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Old 8th January 2008, 00:25   #61
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Are you sure these are yokos...look like Maxxis MA-Z1 to me!!
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Old 8th January 2008, 01:49   #62
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its a shame the moron driver managed to walk away with just a broken nose. the world could do with one less maniac on the streets. hope he learned his lesson (i think not)
are the people in the innova ok? thats more important.
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Old 8th January 2008, 02:19   #63
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Here's a pic i took from the newspaper. Unfortunately i did not have the camera when i saw both the vehicles at the traffic yard.

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Are you sure these are yokos...look like Maxxis MA-Z1 to me!!
Sigh.

Here is a picture of the AVS Sport:


And here is one of the Maxxis:


Please determine for yourself which matches the tyre in the newspaper picture above the closest.
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Old 8th January 2008, 02:45   #64
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Phew! That's one lucky man. Anyone who does that kind of driving in Tvm should get more than just a reality check. Too bad we don't have the penalty point system for errant drivers as in most western countries. Yes, we are SUPPOSED to have endorsement on them, but realistically how many people ever get them?

No point in having car with even 5 star NCAP ratings...when the average driver is not even fit to drive!
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The problem is, a place like Tvm has no other entertainment. Kowdiar Road is a posh area, has a CCD (the only hang-out in town) alongside it and I would think the entire town is feasting there. So, all these wannabe elements are at CCD from 9-9 and as long as CCD remains the hottest joint in town, the boys are gonna keep comin back and showing us how to crash.

Considering Tvm's rate of growth in the "hangout" area, it will be another 5-6 years before we people have another CCD or a subway in another part of town. So, expect more of these crashes...
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Old 8th January 2008, 09:33   #66
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Here is a clearer picture of the accident site:



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Old 8th January 2008, 10:10   #67
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The tyre is Yoko AVS sport. It cant be a tyre fault causing this accident as i have driven a Swift to its limit with those tyres and they were fantastic in terms of handling..

BTW i feel this car won't be made a total loss at least from that pic.
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Old 8th January 2008, 12:31   #68
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As i heard, the guy has more than just nose injury. And loss of tyre traction was not the reason for the car to run over the divider.
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Old 8th January 2008, 13:43   #69
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BTW i feel this car won't be made a total loss at least from that pic.
You should see the rear driver side too. Its almost the same as the front left.
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Thats the same pic that was posted in the newspaper!

I bet the engine slump would have taken a neat hit when it jumped the divider.

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redfire's signature! Very apt here

" Most automobile problems are caused by the nut that connects the steering to the saddle"

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Is it 60kmph or 80kmph...? I'm not sure.
It is 60kmph.

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Well i'm not here for an argument. And i'm not saying that Suzuki is bad or Maruti is bad or EPS is bad. I'm just saying that i've heard of many cases where the swift turned much more than the driver wanted it to turn and it ended up in an accident. And when i drove the swift i too felt that its too light. Probably you will have a great probablity to loose control in any of your "instict" moves. Which happen quite often in our kind of traffic.
Its not about argument. As Nitin has mentioned it takes time a person to get used to the feel of any car. EPS on stock tyres feels light. Try it with 205 width tyres and you will know the difference.

I would recommend more people start coming to the track days that are held. That is the best way to get to kow of your vehicles limits in an controlled environment.

It is amazing to see that the fellow walked out of this with relatively little injuries. He is one lucky b*****d for sure.

Anybody know what caused the vehicle to jump over the median?
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EPS on stock tyres feels light. Try it with 205 width tyres and you will know the difference.
So why put those stock tyres there in the first place? Or better still, why not discontinue the EPS on lower end variants that have those stock tyres?

Sometimes I think that in our effort to "protect" our brands, we lose the bigger picture.

If EPS is there on a car, why should someone need to upgrade their tyres for it to be "effective"?
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I would recommend more people start coming to the track days that are held. That is the best way to get to kow of your vehicles limits in an controlled environment.
Here we go again........

Why would that be needed for normal, sane, day to day driving? Is it to test how far the stock car can go before you lose control - and then try to keep it marginally under on the public roads?

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It is amazing to see that the fellow walked out of this with relatively little injuries. He is one lucky b*****d for sure.
Is he an Australian ?
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The tyre is Yoko AVS sport. It cant be a tyre fault causing this accident as i have driven a Swift to its limit with those tyres and they were fantastic in terms of handling..

BTW i feel this car won't be made a total loss at least from that pic.

All the tyres on the car had the wrong rotation!

And the car is a total loss. the car finally had only one wheel attached to the chassis! I saw the car, there is not a single body part without a dent and more over, the whole chassis is bent!
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All the tyres on the car had the wrong rotation!
The left two tyres are in correct direction as per the pic..
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