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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 24th October 2007, 19:07   #421
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What kind of terrain you gonna use your Grand Vitara on?
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Did you ask the local Michelin chap if he'll take them in exchange?
Yeah, he is not very keen considering the size. The GV comes with rather strange tyre size.

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What kind of terrain you gonna use your Grand Vitara on?
All kind.
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Old 24th October 2007, 19:50   #423
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I think tyres from BF availale are for more of Off-roading.

I think best available All terrain SUV tyres are Geolandar AT-S and LTX-AT.
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I think tyres from BF availale are for more of Off-roading.

I think best available All terrain SUV tyres are Geolandar AT-S and LTX-AT.
Boss, I am sticking to AT tyres that are actually available in India and in 235/70R16.
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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.



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.

Hi Raghava,

Gave my car for a checkup and indeed my wheel bearings were busted coz the car is absolutely silent now. So the problem were definitely not the tyres but the busted wheel bearings. Why could have this happened? As you mentioned earlier that the upsize is perfect; rims of size 15" X 6.5, PCD 100 & Offset 43 & tyres of size 195/60/15. What could be the reason for busted wheel bearings?

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There is a humming sound at high speeds. I first thought that the wheel bearings were busted but it was'nt the case.
I have been facing the same issue with my Apollo tyres (185/65/13) . Whenever I try to push the car beyond 60 kph, humming sound comes from front left tyre. Please suggest some thing to over come this irritating issue. By car details are as follows

1. Car make Baleno 2005
2. OD reading 35xxx KM
3. I do not want to change rim (13 inch-Aura alloy), money constraint
4. Wheel bearing has been checked. It is OK as per mechanic.
5. Is there any harm to the car with this humming sound
6. Can I run the car with the same set of tyres and wait them to finish (I think there are around 20K more life left)

waiting for response.

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Vivek - Rotate your tyres & note where the Left-Front tyre has been place post-rotation. Then driver again & see if the humming sound is still there, if yes, then where is it? If it is still coming from the same location (Left-Front) then your tyre is alright & the bearing or some other part is the culprit, if the noise comes from wherever the earlier Left-Front tyre has been placed then the tyre is the culprit.
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Vivek - Rotate your tyres & note where the Left-Front tyre has been place post-rotation. Then driver again & see if the humming sound is still there, if yes, then where is it? If it is still coming from the same location (Left-Front) then your tyre is alright & the bearing or some other part is the culprit, if the noise comes from wherever the earlier Left-Front tyre has been placed then the tyre is the culprit.
Thanks for the response. Will do that in next servicing (another 350 Km) and let you know.
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Hi,

Today i saw a Honda CRV with goodyear F1s Made in germany....Where can i get german made F1s????

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4. Wheel bearing has been checked. It is OK as per mechanic.
waiting for response.
Check whether your wheel is getting hot after you drive for about 10 mins with this sound. It shows you have any problem with bearing..
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My uncle has a 2000 model Opel Corsa Royale 1.6 and his tyres are ready to be replaced. Which is a good tubeless tyre in 175 width, suggest non-directional tyre only.
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My uncle has a 2000 model Opel Corsa Royale 1.6 and his tyres are ready to be replaced. Which is a good tubeless tyre in 175 width, suggest non-directional tyre only.

Hope u meant non-unidirectional tyres.
175/70-13 Michelin XM1 or Yokohama A300. Hope this car doesn't do off roading

XM1 is asymmetrical but non unidirectional.
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Hope u meant non-unidirectional tyres.
Why the confusion? Directional generally means one-direction, it is well accepted. etyres - tyre glossary - Directional


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175/70-13 Michelin XM1 or Yokohama A300. Hope this car doesn't do off roading XM1 is asymmetrical but non unidirectional.
This uncle would never offroad, he is too careful a driver, he doesn't even take it on bad roads. What is the cost of these tyres, say ball-park figure?
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Why the confusion? Directional generally means one-direction, it is well accepted. etyres - tyre glossary - Directional
Sorry my bad. Thanks for clarification

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This uncle would never offroad, he is too careful a driver, he doesn't even take it on bad roads. What is the cost of these tyres, say ball-park figure?
XM1 should cost u around 2.6k and the Yokos would be cheaper.

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Michelin MX Energy are supposed to be best suited for Indian roads
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