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Old 15th December 2007, 17:21   #76
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I spoke to two dealers including Saiffe, and both said the same thing. I think they started now or something. I am mostly sticking to the GIIIs.
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Old 15th December 2007, 22:06   #77
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Today i had checked about Bridgestone for Innova, Toyota service guys recommand 205 Bridgestone and they cleary say they don't recomand Goodyear.

Then I checked with tyre dealers they told me 205 available and I aksed for 225 bridgestone tyre they said they will get back to me and not heard from them yet. Even in bridgestone website I could not find 225 tyres.

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Well, i ont know about Bridestone site, but two dealers in Mumbai have 225 Bridgestone, and he has given many others too.
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Today had been to tyre shop Millivision near Lalbhag, I can see price is least compared to few tyre shops.

Millivision has lot of imported tyres. I checked many type of tyres there. Many tyre shops source tyres form them.

For Innova this is what I found:

1. 225/60 R15 GIII Potenzas (they are imported ones) are best one for Innova If we need long life and best grip in any condition. These are hard tyres so suitable for bad indian roads.

2. 225/60 R15 MXV8 Michellins are ideal one If we need best comfort and less tyre noise with good grip as well. They are soft tyres with good sidewall strength. Cost: 6500/- per tyre.

3. Energy XM1 205/65 R15 are good tyres in its size compared to bridgestone/goodyear. XM1 Cost: 5000/-

So BUSA your decision to go for G3 225/60 R15 (imported tyre it is) is right one! which would give you best grip and last long.

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1. 225/60 R15 GIII Potenzas (they are imported ones) are best one for Innova If we need long life and best grip in any condition. These are hard tyres so suitable for bad indian roads.
The tyre does indeed offer good grip. But that is because it is a performance tyre. The sidewall is harder so the cushioning i.e. ride is poor for the better cornering ability. The compound is soft so that the rubber is more grippier(is that even a word?).

So in effect it is true when you say good grip but long life and hard is questionable.

From the lot the best bet is the MXV8 IMO.
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the g3 really dosent have a very good ride. it is stiff. but its life seems decent.
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Ravi
What's the price of 225/60-15 GIII??
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tell me kp, irags etc.. how will the mxv8 in 225/60 15 be compared to the current g3s i have in 205/65 r15? how will the ride, handling, and road noise be?
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With 225/60-15 ride should improve with increase in sidewall.
Handling would be better with GIIIs.
In terms of road noise MXV8 would be way better than GIIIs.
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Thanks for finding out about the tires.

KP - Will 225s scrap on full locks? I am almost going with the GIIIs.

And Turanza's are available ER60 and not 30, confused about that as well.

My priority is good ride, least decrease in FE and atleast 30k kms life.
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BUSA - 225's will not scrape.

Akshay - Ride will definitely improve but handling would not be as good. Road noise also would be much, much lower.
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BUSA - 225's will not scrape.

Akshay - Ride will definitely improve but handling would not be as good. Road noise also would be much, much lower.
ishaan, but g3s are 205 and the mxv8s will be 225. shouldnt the increase in width make up for the handling?

also any new tyres expected in 225/60 r15? maybe pp2?
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PP2 is available in 205/60-15
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PP2 is available in 205/60-15
i know. didnt want to downsize. needed 65 profile for 205.

any other tyres in 225/60 15 besides g3, a300 and mxv8?
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Nope, unfortunately no choice officially, like I told you earlier. Plus, why are you so hell bent on handling?? What do you wanna do with the poor Innova, Street race it or drift it around?
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