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Old 27th July 2009, 00:24   #76
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Ishan & Nikhil, thanx for your responses. Dealer has agreed to give me the same tyres for Rs.4100 a piece. If I had to make the decision, I would have picked them up for this price. But my dad is more price conscious and he is making the decision. He is more inclined to Goodyear Eagle NCT5 which the same dealer is ready to give for 2500 a piece.
If it is 2.5k, chances are it's an OOOLD tyre or a used one. A brand new one costs around 3.3k. 100-200 Rs difference is ok, but if there is an 800 bucks difference, something is fishy.

Put it to your dad like this: Dad, you spent 10 lakhs on the car. (I'm assuming it's a premium car. 195/65 comes as stock on the Skoda Octy, Civic and the Cedia). Do you want to compromise on 10,000 bucks to put your life at risk?

As Ishan has said a hundred times before, the tyres are the only 4 patches holding your car to the ground. If they fail, you're screwed. Please convince your dad not to skimp on tyres. Being price conscious is understandable and acceptable. Being foolish is not!
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If it is 2.5k, chances are it's an OOOLD tyre or a used one. A brand new one costs around 3.3k. 100-200 Rs difference is ok, but if there is an 800 bucks difference, something is fishy.

Put it to your dad like this: Dad, you spent 10 lakhs on the car. (I'm assuming it's a premium car. 195/65 comes as stock on the Skoda Octy, Civic and the Cedia). Do you want to compromise on 10,000 bucks to put your life at risk?

As Ishan has said a hundred times before, the tyres are the only 4 patches holding your car to the ground. If they fail, you're screwed. Please convince your dad not to skimp on tyres. Being price conscious is understandable and acceptable. Being foolish is not!
The tyres he showed me were may08 and i rejected them outright. He said he would get new ones and let me know. Anyways, we are going O.T.

Thanks for your help Nikhil. BTW, how much are the A drives in the same size? (sorry for going O.T. again)

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Old 27th July 2009, 21:28   #78
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A drives are around 4.1k. But make sure the Goodyears are legit with bill and not a used tyre. Check the sidewall, cuts on the inside of the tyre, serial number.
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About a month back my bro got "Turanza's" fitted on his Astra and he was more then satisfied, previously the car used to run on goodyear and had some life in them but they handled like a tap dancers on the wet surface

Coming back to ER60, he found the ride quality was excellent and handling on both dry/wet surface is impeccable!
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I've bought 4 BridgeStone Turanza AR10's today.

For my Hyundai Accent 1.5 GLS.
Stock Size: 175 / 70 R13

I bought the set for Rs 10,400/- Is this price correct ??
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I've bought 4 BridgeStone Turanza AR10's today.

For my Hyundai Accent 1.5 GLS.
Stock Size: 175 / 70 R13

I bought the set for Rs 10,400/- Is this price correct ??
Ooooh, good tyres. The AR10's are the replacement to the Turanza ER-60 in international markets.

They are not officially sold in India and are only available as a grey import.

The price you have got is good but you won't really get any warranty on the tyres.
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Vid, any details on "AR10" and how diffrent or improved it is when compared to "ER60"??
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Old 3rd November 2009, 15:24   #83
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Default Review of Bridgestone ER-60 on my Santro

It's been over a month and almost 3,000 kms since I changed the tyres on my Santro Xing. Having driven ~57,500 kms on the OEM Bridgestone S 322 tube-type tyres, I wanted to go in for a set of tubeless tyres.

On having consulted with experts on this forum, I had two choices Michelin XM1+ or the ER-60s from Bridgestone.

I went with the latter and fitted a set of five 155/70 R13 ER-60s on my Santro's stock rims. After almost 3,000 kms of driving which included two one day BLR-Pondy-BLR trips, I must say I am very, very happy with the performance.

The comfort levels though not as good as the XM1+, are great and the ride is very supple especially on rough patches. On the BLR-Pondy-BLR drives, the tyres performed brilliantly with good grip levels around the twisties making me want to push the car even harder!

On one of the highway runs I filled in 32 psi of air pressure and the ride was just great. Lowered it to 31 psi for the next run and the ride was not all that supple and the car felt skittish. Please note that the car had 3 passengers and a half filled boot on both runs.

All in all, I am very satisfied with the performance of the ER-60s and can't wait to rid my Alto of the MRF ZVTS and upgrade to the Bridgestones.

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I upgraded to Bridgestone Turanza ER 60 195/60R14 86H from the stock Bridgestone B250 185/65R14 86H (all 5 tyres) before taking delivery of my Verna CRDI SX.

1 year, 3 months & 25000 kms later, I'm glad I did the upgrade. Road grip is impeccable in all conditions. I do a lot of high speed driving on highways, and ABS on my car has activated only thrice.

Absolutely comfortable and reliable tyres.
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i picked up a 2003 1.5 VTEC recently, and about to change tyres, i have used a lot of Bridgestone over the last 10 years or so, recently ran Turanzas for the last three years on my Indigo with Lenso alloys, and the tyres ran very well inspite of some really bad roads in Pune and on long drives to Calcutta.

But with the VTEC being a far more performance oriented car i have been looking at alternatives, so its basically down to either Turanzas (again) or Yoko ES100's - size i am looking at is 195/60/14...

With the Turanzas i know what i am buying , but not sure about buying the Yoko ES100 - which is essentially the older generation of the S-Drive, the S-Drives are not available in my size..

Interested in some feedback basically , should i stick to the Turanzas or go with Yokos ? Got XM1+ on the Santro, and they are nice and supple but i dont think they handle as well as the Turanzas..
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Didnt know how to edit my earlier post, so sticking a quick note in here, i finally went with the Yokohama ES100's primarily because i found good feedback in the Pune marketplace for it, was curious to see how good or bad the Yokos are as compared to Bridgestone, will never know unless i try it , right, so far with 200 Kms on the new tyres, things seem good, the Turanzas seemed to have a tad more grip than these, but these ride better and the tread looks cool, lets see how they stand up to longer use, until then..
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The ES100s are good tyres. But a little noisy compared to the ER60. But they should be better at taking corners than the ER60.

Frankly, I would have recommended the Conti CPC2. Beats both these tyres hollow.
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The one thing with the ES100's is because of the tread pattern it seems to pick up small stones and they remain in the tyre tread as compared to the Turanzas , so picking stones out of the tread is now yet another car related pastime ..
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Default Re: Bridgestone Turanza - Very trust worthy!

digging into an old thread, i just bought the AR10's today for my ohc ( 175/70/R13) for 3.1k/piece and i must say these are better compared to the S322's in terms of ride and handling.

tried the GIII's, but then i was more oriented towards comfort and not performance.

Will try and point out factors that will be noticed in the drives ahead !
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Default Re: Bridgestone Turanza - Very trust worthy!

BS Turance is a fantastic tyre, I have used 2 sets of tyres and both the sets gave close to 60,000 kms.
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