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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 5th June 2007, 13:43   #301
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Getting new rubber for the OHC, 175/70 R13

Fronts are ZVTS (couple of mnths old) rear are Bridgestones S322 (old, lived their life)

Will switch to tubeless (4) and keep 1 old tyre as stepney.

Thinking of Bridgestone Turanza ER-60's
Spoke to dealer 1, he has quoted 2500/- each. dealer 2, was asking for 2970/- (Thanks for helping me out with the advice Ishaan)

Dealer 1 was also praising Michelin Energy XM1's around the same price.
I need tyres which won't get cut on tramlines (lot of roads i travel on have tramlines), low noise and not too expensive.
Yoko's he said ki he would take 5 .. 6 days to get them.
Hows Goodyear GPS 2 ? Price / Quality / Performance ?
Am i getting the shoes at a good rate ?

Currently i run on 29 PSI front and rear. Will I have to change that ? What should the best pressure be ?


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Will switch to tubeless (4) and keep 1 old tyre as stepney.
Good decision.

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Dealer 1 was also praising Michelin Energy XM1's around the same price.
I need tyres which won't get cut on tramlines (lot of roads i travel on have tramlines), low noise and not too expensive.
I too would suggest Michelin's for your usage.

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Hows Goodyear GPS 2 ? Price / Quality / Performance ?
Bad tyres, very noisy but cheap.

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Currently i run on 29 PSI front and rear. Will I have to change that ? What should the best pressure be ?
Start with 29 psi intially then decide whether if the ride is fine or too stiff/soft. Accordingly you can adjust the pressures upward/downward.

What 13" Yoko's is he offering you?
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thanks for informing me. Do you have any idea how much will they cost, Jk 165/80 R-14 Tubeless, original fitment in swift.
It should be around Rs 2400 .....
Will try to confirm this in a day or two.!
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Old 5th June 2007, 20:42   #304
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Ok! Am just back from the tyre shop.

Got myself 4 Michellin Energy XM1's
Upsized the tyre size to 185/70 R13 (dealer assured me that it would not foul with the body). The drive back home was too short and in slow moving traffic, but still could definately make out a positive difference. Ride did seem much better and more comfortable (or was it just my imagination).
Got 2800/- off for the 2 ZVTS which i gave in, total came to 10650 including balancing etc. Can't think of anything more to write as of now, too excited.

Ishan, Thank you. Next time you're down in Kolkata, beer's on me.

Cheers!
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Ride did seem much better and more comfortable (or was it just my imagination).
The ride's obviously gonna improve as u have increased your sidewall hieght & u have Michelin rubber now, which are best known for superior ride quality


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Ishan, Thank you. Next time you're down in Kolkata, beer's on me.
Now Ishan is gonna organise a Kolkata meet
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Old 8th June 2007, 15:12   #306
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Pls suggest me tyres for my Baleno currently i am running on 165/R13 Bridgestone's Tube Type .
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A good upgrade to the baleno is 195/60-14. You will need to change to alloys to upgrade to 14".

If you dont want to change from the OE wheels then 185/70-13 is the max you can go upto.

There are several brands. Popular ones are michelin energy XM1's, yokohama AVS ES-100, Bridgestone potenza G-III.
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I have JK Ultima in my car done about 47,000km and it still might go on for another 10,000km according to a mechanic. M800
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I need one information. I was in JC Road Bangalore a day back to look out for Tyres and Alloys for my Innova.

Lot of options I saw. Below are I liked and short listed ->

1. Michelin MXV8 (or MVX8) 225/60 R15 costing around 6500/- each tyre

2. Dominator made in USA 235/60 R15 costing 5500/- each tyre.

3. Hankook Mileage Plus its I guess 205/65 R15 and 225/60 R15 costing around 5000/- (I think...) each tyre.

I understand now whats Michelin known for (ride comfort, less noice, quality inside ..) and already our members have helped me to understand about it.

My question is can someone show light on "Dominator" and "Hankook Mileage Plus" tyres ? I really liked the way "Dominator" looks but not sure If its right choice for Innova because its 235/60 R15 so thinking about will 235 suitable? they guy who recomanded said he has fit it on at least 15 Innovas. It gives great comfort and very less noice. I searched for "Dominator" in the web I could not find much about it.

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For the innova the michelin MXV8 is a good choice. size is 225/60/15 as you have mentioned. I am not sure about the rim width as you dont have alloys.

member v-16 has them on his car:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...tml#post409621 (Welcoming the Toyota Innova 2.5D "V" into my family.)
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Ravi

1. I also dunno much about the Dominator tyres but i think those are dirt tyres not for Innova's.
2. On what size rims are u planning to put the 225/235 tyres on??
3. My choice would still be the Michelin's

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Can you recommend a nice quality tyre pressure monitoring equipment thingy.
somehow dont trust the ones at the pumps. Even the Digital ones.

The tyre guy where i bought my tyres from says that he will give me the Bridgestone one (supposedly comes free with a set of 4 tyres). Is it any good ?
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ok great, Thanks vid and kpzen for quick reply, I will stick to either 205/65 or 225/60 R15 with Michellins MXV8 .

I felt like Dominator tyre is like Dirt tyre now after studying more I can it appears it is ...

If I go with 205/65 R15 no issue of rim size since thats stock size for Innova.

If I go with 225/60 R15 tyre I need to make sure either I need to buy alloys or my stock RIM is suitable for new tyre!

I will do study and do home work before I decide,

Thanks and Regards,

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Any idea about Innova's stock rim size??
If its 15x 6j then i think should be good enough for 225/60-15
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The tyre guy where i bought my tyres from says that he will give me the Bridgestone one (supposedly comes free with a set of 4 tyres). Is it any good ?
Yes, they are very good quality & I have two of them which I use!! Solidly built with a nice case! And best of all I got both my gauges free without having to purchase any tyres!!!!
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