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Old 27th May 2013, 00:03   #556
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Predatorwheels, Nikhil, Ishan - I am looking for good grip, less punctures (B250s had only one puncture in 44k kms), and soft ride.

My stock B250s on the Verna have a lot more to go at 44,000 kms, but I am planning to change the tyres to 185/60/14 A Drives

Does A Drive make sense? I am not too keen to oversize my tyres. I am a n00b!
A-drive makes a lot of sense for good grip and soft, silent ride. My tyres are on 39K kms, and there's enough tread/grip left for at least another 7K kms. They continue to be silent and grippy tyres.

I'm not too sure about the punctures though. After the first 30K kms of hassle-free ownership, my tyres have had 16 punctures in the last 9 months!

The stock size on Verna is 185/65 R14, not 185/60 R14. I'd also suggest you look at the C-Drives, which are available in that size.
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A-drive makes a lot of sense for good grip and soft, silent ride. My tyres are on 39K kms, and there's enough tread/grip left for at least another 7K kms. They continue to be silent and grippy tyres.

I'm not too sure about the punctures though. After the first 30K kms of hassle-free ownership, my tyres have had 16 punctures in the last 9 months!

The stock size on Verna is 185/65 R14, not 185/60 R14. I'd also suggest you look at the C-Drives, which are available in that size.
Yes, I agree 185/65/R14 is the correct size!

I have been told that the C.Drives have a softer sidewall. The XM2s are quite pricey compared to these.

16 punctures in 9 months is crazy. What a productivity loss. What part of Delhi are you in?
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What part of Delhi are you in?
I stay in Dwarka, work in Gurgaon.
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The only negative that we observed on this tyres are the road noise at speeds above 100 kmph. There is a lot of tyre roar above these speeds even on smooth, flat road surfaces. Sometimes this tyre noise gets irritating a bit while cruising long distances.

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+1 to this. I have the same size on my new Dzire and recently did a 1.5k kms long drive and I was left very disappointed with the road noise. It is quite prominent, also the Bridgestone tyres on my Indica on the same roads few months back felt a lot silent than these ones.
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Just got A-drives for my Vista 185/65/R14 last week, replacing the stock B250 175/65/R14 which ran 49K. Went to Corbett & Nainital on wet roads (800 KM) and was really happy with braking and comfort. Hardly felt the small potholes. Bit curious on the pricing. I got for 4250 each from Kanwal Tyre House, Karol Bagh. Is this a right price?
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Just got A-drives for my Vista 185/65/R14 last week, replacing the stock B250 175/65/R14 which ran 49K. Went to Corbett & Nainital on wet roads (800 KM) and was really happy with braking and comfort. Hardly felt the small potholes. Bit curious on the pricing. I got for 4250 each from Kanwal Tyre House, Karol Bagh. Is this a right price?
Seems reasonable. Same one's in BLR costed me around 5k per tyre 4 months back.
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5k for A Drives in 185/65-14? I dont think so. It must have been Michelin XM2.
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I am sure I have A drives, I use the car daily and almost check the tyres daily

The tyres I have are 185/70 - R14. I guess the cost was around 4800 per tyre, after trading in my new OE tyres, I paid 9k for a set of 5 tyres. Got 2.5k for the trade in.

EDIT - Just realized and I know its late, but did I pay more?

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I am sure I have A drives, I use the car daily and almost check the tyres daily

The tyres I have are 185/70 - R14. I guess the cost was around 4800 per tyre...

EDIT - Just realized and I know its late, but did I pay more?
Yeah. You did pay more. I got a quote of Rs4000 per tyre for 185/70/R14 A drives when I was in market for changing tyres of my vdi two months back. But I bought ZLOs.
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Yeah. You did pay more. I got a quote of Rs4000 per tyre for 185/70/R14 A drives when I was in market for changing tyres of my vdi two months back. But I bought ZLOs.
I am sure the taxes in both the states are much different. I assume you got yours in Kerala?
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I am sure the taxes in both the states are much different. I assume you got yours in Kerala?
185/70-14 ZLOs are around 4k, Yoko A Drives are also around 4k. Michelin XM2s are around 4.5k or so.

If you paid more than this, I am sorry to be the one to say it!

Where did you buy it from?
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185/70-14 ZLOs are around 4k, Yoko A Drives are also around 4k. Michelin XM2s are around 4.5k or so.

If you paid more than this, I am sorry to be the one to say it!

Where did you buy it from?
I got it from Millivisions, on lalbagh road. Mine are A drives.
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A-drive makes a lot of sense for good grip and soft, silent ride. My tyres are on 39K kms, and there's enough tread/grip left for at least another 7K kms. They continue to be silent and grippy tyres.

I'm not too sure about the punctures though. After the first 30K kms of hassle-free ownership, my tyres have had 16 punctures in the last 9 months!

The stock size on Verna is 185/65 R14, not 185/60 R14. I'd also suggest you look at the C-Drives, which are available in that size.
I'm also facing somewhat the same problem with my A drive on Ritz. The tires have done close to 60K and about 50K has been pretty hassle (with 1 or 2 punctures) free. But in last about 10K they have picked up at least 10-12 punctures. This happens even when there's good visible tread left. It's almost like no week passes without a puncture. Planning to get them changed tomorrow with Potenzas.

Overall I'm still happy with the performance, I have driven them extensively in remote areas (with no or little roads), including chitkul/sangla with full load and they never gave problems. The grip has also been nice throughout the life.
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Hi looking for a change in tire after almost finishing off the Bridgestone B250 in the recent Ladakh trip. The B250 are about 40k kms old but the trip would have reduced the life of the tires by 10-15k kms. I am pretty satisfied with these so just wanted to know are the A drives a worthy replacement. Can they withstand bad or no roads especially the side walls?
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Hi looking for a change in tire after almost finishing off the Bridgestone B250 in the recent Ladakh trip. The B250 are about 40k kms old but the trip would have reduced the life of the tires by 10-15k kms. I am pretty satisfied with these so just wanted to know are the A drives a worthy replacement. Can they withstand bad or no roads especially the side walls?

Yes, A Drives would be a perfect replacement for you. Pretty silent, Strong sidewalls and lasts around 50K kms. Change the tyres as soon as possible. Ladakh trip would have weakened the tyres
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