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Old 18th February 2011, 15:15   #391
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I had changed to Yokohama A drives 165/65R13 s on OE rims for my wife's santro. And it was a bad decision. The ride comfort, grip. noise all improved a lot from OE good years but man these tyres have made the car itself the least confidence inspiring to take to any important small journeys, any long journeys. They suffer punctures like anything. In totality 4 tyres have 40 punctures repairs on them within last 8000 KM.
On the same terrains, same route, same drivers (me and my wife) our dzire didn't suffer any single puncture on it's JK's (40000KM) and XM1+ (10000KM) while Santro had one it's OE (30000KM.) My bolero(sold now) UNO never had any punctures. Skoda in it's total 100000 KM with Goodyear Ducaro and Bridgestone Potenza suffered 3 punctures.
So to conclude, I must say Yokohama A drives are not suited for indian roads and they make you uncomfortable to take your car anywhere with always a fear of getting a puncture. That's what happened to us.
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Old 18th February 2011, 15:39   #392
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Could anyone please let know which variant of Michelin is suited for SX4 ZXI?
How deep will the burn be if I go for this change?

As of now it has stock JK tyre. Since I am a very non-technical, defensive driver, would I understand the difference if I change the tyres to Michelin?
These days I hear a lot about people talking about switching to Michelin.
Want to be really sure before I spend money on this.

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Old 18th February 2011, 18:40   #393
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I got Four Tyres XM1+ a week back from Tyrestore, Chennai.
It costed Rs. 4275 Each.

Looks the rates are revised from Jan'11, In Dec'10 it was Rs.4200.
But, tires are brilliant. I was wondering on whether these tires would make atleast 10K Odo, this is really very soft and its great on road. I was having OEM GoodYear previously.
Which Profile you went for?

Any idea what are the prices for this profile for XM1+: 185/60/R14

I'm looking for my Stile 1.6 Sports! It would be either Yokohama C drive or Michelin XM1+. I'm unable to locate Turanza ER-60 at my locations.
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Old 15th March 2011, 09:51   #394
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My Aveo is running on stock Bridgestones Turanza ER300 (185/60 R14), i have done over 38K km on that and showing the sign of ages now.
Now looking out for new shoes in the same profile and main usage will be on highways(include some very bad roads).
Priorities are in the order
1. Better grip
2. Reasonable life and durability
3. Comfort
4. Noise

I am thinking of

Bridgestones Potenza G3 or Turanza itself
Yoko C drive
Michelin XM1+ (i am afraid of bad roads with Michelin)

Appreciate your suggestions.
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Old 15th March 2011, 19:56   #395
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I am thinking of

Bridgestones Potenza G3 or Turanza itself
Yoko C drive
Michelin XM1+ (i am afraid of bad roads with Michelin)

Appreciate your suggestions.
I upgraded to 185/70 R13 Michelin's on my Accent (stock was 175/70 R13 Bridgestone) about 6K Kms back, and have driven through all kinds of roads in these 6K Kms without any issues. Handling has definitely improved over the stock tyres.
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^^ Turanza handles much better than Michelin.

Regarding your requirments:
  1. Turanza grips much better than Michelin
  2. Michelin gives more life, but Turanza is more durable over bad roads.
  3. Michelin is comfort oriented(soft sidewall) and Turanza handling oriented.
  4. Both behave almost similar.
No idea about C Drive.
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Old 18th March 2011, 10:39   #397
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Thanks dhanushs, insane2010.

I am thinking of going for Bridgestone. Need to check the prices here in Bangalore. I think very recently prices are gone up.
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Old 21st March 2011, 05:46   #398
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Thanks dhanushs, insane2010.

I am thinking of going for Bridgestone. Need to check the prices here in Bangalore. I think very recently prices are gone up.
They certainly have!
Was quoted Rs4400 per tyre for Turanza ER60 175/65/R14 !
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Today got fitted on my FORD Fiesta 1.4-D-Exi with Turanza ER60 175/ 65/ R14. Paid Rs.4600/- per tyre for 4 nos. Stock MRF was useless. Could not even get total Rs.300/- on resale of surviving two tyres. Immediately noticed the noise reduction.
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Thanks dhanushs, insane2010.

I am thinking of going for Bridgestone. Need to check the prices here in Bangalore. I think very recently prices are gone up.
At last, after some confusions, changed my Aveo's tyres yesterday.I was thinking to go with the same stock tyres.
I got it from Bridgestone Select near JC road (Vora Tyres), they showed me the different options. Finally, i have selected Bridgestones Turanza ER60 195x60R14 instead of stock Bridgestones Turanza ER300 185x60R14. Tyre make was January 2011 and paid Rs 5000 per tyre.
Initially i haven't planned for any up-size. The up-size was a quick decision and hope it will not go in a bad way.
Can someone update me what is the ideal pressure for this tyre. Bridgestone guys told me to keep 30-32 psi.
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Guys, We are planning for an upgrade to Bridgestone Turanza ER60 in profile 195 60 R14 in one of my friends Vista. It would be great help if any one can share the price of same.
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I have michelins as well and man, the tyres are getting hit by nails god knows from where. Last week had a flat tyre and guess what there were 3 screw nails on one tyre. Michelin is definitely on the softer side.
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Hi

I have a Ritz VXi with Turanza 185/70R14. Run about 16,000 k.m over an year & half. Fairly satisfied with the tyres. These tyres are to be used with 5 1/2 J Rim whereas I am running it on 5J Rims.

If I were to have these tyres run on 5 1/2 J will it improve the Handling / Ride quality ? Any expert view please..
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... Michelin is definitely on the softer side...
Hey NFS2024. Only the sidewall in the Michelin's are soft. Rest is just fine.
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I just completed over 20,000 kms on my Getz with the Turanzas. Have driven all over, worse roads, to creamy tarmac, potholes to paverblocks, in the city, village etc etc. Everywhere literally. Lots of high speed runs, the tyres have been really awesome. The suspension of the car is very soft, but otherwise cornerings have been fun! The tread is running pretty good till now and the best part is I have had just one puncture and a valve change till now. Have been filling nitrogen and getting them aligned and balanced every 5000 kms. This I guess is one reason why the performance has been top notch. These truly are the best all round tyres.

The best drive I have had so far was in the heavy rains in Mumbai last year. Flat out on the highway at around 80-90kph, the rubber just sucked and threw away water like a spray, braked wonderfully and made the car perfect to drive in the rains. Literally! I never expected drives to get this adventurous and confidence inspiring. Really, worth every penny I have invested in them

Recommend the Turanzas highly to you guys. I guess the medium compound is what made me prefer them over the XM1s and its paid off very well

PS: Now, while doing 80-100s feels slow. And, even while doing 150+ the engine runs out of breath but the tires keep pushing.

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