Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories > Tyre & Alloy wheel Section


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11th December 2007, 19:59   #271
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: dombivili,mumbai
Posts: 68
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

just enquired about yokos ES-100 185/60 R14 for my indica turbo.

the guy quoted me 3600/- per tyre. as i bargained and then finally planned to walk out of the shop the he quoted me 3200/- what an indiscrimination in price? was planning to buy it , his own worker adviced me to go for either michelins or apollos as they have received feedbacks about early worn outs!
khadoos baby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th December 2007, 20:02   #272
BHPian
 
crazydiablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore/San Francisco
Posts: 854
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

I dont know about that, but am sure mine wont see the 30K mark. But am happy with the way its performed. Dunno if anybody has done more on the ES 100s.

Its been pushed pretty hard. All on road and some pretty bad roads as well.
crazydiablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th December 2007, 12:44   #273
BHPian
 
speed_devil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: mangalore\hyderabad
Posts: 91
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Hi guys,
are these still good tyres in 195/60/R15. I know these are old tyres but how do they compare to other tyres in this size.

What other good tyres choices do i have instead of these.
speed_devil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th December 2007, 14:35   #274
BHPian
 
payam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: pune
Posts: 924
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Khados,3200k is too much for ES100.I got mine on April for 2700rs and about the performance they are really good and no issue so far but you can take a look at the Yoko S drive I have heard they are really good.dont know if they are available in that size .
payam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th December 2007, 14:42   #275
Senior - BHPian
 
spadival's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 1,770
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazydiablo View Post
I dont know about that, but am sure mine wont see the 30K mark. But am happy with the way its performed. Dunno if anybody has done more on the ES 100s.

Its been pushed pretty hard. All on road and some pretty bad roads as well.
Whats ur tyre milage like now? Mine is around 19,000-20,000 Kms so far.. It looks good for another 10,000 Kms.
spadival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th December 2007, 18:51   #276
BHPian
 
crazydiablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore/San Francisco
Posts: 854
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

@spadival: Its run 23500kms now. Should finish 25k by the end of this month, lets see.

I am planning to change it before a long trip after the 25k mark. Lets see, will update soon.
crazydiablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2008, 21:06   #277
BHPian
 
crazydiablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore/San Francisco
Posts: 854
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

I have crossed 31000 on this set and still running. Must be high time to change.
crazydiablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2008, 21:28   #278
Senior - BHPian
 
iceman91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: melbourne/bangalore
Posts: 1,958
Thanked: 22 Times
Default

Mine too are in for a change but deciding on the replacement.. yoko S drive..Toyo or the michelin..
Not a fan of michelin though

Last edited by iceman91 : 13th August 2008 at 21:29. Reason: typing error
iceman91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2008, 01:55   #279
Senior - BHPian
 
iraghava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bhaiyyaland
Posts: 8,028
Thanked: 154 Times
Default

What size are you looking for Amit?
iraghava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2008, 02:21   #280
Senior - BHPian
 
v1p3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR - chasing cars...
Posts: 4,836
Thanked: 26 Times
Default

Amit, try Toyo. No one has good ones yet. S.drives are strictly average. Our friendly neighbourhood tyre tester, Mr 1122, recommends Dunlop Direzzas. I think they are well under 4k for 205/50 R15.

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazydiablo View Post
1. The C1: This is at the end of the straight and you carry a lot of speed into the corner.
2. The Bowl: The last sweeping corner before the straight. Lots of corner speed and you balance the throttle for traction.
So Unca is letting you run the full straight without the stupid chicane, eh? I'd love to do that! What sort of speeds were you doing pre-braking on the straight?
v1p3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2008, 03:09   #281
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: bombay
Posts: 440
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by v1p3r View Post
Amit, try Toyo. No one has good ones yet. S.drives are strictly average. Our friendly neighbourhood tyre tester, Mr 1122, recommends Dunlop Direzzas.
he he I am on S drives so a little upset with the strictly average badge.

Testing New Trends in Ultra High Performance Summer Tires

Yokohama's S.drive Lands In North America

GerberGear > Product Details > LMF™ II**(Survival)


You can see that the tirerack people's official tests placed the dunlops just below the s drive but also said about the dunlops :-
  • What We Liked: Crisp steering response
  • What We'd Improve: A modest improvement in dry grip and a big gain in wet traction
  • Conclusion: A responsive Ultra High Performance Summer tire for those who don't emphasize wet traction
S Drives :-
  • What We Liked: Civilized road manners
  • What We'd Improve: A small increase in wet and dry grip
  • Conclusion: An Ultra High Performance Summer tire that is easy to live with every day
The G 3 's I was on earlier definitely bit more road especially in the wet on the limit in a curve BUT the reason I really like the S drives is the fact that with a treadwear rating of 300 these tires take much more ABUSE without nicking/tearing/wearing down the treads , especially unevenly .

My 2 cents.
cheers
cyneverdie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2008, 10:06   #282
BHPian
 
crazydiablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore/San Francisco
Posts: 854
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

@Iceman: whats wrong with the michelins?

@v1p3r: This was when my car was stock and during the bike track days man. Just testing the car. Dont remember what i was doing down the straight.

@cyneverdie: Dont worry about the average comments. Its one of the best selling performance tyre now.
crazydiablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2008, 17:12   #283
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: bombay
Posts: 440
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cyneverdie View Post
Sorry this link wasn't supposed to be posted , was sleepy.
It is one of the best survival knives out there though.


PS : Cheers crazydiablo
cyneverdie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2008, 18:02   #284
Senior - BHPian
 
v1p3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR - chasing cars...
Posts: 4,836
Thanked: 26 Times
Default

cy, no offense to you. If you're happy with your tyres, nothing else should matter. What bugs me about the S.drives is that their edge seems to be blunted post 10,000 kms. I'm still running Advan Neovas, because I can't seem to find anything remotely close. Only the Direzzas seem to be a patch on them. The Michs unfortunately, are just too expensive.
v1p3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2008, 18:57   #285
Senior - BHPian
 
The Wolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,116
Thanked: 58 Times
Default

For those in doubt and seek better comparo check this link:

Consumer Survey Results By Category

Trust me it cant get better than this...
The Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Urgent question about 225/60 r15 Yokohoma C-drives on my Innova Akshay1234 Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 9 19th November 2008 12:48
Swift + Yokohoma S drives 205/50 = What psi? inder_s1 Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 9 15th September 2008 19:14
Petra with OZ racing Alloys & 205/50/R15 Yokohoma S drive greatDrive Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 45 20th November 2007 14:09
Yokohoma 225/45ZR17 for Sale tabrez02 Shifting gears 3 22nd June 2006 09:10
Unlocking the Car door from 100s of miles ayay using MOBILE PHONE niorn The Indian Car Scene 5 2nd August 2005 17:06


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:28.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks