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Old 14th April 2010, 20:33   #46
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Why dont you read some of the earlier posts?

MXV8 is no longer available. You have either the Primacy LC or the XM1+ for the Innova's stock size.
Sorry! Missed that but came to know the following.
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Old 19th May 2010, 15:32   #47
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Which tyre is better for use on rough roads? I have heard that Michelins have soft side walls as compared to Bridgestones and are, therefore, more likely to get damaged on bad roads. Any other brands which mat be better for a mixed use in city and bad roads outside? Also, does anyone have experience (good or bad) with Apollos on an Innova?

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The XM1+ which is available in 205/65 R15 has very strong sidewalls.

Michelins generally do hgave soft sidewalls but the XM1+ is very good.
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Old 19th May 2010, 17:25   #49
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Thanks Nikhil.

I would prefer to upgrade to 225/60 R15 but I guess that XM1+ is not available in that size. Any idea of the strength of the Bridgestone Turanza ER-60?

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Er60 is as strong as the XM1+. In 225/60 R15, you have only Yoko C Drive and Michelin Primacy LC as an option. Both are soft sidewall tyres.
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I thought the ER-60 is also available in 225/60 R15. The Bridgestone India website so claims. Will check with the local dealer whether it is actually available.

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I have Yokohama C drives 220/60 on my Innova. They are pretty good.
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Old 26th May 2010, 16:45   #53
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Got a quote for ER-60 of Rs. 5,200 in 205/65 R15 and Rs. 7,100 in 225/60 R15 from Tyre Shoppe in Noida. Also, the 225s would be available only on order.

Guess the price difference is substantial so will stick to ER-60 in 205/65 R15.

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Sorry guys, am confused (again)!.

Went to Tyre Plaza, Lajpat Nagar, Delhi, today, who is a Bridgestone 'Super Select' dealer.

The owner recommended that I stick to B390s in stock size as this was a tyre designed specifically for the Innova. He said that the ER-60 was meant for cars, particulalry the Accord, and would not be suitable for the Innova which was a MUV/SUV. There is not much price difference between the B390s and the ER-60s (Rs. 150 per tyre).

What should I do, particularly since I plan to take the Innova to Leh? Advise please?

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Go for the B390 if you want pure ruggedness! Dont expect grip or comfort!
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Thanks Nikhil.

Is the ER-60 less rugged than the B390 but offers better grip and comfort? I checked the sidewalls of both tyres and they were both 2 ply (but I doubt if that means they are of the same strength). Would taking the Innova with ER-60s to Leh be a problem as compared to the B390s?

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No. The ER60s should handle it well enough. Dont think it should be a problem.
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Checked out various tyres at the Reliance Automart in Gurgaon yesterday. Their rates were lower than the other dealers I had checked by almost Rs. 300 per Tyre for Innova stock size tyres. However, they did not have the ER-60s in stock. In fact, the manager said that they were likely to get their first lot on Tuesday and, therefore, could not confirm the price.

Have decided to wait for a few days so that I can get a quote from Reliance. Hopefully their quote for the ER-60s will also be competetive (dealers are quoting Rs. 5200 per tyre).

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Does any one have any experirence (good or bad) with Apollo Hawkz, particularly on an Innova?

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My C.Drives have seen a bit ox countryside driving as well as bad roads. No sidewall cuts yet though and I hope that continues to remain the case. The tires seem well made and not flimsy.
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