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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 13th November 2009, 22:08   #676
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i changed footwear of my sierra to BF Goodrich T/A.....
i strongly believe i made a mistake... these tires are meant for snow.
i feel as if my brakes are not working..... you brake hard and your heart will be in your mouth....
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Old 14th November 2009, 21:25   #677
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my dzire vdi has done around 32000km on stock tyres. i want to upgrade it.
i just want to upgrade the rubber, not the rims. my drive is usually on rough roads ie 75% these single lane normal roads. can u guys suggest me the brand, size etc?
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my dzire vdi has done around 32000km on stock tyres. i want to upgrade it.
i just want to upgrade the rubber, not the rims. my drive is usually on rough roads ie 75% these single lane normal roads. can u guys suggest me the brand, size etc?
I would suggest Bridgestone Turanza or BS potenza GIII. if you are driving a lot in rains go for potenza. the downside of potenza is it develops road noise as it ages. Turanza is much less on the noise department but doesn't have the potenza grip on the wet road.
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Old 16th November 2009, 20:31   #679
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@dieselfan
thanks for the reply. pls guide me on these points also.
1)what would be the cost for bridgestone turanza?
2)what is the tyre size shall i choose?
3)what would be the effect on fuel economy?

i am new to cars, hence all these queries.
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Stick to 185/70 R14.

I suggest you go in for the Michelin XM1+. It's a little bit more expensive, but it's worth it IMHO. The comfort is faaar superior and the tyre noise is non existent. If not for that, the Yoko A Drive is also worth a shot.

There will be a marginal fuel economy drop.

Cost for BS turanza would be around 3.3k, Michelin around 3.6k and the Yoko around 3.3k.

The Apollo Acelere would be as good as the above three but even cheaper, thus making it even more VFM.
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If you opt for Michelin or Yokohama 185/70 R14, you wont experience any FE drop as these co. produce high quality energy efficient products.
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I am looking for 235/70R16 size tyres which will be mostly used in broken tarmac. If you have recently driven on NH-17, you will know what I mean. My OE tyres got worn out in 17,500 Kms. I am considering the following tyres, approximate price would be very helpful.

Michelin LTX A/T 2
BFG Long Trail T/A Tour
BFG Commercial T/A Traction
Continental CrossContact LX
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo
Pirelli Scorpion ATR
Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

Basically I am looking for tough as nails tyres without sacrificing comfort. That is while I am not considering any Indian make here.
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Continental should be decent. It's a little hard on smooth roads, however it is pretty durable. Ask TSK. He will give you a better review of those tyres.

The LTX A/T2 is also a decent tyre. The Geolandars are also very good. See, neither the Michelin or the Yoko will be able to last for a very long time if oyu drive on such bad roads. The Conti might last.
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The Tirerack.com reviews on the Continental CrossContact LX is the most confusing one, never seen something like that before. Some find it very quiet, some find it very noisy. Some find it running beyond 50,000+ without any tread wear, some find it worn out by 20,000. Some find major problem balancing the tyre... the same pattern is repeating in every page of review.

If the reviews can be consistently so wildly varied, I feel there must be quality control issues with this tyres. What else can explain such varied opinions?
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The Tirerack.com reviews on the Continental CrossContact LX is the most confusing one, never seen something like that before. Some find it very quiet, some find it very noisy. Some find it running beyond 50,000+ without any tread wear, some find it worn out by 20,000. Some find major problem balancing the tyre... the same pattern is repeating in every page of review.

If the reviews can be consistently so wildly varied, I feel there must be quality control issues with this tyres. What else can explain such varied opinions?
Usage?

One thing to note though. These Contis do generally require a lot of weight when you balance them. We've experienced this.
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Can't be usage. How do you explain noise variation?

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One thing to note though. These Contis do generally require a lot of weight when you balance them. We've experienced this.
Ah! Needing lot of weight means the tyre is highly imbalanced. The mass of the tyre is not uniformly distributed. Even this points to low quality manufacturing. If you are lucky, you might end up with a good piece. In my Jeep I used to have a tyre that needed 250gms of weight.

Ok, I going to keep away from this one.

More than tyre life, I am interested in puncture resistance, sidewall strength and comfort. Would Michelin LTX A/T 2 fit my need?
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Actually the Conti fits 2 of your requirements! Only comfort isnt that great.

The Michelin would alos be good.
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In the Tirerack.com survey, the Michelin LTX AT 2 has the best score for comfort, noise and treadwear among all the AT tyres.

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So I guess that will be my logical choice.
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Go for the Michelin LTX AT2. Headers uses it on his gypsy and we know what that gypsy goes through, don't we?
Personally, I think you can't go wrong with a Michelin as long as its used for what it is meant to.
An A/T would mean highway, very bad roads and decent offroading in my book.
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Go for it Samu. It's a very good tyre.
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