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Old 2nd July 2017, 19:55   #316
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I have changed my company stock tires to Yokohama C.drive AC01 on 30380 kms lon May 2015 , now its 65k . all the tyres are kind of worn out even after regular alignment checks. Attaching the pics :-(

Can someone recommend me a tyre which will last more?
I've the same model tyres on my Innova D4D; changed in 2010 at 44K; I am at 102Kkm now, still the same tyres; my tyres are now just about as worn out as yours. Don't know why yours are like this in 35k km... surprised.
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My Yokohama C-Drive was due for replacement - 7 years and 65K km used. Not a single puncture. Had to replace the neck for one tyre last year. Tread was almost gone and in last 2 months, my weekly driving shot up due to a relocation to 1000km on weekends on highways.


This time, narrowed down selection to Michelin XM2 and Yokohama Earth 1; standard size ones than the 225 secion Yokos I used to use.

Called up TyreEmpire at Varthur last Wednesday and ordered XM2. Dealer had only 2 XM2's in stock despite me calling ahead the previous day and I couldn't wait till evening. So went for Yokohama Earth 1. Have completed 700km so far with 600km on highways and remaining in Coonoor ghats; have used in extremely heavy rains in NH47 in Kerala as well.

Quite good. Ride is a little harsh compared to C-Drive (that was like soft cushion), but the noise levels are very low. Grip is excellent - I was able to cruise in 90-100kmph from Walayar to Palakkad in very heavy rains, with no drama. Haven't had any emergency stops; so don't know about breaking. Couple of times, had to go over really slushy terrain and it pulled neatly without any spin.

Hoping it will continue to work well.

Cost - 6000 per tyre; (XM2 was quoted at 6700 and Bridgestone B390 at 6900). Alignment, rotation etc all put together labor 1300; plus approximately 200 for weights and 300 for new necks.
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