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Old 7th September 2004, 15:13   #1
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guys ,

was feeling a wobbling in the steering for the past few days. and had a puncture today morn. checked it out and found that the front tyres are gone from the inner side.

have to get the tyres changed.

found out the rates for the tyres...listed below the diff in 2 dealer rates.

tyre - 185/60 R14 dealer 1 dealer 2
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michellin certis 3500 3330 (dealer preferred)

michellin pilot preseda 3950 3820

goodyear f1 3250 2800

goodyear nct-5 2550 2300
(185/65)

two points to be considered - silence and performance.

which ones do i go for ??

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Old 7th September 2004, 15:31   #2
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I got no complaints about my F1's so far. For the price, I think they are the best on the market right now. And trust me, they will be much more silent than your OE tyres!

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Hey NC,

For Michelin -
Certis are the comfort (& performance) tires
Pilot preceda's are more geared towards performance (without being ultra performance)
MXF sports - they are ultra performance (BUT i would not reccomend them since u said silence was a point to be considered and the MXFs are pretty loud!)

The goodyear Eagle F1s.... hmm...i have heard from a lot of people that they are very noisy.... but thats what people said probably about the GS-D1s

There are 3 models for the eagle F1s on the market (i think)
GS-D1 - old and probably noisy....outdated.
GS-D2 - rtech has these and says they arent noisy...
GS-D3 - awesome tires...quite expensive!

see the difference in the tread pattern here

I dont know anything abt the NCT5s.....

When buying tires try and make sure u get fresh stock.... theres number stamped on the tire which has the manufacturing date in *week/year format......try looking for it on the net. (Such a huge difference in EagF1 pricing made me suspiscious!)

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ps - also keep in mind that a tire that may be noisy in the cabin of one car, if fitted on another type of car might be more silent or vice versa....



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Old 8th September 2004, 00:23   #4
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guys,

spoke personally to the tyre guy and also asked him about upsizing to 15 inches. he advised me that i could go for it but he wud not recommend it as the ride wud suffer real bad. also showed me a loota alloy designs , have taken pics of 3 ..will post later ..also saw OZ alloys 14" for 16000 Rs and 15 " for 20000 Rs.

hows the rates ? fair enough ?

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Old 8th September 2004, 00:56   #5
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Quote:
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Quote[/b] (normally_crazy @ Sep. 07 2004,22:53)]..also saw OZ alloys 14" for 16000 Rs and 15 " for 20000 Rs.

hows the rates ? fair enough ?
Hey N_C,

Even i would advise you to stay away from 15"s, especially on an ikon, keeping in mind the rather firm suspension as well.

16k for a set of five 14"ers is the typical market price (though u might be able to get a slightly better price)

Regarding the "OZ" wheels...i doubt they really are OZ. Almost all these imported wheels here are made in taiwan or somewhere and then badged differently. (Just because that removable center peice on the wheel says OZ doesnt mean it is!..)

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ps - waiting to see the pics of alloy choices....



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14" OZ alloys for 16k seems like these aint genuine ones. Or if they are genuine, they might be w/o the OZ India warranty. So better check on this aspect.

As Rehaan rightly mentioned, it depends from car to car. The noise levels vary from car to car. My advise is you better check with Sujon Chaudri at Parel for the same. He might give you the best advise as to which tyre would suit your car best.

IMO, the GS-D3 are the best tyres as far as performance, ride and noise are concerned. They are a bit expensive though.

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hey
what abt the potenza g 3
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sujan chaudhri - address , phone number please ??

thnx

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Quote:
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Quote[/b] (normally_crazy @ Sep. 08 2004,00:24)]sujan chaudhri - address , phone number please ??
N_C,

The Chaudris have a shop "International Tires" on Matthew road, near opera house.
I would definitely value their opinions and experience in the tyre feild.

+91 22 2369 5524
+91 22 23690727

Ask for Sumit (or Sujon i guess).

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ps - Sumit knows abt TBHP and has been around since the FormulaIndia days....
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I have 205/60 R 15 Michellin Certis on my accord. I think they r great tyres overall, since they give a very soft ride and razor sharp performance when u need it on those sharp turns.
The goodyear F1's just loook bloody awesome but i have a frnd who has fitted them on his lancer and his suspension has failed twice, the rubber of the F1's are pretty hard for indian roads, i would recommend pure sports tyres for indian roads.
In my opinion go for the certis and you wont regret it for sure
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guys ,

here are the pics. paron the picture quality as they are taken from very far.

pic 1




pic 2



pic 3



the rates ---

pic 1 and pic 2 - 16000

pic 3 - 17000

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14" for 16000 sounds perfect for a set of 4. and 20000 is the cost for set of 5. these rates are perfect for alloys of Auro Wheels. Check out http://www.auraalloywheels.com.
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I've seen a couple of Ikon's with that first design. I prefer it to the other two. Regarding the OZ's for 16K....well thats just not gonna be the original's! They etail for not less than Rs.50,000.

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Hey NC,

I would definitely choose the 1st option.....!

Quote:
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Quote[/b] ]14" for 16000 sounds perfect for a set of 4
Nope Abhishek_shah....actually 16k is the going price for a set of five 14"ers.

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guys ,

the rates are for a set of 5 and not 4 alloys

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