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Old 28th May 2010, 21:35   #16
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Congrats!!! A539s are the best! I bought these tyres for my M800 from the same shop (New Bharat, TVM, right?) about three months ago. They're bloody fantastic, dry or wet. Great ride, great grip, great braking, great looks, and great price. Wish they were available in more sizes! Try taking the airport road corner now (in front of ITI and the one before Brahmos) and see the difference!

I recall paying about 1950 apiece for a set of 4. Price increase might be because of budget. They do bulge out a bit, because the stock rims are too narrow. They need at least 4.5J rims to fit right, so the decision to switch to alloys makes sense. Maruti stock rims are 4J, I think. But it's ok, because the bulging isn't too much.

Only trouble I see is that your gearing is shorter now, and your speedo will read wrong by 6.3%. When you're doing 100 on the speedo, your actual speed will be 93.7 kmph. Also, your odo will be wrong by that much. Make sure to compensate for that while doing services. In effect, your car wil show more kms than it actually has. When you think you have covered 1000 km, you have actually done 937 km only. Make sure to put that into FE calculations as well.

Since the gearing is shorter, FE might be affected a bit, but that would be likely compensated by the odo error! So you won't feel the loss in FE!

For the Alto, I feel 155/70R12 would have been a better size, as that has only 2.8% speedo error. For my 800, the stock size is 145/70R12, and the A539s have 1% speedo error.

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Old 7th June 2010, 22:34   #17
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I am planning to put these tyres on my alto, The size that I am considering is 175/60/13I currently have g3 potenza 165/60/13 on 13" Aura alloy wheels and am fed up with it, Can people who are using it give me a first hand review please?
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I too have an Alto LXi and I've got 12 inch Plati alloys for more than two years now.

I am not much impressed with the looks of the A 359. I dont think it is going to perform as good as the Potenza G IIIs all round or even the FALKEN Gs.

I've tested both the Falkens and the Potenzas to their very limit.The Bridgestone Potenzas are excellent, They work good in any condition. You feel like driving on rails. Not even a single flat too. I had four flats on the Falkens. The Falken in my opinion is not that great in wet conditions and it aquaplanes a bit when you are over three digit speeds. I would say its a summer tyre and good in the dry. And the Potenzas last real long and the Falkens wear out pretty fast.

But at the moment I am running on slicks and I guess that I would have to chose between the Yokohama A 359 and the Falken 06 G as they are the only options available to me at the moment. Been waiting for Potenzas since the monsoons began and still no hope. I was told there were a pair of Potenzas at Pitstop,Cochin two months back. But by the time I reached there the next day, It was sold. The A 359s are available at Kottayam and the Falkens at Cochin. I've used the the Falken 06 Gs and the Bridgestone Potenza G IIIs and so I guess I'll go for the A 359 and see how it is.
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Old 20th November 2010, 17:42   #19
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Missed one thing, (Sorry mods for the multiple posts) The price I got as quote today for the A 359 was 2250 rupees a piece. Is it high? I dont feel its high with rubber prices soaring to an all time high at around 200 rupees a kilo

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Jalex, Yoko isn't disturbed by fluctuations in Indian Natural Rubber Prices since they're imported from Japan and Philippines. A539 is a wonderful tyre, a great combination of performance, looks and low noise. I was in the same dilemma while choosing 175/60 R13 for the Xing, Potenza GIII was liked because of the pattern but reviews on its Road Noise level made me go for the Yoko A539.
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Old 21st November 2010, 13:32   #21
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Jalex, Yoko isn't disturbed by fluctuations in Indian Natural Rubber Prices since they're imported from Japan and Philippines. A539 is a wonderful tyre, a great combination of performance, looks and low noise. I was in the same dilemma while choosing 175/60 R13 for the Xing, Potenza GIII was liked because of the pattern but reviews on its Road Noise level made me go for the Yoko A539.
Well natural rubber prices are almost as high in the global market as they are in the domestic market. And our market prices are also affected by the global market. Add to that the import duties as well.

Potenzas were 2450/- a piece for the 165/60 R 12s when I bought them last time a year ago, The last time I checked, it was 2700/- in Cochin. But its out of stock. I called Bridgestone and they too told me it might take another two months for the next shipment to reach our shores.

And we down south have a weather which is wet for almost 7 months and the wet weather traction of the A 539 is nothing good when compared with the G III. The only con in the G III is that it has some road noise which I dont bother much. And I went through the reviews on the web and everywhere they say the A 539 is horrible in wet conditions.
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Old 18th March 2011, 00:12   #22
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I too got a set of A539 Yokhohamas for my Alto.

First impression is that I feel my car is now starting to act like a Fat lady on skates. I have to counter-check whether the air pressure is right and drive some more before I come to conclusions though.
I used Falken Gs and the Potenza G IIIs before and they both were excellent. G III being the best of the two. But now since the A539 was the only tyre available in 165/60 R12 size, I had no other option or maybe to go for the 165/70 R12 Hankook K715 which looks too soft and delicate and strictly meant for good roads.

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Old 2nd April 2011, 22:26   #23
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Did some more driving, spirited and sedate on dry and wet asphalt, and dry and wet dirt as well as broken roads with loose gravel and stuff.

So what have I found?

Its not as great as the GIIIs in any condition. Its very poor and pathetic in dirt, so much so that you can drift without even thinking of speed.Its just as good as stock tyres on wet asphalt.

Stock tyres are way better than the A539s on loose gravel or dirt.
The A539s are strict summer tyres.

Final verdict: Dont buy them if you plan on using them in the wet or anywhere other than A grade highways.

P.S: I also counter checked the air pressures, so no problem there too.

Next on I'm going to see whether they last longer than average tyres.

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Picked from http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...es-santro.html (Upgrading wheels/tyres on Santro)

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Anyways on a serious note, A539 is a fantastic tire and good to hear that it lasted for 40+k kms.
You got a great buy back value as well.


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Have been using the A539's for over 2 yrs now. The tyres had done 42k kms and it was time for a change.

Went in for the same as i was really impressed with the performance of these and the tyre life. Not even once they have given me trouble in the 42k kms they have done.

Got a good deal from Global tyres, Cochin since i am a regular there.

2700/- per tyre.

ADi

I was driving my Alto after sometime and was in love with the tires again!
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I should have done 10k approx after we got the tyres. Adding few more pix which I took today.
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Agree, A539 are great VFM tyres. Excellent dry and wet performance. Wish it came it larger sizes, i.e 15's. I would rate it higher than the costly Conti CPC2s which i am currently using.
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Got new Yoko A539 for my Zen today...

Great ride as compared to MRF ZIGMA and I love the tred pattern... Looks a lot more sporty...
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Bumping up this thread. Installed A539 165/60/R12 for my Alto. The tire shop filled 32 psi. When I said that the OEM tires had 30 psi recommended, they insisted that 32psi should go with the Yokos. What is the tyre pressure you guys are using for 165/60/R12?
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