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Old 4th November 2007, 19:29   #31
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I AM MISSING MY INDIGOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!
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Old 4th November 2007, 23:58   #32
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I was in my indigo (LS - diesel , 2004 model) , i alomost touched a whopping speed of 170 km/h ;
Yup, i did around 165kmph on my cousin's Indigo once and this was on a flat road. But you know, at the end of the day you're just believing whatever the speedo says.

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yeh it isnt safe , cosidering my indigo is not having tubless tyres ...
but then too , once in a while its fine ,
It may be worth checking the Speed rating of you tyre. Most of the tubed tyres are rated "R" (=170kph max). You could guess what results your speeding would have produced.

If you like to do these kind of speeds, please upgrade to tyres with better speed rating atleast
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well going "downwards" and with a tail wind I can accelerte at 9.81 m/s and I dont need no car to do that either. :-)
jeezz, this reminds me of a funny a riddle: "a bear falls from a height and after 1 second hits the ground at 10 m/s. what is the color of the bear?? "

no, i am not comparing you with a bear. LOL.

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Do you do that on a regular basis Navin??!!
LOL

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Old 5th November 2007, 11:05   #35
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hi,
was it stable at that speed. my indogo i feel very edgy after 120+ , Does the indigo usually to till this speed.
I have touched around 180 on my baleno. 160+ is really fast.
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It may be worth checking the Speed rating of you tyre. Most of the tubed tyres are rated "R" (=170kph max). You could guess what results your speeding would have produced.
Are you sure? I am not !! because my stock Alto came with T rated tubed tyres which is 190kmph speed rating...I am sure Bigger cars will not come with R rated tyres...

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Are you sure? I am not !! because my stock Alto came with T rated tubed tyres which is 190kmph speed rating...I am sure Bigger cars will not come with R rated tyres...Abhi
I mentioned "Most of the tubed tyres". Among indian brands, JK offers only "R" rated ones. Other than ZVTS (has S rating), MRF tyres also come this "R" rating. Apollo also has a mixed bag of S and T's. Bridgestone has T&H rated tubed tyres.

Doesn't matter, as I was talking about karan's car here and everyone is on their own. If I were doing that speeds, I would have been doing that on a high performance tubeless tyres that can handle atleast 30% more speed.

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I mentioned "Most of the tubed tyres". Among indian brands, JK offers only "R" rated ones. Other than ZVTS (has S rating), MRF tyres also come this "R" rating. Apollo also has a mixed bag of S and T's. Bridgestone has T&H rated tubed tyres.
Again you are wrong, My stock Alto came with JK Ultima XP 145/80 R12 74T (T rated tyre)
Also my friends Alto is 74S MRF ZVTS..

Hence, your claim that JK offers only R rated tyre is not true.

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Everyone, Sorry for being off topic

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Again you are wrong, My stock Alto came with JK Ultima XP 145/80 R12 74T (T rated tyre)
Apologies. I just checked JK Tyres website. JK Ultima XPS series tyres are "T" rated. I am sorry about wrong information.

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Also my friends Alto is 74S MRF ZVTS..
Please refer my previous post- I have mentioned that ZVTS are "S" rated.

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Hence, your claim that JK offers only R rated tyre is not true. Abhi
. But the same time I fail to see how we are adding value to this thread. Intention of my post was only to ensure @karan is doing high speeds ona car which is appropriately tyred.

We could catch up on a TBHP meet when we have all the time to talk about your Alto, its tyres, your friend's altos, their tyre etc over some drinks? Here, let's please stick to the topic.
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Sir.....dunno what to say.....I am amazed.

My Indigo fails to clock above 120...may be I am scared beyond that, 'coz I can hear it rattle.

Drive safe is all I can say!!
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We could catch up on a TBHP meet when we have all the time to talk about your Alto, its tyres, your friend's altos, their tyre etc over some drinks? Here, let's please stick to the topic.
There is nothing to talk about the Altos and its tyres (its a basic car and everyone knows about it)...I was just talking of tyre ratings... well, you started it and I am closing it with the correct facts...

Now coming to topic, in india driving at 170kmph with any tyre is fatal just because our traffic conditions doesnt support that kind of driving...once in a while just for a test, its fine but not always...

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It obviously isnt done on a regular basis , the tyre pressure is also checked like twice a week , and also checked before hitting the EXPRESSWAY , so these were the precautions which are always taken care off ...
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I AM MISSING MY INDIGOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!

This was beacuase the CAR was SOLD like 4 months BACK .... and have got a Swift Ldi in replacement to it , which is smooth and torquey whereas the indigo lacked the torque and it had the grunt within , and the beauty of it was the indigo required a lot of EFFORT to achieve those kinda speeds and that in itself was a challenge , and increased the driving pleasure ... he he
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Well..that DID the trick..once a meter is opened..it looses it accuracy!!

Sorry karan561, but now i'd really doubt the genuine speed of a TATA INDIGO.. no offense..i too own one and definitely know the limitations of the vehicle..maybe a 5% variation is acceptable..

And there is nothing to clean in a Turbocharger!!

i would also like to believe this could be a case of the meter haveing lost its accuracy.
karan561: mabey you should compare this with another car.
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