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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 29th November 2009, 20:53   #691
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Hurray!! I have the best set of tires as per the poll..!! Running on Michelin XM1 185/70s. Voted for Michelin.

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I want to share my worst experience with Good Year Nct 5. I have purchased two good year nct 5 195/65/R15 tires for my Octavia 1.9 TDI. During balancing itself it took more than 120grams of weight. After fitting it vibrated a lot after 60km/h. The dealer Parimalam tyres, Erode, Tamilnadu refused to accept the fault. I have asked for Michelin brand and he refused to take back the Good Year. So I have left with no choice.

After driven 3000Kms, I have changed to MICHELIN Energy MVX8. This time I have changed all the 4 tires. It took only 30grams of balance weight ( maximum) and drive is smooth now. I never buy any GOOD YEAR tires in the future. If anyone start a thread with Worst set of tyres, I will give my rating to Good Year tires.

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Old 25th December 2009, 00:09   #693
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^^^ If the tyres are indeed faulty, I can't understand why the dealer will not replace them in warranty. I had a strange wobbling problem with my motorcycle front wheel (Dunlop). The dealer replaced it without any fuss after about 4 - 6 months... and the problem was solved. If a motorcycle tyre can be replaced under warranty, why not a car tyre?
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^^^ If the tyres are indeed faulty, I can't understand why the dealer will not replace them in warranty. I had a strange wobbling problem with my motorcycle front wheel (Dunlop). The dealer replaced it without any fuss after about 4 - 6 months... and the problem was solved. If a motorcycle tyre can be replaced under warranty, why not a car tyre?
It's because Goodyear tyres are crap! I know you have a radically different opinion, so let's agree to disagree.

The fact is too many Goodyear tyres have this problem. Goodyear doesnt accept it as a fault, and so they will not take it back. If they wont take it back, the dealer obviously wouldnt.

See, this problem has occurred too many times mostly with GY tyres to be dismissed as coincidence or whatever. Even on this forum, there are quite a few reports of this problem. This doesnt happen with others. BS, MRF, whatever....

This is most common on the GPS2.
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Hmmm... I see. I don't have a "radically" different opinion, btw. Just that I'v had a good experience with the 5 GoodYear tyres I'v used. But then they were made years ago. Quite possible they aren't made so well now. Or maybe I was just lucky.

If GoodYear indeed does not accept faulty tyres as faulty, then I would myself change my opinion about them.
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I want to share my worst experience with Good Year Nct 5. I have purchased two good year nct 5 195/65/R15 tires for my Octavia 1.9 TDI. During balancing itself it took more than 120grams of weight. After fitting it vibrated a lot after 60km/h. The dealer Parimalam tyres, Erode, Tamilnadu refused to accept the fault. I have asked for Michelin brand and he refused to take back the Good Year. So I have left with no choice.

After driven 3000Kms, I have changed to MICHELIN Energy MVX8. This time I have changed all the 4 tires. It took only 30grams of balance weight ( maximum) and drive is smooth now. I never buy any GOOD YEAR tires in the future. If anyone start a thread with Worst set of tyres, I will give my rating to Good Year tires.
My experience exactly. Within less than 18 months (< 15000KM or so), tyres were really bad - vibrations at 40 to 60 kph and so on. changed to Bridgestone Potenza GIII - the car felt new.
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Hi Ravich,

What was the size of the Tyre you bought and the price. If you have the knowledge can you tell us the difference between Turrenza E60 and the Potenza GII.Please mention the difference in price.
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Talking Location of Tyre's shop mentioned in thread

Jaggu had posted about an excellent tyre shop in Bangalore in a thread.

Can someone tell me the location of the place as my car is due for tyre rotation, wheel balancing and alignment ?

Thanks folks

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With the advent of Bridgestone Turanza GR 90, Is Michelin XM+ still the best? How do they compare in performance, noise and cost? Tyre gurus please advice.
Also is 185/65 R14 available?
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hi guys
surprised to see no answer still to the post above(wildsdi5530).
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Guess the GR 90 is still not available in the market.
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Gr90 is vapourware........
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Nikhilb2008,

I trust this is the thread you meant.

What is your take on the Yokohama C drives are they quiet tires for highway running. What would be their equivalent from the Michelin/Continental range. I am looking at 195/60R15.

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What is the meaning of vapourware?
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Nikhilb2008,

I trust this is the thread you meant.

What is your take on the Yokohama C drives are they quiet tires for highway running. What would be their equivalent from the Michelin/Continental range. I am looking at 195/60R15.
This was not the thread I meant! This is yet another poll thread.

I meant a car-specific thread. Also, there is a thread dedicated to Yoko C Drives.

Anyway, in 195/60 R15, my first choice would be the Conti CPC2. Then the C drives and then the Michelin. However, Michelin Primacy LC is the best for comfort and silence but it's a little pricey. The Yoko C Drive is the cheapest of the lot and it's good VFM as well.

The Conti grips extremely well, is extremely comfort and is priced between the Michelin and the Yoko


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Meaning it isnt available. vapourware - Wiktionary
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