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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 30th September 2007, 13:55   #361
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Hey Lancer, go for 205/50/15 or 195/55/15, these are the right upsizes, Tyres for Ride Comfort, low noise and decent grip is Michelin Energy XM1.
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Hey Lancer, go for 205/50/15 or 195/55/15, these are the right upsizes, Tyres for Ride Comfort, low noise and decent grip is Michelin Energy XM1.
I doubt if XM1s are available in those sizes.
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Old 6th October 2007, 16:47   #363
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This time when I went to costal karnataka (blre-shimoga-honnavar-karwar-sirsi-shimoga-bangalore) while coming back to bangalore I noticed my front left tyre is going bald, its surface was becoming smooth very fast. Road condition was very bad.

What might be the reason for this only one tyre going bald ? outter side of this tyre has gone bald and I went to vijay wheel alignment next day they rotated this tyre so bald side gone inside.

Onething I noticed in shell Bunk before I visited wheel balancing shop I checked that tyre pressure first thing in the morning it was 30. rest were 32 and I keep 34psi normally on stock goodyear tyres of Innova.

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Hi, can the guys frm blr suggest a tyre dealer who has given them a good deal in the past. Looking for a new set of tubeless tyres for my esteem with 13 inch HiJoin alloys. Bridgestone n Michelin seem to be the prefered shoes for the cars in this forum so I suppose I will be looking at them just for in city use.
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I am looking for comfort as well as reasonable grip and low noise. I know that Energy XM1 is good on all these aspects. But I'm interested in knowing about Yokohama. Which of their models are good on these factors and how do they compare to XM1.
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I am looking for comfort as well as reasonable grip and low noise. I know that Energy XM1 is good on all these aspects. But I'm interested in knowing about Yokohama. Which of their models are good on these factors and how do they compare to XM1.
A300/ES501, both are good comfort biased tyres. What size are you looking at?
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I am looking for comfort as well as reasonable grip and low noise. I know that Energy XM1 is good on all these aspects. But I'm interested in knowing about Yokohama. Which of their models are good on these factors and how do they compare to XM1.
In Trivandrum i don't think u'll get Yokohama tyres. U'll have to drive upto Cochin for Yokos.
Michelin u can get it from New Bharat tyres.
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Please suggest the best set of tyres for a NHC. The stock tyres seem unstable and steering feels light at high speeds. Please suggest a good set of alloy wheels for the same.
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Has anyone used Yokohama GEOLANDAR A/T-S all-terrain tires? Appreciate review/price/availability information.
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here you go samurai -
Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S
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here you go samurai -
Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S
Akshay, I have already read every review on the web on this tyre, including the one above. I was looking for first hand experiences.
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My goodyear tubeless stock 155/80 R13 had 3 punctures. I have recently shifted to CEAT 175/70 R13 tubeless. I request for a feedback on these tyres.
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My goodyear tubeless stock 155/80 R13 had 3 punctures. I have recently shifted to CEAT 175/70 R13 tubeless. I request for a feedback on these tyres.
Sorry,Not a great tyre upgrade.
BTW which car is it ? Getz or Esteem?
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Geolandar loses out to Michelin Synchrones or Latitudes. Michelin makes THE best tyres for Safaris etc.
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Geolandar loses out to Michelin Synchrones or Latitudes. Michelin makes THE best tyres for Safaris etc.
Michelin doesn't make the size I want.

Here is my problem, the Grand Vitara being a CBU comes with a rare size tyre. The OE size is 225/70R16 Yokohama Geolandar H/T on 6.5Jx16 alloys. These are basically highway all-season tyres.

Considering the kind of broken roads I'll be driving around, I prefer all terrain tyres. It was slim picking for all terrain tyres in 225/70R16 size. So I was looking for Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S which has pretty good reviews.

I preferably don't want to upsize and further reduce the already low FE. If I upsize even to 235, then I have consider upgrading the alloys to 7". Then again there is no perfect upsize that keeps within 1.5% to -2% deviation in OD. So I don't want to upsize, but only replace within the same size.

The all terrrain tyres in 225/70R16 are as follows:

Bridgestone Dueler A/T D693
Pirelli Scorpion ATR
Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO {Added one more}

The forum tyrewalla (iRaghava) has already told me that Yoko A/T-S is not even imported. Are the other three available?

With the bad kind of roads we have, why do we have so little A/T tyre choice?

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