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Old 5th December 2006, 00:19   #1
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Default How good are Maxxis tires

guys i am planning to upgrade the tires of my santro from 165/65r13 to 185/60r13
my question is that how good are MAXXIS tires in terms of
performance
tire noise
tire life

my friend is an importer of maxxis and pirelli tires
so far i have never purchased maxxis from him and have always gone for pirelli for my other cars
but 185/60r13 is not available in pirelli
so need your help in taking my decision

any maxxis tire owners please help

and btw im gettin the maxxis ones at Rs.2000 a piece
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Old 5th December 2006, 13:32   #2
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Ive used maxxis on some cars, i wont say that theyre mindblowing performance but yeah they are good enough for daily use. The MA-Z1 tires are the same pattern as the goodyear GSD3
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They are a chinese brand mainly aimed at the low-end market. Unless you're really budget strapped I would recommend something better like Bridgestone's. Or better still take another size & buy the pirelli's from your friend.
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at Rs. 2200/2400 you'll get Far superior tyres from the bridgstone stable.

I always Believe--- the Tyres and the Brakes are the lifeline of a motorist--they are the only Link to the road and safety,!!
So, they must be top class.

saving 2000 on a set of 4 tyres is JUST NOT worth it Man !!
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Old 5th December 2006, 20:15   #5
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very true scooby bhai
thats why i wanted to clear my doubts before gettin these tyres fitted
so i gues the decisions made then
i'll get bridgestone then
and i guess 2000/piece aint that good a deal
thanks guys

i have a spare set of aura rims with me
i was plannin of getting them painted matt black and changing the current hr rims and tires i have
would black rims on a silver santro look good or would you guys suggest some other colour
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maxxis aren't just another low-cost import.People take chinese brands to be inferior in quality to better known brands simply 'coz you've never heard of them as yet. And the price diff you pay for the brand name is exactly what helps them bring in the dough for all the marketing. I can't seem to loacte it right now,but there was a test carried out by wheels magazine wherien maxxis came out tops against Goodrich,Bridgestone,Goodyear,Yokohama and Kumho. Follow this link for more Maxxis.com and this too http://www.bobjane.com.au/Corporate/...-Z1_wheels.pdf
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i guess the debate over maxxis being good or bad will never end huh ?

well one of my frnd and a bhpian recently got maxxis z1 on his ohc 195/50r15 although many people including myself with the help of some knowledge from ishan bhai tried to persuade him to not to go for them but becoz of a limited budget he finally got them for 3200 a piece.!!

the dealer first told us that theres a three year warranty on them but in the end just gave us a warranty card of his shop not of the maxxis company.!

so my friend was not satisfied and again went to the dealer who started arguing wiht him and showed him pics of cars shod with maxxis tyres that too bmw`s , skoda`s, crv`s etc etc so with a heavy heart he came back.

he still wants to upgrade to better tyres so should he wait for 5-6 months or a year to change them as changing them right now will be a total loss coz i guess nobody will give him a fair price for the maxxis ??

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Like i said before, i found the MA-Z1 satisfactory ( cant say anything about their other treads).

Just looked up on the net and found some decent reporting from Wheels Magazine, Australia. I guess it would be partial to stub Maxxis just because its a Taiwanese company.

I got the info form this link where the article had been reproduced.
aussiefrogs - Wheels 2005 Tyre Test
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The 2005 Wheels Tyre Test is published in the May 2005 edition of Wheels magazine.

Stopping Distance - WET
1. Maxxis Victra MA-21
2. Michelin Pilot Preceda
3. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
4. Toyo Proxes T1R
5. Kumho Ecsta KU19
6. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
7. Dunlop Direzza DZ101
8. Yokohama AVS Sport V102A
9. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport

Stopping Distance - DRY
1. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
2. Michelin Pilot Preceda
3. Toyo Proxes T1R
4. Maxxis Victra MA-21
5. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
6. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport
7. Yokohama AVS Sport V102A
8. Kumho Ecsta KU19
9. Dunlop Direzza DZ101

Cornering -WET
1. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
2. Toyo Proxes T1R
3. Maxxis Victra MA-21
4. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
5. Kumho Ecsta KU19
6. Michelin Pilot Preceda
7. Yokohama AVS Sport V102A
8. Dunlop Direzza DZ101
9. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport

Cornering - DRY
1. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
2. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
3. Michelin Pilot Preceda
4. Maxxis Victra MA-21
5. Yokohama AVS Sport V102A
6. Dunlop Direzza DZ101
7. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport
8. Toyo Proxes T1R
9. Kumho Ecsta KU19

Slalom - dry
1. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
2. Michelin Pilot Preceda
3. Yokohama AVS Sport V102A
4. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
5. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport
6. Maxxis Victra MA-21
7. Dunlop Direzza DZ101
8. Toyo Proxes T1R
9. Kumho Ecsta KU19

Noise
1. Maxxis Victra MA-21
2. Michelin Pilot Preceda
3. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport
4. Yokohama AVS Sport V102A
5. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
6. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
7. Dunlop Direzza DZ101
8. Toyo Proxes T1R
9. Kumho Ecsta KU19

Price
1. Maxxis Victra MA-21 - $198
2. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport - $201
3. Kumho Ecsta KU19 - $235
4. Dunlop Direzza DZ101 - $288
5. Michelin Pilot Preceda - $290
6. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02 - $298
7. Toyo Proxes T1R - $312
8. Bridgestone Potenza S-03 - $355
9. Yokohama AVS Sprt V102A - $359


The OVERALL results (Noise and Price don't count) in the 235/45/R17 size were:

1. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
2. Michelin Pilot Preceda
3. Maxxis Victra MA-21
4. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
5. Toyo Proxes T1R
6. Yokohama AVS Sprt V102A
7. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport
8. Dunlop Direzza DZ101
9. Kumho Ecsta KU19
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hey harsh..
if you are looking for good tires, performance and life wise.. stick to the more reputed brands like bridgestone, goodyear or pirellis.. just for the simple reason that the indian conditions are a little brutal for imported tyres. so if you are choosing between pirellis and maxxis.. even though the pirellis are much more expensive, there will be a better choice..
just make sure your buddy has those tyres in stock just in case you shread or damage one of your 4 tyres..
trust me it happens with these high end tyres.
hope this helps
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hey harsh..
just for the simple reason that the indian conditions are a little brutal for imported tyres. so if you are choosing between pirellis and maxxis.. even though the pirellis are much more expensive, there will be a better choice..
Contradiction eh !! Since when has Pirelli ceased to be Imported ?? GY n B'stone also do not manufacture upsize tires in India,they're all imported,and mainly from south asian countries i.e Thailand,Malaysia and China. BTW have you guys noticed the markings on Goodyears new Excellence range of tires ?? They're all made in China. Don't be judgemental about the quality of a product 'coz of country of origin.
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Nice linky Arush, it just reaffirms my belief in potenzas
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thanks arush..!!
Good Info shared
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Old 11th December 2006, 11:21   #13
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Contradiction eh !! Since when has Pirelli ceased to be Imported ?? GY n B'stone also do not manufacture upsize tires in India,they're all imported,and mainly from south asian countries i.e Thailand,Malaysia and China. BTW have you guys noticed the markings on Goodyears new Excellence range of tires ?? They're all made in China. Don't be judgemental about the quality of a product 'coz of country of origin.
"country of origin" its not about where the brand is from.. its about how good the tyre quality is. All these tyres are made in china in their own manufacturing plants, being made there doesnt make it a chinese quality brand. All these high end tyre companies have a rigourous quality control in their plants. Only reason they manufacture in south asian countries is because they can get really cheap labour.. goodyear, pirellis, bridgestone and michelin are brands that are known for their quality in road and race conditions.. that said if some one would have to choose between a high end brand like pirelli against a fairly new brand like maxxis, i would advise going with the pirellis to be on the safer side.

no offence to people using maxxis tyres, they are decent performance tyres.

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Maxxis is very good tire i have been using it on my fiesta for 6 months there is not single proble it very best tires as customer point of vie i.e pricng ,performance,quality....\ / Peace
can u pls put up the price n size of the tyres of your Fiesta?

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Old 17th December 2006, 21:59   #15
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i didnt see the thread had gained such momentum
and the link arush posted is very supportive of maxxis
and is it comes out top on tyre noise I think it is very good for normal road use
anyways i wont be cornering at high speeds and in wets in my santro
i like cars smooth and silent thats why i could get my free flow's sound muffled
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