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Detailed Discussion on Tyres

Tyre Brands  

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  1. 1. Your favourite tyre brand? (India)

    • Micheline
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    • Bridgestone
      1
    • MRF
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    • Yokohama
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    • Pirelli
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    • Continental
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    • Goodyear
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    • JK
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    • Apollo
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I see many people talking a lot about Tyres. Recently I've been to Bridgestone dealer to get my City's wheel balancing and alignment done. On enquiring about tyres they said Michelin is the best and leading Tyre brand.

 

Few months ago when changing my Wagon R's tyres to Bridgestone I've enquired the same with friends, they said Pirelli is the best performance Tyre.

 

What differentiates tyres performance? What's the difference between the brands? People say there're brands to match one's purpose. I think I'd be good if people here throw some light on the details of tyres as there're very little sites that explains this.

 

PS: My City's Bridgestone tyres are in the corner of it's life. Dealer suggested Micheline for performance. I use mostly on highways at high-speeds. So grip, braking, comfort, smoothness, and long lasting are my priorities. Please help me choose Bridgestone or Micheline. Only these two are in my reach (5k and 5.3 Bridgestone and Micheline respectively)

 

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On 9/13/2018 at 9:21 AM, Krish said:

So grip, braking, comfort, smoothness, and long lasting are my priorities.

 

There are different types of tyres for different purposes.

 

In India we usually come across following types:

1. A/T (All terrain)

These are typically used for Highways and trails. 

Road noise is very high on these tyres.

They have better side wall strength.

These tyres are perfect choice for cars like Boleros and Sumo's in rural areas.(Even for cars like Fortuner and Endeavour) 

They take lot of abuse.

 

2. M/T (Mud terrain)

These are typically used on extreme off-roading.

They are not fit for regular driving. 

They look meaty have good side wall strength

These are suitable for cars like Gypsy and Thar

 

3. Regular tyres

These are used in regular passenger cars like City, Creta etc 

Types of patterns used
-Conventional (General tyre set)

- UniDirectional

-Asymmetric 

 

So it all depends on your preferences.

For a car like Honda City, get Micheline XM2, up-size the width by 10MM .

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In simple words,

 

Bridgestone : Durability

Micheline : Performance (less noise, comfort) 

 

I feel Micheline's are perfect for highway drives. Specially for sedans.

Also consider Continental's they as good as Micheline. 

 

Speed rating:

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Load rating

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how to read tyre specs:

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On 9/13/2018 at 9:21 AM, Krish said:

PS: My City's Bridgestone tyres are in the corner of it's life. Dealer suggested Micheline for performance. I use mostly on highways at high-speeds. So grip, braking, comfort, smoothness, and long lasting are my priorities. Please help me choose Bridgestone or Micheline. Only these two are in my reach (5k and 5.3 Bridgestone and Micheline respectively)

Not an expert, but a tyres have different properties depending on which ones you buy.  The stock tyres are generally hard compounds that have a long life and can take a little bit of abuse. However, a good set of tyres does enhance comfort, grip, and can have lower rolling resistance (may translate to better FE as this means the car can effectively coast more - in gear always, never in neutral) & also depending on the brand significantly lower noise (tyre noise). In my opinion Michelin Primacy 3ST would serve you well.

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I have got Good Year on stock for my Tia and I absolutely do not see any issues when maintained them with correct Air Pressure whatsoever, they are butter smooth and take rough roads too with super comfort, very good at high speeds as well! Planning to go with Good Year again when I change them!

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12 minutes ago, SPG said:

In my opinion Michelin Primacy 3ST would serve you well.

 

This is the best one can get!

But it will be an overkill for Honda City.
 

From my personal experience Michelin XM2 has perfect balance. 

 

3 minutes ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Planning to go with Good Year again when I change them!

 

Is your Tiago diesel?

I feel Good year is very noise once we cross 30k mark.

Whereas Michelin stayed good till 50k mark.

 

In Petrol car you will find huge difference between Michelin and Good year.

 

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Took Continental tyres. I'll update with the model number, don't remember.

Enquired about Micheline, Pirelli and Continental as they are the top brands. Dealer said Pirelli is having side walls complaint, Continental's grips is better compared to Micheline and also better compared. Took yesterday. Costed me 5,275.

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2 hours ago, Krish said:

Continental's grips is better compared to Micheline and also better compared.

 

Both are equally good brands.
Performance wise you wont find huge difference.

 

Did you buy at Stunnerz Madhapur?

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Both are equally good brands.
Performance wise you wont find huge difference.
 
Did you buy at Stunnerz Madhapur?
No. That's too far for me. Bought from Lambodhara tires Kompally.
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6 hours ago, RajG said:

Is your Tiago diesel?

yes it is Diesel XZ

 

6 hours ago, RajG said:

I feel Good year is very noise once we cross 30k mark

I am at 29600 on ODO at the moment and I do not feel any noise at the moment so far!

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I am at 29600 on ODO at the moment and I do not feel any noise at the moment so far!
You can next choose Lambodhara tires even for you it's near. He's the dealer for almost 15+ brands. Best price. This guy quoted 4.5k for the same stock Bridgestone tires that I had. Another guy nearby quoted 5k inc disc.
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Both are equally good brands.

Performance wise you wont find huge difference.

 

Did you buy at Stunnerz Madhapur?

I wish stunnerz had a branch near my place got my Dzire's accessories there only...

 

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23 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

I have got Good Year on stock for my Tia and I absolutely do not see any issues when maintained them with correct Air Pressure whatsoever, they are butter smooth and take rough roads too with super comfort, very good at high speeds as well! Planning to go with Good Year again when I change them!

If you have not used the spare tyre (or used only for few hundred kms) you can save some money here by buying only three new and using spare as fourth tyre. Convert one of the existing tyre as spare. 

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Generally, Michellin and Continental are premium offerings in the market which are equally good.

But, more than the brand your requirements matter much because every brand has different models with different thread patterns designed for various purposes.

It is true that Michellins have a softer compound compared to Bridgestone or even Pirelli to some extent. But they do offer good grip and ride comfort. But, if you are taking the car through rough roads or potholes, you must be a bit careful while using such tyres. 

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On 9/15/2018 at 12:11 PM, SPG said:

If you have not used the spare tyre (or used only for few hundred kms) you can save some money here by buying only three new and using spare as fourth tyre. Convert one of the existing tyre as spare. 

 

I would avoid using a three/four old tyre. 

It will develop minute cracks.

 

Chances of tyre burst is very high, after 6th year. 

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20 hours ago, varunc said:

Chances of tyre burst is very high, after 6th year. 

Agreed! why risking life for about 5k? When you are changing your tires, just get rid of all of them!

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