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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%
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Old 18th October 2007, 14:17   #391
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Thanks kp_zen. mine is Esteem-Lxi. Done 30K. The CEAT 175/70-R13 are the new tubeless from CEAT srilanka (latest plant) and getting imported in india since september'07.

They claim this tyre to be of great performer unlike other ceats.

Any user review on this?
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i need a set of new tyres for my accent viva - crdi its done 30000kms.

i need a set of tyres that will look broad enough, which is my main criteria.(currently have stock tyres and rims 175/70-R13, upgrading these after the 35000kms mark)

he said 60 profile would make the turns difficult and would rub against the wall at the rear tyres when seated in full capacity be it R-14 or R-15 alloys and said 55 is the best profile is this true or is there any other configuration avaliable?
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Your dealer is giving you a lot of crap. 205/50 and 195/55 will result in the pretty much the same sidewall height. Also, your alloy rates seem to be a little high. Shop till they drop.

You could try the Yokohama S.drive tyres in either size. They are far superior to the BS Potenza G-III in every way, being atleast a generation newer.
Like V1p3r said, your dealer is just talking crap. The best upsize for the Viva is 185/60 R14 (Standard fitment on the Viva Petrol) or 195/55 R14. You will be very happy with the ride comfort on these tyres & the profile is high enough to take care of the potholes too.

My suggestion would be to try either the Michelin Energy XM1's or the Yokohama ES100's. If you want to go to 15" you can also try Yokohama S.Drives as suggested by V1p3r.
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Michelin owns BFGoodrich now, right?
Yup.

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How about the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor? Is that available in India? It's supposed to be one of the better selling tyres - a complete turn-over from the Wrangler HP's - they were horrible.
Not launched in India, we still get the crap older Wrangler's.
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So, there is no choice if I want OE size.
Nope, absolutely no choice unless Maruti decides to import these tyres & sell them from their service outlets or one of the grey importers get you a set on specific order.

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I am using Goodyear Eagle F1 D2s of upsize 195/60/15 on OZ Racing Canove 15" X 6.5 having ET 43 on my Swift which i believe is the right upsize. Im not very happy with the tyres as they are pretty noisy. There is a humming sound at high speeds. I first thought that the wheel bearings were busted but it was'nt the case.

Is anyone else here using these tyres and facing the same problem? Anyone who can identify the problem?
The upsize is correct & there is no problem with the Wheels or the Bearings. It is a known fact that the GoodYear Eagle F1 GSD2/GSD3 series tyres are very noisy & get even more so with usage. Me as well as a few other users have highlighted this problem for quite sometime now.

Only remedy for this problem is to change the tyres. You don't have any other ways of dealing with it.
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Thanks kp_zen. mine is Esteem-Lxi. Done 30K. The CEAT 175/70-R13 are the new tubeless from CEAT srilanka (latest plant) and getting imported in india since september'07.

They claim this tyre to be of great performer unlike other ceats.

Any user review on this?
Is that CEAT Spider ?
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need to upgrade the tyres on my Sienna. Any suggestions ? (increasing width to 195mm) . I need comfortable tyre with low rotational noise . + Good grip needed . Am presently running on Potenza GIII.
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Hi kp zen, No. Dis is radial formula1 steel.
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195/60-14 Michelin Energy XM1 or Yokohama ES100

BTW Whats the size of Potenza GIIIs u are having?
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Is that CEAT Spider ?

Hi,

This is Radial formula 1 steel.....from CEAT.

For the Grand vitara, the stock is P225/70 R16 101H Y.Geolander. However in india, i think Bridgestone will supply 225/70 R16 102S...

Can check out with Bridgestone....

thnx.
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195/60-14 Michelin Energy XM1 or Yokohama ES100

BTW Whats the size of Potenza GIIIs u are having?
I think its 185/65R14 , need to check on that as my car has ben given for service.
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For the Grand vitara, the stock is P225/70 R16 101H Y.Geolander. However in india, i think Bridgestone will supply 225/70 R16 102S...

Can check out with Bridgestone....

thnx.
Nobody in India have this size.


BF Goodrich T/A KO 235/70R16 is being quoted at Rs.7520/tyre. Is this a fair price?
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According to brochure Geolander A/T-S & Geolander H/T-S are there in 225/70-16 but i don't know if its available in India at the moment.
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sorry people i did mean 205 that was a typing error, is the 205/50-R15 still fine with the bumpy roads and the pot holes that my drives dont slow down on or sometimes cannot be seen on highways(as they appear out of the blues)?

or will it be a wise option to stick to the 195/55-R15 or 195/60-R14 for the sake of the bad roads(as it is 5 or 10 mm higher in profile?).

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BF Goodrich T/A KO 235/70R16 is being quoted at Rs.7520/tyre. Is this a fair price?
Slightly expensive, should not be more than 7k or so.

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According to brochure Geolander A/T-S & Geolander H/T-S are there in 225/70-16 but i don't know if its available in India at the moment.
Nope, no one has 225/70 R16 available in India.
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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.
Hi Busa,
thanks for your reply (I didn't manage to check out replies as was out of station).
I think you maybe referring to SFXi 14" rim upgrade. For 175/80R13, 195/60R15 or 205/55R15 seem to have least error (I had checked this in the car Bible calculator from this mail thread)...

Anyone have an idea on Michelin XM1 vs MXV8 ?

Thanks
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