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Old 2nd November 2007, 15:41   #46
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On my Santro:

1. Bridgestone S322 tubetype, stock -- 34000 kms

(11000 kms in Bangalore city for over 4.5 years, rest mostly on Mumbai-Pune route in 1.5 years). About 3 mm of tread left, but uneven wear and lots of tyre noise due to age. Tyres were mostly at 33 psi after moving to Pune.

2. Bridgestone S322 (stock-size, tubeless) -- 24000 kms

(10000 on stock wheels, rest on 5J alloys. Much of this distance was at high speeds (130+ kmph) on the Mumbai-Pune route). Two tyres worn out to about 3 mm tread due to same-side rotation. One tyre lost to a bulge at 23000 kms. No alignment problems, but bad shocks and steering column vibrations on rough patches. Tyres were at 35 psi throughout.

Both sets of tyres could have been run for another 5000 kms, but I preferred to play safe. The tubeless tyres are much superior to the tubetype; much less noise, better grip. But even the tubeless tyres became slightly noisy and lost grip around corners once the tread had worn out to less than 50%. Both tyres gave reasonable wet grip.

3. Bridgestone Turanza ER-60 tyres (stock-size, 3000 kms so far, suspension+steering overhauling done). This time I am not pushing the car around corners and taking care to avoid sudden braking as far as possible. Hopefully I should get a better life out of these tyres because they are H-rated and should take the 130+ Expressway speeds in their stride. So far, so good.

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Old 2nd November 2007, 15:57   #47
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Zen MPFI(2000)
Did 42k on JK Tire Ultimax..lasted about 7yrs...replaced them with the same tires about 3months back
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Old 2nd November 2007, 16:22   #48
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my falken 502's 195/50/15 lasted about 5000 kms odd only lol!
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Fiat UNO (My First Car)

145/80R13 lasted 45K Kms

Accent Viva Crdi

175/80R13 lasted 50K Kms.

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my last set of tires lasted for just 10k. The ones i have now are worn out at 12k
Do u drive or only drift??
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I guess this is JK Ultima XP..
Yes JK Ultima XP. Bad tyres they were.
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Zen MPFI(2000)
Did 42k on JK Tire Ultimax..lasted about 7yrs...replaced them with the same tires about 3months back
Using the same tyres for more than 5 years is a no no.
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my last set of tires lasted for just 10k. The ones i have now are worn out at 12k
Is it because of hilly driving??
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On y WagonR Lxi
MRF Zvts 145/70 R13 had to thow it away after 12K (Threads looking good for another 30 K at least).Had to change it because of road nice and horrible grip on the wet surfaces.

Replaced with Michelin XM1 155/65/R13.
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Stock Bridgestone S322 with tube on my Santro lasted me 60k km. Air pressure checked every other week, tyres balanced and rotated every 5k km.
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stock bridgestones S322 tubed 43 K km on my matiz. developed uneven wear due to infrquent rotation
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From what I have seen, Bridgestone tyres seems to last the longest. Heard of it lasting upto 75k kms.
Second seems to be MRF.

Don't know the ride quality of the two when its lasted so long !.

I usually change tyres between 30 - 35k kms since I use my cars on long distance travel quite often.

I have seen people use it when its completely bald.
Have also seen people use it when the steel wires are visible !.

To share an experience. Had been to Hampi in Nov '2004. A family of four had come in a Maruti 800. We were generally chatting and the topic came to tyres. I had recently changed my tyres in my car and showed them (Michelin Xm1).

The person showed me his car tyres. The rear two tyres were completely bald and the front two were close to that. The family had driven from Bangalore in this. The person was very happy that the tyres hadn't been changed since they were bought !. They had done about 52k kms.


Here's my experience

1. MRF nylon tyres (145/80 R12) - 35k kms.
2. MRF Zigma CC Radial (145/80 R12) - 32 k kms.
3. Good year GPS2 (145/80 R12)- 35k kms after which it was changed. About 65% tread wear.
4. Good year GPS 2 (155/80 R13) - 32 k kms after which it was changed. About 80% tread wear.
4. Goodyear GT 770+ (145/80 R12) 20k + kms after which car was sold.
5. Michelin Certis (165/65 R13) - 19k+ kms and going strong
6. Michelin XM1 (175/70 R13) - 7k+ kms and going strong
7. Michelin Energy XM 1 (185/70 R14) - 5k+ kms and going strong

As a thumb rule, what is recommended is to use a 1 rupee coin to check tread wear. If the head of the Ashoka symbol is visible when the coin is placed inside the tread, then its time to change the tyres.


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What about your Matiz ?? 2 lac + kms
Matiz had terrible wheel rims that used to go out of shape and major alignment problems - despite doing realignment every month, I never used to get over 25,000-30,000 kms per set of tyres - which meant almost 2 changes of tyres every year (since I ran 45-50,000 kms annually at its peak). I always used Bridgestone Donuts (now out of production).
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Matiz.....2 lac...
you are talking about tyres or engine
Overhauled the engine twice in 260,000 kms. Plus recently changed valves after belt broke and clobbered the cylinder head.
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@iridium: I use the same measure!
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