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Old 15th November 2009, 12:54   #1
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I have been using Bridgestone S322 on all my small cars over the years and the Indica is soon due for its next set of tyres.

The OE was the S322 - 165/65 R14 and I replaced it at 72000kms with a marginal upsize - 175/65 R14 which has clocked about 55000kms so far.

I have always found the S322s to be noisy and so have decided to move to Yokohama for the Ikon, but would like to stick to Bridgestones for the Indica, smaller sidewall and bad roads.

Can someone give me a review of the B250? Nikhil?
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Old 15th November 2009, 12:57   #2
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why not check if the turanza is available in your size. it would be far superior to the s322 and the b250.
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Old 15th November 2009, 13:54   #3
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Try the Aceleres from Apollo. Silent, VFM and "puncture proof"
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Ditch both!

Get the Michelins, Yokos or the Aceleres. If you are insistent on Bridgestone, then the Turanza.
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S322s are crap and B250 (Donuts) are better than them only in terms of road noise. Avoid both of them IMO.

Get Aceleres or Turanza ER60.
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Thanks, Guys. What I am worried with the Yokohamas are sidewall fatigue due to bad roads. The S322s have worked fine for me so long (as my mileage indicates).

Please advise.
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175/65 R14 is available in both Yokohama (A-drives) and Bridgestone (S322, B250 and Turanza).

I just re-checked the Bridgestone site. The B250s in that size (175/65 R14) are T rated tyres, while the other 2 are H rated tyres. Not that the Indica is capable of speeds above 190 kmph , but an H-rating means better capability to sustain speeds.

So here's my advice. Go for Turanzas or Yoko A-drives. Both are proven good tyres and will resist sidewall damage. I've been using A-drives myself on my Indica, and the tyre excels in low sidewall noise and resistant to punctures.
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Old 12th February 2010, 09:54   #8
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Replaced the Bridgestone S322s (total mileage 62500kms) with Continental ContiEcoContact 175/65R14. Priced at Rs.3480 each.
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Saw on Manza which we will be taking delivery on thursday the tyre is Bridgestone b250- 185/60/r15.
Are these good enough?
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I have B250 in Indigo, they are very good in term of perfomance. Dealer was telling me B250 are comparable to S322
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I'm using them on my Palio since it came as stalk fitting. It is very good product to the pricing, good mileage and traction. Would recommend to anyone, changed one of mine due to a bulge after hitting a deep pothole sometime last year and costed me 3250 bucks in Bangalore with bill and warranty (29XX without bill).

Not experienced B250 yet, i think its cheaper by 200 bucks or so.
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B250's any day. Look at Turanza as well.
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Angry Bridgestone S322 165/65 R13 -is there an issue with the batch CAB2911?

A few days ago one of my new bridgestone S322 165/65 R13 went limp all of a sudden when executing a slow turn ( < 5 kmph) on perfectly tarmaced road. Observed a vertical crack on the sidewall, no other abrasions . Dealer insists that i might have hit something, but i am quite sure that i did not. The incident is driving me nuts, is this a manufacturing defect or did the dealer palm me a bad piece?

S322 - Unsafe, unreliable? I think(hope) not, there should be another explanation. I did write to bridgestone asking them to honestly evaluate. Text reproduced below.

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Dear Team Bridgestone,

I had purchased a set of tyres S322 165/65 R 13 from M/S Punjab tyres - Near Four Bungalows, Andheri(West) Mumbai on 1st April 2012.

Within a span of just more than a month and less than 1000Kms one of tyres simply went limp when turning at a slow speed on perfectly flat road. On further observation we found the sidewall had cracked vertically.

I earnestly request you to honestly evaluate the reason for the sudden failure of the tyre and take corrective action. I can assure you that there wasn't any external impact on the tyre which could have potentially led to the vertical tear and wouldnt have bothered to write this mail if it were the case. This type of failure at moderate or higher speeds could have had disasterous consequences.

The tyre markings were CAB2911 which means that the tyre was with the dealer for more than 9 months before being fitted onto my vehicle. Is this normal?

I am extremely concerned and upset about the quality of tyres being provided by bridgestone.
ps: the tyre is available at the dealer for your perusal.
best regards,

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Default Re: Bridgestone S322 165/65 R13 -is there an issue with the batch CAB2911?

cyberwhizs safety should be your priority here. A tire with a damaged sidewall is a perfect recipe for a disaster, put everything aside and get them changed.

There are various things that could cause a sidewall damage,usually it could be coz of a hit or even a manufacturing defect.

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S322 - Unsafe, unreliable? I think(hope) not, there should be another explanation. I did write to bridge-stone asking them to honestly evaluate. Text reproduced below.

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Fom my experience one of the worst, the S322's. The braking is bad, tire is noisy and crappy grip levels.

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Old 9th June 2012, 21:14   #15
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No proper replies from either bridgestone or the dealer for over a week. One more product company which leaves you high and dry after making a sale. So went ahead a purchased a new tyre (how many days should l keep the vehicle parked!) albiet from a different dealer. bought a bridgestone cause the remaining 4 tyres are bridgestone. Absolutely unresponsive dealer/company network, so all in all you may be better off buying a MRF or maybe a Good Year.

Bottom line, all tyre product warranties seem to be pure humbug. chale to chand tak nahin toh shaam tak.. :-(
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