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Old 13th October 2008, 19:43   #31
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Yes I agree with you, but there's just going to be a little diff. in upgrading from 195/60/15 to 195/65/15. Trade off would be better ride quality which old Corolla desperately needs.
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OMG. The dealer is talking all crap.! Which dealer is it?

- RE88 is strict NO-NO. Whatever the dealer says Don't even have a look at them. RE88 is out of the question. point taken!
- 4700 is a bit on the costlier side. Try a different dealer and also do some bargaining. what is the fair price, according to you? 4300? 4500?
- What kind of roads do u mostly drive on? Good/bad or horrible?? umm...mix of both. regular driving is on decent roads but patches of bad roads all over mumbai,we encounter them often!
- U can consider Yoko A drives also. It should be around 4400 per tire. are they reliable enough, and will they last as much as the b'stones?
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hi..just spoke to the tyre dealer,and he recommended re88 over er60.says the ride might be affected as turanza is slightly harder compound.I'm still inclined for turanza as everyone here says re88 is crap.the turanza will cost 4700 per tyre. good price? im visiting and finalizing tomorrow. need concluding opinions to finish off the matter. anyone? kp? thanks for all ur help guys.
That's absolute nonsense, the dealer is talking crap. I ran a set of RE88's on my car, do you really wanna know what I think of the tyre??

And I would go with KP's recommendations here. A-Drive would be a good choice IMO & would be VFM too.

BTW the price for MXV8 195/60's is 4700.
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That's absolute nonsense, the dealer is talking crap. I ran a set of RE88's on my car, do you really wanna know what I think of the tyre??

And I would go with KP's recommendations here. A-Drive would be a good choice IMO & would be VFM too.

BTW the price for MXV8 195/60's is 4700.
Thanks Ishan. Any idea of the price of ER60 Turanza's and Yokohama A-drives?
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Should be a few hundred less than the Michelin's.
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Alright, thanks for providing those figures. I thought by VFM all you guys meant a couple of thousands difference per tyre between MXV8 and the rest, I didn't know it was a few hundred difference. I'm so new to the world of tyres it's not even funny! I'm making my decision tomorrow.
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Haha! FS, a tyre 2 grand cheaper is not VFM, it's a steal!!
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Hello everyone, visited a few dealers today and everyone for some reason wanted me to upsize to 205/65 or 195/65 (or go for RE88). Since I wasn't prepared with my research regarding the same, I deferred the decision to tomorrow. But honestly I think I'm just going to stick to the stock size, considering I'll have to re-do the whole process of selection/research/pros/cons of an upsize, as well as the issues of speedo error and FE being affected. Bridgestone Turanza ER60 it is, 195/60 R15. Got a Rs.4400 quote from everyone at Milan Subway. Exchange of tyres+little bargaining will be done tomorrow, and deal will be closed.

By the way, Yokohama A-drive was quoted at Rs.3900 per tyre.

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Get the A drives, thats an amazing deal.

Do check the mfg week of the tire before buying.
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Get the A drives, thats an amazing deal.

Do check the mfg week of the tire before buying.
How recent should they be? Oh, and how do I check?
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205/60 Potenza G IIIs , Tried and tested . . no problems at all . .
the best blend of performance and comfort.
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205/60 Potenza G IIIs , Tried and tested . . no problems at all . .
the best blend of performance and comfort.
comfort??? karan bhai you gotta be kidding me.
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205/55/15 is a good upgrade.
Bridgestone Potenza's are for sporty handling, I don't think they impart comfort!
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Potenza GIII & Comfort? Not a combo I heard about!
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exactly... I was not very sure of the gIII regarding comfort. the tyre dealer was strongly suggesting them saying they're time tested etc but anyway I went for the bridgestone turanza er60 folks!! i was almost decided on the yokohama a.drive but dads car and dad delivered his verdict. thus tge er60. just got the job completed a couple of hours back, will click a couple of snaps and upload later. got a decent deal, got it done at Milan subway itself. PM if anyone needs details. once again, thanks everyone!

I can see a marked change in comfort and tyre noise right away. ishan, those re88's I was running were really a pile of poop!

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