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Old 21st February 2007, 00:47   #1
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Default Bridgestone launches B250 series-To replace S322, S248, B800

Bridgestone today[18 Feb] launched two new patterns for the Indian market, namely the B250, which can be fitted onto Hyundai Santro, Fiat Palio, Ford Fiesta, Tata Indigo etc and the ER-300 which can be fitted to vehicles like the Mercedes Benz S-Class, Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata. “Our top priority is to produce quality products and make them available to the customers at best possible price”, said Ikawa.

The B250 comes as a standard fitment on Honda Civic, Hyundai Verna and the GM’s Aveo. It will be available in ‘H’ and ‘T’ rated tyres with the option of tubeless and tube tyres.

The B250 will replace the S322, S248 and the B800 and will be available in 13’, 14’ and 15’ sizes.
According to company tests, the average wear life of the tyre will be about 60,000 kms...

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Old 21st February 2007, 01:23   #2
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Well let's see how they perform. In the past few months I've heard numerous complaints about the quality of certain Bridgestone treads especially the Donuts not only from customers but also from some prominent dealers.

Let's hope these treads are of better quality then some improved products.
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Yesterday saw some new Bridgestone tyres with exactly same thread pattern as Potenza GIII but Sports Touring was the model name.....
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hi

I own a 2000 model santro. It was OEM fitted with BridgeStone S322 (155/70/r13). The original pair lasted just 40,000km before the thread was completely worn out. I attributed that to pehaps me not taking care of tyre so well (like alignment was being done only at 7.5k ). So i brough a 4 wheels.. this time i did proper wheel alignment every 5k but the tyre has lasted only 30000km.. one of the tyres developed a wave like pattern on 2 places.. no its not a bearing problem.. i checked the bearing. moreover if it was on the wave pattern should have been there uniformly.

I returned the tyre as defective but te bridgestone officials rejected the claim..

Now i am planning for a news set.. maybe this time i will go for the Indian brands like JK tornado or apollo amazer.. any suggestions?
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Now i am planning for a news set.. maybe this time i will go for the Indian brands like JK tornado or apollo amazer.. any suggestions?
I dont mean to be unpatriotic, but i have had a lot of people (including tyre dealers) tell me not to take those tyres even if they were given to me for free.

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So by now it looks like you have covered 70,000kms. Suggest you go for S322's itself or upgrade to bridgestone turanza er-60.

But before you upgrade get a complete suspension overhaul done. there could be a problem with the suspension.
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hi

I own a 2000 model santro. It was OEM fitted with BridgeStone S322 (155/70/r13). The original pair lasted just 40,000km before the thread was completely worn out. I attributed that to pehaps me not taking care of tyre so well (like alignment was being done only at 7.5k ).
Did you see any uneven wear on your tread? If not you cannot blame the alignment. I too own a 2000 model Santro and my OEM tyres lasted 34000 kms. But I did just 10000 kms for the first 4.5 years and the rest in just 1.5 years, often at high speeds (120-140 kmph on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway). So given the age of the tyres and the rough use I put it to, I don't blame Bridgestone.

Did you maintain your tyre pressures at the recommended level (30 psi)? Failure to do that may well be the single-most important reason for premature tyre wear. Another reason could be failure to rotate tyres at regular intervals. A lot depends on your driving style too. Do you do a lot of high-speed driving and corner hard? Did you hit potholes/kerbs/stones hard? Etc., etc.

Seems to me that given the harsh conditions on Indian roads, 40000 kms is not so bad. I do not expect that much from my present set of S322 tubeless tyres. As per my tyre mechanic, I can safely subtract a few thousand kms from my tyre life if I take my car to high speeds every week on the Expressway.
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Hi Team,

Anyone using B250 tyre on Santro ? Feedback on 155/70 R13 bridgestone B250 greately appreciated.
My uncle has recently baught them, One funny thing is manufacturing date is not there and in bridgestone india website
B250 starts from 165/65 R13.

So I am bit confused how 155/70 R13 bridgestone B250 exists?

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I think it does, at least 155/80 does as it's standard fitment on the i10. Decent tyre, nothing outstanding but a bit on the noisy side.
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Hi Team,

Anyone using B250 tyre on Santro ? Feedback on 155/70 R13 bridgestone B250 greately appreciated.
My uncle has recently baught them, One funny thing is manufacturing date is not there and in bridgestone india website
B250 starts from 165/65 R13.

So I am bit confused how 155/70 R13 bridgestone B250 exists?

Regards,

Ravi.
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B250 is listed on the Bridgestone website.
http://www.bridgestone.co.in/tyre/ty...attern_id=5B5A
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As iraghava has pointed out, its just an average tyre. Didn't find it too good. isn't this the one with Donuts or something technology??
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Thanks for the response

What i can make out after seeing my uncle's santro with 155/70 R13 B250 looks small and pattern is completely different compared to S322 with same size. there is no manufacturing date on B250 tyre and it says made in india.

bridgestone website says it gives excellant grip in wet condition.

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B250 is the tyre i got with i10.And it really sucks since i am not able to find any alloy in 4B Size.

Ishaan,Help me.
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B250 is the tyre i got with i10.And it really sucks since i am not able to find any alloy in 4B Size.

Ishaan,Help me.
I dont think so that you will be getting any alloy in 4B,
Get a 5~5.5 JJ and put 175/70 R13..
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I dont think so that you will be getting any alloy in 4B,
Get a 5~5.5 JJ and put 175/70 R13..
I would agree with itzzme here. Get yourself any alloys with the correct PCD & if you're fitting 175/70 on them there should be no problems.
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