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Old 26th August 2011, 20:57   #121
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I had put in C drive in my Baleno and am very happy with the tires. Yes I did enquire about C2 drives but it seems there is an issue with the ISI certificate or something like that which is impeding the introduction in India. Are our ISI benchmarks stringent than the rest?
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Ordered a set of 4 185\65\R14 C drives for my Accent.Price is approximately 4-4.1K per tyre,is it fine?
I am choosing them over the XM1+,i hope they are worth it.
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@Akshay: which shop has quoted the above? Does it include the allignment and ballancing as well? I got the tyre for 3950 but the chap later on charged 800 for the two jobs effectively raising the price to 4150.
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@Akshay: which shop has quoted the above? Does it include the allignment and ballancing as well? I got the tyre for 3950 but the chap later on charged 800 for the two jobs effectively raising the price to 4150.
That was in ambala,and now C drives arent available anywhere
most of the dealers say,they are out of production,as they couldnt comply to ISI standards,is it true??
Batra in sector 32,said,he can arrange the tyres for 3850 per tyre,and somehow,it seems they would be grey market imports.
So i am going to stick to XM1+ for now.
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Even if they are grey market imports why not buy them if you like the tyres? They are not out of production but not being imported due to the ISI issue. What ever were there in the market seemed to ahve been lapped up.
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Even,the grey market import one's were not in stock.
Took the plunge and got Michelin XM1+
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Even,the grey market import one's were not in stock.
Took the plunge and got Michelin XM1+
Good tyres. Better construction compared to the C.drive. I used them for 44k in my Baleno before I shifted to C.Drive. Note that C.Drive has better grip compared to XM1 but then one cant get everything in life.

Ride comfort is similar in both tires but the XM1 may weather rough roads better.

Congrats and I am sure you will be happy with your decision. Just one question - it seems the size 185/65R14 is a bit big for Accent? The original size used to be 175/70R13.
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Good tyres. Better construction compared to the C.drive. I used them for 44k in my Baleno before I shifted to C.Drive. Note that C.Drive has better grip compared to XM1 but then one cant get everything in life.

Ride comfort is similar in both tires but the XM1 may weather rough roads better.

Congrats and I am sure you will be happy with your decision. Just one question - it seems the size 185/65R14 is a bit big for Accent? The original size used to be 175/70R13.
Yeah,initial impression is good for now.
And yes a wee bit oversize as proper upsize is 185\60\R14.
But i had the same size in Potenza GIII's for the last 50K kms,and i was quite happy with the ride quality,and slightly better GC,hence went for the same size,never had any problems with tyres scraping under load.
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Planning to change the tyres on my Punto - 195/60R15. After reading through a lot of threads, I feel C Drives may be what would suit my requirements. In Coimbatore, I was quoted 4900 per tyre. Is this rate normal? For A Drives its 4750 per tyre.

Should I expect anything for my 35K run GT3s? May be 100/- each?
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195/60 R15 --- Around 4.3k
what is the current price for this size? also, what other alternatives in this size? looking for a replacement for ertiga.
big fan of xm1/2. but they don't seem to be available in this size.

also, what is the difference between a and c drive?

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what is the current price for this size? also, what other alternatives in this size? looking for a replacement for ertiga.
big fan of xm1/2. but they don't seem to be available in this size.

also, what is the difference between a and c drive?
Hi Krishn,

In 195/60-15, C drive is around 4900-5000 per tyre.

XM2 isnt available in this unfortunately. Michelin Primacy LC is available though and it costs 5700/-.

The main difference between a C Drive and an A drive is that the C drive is a premium tyre. Better grip, better ride comfort and better silent. But slightly softer sidewalls as well.
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Hey guys,

I am looking to buy 225/60/15 C drives for my Accord. The average price I am getting in New Delhi is Rs. 7500 per tyre. Is this reasonable?

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...da-accord.html (New tyres for 05 2.4 Honda Accord)

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Just purchased C-Drives 185/65 R14 for my NHC. Had to choose between A drive, C drive and XM2's. C Drives looked like the most VFM at that time.

Price -> Rs. 4,570/- per tire , got them discounted to Rs. 4,490/- each.

After Driving around on these, I'm thinking i went for a little overkill on the 195/60 15 PLC's on my Swift. Ride is good, grip is good, price is good. Overall good Premium tires.
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Hi Tyre aficionados,

I plan to change the tyres on my 2005 Innova. I have done 50,000 kms (only) and the stock tyres (Bridgestone) have help up pretty well till now. But i know that they are due to be replaced and i want to do this next week.

I have been reading a lot of reviews in this space, and i find a consensus on Yoko C drive.

Should i go for the regular size (I generally use the Innova when going out of Bangalore - on the highways) 205/65/R15 or 225/60/R15. If i choose, 225/60/R15 do i need to change the rim?

How does Bridgestone compare with Yoko? Is it worth comparing?

What is the cost for each of the above options in Bangalore and where do you recommend me to buy (Bangalore)
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Hi Tyre aficionados,

I plan to change the tyres on my 2005 Innova. I have done 50,000 kms (only) and the stock tyres (Bridgestone) have help up pretty well till now. But i know that they are due to be replaced and i want to do this next week.

I have been reading a lot of reviews in this space, and i find a consensus on Yoko C drive.

Should i go for the regular size (I generally use the Innova when going out of Bangalore - on the highways) 205/65/R15 or 225/60/R15. If i choose, 225/60/R15 do i need to change the rim?

How does Bridgestone compare with Yoko? Is it worth comparing?

What is the cost for each of the above options in Bangalore and where do you recommend me to buy (Bangalore)
1. Stick to 205/65 R15. Personally, I don't think the Innova is dynamically capable (or you should push it) to harness the capabilities of a 20mm upsize. And remember, unlike Maruti, Toyota don't compromise on safety by under-tyre-ing their cars.

2. The upsize to 225/65 R15 will not require you to change your rims.

3. AFAIK, the Bridgestone B390 is available in the Innova's size. It really doesn't compare to the capabilities of a C-Drive.
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