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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 22nd May 2009, 17:10   #631
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Guys, what is the best set of tyres for a Sonata Embera? The Hankook stock tyres have completed 55K kms, and my pal wants to change them.
I suggested Michellin PP, but I believe each tyre costs 9500 K, whereas a GoodYear costs 7500 K.
I told him to try Ashoka Wheels and limit his choice to Michellin or Bridgestone. What say, gurus?
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Could you tell the size of the tyre? I dont remember it off the top of my head.

I assume by goodyear you mean goodyear Eagle F1? In that case, it is no competition for the PP at all.

PP2 is simply in a different league when it comes to overall ability. I would suggest the PP2 in a heartbeat.

If he finds PP2 too expensive, then he can look at the Primacy series. They are also very good. They dont grip like the PP2s, but have better life and comfort.

He can look at Yokohama AVS series also for that price.
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Could you tell the size of the tyre? I dont remember it off the top of my head.

I assume by goodyear you mean goodyear Eagle F1? In that case, it is no competition for the PP at all.

PP2 is simply in a different league when it comes to overall ability. I would suggest the PP2 in a heartbeat.

If he finds PP2 too expensive, then he can look at the Primacy series. They are also very good. They dont grip like the PP2s, but have better life and comfort.

He can look at Yokohama AVS series also for that price.
Thanks! He's decided to go for Michelin---either XM1 or PP2. He got 2 quotes for it---Rs 9100 per tyre from one guy, and Rs 8900 from another.
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Changed my Baleno Tyres to Continental CPC2 195/60 R 14; thanks Nikhil for your help.
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I recently upgraded tyres on my new Indica Vista..
It had Good year 175/65 R14 and I upgraded it to 185/65 R14 Michelin Energy XM 1+,

But the recommended upgrade on the michelin website is 185/60 R14. I went for 185/65 because i was worried about the further decrease in the ground clearance of Vista which doesn't have a safe ground clearance for Indian roads in the first place.

I request you all to tell me whether my upgrade will harm the car in anyway? What problems I can expect?
Would be very grateful if any of you can reply..
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I recently upgraded tyres on my new Indica Vista..
It had Good year 175/65 R14 and I upgraded it to 185/65 R14 Michelin Energy XM 1+,

But the recommended upgrade on the michelin website is 185/60 R14. I went for 185/65 because i was worried about the further decrease in the ground clearance of Vista which doesn't have a safe ground clearance for Indian roads in the first place.

I request you all to tell me whether my upgrade will harm the car in anyway? What problems I can expect?
Would be very grateful if any of you can reply..
It'll just affect your speedo.

Results for your selected 175/65/14
Rolling Radius291.55mmCircumference1831.86mmDiameter583.1m mWheel Cover SizeSize 001Results for your selected 185/65/14Rolling Radius298.05mmCircumference1872.7mmDiameter596.1mm Wheel Cover SizeSize 001Differences between Wheel/Tyre 175 & 185Rolling Radius6.5mmCircumference40.84mmDiameter13mmWhen your speedo reads 100km/hr you're actually at 102.18 km/hr
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Thanks a lot for the info RANSM..
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Question Reg. YOKOHAMAs

Hi, I have bought YOKOHAMA A DRIVES 195/60/R 15 for my fusion . Feels nice switching from Stock goodyears. But I am bit skeptical. I read the JD power Awards ratings for TYres and felt YOKOHAMA presence is not there in a big way. And they just exist in the passenger car category dat too at same position at goodyears. The michelins steal the show in Passenger, Luxury & Truck category and lose only to GOODYEAR in performance sports category. Surpisingly no indian brands there ( JK CLAIMS TO HAVE GOT THAT AWARD) but no indian brands on that site. And goodyear has consistent 3 star ratings in all categories.except 5 star in performance. So i can say my previous goodyears aren't all that bad. KEEPING fingers crossed on YOKOHAMA, I've put my money on it. FOLOW JD POWER HERE

PS. Rs. 3800 per tyre.
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I assume by goodyear you mean goodyear Eagle F1? In that case, it is no competition for the PP at all.

PP2 is simply in a different league when it comes to overall ability. I would suggest the PP2 in a heartbeat.
+1 to this statement. Further to my Eagle F1 short experience:

- The Eagle F1's performance worsened after 10,000 kms and were absolutely gone by 25,000 kms.

On the same car (C220):

- The PP2s have crossed 26,000 kms of hard running and grip levels still safe at high speed.

Net net, the Michelins still offer sufficient grip, at the same age in the same car, that the Eagle F1's were destroyed.

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I read the JD power Awards ratings for TYres and felt YOKOHAMA presence is not there in a big way.FOLOW JD POWER HERE
JD Quality is rubbish. They are very biased and are funded by the very companies that they rate.
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I would give the local meteorological department more credibility than J.D powers.
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Smile have i comitted any mistake..

So u mean i have not comitted any mistake by choosing yokohama over goodyear and bridgestone and michelin and other indian stuff. Can the experts shed some light on it. Or will the time will only tell me. Have someone weared the A drives out. Can you tell me how many miles wid that rubber.
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No, you have not committed any mistake. I have had Yokohama in my former Baleno, and my current Current Grand Vitara. I am also considering Yokohama for my Jeep now.

If you want real tyre survey, forget J.D.Powers nonsense and go here: Customer Tire Survey
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Please provide some inputs about Pirelli Aquamile p400 in Honda city zx with steel rims... I have not got any feedback on Pirelli from any of you experts so far!!!
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Since you have stock steel rims, I suggest you go for tubetype tyres from either MRF or Bridgestone. Stick to the stock size as upsizing will not give you any major benefits unless you upgrade your rims to alloys and then get tubeless Michelin or something.
Nikhil,
I ran our Santro Xing on stock rims for 1.5 years 165/65R13 Gyear Tubeless tyres w/o any isssues. I know the upsize is almost an overkill for the 4j rims but did seem to work well.

I also used Michelin MXTE 155/80R13 (wrong upsize..but in 2002 I did not know any better :( ) on my old Uno with bent rusty rims..

I did not have any issues..

now the Santro has alloys..but the reasons were more cosmetic in nature!

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Hi, I have bought YOKOHAMA A DRIVES 195/60/R 15 for my fusion . Feels nice switching from Stock goodyears. But I am bit skeptical. I read the JD power Awards ratings for TYres and felt YOKOHAMA presence is not there in a big way. And they just exist in the passenger car category dat too at same position at goodyears. The michelins steal the show in Passenger, Luxury & Truck category and lose only to GOODYEAR in performance sports category. Surpisingly no indian brands there ( JK CLAIMS TO HAVE GOT THAT AWARD) but no indian brands on that site. And goodyear has consistent 3 star ratings in all categories.except 5 star in performance. So i can say my previous goodyears aren't all that bad. KEEPING fingers crossed on YOKOHAMA, I've put my money on it. FOLOW JD POWER HERE

PS. Rs. 3800 per tyre.
I bought C.Drives for my Innova. Do not seem any worse then the that Energy XM1s that I have on m Baleno. I know it is not apples to apples..but still believe that the C.Drive feel grippier.
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