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Old 16th December 2008, 16:24   #16
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My friend had a swift DDiS whose stock JK tyres wore out in 15k!
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Old 16th December 2008, 18:08   #17
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According to my experience JKs are the worst in the known brands. Even if the tread is remaining, they tend to become uneven.
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Old 16th December 2008, 19:07   #18
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According to my experience JKs are the worst in the known brands. Even if the tread is remaining, they tend to become uneven.
Have you tried Goodyear?

Even with very good tread remaining, they are hell to balance. They start giving wobbling and vibration problems about half way into the life of the tyre. '
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Old 16th December 2008, 19:21   #19
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Amongst basic tyres (not expensive/performance), I found MRF/Bridgestone to be the best.

I got my OHC 2003 with MRF ZVTS. Till 2006 I had 45k on odo and the tread was almost 50%. After that I sold it to a friend and he has not changed the tyres till then. Don't know about the current odo.

In my Civic, I have driven it 25k with Stock Bridgestone and they still look new.

I have not tried Goodyear.
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Old 17th December 2008, 00:35   #20
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Have you tried Goodyear?

Even with very good tread remaining, they are hell to balance. They start giving wobbling and vibration problems about half way into the life of the tyre. '
Surprising to hear that. Never had any problems with the stock GoodYears, as I mentioned earlier. You can't compare them with the higher priced Yokos, Michelin, etc, but I think for the price they sell, they are good VFM.
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They start giving wobbling and vibration problems about half way into the life of the tyre. '
Are these really tyre related problems? I doubt it. It's more to do with the overall suspension of the vehicle I guess. A tyre can give you harsh feeling while driving but vibrations cannot be ascribed to bad tyres.
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Old 17th December 2008, 10:08   #22
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My Santro came with Bridgestone tyres and they lasted for ~45K kms with some more life left.
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Surprising to hear that. Never had any problems with the stock GoodYears, as I mentioned earlier. You can't compare them with the higher priced Yokos, Michelin, etc, but I think for the price they sell, they are good VFM.
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Are these really tyre related problems? I doubt it. It's more to do with the overall suspension of the vehicle I guess. A tyre can give you harsh feeling while driving but vibrations cannot be ascribed to bad tyres.
I dont have hard facts to prove my case. Just stating what I've observed in 4 months of working in a tyre shop and interacting with a few other Goodyear dealers.

Not 100% of all GY tyres go bad like I mentioned. But a surprisingly large percentage.

For that price, you get Bridgestones, MRFs, too which dont go bad so easily.

This problem with GYs occurs mainly with the lower end tyres. GT3, GPS2, etc...
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My friend had a swift DDiS whose stock JK tyres wore out in 15k!
Mine is the same Swift DDIS on same JK tyres which ahs done over 30000 KMS and has got more than 2/3rd tread still left in the tyres. At the end of the day lot depends on the driving style of the driver rather than the tyres themselves. JKs should last longer than Michellins as they are much harder tyres.
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Old 17th December 2008, 10:37   #25
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My Verna CRDi was shod with MRF ZVTS 175/70/R14 tyres

These rather noisy tyres gave me about 45K KMS in under 1.5 years ....yep i could have done another 2k KMS i guess but at the cost of safety.
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The Bridgestone S322 that came with my Indigo lasted 60K. Still had tread left.
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Old 17th December 2008, 11:15   #27
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Jk rally in our ambassador went upto 145,000 kms. It served as rear tyres . And mrf legend served 22, 000 as our front tyres .
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Old 17th December 2008, 12:57   #28
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The OEM JK Tornado tyres on my Indica lasted:

Fronts - 62K km & 66K km (torn tyres thanks to driving with unnoticed punctures)
Rears and spare - 74K km (had some life left but had a trip coming up and decided to replace proactively)

Currently running MRF ZVTS in the front and MRF ZTX at the rear + spare.
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Wrong question for me to answer. My car ran about 4k kms with stock tyres, that said the GSD II's are the worst set I have ever tried.
Having used the stock tyres , a set of accelere's , GSD's and the S-drives I would rate the GSD's as the last pick in my lot.
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Goodyear Ventura's on my Corolla have lasted ~ 45K Km & enough tread is there to pass another 15-20k kms.
But that said, the tyres have been troublesome with regular air pressure drops without punctures, noisy nature & not so comfortable.
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