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Old 28th March 2017, 17:47   #631
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I need a new set of 195/65R15 tyres for my SX4 VXi (presently it has OEM tyres. Done 40K kms)

I am planning to buy and get them installed at Tyre Smart in HSR Layout ORR in Bangalore.

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- Any info on this shop? Good?
- I was planning to get Bridgestone tyres of rating 91H or 91V. Are these ok? Or would you recommend better tyres?
- Should I necessarily replace the spare tyre too?
- Does the shop buy back the old tyres? How much can I expect for them?
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I have upgraded tyres of my Verna @ 45k to Yoko db V550, 205/55/R16. At the time of change the stock tyres were good enough for another 5k atleast.Now my car has done 76k ie Yoko has done 31k now. The tyres look good for 5/6 k more. The wear have been uniform. The tyre noise has now increased considerably much more than the stock Bridgestone at same stage. The tyres served me very well so far but now the noise has become close to unbearable that too at speeds of 80/90 kmph only. 31 k is not much again. I expected at least 50k on Yoko.

I am a fan of silent tyres & initially Yoko db V550 were just fabulous. Next change will be of same size but not Yoko this time, just because of lesser life. Any suggestions please.
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I need a new set of 195/65R15 tyres for my SX4 VXi (presently it has OEM tyres. Done 40K kms)

I am planning to buy and get them installed at Tyre Smart in HSR Layout ORR in Bangalore.

Questions:
- Any info on this shop? Good?
- I was planning to get Bridgestone tyres of rating 91H or 91V. Are these ok? Or would you recommend better tyres?
- Should I necessarily replace the spare tyre too?
- Does the shop buy back the old tyres? How much can I expect for them?
- The shop is good. It is a unit of the Tyre Empire who are dealers of the Michelin tires. I hope you are talking about the Bridgestone dealer in front of Agara lake.
- 91H should be enough. You can decide the brand based on your preferences like performance and long life.
- It's a good practice to replace the spare as well.
- Yes, they do buy back old tyres but be prepared for a stupidly low rate that they offer.
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- The shop is good. It is a unit of the Tyre Empire who are dealers of the Michelin tires. I hope you are talking about the Bridgestone dealer in front of Agara lake.
- 91H should be enough. You can decide the brand based on your preferences like performance and long life.
- It's a good practice to replace the spare as well.
- Yes, they do buy back old tyres but be prepared for a stupidly low rate that they offer.
Thanks, yes, thats the one.

I bought Yokohama Earth 1 (as recommended by them), four of them (not the spare).

They gave me about Rs 200 per tyre for the old tyres. Yup, ridiculously low!
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I have upgraded tyres of my Verna @ 45k to Yoko db V550, 205/55/R16. At the time of change the stock tyres were good enough for another 5k atleast.Now my car has done 76k ie Yoko has done 31k now. The tyres look good for 5/6 k more. The wear have been uniform. The tyre noise has now increased considerably much more than the stock Bridgestone at same stage. The tyres served me very well so far but now the noise has become close to unbearable that too at speeds of 80/90 kmph only. 31 k is not much again. I expected at least 50k on Yoko.

I am a fan of silent tyres & initially Yoko db V550 were just fabulous. Next change will be of same size but not Yoko this time, just because of lesser life. Any suggestions please.
Thanks
In 205/55/R16, not too many choices are available. However, my suggestion would be in below order of preference:

- Michelin Primacy 3 ST: The best of all the worlds, ticking all the parameters (comfort, road noise, wet and dry grip as well as the wear) but the cost.

- Bridgestone Turanza T001: The ultimate tyre from Bridgestone which you will admire for sure. However, they are expensive.

- Bridgestone B290: Not as silent as Turanza T001, but a well balanced tyre on every aspect. The best value for money proposition.

Hope this helps. Thanks.
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I am waiting for the delivery of Honda City V which comes with stock tyres of size 175/65/R15. What are the recommended replace options ? I see that many people upgrade to 195/60 R15 for this model of Honda city. Which are the options for this size ?
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I am waiting for the delivery of Honda City V which comes with stock tyres of size 175/65/R15. What are the recommended replace options ? I see that many people upgrade to 195/60 R15 for this model of Honda city. Which are the options for this size ?
Best wishes for the new car.
Have a look at this thread, dedicated for Honda City tire upgrade
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...thread-21.html (4th gen. Honda City : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread)
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One of my Yoko A drive suffered a side wall tear due to a curb hit. The tyres are about 39k kms run and the remaining 3 are in reasonably good shape and I think will last for another 10k atleast. What are my options at this stage? the spare is hardly used for 300kms, so I would like to retain it. The tyres are 4.5 years old.

1. Change just the damaged tyre with a new one
2. Change all the 4 tyres. If yes, then which ones should I go for? The current ones are 185.70 R14. I don't want to go back to Yoko and I don't want to spend too much either. Should I go back to the OE size of 165?
3. Change 3 tyres, use one of the existing tyres as spare and get the original spare to run with the new tyres.

experts, please let me know. This is for a 2013 Dzire, VDI.
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One of my Yoko A drive suffered a side wall tear due to a curb hit. The tyres are about 39k kms run and the remaining 3 are in reasonably good shape and I think will last for another 10k atleast. What are my options at this stage? the spare is hardly used for 300kms, so I would like to retain it. The tyres are 4.5 years old.

1. Change just the damaged tyre with a new one
2. Change all the 4 tyres. If yes, then which ones should I go for? The current ones are 185.70 R14. I don't want to go back to Yoko and I don't want to spend too much either. Should I go back to the OE size of 165?
3. Change 3 tyres, use one of the existing tyres as spare and get the original spare to run with the new tyres.

experts, please let me know. This is for a 2013 Dzire, VDI.
At 39k, and 4.5 years, it is a good time to change the tyres. Even if it had run less, it is recommended to change tyres after 4 years, due to hardening, chemical changes etc.

The power of Swift Dzire does not badly warrant an upsize, so 165 is also fine. But you can get 185 also if you feel it was better than 165 from your past experience. In either sizes, you can checkout comfort tyres such as Goodyear DP-B1, Bridgestone Turzanza and Michellin Energy XM2.
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I am waiting for the delivery of Honda City V which comes with stock tyres of size 175/65/R15. What are the recommended replace options ? I see that many people upgrade to 195/60 R15 for this model of Honda city. Which are the options for this size ?
Please check here for the right upgrade:
http://tyrestore.in/upsizing.htm

For 175/65 R15, I also went in for 195/60 R15.

Options depends on your usage pattern and likes/ dislikes. When I was upgrading stock tyres on my City back in 2015, my wish-list included (nearly) noise-less tyres, smooth ride, grip and safety. In that order and I found Michelin Primacy 3 STs a great fit. Never regretted that upgrade for the next two years until the car was in my possession. However, be warned that Primacy 3STs are supposedly made of softer compound as compared to similar tyres from other brands and hence in case of extreme rough usage, there are chances of tyre blasts, etc.

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Hi, I have a query regarding replacement of tyres. I am currently running 195/55 R15 on my Fiesta. Now I am looking for Primacy 3STs or XM2. I believe they come in 195/60.
2 of the 4 current tyres have developed bulges.
Now my problem is, due to monthly budget constraints, I can't change all 4 tyres right now. So would it be fine to change both the front tyres to 195/60, while the rear ones are 195/55, and then change the rear ones after a week? How much effect would this have on the wear of the new tyres and also any dynamics issues?
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