.

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Looking at replacing my punto's tyres. Simplest option seems to be the Goodyear Assurance at 5.3k each. Another option offered is Nexen at 4.5k each. My car doesn't have much running and most of it is on city roads. Has anybody used Nexen?

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Looking at replacing my punto's tyres. Simplest option seems to be the Goodyear Assurance at 5.3k each. Another option offered is Nexen at 4.5k each. My car doesn't have much running and most of it is on city roads. Has anybody used Nexen?

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I haven't used Nexen. I recently replaced my GoodYear DuraPlus with Yokohama Earth1. Change in tyre noise is very evident. Grip is good but yet to take it on a long highway drive.
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Looking at replacing my punto's tyres. Simplest option seems to be the Goodyear Assurance at 5.3k each. Another option offered is Nexen at 4.5k each. My car doesn't have much running and most of it is on city roads. Has anybody used Nexen?



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Try the Yokohama S Drive. I am currently on my second set of S Drives on the Punto. My first set was the stock Apolo acelere.

Have not had a single puncture yet. Also the grip is extremely good.

Nexen came stock with my Elantra. Have had no issues with them so far.
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Hi All

Looking at replacing my punto's tyres. Simplest option seems to be the Goodyear Assurance at 5.3k each. Another option offered is Nexen at 4.5k each. My car doesn't have much running and most of it is on city roads. Has anybody used Nexen?

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You haven't mentioned your variant, by looking at the price it seems that your car rides on 195/60 R15. We exchanged our JK torandos (165/80 R14) with Michelin XM2s (185/70 R14) on the day of delivery itself & the Michelin tyres lasted around 80k kilometers. The Michelins were very silent, grip was good (ABS hardly kicked in) & also were pretty tough (we used to drive a lot on bad roads).

The car that replaced the Punto was a Ecosport Titanium, this car came with Goodyear Assurance from factory. In comparison to the Michelin tyres the Goodyear Assurance are a bit noisy, ABS seems to frequently kick in while braking in broken roads (though this might also be due to different ABS calibration) & also seem to rough road friendly.

So I would advice you to go with Michelin XM2 or Primary 3 ST (this will be slightly more expensive & better) or you could also go with Continental MC5. One of my uncle owns a Polo 1.6, recently we upgraded her tyres to Continental MC5 in 195/60 R15 size (stock size of Punto). The cost was Rs 6200 per tyre & so far the experience has been good (similar to the Michelin).
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Looked at all the options, saw some good reviews of Nexen on some of the other threads, got a good deal at 4,300 per tyre inclusive of alignment and balancing and went ahead. Since my running is majorly running around locally and even that doesnt go beyond 5k km per year, I think it should work out well. Will update in a few months time on my experience on these tyres.


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Looking at replacing my punto's tyres. Simplest option seems to be the Goodyear Assurance at 5.3k each. Another option offered is Nexen at 4.5k each. My car doesn't have much running and most of it is on city roads. Has anybody used Nexen?

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Hi,

My 3 year old punto evo is due for the first tyre change. I am currently on stock Goodyear duraplus tyres with 195/60 R15 size. They have done nearly 48000 kms with just one puncture so far. Now I wish to upgrade to better rubber, but not able to make a decision. My monthly driving is about 1200 to 1500 kms and 90% of it is through typical two lane undivided Kerala roads. Most of the time I drive alone, and I don't do more than 75 kmph except for overtaking. My first priorities are handling, braking and steering response. On the comfort and road noise area, i would like some improvement over the duraplus. I had almost decided on Michelin P3st, but then few posts about steering becoming lighter and handling getting affected confused me again. Can anyone help me with suggestions?

PS. My local tyre dealer has Michelin, Apollo, Goodyear and Bridgestone. Options from these would be preferable.
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So after a lot of confusion and thinking, I finally changed the tyres to Michelin Energy XM2. The cost including the valves, alignment and balancing, nitrogen filling etc came to 25000. Got one faux leather tissue box as a complement. All four tyres were 2018 manufactured. Have been driving around for about one month on the new set now and I have to say I am quite impressed. The road noise has reduced so much that I have started doubting if there is anything wrong with my engine. Car seems much more eager to move. Braking and handling has been excellent as it always used to be, both on dry and wet roads. There are no perceptible changes in the steering precision. Ride quality appears to have mildly improved, but I am yet to take a drive with a full load. Altogether I am quite happy about the decision.
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My june 2016 fiat avventura emotion has covered 45k km till date .The OEM goodyear 205/55/r16 has recently troubling with multiple punctures and need replacement .Please,suggest suitable replacement
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