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Old 7th September 2016, 17:23   #76
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@AJ-got-BHP both of these look like "sport" tyres and are directional. I wouldn't expect them to be quiet w.r.t tyre noise.
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Old 7th September 2016, 17:56   #77
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Coming straight to the point on this thread - What would be a better bet between these two for my Toyota Etios (2014 GD Variant) ?
[*]Hankook Ventus V8RS 205/55 R15
1. The picture posted is of the Ventus Evo v12 and not the Ventus V8RS, but both seem to be directional tyres.

2. I have the v12's on my T-Jet and they are nice and quiet, ride beautifully, grip like mad, and all this at unmentionable speeds (helping a fellow member decide on tyre choice). Directional tyres are normally more noisy than an all season pattern, but these are the exception. Treadwear is 280

I don't think you get the v12's in a 15" size.
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My Concerns/ Criterias are :
  • Reliability/ Dependability on Highways w.r.t. Handling & Braking
  • Tougher Sidewall
  • Tyre Noise
Hi, I am using Maxxis MAZ1 205 55 15 on my IVTEC. Tire has got amazing grip/ handling. Sidewall is good.

Only issue is a little tyre noise. A friend used Hankook on his elite, now he is changing the tire. It has pathetic performance. Maxxis MAZ1 any day over Hankook.
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Well the new A4 is shod with 225/50 R17 Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2. That should show the premium-ness of the tyre.
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Coming straight to the point on this thread - What would be a better bet between these two for my Toyota Etios (2014 GD Variant) ?
  1. Hankook Ventus V8RS 205/55 R15
  2. Maxxis MA-Z1 205/55 R15

My Concerns/ Criterias are :
  • Reliability/ Dependability on Highways w.r.t. Handling & Braking
  • Tougher Sidewall
  • Tyre Noise

I have recently got Maxxis ventus ipro 205/55/15 (INR 16000/4) for my Polo 1.5 Tdi to replace the Conti MC 5 with the same profile which lasted for 47K kms. The tyres are "just" a bit noisy in comparison with MC5 but, handling is not an issue whatsoever. I would highly recommend these over Contis (INR 6.2K/tire)keeping the price tag in mind.
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Finally solved the riddle in my mind and opted for MAXXIS 205/55 R15 for my Diesel ETIOS. Sharing a very initial review of the MAXXIS Tyres on the Diesel Etios and some pictures for everyone's reference :
  1. The vehicle feels more planted now
  2. Road grip is phenomenal
  3. Braking has improved
  4. Handling has drastically improved around the corners - I do not feel that I am driving the same car before which used to feel vulnerable (i.e.- chances of fishtailing) on sharp turns
  5. Steering has not become heavy at all
  6. The stance of the vehicle now has considerably improved

Hankook/Kumho/Maxxis/Nankang...How good/bad are these??-p_20160928_121907.jpg

Hankook/Kumho/Maxxis/Nankang...How good/bad are these??-p_20160928_131834.jpg

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quote=AJ-got-BHP;4066342]Finally solved the riddle in my mind and opted for MAXXIS 205/55 R15 for my Diesel ETIOS.

Looks a perfect fit. How much did they cost you, any discount on old tires ?

Lemme know if the tire makes noise or is it silent while running [/quote]
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Looks a perfect fit. How much did they cost you, any discount on old tires ?

Lemme know if the tire makes noise or is it silent while running
Just completed (Returned Yesterday) a 16 days 6185Km RoadTrip to Rajasthan with my ETIOS with the MAXXIS MA-Z1 on them. Must say, they performed flawlessly. The highlight being that Braking has become tremendously better and so has cornering. They haven't gone noisy yet though. Costed INR 4500 each. I sold the Old Tyres elsewhere.

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These Korean brands of tyres are very good. Excellent rubber compound and great quality at a fair price.
They may not enjoy the brand value of the Yokohamas and others, but hey, they are very good tyres.
Lets not be snobbish and dismiss them!

Just go back in history.

The American and European Car manufacturers had it good for decades in their home ground.

Japanese manufacturers came in slowly and humbly and offered great products great reliability and excellent service.

They usurped the market over time.

Then came the Koreans with a similar approach - quality, reliability, gizmos and features and all this at a fraction of the price + good service. Now they are quickly overhauling everyone else.

This seems to have happened beautifully in front of our eyes, in the Automobile segment, the electronic consumer goods segment and so on.

Why should this history not repeat itself in the Tyre segment as well?

I guess the next wave will be from the Chinese who will probably replace the Koreans in this space, over time.
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