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Old 5th August 2012, 00:20   #16
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Interesting! They have the guts to offer 30 day buy back!
Kelly Tires | 30-Day Test Drive
Finally i took the decision and put these tires today, and boy am i happy

4 tubeless tires
Rs. 6600/-
Rs.1650/- per tire

No regrets. I just hope it lasts that promised 40,000 kms as quoted by the dealer.

Drove it 30 kms today,

1) Tread pattern is good enough
2) Tire noise is low,
3) Steering feel is lovely,
4) Grip levels in wet is something i am not still sure about, will update as the tire settles in.
5) Ride comfort is good too
6) Price is to die for

All in all, i cant be more happy since, i have always gone in for expensive Tires with terrible results.
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Old 5th August 2012, 08:26   #17
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Any idea what different sizes are they available here in the market ? Did you see any 14 or 15 inch ones in the shops?
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Old 6th August 2012, 19:32   #18
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Kelly is available in the following sizes and designs as of date :

145/70/R12 - Goodyear GT770+ (now defunct)
145/80/R12 - Goodyear G28 (now defunct)
165/65/R13 - Goodyear GT3
175/80/R14 - Goodyear wrangler DT (now defunct)
195/70/R14 - No info
205/65/R15 - No info
215/75/R15 - No info

For the prices, you'll have to get in touch with a local dealer. But before anyone jumps at the lucrative prices,remember this : Goodyear does not provide any sort of warranty on these tyres from their end. If you are offered a warranty it is at the sole discretion of the dealer you're buying it from.

Goodyear is slowly phasing out it's GPS2 range from the market too, it has begun with 145/70/12 and 145/80/12 (M800 & Van) If you look at the last pic posted by Pavan, the sticker reads Kelly - VFM1 (Value for money) My guess is, since they have the moulds for these phased out patterns lying around, it makes economic sense for them to still churn out these tyres - brand them differently and make some money in the process.

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Old 21st August 2012, 22:18   #19
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Since the time I have had my pre-owned 800 (close to 4-5 months now) the ride has always been very hard; always felt like I was riding a horse. Numerous visits to the mechanic did not help much and I was advised to change the rear tyres and see, as all other things seemed pretty much sorted out.

I wanted to take a second opinion and called up Mr Volkswagen (Pavan Kadam), who suggested resetting the suspension blades over the weekend. I thought fair enough, lets wait till the weekend.

But, the long drives between home and office for two continuous days plus the usage over the weekend started to give me a really bad backache and I wanted to get the tyres today, NO MATTER WHAT. Also, since this car is not a daily drive, I started looking around for a cheap and best option.

After speaking to Pavan Kadam again, he directed me to Kelly Tyres. Though my first reaction was, is it a China tyre, Kadam educated me that it's infact from a US manufacturer and GoodYear is handling it's operations in India. And at the said price, I really felt it was a good deal.

Similar to 'Indian Wife and American Salary', this was 'US item at China price!!!'

I did a bit of market research this morning and nothing came close.
- The cheapest tyre at Madhus was MRF at Rs 2200
- Another tyre shop on the same road had Ceat tyres for Rs 1900.

Tried to finish office early and walked into the shop mentioned by Pavan. He initially quoted a price of RS 1800. After some haggling and bargaining (got him to speak to Pavan as well, on the phone ), he dropped the price to Rs 1600. Since the tyre fitters nearby were closed, I got it fitted near my house.

Now, a bit that had me surprised -
The rear nylon tyres on my car were of 1988 year make, that makes them 24 years old. No this is not the surprising bit. The surprising bit is, one of the tube was torn beyond repair, but the tyre was so hard that it still held the air!!!

The ride of these tyres are way better than the STONE tyres that my car were earlier shod on.
I would probably be able to understand the ride much better in a few days.
Lastly, a special thanks to Pavan.
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I have also opted Kelly tyres for my wagon R rear pair. It's 165-65 R13. I got it for 2100per tyre from Kottayam Kerala. Same story even I also got from the dealer saying it's from Goodyear and a usual Made in India tyre and will last longer. Cannot tell now about the comfort level and all as I use it for local drives only. Looks good anyways but I think it will be a Vale for money if I'm right. Is there anyone who can share logn term reviews?
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