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Old 13th July 2016, 18:04   #346
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That's how the Earth1's look after 43,000 kms of use in my Linea.

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Fantastic maintenance.

Looks good to cross 60k kms mark.
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Old 14th July 2016, 13:42   #347
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Good day, Fellow Members!

Vehicle - Nissan Sunny XV-D

OEM tires - Bridgestone B250 185/65/R15

Current mileage - 43,000 kms

One of the tires is continuously leaking air. Couple of months back the same tire got completely flat twice in successive days. Puncture was identified on the shoulder and was fixed, but became flat again. Since then I am running with the spare - 185/70/R14 (MRF). Have run close to 500 kms on this set up now. I understand that a spare should only be used to get to the nearest puncture shop, however, commitments have forced me to put this on the back burner, and also since the drive is always in the city nowadays, with max speed touching 50 kmph during late night hours.

Planning to change the tires now since I am unwilling to run the vehicle with this mismatch no more!

Preferred brands are - Bridgestone, Yokohama, Michelin & Continental

I am pretty satisfied with how the OEM tires performed. No issues faced in handling, steering feedback and other associated parameters w.r.t. the tires.

The tires have seen all kinds of roads that the vehicle's ground clearance permitted it to venture on. No issues faced during rains as well.

My 1st dilemma is - shall I stick to 185/65/R15 or go with 195/60/R15?

I understand I would be losing < 5 mm of ground clearance and some error with the odo.

The vehicle currently scrapes only unscientifically designed speed breakers or if the speed is too high to go over a hump - so will losing some ground clearance make it susceptible to more scrapes?

Also, what more do I lose in terms of handling, braking, etc. if I decide to go for 195/60/R15? Sunny is not known for it's braking capabilities, so this is the most important aspect. I am ok with the current Bridgestones as far as braking is concerned.

I plan to retain an existing 185/65/R15 Bridgestone as a spare-wheel. However, if a situation arises in future where I need to replace one of the main tires with a spare, I would again be running with an add combination. This is something which is prompting me to stick with 185/65/R15 size.

Called up Millivissions Marketing Private Limited yesterday since they are the authorized dealers for Yokohama and 5 other brands.

They suggested Yokohama Earth 1 http://www.yokohama-india.com/product/earth-1/. I was also told that either 2 tires need to be replaced or all of them. They can decide on this once they inspect the tires in person.

Kindly suggest whether I should upgrade to 195/60/R15 or stick to 185/65/R15.

What brand should I go for? Braking, steering behavior, wet performance, mileage (in this order) Budget doesn't seem to be an issue since overall cost for 4 tires won't differ much (couple of thousands, if I am correct). The Bridgestone Family Shoppe quoted me INR 21,000 for a set of 4 B250 185/65/R15

Any other suggestions / points I should keep in mind?

Finally, is it a hit or miss kind of scenario for online tyre purchase? Or are there genuine sellers out there, with guaranteed peace of mind?

Thanks in advance!

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My 1st dilemma is - shall I stick to 185/65/R15 or go with 195/60/R15?
Why not 195/65/R15? That should solve your GC issues too. My Linea is on the 65 profile only.
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Why not 195/65/R15? That should solve your GC issues too. My Linea is on the 65 profile only.
Thanks for your response!

Didn't think much about 195/65/R15 as I am not too sure about the challenges during full load conditions - however, I must mention that the car *may* be fully loaded for not more than 20 days in a year. What do you think?
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Thanks for your response!

Didn't think much about 195/65/R15 as I am not too sure about the challenges during full load conditions - however, I must mention that the car *may* be fully loaded for not more than 20 days in a year. What do you think?
I've never had any issues. Back in 2011, FIAT did not offer any GC upgrade kit, hence I went in with 195/65R15 on day 1 of purchase. This is my 2nd set of tyres. Car has done 86k and the results have been all positive. Few of my friends too running on the same profile.

The Sunny I believe has bigger space in the wheel arches than the low/pre GC Linea, so shouldn't be a problem.

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Planning to change the tires now since I am unwilling to run the vehicle with this mismatch no more!
Preferred brands are - Bridgestone, Yokohama, Michelin & Continental
My 1st dilemma is - shall I stick to 185/65/R15 or go with 195/60/R15?
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Why not 195/65/R15? That should solve your GC issues too. My Linea is on the 65 profile only.
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The Sunny I believe has bigger space in the wheel arches than the low/pre GC Linea, so shouldn't be a problem.
Visited the authorized Yokohama dealer today, who also stocks other brands. Following are the prices I was quoted per tyre (please note - none of the brands / sizes are offering discounts or offers)

185 / 65 / R15

Yoko Earth 1 -> INR 4500

Bridgestone B290 -> INR 4900

Michelin XM2 -> INR 5200

Continental MC5 -> INR 4900

195 / 65 / R15

Yoko Earth 1 -> INR 5100

Bridgestone B250 -> INR 5750

Michelin XM2 -> INR 6100

Continental MC5 -> INR 5700

Pirelli -> INR 6000

Requesting your suggestions on the brand & size.

85% city driving in b2b Bangalore traffic. Will upsize cause a considerable issue? The tire guy at Millivision says that upsize shouldn't be an issue w.r.t. wheel well, etc. when driven at full load.

Fellow Bangalore members - does this pricing make sense? Any other shops you would suggest based on your experience?

Looking for your inputs, thanks!
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Visited the authorized Yokohama dealer today, who also stocks other brands. Following are the prices I was quoted per tyre (please note - none of the brands / sizes are offering discounts or offers)

185 / 65 / R15

Yoko Earth 1 -> INR 4500

Bridgestone B290 -> INR 4900

Michelin XM2 -> INR 5200

Continental MC5 -> INR 4900

195 / 65 / R15

Yoko Earth 1 -> INR 5100

Bridgestone B250 -> INR 5750

Michelin XM2 -> INR 6100

Continental MC5 -> INR 5700

Pirelli -> INR 6000

Are these prices including WA/WB?


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Completed 11k Kms on Earth-1s on my Corolla and the tires are going good. This is how the tires look now.

Yokohama Earth-1 Tyres (designed for India)-img_20160715_110614359.jpg

Earth-1s have good dry and wet grip and noise levels are good compared to earlier Turanzas, but lately the noise level is increased a bit, but nothing worrying. Guess these can do another 20k Kms easily. I recommend Earth-1s for, they are most VFM tires around compared to Michelin's which was my other choice of tires.
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Are these prices including WA/WB?
Hi!

I was quoted INR 900/- extra for Alignment, Balancing, 4 new valves & Nitrogen - irrespective of the brand I go for!

Though I haven't bought them yet, I am leaning towards Yokohama Earth 1.
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Its been almost 45k kms since my Earth 1 set on Fabia. They have done pretty well. Have used them on all sorts of road surfaces. This is the condition right now. So far have faced only one puncture. That too wasn't a flat tyre, but loosing pressure gradually. Got it repaired, and i was told that i'm good to go for another 20k kms.
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My alto k10 MRF tyres have run 37000km in almost 5 years and they are in bad shape. I lost one true today to a puncture and is beyond repair. So I want to buy new tyres but can't decide between Bridgestones and Yokohama. Bridgestone are prices around 3500 per tyre while Yolo earth 1 are around 3300 per tyre without discount. I guess both tyres are good since threads for them are filled with praises. Any help in choosing will be greatly appreciated.
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....can't decide between Bridgestones and Yokohama.Any help in choosing will be greatly appreciated.
Faced the same dilemma till last week, and finally went with Yokos (Earth 1) for my i10. Which pattern / model are you talking about in Bridgestone? If its the B290 vs Yoko Earth 1, I feel the Yokos have a slight advantage.
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Thanks. I really don't know the model of Bridgestone. I think ok stick with Yokos.
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Cousin is heading to Pune now to pick up Yoko Earth-1 for his Swift DZire ( 185/70 R14)

Please suggest a good place to get these tyres. He is there for one day tomorrow.

TIA !
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So finally I have made up my mind to get the Yokohama earth 1 tyres for my v spec 2010 ivtec city. Currently riding on the xm2. The stock has 175s but since I'm buying new I better upgrade the size too. Many have said go for 185s. What my heart wants in 195s. But I always feel that with the car fully loaded it would become a problem. I faced it with my 2001 honda city when I upgraded to yokohama es100s from 175 to 195.
I hope I have made the right choice.
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Cousin is heading to Pune now to pick up Yoko Earth-1 for his Swift DZire ( 185/70 R14)

Please suggest a good place to get these tyres. He is there for one day tomorrow.

TIA !
Asked a Pune BHPian (Asit Kulkarni) and he said Lokmanya Tyres.

EDIT: We have a running thread to on that place too.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/other-...yres-pune.html (Lokmanya Tyres (Pune))

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