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Old 1st April 2018, 18:10   #466
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Need a suggestion for my Toyota Liva TRD Sportivo (with stock body kit). I'm in line for replacing my tyres. The stock one's are Bridgestone Turanza (A10 I think) 185/60/R15. Planning to do an upgrade to 195/60/R15. Couple things I wanted to know as i'm getting mixed responses :

1. Is it worth making an upgrade from 185 - 195? Some of the dealers say it might effect the turning radius & Power steering. Others say it's not a problem if you upgrade. Your thoughts?

2. Couple of my friends who are on Yokohama/Michelin say these tyres are the best in the market now. Whether I opt for 185/195, would you recommend to switch to Yokohama/Michelin or any other? If not should I stick to Bridgestone only?
There's a straight 6mm difference between the two sizes you've mentioned.

It's a bit too much for the Liva. I suggest you stick to 185/60-15. 195/60-15 might scrape the wheel arches on full load or while turning the steering lock to lock.

Yokohama and Michelin do make very good tyres and they seem to be very good for the Indian market as well. They seem to offer the best of both worlds: Good comfort and grip along with durability and long life. Yokohama Earth 1 should be around 5k a tyre and the Michelin XM2 around 5600 or 5700 per tyre.
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I have shortlisted XM2, B290 and Earth 1 for my Honda Amaze. Upgrading to 185/65/R14 from Goodyear 175/65/R4 which has done 36k kms.

I do two long drives a month (1000 kms each), drive mostly at nights via ghats and don't want to get stuck during odd hours with a tyre burst. My priority in decreasing order are safety, FE, comfort and road noise. And i am not a sedate driver though i used to extract 23 to 28 kmpl on these drives. Your suggestions are most welcome.
Well I have a slightly similar tyre size for my Lancer being 185/60/R14. I had changed from Bridgestone to Yokohama Earth 1 of similar size. From my experience Bridgestone was tough as nails and I didn't have a single puncture during the five years of its usage. They were a bit noisy though but were fairly grippy and durable. Ride comfort was ok too but the steering was a bit hard to turn. Coming to Yokohama I got them fitted in Aug 2017 and they are running fine. Road noise is certainly lesser than Bridgestone and the steering feels butter smooth. I got to test them during monsoon and I found them grippy despite being semi hard compound in nature. Besides the tyres give a comfortable feeling while driving over rough roads as well as smooth tarmac. Also while researching I found the Yokohama Earth 1 gave me the best bang for my buck compared to Michelin, Bridgestone, MRF, Goodyear, Falken, etc.
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I am going to get my 2nd baby Ecosport 1.5L Diesel Titanium on 17th May. It's coming with factory fitted MRF ZV2K (205/60 R16). I got mixed reactions from my fellow car enthusiasts regarding ZV2Ks. Even during test drive of Ecosport I felt lack of confidence while braking and ride comfort was not that great. That car was worn ZV2Ks.

Now my question:

Is it worth changing the stock MRF ZV2K tyres with
1) Yokohama Earth 1 or BluEarth AE50 (Showing in the Yokohama India website) or
2) Bridgestone Potenza GIII or
3) Michelin Energy XM2 ?

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Now my question:

Is it worth changing the stock MRF ZV2K tyres with
1) Yokohama Earth 1 or BluEarth AE50 (Showing in the Yokohama India website) or
2) Bridgestone Potenza GIII or
3) Michelin Energy XM2 ?
My Ecosport came with Goodyear Assurance back in 2014. 50K on the ODO was a real pain with punctures, tyre tear etc all coz of weak sidewall. Road noise was on top.

Never used MRF as yet, but based on what I understand from fellow owners, I would recommend an upgrade to any of the 3 based on your use or budget. I would strongly recommend Earth1 over GY or MRF
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My june 2016 fiat avventura emotion has covered 45k km till date .The OEM goodyear 205/55/r16 has recently troubling with multiple punctures and need replacement .Please,suggest suitable replacement as soon as possible
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I just changed the JK stock tyres on my Ritz Zxi to Yoko Earth 1 185/70/R14. I wanted to check on the air pressure on the tyres. Should i go as per what Maruti recommends or does it change wrt the tyre manufacturer? I couldnt find anything on the tyre bill or the document accompanying it.
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I just changed the JK stock tyres on my Ritz Zxi to Yoko Earth 1 185/70/R14. I wanted to check on the air pressure on the tyres. Should i go as per what Maruti recommends or does it change wrt the tyre manufacturer? I couldnt find anything on the tyre bill or the document accompanying it.
I use 34/32 (F/R) on my Swift VDI for the same tyre size. I guess yours being a petrol, you can try out 32 all round
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I just changed the JK stock tyres on my Ritz Zxi to Yoko Earth 1 185/70/R14. I wanted to check on the air pressure on the tyres. Should i go as per what Maruti recommends or does it change wrt the tyre manufacturer? I couldnt find anything on the tyre bill or the document accompanying it.
The recommended tyre pressure for 185/70/R14 is 29. This is mentioned on the B-pillar, near the door latching unit.
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My june 2016 fiat avventura emotion has covered 45k km till date .The OEM goodyear 205/55/r16 has recently troubling with multiple punctures and need replacement .
Do check Yokohama BluEarth tyres. They are available in the size which you are looking for.

You can find few reviews by members here :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...s-website.html
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The recommended tyre pressure for 185/70/R14 is 29. This is mentioned on the B-pillar, near the door latching unit.
Thanks, yes i have seen that. I was just wondering if it changes from manufacturer to manufacturer since my stock tyres were JK and this was Yokohama. But i guess the recommended tyre pressure remains the same.
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To be prepared to takeon the Kerala Monsoon ! My Ecosport just got upgraded to Yokohama Earth1 after an year long - study, negotiation, window shopping. However they were at least 1K cheaper than the rest I had in the shopping list.


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Replaced the 165/70/R14 section stock JK tyres on my Ritz with Yoko Earth 1 185/70/R14. The ride quality has noticeably improved with lesser body roll. The JKs were 6 year old and had lost their softness after 43K on Odo. The Yokos were purchased from Amazon costed ₹ 3550 apiece after 10% cashback. Quite VFM I felt.
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To be prepared to takeon the Kerala Monsoon ! My Ecosport just got upgraded to Yokohama Earth1 after an year long - study, negotiation, window shopping.
I switched to Yoko in early Jan and have completed 7k Kms. So far the experience has been good in terms of noise and grip with no punctures. Its quite good in the rains as well. I was expecting a slightly softer ride on the Ecosport, but it hasn't been the case. Looking for a good online deal to replace the spare.
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I switched to Yoko in early Jan and have completed 7k Kms. So far the experience has been good in terms of noise and grip with no punctures. Its quite good in the rains as well. I was expecting a slightly softer ride on the Ecosport, but it hasn't been the case. Looking for a good online deal to replace the spare.

Good to know !


On the ride, I felt Yoko to be much softer and stable than the GY's I had. The GY-Assurance was terrible in all.
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After much deliberation I am getting these for my 51400 KMs run i20. Considering the car has completed 7 years I believe I pushed my stock Apollos a wee bit too much.

They still have a fair amount of tread left but they have started to look really bad: chunks of rubber have come out, cracks have started to show, multiple punctures.

Getting these from Indo Radial Club Kolkata, quoted INR 4200/tyre.

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