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Old 18th May 2007, 18:25   #16
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@ Vid - Thanks buddy, suspension work is due very, very soon!! And they are PP1, PP2 is not yet launched in India.

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Nice tyres the Precedas are, better then then Energy in terms of grip and handling but the ride is not as good and they dont last as long as the XM1's either.
Agreed they are stiffer than the Energy's & not as compliant. About them lasting I think we'll know within a year or so!!

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Nice update irags, you surely are a tyre dealer
Kyon Bhaiya, normal aadmi ko tyre badalnaa allowed nahi hai kya?????

@ LBM - Yes sir that is lined up next!

@ Maggie - No I didn't for a couple of reasons. One being that they are not really easily available here & two because I've never been very impressed with Falken's. They've improved a lot over the years but I still prefer Michelin's or some of the other established companies. But it's purely a personal preference & opinion.
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Old 18th May 2007, 18:33   #17
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Michelins rock! Wernt your previous tyres a 185? If so...good job with the 195. A 195 keeps the Vtec damn agile and yet offers just the right grip levels.
Thanks GTO they indeed rock!! Yes, previously I was running 185/65 R14's (Wrong upsize I know, but it was done because I became a bit paranoid due to the repeated tyre failures in my GSD2 185/60's. So decided to play safe by switching to 185/65)

195's feel great, the grip is stupendous! Will post a detailed review very soon.

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I guess your Vtec has done over a lac kilometers. Second suspension change?
She's currently at 139k+ kms! And it's the first suspension change, we had done a re-torquing of the suspension at 90k when the car had a paintjob done but had not replaced any components then apart from the rubber boots etc. Will post a full list of parts & cost etc. and as many pictures as I can manage.

@ Payam - Thanks buddy!

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Congrats......Don't Have any plan for new car? lol
Thanks! No plans for a new car right now Jay, will have to wait for a bit. No money you see!!!!

@ KP - Thanks boss, will keep you updated!
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Old 18th May 2007, 18:36   #18
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Tyre changer doing what he is best at ..
Look whos talking The guy with the biggest stock of used tyres in Bangalore!!!


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Changing tyres .. Toh , where are the OZ's , Enkei's for Dhanno ??
Didn't have the extra budget for that yaar. Anyways thanks a ton to you & Akshay for doing all the running around, sorry for the trouble too!

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Congrats on the upgrade, Ishan!

Except for quicker than normal wear, these tyres kick @$$!
Thanks Anoop!! And I think I can live with the quicker wear

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With your daily driving I guess you would be nearing two lakh kilometers very shortly,you deserve the best when it comes to tyres and your choice as always perfect.

Looking forward to updates with regards to your suspension job.
Thanks Rahul! Yeah at the current rate she'll approaching 200k very soon! Thanks for all the kind words. Will update this thread on the suspension work soon.

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His dhano has done more than 130K kms n still on stock clutch i guess
Yup, still on the stock clutch! Might have to replace it this time around but not 100% sure as there is still no slipping or judder. Let's see how it goes!

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Congrats Ishan...the new tires look good. Now get the suspension done asap.

Cheers!!!
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Old 18th May 2007, 22:58   #20
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Last i saw ur car, it wasn't running on the stock alloys. But the new tyres have been put on the stock alloys. Whats the story?
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Old 18th May 2007, 23:04   #21
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Last i saw ur car, it wasn't running on the stock alloys. But the new tyres have been put on the stock alloys. Whats the story?
Yes, he has put them on the stock 14" Enkeis.
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Last i saw ur car, it wasn't running on the stock alloys. But the new tyres have been put on the stock alloys. Whats the story?

When did this happen? AFAIK he has always been running on stock VTEC alloys only.
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Damn, I could have sworn i've seen that car running on different alloys. But KP you are probably right. Just saw his profile pics to confirm.
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Great to see this upgrade Ishan. Congrats on the tyre choice you've had me hooked on to Michelins so much that my family members think I am getting some commission from Mich by recommending those tyres!

Seems like the VTEC guys are up on a storm, each one doing his car up right Viper, Ajmat and GTO? Whats with Shan2nu and Wolf with their VTEC's?
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Hey looking good there buddy!

I got my XM1's too on Friday, super stuff (a bit over my budget though).

I wasn't able to call you due to work, will catch up to give you my feel-good review.

Let me know when you plan to go for the suspension work, im arranging for the moolah for my suspension work too.

Thanks again!!
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Hows Dhunno running with the preceda's ?
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Old 20th May 2007, 11:53   #27
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Tyrewala naya tyre laya!!!
Michelins is a good choice but why is it that the availibility is such an issue..
Extra money for OZ ? Ishaan you should have asked Dr. Mallya. He would have given you some frequent flyer bonus..
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Old 20th May 2007, 12:32   #28
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Congrates Ishanbhai for new tyres.. Nice Choice..

Are you getting Konis ?
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Ishaan,

Good job with the tyres there. but why change the tyres before the suspension job ?
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but why change the tyres before the suspension job ?
Because he used his Michelins for 53k kms n made them super slicks...
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