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      Skoda Fabia - Alloy and Tyre Upgrade Options

      The basics:

      195/60 R 14.

      195 = Tyre width in mm. This is the amount of rubber that is in contact with the ground when the car is stationary.

      60 is the sidewall profile. It is a percentage of tyre width. In this case, the sidewall height is 60% of 195, which is 117mm.

      R = Radial tyre. Most people assume that R 14 means 14 inches radius of the tyre/rim. It's wrong. R is just a random alphabet used to indicate that this is a radial tyre. Crossply tyres generally have D.

      14 = Diameter of wheel/tyre in inches.

      So, 235/70R16 means a tyre which has a width of 235mm, sidewall height of 70% of 235 which is 164.5mm and is a radial tyre of diameter 16 inches.

      Skoda Fabia Stock Tyre Specification:

      175 / 70 R14 - Elegance trim
      185 / 60 R15 - Ambition and Scout trims

      Rim Size:

      5.0J x 14 (Active, Ambition)
      6.0J x 15 (Elegance)

      PCD : 5*100
      Offset : 35 - 38
      Bore: 57.1

      Suggested Upgrade Options:

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      Fabia Tire Upgrade - Alloys and Tyres options

      Hi All,

      Planning to upgrade my Fabia from stock rims to alloys and new tires. Currently running on Apollo Accelere which has not given much of trouble till date except for one bloated tire because of poor puncture rectification. Have done 38K till date and the car does not have an ABS.

      Had couple of bad experiences with tire skidding during rain with an optimal speed of 60kmph. Though I still consider Apollo as a good brand, I also wanted to explore few more options. I am currently considering Yokohoma, Bridgestone and Good Year.

      Priorities will be a smoother ride with good tire endurance. Also would like to know places where they offer better deals on tires and alloys in Chennai.
      Please suggest

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      Thanks for the information. I think this is some great info I referred earlier.
      I am looking out for the brand options that will fit with the specifications provided.

      Cheers!!

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      If you want great grip then go for soft compound tyres. But yeah be ready to take a mileage hit but it offers the best grip on any road
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      Thanks Renju. I have shortlisted to Michelin XM2, Yokohoma Earth 1 and Bridgestone.
      Skeptical about Micehlin because of the sidewall issues which the dealer said is rectified recently. Not really sure about that.

      Found some good reviews on Yokohoma Earth 1 - 185/65 R14 which costs around 4.2K and Bridgestone with 175/70 costing around 4.5k.
      Dealer says both deliver the best on durability and quality with some running noise. Have pretty much closed on Yokohoma since it fits my pocket.

      Any recommendations?

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      Smile Tyres Changed - Yokohoma

      Hi All,

      Got the tyres changed to Yokohoma Earth 1 EP400 Series 185/65. Costs around 4.4K to 4.5K in most places I checked including BM Lal and Tyrezone.
      Later got a deal closed by an Adambakkam dealer - Teja Tyres for 4.2K. Though he was more pushing interms of Michelin, I preferred between Yokohoma and Bridgestone.

      Bridgestone was some Rs300 - 400 dearer than Yokohoma considering the similar structure. Got wheel alignment, balancing and nitrogen fill for free and with one free service.
      He has almost every tyre that I asked for and said that he can get them in 30 minutes from his store in Guindy.

      So far so good. I am glad the knocking sound on the car due to bad Apollo tyre is gone.
      Cheers and thank you all for your suggestions.

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