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Old 30th July 2007, 22:43   #16
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l_b_m does kp always talk about tyres, wierd guy we have a new phrase in trivandrum for him tyresexual.

but thanks to him lots of guys here have rocking tyres!
eg: we saw a crashed lancer with the tyres name shaved of, he told us the brand of the tyre the size of the tyre just by looking at the thread suprised we where!
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Old 30th July 2007, 22:51   #17
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I've got Hankook Ventus on my Swift. There's nothing abt them that I dislike. Great grip and minimal wear make for a great combination.
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Old 30th July 2007, 23:02   #18
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hey what tyres would you guys suggest for the sx4 zxi? it runs on 205/60 R16..also are these tyres priced better than say goodyear, michelin, bridgestone etc etc?
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Old 30th July 2007, 23:38   #19
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I am using Hankook K406 in Innova and it has done 43000 Kms, i Havent faced any problem yet.
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Old 30th July 2007, 23:44   #20
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In the front there are Kumho and in the rear they were FIRENZA (Japan) but now all tyres are Kumho....

Isn't this your third set of tyres...? How many kms has your Swift?
Or have u started changing tyres like your ICE.....
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Old 30th July 2007, 23:49   #21
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but i suppose a lot of the members are using maxxis/kumho/hankook because of the low profile size that they require as these sizes would not be available in bridgestone/michelin.so,i guess most of the members really dont have any choice and have opted for these tyres out of compulsion.you dont get bridgestones/michelins in 17" in the low pro sizes atleast at the price point of hankooks/kumhos.
all the above is just an assumption and would like to hear reviews and comments if any??
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Old 31st July 2007, 00:32   #22
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hankook. someone here in chennai has got them & got them for a steal. where are you mr.slip in the stream ?
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Old 31st July 2007, 01:11   #23
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Isn't this your third set of tyres...? How many kms has your Swift?
Or have u started changing tyres like your ICE.....
Hmmm I change tyre in pairs. The new ones comes in the front and the old ones goes in the back. And each set runs for approx 25-30k Kms.
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Old 31st July 2007, 01:18   #24
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And each set runs for approx 25-30k Kms.
But what is the current reading in odo ?
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But what is the current reading in odo ?

right now it is 30 k +
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Old 31st July 2007, 01:53   #26
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I personally tend to stick to the more reputed tyre companies since I believe tyres are too important a component in cars to screw around with them. Hence, I prefer companies like Michelin, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Pirelli etc.

That said I do believe that Kumho and Hankook are decent companies who are improving by leaps & bounds & that Maxxis too is coming up with good tyres. But from what I've read about Nankang's (Not used them ever) they are not very good quality tyres, mainly they are a hard compound which lasts long at the cost of grip & ride especially wet weather grip.

Again, to clarify in the interests of my safety I prefer proven brands & treads anyday. This is one component in my car that I refuse to compromise with.

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eg: we saw a crashed lancer with the tyres name shaved of, he told us the brand of the tyre the size of the tyre just by looking at the thread suprised we where!
That's normal behaviour for guys like him, don't be surprised

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Hmmm I change tyre in pairs. The new ones comes in the front and the old ones goes in the back. And each set runs for approx 25-30k Kms.
Can you also tell us which were the tyres of which you busted 6 pcs. in your first 12k kms. on 17" wheels?
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ok so you have changed 3 pairs of tyres, come again!
are you the one leaving all those skidmarks and donuts on the delhi roads
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Old 31st July 2007, 02:07   #28
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Well I was always wary of Maxxis, but it seems they're ok. Someone on this thread has said their grip was exceptional (?), so maybe I'll try them out.
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And each set runs for approx 25-30k Kms.
Hain..
How come suddenly your car has covered 70k(+) kms?
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Well I was always wary of Maxxis, but it seems they're ok. Someone on this thread has said their grip was exceptional (?), so maybe I'll try them out.
I've seen those Maxxis Victra MA-Z1 tyres on Autopsyche's ride. May be Arush can comment on those better.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...tml#post335824 (How good are Maxxis tires)

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Can you also tell us which were the tyres of which you busted 6 pcs. in your first 12k kms. on 17" wheels?
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Hain..
How come suddenly your car has covered 70k(+) kms?
This set of tyres were also used in other car also for 15k Kms in which one pair got busted with side wall puncture then in my car I have using the new set for 10k in my swift and then after now I have change the tyre now.

And the major reason for tyre failure in my car is the side wall puncture not any other. And this reason will be applicable on any brand where it is Michelin, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Pirelli, Hankook, Kuhmo, Falken, Goodyear . I tend to prefer the tyre which will cost cheaper to me as I dont know till when my tyre will run. whether it will run 1k or 30k KM. Also the low profile control my driving style as I know driving fast and I end up in a pot hole one thing is gone for sure tyre or rim...bottom line is

For style you need to pay a bit extra...
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