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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 4th September 2005, 07:46   #76
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Looking for a new set of tyres for my 2001 Esteem... stock MRF Zigma CC 155/80R13 absolutely S**K !

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?

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Hey Turboc,

miscoomunication. I am currently having a santro and using Goodyear Eagle GT3 165/65 R13 on all four. Done 35K on them and will last for 5k km more. Peroformance much better than stock bridgestone.

My driving is mainly Thane belapur road . Navi Mumbai to dadar and Mumbai pune and back on expressway.

No issues on grip also.
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For high performance and auto cross, nothing comes close to Yokohama, specially the A008 series.
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Exclamation Whoa!!!!!

I Swear by my Bridgestone Potenza GIII's awesome on the expressway, grips the concrete like velcro!!!!

Mine are 165/65 R12 on my good ol' '85 Suzuki 800!!!!
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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.
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If mileage is the Prime CTQ, bridgestones beat most other tyres hands down..I had to throw away by Uno tyres after 48K kms since I just got bored with their noise and grip...they were willing to last another 12-15 K though !!!! I shifted to Michelins after that and to me it seems that they will also last 40k+ kms at least...
I shifteg out of the original 165/80 R 13 Bridgestones in my baleno to 185/65 R 14 Goodyear Eagle NCT 5 Tubeless tyres. Recently I and another friend of mine (3 persons each in the car...both Balenos) went for a long (200 + km one way) drive. We drove a bit fast (160+ kmph) in slightly warm weather. His bridgestones (tube type.. I have tubeless) developed bubbles on the tyre sidewall after the ride....though Bridgestone gave him a new tyre @ just 400 Rs in exchange of this...just goes on to show how unreliable a tube type tyre can be in hi speed runs...just shudder to thinh what would happen if any of the bubbles burst @ 160+!!!

Goodyears wont last maybe even 30k and surely not 40k in my view in my Baleno...but thats the penalty you pay for grip and I am happy with the tradeoff
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Aren't the Goodyear Eagle NCT 5's assymmetrical too?
No..they are not directional tyres
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OE Bridgestones suck. OE Bridgestones on my Accent lasted all of 24,000 kms and the MRF replacements were much better and seemed to have most of the original tread (dunno about life though, because it is a hard compound tyre) left when I sold the car at 50,000. Much quieter than the Bridgestones and as grippy, too.

Need to change OE Bridgestone Duellers on the Safari as they squeal at the slightest hint of pressure and dont hold the road very well.
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Recently I and another friend of mine (3 persons each in the car...both Balenos) went for a long (200 + km one way) drive. We drove a bit fast (160+ kmph) in slightly warm weather. His bridgestones (tube type.. I have tubeless) developed bubbles on the tyre sidewall after the ride....though Bridgestone gave him a new tyre @ just 400 Rs in exchange of this...just goes on to show how unreliable a tube type tyre can be in hi speed runs...just shudder to thinh what would happen if any of the bubbles burst @ 160+!!!
If you do that kind of speed often, suggest check out this one http://bs.asia-oceania.bridgestone.c...?pid=55&agid=3
I have it in my car and done pretty high speed with them. But I'll not recommend that kind of speed any way on Indian road. I've done that and will not do that again.
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OE Bridgestones suck. OE Bridgestones on my Accent lasted all of 24,000 kms and the MRF replacements were much better and seemed to have most of the original tread (dunno about life though, because it is a hard compound tyre) left when I sold the car at 50,000. Much quieter than the Bridgestones and as grippy, too.

Need to change OE Bridgestone Duellers on the Safari as they squeal at the slightest hint of pressure and dont hold the road very well.
Which bridgestones did you have in your car?
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dude,anyone who knows me on this forum knows ive tried all of them i change my tires more often than u would get an antirust treatment done,well only for the reason that i wanted to actually check each and everyone of them out personally and the falken 502's are it
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ive used falkens , pirelli p3000 , goodyear eagle f1 d2 and now goodyear eagle nct 5 on the skoda.

i think the goodyears are awesome. the nct 5 - i wasnt in favor but a quick call to rudra and he confirmed they are good tires ( i have the made in germany ones , i believe you get some made in thailand / asia) . have taken corners , sharp ones at abt 100 kmph and there isnt even a hint of squeel. the Eagle f1's on the ikon would be hinting at a squeel..but the NCT 5 are silent as hell and good grip too.

am quite satisfied with goodyears !
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Hey,

I've used Bridgestone SF350, Potenza GIII, Goodyear Aquatread, Ventura, Michellin Certis, Pirelli P5000, P6000 in my Esteem and have personally found the Pirelli to be the best even though they are little more expensive.

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think the goodyears are awesome. the nct 5 - i wasnt in favor but a quick call to rudra and he confirmed they are good tires ( i have the made in germany ones , i believe you get some made in thailand / asia) . have taken corners , sharp ones at abt 100 kmph and there isnt even a hint of squeel. the Eagle f1's on the ikon would be hinting at a squeel..but the NCT 5 are silent as hell and good grip too.
Perfectly agree...out of the Bridgestones, Michelins and Goodyears I have used till now, Goodyears Eagle NCT 5 (I have185/65 R 14...guess Skoda is 195/65 R 15) provide the best ride and grip withut much road noise

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I think its tight between Pirelli, Yoko, Michellin and Bridgestones...I havent used yokohama's so no comments but considering the rest I would rate pirelli and michellin excellent for ride quality and low noise and bridgestones for mileage and longevity. My friend has yokohamas on his safari and isnt too happy with his mileage and the tire is burning out quicker than he had expected...I had potenzas on my vtec 8k kms back, I changed it purely for its noise...

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Bridgestone Potenza GIII all the way. Grip like mad and don't wear out quickly.

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Check out this federal tyre, i think this is the best looking tyre. Why is Pirelli not on the poll list.
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