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Old 11th February 2012, 20:44   #1
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My Cruze LTZ is coming in about 10 days and I did a little advance window shopping for rims and tyres today. Found some nice BSA rims (more on that later) and the dealer also quotes me 11k (per tyre) for Yokohama Advan Sports 225/50 R17s.

So two questions:

1. How good are the Advan Sport tyres? Im a fan of Yokohama in general (A-drives on my Swift DDis and S-drives on my Ikon 1.6) but hven't come across any reviews here about them.

2. Is 11k a tyre a good price? The other options I don't mind considering are the Continental CPC2s (no quote yet) and the Michelin Primary LCs (12k per tyre).


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Have the same size on my Accord, and these are absolutely brilliant tyres. The grip is beaten only by the Advan Neovas and the comfort is pretty good too. Honestly don't think twice just get them. BTW who is your tyre dealer, and what is the manufacturing date on the tyres?
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Been using the same tyres on my 525D for the past 20k kms and all I can say is I am extremely happy with their comfort and the grip is very good.
Would highly recommend these and wouldn't mind using them again myself.
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I thought Michelin Primacy LCs are equally good, if not better than Advan? Also, have you considered Yoko dB series?
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I thought Michelin Primacy LCs are equally good, if not better than Advan? Also, have you considered Yoko dB series?
Dude these are a different level than Primacy LCs. Pilot Sport 3 is comparable. Yoko DB, is a comfort tyre, whereas the Advan would give the comfort of DB with much better grip and a little more noise.
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Like Akshay said, these are don't think twice before getting these tires. Very nice tires, the grip levels are amazing, I am using the same tire on my cruze 225/50/17 and they are a perfect upsize.

I recently did a Delhi-Chandigarh trip, while coming back I drove the car hard the entire trip and these tires won't simple let you go. Very happy with them.
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Like Akshay said, these are don't think twice before getting these tires. Very nice tires, the grip levels are amazing, I am using the same tire on my cruze 225/50/17 and they are a perfect upsize.
I recently did a Delhi-Chandigarh trip, while coming back I drove the car hard the entire trip and these tires won't simple let you go. Very happy with them.
Thanks m4ugr8. 225/50 17 is indeed the perfect upsize. Did a ton of research and realized that 245/45 is possibly too low and would make the steering heavier. Glad to know you're happy with the tyres.
Btw... could I ask how much you got as the buyback for your Cruze stock rims and tyres? I'm being offered 22k which seems a little low.


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Dude these are a different level than Primacy LCs. Pilot Sport 3 is comparable. Yoko DB, is a comfort tyre, whereas the Advan would give the comfort of DB with much better grip and a little more noise.
Thanks akshay1234. Are they noisy, per se? The only grouse I've ever had against the A-drives are they tend to be a little noisy on concrete roads. Most tyres are noisy on concrete / cement roads but I always felt the A-drives tended to be a little noisier. Fantastic tyre though for the entry-segment.


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I thought Michelin Primacy LCs are equally good, if not better than Advan? Also, have you considered Yoko dB series?
Not yet Nishant. Price being equal I'd choose the Yokos because I've had a good experience with them. Are they dB series quieter tyres?
Btw.. I was also offered Pirelli P7s at roughly the same price bracket (12k).

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Been using the same tyres on my 525D for the past 20k kms and all I can say is I am extremely happy with their comfort and the grip is very good.Would highly recommend these and wouldn't mind using them again myself.
Good to know, thanks Amey.

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Have the same size on my Accord, and these are absolutely brilliant tyres. The grip is beaten only by the Advan Neovas and the comfort is pretty good too. Honestly don't think twice just get them. BTW who is your tyre dealer, and what is the manufacturing date on the tyres?
Thanks Akshay. I went to Pal's and he quoted me about 11.4k for the Advan Sports, to be honest. He actually stocks Goodyear and Dunlop but he said he'd call for the Yokos if I wanted them. I'll check the date when I actually confirm the tyres.

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Thanks Akshay. I went to Pal's and he quoted me about 11.4k for the Advan Sports, to be honest. He actually stocks Goodyear and Dunlop but he said he'd call for the Yokos if I wanted them. I'll check the date when I actually confirm the tyres.
Ok so Ranvir, guess I'll have to give him a call again, have been looking for Advan Sports.

These are wider tyres so there will be more of a contact patch which means more noise. I've never used A-Drives so I can't comment, but its never loud enough to bother you.
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Ok so Ranvir, guess I'll have to give him a call again, have been looking for Advan Sports.

These are wider tyres so there will be more of a contact patch which means more noise. I've never used A-Drives so I can't comment, but its never loud enough to bother you.
Hahahahahaha!
I guess we all go to the same guys. There's another guy I go to (Metro Tyres). This guy stocks Yokos exclusively... if you don't have his details let me know and I'll send them to you.

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These are wider tyres so there will be more of a contact patch which means more noise. I've never used A-Drives so I can't comment, but its never loud enough to bother you.
Can't say the same for the Swift though. The combination of cement-road noise and the fairly rudimentary noise dampening on the Swift sometimes makes for a noisy ride once you cross a 100.
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Thanks m4ugr8. 225/50 17 is indeed the perfect upsize. Did a ton of research and realized that 245/45 is possibly too low and would make the steering heavier. Glad to know you're happy with the tyres.
Btw... could I ask how much you got as the buyback for your Cruze stock rims and tyres? I'm being offered 22k which seems a little low.
I did not sell my OE Rims and tires, have them with me only. I put them on when going for outstation trips.
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Can anyone help me locate Yokohama Adavan Neova AD07/08 225/45/17 in Bangalore? The only ones available have been the advan sport v105s.
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Can anyone help me locate Yokohama Adavan Neova AD07/08 225/45/17 in Bangalore? The only ones available have been the advan sport v105s.
They have been discontinued in India. You would have to import them personally
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