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Tyre Upgrade - Discussion

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

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  1. varin11

    varin11 Superiore

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    Bombay
    Linea 1.3
    Ok Zlo out.Which to go from the rest,

    1. Yokohama AA01 A Drive Tubeless
    2.Apollo ACELERE (TL) Tubeless
    3.Falken SINCERA SN835 Tubeless (No idea but 5 years unconditional warranty is tempting)

    or any other better brand except Michelin as I think they over priced and complains of sides getting teared as rubber soft.
  2. Surya

    Surya Superiore

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    Namma Bengaluru
    I would suggest Yokohama as they are good in comfort, ride quality and grip..
  3. shams

    shams Esperto

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    I don't remember having read any such complain on our forum. Can you direct me to any related link. sides tearing due to soft rubber is a myth really.
    I have driven 23k + on michelin plcs on all kinds of roads without any sidewall problems.
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  4. sandeep.12

    sandeep.12 Amatore

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  5. imranshks

    imranshks Superiore

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    Indeed Sham, I have come across many people on this forum who had sidewall problem with Yoko C drives. Michelin PLC has better sidewall strength.

    I am planning for a set of Michelin P3 ST soon :) wonderful Tyre it is

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  6. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Suprised to read these comments, I am using C Drive, over 40K+ KM, and still I feel its pretty comfortable.
    I have driven my friends Punto, with new Primacy 3PST, recently, and I felt it little better in comfirt and noise. Compared to new C Drive, I felt marginally better in Primacy 3PST, not a big difference in comfirt or grip.

    I don't think C Drive has any weaker sidewall, compared to 3PST.
    BTW, as shams told, I also think all sidewall soft theory is faulty.
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  7. SoumenPaul

    SoumenPaul Regolare

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    I had sidewall rapture in my Swift (new michelin xm+) but it was usable. This time for my Linea the tire guy told Michelin has better sidewall in P 3ST.
    I don't know exactly in what situation my swift's tire got damaged, but mostly due to brushing against some edge of footpath. I haven't experienced Michelin PLC.
    However as per the tire shopwalas they seem to have accepted this soft sidewall story of michelin.
  8. N Kiran

    N Kiran Staff Member Janitor

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    Have used these tyres on my Punto
    Yokohama ES 100 190/60 R14 for 29k kms
    Yokohama S-drives 205/55 R15 for 15k kms

    Currently using these tyres on my Linea
    Yokohama AVS DBs 195/60 R15 and have done 6.3k kms so far

    Grip: S-Drives > ES 100 > AVS DBs
    Noise: AVS DBs > S-Drives > ES 100
    Comfort: AVS DBs > S-Drives > ES 100
    Life: AVS DBs > S-Drives > ES 100
    Reliability: AVS DBs > S-Drives > ES 100
    Braking: S-Drives > ES 100 > AVS DBs
    Handling: ES 100 > S-Drives > AVS DBs
    Cornering: S-Drives > ES 100 > AVS DBs
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  9. imranshks

    imranshks Superiore

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    Ravi, I have been using the C drives past 10k+ kms and somehow, I feel its not performing up to my expectations. The tyre with 32psi also seems to bulge the sidewall.
    Hence planning for P3 ST sometime soon.

    I believe the preference of tyres depends on person to person. Some people wouldn't even like Michelin P3 ST too but I personally loved them :)

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  10. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    Amitp is also not happy with C Drive and he is disappointed by the wet grip.
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