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Old 10th January 2011, 11:05   #46
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I would agree that C Drives would be a better option to the others in the sizes you are looking for. After some research, I too have decided to move to C Drives 205/65 R15 for my Civic.

AVS DB have a poor record in wet conditions. Additional benefit of C Drive over AVS DB is the fact that these are not unidirectional (only asymmetrical)

The prices being quoted here in Bangalore are Rs. 4900 per Tyre approx.
Thanks for the response. I agree with you on both counts.
  • Same read on the AvS DB's regarding wet grip and was therefore set on the C-Drives
  • I too was concerned about putting directional tires on the car and having some uninformed/well-intentioned service folks rotate the tires incorrectly

I too am in Bangalore. When are you planning to pull the trigger? Unless I hear otherwise from our forum buddies, I intend to take care of this on Wed.
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Old 10th January 2011, 11:57   #47
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BITF, I will probably wait for a couple of weeks or so as I have still some miles to go.

You please go ahead as your new tyres will lose the resale value if you keep driving on them. Do let us here know the prices quoted tough.
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AVS DB have a poor record in wet conditions
This is for which AVS DB model ? I came across AVS dB ES501 and AVS dB V550 when I settled on the latter.
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This is for which AVS DB model ? I came across AVS dB ES501 and AVS dB V550 when I settled on the latter.
The general feedback from the users on AVS DB Decibel. While I have not seen the ES501 here, I had fitted V550 on Civic (225/45 R17) for some time. While the dry handling on speeds was excellent, wet grip was pathetic. I finally sold off the set and reverted to OEM alloys and tyres.

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Sure - I will keep you posted on how it goes and the deal I'm able to get. Fingers crossed for Wednesday
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The general feedback from the users on AVS DB Decibel. While I have not seen the ES501 here, I had fitted V550 on Civic (225/45 R17) for some time. While the dry handling on speeds was excellent, wet grip was pathetic. I finally sold off the set and reverted to OEM alloys and tyres.
I've been quite happy with the V550s for close to 10K kms now. Even in the wet. Maybe I haven't pushed enough in wet conditions.

Curious to know why you are switching back to 15's. Ride I presume. But why not 16's?
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Curious to know why you are switching back to 15's. Ride I presume. But why not 16's?
Two reasons. When I wanted to switch to 16, there were no good wheels available and then I zeroed in on earlier Accord 16" wheels. The pcd is the same. One of the show-rooms here promised to make good second hand set available for good price and made me wait for long till I lost the interest.

Now the car is old enough to warrant replacement in a few months and hence the hesitation. . So will just change the tyres and live out the balance months before I can get a replacement vehicle. The replacement is a subject for a different chain on SUV's so will not bring it here.
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Old 11th January 2011, 10:46   #53
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what is the price for 195.60.15 in bombay ? i cant seem to find stock anywhere.
ive been given a deal for 6k on top + my vento stock tires for c drives. so thats like 1500 each. so in that case the tire is for 4k. is that a good price
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I'm also looking out for the C Drives for 185/60/R14 however couple of dealers both from Navi Mumbai and Mumbai do not have the stock.

They are saying there was a problem at company level and probably by end of Jan we might get it. I'm not sure if its a sales trick to try for other models as they have A drives and ES-100 too with them.

The dealer said they would get back to me after availability.
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I'm not sure if its a sales trick to try for other models as they have A drives and ES-100 too with them.
I doubt if it's a sales trick. A-Drive's and ES-100 have always been faster moving patterns vis-a-vis decibel's and C-drive's. The supply issue is actually at the company end because of the BIS marking being made mandatory for all tyres being sold in India from 16th of jan 2011 (albeit the deadline has been extended I hear) Since Michelin / Continental / Yokohama do not have manufacturing bases in India all tyres were being imported. The companies did not want to be stranded with non-BIS marked tyres hence cut down on imports. There are quite a few sizes esp in 17" and above that are almost non-existent in the markets all over the nation.
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I doubt if it's a sales trick. A-Drive's and ES-100 have always been faster moving patterns vis-a-vis decibel's and C-drive's. The supply issue is actually at the company end because of the BIS marking being made mandatory for all tyres being sold in India from 16th of jan 2011 (albeit the deadline has been extended I hear) Since Michelin / Continental / Yokohama do not have manufacturing bases in India all tyres were being imported. The companies did not want to be stranded with non-BIS marked tyres hence cut down on imports. There are quite a few sizes esp in 17" and above that are almost non-existent in the markets all over the nation.
Thanks for enlightening on this.

So when can we expect the C drives to be available in the market? Also should we expect a price hike too after this BIS change?
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^^You can expect a price hike every month.
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Guys,what should be the cost of C drives in innova?225/60/R15.


Thanx for your replies in advance.
Take Care & Drive Safe.
just updating the current price as on january 2011 it is 5750 per tyre
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Does C-Drives come in 185/65-R14 size?
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Does C-Drives come in 185/65-R14 size?
Same question,and how is the Road Noise and grip level of C drive's as compared to say michelin XM1+?
I am looking for a Silent tyre.
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