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Old 12th August 2010, 15:46   #16
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Guys what would be the lifetime of C drive? Planning to get the shoes 205/55/R15 for my swift. I live in an area which have some potholes & some bad roads.
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Old 13th August 2010, 01:53   #17
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What is C-drives prime usp ? And noise levels ?
Comfort and wet grip. Very silent tires at least for the past 15k in my Innova (225/60R15). The steering did not get lighter in my case though the tires required a run-in and grip levels for the first 1000 kms were not good. After that - very good grip till now!
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Old 14th August 2010, 22:51   #18
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I have gone for Yoko C series for my Palio. The size I have gone for Palio is 185/65R14. Initial days, but the tyres are very silent and grip is great considered to Goodyear factory fitted ones.

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I have gone for Yoko C series for my Palio. The size I have gone for Palio is 185/65R14. Initial days, but the tyres are very silent and grip is great considered to Goodyear factory fitted ones.
How much did you pay for these ? I am confused between A drive and C drive
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I am confused between A drive and C drive
Same here! Plus I have Earth-1 in the list too.

Which of the two is more comfortable? Im looking for size - 195/60/15.
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Can anybody tell me the cost of Yokohama C drives 195/60/R15? I went to Tyre professionals basavangudi and they quoted 4500/tyre. The buy back for my Good year GT3 of same profile which has run 13K kms is only Rs.500 per tyre. This looks very low and I was expecting buyback of atleast Rs.1000 per tyre. I am changing this for my Punto E-pack
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Old 3rd September 2010, 19:25   #22
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I got the C Drives for my Verna Diesel yesterday. 185/65/14.

Paid 14k for 4 tyres.

Better grip and feel so far. I need to know how much should the psi be on max load.
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There were 2 reports in this thread of the steering getting lighter, are other users of C-drives also facing this ?

The C-drive was on my list of upgrades, but not at the cost of a light steering.
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Old 3rd September 2010, 21:24   #24
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sdp1975, A very valid point. I will give it a second thought before I change tomorrow. I was contemplating between Yoko C-drive and the Continental CPC2. I thought I read reviews that the steering gets lighter only at slow speeds, but the same in higher speeds. I will check once again before i take the plunge

vkochar, Thanks for sharing the pricing info. How is the performance of C-drive compared to your old tire?
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Replaced stock 175/65/R14 (Goodyear) with 185/65/R14 Yoko C drives today. Drove about 10Km from showroom to home in traffic. These are my initial impressions:
1) Dead slow speed (< 10Km/hr) comfort has improved drastically. It is now super smooth & silent. It was evidently as soon as the car was hoisted down and I drove down the ramp.
2) Between 10 & 40Km/hr: Not much difference.
3) Above 40Km/hr: Though didn't hold this speed for more than few seconds, I could feel the smoothness above this speed.
4) My old tyres had done around 32K. During U turns, I could feel the car wobble. With new tyres, this has disappeared !
5) Braking is better now.
Overall the feel is better. GC might have improved by few mm. Let me update after doing more Kms.

I got it from Madhus, Langford road. Paid 17.5K for set of 5 tyres. Initially was planning for Michelin XM1+. That would have cost 3.5K more. Thanks Nikhil for the tyre suggestion.
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I am confused between A drive and C drive
On the backside of the warranty card, there is a picture of Yokohama India type positioning. From that picture (as I remember), C drives are
1) More sportier than A drives
2) Have better grip
3) Higher premium
I will try to scan & post the picture here.

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Better grip and feel so far. I need to know how much should the psi be on max load.
Same as before.
Keep it around 33 psi.
Try different pressures 32 (+/-2) you never know the calibration of these pumps. One pump showing 33psi might be 36psi on the other.
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sdp1975, finally took the plunge. Replaced the stock goodyear GT3 with Yoko C-drive of the same profile. Just drove back home after replacement. The tyre cost is Rs.4200/tyre. Buy back for 3 tyres is Rs.2800. One tyre is damaged.

Only one point I was concentrating was on the steering weight and I can tell you I didnot see any difference between the new and old ones. They feel absolutely the same. With respect to the ride quality and handling / braking, it would be too premature to talk about it now. Will update it after a couple of weeks
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Congrats gopi, that's a good deal/buyback you got there .

Good to know that the steering feel hasn't changed. Do keep updating on your experience. Post some pics if you can.

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Thanks sdp1975. The buyback I guess is not that good considering that the GT3 had run only 13000 kms. But even among the three tires, one of them had two monster nails sticking into that. So I didnot bargain hard.

I will update the photos tomorrow
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Yokohama India Car Tyres
Yokohama C drive (now in a wider range of sizes)-yokoindiatyres.jpg
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