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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 31st March 2006, 14:23   #121
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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?
thanx for ur suggestion zappo. let me rechristen it to which tyres do u have on ur car since i m sure of ur points mentioned above. thanx once again.
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Old 31st March 2006, 14:40   #122
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thanx for ur suggestion zappo. let me rechristen it to which tyres do u have on ur car since i m sure of ur points mentioned above. thanx once again.
Makes Infinitesimally more sense! Now if you ask me, I have the OE Goodyear GPS 2 on my car that it came shod in.
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i'd say bridgestone..3 out of 4 cars that my family owns has bridgestone..and i would definately vouch for it
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Old 31st March 2006, 19:34   #125
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Old 31st March 2006, 19:43   #126
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Added Yokohama.............
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MODS...There is no Dunlop in the list
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Old 1st April 2006, 13:37   #128
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MODS...There is no Dunlop in the list
Yup, why are there no Dunlop's? I saw them on the list yesterday.
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Old 1st April 2006, 16:15   #129
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Default hmm .. tough one this

Well personally i have the Michelin Certis (175/70 ) on my Esteem and i must say that i'm thoroughly satisfied .. brilliant all round tyre with a good mix of grip, ride comfort and low road noise (decent tyre life too) .. i compromised on the size as i don't have power steering and more importantly .. i'm not the only one who drives the car .. before this i had Hankook Optimo Sport (185 / 60 ) . which were brilliant in terms of grip and ride comfort .. (wet weather grip left a lot to be desired though) but the lower profile would cause the expansion chamber to ground on large speedbreakers .. something i could have gladly managed to overcome for the better handling but like i said since i'm not the sole user of the car i had to compromise .. have experienced the Bridgestone Potenza G IIIs on my friends Honda City and i must say that they are .. overrated crap .. he has since changed to Michelin Pilot Sport which are phenomenal .. pity they don't make these in stock Esteem size (which is why i had to go for the Certis) .. the Pirelli's as Viper said are also awesome albeit expensive .. and amongst the Indian tyres .. Goodyear GPS 2 .. often underrated but actually brilliant .. really soft ride and amazing grip without any road noise .. if i had to put an Indian tyre that would be it .. don't know about the Accelere since i hav'nt tried that one ..
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Default Goodyear Venturas

Got a set of 205/55R15 Goodyear Venturas installed on my Lancer about a month back.

This is the second set of Venturas I've installed - the first were 185/60R13 on my old Esteem two years ago.

IMHO, these are probably the best you can get - fantastic ride & handling for our roads, minimal tyre noise & reasonably priced. Great wet weather grip too, & pretty damn tough - not a puncture the 2 years that I used them on my Esteem.

Pretty decent tread design as well.
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Default GT Champrio

Hi dont kick me, but has anyone every used GT Champrio, not a big brand nor are the expensive, but have had them on my paliod 195 60 14" and have not been able to get the tyre to make any noise at any turn and any speed !!!! trust me , liked them so much that my new fieast roled out of the showroom with them on !! will send some tyre pics..
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have not been able to get the tyre to make any noise at any turn and any speed !!!!
Just keep in mind that some tires lose traction without being noisy about it! But i know nothing about the tires you mentioned, so this is just a general statement.

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IMO low profile tyres and sports tyres r not meant for indian as the brands go i think Michellin would be my pick for imported tyre company 2nd would be goodyear and 3rd r very own made in india MRF, i have them as the stock tyres on my endeavour and they r doing really well for that mighty car. I was against indian made tyres first thats y the day my accord same i got rid of the stock goodyear made in india tyres and put michellin imported ,but MRF with these tubeless tyres on the endeavour changed my mind about indian made tyres.
Yes....U said it very well.I am using mrf's 185/60R14s on my lancer and I have clocked more than 70000kms as of now.Indian made tyres are very good for our conditions.
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Michelins (without batting an eye).

I switched to Michelon Pilot Precedas a copula months back (from Bridgestones). The difference was immediate. I really enjoy the ride especially on highways. I'm saying better ride (on highways) even after I switched to 50 profile (from the stock 65 profile).
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