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Old 18th April 2008, 10:38   #106
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Thanks akroy. what is the typical running in period of a new tyre? Is it more than 200 Kms?
It is better not to do steep cornering etc within 500km of new tyre. Typically tyre settles down during this period.
This is not a rule but following this can be a good practice because whatever problem arise(if any) will come during this period.

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what is the typical running in period of a new tyre? Is it more than 200 Kms?

Typical running in 100 - 150 kms more like it.
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wow! bling man! i love it. congrats polished head.
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100-150 Kilometers is ok but 500 Kms would be too much on my patience ... but will try to keep the cornering speeds low as much as possible. Hope there is no problem if the straight line speed exceeds 150 Kmph ??

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wow! bling man! i love it. congrats polished head.
Thanks sir, but when do I get to see red sonja ?????

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Looks hot! Been waiting a long time to see this upgrade! We need to do a little run on the Lake Gardens flyover after your running-in is done to see the difference. Maybe a little comparative study between F1s and PP2s
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Maybe a little comparative study between F1s and PP2s

Why not add S Drives in the foray??
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Looks hot! Been waiting a long time to see this upgrade! We need to do a little run on the Lake Gardens flyover after your running-in is done to see the difference. Maybe a little comparative study between F1s and PP2s
hmmm.. but Phoenix will smoke the Baleno on the flyover as its handling is way better than the BlackPearl. And with Pedders and PP2 its in a different league. So it would be gross injustice to the F1s to pit them against the PP2s
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Nice wheels, Blackpearl. And better late, mentioning that I loved your review. I like people who love their cars. A friend here in Bombay owns a Baleno that he will not drive in the rain for fear of having to deal with waterlogging. He will slow to a crawl at each crack, hump or pothole in the road. In comparison, I am a fiend thrashing the living daylights out of my car. Have to tell him about you and your Blackpearls' highway jaunts.
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Sumitro! That looks real cool. Costs please!
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hmmm.. but Phoenix will smoke the Baleno on the flyover as its handling is way better than the BlackPearl. And with Pedders and PP2 its in a different league. So it would be gross injustice to the F1s to pit them against the PP2s
Well, Blackpearl is really Sumitro+ his Baleno... so I don't know how much of an injustice it will be


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Absolutely! And GY Venturas, ES 100s. etc etc!

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Nice wheels, Blackpearl. And better late, mentioning that I loved your review. I like people who love their cars. A friend here in Bombay owns a Baleno that he will not drive in the rain for fear of having to deal with waterlogging. He will slow to a crawl at each crack, hump or pothole in the road. In comparison, I am a fiend thrashing the living daylights out of my car. Have to tell him about you and your Blackpearls' highway jaunts.
Thanks prabuddhadg. its not that I drive my car very carefully, I do rip it quite a lot. Modern day cars can take a lot of beating and keep on performing for many years. What I try to do is not compromise on the servicing front. Hopefully BlackPearl will be able to keep performing for a long time

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Sumitro! That looks real cool. Costs please!
Thanks dhiman. total cost = Rs. 22300 after exchanging the old alloys.

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Well, Blackpearl is really Sumitro+ his Baleno... so I don't know how much of an injustice it will be
please dont be so modest. I have seen you driving Phoenix on the flyover last saturday night and those are speeds which BlackPearl or I could only dream about. I am not going overboard, but taking those at 100 + speeds speaks loads about the car and your confidence. After driving for close to 50 K on punny 165s, it will take sometime before my perception of taking high speed turns on good tyres is changed. After that hopefully I will start realising the differences between PP2s and F1s and S drives. Till then ignorance is bliss

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Thanks dhiman. total cost = Rs. 22300 after exchanging the old alloys.
Was that for a set of 5 alloys? Or 4? How much did the tyres cost?
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Was that for a set of 5 alloys? Or 4? How much did the tyres cost?
set of 4 alloys. The tyres cost 3250 per piece.
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Congratulation BP (Baleno+Sumitro) for the new much deserved shoes. I personally loved it when they were in motion. Why don't you upload some videos in youtube?
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Default Changed engine oil - Motul Synergie 6100 series

Changed engine oil today to Motul Synergie 6100 Series 15W-50. Had been using Mobil 1, but this seems better from the intial impression.

MOTUL Motor Oil - 6100 Series - Group 5 Motorsport - A premier automotive performance store in San Diego

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