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Old 14th December 2008, 11:28   #1
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Default Yokohamas & New 15" Schnitzer AC Replica Wheels (Pics on Pg. 2)

Hey guys.
Got new rubber and alloy wheels yesterday.
Earlier i was running on 185X70X14 Michelin XM1+.
I wanted to shift to 15 inch alloys.
Got really good deal for my 15k Kms old Michelin (Rs. 10000 for set of 4 wheels).
I got myself 195X60X15 Yokohama A-Drive.
I badly wanted 205X55X15 S-Drive, but ride was not that comfortable and I had to pay an extra of Rs. 3600 on set of 4 tyres.
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Old 14th December 2008, 12:09   #2
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Nice alloys.How much you paid for A drive?How about the comfort level and tyre noise?
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Congrats. Looks cool

But why not S-drives?
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A-Drive were Rs.4100 per tyre.
Alloys 15inchers @ 16K.
I covered 15000KMs on Michelin XM1+ (185X70X14).
I can compare A-Drive to XM1+.
A-Drive is a bit more noisy than XM1+
Comfort level is almost similar, Michelin will gain a point here as well.

I am still thinking about shifting to S-Drive (205X55X15)
How much would i suffer in terms of FE?
Would there be any affect on suspension?
Is ride quality affected badly?

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Looks very kewl to me!
Had you gone in for the exchange when the car was new, maybe you'd have had to pay nothing at all?
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Looks very kewl to me!
Had you gone in for the exchange when the car was new, maybe you'd have had to pay nothing at all?
I did go in for exchange when the car was new.
I exchanged the stock JK's (165X80X14) for Michelin.
After 15000 Kms I exchanged them again, and got 10K for tyres (which is not bad at all).
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I think the difference between S Drive and A drive in mileage terms is not really great.
Maybe 0.5kmpl.
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Hi Sumit,

Nice choice of alloys and tyres.

OT: If you really wish to hide your registration number, please remove that from the pictures in your garage also.
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Would a 205 width tyre arch out of the car?
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Looks good
This looks just perfect
a 205 might be a slight overkill.


OT:I think I saw your Dzire on Chandigarh-Ludhiana road last evening.
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Looks good
This looks just perfect
a 205 might be a slight overkill.


OT:I think I saw your Dzire on Chandigarh-Ludhiana road last evening.
I was there yestersday.
Was coming back from moga.
I was on that road between 5-6:30.
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nice car there SUMITH. the alloy look good...

how was the earlier MICHEILIN XM+1, any bad experience with that tyre?
why did u change that tyre?
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I was there yestersday.
Was coming back from moga.
I was on that road between 5-6:30.
even I was there at the same time.while driving down from LDH
had to reach ambala at 7-30 so had to rush through traffic.
your car is 0082 with parking sensors right?

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Congratz Sumit.. your car looks stunning now..

post us more on the new rubber...
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Hi Sumit,

Nice choice of alloys and tyres.

OT: If you really wish to hide your registration number, please remove that from the pictures in your garage also.
ooops....
Will hide it from there as well.

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nice car there SUMITH. the alloy look good...

how was the earlier MICHEILIN XM+1, any bad experience with that tyre?
why did u change that tyre?
Michelin were great tyres. XM1+ were 185/70 R14. I wanted 15 inches alloys, so I had to shift to 15 inches tyres.
I wanted Michelins, but they were on a little higher side, out of my budget.

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even I was there at the same time.while driving down from LDH
had to reach ambala at 7-30 so had to rush through traffic.
your car is 0082 with parking sensors right?
Yes, spot on. That was me.
Were you, by any chance, on a red accent? HR 01 X ....?
Cause thats the only Ambala registered car I remeber off.

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Congratz Sumit.. your car looks stunning now..

post us more on the new rubber...
Thanks a lot. Will post more.
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