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Old 13th May 2008, 09:09   #1
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Need urgent help, I have decided to all tires of my Car, I got following quotes :

J.K Radial Tire ( with Tube ) : 1350 Rs /tire
Offer : 3 years / 45000 km guarantee, if tire gets cut / uneven wear then you will get 50% of on next set

BridgeStone Radial Tire ( with tube ) : 1800 Rs /tire

No Offer.

If I changes tires all tires together then I wil get Balancing and Alignment done for free

Tire Specifications : 145/80R12

Pls let me know which tire shd I opt to get best FE, low noise and which tire has more life ?

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Old 13th May 2008, 09:32   #2
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Anyday Bridgestone over the JKs why do you think they are giving offer on JK?

Have JK on my car & when replaced JK on my dad's car with bridgestones the Bridgestones were better
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Anyday Bridgestone over the JKs why do you think they are giving offer on JK?

Have JK on my car & when replaced JK on my dad's car with bridgestones the Bridgestones were better

Hi Techo,

You said Bridgestone is better, can you explain in bit detail? what would be life of J.k tire and Bridgestone ?

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life would be similar with JK lasting a couple of kms more(might).

The JKs have terrible tire noise, the tire gets puncture very frequently vis-a-vis the Bridgestones. The grip is not as good as the bridgestones they lock very fast under panic braking.

See frankly speaking if you are a sedate driver who will never or rarely need to do a panic braking & not bothered about tire noise & looking for long lasting & cheap to buy tire then go for JK. They work just fine for most of the non performance seeking people
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I too would recommend Bridgestones. Much better grip compared to JK's and they would last as much as them if not more. My OE Bridgestones lasted 88000 kms. And when i changed them, they still had plenty of tread left. LOL.

Why don't you change over to tubeless ? Worth a look.
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I too would recommend Bridgestones. Much better grip compared to JK's and they would last as much as them if not more. My OE Bridgestones lasted 88000 kms. And when i changed them, they still had plenty of tread left. LOL.

Why don't you change over to tubeless ? Worth a look.
I am planning to upgrade the Car in next 12 month so dont want to invest in Tubeless

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simple then go for JKs
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Guys got 1 more quote : Tubeless from J.k cost 1550.

Now pls guide
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See if you dont plan to keep the car for long just put the cheapest one which in this case is JK which is also OEM for most Maruti cars.

So go in for the Tube type JK tyre.
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MRF ZVTS would be a better option than JK @ 1550 per tyre.
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Thx guys for your suggestions, I have installed J.K radial in my car all 4 tires are changed, got wheel alignment and Balancing done for free, Also Filled Nitrogen in the car.

First 35 km Drive Impressions : Now feels more Safe on the Road, Since it has more grip Car is Still fun to drive, only worried about FE, will update you after a week on the same
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why are you worried about FE?

Which tires was the car wearing earlier?
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