Originally Posted by Sam Dinkar
There's nothing as the 'best'. Everything depends on what your requirements are. Tires like, sayJK Vectras would offer excellent wear resistance but poor noise levels and grip while tires like, say Michelin Energy XM3s would offer excellent grip and ride comfort but may not last for as long.
So what do you want for your Innova
I'll certainly opt for the Michelin . It travels on highways at high speeds so the noisy tyre will add to the already noise of wind and engine . Also , due to highway travel the Michelins may last long too . Just today my brother did alignment on Innova and he was told that we are wrong about the tyre . There is still good amount of rubber left on them which may last for atleast 15k kms . He said there is no need to change the tyre of Innova right now
Originally Posted by codename47
I reckon you've pumped too much air in the tyres , this could be the problem . harder it gets noisier it gets I suppose.
Depends on the type of roads too -gravel /rough etc, type of thread pattern and the type of alloys you have on the car. if the alloys are 5 spiked from middle of the tyre ring then there shouldn't be a humming sound . but if the Alloys are like a hollow ring from the inside then it produces the humming noise
I had michelin 235 R18 low profile on my skyline lasted me around 2 years ( around 5000kms) but never had noise issues.
The air was always pumped according to manufacturer recommendations . So we can rule this situation out . Moreover , as said , JK's are made of hard compound they tend to make a lot of noise but have a very long life too
Originally Posted by TAIDhana
, as long as car is used constantly used you needn't pay much attention to 3 or 4 years as expiry duration. One of my friends extracted close to 90,000kms on his OEM
tyres over a period of 6 years. No issues whatsoever except some punctures towards end of life. Unless car is parked for longer intervals intermittently, you needn't change the tyre after 4 years.
I always followed 5000kms interval for wheel balancing, rotation and alignment irrespective of service schedule. Also, it is a good idea to identify a well-equipped neighborhood wheel alignment center instead of trusting Authorized SS.
Is your friend using different set of tyres or JK? Braking issue could again be because of tyre compound. Since you are mentioning about noise as well, there is likelihood of tyres becoming little hard because of which they are noisy and poor on braking too.
If all tyres are of the same size, best practice is to rotate the spare wheel also to extract maximum life. Since you haven't used the spare tyre at all, you can opt to change just 4 tyres and keep it as spare itself (if it is not losing pressure & replacement tyres are of same size). You can get it inspected by tyre shop guys at time of replacement. If you are planning to replace with different width then you might want to replace all 5 tyres.
My spare on previous car was unused for 1,10,000kms over 5 years until I sold the car. No puncture in entire 5 years (1st Set - Yokohama exchanged for OEM
tyres; 2nd set - Michelin Primacy changed @ 45,000kms; 3rd set changed @1,00,000kms - Bridgestone Turanza).
I'll be going for Broader tyre so I guess the the spare tyre should be changed too . But this may happen in the next 1-1.5 years . About the spare tyre , I'll give it to the Ritz vdi which is used at my workplace and uses the same size of tyres but it has Bridgestone installed in it right now . And next year it may need a tyre change too . No point of keeping a narrow tyre along with broader ones in my DZIRE
Originally Posted by TAIDhana
There could be another reason.
If any of wheel bearings have failed now or in the past (it will also produce a humming sound), it will lead to patchy wear pattern in tyres. Any good tyre shop will be able to confirm the same.
The bearings are fine in my car . Last time M.A.S.S checked them and they were absolutely fine . Thay told that JK's make noise and its common with every dzire or swift which has them installed .