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Old 3rd April 2008, 23:52   #196
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yokohoma s drives 195/50/15 is a good idea
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yokohoma s drives 195/50/15 is a good idea
Thats fine, but whom are u suggesting that to?

Its an old thread.
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I have used 165/80 R 13, 185/65 R14 (Gyear NCT5 and Michelin Energy XM1)...to me the Michelins are the best..evern after 20k kms..they are super silent and very comfy.
I always maintain that for those who are not perf freaks..185/65R14 provides the best balance between comfort, looks (if going for alloys..14" look better than 13") and grip/handling.
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I have used 165/80 R 13, 185/65 R14 (Gyear NCT5 and Michelin Energy XM1)...to me the Michelins are the best..evern after 20k kms..they are super silent and very comfy.
I always maintain that for those who are not perf freaks..185/65R14 provides the best balance between comfort, looks (if going for alloys..14" look better than 13") and grip/handling.
Now Michelin XM1+ have been launched in 185/65-14. Same thread pattern with more thread depth for longer life.
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i am using swift black rims on my red baleno with 185/65/R14 yoko c drives. absolutely fine with it. for spare the stock rim with 165/80/R13 remains ( due yoko being assemetric ones). had gone for those due budget problem that time but now i dont intend to change very soon.
LOL I swapped tyres did a 1500kms trip and sold 'em also. Thanks for the update my friend .
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Thats fine, but whom are u suggesting that to?

Its an old thread.

i am not suggesting it to any one i was saying thoes tyres are best on a baleno with 15"
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Thats fine, but whom are u suggesting that to?

Its an old thread.

i am not suggesting it to any one i was saying thoes tyres are best on a baleno with 15"
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Hey Guys,
Any idea about the price of Yokohama S-drive 195/55 R15 in Bangalore ? I'm getting different quotes from different places which varies from 3.9k to 4.3k. Who is the dealer for Yokos in Bangalore ?
Another question, how is wet surface performance of S-drives compared to Michelins XM1's ? I've used Michelins before and they were very good in both dry and wet conditions.But price and lookwise I liked S-drives more.
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Old 9th April 2008, 17:53   #204
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Nirmal recently got 195/50-15 S drives from Sai Iyengar CMH road @ 3.9k per tyre. Details here (Alloy Designs for Chevy Aveo)

S drives can't be compared to XM1s, much more performance biased than XM1. PP2s can be compared with them..
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Thanks KP,I checked out Nirmal's thread. But with everyone quoting different prices I was feeling like why can't there be a standard pricing of the tires.Difference of 50-100 is understandable but almost half grand difference is something I couldn't understand.Anyway seems like 3.9k is the correct price right now.
I just want to know how the wet handling of the S-Drives ? You meant to say that they won't be as good as Michelins, right ? But if we don't compare then how good are they individually ?
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Thanks KP,I checked out Nirmal's thread. But with everyone quoting different prices I was feeling like why can't there be a standard pricing of the tires.Difference of 50-100 is understandable but almost half grand difference is something I couldn't understand.Anyway seems like 3.9k is the correct price right now.
I just want to know how the wet handling of the S-Drives ? You meant to say that they won't be as good as Michelins, right ? But if we don't compare then how good are they individually ?
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Hi Kaushik,

The landing price of S Drive 195/50/R15 for dealers is 3780 per tyre. Rest is their margin.

Nirmal

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I just want to know how the wet handling of the S-Drives ?
kaushik you wanna drift is it during the rains ? Go for the S-drives, I am one of those who took a plunge a couple of months back and have been enjoying those tyres to every bit.
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I just want to know how the wet handling of the S-Drives ? You meant to say that they won't be as good as Michelins, right ?
S drives are performance tyres and they are good in terms of wet handling.
Both Michelins and Yokohama are the best available tyres at the moment.. Performance and comfort factor will depend upon which model u choose according to your requirement.

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I am one of those who took a plunge a couple of months back and have been enjoying those tyres to every bit.
Riju, I think u are the one who started it all.
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kaushik you wanna drift is it during the rains ? Go for the S-drives, I am one of those who took a plunge a couple of months back and have been enjoying those tyres to every bit.
No way, no drifting as of now. Just want to get a safer tyre plus the looks he he.Drifting, hmmm let me see if I can

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S drives are performance tyres and they are good in terms of wet handling.
Both Michelins and Yokohama are the best available tyres at the moment.. Performance and comfort factor will depend upon which model u choose according to your requirement.

Riju, I think u are the one who started it all.
Oh yeah, it's Riju only. On seeing his hot S-drives on GTR I'm getting tempted to change mine. And probably I'll go for the performance part this time. What's the point of having a Baleno if it can't perform
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Old 2nd February 2009, 20:49   #210
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I am upgrading my baleno's wheels & tyres, 15" alloys and 205/55/R15 tyres. As per Tyre Size Calculator weblink, the increase is < 2.5% (1.85%). Hope this is good.
Any thing else I need to consider during this upgrade?

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