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Old 10th June 2012, 00:31   #16
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I'm surprised you bought new S322's. Isn't their pricing outrageous?

Could it be overinflation/a blowout? check the pressure in your other tyes.
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Bottom line, all tyre product warranties seem to be pure humbug. chale to chand tak nahin toh shaam tak.. :-(
Can't agree more with you - speaking from my experience with Yokos . The company always manages to skirt warranty claim by either claiming that it was bad driving or bad roads ! Arre yaar, sadak jo hai so hai - are we supposed to drive our car only when we find highways devoid of any pothole?
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I'm surprised you bought new S322's. Isn't their pricing outrageous?

Could it be overinflation/a blowout? check the pressure in your other tyes.
What options do i have buddy. the cheapest of the lot is ceat - 3000, next is mrf & good year - 3200, bridgestone is 3300. I didn't bother about the chinese ones. The folks here, almost all, told be stay off apollo.

In anycase i had to go in tube type and probably that makes it expensive?
Old steel rims so no tubeless.


Nope, no chances of a over inflation, had just checked a couple of days before. It is a smooth tarmac colony road, was at a speed of less than 5kmph, may be around 300 meters from my building when the tyre just went limp. which is what surprised me. and in the last couple of months i havent hit a kerb or a divider or anything else that could create a vertical tear.


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Can't agree more with you - speaking from my experience with Yokos . The company always manages to skirt warranty claim by either claiming that it was bad driving or bad roads ! Arre yaar, sadak jo hai so hai - are we supposed to drive our car only when we find highways devoid of any pothole?
Makes one think, what good is a tyre which cannot take on bad city roads.
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I too agree with all of you saying B250 are better. I found they are less noisy, have a sturdy side wall and have a better wet grip. Currently I am using 2nd set of tyres(175/70R14) on my TATA INDICA TURBO. My previous set lasted for an average of 40000Kms(For Four tyres)
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What options do i have buddy. the cheapest of the lot is ceat - 3000, next is mrf & good year - 3200, bridgestone is 3300. I didn't bother about the chinese ones. The folks here, almost all, told be stay off apollo.

In anycase i had to go in tube type and probably that makes it expensive?
Old steel rims so no tubeless.
I was running tubed S322's 165/65 R14 on my indica turbo till a few months back. When I inquired, I got quotes of 3.6k for MRF ZTX(tubed),3.9k for apollo acelere(tubeless), 4.5k for michelin XM1+(tubeless), 4.6K for S322(tubed).

eventually went for a +1 upsize of 175/65 aceleres. They're highly recommended as per tbhp reviews. Can't believe anyone said not to buy them on team bhp. Had to change three rims (cost 900 each. I think 13" rims were around 700 each). I was apprehensive too initially, but so far so good. The ride quality and the grip levels are above and beyond those of the S322.

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I was running tubed S322's 165/65 R14 on my indica turbo till a few months back. When I inquired, I got quotes of 3.6k for MRF ZTX(tubed),3.9k for apollo acelere(tubeless), 4.5k for michelin XM1+(tubeless), 4.6K for S322(tubed).

eventually went for a +1 upsize of 175/65 aceleres. They're highly recommended as per tbhp reviews. Can't believe anyone said not to buy them on team bhp. Had to change three rims (cost 900 each. I think 13" rims were around 700 each). I was apprehensive too initially, but so far so good. The ride quality and the grip levels are above and beyond those of the S322.
The difference in price is because of R13 vs R14, you have bigger wheels.

Regarding Apollo, not on team-bhp, the dealers i spoke to asked me stay off apollo, which did surprise me since folks have positive reviews on acelere. In anycase wasnt too keen changing the rims so acelere was any out of the question since it is tubeless.

So what is -- is. Sadly bridgestone and the dealer are silent, which is bad. :-(
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