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Old 14th May 2014, 20:24   #601
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The serial number on your tyres is FLP 0411which makes it a February 2011 tyre. But this is a grey market tyre, all yokohama tyres officially being imported into India have been stamped with YYY as the preceding letters (instead of FLP in your case) YYY denotes tyres designed for Indian conditions and also having BIS approval. You're lucky to have just noise as an issue, someone I know bought a set of 2 and is grappling with 'left pulling' since fitment. And Yokohama India Ltd did not entertain his complain for lack of invoice & warranty card.
Spot on . Today I have seen another Ikon with Yokohama A-Drive tyres, preceding with letters YYY.

May be mine is a grey market one
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Spot on . Today I have seen another Ikon with Yokohama A-Drive tyres, preceding with letters YYY.

May be mine is a grey market one
Why not check with co.
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How do I do that!? Directly goto their branch office on Bangalore?
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How do I do that!? Directly goto their branch office on Bangalore?
From where did you purchase the tyre?
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From where did you purchase the tyre?
Tyres came with car when I purchased it from used car showroom-Classic Automotives...
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Tyres came with car when I purchased it from used car showroom-Classic Automotives...
Bad luck! Your best bet is to just use it as it is and then get a new set of tyres when it's done.
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My Swift D'zire Zdi came with JK Vectras which lasted only for 39,000 kms after which I changed all the 4 tyres to Yokohama A drive stock size of 185 70r14 from Deepa Enterprises (Cokey mak), Davangere at Rs. 16,000 for tyres and 600 for balancing and alignment in 2011.

The first thing you notice is the reduction in tyre noise compare to JK 's and there was an improvement in the ride quality as well.
Except 3 punctures in 3 years I was satisfied with the tyres which lasted for 60,000 kms.

So again gifted my car the same set of shoes on 13th April from Millivisions, Bangalore. The tyres are December 2013 make. I got them for a killer price of Rs. 16,500. Balancing and alignment was complimentary. (for which I was quoted Rs. 18,800 for tyres, around Rs. 600 for balancing and alignment from Deepa Enterprises, Davangere).

Got a Sony Portable charger for free for purchasing 4 tyres.
I love to get more for my money Yokohama A-Drive Reviews-rps20140606_131929.jpg
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Using Yok A drives for about year and a half

Got my Ritz VDi in November'12, replaced 4 set of Apollo Amazer 165/70 R14 with A Drives 185/70 R14 from Sai Iyenger Tyre shop J C Road by paying 6k extra.
  1. Considerable reduction in tyre noise
  2. No slippages on cornering even on high speeds
  3. Soft tyre with great on road grip
  4. Reduction in FE by approx 2-3 kmpl.
  5. Comfortable on high speed driving.

Car has crossed 50k mark. Front rears are worn out now, may last for max 10k kms more.

One of my uncle owns a tyre shop in Delhi. He suggested not to go for A Drives again as surplus duplicate A drives are available in the market.

Any thoughts on this or shall I go for a different brand? Pls suggest

Also I heard in some FM channel recently that on purchase of 4 A-Drives, vacuum cleaner will be given for free.

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One of my uncle owns a tyre shop in Delhi. He suggested not to go for A Drives again as surplus duplicate A drives are available in the market.
Hello OneToughRider,

You can refer to the #599 post of this thread which will be helpful for you to differentiate between original and grey market tyres.

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Also I heard in some FM channel recently that on purchase of 4 A-Drives, vacuum cleaner will be given for free.
Car vacuum cleaner is free on purchase of 4 Yokohama Earth-1 tyres not A-Drives.
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Hello OneToughRider,

You can refer to the #599 post of this thread which will be helpful for you to differentiate between original and grey market tyres. Car vacuum cleaner is free on purchase of 4 Yokohama Earth-1 tyres not A-Drives.
Thanks KING DYSP.

Slightly OT, I am getting the following deals on 185/70/R14 tyres

1. Goodyear > 4000 per tyre with unconditional warranty for one year
2. MRF ZV2K > 3600 per tyre
3. JK Vectras > 3400 per tyre
4. Bridgestone > 4600 per tyre
5. Michelin XM2+ Energy > 5200 per tyre
6. Yok > not available near my place

Still thinking which one should I go for. My car has crossed 50k mark in 1.5 years.

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Slightly OT, I am getting the following deals on 185/70/R14 tyres

1. Goodyear > 4000 per tyre with unconditional warranty for one year
2. MRF ZV2K > 3600 per tyre
3. JK Vectras > 3400 per tyre
4. Bridgestone > 4600 per tyre
5. Michelin XM2+ Energy > 5200 per tyre
6. Yok > not available near my place

Still thinking which one should I go for. My car has crossed 50k mark in 1.5 years.
As mentioned in my earlier post my car had JK Vectra and to be honest I don't suggest JK as they are not even close to Yoko.

I don't have any first hand experience of the tyres mentioned except JK & Yokohama. If Yoko is unavailable & the price is not a concern then have a look at the Michelins. Definitely they will be an upgrade to the A drives.
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As mentioned in my earlier post my car had JK Vectra and to be honest I don't suggest JK as they are not even close to Yoko.

I don't have any first hand experience of the tyres mentioned except JK & Yokohama. If Yoko is unavailable & the price is not a concern then have a look at the Michelins. Definitely they will be an upgrade to the A drives.
Thanks for your feedback KING. While doing price check, I was also checking the quality of tyre particularly tread pattern and softness. JK Vectras aren't even close but I was impressed by Good year. They are very soft plus unconditional warranty is an added benefit, though I am not sure about consumer's experience. Price is a bit concern because I am planning to sell my car max by 2015.
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If its Goodyear Assurance tyres then they are very good!
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...Slightly OT, I am getting the following deals on 185/70/R14 tyres

1. Goodyear > 4000 per tyre with unconditional warranty for one year
2. MRF ZV2K > 3600 per tyre
3. JK Vectras > 3400 per tyre
4. Bridgestone > 4600 per tyre
5. Michelin XM2+ Energy > 5200 per tyre
6. Yok > not available near my place
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What's the model in Good Year & Bridgestone?

Strike out JK Vectra & ZV2K please! Those are simply NOT worth.

You should try to know how much does the MRF ZLO & Apollo Accelere costs - both are decent options.
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What's the model in Good Year & Bridgestone?

Strike out JK Vectra & ZV2K please! Those are simply NOT worth.

You should try to know how much does the MRF ZLO & Apollo Accelere costs - both are decent options.
Will confirm on the model with pics.
Are Accelere(s) different from Amazer(s)?
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