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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 27th August 2005, 11:53   #61
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Have heard multitudes of rave reports about Bridgestone Potenza GIII. No first-hand experience tho.
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Old 27th August 2005, 12:32   #62
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Using Yokohama now. They are fabulous and the grip they offer is amazing. Have good experience with falkens and pirelli. But not in a position to compare or comment on any.
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Old 27th August 2005, 12:50   #63
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hey guys how r goodyear eagle nct 3s i just got 185/65/r13s for my esteem
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thank god we dont have our indian brands,,its only Apollo that has now got a superb tyre in the form of the ACELERE which is right up there with the leaders when it conmes to steering,ride ,braking and handling,,but unfortunately they have priced themselves out of the market by thinking the foreign brands are not yet a threat
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Old 27th August 2005, 14:24   #65
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Got Michelin Certis 175/70 R13 on my esteem and Michelin MXF Sport 195/60 R14 on my baleno - love them both....

was thinking about the G3's but well Michelin's always been my favourite.

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Old 27th August 2005, 19:20   #66
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My Esteem has been running on Michellin certis for 38000 km.It still looks good & may last another 10-12 k.Wonderful tyre,great all round ability.Now,Ihave installed them on my Getz too..
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Old 28th August 2005, 12:14   #67
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My Esteem has been running on Michellin certis for 38000 km.It still looks good & may last another 10-12 k.Wonderful tyre,great all round ability.Now,Ihave installed them on my Getz too..

Dear Chandan,

What size u are using 175/65 R14 or 170/75 R13.

I am getting a GLX ( ABS+Alloy Wheels) The dealer recommended 185/65 R14 instead of stock 170/65 R14 . How is your exprience with change to low profile ( assuming u are using one)
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Old 28th August 2005, 21:10   #68
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Hey Guys,

I wonder why Pirelli is nowhere in the options in the poll. In my opinion the P5000,P6000 and P7000 series are far greater than the other brands mentioned even though they have slightly lesser life.

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Michelin (Certis)... again driven a lot with these... they're amazing, especially in the wet. Also, aren't they the only asymmetrical treads around?
Aren't the Goodyear Eagle NCT 5's assymmetrical too?
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Curious - why don't we have MRF / JK / Apollo / CEAT etc. in this poll?
MY ambassaddor got MRF GT and done 67000 still looks like a new tyre
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So I think its safe to say now that Bridgestone Potenza GIII is the most favored tire of this forum!
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Well its surely bridgestone potenza gIIIs preferred on teambhp, but otherwise nothing beats Michilin Pilot Sport

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MY ambassaddor got MRF GT and done 67000 still looks like a new tyre
LOL, thats cause you dont do wheel spin or burn outs!!
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I wold be interested to know How many are actually using the noisy Bridgestones.....and out of the ones that are using...how many have actualy ever used another tyre..

I have used Bridgestones, Goodyears and Michelins...for me a Goodyear or Michelin is anyday better since they deliver a much more quieter and smooth ride...Bridgestones good only for extracting high mileage...but does not even come close in Noise and Comfort to the other two..
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I wold be interested to know How many are actually using the noisy Bridgestones.....and out of the ones that are using...how many have actualy ever used another tyre..

I have used Bridgestones, Goodyears and Michelins...for me a Goodyear or Michelin is anyday better since they deliver a much more quieter and smooth ride...Bridgestones good only for extracting high mileage...but does not even come close in Noise and Comfort to the other two..

I have used the Bridgestone in 2 cars and the current Baleno. Jk tyres in the swift. Previously used MRF and Good year also.

Good Year for me were the poorest tyres with very low mileage and very soft.Prone to flat tyres..

My Bridgestone always lasted the longest. MRF's were a good balance b/w mileage and ride.

I still like the Bridgestone though even if they have a slightly harsh ride.
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Looking for a new set of tyres for my 2001 Esteem... stock MRF Zigma CC 155/80R13 absolutely S**K !

I think I'll go with the forum reccomendation for the Bridgestone Potenza G3s! Here's why:

- Mostly expressway driving, but need to negotiate some HUGE craters to get to it on both sides.
- Need the tyres to last at least 2+ yrs. & 40kkm+
- Max. mods planned = K&N Filter + cold air intake & Sport Muffler
- Wanna have the option of doing 175Kmph *safely*

Upgrading to alloy rims too... wanted to wait till they fix the New Bombay & Pune roads, but the car is getting a bit dangerous on the Expressway... 2 of the stock rims are pretty seriously banged up :( !

Pranil,
Let us know of your experiences with the 185/65R14 size on your Esteem. Original spec max tyre size is 175/70R13 ... Saw the 185/65R14 size in a shop today and am a bit worried about it shredding itself in the Esteem wheel wells!

- What is the width and offset of your wheel rims?
- Has the upsize made the steering much harder? Do u have a PS?
- The R14 size means that u are running a low(ish) profile on your Esteem; how's the ride quality?

- T u r b o C -

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