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View Poll Results: Best set of tyres? - In India.
Goodyear 72 9.13%
Pirelli 35 4.44%
Michelin 256 32.45%
Bridgestone 232 29.40%
Falkens 7 0.89%
BF Goodrich 12 1.52%
Mrf 35 4.44%
Ceat 3 0.38%
Yokohama 111 14.07%
Dunlop 5 0.63%
JK Tyre 5 0.63%
Apollo Tyres 16 2.03%
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Old 30th March 2007, 14:11   #211
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Guys,

Any directions like where i can buy Pirelli tyres for Ikon in Chennai/Bangalore. Any specific dealer names would be helpful.
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Old 30th March 2007, 14:16   #212
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Well one set of 14'' dunlops and rims are already being gift wrapped for v1p3r .. If anyone wants eagle f1 slicks to practice drifting on track or private (individually owned farms etc) roads get in touch with me ..

Ishaan have already taken a few pics of the tyres and rims .. Just that something is wrong with my phone and refuses to connect via the data cable .. Will send them to one of the boys and make them post it here ..
Eh idiot I wanted the 15s.
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Eh idiot I wanted the 15s.
Looking the gift horse in the mouth, are we...
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Oh totally. You know me, nothing but the best. So long as it's free!
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Any directions like where i can buy Pirelli tyres for Ikon in Chennai/Bangalore. Any specific dealer names would be helpful.
Bangalore: Hercules Tyres, Sheshadripuram. Auto Fusion, Koramangala.
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My MRF ZVTS(stock) on the ikon have covered 19K kms with 0 punctures till date .
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My zigma VT ran 44 k km, 2 tyres punctured due to BIG NAILs, rubber is rock hard and gives lot of sound and grip was average but absolutely no other issues even after very rough usage!!

bridgestone on Crv, one tyre had to be replaced due to side wall damage due to stone on an highway trip, 2 punctures till date due to nails again and 27k kms, very pampered usage trust me

does this qualify MRF to be better for indian condition?

Honestly grip of bridgestone cannot be compared to that of mrf, even after discounting the fact that its crv vs iKON also

brdgestone = soft compound = good grip = bigger wear
mrf = hard compound = lesser grip = lesser wear

is the only conclusion i can make

I suggest you guys rate the tyres you are familiar with, using similar criteria and rating, only this will be helpful
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Hey how come no option for JK Tyres on the poll? I'm running the stock 185/70/R14's on my Swift and they're just... umm... well... who am I kidding... they're terrible!

Edit.. just though of a very valid question: Out of all the tyres that you're familar with, which ones are the "blackest"? I'm sick of my tyres looking a dark muddy shade of gray all the time. Even after a wash they're not black. (And dont talk about polishing and what not.. I want to know what's a good naturally black tyre that remains a dark black without the need for constant polishing)

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JK and Apollo Tyres added to the poll.
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Eh idiot I wanted the 15s.
I thought you said the Bridgestone RE88's sucked ..
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I thought you said the Bridgestone RE88's sucked ..
Well since he wants them so desperately let him have them Rahul, hardly your problem
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I was referring to the F1s. And they suck, so they're beautiful drifters.
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So, im not the only multiple tyre set owner here.
I have two sets.A road tyre set and a race tyre set.
I know of one guy in bangalore who has 4 sets of alloys and tyres.Sizes are 14,15,16 and 17. Crazy guy and he's not a BHPian!
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I know of one guy in bangalore who has 4 sets of alloys and tyres.Sizes are 14,15,16 and 17. Crazy guy and he's not a BHPian!
Who is this?
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I have put my money on Yokohama's and Michellin's for long,Yokohama's for cars and Michellins for Suvs.

AD-07 Neovas are my current favourites,and in Suv it is Michellin LTX and Synchrone's
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