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MAXXIS MA-Z1 VICTRA High performance tires.

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by varoon9999, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    New Delhi,HP 48
    New Delhi,HP 48
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Recently i have upgraded my tires to 205/55/15.earlier it was 175/70/14 on my punto.my car had done 33,00o kms when i got my tires changed.i have opted for maxxis victra MA-Z1(Taiwan make).

    Going for maxxis tires were like playing a gamble and yes i succeeded in that.:drinks:drinks

    why changed my tires?


    -uneven wear of my old set of stock tires (Bridgestone B250)
    -Wanted to have 15'' inch rubber on my ride.
    -Was heading for a long trip 3000kms


    options i considered before plunging in to Maxxis
    yoko c drive 195/60/15.


    did some googling about maxxis tires and found out they are not that bad as we all have preconceived notion that if something is less expensive we need not to try that out.let me say that these tires are really paisa vasool. tires costed me 4000/- per tire as per my my understanding these tires will last for at least 40k kms with my driving habit.pricing were really tempting so that i went ahead with 205/55/15 instead of 195/60/15.

    They were too noisy for 1st 1,000 kms but now noise has vanished,not super silent like Michelin but they are silent.gripping and braking has increased drastically.

    Pros-
    *Good grip(handling & cornering)
    *silent(not super silent)
    *Braking
    *v tread design
    *stiff side walls


    cons-
    *Bumpy ride a bit
    *not long life as like yokos n Michelin.
    *little noisy


    alloys put in is H478,bought it from B.K tyres lajpat nagar(new delhi).paid 16,500/- for alloys as sai mag wheel quoted me 17k.

    hope this review will be helpful for those who are looking for tire upgradation







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  2. varunrtr

    varunrtr Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Good selection mate.. the alloys gel really well with it, but it doesnt look like 15" and doesnt fill the wheel well.. The ham antenna looks hawt !! Now get a spoiler as well + a better looking number plate at the rear :) .
    Now many are trying new brands and are coming up with good results ! a friend tried achilles in punto and running well for more than 30 k kms and now planning to change it to something better .. a total VFM tire for less than 3k/ tyre which lasted decently !! romi has gone for nankang and lets see how the result is. we are getting more choices everyday :)
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2012
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  3. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    Trivandrum
    Even Nimish was also running on Maxis earlier & now upgraded to Nexen 215/45/17 .
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  4. extr3mex

    extr3mex Amatore

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    Cochin
    the tires look wide n hawt !!.. I think it would even hotter wid a set f after market alloys!! :D
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  5. thomman85

    thomman85 Esperto

    u ride look awesome..
    maxxis they are good..my frend was using it in his swift

    loved the tire design..
  6. Nimish antony

    Nimish antony Regolare

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    Kochi
    This is an awesome tire. I had the same on my ride. Did 28k on those tires but it still had another 25k left on it. The advantages of these tires are.
    1. Vehicle looks awesome.
    2. Tires really stand out from the normal
    3. Handles well on wet surfaces.
    4. Braking shows a considerable improvement
    5. Long tire life.(my personal experience)

    Downsides.
    1. Unidirectional thread pattern so u cant rotate it counter like a normal thread.
    2. Road noise is on the higher side (its not because of the tire its because of the tire design).
    3. These tires are not available on all shops so in case u need an extra tire in case of an emergency u might find it difficult to source it.
    4. Well u will get too many glances and questions on your tire where ever you go. :D
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  7. Just a word caution ,by going for 205/55 over 195/60 car looses 5 mm of the GC over effective 2.5 mm from the center of the hub.

    ---------- Post added at 05:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:27 PM ----------

    Found this from year 2006 thread in TBHP
    How good are Maxxis tires - Team-BHP
    The 2005 Wheels Tyre Test is published in the May 2005 edition of Wheels magazine.

    Stopping Distance - WET
    1. Maxxis Victra MA-21
    2. Michelin Pilot Preceda
    3. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
    4. Toyo Proxes T1R
    5. Kumho Ecsta KU19
    6. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
    7. Dunlop Direzza DZ101
    8. Yokohama AVS Sport V102A
    9. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport

    Stopping Distance - DRY
    1. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
    2. Michelin Pilot Preceda
    3. Toyo Proxes T1R
    4. Maxxis Victra MA-21
    5. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
    6. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport
    7. Yokohama AVS Sport V102A
    8. Kumho Ecsta KU19
    9. Dunlop Direzza DZ101

    Cornering -WET
    1. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
    2. Toyo Proxes T1R
    3. Maxxis Victra MA-21
    4. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
    5. Kumho Ecsta KU19
    6. Michelin Pilot Preceda
    7. Yokohama AVS Sport V102A
    8. Dunlop Direzza DZ101
    9. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport

    Cornering - DRY
    1. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
    2. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
    3. Michelin Pilot Preceda
    4. Maxxis Victra MA-21
    5. Yokohama AVS Sport V102A
    6. Dunlop Direzza DZ101
    7. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport
    8. Toyo Proxes T1R
    9. Kumho Ecsta KU19

    Slalom - dry
    1. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
    2. Michelin Pilot Preceda
    3. Yokohama AVS Sport V102A
    4. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
    5. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport
    6. Maxxis Victra MA-21
    7. Dunlop Direzza DZ101
    8. Toyo Proxes T1R
    9. Kumho Ecsta KU19

    Noise
    1. Maxxis Victra MA-21
    2. Michelin Pilot Preceda
    3. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport
    4. Yokohama AVS Sport V102A
    5. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
    6. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
    7. Dunlop Direzza DZ101
    8. Toyo Proxes T1R
    9. Kumho Ecsta KU19

    Price
    1. Maxxis Victra MA-21 - $198
    2. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport - $201
    3. Kumho Ecsta KU19 - $235
    4. Dunlop Direzza DZ101 - $288
    5. Michelin Pilot Preceda - $290
    6. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02 - $298
    7. Toyo Proxes T1R - $312
    8. Bridgestone Potenza S-03 - $355
    9. Yokohama AVS Sprt V102A - $359


    The OVERALL results (Noise and Price don't count) in the 235/45/R17 size were:

    1. Goodyear Eagle Revspec RS-02
    2. Michelin Pilot Preceda
    3. Maxxis Victra MA-21
    4. Bridgestone Potenza S-03
    5. Toyo Proxes T1R
    6. Yokohama AVS Sprt V102A
    7. BF Goodrich G-Force Sport
    8. Dunlop Direzza DZ101
    9. Kumho Ecsta KU19
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
  8. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    New Delhi,HP 48
    New Delhi,HP 48
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Sat chit anand,Nimish,Varun TR,Cinju,Thomman,extr3mex many thanks.

    @ Nimish Bro that ham antenna at rear was really inspired from your ride.
  9. Guys i was also looking for these tyres but had different thoughts in my mind. 4000 per tyre is damn cheap but here it is quoted at 4800 Per piece. Does they come in 205/40/17 as well?
  10. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    Bangalore
    Can any one give me some info about HAM radio please?
    Where can i get it installed? (in bangalore)
    How much does it cost?
    if i get it installed can i communicate with all other HAM users in the country ?
    Does it have like a band of freq to choose from (just like regular radios?)

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