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Old 26th September 2008, 15:48   #31
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went windowshopping for tyres again

how good are Pirelli's

I am getting Pirelli P6 195/60/14 at 3.1K per tyre,found this tyre a steal as compared to others

also getting 185/60/14 for 3K

I am thinking of going with 195/60,is it a good deal for pirelli's?
stay away from them unless you find new stock check out the week/month/year of manufacture on those tyres usually they are old, i dint find any new pirellis around. if you manage to find stock not older than 6 months then the P3000 and P4000 are not a bad buy, if i remember correctly i think ceat India makes these pirellis in India.
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Went to millivision today. Small shop but is well stocked. The owner seemed knowledgeable. Here are the price quotes

175/70/R13 (tubeless)
Michelin XM1+ 2900

Am really tempted to go in for Yokohama 185 profile tyres.
Thanks, ash_blore. Useful info. I'll be getting my tires changed this weekend.

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Old 27th September 2008, 14:58   #33
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Ok finally went and bought my set of tyres. I bought yokohama A drive 175/70R13. Bought them at millivision and then drove to vijay wheel allignment at VV puram to get them fixed.
Govind from millivision had arranged for a second hand tyre dealer to meet me at vijay.We negotiated the price at 750 for the 4 used tyres.

At vijay it took about 30 mins to change the wheels and get them balanced with the weights. The fittment and balancing were free of charge. I had to pay for the weights. I then requested wheel allignment as well. That took about an hour as there were few other waiting.

At vijay I also met rex_varghese (Reji). Nice to bump into a fellow BHPian . He had bought michilin earlier from Millivision as well . Couldnt talk for long as 4 year old son was tugging me away to see something.

Finished everything and reached home around 2PM. The drive so far has been nice already. I have done about 10 KM on the new tyres. They already feel much more comfortable compared to my old stock tubed b'stones.
Thanks to all here who helped me out.

Here is the total cost breakup
2600*4 = 10400 for the new tyrs
200 for the valves
Wheel allignment + weights from the balancing = 570 (300 +270)
Old tyres = 750

Total = 10420 approx 2600/tyre which includes all the costs.

At millivision there was one more person named Amman (hope I heard correclty) who was looking forYokohamas for his Indica. He asked for a competitive price and Govind's response was "If I cant give a competitive price then no one can". Amman was also mentioning an online forum. I think he might be a t-bhpian as well
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Old 28th September 2008, 15:20   #34
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Me too picked up a set of four tires from Millivision on Saturday. Govind, the proprietor of Millivision was very professional and friendly. He tried to sell me Conti tires for 2800 a piece :-). He was mentioning that Conti launched their car tires in India, a week back.

As most of you know, Millivision is a wholesale dealer and has no fitment facility. But, they have an arrangement with Vijay Wheel Alignment to provide fitment for free.

I got wheel balancing and alignment done from Vijay for a fee. They do manual wheel alignment. When I asked why they do manual alignment, the reply I got was they are into this for decades and were one among the first few in Bangalore. But, most of the guys who were doing the alignment were very young boys :-). Last time I did alignment was from Pitstop in Cochin and it was 'fully-computerised'.

The Michelin 175/70R13 tires cost me 2900 a piece
4 'Itialian' valves for 200
Alignment and Balancing 580
(Ashwin, I think they charged you for balacing and alignment - the breakup given to me was 300 for alignment, 200 for balancing 40 per tire, and 80 for the weights)

I picked up a SARV repair kit from Millivision for 350.

Overall it was a nice experience at Millivision and at Vijay. Vijay provided 'priority' service on request from Govind.

Drove for around 60 kms and the feel is good. I'm hitting the roads for a home trip on Thursday and that would be a good opportunity to understand and assess the new tires better.

It was great to meet Ashwin at Vijay. Thanks Ashwin, because of you only I visited Millivision and got the deal done.

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PS: My old tires were taken by a used-tire dealer for 600. They were almost bald and were of two different sizes. This guys told me that he is from Vijay Alignment.
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Alignment and Balancing 580
(Ashwin, I think they charged you for balacing and alignment - the breakup given to me was 300 for alignment, 200 for balancing 40 per tire, and 80 for the weights)

It was great to meet Ashwin at Vijay. Thanks Ashwin, because of you only I visited Millivision and got the deal done.
Glad to be of help. I guess that is the intent of the forum and am happy to have contributed.
What the Vijay guy told me was that the balancing is free but weights will be charged. In any case they did a good job and am very satisfied with how the car feels. Much much better than the old worn out tubes.
I too got the allignment done. It was manual and my steering was at an offset so they fixed that as well. Priority service was a good deal too. Overall good experience.
Definitely will recommend millivision to anyone else.
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Old 1st October 2008, 19:34   #36
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Good to hear that Rex and Ash could get their tyre change done...

The inputs are very useful for somebody like me who is starting to do groundwork for an impending change of tyre in a couple of months...

I have an Accent 2001 GLX trim and its just clocked abt 40000kms ( I think.. I bought the car second hand )..

Anybody here from Navi Mumbai who can share their tyre changing experience ?

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The more I am getting closer to the upgrade I am getting more confused.

As of now Plan was to upgrade to 195/60/14-Getting august 08 manufactured Pirelli P6 for 3.1K per tyre.

But now while browsing I found that 195/55/14 is a better upgrade
any idea what tyres can I get in this size?
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195/60-14 is perfect for Accent.
U won't find any tires in 195/55-14 and even if u do your ride quality will go down.
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195/60-14 is perfect for Accent.
U won't find any tires in 195/55-14 and even if u do your ride quality will go down.
Yeah I am sticking to 195/60.
hardly found any tyres with 55 profile.
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Yeah I am sticking to 195/60.
hardly found any tyres with 55 profile.
akshay...go for Michelin XM1+ or Bridgestone G3/ER60..michelin w'd cost around 4200 & bridgestone around 4000/tyre. the set of 4 chrome alloys should cost between 15~20K
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hey... i would adive u to change to 14 inch rims and tyres... the yre range what u get in 14 are excellent .. try 185 60 14 michelin pp2 lovely tyres and meet ashwin in sai iyengar in indirangar nice guy and give some pretty good deals.. 9880116405 his number all the best
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hey... i would adive u to change to 14 inch rims and tyres... the yre range what u get in 14 are excellent .. try 185 60 14 michelin pp2 lovely tyres and meet ashwin in sai iyengar in indirangar nice guy and give some pretty good deals.. 9880116405 his number all the best
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Ok now I hit another brickwall.

Drove an Accent with 195/60/14 yesterday,seemed to be an overkill and steering felt heavy at city crusing speeds.

So I scroll my mind back to 185/60/14.

Now I need to select from these tyres.Kindly advise.

Pirelli -185/60/14-3K per tyre

Michelin Xm1+-185/60/14- 3450 per tyre.

Yokohoma ES 100-185/60/14-2.7K per tyre.


Which one should I go for?
what say tyre gurus?
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Ok now I hit another brickwall.

Drove an Accent with 195/60/14 yesterday,seemed to be an overkill and steering felt heavy at city crusing speeds.

So I scroll my mind back to 185/60/14.

Now I need to select from these tyres.Kindly advise.

Pirelli -185/60/14-3K per tyre

Michelin Xm1+-185/60/14- 3450 per tyre.

Yokohoma ES 100-185/60/14-2.7K per tyre.


Which one should I go for?
what say tyre gurus?
Michelin XM1+ @ 3450 ??? its surprising..as far as i know its around 3900..who has given u that price ? plz. check the manufacturing date & ensure to get the warranty card..
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Which one should I go for?
what say tyre gurus?
Try getting BF Goodrich G sport tires. Ask the michelin dealer about it.
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