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Old 19th August 2006, 13:02   #31
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how is the wear on the pontenzas?
i dont want a tire thatll wear out in 20k...
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Old 19th August 2006, 14:44   #32
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These days, almost all tyres are good. You just need to prioritise you needs and go for the one that satisfies them.

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Old 19th August 2006, 19:15   #33
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hi guys,even i am currently searching for new shoes for my palio.with regard to the stock s322,i have observed that road noise is slightly too high.drove my uncle's fiesta sxi shod with mrf zv2k and the ride was much better and so also the road noise.
if one were to take road noise into consideration,would indian brands be a safer bet?i want to know among the appolo accelere and mrf.
removing indian brands,i guess its better to buy the potenza g3 right?will there be a mileage drop if i upsize to 185 size?
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Old 19th August 2006, 19:19   #34
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I suggest you Appolo accelere if you are on budget or Potenza GIII if you love grip .
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woohoo i got my yoko's

the yoko's are really good could feel the diff immeadiately compared to stock...
really happy wit initial impressions will let u know about the mileage i got 185's too
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Old 21st August 2006, 23:04   #36
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sure jayanth,let me know about the mileage.plus more importantly the road noise-thats what i really need to know
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Old 22nd August 2006, 00:14   #37
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road noise is almost non exsistent compared to the stock tyres
and the grip is just awesome...
havent had a chance to finish 25 lts... so dont know the mileage yet.
will be going to chennai on the 24th so will let u know how the tyre performs.
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Old 22nd August 2006, 02:52   #38
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Jayanth!
Can u please also let us know the size.. 185/?.. and model (eg. like Avid Touring / Avid TRZ, etc.. ) because i am on the lookout too.. and might follow ur lead.

Have a safe n great drive to chennai and back.
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I would advise you NOT to go for the Michelin Energy XM1, especially if you would be driving on rough surfaces. Energy tyres are not really suited to bad roads with stones and potholes etc, since they have a lighter construction compared to 'normal' tyres. So what works on American roads might not be the best for us.
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Old 23rd August 2006, 21:56   #40
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Hi Jayant,

Can you please let us know the price and size details. Infact I'm in look out for new tyres. Yoko? which brand is this? Bridgestone?.....????
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Hi Jayant,

. Yoko? which brand is this? Bridgestone?.....????
, Yoko stands for YOKOHAMA.

And i guess Jayant has gone in for YOKOHAMA AVS ES100 range of tires. AM i right Jayant bhai????

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Old 24th August 2006, 11:54   #42
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Potenza GIII no Doubt, the best ones. Made to perform.
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I changed my Palio's (ELX) wheels and tyres last week. Upsized from the stock rubber to Michelin Pilot Preceda 205 15R/50s. I left the spare tyre stock. I got them shod on 15" HRs. Dunno the model number of the alloys. I'll be posting pics in the garage soon.

HUGE difference (improvement) in handling and grip. The ride is a bit (ok, quite a bit) harsher on city roads, but on the highway, the feeling of floating on air has to be felt to be believed! At the same time the car feels solidly planted on the road too.

The michelins cost me 5200/- apiece. (Alloys extra, of course). 6 year warranty. Bought them at Kochi.
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Hydrashok,

Does the increase in Section Width from 175 to 205 cause any fouling of the tyre with the car body ?

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Old 25th August 2006, 21:01   #45
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knock knock,jayanth where are you,pal?
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