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Old 5th May 2008, 16:37   #16
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Yes. ES 100 is still selling and like iraghava and kpzen mentioned S-drive is the next gen ES100. A drive and C drive are comfort radials and not rated for high-speed, spirited driving. Mileage and comfort are the key elements for A and C drive. For S-drive, comfort is perhaps the least in priority. Performance is the main criterion. Same goes with ES-100.

When I went in for the S-drive, I also saw the ES-100. This is 3-4 months back. Decided on the S-drive and happy to make that decision. Perhaps the best performance tyres in the market at the moment.
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When I went in for the S-drive, I also saw the ES-100. This is 3-4 months back. Decided on the S-drive and happy to make that decision. Perhaps the best performance tyres in the market at the moment.
@wanderlustindia, thanks for the information. I have fixed these tires (S drive). Will go out this coming weekend and check them regarding the price and deals I would get for the exchange of my alloy and tires.

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A 15"er S-drive should cost you around 4000 bucks a tire. Good luck. Find the best deal. You will never regret your decision of going in for a S-drive.
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No it hasn't been discontinued. Its still selling.

A drive and C drive are comfort based tyres, they can't be a replacement for a performance tyre like ES100...

BTW the successor of ES100 is S drives and they are out and selling in good numbers.
True it's S drive only, I just checked the yokohama tyre catalogue which I got from Auto Expo.
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Go to Golden Tyre in E-Street,i got mine from him for 3200 delivered from bombay.
4500 is insane man.
I got the same size as your friend is looking for.
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Go to Golden Tyre in E-Street,i got mine from him for 3200 delivered from bombay.
4500 is insane man.
I got the same size as your friend is looking for.
Thanks Payam. I will take note of that. Have informed my friend about picking up the tires from Pune/Mumbai.
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What is the price for 205/50-15 S drive in pune?
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@wanderlustindia, thanks for the information. I have fixed these tires (S drive). Will go out this coming weekend and check them regarding the price and deals I would get for the exchange of my alloy and tires.

Which tire size are you planning to go for?
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What is the price for 205/50-15 S drive in pune?
Should cost you about 4k per tire.
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IIRC 205/50-15 S drives it should be around 4.2k + per tyre.

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Which tire size are you planning to go for?
Well, am planning for 205/55/R15. Just wanted someone to confirm that it would not snap power and much mileage. If it gets confirmed that there might be a great deal of power loss then I think I would settle with 195/60/R15.

Can someone please shed some light on this??

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Well, am planning for 205/55/R15. Just wanted someone to confirm that it would not snap power and much mileage. If it gets confirmed that there might be a great deal of power loss then I think I would settle with 195/60/R15.

Can someone please shed some light on this??

The initial pick-up will be affected IMO due to the wider 205 section (due to increase in rolling resistance, principle of physics; experts correct if I am mistaken). I can feel that in my Lancer. With the stock tyres, the pick-up was better in the 1st and 2nd gears. It has marginally come down now.
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The initial pick-up will be affected IMO due to the wider 205 section (due to increase in rolling resistance, principle of physics; experts correct if I am mistaken). I can feel that in my Lancer. With the stock tyres, the pick-up was better in the 1st and 2nd gears. It has marginally come down now.
Thanks a ton for the prompt reply. How marginally has it come down? If its too much then I think I would stick with 195. I dont want power loss.

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Thanks a ton for the prompt reply. How marginally has it come down? If its too much then I think I would stick with 195. I dont want power loss.

On pure gut instinct, I feel the initial pick-up has dropped by about 5% or so. I can feel it. The car is not as eager to get off the blocks now as it was earlier.
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Not sure about pick up my mileage hovers around 10.5 to 11.5 with and without a/c, with 205/55/15 S Drives on my Swift and in Bangalore traffic and with a little bit of spirited driving, I am in no way easy on the gas. Cant comment on the 195's but surely 195 will not touch the wheel arch where as the 205 do touch the wheel arch on full load and ofcourse bad road conditions

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