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Old 24th September 2008, 18:41   #16
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No problem if you use it for a short while, the car might pull slightly to the side where the Goodyear would be mounted but that is not something that you cannot deal with. Stick to 4 new & 1 old, use the money saved for some better purpose!

And remember when & if you do get a puncture, get it repaired & tyre put back on asap.
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Old 24th September 2008, 21:30   #17
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I recently changed my stock MRFs and bought 4 new Michelins at 40k km. I kept the fifth tyre as it is. If I get a puncture I can easily drive for a few km to get to a repair shop and fix the problem rather than spend upward of rs 3k for the 5th tyre. i am after all not in an international rally with millions of dollars at stake.
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Old 25th September 2008, 19:50   #18
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Sounds workable... I might as well save the cash for other things. Thanks for the input guys!

I just hope that I dont regret the decision at some critical time...
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Raccoon - what price did you pay for the Yokos? ANd how much was quoted for Michelins?
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Yoko a Drive should cost something around 3.2K-3.3K depending upon relationship with your tyre dealer. However, XM1s should cost around 3.6K-3.7K.
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Old 27th November 2008, 00:00   #21
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Sorry, just havent been able to find the time to keep up with the forum...

I paid Rs. 2,700 for each of the A. Drives. Size is 175/70 R13

The price quoted for Michelins was:

Rs. 2,750 for 155/80 R13
Rs. 3,050 for 175/70 R13

Prices may or may not have changed since then.
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Old 27th November 2008, 00:52   #22
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in case your 5th tyres is in decent shape, you can go ahead and keep the same tyre as spare, and carry a repair kit with you(don't do it for too long though)

My concern would be that after 7 years, the tyre may not be suitable for driving at high speeds and over bad roads, in case you have a puncture, make it a point to fix your good tyre and put the spare back where its supposed to be as soon as you can.

Also whenever you can spare some $$ do buy a new spare tyre - need not be a YOKO or you could get away with a cheaper radial from a different brand, a 7 year old tyre is not something one can depend a lot on.
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Thanks... yes, thats what I'v already done. One of the old tubed GoodYear is now where the spare should be. Don't wanna spend another 2,700 for a spare.
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Quote:
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Yoko a Drive should cost something around 3.2K-3.3K depending upon relationship with your tyre dealer. However, XM1s should cost around 3.6K-3.7K.
I paid 3,150 for XM1+ and Yoko A Drives were quoted at 2,750
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