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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 3rd July 2007, 00:18   #331
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Hello razor4077 i been through the whole thread and come to the conclusion that michilin, bridgestone and yokohama are the best tyreas available in india
also my requirements are mainy for performance-good grip in both wet and dry conditions and good looks and comfort in that order,i am not bothered by FE or noise or how long the tyre lasts
(my gt3 is brand new and makes a lot of noise so i cant imagine how it will sound as it ages)
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No, Bridgestone is pretty horrible. They killed their brand with the S322, though the Turanza and the GIII are ok. Michelin is the best for comfort and grip, though the new Yokohama range is up there with it. For outright grip, you can't touch some of the Yokohamas.
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i have bridestone turanza on my baleno i get excellent grip on both wet and dry roads. i have michelin on my other car but the side wall is very soft not good for indian roads where u cannot drive ur car without goin into a pot hole
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ok so bridgestone is out taht leaves the michelin and yokohamas
which model in michelin and yokohama for 205/60/15
have seen the michelin energy xm1 something and yokohama es100 ?
looks wise i think the yoko is better what about performance
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Energy XM1 is the comfort tyre that Michelin makes. Since that is the least of your priorities, and performance is the key, you need to look at Pilot Preceda 2 - Michelin's perf tyre for India.
Yoko's are great tyres as per many on this forum and elsewhere too. Never used them so cannot comment. Performance-wise this would be your order of preference for Yokos:
Advan Neova > AVS Sport > AVS ES100
Yokohoma is just setting up shop in India... until now their tyres were only available in the grey market. Prices are bound to go up with the official stuff, so don't wait around too long if you're going for them.
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For 205/60 R15, here is what you'll get easily:

Michelin Pilot Primacy
Michelin Pilot Preceda
Michelin Energy MXV8
Yokohama ES100
Yokohama AVS Sports

Since you're bothered only with the performance than you could try either one of the Yoko's or one of the Michelin Pilot's.
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@ishan: how much more expensive is the Primacy than PP2?
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@ishan: how much more expensive is the Primacy than PP2?
IIRC Primacy's are actually a few hundred bucks cheaper than the PP2's.

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Hmm.. not very good ratings on tirerack for the Primacy. Has anyone used them here?
I'm taking delivery of the PP2's (and alloys) tomorrow. Kinda excited
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Michelin for me. But I have no idea which Michelin tyres are offered in India. I feel they are the best tires when comfort and wearing is the priority.

Does anyone know where I can look for Michelin tyres and sizes offered in India? Tried looking for it on the internet but was unable to find it.

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Well the patterns available are:

Michelin Energy XM1
Michelin Energy MXV8
Michelin Vivacy
Michelin Pilot Preceda 1
Michelin Pilot Preceda 2
Michelin Pilot Primacy
Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Michelin 4x4 Synchrone
Michelin LTX A/T
Michelin LTX M/S
Michelin 4x4 Diamaris

What car & what size are you looking for?
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195/55/15 (or) 195/60/14 (or) 185/60/14 on a Lancer. My priority is ride comfort and feel confident on high speeds. Not looking for any of the pilots because I presume the might have a harder ride.
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195/55 R15 is not available in any pattern of Michelin so hard luck there, you can try 205/50 R15 though. As for 14" if you don't want the Pilot's then your only option is Energy XM1.
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My local dealer in mangalore has bridgestone potenza g3 205/60/15 in stock tyres look good and manufacturing date is 3 months back should i go for them?(hes offering me Rs 1300/- per tyre for my 195/60/15 goodyear GT3 which have run only 750 kms and hes charging me Rs 5000/- per tyre for the potenza )-is this a good deal or should i get more for the good years?
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Just wanted to know the opinion about Apollo's Acelere. Has anyone used them? The dealers say, the margins are so low they don't like stocking them. But that's more of a commercial opinion than technical. Wanted to know from the users
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