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Old 13th May 2007, 02:41   #46
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Firstly regarding 3., performance tyres tend to be softer in order to give better grip. This makes them wear out faster than the all-season tyres like Bridgestone S322 (tubeless), and also makes them vulnerable on pothole-ridden roads; if you hit a large pothole at 60+ kmph (a likely scenario e.g. on the Mumbai-Pune route in the monsoon season) a Michelin is more likely to be subject to tears/sidewall damage than an S322.

I will not talk about other tyres as per your request, since I do not have any experience with them.
RKS - I'll not argue about this with you but next time when you go for a tyre change do try out a set of Michelin Energy's. From all those who've fitted them on my advice/insistence I have heard nothing but praise, maybe you might just find yourself a better product than the S322's at a similar price. And if they turn out to be worse then we might get to read a review that can give us some new information.

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I ant go for g3 and only for bridge re 88, so my chooice is limited to ducaro, michelin xm1 and apollo accelere.
Out of this my suggestion would be Michelin's. But then that is expected. And please use proper english when typing out queries.

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Old 13th May 2007, 10:37   #47
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[quote=tsk1979;436254]Ducaro gives more ride comfort, all goodyears do, but at the cost of life. Potenza GIII can last really long.


Couldn't make a head or tail of what you are saying


I mean potenza g 3 is not available for fiat adventure as it can only be fitted with either 195/70 or 175/80 14s. bridgestone RE-88 is available in 195/70 14, but has got bad reviews.

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Old 13th May 2007, 12:39   #48
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Ducaro's are good in the WET .. Ask v1p3r he will tell you .. But the tyres akshay was running on his car are no longer in production I was told .. PM him and check with him ..

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Ducaro's are good in the WET .. Ask v1p3r he will tell you ..
Wow..!! Now swathyd must be even more confused
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Umm DUCARO may be good, but its not better than the Potenza in wet. I know because I have run both of them on my indica.
And yes the tyre is out of production now I think, just checked recently and it was not available with goodyear dealers.
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BTW many people on the forum do not have good experience with S322 or what ?
I used S322 for 3 years on my Xing. Recently changed to Turanza's ER60 upsize.

The S322 is a very durable tyre, but very hard and extremely noisy at high speeds. Given a choice again I would go for it. I prefer the Turanza's anytime, may wear out a bit faster, but nothing beats the comfort.
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Ooops....

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"Given a choice again I would go for it."
Above should read as "Given a choice again I would not go for it."
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Firstly regarding 3., performance tyres tend to be softer in order to give better grip. a Michelin is more likely to be subject to tears/sidewall damage than an S322.
Do you consider the Mich energy xm1 to be a performance tyre and do you believe that it will develop tear/sidewall damage?

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all-season tyre like S322 (tubeless) is adequate;
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Eagle Venturas are quite good, ride is good, handling, etc are quite good.

Dunlop SP9000 - Again good on grip, handling and in the wet but ride takes a toss.
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Dont want to start another thread. So please give your remarks on apollo tyres. Particularly apollo amazer xl.
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How about Good Year GPS2 ? I have been having it on my old 800 and my esteem as well and I am pretty happy with it. Much much better than the OE JK tyres that Maruti supplied ! Bah !!
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Gps 2 is very good and comfortable. I have seen it on many ambys.
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How about Good Year GPS2 ? I have been having it on my old 800 and my esteem as well and I am pretty happy with it. Much much better than the OE JK tyres that Maruti supplied ! Bah !!
The Goodyear GPS2 is quite a sad tyre, like most other tyres available from GoodYear in India right now. A friend just tried upgrading tyres on his Civic from Goodyear's and all he was offered was peanuts for them since their price intially itself is quite low.

I would advise you to try another brand when it's time to change the tyres of your car.
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So which tyre you recommend for an amby and maruti esteem ?
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How come no one here has spoken about Federals.. i have used them on the Esteem and also running them on my Santro..
They also saved Wolf a lot of trouble..remember.. .

These tires are good.. They dont make too much noise at highspeed turns and grip the road really well..

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