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Old 27th June 2018, 23:45   #481
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I drive a Civic with Yoko C drive tyres. I liked their superb grip and handling in rain. Unfortunately i seem to have had uneven tyre wear. My car wobbles only when i drive between 70 kmph to 80 kmph and especially on inclines! Have done balancing, alignment, rotation etc. The problem just shifts to higher speeds (like 80-90). Once I go to higher speeds I have no wobble which is interesting.

Anyways I am planning to change my tyres. XM2 or Earth 1? I drive through some really pathetic roads in Bangalore. I also drive fast and good grip is also another criteria I look for.

Thanks for your suggestions.
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Unfortunately i seem to have had uneven tyre wear.
Have you had any instances of hard braking ?
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Old 28th June 2018, 09:47   #483
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Have you had any instances of hard braking ?
Possible. Depends on how hard is hard Not had a life threatening braking situation, but yeah to avoid cyclists/cabs sometimes.

It was perfectly fine, till i did the mistake of asking the Honda service guys to do wheel balancing and alignment. Realised the problem only when i hit the highway quite sometime later. Not sure if the problem was already there and got aggravated because of improper wheeling balancing.
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I changed all the four tyres on my Mitsubishi Lancer to Yokohoma Earth 1 after doing extensive research for about 3 months.

I shortlisted everything from Ceat to Apollo to MRF to Michelin to Bridgestone. I found Yokohama to be the best for my usage pattern as well as my pocket. Since the day I have fitted them about 1 month back I have only positive things to say about the tyres. The tyres have made the steering feel butter smooth and light besides improving my ride quality as well. Since its raining I tested it on water logged roads and found its performance satisfactory. They are reasonably silent on the highways too and I no longer need to pump up the volume of my car stereo. Overall a to Yokohama Earth 1.

I will keep posting my experiences with them as years/kms pass.
Quoting myself and nearly after a year of using these tyres I am must say I am impressed. The tyres have been running good and there was not a single puncture during the year with a mixed city and highway driving pattern. They have been performing flawlessly in the infamous monsoon of Bombay. Overall a to Yokohama Earth 1.

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Dear Team Members,
Since March 2018, I'm running 4 Yokohama Earth 1 tyres on my VW Polo Highline. Unfortunately the experience has not been a great one.

During the tyre change, I had ensured that the tyres are from the latest batch (January 2018 manufactured). In these 5 odd months, I have faced two side wall failures.

Both the side wall failures have been due to vehicle going through pot holes. In the first instance the speed was around 30 Km/hour and in the second instance the speed was as low as 20 km/hour.

After the first incident, I had replaced the tyre with a new one (May 2018 Manufactured) by claiming warranty and this same new tyre has faced side wall failure yesterday.

Now, I'm just wondering, is the side wall weak in case of Yokohama Earth 1?
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Anyone have an opinion on the MRF Perfinza ? Was contemplating Yoko Earth 1 vs MRF Perfinza.
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Dear Team Members,
Since March 2018, I'm running 4 Yokohama Earth 1 tyres on my VW Polo Highline. Unfortunately the experience has not been a great one.

During the tyre change, I had ensured that the tyres are from the latest batch (January 2018 manufactured). In these 5 odd months, I have faced two side wall failures.

Both the side wall failures have been due to vehicle going through pot holes. In the first instance the speed was around 30 Km/hour and in the second instance the speed was as low as 20 km/hour.

After the first incident, I had replaced the tyre with a new one (May 2018 Manufactured) by claiming warranty and this same new tyre has faced side wall failure yesterday.

Now, I'm just wondering, is the side wall weak in case of Yokohama Earth 1?
That has to be some seriously bad luck. I've done around 60,000 km on bad bumpy roads with my Earth 1's, and only now am I starting to see some wear. I think I should be able to get another 12 to 15K.
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