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Old 19th August 2016, 01:10   #256
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Really good prices. Especially Michelin Primacy (ST I suppose) for Rs. 6850.

Which tyre is Goodyear offering at Rs. 5200? If it is Goodyear Assurance, that too is a good tyre and I personally feel that there will be less uncertainty about its life / quality. Have you also checked Apollo Acelere?

Also please check the manufacturing date on the tyre sidewall. As you might be aware, the format is WW-YY. WW is the week of the year (between 1 to 52) and YY is the year of manufacture.
Yes its the primacy 3st and assurance. The acelere is discontinued and only alnac 4g is available for 5700.
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I will mostly be putting Falkens tomorrow. I need 5 of them. The dealer has been trying to push Triangle tyres to me with 2 years warranty he said. Here are some of the best rates I've got. Do not buy tyres online as most brands void warranty. Falken for sure.

Falken - 5000
Goodyear - 5200
Triangle - 4100
JK Elanzo - 5000
Michelin Primacy - 6850
Bridgestone G3 - 6400
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Really good prices. Especially Michelin Primacy (ST I suppose) for Rs. 6850.

Which tyre is Goodyear offering at Rs. 5200? If it is Goodyear Assurance, that too is a good tyre and I personally feel that there will be less uncertainty about its life / quality. Have you also checked Apollo Acelere?

Also please check the manufacturing date on the tyre sidewall. As you might be aware, the format is WW-YY. WW is the week of the year (between 1 to 52) and YY is the year of manufacture.
I have also pinned down for Goodyear Assurance for my Sx4. The best price I have got is Rs 5200 including everything nozzle and alloy balancing.

Please check with dealer about the noozle, normally they don't quote it initially.
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Got the Falken Azenis PT722's fitted yesterday and they're so much better than the JK's in terms of noise and ride quality. Got them from Pal Tyres for 4800 each.
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Dear Friends, My SX4-Vxi has done 35000 on ODO in the last 8 years and running on good old stock tyres and never faced a puncture or a need to use spare wheel.
During the last service, we were advised to replace the tyres as they were turning 8 years.
What is the general recommendation ? Usual daily drive is 4 KM but we're planning a road trip sometime this month.
Can some one help with the following
a) Is it recommended to have a tyre upgrade ?
b) What fits well in VXI - Steel rims
c) Since the car is again not expected to be a mile cruncher, something which is lighter on pocket but not on safety is recommended.
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so finally our SX4 gets new shoes. Got my old OEM Bridgestone changed to Yokohama Earth-1. Costed me 5100 per tyre and wheel alignment, balancing, nitrogen filling, valves all complimentary
There were quite a few serious contenders
a) Falken - it had unconditional warranty. Overall feedback in the group is good
b) Goodyear Triplemax

Finally stayed with my initial choice of Yokohama as the rest were out of syllabus i.e. heard and analysed them only at the shop and hence was not keen on taking impulsive decision.
Drive has phenomenally improved and the car looks cushioned and good grip.
Will post more updates as soon as I am back from a long drive
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My SX4 Zxi has Yokohama DB ES501 from March 2011 when I bought the car. They have served me well, a few punctures, quickly repaired, no sidewall damage whatsoever. I've just crossed 50,000 km on them, and feel it's time to change, though there is treadlife for at least another 3-5k km left, but then I'm mindful of the rubber being old, and I plan on doing a long drive this May. Prices in Goa are crazy - I've been quoted Rs 8,800/- for Yokos, 8,000 for Michelin Primacy and 7500 for Bridgestone G3. Snapdeal has a Yokohama E400 (what is this?) in my size for around 6300/-
I'm very happy with the SX4 , and have no plans to change it for another 3 years at least, so will put good tyres . Any suggestions?
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^^ When a friend's sx4 needed a change of tyres, we chose Yokohama ASPEC A348 215/60R16 - they are OE tyres for the 2006-10 Camry.

At 8k each , they are just two good :-)

You could also evaluate Apollo Alnac4G and Apollo Accelere which should be in the 5.8-6k range per tyre.

We also looked at the Falken Azenis PT722 which were available for 4.7k each but learnt on the net that their wet weather performance isn't satisfactory.

The E400 is the Yokohama Earth1 - very good value tyres but available only in 13 , 14 and 15 inch rim sizes.

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.... The E400 is the Yokohama Earth1 - very good value tyres but available only in 13 , 14 and 15 inch rim sizes.
Apparently the Yokohama Earth are now available in 16 inch also.
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Can anyone advise me if 6100 per tyre is fair price to be paid for Yoko Earth1 205/60 R16 tyres (SX4 ZXi). I would be renewing all 4 and would get free replacement labour, new valves, alignment and wheel balancing. I would need to pay for balancing weights only.
I have checked paytm mall and find the prices nearly similar to those on there considering the cashback. few suppliers sale slightly cheaper but do not supply outside Delhi and hence a bit pointless to compare those real bottom prices. But any hints on prices in and around pune?

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Hi Guys,

I have a 2011 SX4 VXI with 86K on odo. I have been thinking about replacing it for some time now but low resale and insanely high prices for new cars have been playing spoilsport. So now thinking of keeping it for another couple of years.

Now with that being decided, I thought of jazzing it up a little. Unfortunately can't get it remapped as it is an NA engine. Thinking of replacing existing steel wheels with alloys for now. So couple of questions

1) Is it a good idea to spend around 30k on such an old vehicle for this? Recouping any part of it during resale is unlikely so I will just be increasing the depreciation further.

2) Maruti ASS advised going for 16" ZXI alloys (VXI came with 15" rims). My existing tyres have run just 7k so I don't want to change them

3) If not ASS what reliable alloy brands should I look at? What rim width is advisable?


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Hi Sameer, my 2 cents below..

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Hi Guys,

I have a 2011 SX4 VXI with 86K on odo. I have been thinking about replacing it for some time now but low resale and insanely high prices for new cars have been playing spoilsport. So now thinking of keeping it for another couple of years.

Now with that being decided, I thought of jazzing it up a little. Unfortunately can't get it remapped as it is an NA engine. Thinking of replacing existing steel wheels with alloys for now. So couple of questions

1) Is it a good idea to spend around 30k on such an old vehicle for this? Recouping any part of it during resale is unlikely so I will just be increasing the depreciation further.

- I would not recommend spending any significant money on your SX4. 2 reasons. You will surely not get any value at resale. Also, I had an SX4 VDi before I upgraded to the XUV. Parts availability is getting tougher and tougher (Some of my friends already struggling). God forbid if you need any support on your car, you will just be kicking yourself for spending on a car where enough support is not available.

2) Maruti ASS advised going for 16" ZXI alloys (VXI came with 15" rims). My existing tyres have run just 7k so I don't want to change them
- I have driven both versions of the car. No significant advantage outside of cosmetic looks. Incase you run your tyres for 40-45k, then upgrade to 16" else let them be.

3) If not ASS what reliable alloy brands should I look at? What rim width is advisable?
- Better to go for Aura (Quality) or Neo (Style + good build)

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