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Old 29th February 2012, 11:26   #391
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Hi Hiren

there are some very good reviews of ZLO, detailed discussion on the same can be found on this thread - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...nce-tyres.html .

It has has nive pattern and it is cheaper as well, i suggest you research a bit more about them.
I am aware of that thread and have gone through it. The only factor against it is that they are noisy a highway speeds.

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C-drives are apparently better in the wet, even though the DB series will be more silent. IMO that tilts it in favour of the C-drives.
That's a big plus Akshay. Spoke to Kenny, he will have to order db tires but C-drives he's got in stock.
What's surprising is that Saifee is giving a better rate as well as a better buy back for my stock Goodyears.

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Old 29th February 2012, 11:29   #392
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That's a big plus Akshay. Spoke to Kenny, he will have to order db tires but C-drives he's got in stock.
What's surprising is that Saifee is giving a better rate as well as a better buy back for my stock Goodyears.

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In that case just pick up the C-drives, they won't disappoint. Also tell Kenny to better the price given by Saifee

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In that case just pick up the C-drives, they won't disappoint. Also tell Kenny to better than price given by Saifee
Ha ha, will surely do that. This will be my fourth purchase from him. I hope he agrees.
Again, you've got some fast hands.

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Spoke to Kenny from Pal tires and he's agreed for 5K per tire for C-drives in stock 195/60 R15 for my Punto. Will still need to get the best deal for my Goodyear GT3.

Will be visiting him on Friday at 11:00 AM.

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I recently bought new tyres for my Punto (195/60 R15). After all the analysis, went in for Apollo Acelere. I got the offer of about Rs. 4450/- per tyre from Balaji Tyres on Telco Road in Chinchwad.

In the context of my previous bad experience with Primacy LC's (two tyres developed sidewall bulge within the first month), it was very difficult to come to right decision. I think folks have reported problems with almost all makes of tyres. Neverthless, I was thinking of Yoko "C" or "A" tyres, and had good amount of discussions with Lokamanya Tyres of Pune, who I appreciate were very helpful in giving necessary details and also good price quotes.

At the end I chose Apollo mainly because I read that their design is based on Primacy LCs, and with some money saved (Rs. 2k to 4k depending on which other tyre I would have bought), I can hope to provision for one tyre later if need be. Moreover, the tyres were Feb 2012 manufacturing date, and that clinched the deal for me.

Now, one thing I am quite unhappy is the manufacturers don't accept possibility of manufacturing defects. At the end of the day, the rubber + the polyster used for internal wires are all materials which can vary in the quality, and have different physical characteristics in different times. These manufacturers should give accurate amount of impact force that the sidewalls (and of course the main sections of tyres) are able to bear without any problem. Ultimately there is physics involved. So, if my tyre turns out to be having a sidewall problem, I would get impact test done and prove that sidewall was indeed weak. (I am sure the labs of all these tyre companies would have all kinds of measurements.)

This should be the norm for any product in market. For e.g. if you want to purchase water purifier, it is very much possible to validate scientifically how pure the water is... Just that the government is not able to bring right regulations because public can't think scientifically. But this forum can probably make a difference!

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Hey guys,
I'm deciding between Yokohama C-Drives, MRF Z.L.O. and Yokohama AVS DB series for my Punto Emotion. These will be an upgrade from the stock 195/60R15 Goodyear GT3's.

Both the Yokohama's are around 5k to 5.2K while ZLO is around 4.7K.
The yokohama's are proven but not quite sure about ZLO, it seems to be from what I've read on its thread. It supposedly quiet in the city but noisy at higher speeds.

I am leaning towards the db series. Do share your thoughts.

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Take sometime to go through this - will give you clear positioning for Yokohama tires
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post2022454 (Yokohama C drive (now in a wider range of sizes))
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Hi,

What is the right upgrade for Punto Dynamic 2012 model? The stock tyres are of Goodyear's.

One is advised to upgrade the rim size as well?

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Finally GC Upgrade is done on our Linea. Now its time to change the Tyre and RIM. Opting for Fiat OEM alloys . For tyre now thinking of Yoko C drive. In Chennai they are quoting 5150/- (195/60/R15) is that a good price? or any other good recommendation for Tyres?
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Yep, that's the price I paid for. I also got a good buy back price for the stock JK tires, and alloys at a discounted price as well. Having used C-drives for about 9k km now, I would strongly reccommend them.
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^^ What was the price for Fiat OEM alloys? From which shop you done the changes?
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Tyre Store, Greams Road. I did not go for Fiat Alloys, instead I went for a brand called Luxotik.
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^^ What was the price for Fiat OEM alloys? From which shop you done the changes?
you can get used Linea/punto alloys ranging from 15-25k.
in banaglore try JC road, in chennai majestic tyres
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CliffHanger, would you mind sharing an image or two of the alloys and the cost of alloys?

And are they 98 PCD?
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Hi,

For Punto Dynamic shoes, here are the quotes form different dealers:

Buy Back for OEM Goodyear (per tyre)
Karol Bagh = 2500
Reliance Autozone = 2000

Karol Bagh (185x65R14) (per tyre)
Yokohama A Drive = 3900 (7000 for set of 5 after buy back - With bill & warranty)
XM2 = 4400 (9500 for a set of 5 after buy back)

Reliance Autozone (195x60R14 - With bill & warranty) (per tyre)
Yokohama ES100 = 5150
Michelling XM1+ = 5725
XM2 = NA

What is the best set of tyres for highways for Dynamic (14 inchers)? Is it recommended to go for 15 inches with alloys?

Also please advise if I shall go for the Slime Puncture Sealent? That guy at Reliance autozone quoted around 3.5k for 4 tyres.

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CliffHanger, would you mind sharing an image or two of the alloys and the cost of alloys?

And are they 98 PCD?
KC, sorry for the delay. At the moment I just have this pic with me. I will try to upload some more once I get time. No, they aren't 98pcd, again not a 100pcd too. The installer used some term which I don't remember. The installer has a good reputation here and I just trusted him.

Total cost of alloys + C drives after exchange of stock JK Tornados is ~23k. The quality of alloys seems to be really good.
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