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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, 16:41   #346
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Apollo has got good rating, they are having silica compounds. It reduces rolling resistance and thereby increases fuel efficiency.
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Apollo has got good rating, they are having silica compounds. It reduces rolling resistance and thereby increases fuel efficiency.

and what about the grip? Wont it be better to avoid them for this reason and that to when you have monsoon
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Hi buddy,i have 15 inchers company fitted tyres(195/65 R 15) in my octy...i have decided a changeover with 16" chrome rims...so do i need to upsize my tyre too or will they still carry on with new rims..pls can u suggest me...
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you will have to change your tyres too. you cant use 15" tyres with 16" rims.
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Old 1st September 2007, 19:33   #350
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I have Bridgestone Turanzas 185/70 on my machine and imo they are preety good. No lack of grip in dry or wet.

Why are JK's getting a zero. A lot of them are sold according to what i know and if i am not mistaken, many cars come equiped with it from factory. Strange no one likes them at all.

Also Apollo, are they bad ? They are geting a mere 4 till now

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Why are JK's getting a zero.
Drive a car equipped with JK's and then you will know, they are not good, they come on many cars since they are cheap else they arenot that good in the wet nor do they make any high performance tyres.
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whats a good tyre for occasional use on bad roads at some interior places (mud roads with stones and potholes) something that wont split its sidewall or anything
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whats a good tyre for occasional use on bad roads at some interior places (mud roads with stones and potholes) something that wont split its sidewall or anything
Michelin Energy XM1's or Yokohama C Drives
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Apollo has got good rating, they are having silica compounds. It reduces rolling resistance and thereby increases fuel efficiency.
Sorry dear , Apollo does not have silica based compound..
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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?
I saw a 205/60/R15 Michelin Vivacy on a Verna yesterday near Coffee Day (SP Road).
How come I dont see much info about this tyre. It is listed as general comfort tyre for sedans but he tread patter makes it look a bit like a performance tyre.

The tyre dealer did not mention these tyres at all when I asked about the Michelin range.
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I saw a 205/60/R15 Michelin Vivacy on a Verna yesterday near Coffee Day (SP Road).
How come I dont see much info about this tyre.
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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
TE - See again, I did indeed mention the Vivacy in my earlier post. There is not much info available on the tyre because officially in India it is only available in 205/60 R15. There are no other sizes available in it so very few car can be fitted with it.
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Thanks Raghav,

I quoted you only bcos you are the only one to mention it. More like authenticating my statement bcos I had never heard of these tyres before.
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Old 29th September 2007, 17:27   #358
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Hi,
I have a 2003 Lancer GLXi on stock 175/85R13 MRF ZV2K. The MRF tyres were very good, good ride comfort - never had a puncture before 40000km driving in all kinds of bad roads (Bangalore and outside)... Tyre noise is ok, not specially silent).
Now I am looking to upgrade, and planning to go for 15" alloy wheels. Need help choosing the right rubber ...
I need a) Good ride comfort; b) Good cornering; c) Low tyre noise

I am looking at 195/60R15 or 205/55R15. Is 205/55R15 too wide for Lancer or impacting the suspension too much ?

Which tyre make should I go for ? Michelin MXV8 or Bridgestone Potenza RE88 ? (Bridgestone does not see to have a 205/55R15 size from their website)

Thanks,
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Default Kendo tubeless tyres for maruti 800 EX 2000

Has anyone fitted R12 tubeless tyres from KENDO company on a Maruti 800. A tyre dealer is suggesting me these tyres at Rs 1400 per tyre. My car has done 80000 but the rims are rust free. I was thinking of Bridgestone but he highly recomended these tyres.
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Old 30th September 2007, 10:03   #360
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I have fitted Bridgestone Turanza ER-60 tyres to my Santro. My S322 tubeless tyres lasted just 24000 kms and I probably could have extracted another 5000 kms from them, but I decided to go for new tyres after some suspension/steering column work on my car, which has done 58000 kms.

It was a very close decision between Michelin and Turanza. I was initially set on Michelin XM1, but I was influenced by the fact that the ER-60 tyres have sidewall protectors. I lost one of my S322 tyres at 23000 kms to a sidewall bulge as I hit a massive pothole on the Expressway.

Next time I will definitely try out Michelin XM1 as well, if my experience with the H-rated ER-60 tyres is good on the bad roads in the Mumbai-Pune sector. I have found the ER-60 to be very good on the Expressway.

The S322 tubeless tyres are also good enough for the Santro, in my opinion. These tyres gave reasonable wet grip; I have pushed the Santro to full speed in heavy rains on the Expressway. The only gripe I had with the S322 tyres was that the high-speed handling and wet braking seemed to come down a touch as the tyres wore out. Maybe that is normal, and my shockers were also failing at that stage, so I couldn't blame just the tyres. Let us see how the ER-60 tyres perform as they wear out.

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