Salam to all fellow pakwheelers.
I have searched forums for tire query for new corolla 2014 but couldnt find answers. hopefully this thread will also help a large number for new corolla buyers.
Now coming to the point, below are my queries:
1) Which Company and brand to be considered for new corolla. i have shortlisted following:
a) Michelin energy XM-2 - good wet, dry, fuel efficiency and noise rating.
b) Continental CC 5 - Nearly as good as XM-2 but have 1 ply sidewall (Continental advertise it as goody but have heard about CC5 getting side walls being shredded)
c) Yokohama advan db - good rating except wet one and have marginally high noise level as compared Michelin energy.
2) What is the ideal tire diameter .
a) 15 inch : visually looks get compromised.
b) 16 inch : Would it affect fuel efficiency? would it affect noise level in cabin? would it affect comfort level and wear & tear of suspension parts. (would benefit me to install prius rims)
3) What is the ideal profile .
Please advise best option available considering above points and evaluate on the basis that a major portion of my running is on highway with potholes, sudden braking and high speeds.