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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 15th September 2004, 04:03   #1
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Default Best set of tyres?

Hey.All of us have this problem and a little complication in selecting tyres.We want to have the best.Dunt we?
So be the Judge and vote.

Which,according to you is the best tyre company in India.
Tyres ment for "indian road condition."
And if possible,a brief of why u say so.
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IMO low profile tyres and sports tyres r not meant for indian roads. No matter how much i may love the look of it , they dont give a comfortable ride on broken roads and hinder with the suspension eventually .I personally love the look of the eagle f1 goodyears which most of u guys recommend but i dont think its suitable for indian roads, have had alot of frnds complain as suspension problem and poor ride after fitting them. I think its best to be above 55 profile, anything below that can cause problems depending on what car u drive.
As far 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.
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Quote[/b] (X-Machine @ Sep. 15 2004,02:33)]Which,according to you is the best tyre company in India.
Tyres ment for "indian road condition."
I would say michelin.

because they have a very good range of high quality products available in india. Ranging from comfort to sport to offroad.

Sure, everyone is talking about the new goodyear eagle F1 D3s... which are spectacular tyres, but i cant name a single other tire made by goodyear.

So overall michelin it is. And michelin it is on my cars as well.

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michellen on my car but not happy with wet weather performance. had bridgestones before and they were much better not in outright performance or grip but on an overall basis for regular use in indian conditions.
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guys a small info,

:it seems that pirelli's are being manufautured by ceat?

it seems the ceat spiders were developed by pirelli, and now ceat is gonna make pirelli truck tyres
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michellin
after seeing the grip and perfromance of michellin ltx on my safari, i am gonna stick to it
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Michelins. Have all terrains in my Jeep and MXF's in my Esteem. Very long wearing and silent. Unbeatable grip levels.

From goodyears I like only the Eagle F1s. And from Bridgestone, only the Pole positions which are available only through the grey channel. Drove them on a friends Mondeo on the Bombay-Goa highway. Never ever experienced such grip levels before.

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Bridgestone for me. If the conditions are wet, you better be on Bridgestones. U should see the Vtec blast through corners when it's raining.

I'm pretty happy with them, except for grip in dry weather, that could be the low tyre width spoiling the party. Bridgestone 185/60 R14s should do the trick. Drove a friends Vtec with 195 tyres, my......it just sticks to the road.

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Quote[/b] (Shan2nu @ Sep. 15 2004,11:17)]. Drove a friends Vtec with 195 tyres, my......it just sticks to the road.

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Were these on the standard Vtec rims ?
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Quote[/b] ]Were these on the standard Vtec rims ?
Unfortunately yes!!! Even Whitfield requested him to upgrade his alloys, didn't do it. And in 4 months, he managed to crash his car 3 times. 3rd one dion the most damage. He went and hit a divider at 140kmph. The chassis had to be set right, i was at Whitefield when his car was being brought into shape.

Prob with uncalculated upsixing is that they do manage to strain the suspenssion setup, which will affect handling. You either get too much understeer or snap oversteer, both bieng very dangerous.

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Quote[/b] (GTO @ Sep. 15 2004,10:22)]only the Pole positions which are available only through the grey channel. Drove them on a friends Mondeo on the Bombay-Goa highway. Never ever experienced such grip levels before.
gto whats the name of the tyre??? a little more details would help


ps:did u see my pm
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Bridgestone S-03 Pole Positions. Quite simply the B-E-S-T tyres I have ever come across.

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Well IMO,i wud go with Goodyears.I`ve driven my cars on Nct-3,Nct-5 and Eagle F1s and i find it really good.The grip in wet/dry conditions is amazing.Although the only exception being the Gt-3,which r good enuf on wet roads.

Michelins come a close 2nd as i`ve driven on Certis,but during wet i had a few problems with them.

Pirellis and Falken are excellent for straightline.On curves,they are worst,and tend to hamper the suspension too.They are basically meant for Drags.And believe me they r damn good.
Esp. the Pirelli p-6000.

I had BF Goodrich on one of my cars.They are hard compound.Have an excellent grip but again bad on curves.

I would not consider Mrf or Ceat.They are not upto the mark somehow.

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for me its my goodyear gps2 .as i have never had a puncture since the last 3 years.:blues:
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Currently using Bridgestones but may be switching to Michelins in near future if im not selling my car then with alloys too
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