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Old 2nd June 2007, 14:08   #1
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I have just bought the SX4 on last thursday in delhi, and the car is fitted with JK Tyres Vectra directional tubeless 205/60 R16 tyres. But I feel that the tyres on the driver-side (front and rear) are fitted in reverse. The arrows, that should be pointing towards the rotation direction are pointing the other way.
I have noticed this on all the SX4s. It was the same on all demo cars too and all the cars that i checked at rohan motors.
I went to Rohan Motors in Noida to get clarification. They too were quite perplexed and could not provide me with a solution. I even spoke to the territory service manager of Maruti, who too, was absolutely clueless.
I know little about directional tyres, so I am posting photos of tyres on both the sides of my car. Do advice.

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THis is the image of the tyre on the driver-side. If you notice the wall of the tyre in this image, the directional marks are in reverse and so are the treads.

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This is the image of the tyre on the passenger-side-front. The treads on this one are in the correct direction and so is the mark on the tyre wall.

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I dont think these are uni directional tyres & seems to be the correct fitment.
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JK Vectra aren't uni directional tyres
The direction sign u are think of is just a design on the sidewall...
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As Kpzen said the tyres in the picture are not uni directional . So its not the a problem at all.
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the design on the side walls make you believe that they are unidirectional. Simply misleading?
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Unidirectional tyre will have a V thread pattern ....
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...?do=big&p=1977
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I have just bought the SX4 on last thursday in delhi, and the car is fitted with JK Tyres Vectra directional tubeless 205/60 R16 tyres. But I feel that the tyres on the driver-side (front and rear) are fitted in reverse. The arrows, that should be pointing towards the rotation direction are pointing the other way.
I have noticed this on all the SX4s. It was the same on all demo cars too and all the cars that i checked at rohan motors.
I went to Rohan Motors in Noida to get clarification. They too were quite perplexed and could not provide me with a solution. I even spoke to the territory service manager of Maruti, who too, was absolutely clueless.
I know little about directional tyres, so I am posting photos of tyres on both the sides of my car. Do advice.

Picasa Web Albums - Geetaj - car problem
THis is the image of the tyre on the driver-side. If you notice the wall of the tyre in this image, the directional marks are in reverse and so are the treads.

Picasa Web Albums - Geetaj - car problem
This is the image of the tyre on the passenger-side-front. The treads on this one are in the correct direction and so is the mark on the tyre wall.


No problem your tyres are fitted fine. They are not or do not seem to be unidirectional

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Only V-Tread and Asymmetrical tread tires are directional, yours are normal ones
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i think you are getting confused by the arrow sign.its a part of the jktyre logo.
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But why JK ? All the SX4's at Cochin is having Bridgestones !!!

Will the different batches of the same car will have different brands ?
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But why JK ? All the SX4's at Cochin is having Bridgestones !!!

Will the different batches of the same car will have different brands ?
Swift and SX4 both have JK Vectras... Its so here in trivandrum too... Why not in cochin? Which dealer???
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the VXi does indeed come in Bridgestone B250. Only the ZXi comes in 205/60-16. The sizes are for performance tyres and generally only higher end ranges have these sizes. hence MUL chose JK to make the tyres for them since they will be cheaper.
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the VXi does indeed come in Bridgestone B250.
My sources tell me that the VXi is shod with a new tread from Bridgestone called the Turanza ER-300 not the B250. Can somebody comfirm the same?
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surprising that maruti dealers and the regional manager dont know that these are not unidirectional tires...!
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My sources tell me that the VXi is shod with a new tread from Bridgestone called the Turanza ER-300 not the B250. Can somebody comfirm the same?
Yes the same Bridgestone's come as OE fittment with Laura 205/55-16 also.
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