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Old 23rd September 2009, 10:42   #646
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Hi,

Please add CONTINENTAL also in the POLL list. My VOTE goes to CONTINENTAL only.
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Old 28th September 2009, 23:10   #647
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can anybody tell me the current costs of

bridgestone g3 175/65 R14

is there any better choice i have honda city 2006 model

iam changing over from BS turanza er60s

iam not an expert in tires but i found the turanzas good.

what about michelin pilot preceda and yokos. i do a lot of highway driving and rural roads sometimes.

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can anybody tell me the current costs of

bridgestone g3 175/65 R14

is there any better choice i have honda city 2006 model

iam changing over from BS turanza er60s

iam not an expert in tires but i found the turanzas good.

what about michelin pilot preceda and yokos. i do a lot of highway driving and rural roads sometimes.

praveen
Praveen, GIII's are known to be noisy as per the inputs I derived from Team BHP. Turanzas have been well appreciated here and are good for rural roads.
For the rest, the real Tyre experts shall answer.
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Praveen, GIII's are known to be noisy as per the inputs I derived from Team BHP. Turanzas have been well appreciated here and are good for rural roads.
For the rest, the real Tyre experts shall answer.
I have GIIIs and have run over 6000 kms on it. Noise is not much but I hear it will increase as the tyre ages. GIII should cost the same as ER60s. GIIIs are unidirectional hence they have an advantage of better road grip over ER60s in both Dry and wet conditions. Especially I love them in wet condition when it is raining and road is filled with water. The Grip is simply Superb. I also found that the tread depth in GIIIs are more than Turanza ER60s (This may be an optical illusion but I thought I did observe it when I compared both side by side.)
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I have GIIIs and have run over 6000 kms on it. Noise is not much but I hear it will increase as the tyre ages.
I also found that the tread depth in GIIIs are more than Turanza ER60s (This may be an optical illusion but I thought I did observe it when I compared both side by side.)
Prior to upgrade of Santro Xing's footwear, I was having GIII's in mind but the noise factor and availability of a better Yokohama A539 in 175/60 R13 changed my mind. Moreover, the tread pattern is more funkier than the GIII (but the GIII's do look great, I think Bridgestone should work on the noise aspect of this tyre).

For depth, take help of a Vernier Caliper.

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Old 29th September 2009, 19:54   #651
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for me its yokohama, they have a tire for everyone, for the fast & furious to the comfort types, they are very reasonable in price & are also made in japan which is so rare now days, i had the S drive in my previous car & loved them, they had very good grip, now using Decibel series & the comfort & traction is very well balanced..

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Bridgestone HT Dueler is my favourite
Both on my old Bolero and now on my Scorpio.
Excellent tyres - good road holding and grip as well as comfort on the highways.
They also last long - at least 35000-40000 kms.
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Wow! nice to see my favourites running neck & neck -- had Michellin XM1s on my Estilo and now have Bridgestone Duelers on my Bolero Storm.

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Bridgestone HT Dueler is my favourite
Both on my old Bolero and now on my Scorpio.
Excellent tyres - good road holding and grip as well as comfort on the highways.
They also last long - at least 35000-40000 kms.
I second this. Whew! the Duelers are lifesavers, really !
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Bridgestone HT Dueler is my favourite
Both on my old Bolero and now on my Scorpio.
Excellent tyres - good road holding and grip as well as comfort on the highways.
They also last long - at least 35000-40000 kms.
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Wow! nice to see my favourites running neck & neck -- had Michellin XM1s on my Estilo and now have Bridgestone Duelers on my Bolero Storm. I second this. Whew! the Duelers are lifesavers, really !
You guys havent tried some really good tyres! The Michelin LTX A/Ts or the Geolandars. Then you will realise how sad these Bridgestones are!
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Last week , got fitted Turanzas ER 60 (in newly launched 155/65R13 size) in my zen. I find them better than Michelin XM1 on which the car was running earlier. Turanzas provide better handling at cornering.
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all going well for the next change in the Scorpio whenever it becomes necessary and when I feel like upgrading I will come and see you. i also like the geolandar AT - will take your inputs. however that could be more a "style" thing because my driving is predominantly in the city and on highways, not off road, so will have to bear that in mind. upsizing etc somehow Im not in favour of - quite happy with my stock 235's.

however, im thinking about upgrading the other (Swift) car's tyres from the current 3 year old (17000km) JK's. would love to have the same size as the ZXi and if budget permits, change the wheels too. lets see!

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Shankar --- You dont need to upsize. Stick to the OEM size but once you upgrade to Geolandars, you will feel the difference! You dont need to go offroad. You will feel it on the highways and city roads itself.
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i have absolutely no intention of UP SIZING - I mentioned when its time for the next UPGRADE of tyres if you see my post. (for the Scorpio that is).
But yes I will ring you, meet you and seek your advice/ inputs on this before doing it.

Ref the Swift - I dont like the stock tyres and the size that the standard LXi comes with OEM - these I would certainly like to Up grade as well as Up Size to the same ones available on the ZXi. For this also, budget permitting, before going ahead I will seek your help!

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Shankar --- You dont need to upsize. Stick to the OEM size but once you upgrade to Geolandars, you will feel the difference! You dont need to go offroad. You will feel it on the highways and city roads itself.
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the previous er60s i fitted were 175/65 r14 what size should i use with the g3s?

same size?

what is advantage disadvantage of upsizing?

do tire costs vary with the dealers is there any room for bargain hunting?

do you need wheel balancing and alignment done immediately afetr installing new tires?

plz help me gurus as im quite new to all this.

regards

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Praveen, GIII's are known to be noisy as per the inputs I derived from Team BHP. Turanzas have been well appreciated here and are good for rural roads.
For the rest, the real Tyre experts shall answer.
thanks tsk13

but im sticking to g3s as ive got a good experience with the turanzas.

are they in the same class or is g3 a superior version?

regards

praveen

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G3 is an absolute piece of crap. You'll get more grip out of a Michelin XM1+ with way more comfort, zero noise and better ride. XM1+ will last longer as well as it has a treadwear rating of 400 vs 320 of G3.

G3 is sold only in India - the dumping ground for age old crap patterns of BS. If you are looking purely for grip, get the Michelin PP2 or Yoko Advan Neova. But both of this will be overkill for your car.

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