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Old 25th November 2016, 20:17   #376
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Currently there are no tires available in 195/55/R16 except the stock Bridgestone / MRFs.
Not available in the market or you mean not being made ?
Goodyear does make the 195/55/R16 in Assurance Triplemax tread. And it has a 2 years / 50% traed wear unconditional warranty too.
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Old 16th December 2016, 23:26   #377
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My Polo TDI Trendline had clocked 40K on the stock Acelers. They did a decent job, so I thought ! I still had sufficient treads on them, but after a couple of sliding events during high speed breaking, I decided it was high time I changed those.

A last minute decision made me pick the Yokohama Earth 1 series. Did an upgrade to 185/65/R14 from the stock 175/70/R14. Changed all the 4 tyres each @ 4150/- and also changed their necks based on the advice from the shop manager.

The driving experience - Wow ! The car was behaving totally different. Extremely silent (now I know when people say tyre noise) , super smooth (the thuds I used to feel while going over expansion joints are no more) and the grip is fantastic even in rain so gives me good confidence.

I do feel a slight sluggishness or heaviness- maybe I need to increase the pressure up a bit to 35 PSI and try.

Overall - I am a happy driver.
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My Polo TDI Trendline had clocked 40K on the stock Acelers. They did a decent job, so I thought ! I still had sufficient treads on them, but after a couple of sliding events during high speed breaking, I decided it was high time I changed those.

A last minute decision made me pick the Yokohama Earth 1 series. Did an upgrade to 185/65/R14 from the stock 175/70/R14. Changed all the 4 tyres each @ 4150/- and also changed their necks based on the advice from the shop manager.

The driving experience - Wow ! The car was behaving totally different. Extremely silent (now I know when people say tyre noise) , super smooth (the thuds I used to feel while going over expansion joints are no more) and the grip is fantastic even in rain so gives me good confidence.

I do feel a slight sluggishness or heaviness- maybe I need to increase the pressure up a bit to 35 PSI and try.

Overall - I am a happy driver.
35 PSI is way too much unless you are 5 people and luggage in the car. I have Yokohama AVS DBs and I usually run 32 PSI.

A slight upsize would result in steering getting a bit heavier. I felt that in my case as i upsized from 180 to 195.

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I replaced 2 of my cars JK's with Earth 1's. Up sized the Swift VDI (Gen2) 165/80 to 185/70 R14 88H (Mfd Oct 2016) on stock rims and SX4 ZXI remains stock at 205/60 R16 92V (Mfd Nov 2016). It was an impulse call and I am now for i can't find the technical spec's on tread wear, traction, temperature of these tyre's to see where they fit. The dealer mentioned they were Silica based tyres with 5 yrs warranty. I now cannot reference any of it online, including their official website which is near useless, with no real technical information.

They seem to have several variants within Earth 1 series, in other markets. So can't compare it to India spec tyres.

I would really appreciate any pointers or references to this information.
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I just replaced my 36k km run stock GY assurance tires on my Ciaz with earth 1(stock size). The GY were completely bald.They served well,Good grip, low noise and extremely resistant to punctures... Even though my dad, for the past 6 months has been driving/parking near a construction site .

Since i have the earth 1 on my figo and they are cheaper than new GY assurance, decided to give it a try. Dint want to spend too much on turanza, xm2, MC5 etc since we just wanted a decent all-rounder.

Initially impressions are the same wherever anyone puts new tyres , will see how they behave as the km increase. But the sidewall design don't really win any competition in the looks department, they look smaller and more ugly/plain as compared to the stock GY assurance beautiful sidewall. 😁 So if better looking sidewalls are a must, strike these earth 1s out 😂

Coming to the behavior of the earth 1s(5k old) on my figo, the grip is great, seems to have a deeper thread(hopefully last longer) and no issues with punctures. But the only cons are the slightly higher noise levels(compared to 15k run xm2 on a friend s figo) and the small stones that get stuck in the thread that make a racket.

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Guys. My 8 year old SX4 VXI running on stock Bridgestone (33k km) is due for replacement. Tyres have not worn out but have got hard and brittle and thus making the ride stiff.
Stock tyre size 195/65 R15.
One of the recommended is Yokohama Earth One.
Can some one share their feed back on this tyre size as I did not see it before ?
How much can I expect for my old tyres ? I have been told 50-100 bucks which I feel quite less but not sure off.
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The near by shop in Hosur Road Bangalore quote the following price for Earth 1.

185/65 R14 - Rs.4100 per tyre
195/65 R14 - Rs.4500 per tyre
Fitted two 185/65 R14 Earth1 tyres (for my Palio) last week from Lokmanya Tyres, Pune. Cost Rs. 4,200/- each.

I had to change my C.drives as there was a sidewall puncture on one of them (hardly used for 5000 kms) and uneven wear on another (due to improper wheel alignment).

Did a 200+ km drive yesterday. Tyres are as silent as C.drives. Braking appears to have improved (the rear tyres have done just above 10,000 kms). One big plus point is that at triple digit speeds C.drive used to make the steering lighter - Earth1 is able to give a better feel till 120. (Is it because the tyres are new?)

A note worthy point - dealer told me that the tyres carry an 'UNCONDITIONAL' warranty for 2 years (forgot the kms limit)!
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