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Old 5th April 2007, 23:02   #31
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Like iraghava said, try the michelins, i have them on my car (Esteem) as well as on my friend's VTEC. I have the energy XM1, my friend has the Pilot Precedas, 195/60/14 & boy do they handle. we tested those tyres to their limits (well, almost) & they handle like a dream. I dont have any experience about bridgestones & yokos, so i cannot comment on them.
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even at 80-120 I do love hitting the curves hard, breaking a little early and accelerating as I'm just past the apex.
Which Bangalore do you live in?

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The bangalore just outside bengalooooru, i guess.
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lol! yep the Bangalore outside Bengaluru
Well, this is more on the highways - nothing corners like my P180 Classic inside Blore.
BTW, now that I've started researching tyres on tbhp and the web, I'm wayy more confused than I started out being (the inevitable outcome of info overload, I guess)

* If I go for stock rims, how do I get 14"ers. Honda OEM would probably be nearly as much as alloys!
* People write about fuel efficiency - how much of a drop is it practically ?
* Tyre Noise - are V-treads in general noisier ? As compared to my 6 year old hard mrfs ?
* What are the practical diffs bet the 13"/14"ers - handling - to what extent ? If moving from stock to 185/195 makes a 30% diff, and 13->14 makes an additional 10%...the car was pretty good with the OE tyres itself early on - except for a little twitchiness under hard braking.
* Why does everyone not recommend Auras ??
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BTW, now that I've started researching tyres on tbhp and the web, I'm wayy more confused than I started out being (the inevitable outcome of info overload, I guess)
Wait till you get to the ICE section!!

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* People write about fuel efficiency - how much of a drop is it practically ?
negligible, another reason people feel that fuel eff has fallen because the odo has not been adjusted from the 13 inch wheels to your 14/15 inch wheels.

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* Why does everyone not recommend Auras ??
They are probably good, but the others are better, and much better patterns too.

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Old 6th April 2007, 14:56   #36
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yeah, I just started reading the "Car Audio advice...." thread and lost my way pretty quickly Will probably just go to someone who knows his job, and surrender. Not too much into boom-boom tho I like my music, and probably don't want to spend too much either so will not give in to my ear too much!

I did see that the Auras have limited choice, but the bit about being able to replace just one is pretty attractive.
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I did see that the Auras have limited choice, but the bit about being able to replace just one is pretty attractive.
A single piece of HR and BSA is probbaly as simple to source, like i mentioned earlier, the dealers push this point into you so that they can make a higher margin.

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A single piece of HR and BSA is probbaly as simple to source, like i mentioned earlier, the dealers push this point into you so that they can make a higher margin.

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Hi,

I would tend to disagree again. I am looking for a Alloy wheel as my spare for my Honda Vtec since the past 3 months. Have asked almost all dealers for the same. They same 1 pc is not possible as they need to break a set.

It is however possible with the Indian companies and is not marketing talk.

If you can get me the same 5th rim for my car nothing like it.

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Viper, what make are your wheels, mail me a picture. Maybe i could check with someone.

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Old 7th April 2007, 19:56   #40
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Started the audio search today. It does seem that the budget will have to stretch to 18 - a Pioneer HU 4950/5950 (8-10k?) , hertz/jbl front components (5.5-8k), hertz/jbl rears (3.7-5k).

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* ok to "cut a metal part" for ovals ? Does that impact structural integrity ? Am not that much of an audio enthusiast - the car's drive counts for wayyyy more.
* Why are components better than regular speakers up front. I mean yeah, they probably are, but why ?
* Why's a 'wooden' board needed as a replacement for the original parcel shelf ?
* Why's nothing ever inside of my planned budget (15k) ! ? Ok u don't really have to answer this.
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* ok to "cut a metal part" for ovals ? Use spacers. Do not cut

* Why are components better than regular speakers up front. I mean yeah, they probably are, but why ? Yeah, they are.
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Tyres update:
Am inclined to go with the Yokohama AVS ES-100s.
Has anyone used Roadstone/Federal/JK 195/60 R14s ?
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* ok to "cut a metal part" for ovals ? Use spacers. Do not cut

* Why are components better than regular speakers up front. I mean yeah, they probably are, but why ? Yeah, they are.
Its simple the crossover units in the Component speaker set distrubutes the appropriate frequency width to tweeter/midrange/woofer unlike speakers that are forced to play what they are fed with.

Its like making me sing a Mark Knopfler number. you can imagine the rest !
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Am inclined to go with the Yokohama AVS ES-100s.
Has anyone used Roadstone/Federal/JK 195/60 R14s ?
Its one of the safest bet ! go for it . If you want outright grip GIII's are waiting for you.
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Thanks max - one dealer said the Precadas are much better - but nearly 4k/tyre!

BTW, just when you make up you mind, possibility does a dance. Here's one:

Honda Accord 2003 end, 2.3ltr i-vtech, brand new 16" alloys and tubeless tires, Company fitted Clarion system worth Rs.40000/-, fancy registration number, done 70000kms, 70ltr Gas tank fitted giving a mileage of 11kmpl(which costs 22 kmpl apx in Petrol)
Expecting 7.5lakhs.
Reason: Buying Honda CR-V / Ford Endeavor


Now I'm 99.5% sure I cannot afford to run (kmpl, insurance, dents etc) the car, and not even sure its a good deal given
a) gas for a 2.3 monster??
b) 70k kms done - suspension job etc looming up ?

But the heart is never made up (the mind pretty much is), and what else is tbhp for ?
Comments please - as alternatives (I know theres no comparison) to the City restore.

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