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Old 14th December 2009, 23:00   #151
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Haha.... I will not be able to give you an objective answer . I'm biased
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But, finally decided in favor of Yoko A-drive. All 4 tyres replaced @2450 each.
2450 for A drives - that's way too low than the street price of 3100... is it a genuine sweet deal or is something missed here?
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3.1k is ridiculous! Around 2.5k is the correct price.
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3.1k is ridiculous! Around 2.5k is the correct price.
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Yoko A drive will cost you around 3.4k per tyre. Michelin XM1+(note the PLUS sign.) will last 40k easily. Yoko A drives are also equal.
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Prices are same all over the country. So, in Bangalore, it is around 3.1k.



Small correction. Price is around 3.1k. Not 3.4k

Err..Can you confirm what is the correct price ? And, are there seconds available in the market for Yokos ?
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1625545-post142.html (Yokohama A-Drive Reviews)

This post is for 185/70 R14 and I've confirmed later that 3.1k is the correct price.

dmplog has bought 165/65 R13 and not 185/70 R14.
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Thanks for the clarification. Are there seconds or fakes available in Yokohomas that you know of ?
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Nope. There is plenty of grey market stuff....

Seconds are possible if someone uses the tyre for a while and then tries to sell it as new. There are plenty of these tyres in the market. Especially with OEM Bridgestones, MRF, etc.... Basically removed tyres which would have done anywhere between 50kms and 1,000 kms. The seller cleans and polishes the tyre and then sells it.
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1625545-post142.html (Yokohama A-Drive Reviews)

This post is for 185/70 R14 and I've confirmed later that 3.1k is the correct price.

dmplog has bought 165/65 R13 and not 185/70 R14.
My bad for the confusion. I probably jumped the gun and thought that dmplog got 185/70 for 2450 each. Thanks Nikhil for the clarification.

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Nope. There is plenty of grey market stuff....

Seconds are possible if someone uses the tyre for a while and then tries to sell it as new. There are plenty of these tyres in the market. Especially with OEM Bridgestones, MRF, etc.... Basically removed tyres which would have done anywhere between 50kms and 1,000 kms. The seller cleans and polishes the tyre and then sells it.
Any reliable way of judging if a tyre being sold is a second or a new one?
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Nope. Trust the dealer, check the date of manufacturing.

Also, a slightly worn tyre will not have the coloured stripe running down the tread.
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Nope. There is plenty of grey market stuff....

Seconds are possible if someone uses the tyre for a while and then tries to sell it as new. There are plenty of these tyres in the market. Especially with OEM Bridgestones, MRF, etc.... Basically removed tyres which would have done anywhere between 50kms and 1,000 kms. The seller cleans and polishes the tyre and then sells it.
I suppose you are referring to those factory fitted tyres that are being given in exchange for upsized ones here.
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Yup. Those are the ones I was referring to. Technically, there is no problem with those tyres. But still.... when you are paying for a brand new tyre, you should get a brand new tyre.
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My bad for the confusion. I probably jumped the gun and thought that dmplog got 185/70 for 2450 each. Thanks Nikhil for the clarification.
Any reliable way of judging if a tyre being sold is a second or a new one?
@gunner fan: You gave me real scare by raining a 'doubt' over my supposedly new tyres!! lol
But, I remember to have checked in couple of other shops and they had similar price range for 165 Yokos.
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Hi Guys,

Need some help here. I am about to change tyres on my Octy. I currently have Bridgestone Turanza ER60 225/60/R15 on it (the stock size is 195/65/R15). The car has done close to 45k kms on the Turanzas. I was thinking of giving the A drives a try but am not sure if that is the correct decision. My priorities are comfort, less noise and durability so I am not looking for performance tyres.

Also currently the steering feels a bit heavy at low speeds which is somewhat expected because the current set is right on the threshold of maximum upsize for the stock tyres. The heavy steering is a more of a problem for my wife as the Octy is a heavy car to drive anyway. Will a size of 215/60/R15 make a difference there?

Also can somebody advise on the price of Turanzas and A drives (for 225/60/R15 as well as 215/60/R15) and a good place to buy them in the NCR area.
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Also can somebody advise on the price of Turanzas and A drives (for 225/60/R15 as well as 215/60/R15) and a good place to buy them in the NCR area.
By looking at your signature, you are from Gurgaon, so good place to buy them is Sector 14 Gurgaon.

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Hi Guys,

Need some help here. I am about to change tyres on my Octy. I currently have Bridgestone Turanza ER60 225/60/R15 on it (the stock size is 195/65/R15). The car has done close to 45k kms on the Turanzas. I was thinking of giving the A drives a try but am not sure if that is the correct decision. My priorities are comfort, less noise and durability so I am not looking for performance tyres.

Also currently the steering feels a bit heavy at low speeds which is somewhat expected because the current set is right on the threshold of maximum upsize for the stock tyres. The heavy steering is a more of a problem for my wife as the Octy is a heavy car to drive anyway. Will a size of 215/60/R15 make a difference there?

Also can somebody advise on the price of Turanzas and A drives (for 225/60/R15 as well as 215/60/R15) and a good place to buy them in the NCR area.
You may try 205/65 R15, should suit your requirements.
Michelin LC and YOKO db are the best picks.
should cost cost in between 5k - 5.5k
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