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Old 25th September 2008, 11:29   #1
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Hey Cal guys,

I need some help wrt to the purchase of the following in Calcutta:

1. 185/ 195 upsize for the Hyundai Verna.
2. Alloy rims to go for the same.

I have shortlisted the Yoko S Drive, Potenza G III (might go for the Energy XM1 + if i get a good review on the match with the Verna).for the tires and am looking at a decent set of alloys. Prime focus being to pick up a set that is of good quality and doesnt rust/ wear out soon.

The problem is that there seem to be too many semi professional dealers here who just stock alternate stuff like Hankook tires etc. Can anyone help me with a real good professional dealer who will xchange my stock tires and rims and also gimme a good deal.

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Old 25th September 2008, 12:53   #2
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Visit Indo Radial Club. Owner Minku Agarwal. Quite a few Kolkata T-BHPians buy from him.

2 outlets:
- Original shop located bang opposite Homeland Mall, bhowanipore
- New shop near Mirania on the Park Circus connector (near Tangra crossing)
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I bought my tyres from Minku ten days ago. Very nice guy. Would highly recommend. There is a big new exclusively Bridgestone showroom infront of AAEI. But the boys who do the balancing there are rank juniors. The salesman is not knowledgable either. But they have the entire Bridgestone range on display.
Minku's shop near Tangra is better than the Bhawanipore one in terms of display and all. Where do you stay in Calcutta?
By the way I bought Michelin XM1+ for my Esteem. Excellent is the one word feedback. However, here I am comparing it with MRFs because that's what I had always used all my life. So I cannot compare it with Potenza G III or Yoko etc. One great thing about Minku is that since he is a multi-brand guy he gives an unbiased view.

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Minkoo knows more about tyres than any other dealer in cal I think,
In case you are getting Yoko`s you can also check Lamba Agencies, they claim to be the distributors for WB.
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Hey Thanks for this info guys. I'll try and reach him and talk to him. Wowww...tbhp rocks. I never expected info and advice so soon.. :-))
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I'd suggest you go to Minku too. Either store - Bhowanipore or Bypass. He deals in Yokos and Michelins (from your list), and can get you the Bridgestones too. His cousin is a major Brigestone dealer located on VIP road.

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Minku's shop near Tangra is better than the Bhawanipore one in terms of display and all.
I believe he has some renovation plans for the Bhowanipore store. Two levels... sounds promising.
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Old 26th September 2008, 01:31   #7
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Hey guys,

Met Minku today. Must say he seems to be an excllent guy. Very humble and helpful. He's recommended the foll options for the Verna.

1. Michelin XM1 + in 195 60 R 14 with a 6J rim
2. Yokohama A Drive AA 01 with same config as above and
3. Goodyear Eagle F1 185 65 R 14

He personally recommends the Yokohama since its the best all purpose tire. I tend to agree since it seems to have a good tread pattern (multipurpose). However, experts views would be welcome.

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Get either the XM1s or the A Drives. Which alloys are you getting?
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I was put on the same horns of dilemma by everyone here!! Finally settled for XM1+ because they have asymetrical pattern - one for outside and the other for inside. Next change will be Yokos - so that I know what all this fuss is all about - but that's after another 50k.
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Same here too. Am a happy XM1 user for the past 10K, but even i am gonna try the Yoko's for my next change.

Also S-Drives is only available 15" and above.
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Get either the XM1s or the A Drives. Which alloys are you getting?
Have a silver colored Verna. Am looking at some desgins in HR or Lenso. Will only check up once i finalize the tires.

Any ideas on the alloys that I could put onto the Verna.
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Yoko or Michelin. You won't go wrong with either option.
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Minku was supposed to get the nitrogen machine week before last. Any news on that? Or was it just gas?
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Well machine or no machine, it is still just gas!
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mmmphahaha-HAHAHAHAHA!

Good one, Ishan.

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