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Old 13th May 2007, 05:07   #31
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Buddy he manufacturers truck tyres and is in the same industry, its more to do with rubber quality of Indian made tyres which sucks and hence he recommended me Michelins, Bridgestones, Yokohamas.
Bro, most of the world's tyre rubber is synthetic, ie made in labs. Synthetic rubber is basically styrene-butadiene. Styrene is an oily liquid, and butadiene is produced by steam cracking or from ethanol. None of these processes are different in any countries, so you saying rubber quality sucks is a statement that is a little hard to fathom.
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Vid - Majority of Michelin's are imported from Thailand. I'm not sure they are manufacturing any passneger car tyre here at all. Will check once again & confirm.
hmm I remember reading somewhere that they had a tie up with some indian tyre company before (apollo??? i think) they were using some manufacturing facility of theirs then they became independant.

Dont remember proper details. let me know once you find out.
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hmm I remember reading somewhere that they had a tie up with some indian tyre company before (apollo??? i think) they were using some manufacturing facility of theirs then they became independant.
They use to manufacture tyres for Trucks n other heavy vehicles not for passenger vehicles. Most of the Volvos have Apollo Michelin Tyres 20" or 22"..
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Bro, most of the world's tyre rubber is synthetic, ie made in labs. Synthetic rubber is basically styrene-butadiene. Styrene is an oily liquid, and butadiene is produced by steam cracking or from ethanol. None of these processes are different in any countries, so you saying rubber quality sucks is a statement that is a little hard to fathom.
OK.. If I agree ......can somebody enlighten me why is MRF and all buying large amounts of natural rubber???
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OK.. If I agree ......can somebody enlighten me why is MRF and all buying large amounts of natural rubber???
Blend, I would guess.
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reviving this old thread again, the stock JK tyres seem ok so far except that I noticed the noise level going high after one crosses 80, ofcourse it is not going to happen in city so I can live with the stock ones but for highway driving, the noise seems to increase too much after 100-110 ? Now, I have done ~1500 Kms already on the stock tyres, which tyres would the Guru's suggest for a silent ride on highways too ? I don't want to splurge so please suggest "Sasta, Sundar aur Tikkaoo"
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They use to manufacture tyres for Trucks n other heavy vehicles not for passenger vehicles. Most of the Volvos have Apollo Michelin Tyres 20" or 22"..
Michelin has never produced any tyres in India so far.
All car tyres are being imported from , Thai, China and france.
Michelin Apollo Truck tyres were also produced outside India.
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any idea how much the michelins or yokohamas will cost in size 205/60R16.
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Should be around 6-6.5k for Michelin, somewhat lesser for Yoko.
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Should be around 6-6.5k for Michelin, somewhat lesser for Yoko.
thanks.Are yoko s-drives available in this profile and how much would i get for the stock jk tires.
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thanks.Are yoko s-drives available in this profile and how much would i get for the stock jk tires.
No S-Drives, only ES 501. Exchange price for JK's would be peanuts, don't expect much.
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No S-Drives, only ES 501. Exchange price for JK's would be peanuts, don't expect much.
thanks,then i would rather not get them exchanged.

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ES 501 would also be in the same range as michelins (6-6.5k).
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i think too many options wont be available unless some other manufacture launches a car with similar tire specs.the bad part is,that these tires(205/60R16) cant even be put on any other car making the monetary exchange even worse.
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i think too many options wont be available unless some other manufacture launches a car with similar tire specs.the bad part is,that these tires(205/60R16) cant even be put on any other car making the monetary exchange even worse.
I think thats a stock size for Sonata Embera.
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