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      Conti MC5 vs Michellin PS4

      I find it hard to pass after hearing Michelin PS4 is available for my car now Given PS4 and MC5, I would prefer to choose the Michelin. My tire's correct size is 195/55 R16 but the PS4 are available in 205/50 R16. The upsize is correct but how much of ride comfort, if at all, will I loose in everyday driving with the reduced profile? Anyone tried the PS4? Your experience please.
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      Even I'm in look out for 195 55 R16 size. My car is punto evo sports with 16". Stock Alnacs have given away at 43000Kms and good to go maybe for a 1000 KMs more.
      I'm looking for 3 options with preference from 1 to 3 are:
      1) Michelin XM2 (P3st not available in this size)
      2) Conti MC5
      3) Go for same Apollo Alnac 4g.
      XM2 is offered at Rs. 6300/ tyre
      I will stick on to the same stock size or maybe 205 60 R 16.
      Michelin PS4 ? Is it new to market?

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      Conti MC5 vs Michellin PS4 is like apples vs oranges. One is a comfort based tyre other is performance based.

      205/50 has the same sidewall thickness as 195/55. If you're using the tyresd for everyday (city?) driving then you're not using the added performance of PS4 over MC5. Not to mention the PS4 will cost more than MC5s.

      If i was in your shoes and looking for new shoes (heh) I'd buy the MC5.
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      Quote Originally Posted by SunnyBoi View Post
      If i was in your shoes and looking for new shoes (heh) I'd buy the MC5.
      PS4 205/50R16 costs Rs. 8450 per tire, according to Michelin India and other sources. Yet to get dealer quote for the same. For MC5 the dealer quotes Rs.8600 per tire. So why not? All I care is quieter ride
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      Quote Originally Posted by keerthi View Post
      So why not? All I care is quieter ride
      MC5 will be much queiter. I thought MC5 was cheaper, around 7400-7500 range
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      Went with what my mind said is the right thing to do as opposed to my heart. Got the MC5s and I think they are pretty good for the price I paid. 7k per tyre.
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      Ouch! Should have gone for the PS4s, they are by far the best tyres available in India and have a good balance between comfort, grip and durability.

      MC5s are strictly average tyres, even for regular use! PS4s on the other hand, are just mind blowing!
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      Thread started and matter resolved in what, 24hours ?!?

      Quote Originally Posted by SunnyBoi View Post
      205/50 has the same sidewall thickness as 195/55. If you're using the tyresd for everyday (city?) driving then you're not using the added performance of PS4 over MC5. Not to mention the PS4 will cost more than MC5s.
      MC5 seems practical for the purpose. Another option could have been Michelin XM2 in the same stock size.

      From what i understood,(could be wrong)
      Michelins are softer compound, better grip, less noisy. Cons being the lasting and the vulnerable sidewalls.
      MC5 are slightly harder(compared to michelin), similar grip, more noise than XM2 but silent that any other tire in the same size. No cons in particular but maybe the noise if I am nitpicking.

      Quote Originally Posted by keerthi View Post
      For MC5 the dealer quotes Rs.8600 per tire.
      Quote Originally Posted by keerthi View Post
      Went with what my mind said is the right thing to do as opposed to my heart.
      That was a huge difference between the dealers. 8.6k vs 7k !
      Amazon prices for what i have short listed. yet to get latest dealer quote.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Should have gone for the PS4s, they are by far the best tyres available in India and have a good balance between comfort, grip and durability.
      Overkill for a hyundai verna doing daily drives.
      But yes, considering the points you mentioned above, its way better as compared to a MC5.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Myth View Post
      Thread started and matter resolved in what, 24hours ?!?
      Lol... I've been contemplating over this for over 3 months. In the interim I had plans to sell the car off so had to put off changing the tires. Disappointed with the outcome of car shopping I have decided to keep the car for a few more years - again the sanest me (the mind) has won over the ever jumping monkey (the heart). Meanwhile, the tires have become as smooth as a baby's butt. I said f...it and changed!
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      Have MC5's installed on the Figo Sports. Can confirm that they are more silent than fresh stock Apollo's (car was the first sports version delivered in bombay). For normal use these will serve you well. For me there was no choice except for MC5's at the time (that too only stock which was >6 months old), so went with it. My only worry for these tires is that they may not age so well.

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