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Old 4th July 2016, 16:59   #196
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I am wondering if they are discontinued for good, in India.
True that. C-Drives have been take off YHIL's portfolio last year. There were some sizes that were Made in Japan to India specs that came in infrequently. The Indian plant will roll out Earth one and S-Drives majorly. The new G055 for SUV segment is being imported from The Philippines.
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True that. C-Drives have been take off YHIL's portfolio last year. There were some sizes that were Made in Japan to India specs that came in infrequently. The Indian plant will roll out Earth one and S-Drives majorly. The new G055 for SUV segment is being imported from The Philippines.
Which is better among Earth-1, XM2 or Sincera? The need is for a better cushioned ride and very good wet grip, in comparison to the stock Amazer 3G. The tyre shouldn't be prone to punctures though.
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Which is better among Earth-1, XM2 or Sincera? The need is for a better cushioned ride and very good wet grip, in comparison to the stock Amazer 3G. The tyre shouldn't be prone to punctures though.
Both Earth1 and XM2 are good proven tires.
XM2 would be Rs 200 ~ Rs 400 costlier than Earth1.
You can choose any of the two based on your budget.
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Which is better among Earth-1, XM2 or Sincera? The need is for a better cushioned ride and very good wet grip, in comparison to the stock Amazer 3G. The tyre shouldn't be prone to punctures though.
You definitely get more bang for your buck on the Earth 1's . Besides when it comes to claims, Yokohama would be a bit more flexible than Michelin. Ride comfort and good wet grip would be at par for both of them.
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True that. C-Drives have been take off YHIL's portfolio last year. There were some sizes that were Made in Japan to India specs that came in infrequently. The Indian plant will roll out Earth one and S-Drives majorly. The new G055 for SUV segment is being imported from The Philippines.
Thanks for the information.

I am wondering if there is a tyre in 195/60 R15 size that is similar to C-drive in terms of performance. I love the wet traction, aqua panning, cornering abilities, and flat planted ride.

I did come across Continental MC5, Michelin Primacy 3, and the age old Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3. However, I am not sure of any of those would be a good alternative to C-drive. I'm open to considering other tyres, apart from these, as well.
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I am wondering if there is a tyre in 195/60 R15 size that is similar to C-drive in terms of performance. I love the wet traction, aqua panning, cornering abilities, and flat planted ride.
Yokohama V550 dB is the one that comes closest to fit the bill. And it's available in 195/60/R15 too.
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