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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 22nd January 2006, 21:55   #106
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Recently heard lot of good reviews about YOKOHAMA tires...Many honda vehicles at auto expo also had them...Who knows it could be real competitor to potenza GIIs in years to come...after all Japanese technology mostly never fails..
Can we have some ownership experience review about these tires....
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Old 22nd January 2006, 23:22   #107
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Recently heard lot of good reviews about YOKOHAMA tires...Many honda vehicles at auto expo also had them...Who knows it could be real competitor to potenza GIIs in years to come...after all Japanese technology mostly never fails..
Can we have some ownership experience review about these tires....
I have Yokos on my Baleno from day one, just love it, gives absolute confidence on highways and twisties. Also, makes it look good like Will Smith says in Man In Black.
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Old 23rd January 2006, 11:01   #108
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i had goodyear gt3's on my zen and it almost ruined my car with its high profile lump of rubber. i got hankook low profile and it's almost a new car altogether in terms of handling and ride. just my two cents. cheers
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Old 23rd January 2006, 15:43   #109
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I got 15" hijoin alloys with bridgestone potenzas 50/R15 225 and they look brillaint on my car, if i say so myself....
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Old 23rd January 2006, 20:01   #110
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I am using 185/60/14 Goodyear GSD II on my Ikon 1.6. The alloys are League (LG-188). Pretty new set, had just been 2 months. Drove at decent speeds during Team-BHP drive towards Krishnagiri (at times speed exceeding 150 kmph). Done similar speeds thrice now on the same highway. Apart from the fact that the tyres are good looking and are the right upsize for the Ikon, cornering at high speeds feels quite comfortable. Braking experience is also better than that with the stock tyres (S322). So far, quite satisfied. Most of my driving in within city with highway driving only during weekends.

Wondering if anyone else has any experience with these tyres.
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Old 24th January 2006, 11:34   #111
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Its been 6 months since i upsized from 175/70/13 stock ikon1.6 wheels/BS S332 to 14" League alloys with 195-16-14 rubber. I went for 195 size cos every dealer i talked to in Bangalroe at that time didnt have a 185-60 profile in BS III. Also the car looked so good in 195 with the wheel arches filled and gave my car that aggressive look. Handling is fantastic but my top end speed has come down to 160kmph(is it my tires or just my imagination). I could do 185kmph with stock wheels. Am now thinking of going back to 185-16-14 which is just right for ikon 1.6. I have not lost much in mileage, every day i travel 32kms from Rajajinagar to ITPL and i am getting more than 12 average with Speed. I feel Shell sucks cos my average and pick up drops when i fill up at Shell.

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Old 24th January 2006, 12:06   #112
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Well there will be a difference in the total weight of the tyres as well, but then again am not sure if it is actually the main cause of losing top speed by that extent !!
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Well there will be a difference in the total weight of the tyres as well, but then again am not sure if it is actually the main cause of losing top speed by that extent !!
Yes i agree with you Beeman, but wouldnt an increase in weight affect my average too? i used to get around 11-13 in city driving conditions and now iam getting almost same.
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Old 24th January 2006, 23:52   #114
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The entire Eagle Series is Unidirectional
NO...THE NCT5 ARE BIDIRECTIONAL AT LEAST...DONT KNOW ABOUT THE REST
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even the potenza is unidirectional.
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Old 29th January 2006, 02:05   #116
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Bridgestone potenza GIII for me anyday. Even though I like the looks of the Eagle F1's I feel the GIII is better in performance.

How about Falken's???????
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Old 31st March 2006, 14:04   #117
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hi team!

wanted 2 know which are the best tyres for the indian roads.

choose ur brand and lets rock n roll!!!
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Old 31st March 2006, 14:06   #118
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I don't know if these are the best..but if i were to change tyres, i'll pick the Goodyear Eagle F1's or the Dunlop SP9000's

Think we already have a similar topic..Anyways u left of Federal. Does anyone in here use it??

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Old 31st March 2006, 14:15   #119
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I think it is debatable whether we can really select "best tires" in this fashion. In fact this term itself is pretty ambiguous. What do you mean by best tires? Under what conditions? For what kind of cost? These and many more questions are almost a supplementary rejoinder to your question. The same tire brand may even produce two or more different tires for the same sort of applications wherein the performance may vary.

Uhuh... you can not pick the best tire just by stating brands. Its like asking which is the best car Maruti, Hyundai, Tata, Skoda blah blah blah... I may say Skoda... but what are the actual cars am I comparing here? A Skoda Superb maybe to a M800? You see the point Naveen?
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In that case this thread can be changed to 'Best tyre for ur use' or 'The trye u would use' or sumtin ladat. Tyre choice depend on the driving style, so renaming the thread would kinda help
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