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Old 16th March 2010, 13:19   #1
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Exclamation New 255/55/r18 non rft tires

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I need new NON RFT tires. I have a 2008 E70 3.0D (255/55 R 18)

Bridgestone HP Sport (20k)
Bridgestone Turanza EL400 ($16.5k)
Yokohama ADVAN Sport ($17.5k)

Which one from the list should I go for? Any other exceptional tires that did not make my list?

I need something comfortable yet sporty.

The Dunlops that came with originally with the car have **** the bed.

Help appreciated in advance....Thanks!
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Old 16th March 2010, 13:32   #2
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i can vouch for the advan sport. very good ride and yet has quite a bit of grip. and its silent too.
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Don't you have any options in Michelin ?
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You actually need Advan ST which are SUV tyres. Advan Sport is a car tyre.
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Don't you have any options in Michelin ?
Sahil,

I have just phoned a few random people and asked which tyres in 255/55 they had in stock..

I have gone through the Michelin, Yokohama and Bridgestone sites and am still confused about which tyre to go for.

I have been told that going from RFT to even conventional sport tyres with an even lower profile will give you an ever better ride...

I want to know what other ML/Q7/Cayenne owners have done with respect to their tyres.

Bridgestone HP Sport has a btter review that the Yokohama ADVAN Sport on tirerack.com.....

Any help appreciated...Thanks!
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hi, the best tyre you can go for is Michelin's Latitude....this tyre is the best option available in India for an SUV...one of my friend got this same tyre on his new Cayenne....it is far more better and comfortable than Bridgestones or Yokohamas.....go for it!!! STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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hi, the best tyre you can go for is Michelin's Latitude....this tyre is the best option available in India for an SUV...one of my friend got this same tyre on his new Cayenne....it is far more better and comfortable than Bridgestones or Yokohamas.....go for it!!! STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!!
There are a few versions of the latitude:

Latitude Diamaris
Latitude Sport
Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season
Latitude Tour
Latitude Tour HP
Latitude Tour HP ZP


Know which one he got? And could you please PM me the dealer's info?


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Latitude, Bridgestone HP sport will not be available through the legal channels. Latitude will be out of stock unless some lucky dealer has them. Bridgestone will be 100% grey market.

The Yoko Advan ST will be completely legal with Bill and warranty.

Dont go by the reviews on foreign sites alone. They have a completely different environment. And also, the difference between this high performance tyres will be marginal.

Advan ST will also be the cheapest for sure.

You could also look at the Pirelli P Zero XL which is meant for SUVs.
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Latitude, Bridgestone HP sport will not be available through the legal channels. Latitude will be out of stock unless some lucky dealer has them. Bridgestone will be 100% grey market.

The Yoko Advan ST will be completely legal with Bill and warranty.

Dont go by the reviews on foreign sites alone. They have a completely different environment. And also, the difference between this high performance tyres will be marginal.

Advan ST will also be the cheapest for sure.

You could also look at the Pirelli P Zero XL which is meant for SUVs.
Thanks I will look into those options too. "Grey Market" tyres are still originals right? They don't make counterfeit tyres do they?

Thanks for the PM too
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