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Old 15th June 2011, 19:31   #106
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205/55 R16 will NOT increase GC. It will actually lower it. Get 205/60-16 Acelere or something.

If you want even more GC, get yokohama A348s in 215/60-16.
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Old 1st July 2011, 10:42   #107
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Hi Filcord,

Good to see the positive feedback on the Yoko's.
However, you have not stated what size you got.
When I was looking for Yoko's they could only give me a 215 size tyre which is one size up from the OE size (205).
Please let me know what size you got and if 215 then any issues with touching the body or fenders of the car when turning?
Also has the size affected your FE to a great extent?

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Sorry, only saw this thread today. I replaced the JKs with the same size in Yokohama, 205/60/R16. Did not want to upsize as I consider this pretty big enough (besides which tyre costs climb astronomically with bigger sizes!)
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Hi all

I'm planning to replace the stock JK Vectra's (205/60 R16) on my SX4 ZXi in the next few days, and am considering the following options.

1) Yokohama ES501
Price - 7800

2) Continental CPC2
Price - Still inquiring about the price in Mumbai

3) Bridgestone Potenza GIII
Price - 8200

4) Michelin Primacy LC
Price - 9450

5) Goodyear Assurance
Price - Still inquiring about the price in Mumbai

I've read that the Yokos are really quiet and comfortable, but their grip levels, especially in the wet, aren't that great. The CPC2s have conflicting views on team-bhp, some saying they are great, while some advising against them. The GIIIs are said to have good grip but are noisy. The Michelins seem to be good in every aspect except the price :( And there is absolutely no feedback available on the Goodyear Assurance. I've had a good experience with Goodyear on my previous car the Ford Escort, so am interested in these ones.

Could someone please advise which of these tires do I consider? Does anyone know dealers for Goodyear & Continental in Mumbai suburbs? Also I'm not considering changing the tyre size.
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Old 12th August 2011, 05:34   #109
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There is an extensive review of the Yokos by Gaurav on the forum, not sure if its the same model. As per my knowledge his tyres haven't lasted him long, (i guess 25-30k), the road grip provided was very good but they become noisy very soon. Here is the link

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...performer.html (Yoko S-Drives - delicate but good performer)

As per the thread the performance tyres do provide very good grip but don't last as long (my benchmark is tyres should last 45-50K)
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Old 12th August 2011, 09:20   #110
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Go for Yokohama C drives.Very grippy in wet and dry.And tire is very very silent and comfortable.
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I would suggest to go for the Michelin Primary, my colleague has it on his Scorpio and has already done 20K kms without any issues. He swears by the road grip esp during this present monsoon pot holed roads as well as his recent drives on the Pune E-way.
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why not the appolo acelere tyres? They are good and price is only about 6500.
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Also try Turanza GR80. Turanza's are good tyres.
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Old 12th August 2011, 21:54   #114
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Thanks for your replies all!!!

@mayankjha1806 - Gaurav's reviews are of the S-drive and the ones I'm considering are the db Decibel ES501.

@sagarpadaki - Haven't seen the C-drives at any shop, the only ones I've seen are the ES501s.

@ghodlur - I know the Michelins are really good, but are way above budget for me :(

@anb - after my experience with the JKs, don't want to take a chance with one more Indian brand.

@DieselFan - The Turanza GR80s are said to be discontinued and the only ones available are the Potenza GIII.

I checked out a couple of dealers today and got the prices for the CPC2 & Goodyear Assurance. The Conti dealer told me stocks haven't been arriving from Germany (or wherever they're made) since the last 6 months, and the CPC2 he had was of Jan 09 make. Price quoted was 7k.

The Goodyears however are available for 6950, and at this cost these seem to be the best bet so far. Wat say guys?
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Hi all

I'm planning to replace the stock JK Vectra's (205/60 R16) on my SX4 ZXi in the next few days, and am considering the following options.

1) Yokohama ES501
Price - 7800....
I replaced the Vectra's with Yokohama Es501 205/6-/ r16. Paid 7510/- per tyre and got Rs 2500/- back for each Vectra.
The tyres are awesome. Recommend them for soft and silent ride. I've used them for around 4k kms so far over highway and rough roads, and no problems.
I have used Michelin on my previous Baleno, and also recommend them highly. However in this case they were just not available in the above size, and the closest match in Primacy LC was coming to around 9500/- per tyre, and I didn't feel like spending that much.
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Guys,
Was just checking, bridgestone turanza er80s are out of stock everywhere (it is costlier than the primacy lc.) even g3 and primacy seems to be out (at least what the Bombay tyre guy with his multiple outlet tells me)
Good year are costlier than jk and cheaper than yokos s drive.
Am otherwise happy with the OE jk vectras for my sx4 zxi, has been extremely grippy in my last mahabaleshwar trip over the wet independence day weekend besides 140+ on the expressway in the rains.. However it is prone to punctures and cuts (may be more so in the potholed roads at Mumbai.) I in fact lost a tyre for a bulge that after a 2 cm stone chip cut the tyre (seems to have cut the mesh too). Now strong sidewalls, but weak heels may be..
Thanks..
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I need to replace JK, two of the original tires have manufacturing defect - out of round. I called around and there are three choices:


1. Goodyear assurance fuelmax upsized 215/60/16 - 7500
2. Yokohoma S-Drive - 7400
3. Bridgestone G3 - 7800

michiline are too expensive even to consider, JK are cheap @5800 but I guess expensive in long run.

I am leaning towards Goodyear, any advice? Will there be a problem if I change only two tires with upsized ones (Goodyear) now and two later, assuming one axle will have same sized tires.

Is there any advantage of waiting for sometime as price of natural rubber is coming down.

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1. Goodyear assurance fuelmax upsized 215/60/16 - 7500
2. Yokohoma S-Drive - 7400
3. Bridgestone G3 - 7800
I moved from Gooddyear's to Bridgestone's and the grip and performance has been very good. Already done close to 10K Kms and no issues so far. I agree the Michelin are more expensive and probably they offer better grip than the Bridgestone's. I would recommend Bridgestone's over others.
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I replaced my JKs with Goodyear Assurance (205/60 R16) three weeks back. The first thing you'll notice is that the tyre noise is quite less compared to the Vectras, and the grip is identical. Am really happy with these tyres, and at 7k each they aren't bad value either. Got them from Asian tyres in Malad Mumbai. If you want to go for Michelins and cant find them anywhere, there's a dealer on SV road just outside Goregaon station, but at 9.5k I really don't see the point in going for them. Goodyear FTW!
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I replaced my JKs with Goodyear Assurance (205/60 R16) three weeks back. The first thing you'll notice is that the tyre noise is quite less compared to the Vectras, and the grip is identical. Am really happy with these tyres, and at 7k each they aren't bad value either. Got them from Asian tyres in Malad Mumbai. If you want to go for Michelins and cant find them anywhere, there's a dealer on SV road just outside Goregaon station, but at 9.5k I really don't see the point in going for them. Goodyear FTW!
what buy back did you get for the old tyres? the tyre shop which you are refering to is acme tyres . i got a quote of yoko's ES501 for rs.8500/- and michelin PLC for rs.9500/- from him. guys have prices increased recently ? i prefer C drives but they are not available ? can any one suggest tyre shop in the suburbs which stocks yoko's?
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