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Old 4th August 2008, 22:14   #16
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@kpzen and iraghava .. i was using 155/65 on the zen earlier. will this be ok for the alro? apollo acceleres are available in this size.
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You can't go for 165/65. Go for acelere's
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Confused

Thank you all for your replies friends.

Accelere does not have a 165/60/13 profile (According to the website) Also is there any other tyre that we have missed out? Tube tye that is and I hope appolo has these tyres with tubes..

Can someone tell me the rates please?

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Old 5th August 2008, 16:31   #19
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why are you looking for tubed tyres ? the tubeless ones are the safest bet and relatively hassle free. i realize from experience you are hesitant but then i am sure if you give them a try once again they wont be a disappointment for sure. Apollo Acceleres are available in 155/60 R13.
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Just called super tyre tec and got the quotes, Couldnt speak to Prakash, Spoke to someone in the shop, Please advise

155/65/13 - michelin Xm1- 2450

165/55/13 - Nanking - 2200/

155/65/13- - Bridgestone (Tube type) - 2300

155/65/13- - Jk Tyres - 1800.
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Knighty! try in millivisions and i dont have their number and michelin xm1's are good according to my experience and did quite a number of long distance trips. 165/65/r13 too should be fine too as i have them on my ride.
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Thanks @vj Looks like I am gonna end up with Michelin, Guess the Non silica ones, cause they start from 14" upward isnt it?, Also How do you know the manufacturing year and month on the tyre?
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It'll be mentioned on the tyre sidewall itself. It'll be a four digit number in a oval circle, something like 4507 which means that it was manufactured in the 45th week of 2007.
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Thanks @iraghava for your reply
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Hey Knighty!any updates on the upgrades as i believe you were planning to get it done on the week end when we last talked. If you are still finding a problem sourcing the tyres and the dealers let me know. Hope you talked to the source of contacts i had given as they might be of help to you.
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I WAS DUPED

How could this happen??? Just checked the Manf year on the tyres, one tyre is from 2001 and the other three early 2002, The manf year of my car is 2004 This means that the tyres are older than my car.. . I was so stupid to buy these.

This was done through someone who had a good reputation as far as I was concerned..

Anyways no point discussing about it as it was my responsiblity to check what I am getting for my money

NO wonder why the tyres are perfoming so badly....

Hope there is a sticky for infor ming others about this.

@vj, I will call u. Still getting quotes.
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Knight rider, do mention the name of the shop as other TBHPians can avoid that shop
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@Tsk1979, I dont remember the name of the shop, however I have the bill with me, Will update it shortly.
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I WAS DUPED

How could this happen??? Just checked the Manf year on the tyres, one tyre is from 2001 and the other three early 2002, The manf year of my car is 2004 This means that the tyres are older than my car.. . I was so stupid to buy these.

This was done through someone who had a good reputation as far as I was concerned..

Anyways no point discussing about it as it was my responsiblity to check what I am getting for my money

NO wonder why the tyres are perfoming so badly....


Hope there is a sticky for infor ming others about this.

@vj, I will call u. Still getting quotes.
so knighty are these the same set of tubeless tyres you had them and you complained about some sidewall cracks of sorts. If my earlier sentence stands corrected, that was why i was wondering how can Potenza's be so bad as they are quite good set of tyres with many members having them on their rides. I am sorry to hear this and you should have really checked it bro.
Anyways as Tanveer mentioned, do broadcast the tyre shop dealer as future purchases by potential users might be avoided.
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Thanks @vj, And people, Please stay away from this shop

The Ceat Shoppe
Wheels - on - Line
475, 80 Ft road,
6th Block
Koramangala

If the mods permit, Perhaps we should have a thread for Bad tyre shops in Bangalore too.
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