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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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Hey Shanksta

How are your Nexens holding up? I need to change the Bridge stones on my innova and am evaluating options for it.

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Old 1st November 2017, 09:50   #319
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How are your Nexens holding up? I need to change the Bridge stones on my innova and am evaluating options for it.

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Hi RJK,

The Nexens are holding up really well we did not have much running since the tyre change just completed 6500kms till date on them.

Did two highway drives. These tyres are brilliant in the dry and offer amazing grip. The road and tyre noise is low. They may seem softer than the competition but they are actually really tough. No cracks, cuts or punctures. *touchwood*

However I am not very confident anything above 80kmph on the highways when it is raining on these tyres. The tyres have decent wet grip but the same amount of confidence is not felt by me. It could also be because I had the Continental CPC2's previously which were known for their wet grip.

Overall, this is a good tyre to consider, there has been no drop in mileage still getting the same 10.5-11kmpl in city and 12+ on highways. It makes a strong case for itself when you consider quality, comfort, noise levels and the rolling resistance of a tyre.

EDIT: Of the three set of tyred on our innova till now, only these have truly made the steering feel come alive.

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Called up TyreEmpire at Varthur last Wednesday and ordered XM2.
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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.
I usually get all the labor charges waived off at Sai Iyenkar & sons when I get a new set of tyres including balancing weights, alignment. Tyre empire seems to be very costly for labor. Is it worth it?
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Majority of this was for some road force test and alignment. Not at all worth it. In fact, steering wheel started shaking above 100kmph - I got it redone elsewhere after 2 weeks.
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My OEM good year have worn out real bad, and i am at 43K. The vibrations are high at 90-100 KM / hour speed.

Is Bridgestone still the way to go ? The Nandi Toyota SA was highly recommending the Bridgestone ones. I got 6450/- as price per tyre when on phone. Seems rather high. Its Same model ( B390 84S TL ) is retailing at 5800 at Amazon.

Any views please. I plan to change the tyres tomorrow and your inputs will be appreciated. Thanks.
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My OEM good year have worn out real bad, and i am at 43K. The vibrations are high at 90-100 KM / hour speed.

Is Bridgestone still the way to go ? The Nandi Toyota SA was highly recommending the Bridgestone ones. I got 6450/- as price per tyre when on phone. Seems rather high. Its Same model ( B390 84S TL ) is retailing at 5800 at Amazon.

Any views please. I plan to change the tyres tomorrow and your inputs will be appreciated. Thanks.
I am not surprised if it was Good Year GT3.

B390 are definitely all-rounders. But you could also check Apollo Apterra HLs or Alnac 4G. Pretty good ones and having pretty good first hand experience on the same.

Check my posts
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post3916407 (Toyota Innova : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post3989523 (Toyota Innova : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread)
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NEXEN N7000+ : 14000 KM update !

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Completed 1000kms on the Nexens. ........ So far so good. Touchwood!!
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The Nexens are holding up really well we did not have much running since the tyre change just completed 6500kms till date on them....It makes a strong case for itself when you consider quality, comfort, noise levels and the rolling resistance of a tyre.
Completed another 7k kms in the past 4months and I have nothing but praises.

The car feels very sure-footed in the dry. Did a acid test of 2500kms, Chennai to Pune and back, in 5 days on these tyres in December 2017 and they performed well at highway speeds. At one point while returning from Pune just before Satara there is a small ghat section where I noticed a sharp right turn at the last minute and did a quick brake plus hard steer and the car was composed with very little tyre squeal and understreer.

Braking feels on par with the Contis that I was running previously. Mileage remains the same.

My only grouse previously with these tyres is the feeling from the steering during rains. But the time I commented on that they were only 3k kms old. So I am giving them the benefit of the doubt and will comment on the same after this year's monsoons. From what I've read on the internet they are good in the wet. Anyway will update on that.

No punctures till date *touchwood*.

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Just upgraded the innova with 205/70/R15 Yokohama Geolander G015 AT tyres. Was looking for a superior off road capable tyre but couldnt find one with the stock size.

Amazing ride, less noise, excellent sidewall protection and ultimate grooves with those killer looks. No other tyre stands anywhere close in the competition.

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Just upgraded the innova with 205/70/R15 Yokohama Geolander G015 AT tyres. Was looking for a superior off road capable tyre but couldnt find one with the stock size.

Amazing ride, less noise, excellent sidewall protection and ultimate grooves with those killer looks. No other tyre stands anywhere close in the competition.

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If you recently shifted and are wowed by these, you could check my earlier post http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post3490785 (Toyota Innova : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread)

While they are good overall and more offroard capable, grip and under-steer could be issues if not kept in check while driving in specific conditions in normal highway driving, taking swift turns etc.
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If you recently shifted and are wowed by these, you could check my earlier post http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post3490785 (Toyota Innova : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread)

While they are good overall and more offroard capable, grip and under-steer could be issues if not kept in check while driving in specific conditions in normal highway driving, taking swift turns etc.
Your post had been the initial inspiration for the change to these tyres.
Haven’t yet faced any problems during high speeds or steering but would surely keep the things you said in mind.

Wheel balancing was not a problem and the tyres took the same weights as before.

Slight increase in overall height maybe the cause of instability at very high speeds, but it does surely enhance the ground clearance which would be imperative for me during my leh trip. Speed till 100 is not affected. Haven’t tried high speed turns so no comments on that.

Couldn’t understand why there was drop in FE, theoretically it should rise.

The upsize tyre also neatly fits as the fifth one.

Next review once these tyres take the Ladakhi dirt... for which they are meant !

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Having completed 2721 Km in 10 days Delhi-Jammu-Srinagar-Kargil-Leh-Pangong Tso-Karu-Pang-Sarchu-Manali-Delhi with the Innova riding on Yoko Geolander 205/70/R15, believe me its an amazing and assuring feeling that these tyres will never let you down. One of the most treacherous routes done with confidence.
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