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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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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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