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Old 3rd June 2013, 20:50   #31
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Thanks for the suggestion. The tread pattern looks good, I hope its no hard rubber like MRF. Anyone has got first hand reviews on this tyre?
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Another better option is the 155-70 tubeless. I have very good experience of these tyres in my Alto. Apollo and Michelin both gave me wonderful puncture less service.
The reason for puncture in your case might be attributable to other reasons like under inflation or bad road conditions.
What kind of a puncture were you talking about? I had good experience of more than 50K puncture less Kms with the stock 145-80 Apollos as well.
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Another better option is the 155-70 tubeless. I have very good experience of these tyres in my Alto. Apollo and Michelin both gave me wonderful puncture less service.
The reason for puncture in your case might be attributable to other reasons like under inflation or bad road conditions.
What kind of a puncture were you talking about? I had good experience of more than 50K puncture less Kms with the stock 145-80 Apollos as well.
I prefer the stock profile, never felt the need to upsize.

Within the first few months of getting the new tyres, I got around 5-7 punctures in 3 tyres, all at once. I thought it was a one of case, probably due to under inflation or some miscreant element.

But unfortunately even in the later years, even after my due diligence with the tyre pressure maintenance, I used to get a punctures every now or then. Mostly when I went out for a long drive, probably on a very few bad patches, but paved.

These are the reasons why I am a bit skeptical on going for Michelin again. Have things changed with the XM2?
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Why don't you try Bridgestone? My 2006 Alto came with Bridgestone tyres which lasted 42 K KMs. I only had 1 puncture.
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Yes Bridstone tyres would fit the bill perfectly. Go for it. But before that were the stock ones tubeless and btb were the punctures happened on a particular wheel or on all of those at random.
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I wonder why my thread was merged here and I did not even got a notification! I guess only Audi's and BMW's warrant for a new thread!

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Why don't you try Bridgestone? My 2006 Alto came with Bridgestone tyres which lasted 42 K KMs. I only had 1 puncture.
Were they tubeless and which ones?

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Yes Bridstone tyres would fit the bill perfectly. Go for it. But before that were the stock ones tubeless and btb were the punctures happened on a particular wheel or on all of those at random.
Okay, I will check out the BS range as well, which ones though? Turanza's?

The stock ones were MRF tubed, which I replaced with Michelins Tubeless. All the tyres suffered punctures sometime or other.
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Were they tubeless and which ones?


Mine were Bridgestones with tube. Model - S248
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... which ones though? Turanza's? The stock ones were MRF tubed, which I replaced with Michelins Tubeless. All the tyres suffered punctures sometime or other.
Turanxa is not available for this size and the preferred BS is S248
One more question, what kind of punctures are these generally. Are these caused by foreign materials like nails?
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Mine were Bridgestones with tube. Model - S248
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Turanxa is not available for this size and the preferred BS is S248
One more question, what kind of punctures are these generally. Are these caused by foreign materials like nails?
Hmm.. so it has to be the Bridgestone S248. But is it tubeless? And somehow I do not see any positive reviews for these tyres.

Yes, the punctures were mostly from nails and all, but at times they were really small without any nail judding out.

Am I sounding like some crazy guys who wont agree that Michelins are the best? If I dont find any other worthy alternatives, I might have to go for em again!

How about Yokohama? Is it a soft compound too?
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I need to replace the tyres of my 2008 Alto Lxi.
Please suggest any other worthy options in the stock profile (145/80 R12).
Punctures are a concern with soft tyre from most foreign companies.

I also am going to replace tyres on my 2007 alto lx 45k Kms.
Thinking about Apollo 3g/4g ~ 2000/tyre, MRF ZVTS ~2250/tyre


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Amazer 3G from Apollo.
Any first hand experience of this? Does it handle bad roads well?
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Any first hand experience of this? Does it handle bad roads well?
Well, definitely. It does its job pretty well and takes on bad roads with ease. But tyre noise was evidently more (on Alto LXi).
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So I finally changed the tyres to Apollo 4G. Did not a chance to drive around a lot with those, but overall the tyres felt good.
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Well, definitely. It does its job pretty well and takes on bad roads with ease. But tyre noise was evidently more (on Alto LXi).
Thanks Supratik, went and got a set of 4 tubeless apollo amazer 3g in 145/80 R12 for my Alto LX today. Price was Rs 8k including wheel balancing and new valves for the tyres. gave away the absolutely flat tyres (one of them opened up) but retained the tubes.

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So I finally changed the tyres to Apollo 4G. Did not a chance to drive around a lot with those, but overall the tyres felt good.
Congrats! Way to go. Please keep us posted with the reviews once you drive a few thousand Kms on them.

I was also planning on buying the 4g but looking at the tread pattern vis-a-vis the 3g i felt the 3g's bigger blocks would be better on bad roads. details above.

what size and what price did you get them at? tubeless or tube type ones?
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I'm having 2005 make Maruti Suzuki Alto LXi, which is 1,13000k kms clocked till to date. Till to date i've replaced its tyres with of same OEM size as:

* All 4 OEM MRF ZVTS replaced with Bridgestone Turanza at 60k kms.
* Front 2 replaced again with Bridgestone Turanza.
* Front Bridgestone replaced with CEAT Milaze while Bridgestone still retained as they've tread left & were shifted to rear wheels.
* 1 MRF replaced with same & was retained as Spare wheel.

Now since Rear tyres are almost worn out,so planning to shift CEAT Milaze to rear & want to buy Set of 2 tyre for its front of same size.

So, which would be the best brand for it. My usage is mixed type of well paved Highway & some not so well surfaced roads, so i don't need tyres with too soft tread(it already rules out JK tyre & Goodyear). So i've shortlisted:

* apollo Amazer.
* MRF ZLO.
* Bridgestone.
* MRF ZVTS.

I'm keen on apollo this time,for curiosity sake as well as it's still an unused tyre brand for me.
So please suggest out of these, which would be the best out of these for my car.
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After checking them out at various tyre shops, i came across:

Michelin does offer radial tyres for Alto in 145/80 R12 size, although 30% expensive than corresponding Ceat & MRF.

MRF has 2 type of ZVTS radials for Alto, ZVTS simple & around 10% more expensive ZVTS A1 premium tyre.

I'm keen on Michelin, so suggest shall i go for it !
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