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Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by Andy, Jun 18, 2010.

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  1. Re: Replacement for Stock Tyre in Linea

    If you rip your car, take corners at high speeds, want high grip but dont bother about comfort, go for S-Drives.The are sporty tyres, so dont expect them to very comfortable.

    If comfort and decent grip is your priority then its C-drives.

    For economy and very close to comfort as C Drives, go for A Drives.

    Look at the below for a clear idea on Yoko tyre in different categories.

    [attachment=0:1ybhqi5q]YokoIndiaTyres.jpg[/attachment:1ybhqi5q]

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  2. FastLove

    FastLove Superiore

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    Mumbai
    Linea 1.4
    Re: Replacement for Stock Tyre in Linea

    I did a recce around the tyre shops near my place.

    What i learnt :
    1. Michelin primary LC :
    costs 5300
    Claims 25% improvement in FE
    Soft rubber , may wear out faster.
    Comfort, low on noise.

    2. Bridge stone :
    Potenza g3- just loved this one just by the way it looks, the treads, heavy, costs 4600
    Turanza - not available in 195/60/R15

    3. GOODYEAR -
    duraplus not available in 195/60/R15

    4. Yoko - no one had it.


    So far, its potenza g3 that's upper most in my mind.


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  3. bhai

    bhai Esperto

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    Ahmednagar
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Re: Replacement for Stock Tyre in Linea

    Then go for Apollo. Only Apollo gives Unconditional Warrantee. :dancing

    Remaining all tyre manufacturer gives false reaons to avoid warrantee. :A
  4. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Mumbai
    Re: Replacement for Stock Tyre in Linea

    I'm going to like & follow this thread closely. I'm approaching 37,000 km's & am sure soon to be on look out for replacement of tyres.

    FastLove - Seems our criteria's for tyre selection are matching ::D
  5. FastLove

    FastLove Superiore

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    Mumbai
    Linea 1.4
    Re: Replacement for Stock Tyre in Linea

    Today spent a good amount of time at couple of tyre shops

    1. Michelin Primacy LC seems to be the best available out there which meets almost all of my citeria . INR 5,500/- per tyre. ::O

    2. Bridgestone Turanza is available for the size 195/60/R15 . INR 4,600/- per tyre . :anyone

    3. Yokahama C-Series - Have not got hold of a decent Yoko dealer yet. But this is the one i want to check before finalising either one of the above. :boxer


    What i learnt from the Tyre Experts during my visits : :idea:
    a. Periodic Tyre Rotation (5000km intervals ) greatly improve the life of the tyres.
    b. While doing Tyre Rotation, ideally all 5 tyres must be used.
    c. Michelins soft rubber does not translate to early wear out if the above 2 rules are followed. Any case it is recommended to change tyres (any brand) after 40k kms. My friend changed michelins on his Ford in 50000 kms.
    d. Upgrading to 205/60/15 is a great idea if you want better grip and comfort . Strongly recommended by one expert. I am not too keen though . Other factors like warranty playing on my miind :A
  6. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Re: Replacement for Stock Tyre in Linea

    Looking at your 1st post & Yoko positioning, I've a feeling that you'll like Yoko C series :mrgreen:

    I'm going to use your research :mrgreen: I also do not prefer to make any changes in OEM tyre specs.
  7. Re: Replacement for Stock Tyre in Linea

    I strongly suggest and recommend for C Drives. I have had done a detailed analysis of all tyres while i booked my TJet. I was sold on S Drives and C Drives but later decided to stick with OE ones for the time being.

    Yoko C Drives are value for money and they are jack of all trades.
    They offer you good comfort, performance, decent on dry, excellent on wet and are silent tyres.

    I advise you to go for the OE stock size.
  8. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    6,001
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Replacement for Stock Tyre in Linea

    Mods Note - Similar Threads Merged.


    I have Yoko-C drive.
    My initial feeling is (Just 1K run) - Noise is pretty low and very comfortable.
    No experience on braking yet ::D .
    Price is pretty decent (Rs. 4300 per tyre - 195/60 - 15).

    I heard Conti CPC2 is the best choice in this size, but couldn't find any in Bangalore at that time.

    Also, have a look at this thread - viewtopic.php?f=39&t=248
  9. shashanknathani

    shashanknathani Superiore

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    Pune
    Re: Replacement for Stock Tyre in Linea

    My suggestion would be to go for Continental... They are really good tires both on grip, road noise and Life...
  10. Re: Replacement for Stock Tyre in Linea

    Conti CPC2 are prone to sidewall damage and have heard numerous compliants about the tyres.
    Try googling and you will find the compaints. I have also read many complaints about CPC2 in TeamBHP as well.
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