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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 25th November 2008, 15:58   #556
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PP2 => Better than the Yokos but harder on the ride with negligible noise (I am inclined to these as they have a good design and have been the talk of the town on this forum)
They have been the talk of the town of late for their bulging sidewalls. Do check with saifee on their warranty claims, incase you land up with a bubble in your tire would he replace it?

Have you considered the Goodyear's that came out after the ones you have, the GSD3? They are the best looking, hopefully goodyear has resolved the issues you faced on the newer one.

How much are you getting you 16inchers for?
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Old 25th November 2008, 15:59   #557
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I have had an outstanding experience with Bridgestone tyres. My Santro Xing runs on Bridgestone S 322 155/70 R 13 tryes and thry have performed brilliantly!

This I say because I have not had a single puncture on them over the past 49,000+ kms of driving. My car's jack is still wrapped in the original plastic like it was on the day I bought the car in feb 2005. They still have a few thousand kms of life left and have aged beautifully over the past 3 and half years. Maintenance wise, I got them rotated and balanced every 5,000 kms and got my wheels aligned every 5,000 kms as well.

Typically, I check the pressures every 10-12 days and always maintained them at 31psi (manuf recommended 30 psi) on all four wheels.

Am planning to stick to the Bridgestones even when I change tyres soon.

Please do feel free to share your thoughts on your esperiences with Bridgestones.

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They have been the talk of the town of late for their bulging sidewalls. Do check with saifee on their warranty claims, incase you land up with a bubble in your tire would he replace it?

Have you considered the Goodyear's that came out after the ones you have, the GSD3? They are the best looking, hopefully goodyear has resolved the issues you faced on the newer one.

How much are you getting you 16inchers for?

Damn it!!! Sahil!! Im back to square one now

16" Lenso SHUs for 23400/- for 04
15" Lenso SHUs for 23000/ for 05

With regard to the new Eagles, ive been advised against those too due to noise. Ive also noticed that tyres with 'V' treads wear out faster and that to unevenly. Mine have, even after regular wheel alingment, balancing and rotation.
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They have been the talk of the town of late for their bulging sidewalls. Do check with saifee on their warranty claims, incase you land up with a bubble in your tire would he replace it?
I am not sure if Saifee Tyres give warranty on any of the tyres they sell. Epic, please confirm the warranty part before you go ahead with the purchase.cheers:
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Old 25th November 2008, 20:53   #560
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Honestly, My Opinion is changing-

The OEM on the Lancer- Potenza lasted 50000 KM and replaced them with Potenza G3- Done another 20 K- Still going.

The OEM on the XETA- Apollo Amazer still going on at 35750.

More I drive in the City...!
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Hey
I'm currently running 215/55-16s on my Sx4 with 16x7J rims.
I'm sure the time to change my tyres shall surface soon; so I went out and found out a the prices of a few tyres. I have always wanted V tread tyres so stuck to that.
My research found me the following:
F1 Eagles (same size) are for Rs.5200/tyre.
Hankook - V tread - (same size) are for Rs.5300/tyre WITH a 3 year warranty.
Now my question is - how good are Hankooks? (as funny as that sounds)
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They have been the talk of the town of late for their bulging sidewalls. Do check with saifee on their warranty claims, incase you land up with a bubble in your tire would he replace it?
Reference to the above : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...preceda-s.html

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Have you considered the Goodyear's that came out after the ones you have, the GSD3? They are the best looking, hopefully goodyear has resolved the issues you faced on the newer one....
Take a look at this suprising thread >

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/access...-f1-gsd3s.html

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Old 26th November 2008, 22:11   #563
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Reference to the above : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...preceda-s.html



Take a look at this suprising thread >

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/access...-f1-gsd3s.html

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Hi Rehan,

Well im not surprised on the reviews of the Eagles. Im presently using Eagles GDS2s at the moment and im not at all happy with them. Grip was amazing initially but now they are wearing out resulting to major tyre noise and vibrations. Im due for a tyre change so what would you suggest, PP2s or S-Drives?

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Now comes the tyres. My choices are: -

If i stick to 15" => Yokohama ES 100 - Rs. 4050 per tyre (205/55/R15)
Yokohama S-Drives - Rs. 4700 per tyre (205/55/R15)
Michelin PP2 - Rs. 5675 per tyre (205/55/R15)
Michelin Energy MXV8 - Rs 4950 per tyre (195/60R15)

If i change to 16" => Yokohama S-Drives - Rs. 6600 per tyre (205/50/R16)

Now the feedback given by Saifee on each tyre were

ES 100 => Good tyres and should look at it (I was against the same coz of the 'V' tread design that i already have on my Goodyears which become noisy later. Also ES 100s are an older model)

S-Drives => Good tyres with best looks but will eventually also become noisy later. (I do not want any more noisy tyres after what ive gone through with Goodyears!!)

PP2 => Better than the Yokos but harder on the ride with negligible noise (I am inclined to these as they have a good design and have been the talk of the town on this forum)

MXV8 => The best and noiseless tyre but have no sporty design (I dont like the design)

After going through the above, i am totally confused and so require your genuine comments on the same. I wil be fitting them next month so dont want to wrong again like i did with the Goodyear's. Which size of rims & Which tyres?

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16" are ok if you're a very careful driver, otherwise please avoid since you'll also have to install a lower profile tyre (205/50).

Out of the choices above, I would choose between the PP2's & the S-Drives. Both are excellent tyres but don't expect either to last more than 35k at best.

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They have been the talk of the town of late for their bulging sidewalls. Do check with saifee on their warranty claims, incase you land up with a bubble in your tire would he replace it?
Saifee can't do anything about the warranty Sahil, it's company policy which dictates what happens in the case of a warranty claim. And 99% of the time the claims are not honoured.
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i have heard that michelin tyres are of soft compound. Is it fine to use the tyre in indian conditions. Moreover they are not providign any warranty in case of any tear or so?
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If my requirement was of tyres that would be the best for grip/braking assistance, what would be my choices of brands/manufacturers?

The size in question would be 195/60/14 on a Palio 1.6.

I currently have Goodyear Eagle Ventura and I feel that in the first few minutes of drive the braking is good and there is bite, but after a while the braking goes down drastically. (NOTE: I got new rotor discs/brake pads job done recently so the brake parts are NOT worn out)

PS: I am assuming that tyres play a great role in determining the braking capabilities of a car.

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You assume correctly.

195/60 R14 Yokohama AD07 Advan Neovas.
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If my requirement was of tyres that would be the best for grip/braking assistance, what would be my choices of brands/manufacturers?
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195/60-14 Michelin Pilot Precedas would be the best option for u.
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...195/60 R14 Yokohama AD07 Advan Neovas.
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...195/60-14 Michelin Pilot Precedas would be the best option for u.
mmm... any more choices to add to the confusion .

btw, what kind of costs would be involved for the above tyres?

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Yokohamas it shall always be for me using the A Drives on my getz , practically soundless on the roads beautiful handling and a nice cushioned drive yokos it shall always be for me
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