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Old 12th August 2011, 16:06   #436
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^^Thanks buddy. That's exactly what I am looking for, low noise and ride quality. Till now I am on stock Potenzas and have done over 25K. More than the kms, its 4 years now and am trying to upgrade.
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Old 16th August 2011, 15:31   #437
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After 2 years and 19K kms of satisfactory performance in terms of grip, comfort and noise with 0 punctures, one of the tyres on my baleno developed a small bulge.

Any suggestions from experts on how to proceed? I have kept it as spare tyre for now. Can i use it for regular running? Or use only as a spare for temporary period? All suggestions welcome.
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After completing 90,000 km yesterday I switched over from my Mitchelins (which did a glorious 52k on my Esteem) to Yoko A Drives last evening. If I give 9.5 out of 10 to Michelins, I would give 8 to Yokos. They aren't as smooth as the Michelins. This is my personal opinion based on my driving style.
MRF - which came as OE with the new car - would get 5.
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In my experience the A drives tend to get noisier after the initial wear-in of around 5-6k kms.
But I find them having more grip & are tougher on bad roads.

Comparatively the Michelins are soft compound.

If you are looking for low noise, you can also go for Yoko db drives, which are a tad expensive.
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After 24k km on Yoko A, my perception of this tyre is that it is very good for our Indian roads (read unexpected potholes) The stiff sidewalls protect the rim but OTOH you have a stiffer ride compared to Michelin XM1. The tyre has good grip on dry as well as wet roads, is silent and quite comfortable.

Had to buy another Yoko last week as one of my earlier set got a side wall puncture. Cost 4000 and got 1100/- in exchange for my 2 yr old unused JK Tornado @ CMH Road.
As far as life of the tyre is concerned, my old tyres have about 50% of thread depth compared to the new one, so life would be about 45k km till one gets down to the wear indicators.

Now the side wall puncture sits in the boot.
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I purchased two Yoko A drives @ 3750 today evening and mounted at rear. Travelled only 45 Kms in the city afterwards and is too early to opine about performance now; but has a gut feeling that it would be nice. The JK tornados were so noisy and one wobbled quite a bit with an unbalanced rice mill type od sound beginninh at 55-60 Kmph.

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Hi, I'm looking to replace my stock GoodYear 175/65 R15 tires on my ANHC with Yokohama A Drive 195/65 R15 tires.

Any idea on the current pricing for these??
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After wasting 20 grands on Contis just over a year ago (which wore out in just over 10K kms), I decided to try my luck with Yoko A-drives. Some amount of comfort is missing, compared to the Contis, but I hope this one lasts for some time. I paid 4500 a piece for 195/65 R15. Can somebody tell me whether the price is fine? It was a purchase made in a hurry, and had no time for any research.
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After wasting 20 grands on Contis just over a year ago (which wore out in just over 10K kms), I decided to try my luck with Yoko A-drives. Some amount of comfort is missing, compared to the Contis, but I hope this one lasts for some time. I paid 4500 a piece for 195/65 R15. Can somebody tell me whether the price is fine? It was a purchase made in a hurry, and had no time for any research.
I think you got a fair price.

Just last week, I picked up a set of 5 Yokohama 195/65 R15 A -Drives for my New Honda City. Paid 4.4k per pc inclusive of vat. Dealer provided complimentary fitment and wheel balancing too.

Hope this helps.
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Hai,

After 45 k on stock tires decided to change them to yokos on my dezire.

have a few quieres on the same.

1) what is the difference between A drives and C drives

2) what is the average life of Cdrives

3) is there a 195/r14 varient available if so will it fit on the stock rims?

4) any input on the current market price for them in bangaore.

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You get 195/60-14 A drives but I wont recommend them for a Swift/Dzire. The size is wrong.

A 195/65-14 is available on the pricelist but is out of stock.

I suggest you go for 185/70-14. Best balance of ride comfort and grip. With 195/65, ride comfort will be compromised.
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You get 195/60-14 A drives but I wont recommend them for a Swift/Dzire. The size is wrong.

A 195/65-14 is available on the pricelist but is out of stock.

I suggest you go for 185/70-14. Best balance of ride comfort and grip. With 195/65, ride comfort will be compromised.
Hai Nikhil any update on Yoko Advan's for my swifty. It was to arrive with the so called ISI marking in October. I am currently on Nankang sports 205/55/15, any recommendations in Yoko A drive/C drive, as I am in for a change soon.

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Absolutely no Neovas in the near future. Sad but true.
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hi, I am planning to change tyres for my GTX to 175/65 R14, T rated A- Drives. Got a quote of INR 3600 per piece with free fitment and balancing. These are ISI marked and seems to be made for Indian specifications. Technically T rated tyres can travel up to maximum 190 KMPH. IMHO, it should be fine.

Manufacturing code is YYY3511 which the dealer interpreted as 35th week of 2011 which would be September 2011. Experts is this correct decoding? If this is correct, then the stock is relatively new.

Apollo Accelere is costing around INR 3800 per piece with free fitment and balancing and these are H rated and can go upto 210 KMPH.
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Dont worry about the rating! Unless oyu can maintain speeds of 190kmph for extended periods of time (think German Autobahns!), it wont matter.

Both the A drives and the Aceleres are good. You may as well go for the A Drives and save 800-1000 bucks!
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