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Old 6th May 2011, 15:08   #391
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I have 205/60 R15 A drives on my Octavia. The handling and comfort is fine. It has done 37000 kms till now and I feel it will easily last another 10K.

What I heard from the dealer is that A drives give more mileage than S drives.
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My BIL got A drive R1 on his Swift (205/50/R16) and I have S drives on my Swift (205/50/R15). I find that A drives are much more comfortable than S Drives. Also, while going over potholes, S drives hit really badly while A drives are much smoother.
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My BIL got A drive R1 on his Swift (205/50/R16) and I have S drives on my Swift (205/50/R15). I find that A drives are much more comfortable than S Drives. Also, while going over potholes, S drives hit really badly while A drives are much smoother.
While the difference is definitely due to the tyres, your ride quality may be slightly worse because of the profile you went with, For R15, the correct upsize is 205/55. Since you've gone with 205/50, the sidewall is shorter and hence less ride comfort.
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While the difference is definitely due to the tyres, your ride quality may be slightly worse because of the profile you went with, For R15, the correct upsize is 205/55. Since you've gone with 205/50, the sidewall is shorter and hence less ride comfort.
Yo JKboi! 205/50-16 and 205/50-15 have the same amount of rubber between the rim and the road.

However, it is true that the 205/50-16 has a little more rim also to absorb the impact.
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Yo JKboi! 205/50-16 and 205/50-15 have the same amount of rubber between the rim and the road.

However, it is true that the 205/50-16 has a little more rim also to absorb the impact.
Yes, I can really feel the difference. I thought his ride would be really bad but turned out to be mine. But no regrets, it's doing a great job
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Yo JKboi! 205/50-16 and 205/50-15 have the same amount of rubber between the rim and the road.

However, it is true that the 205/50-16 has a little more rim also to absorb the impact.
Yo Yokoboi, I wasnt talking about the difference between R15 vs R16. Was talking about the correct profile on R15, he has 205/50 R15 on his car, wheres the correct upsize is 205/55 R15. Hence because of the lower than optimal profile, ride quality will suffer a bit.
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Is Yokohama Adrive available in 205/60 R16?
And anyone can please help me with the prices of 16' a.drives?
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my yoko a drives completed 50000km ( dzire vdi- 185/70 r14). i am quiet satisfied with the performance of tyres. upto 35000 not a single instance of tyre going flat. then few instances of flat tyres. and now i think it is time to change tyres. so contemplating between yokohama and apollo acelere. any suggestions from people who know both these brands well? i am sticking with same size- 185/70 r 14.
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Is Yokohama Adrive available in 205/60 R16?
And anyone can please help me with the prices of 16' a.drives?
Only Yokohama ES501 decibel series is available in that size.
Price is around 7k per tire.
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my yoko a drives completed 50000km ( dzire vdi- 185/70 r14). i am quiet satisfied with the performance of tyres. upto 35000 not a single instance of tyre going flat. then few instances of flat tyres. and now i think it is time to change tyres. so contemplating between yokohama and apollo acelere. any suggestions from people who know both these brands well? i am sticking with same size- 185/70 r 14.
Not much to choose between the two. Both are good VFM tires.
I also did 50k kms with 1st set of A drives now on second set @ 30k kms.
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Planning to upgrade tires in my Fiesta with the A-Drives of Spec 195/55 R15. The dealer is quoting 4950/- per tire, sounds high to me since I paid only 4,500/- per tire when I bought Conti CPC2 an year back. Is this the correct price for the A-Drives?
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Yup. Prices have shot through the roof. I can check tomorrow and SMS it to you.
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Default Tyre change time for my swifty

I am planning to go in for Yoko Advan for my next tyre change. I have been calling all dealers in Bangalore and they dont seem to having the stock. At Madhu's I was told it will only be available around september due to the ISI stuff. I am going in for the same configuration of 205/50/15.
Can someone assist in sourcing the same. If not Bangalore willing to ship it from our locations in India if older stocks still available.
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For 185/65/14 for Baleno, what should I choose, A drive or the C drive. I am getting a quote of rs 3850 (A) and 3900 (C).
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For 185/65/14 for Baleno, what should I choose, A drive or the C drive. I am getting a quote of rs 3850 (A) and 3900 (C).
If you want longer life - A.Drive
If you want grip and performance - C.Drive

see the Yoko tire positioning at http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post2022454

and a video on A. Drive and C.Drive at

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Does this mean C drive dont last long? What would be the average life of a C drive as compared to a A drive?
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