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Old 25th June 2007, 17:21   #1
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Talking Did I just get ripped off?

That's the question that brought me to Team-BHP. Couple of days back, I upgraded my Chevrolet Optra's 14inch alloys with 15in ones. For tyres, I bought Michelin 195/60 R15s with asymmetric thread pattern - for Rs. 4,600 a piece.

Like a true impulse purchase consumer, I have started research on asymmetric thread pattern (and its uses if any) AFTER making the purchase

A little bit about myself -

Name: Ashwin Iddya

Age: 28 years

Occupation: Search Engine Advertising

Interests: I simply love travelling. We drove all the way from Bangalore to Rohtang Pass but couldn't go further because the road was snowed out. While coming back, we decided to take a different road and had a first hand experience of Madhya Pradesh's national highways!
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Old 25th June 2007, 19:32   #2
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You work for a search engine advertising and did not do research before the purchase? and you think you were ripped off? Serves you right!!!
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Old 25th June 2007, 19:34   #3
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Not such a smart cat if you're doing post-purchase research, but we all do this at some point in time.

Welcome to Team BHP.
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hey smartcat welcome to team-bhp. Enjoy your stay. 4600 for michelins in 15" sound pretty decent.

Although would love to know which tyres and alloys you put on preferrably with some pics.
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4600 seems too steep. I was quote 4250 for Michelin 15". After bargaining it came to 4k. For Pilot Precedas.
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Is this a introduction + problem post together

anyways welcome to the forum and enjoy your stay and go through the announcement section for sure.
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4.6k for that size is a good price & since you said Assymetrical I'm assuming you bought either Pilot Preceda or Pilot Primacy. Do update us with some pics if possible.

And yeah, welcome to the forum!
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I dont think 4600 is such a bad price.Because in cochin I was quoted almost around the same.
But are you having issue with regard to the price or asymmetric patterns?
Anyways welkome to TBHP
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4.6k for that size is a good price & since you said Assymetrical I'm assuming you bought either Pilot Preceda or Pilot Primacy. Do update us with some pics if possible.

And yeah, welcome to the forum!
Now that our inhouse tyre dealer has confirmed the prices you need not worry
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4.6k for that size is a good price & since you said Assymetrical I'm assuming you bought either Pilot Preceda or Pilot Primacy. Do update us with some pics if possible.

And yeah, welcome to the forum!

Yaar even the energy XM1's are assymetrical.
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Yaar even the energy XM1's are assymetrical.
Ya, that's what I was going to say...
I bought Energy XM1's (175/65R14) for my NHC for 3180 per piece.

Sounds like Rs. 1500 increase for one size up....
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welcome smartcat. loved your honesty and sense of humour. not too many of us are blessed with this ability to laugh at ourselves. regarding price i have this simple theory - if i can afford it and i feel all right then it IS the right price.
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Yes - it is a Pilot Primacy. Our man was quoting Rs. 5000 for 205/55R15. When I tried to haggle, he downsized the tyre to this model. I guess I am not a good negotiator! I haven't tested the new tyre for grip or highway road noise - but it has definitely improved the ride quality (I had Goodyear 185/65R14s before).

Will upload the alloys pics as soon as I figure out how to do it. Let me look around team-bhp.com forum before that. I have interesting pics of my car getting stuck in slushy lake bed, a Hummer H2 going gingerly over humps while a M800 going full speed over it, a mob in Rajasthan trying to beat us up etc - all part of my cross country travels.
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Now that our inhouse tyre dealer has confirmed the prices you need not worry
Tu bahut jaldi maar khayega!

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Yaar even the energy XM1's are assymetrical.
Yup, but they are not available in that size in India.
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Yup, but they are not available in that size in India.
I got 195/60/15 Energy XM1s on my Swift in India

Here is how to post pics
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