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Old 23rd January 2006, 19:30   #16
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Godfather, aditya is running an almost stock Esteem. Anything more that 185 will slow him down!!!

I personally would prefer Yokos over Federal anyday. Cheaper too, from the rates Godfather has given.
Yeah i know but he is also not into driving like us right... he wants the right sound from the car / neon lights and what else fat rubber for the car to make it look good.. not move fast..
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Old 23rd January 2006, 19:31   #17
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Yes, it is an old complainof the Goodyear, the Falken's that they wear very fast. It is mostly due to the soft compund tires.
Whereas TOYO, Michelin' and the Pirelli are quite sturdy.

The Yokohoma AES tires are very good with good grip VFM and low noise....
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Old 23rd January 2006, 23:17   #18
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Guys could this be the case with all Eagle F1's? Or is it just with the D3's??

And do softer compound tyres provide more confort than the harder ones??
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Old 23rd January 2006, 23:24   #19
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Guys could this be the case with all Eagle F1's? Or is it just with the D3's??

And do softer compound tyres provide more confort than the harder ones??
Yes more comfort and more grip...hence more tire wear...
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Old 23rd January 2006, 23:40   #20
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Hey GTO,

9k and a drop in grip levels..... im pretty suprised!
I was expecting more like 15k as you mentioned...
ESPECIALLY since your car seems to be doing more than 50% of its travelling at rush hour in the city right?

You didnt mention the tread depth, how is that?
It makes sense that theres a drop in grip levels if the tread is almost gone, but if it is not, that is very strange.

On another note, i was just thinking about this, my MXFs have lasted 49k kms!! They are pretty burnt out now but i can safely say they were great for 35k. (Obviously not in the same league at the D3s, but just a small step below).

Rtech, how is the treadwear/grip on your D2s doing in comparison?

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Old 24th January 2006, 03:44   #21
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Hmm....never heard of tires losing grip after 5000 miles. Usually grip improves in a regular tire after wear because of the self 'shaving' effect.

There is also a phenomenon of scrubbing new tires (heat cycling) to get better life and grip but that usually applies to slicks and R-compounds. Maybe it had an effect here.
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Old 24th January 2006, 08:50   #22
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Just a thought, your suspension might have now bedded in and the bushes now have more compliance
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Old 24th January 2006, 10:10   #23
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Rtech, how is the treadwear/grip on your D2s doing in comparison?
treadwear and loss of grip is negligible so far. 22,xxx km's done. However, they have become much noisier than before.

When was the last time you rotated the tyres GTO?
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Old 24th January 2006, 16:07   #24
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Guys could this be the case with all Eagle F1's? Or is it just with the D3's??
Karthiks - Only the D3s. My Lancers 1st gen Eagle F1s lasted more than 30,000 kms.

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ESPECIALLY since your car seems to be doing more than 50% of its travelling at rush hour in the city right?
Yup. More like 70%

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It makes sense that theres a drop in grip levels if the tread is almost gone, but if it is not, that is very strange.
Tread depth is okay and far from blading. Buttttttttttttttttt the rubber is considerably harder than before. MUCH harder.

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Just a thought, your suspension might have now bedded in and the bushes now have more compliance
Absolutely but not for such a significant difference. You have to drive her to know what I am talking about.

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When was the last time you rotated the tyres GTO?
About the 5,000 km mark.

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They are pretty burnt out now but i can safely say they were great for 35k. (Obviously not in the same league at the D3s, but just a small step below).
Exactly my point. I have owned most brands of tyres and they have always given me a good life span. Not necessarily were the grip levels even close to the "new" D3s but they were very close. Atleast they offered me 90% of the D3s grip levels for 400% of the life and at 50% of the cost.

BTW I called an Octavia friend of mine with D3s. Same problem. His tyres gave up at 11,000 kms.

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Old 24th January 2006, 17:16   #25
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Wow, this is shocking. My GIIIs have done close to 8K kms now and have held on really well. There's no, drop in traction or increase in tyre noise.

Do you think the Indian conditions could have caused this? Coz this tyre has some 12 patents to it.

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We have used Potenza GIII, in our lancer and it lasted around 45k, Although it was not worn out completly BUT we changed it with GIII again. Grip level and Noice was same throughout the life of the tyre. They are good tyres. We also has a very good experience of Bridgestone tyres in our qualis.

My father owns C220 (Face Lifted). Its running on stock Good Year tyres. ODO is around 28000 kms. The condition of the tyre is good as of now, but we thinking to change it within next 10k kms.

GTO, can you please suggest which one to go for, or if you planning to change tyres in your C220, let us know which one you going for.

Mostly we are using Merc for highway runs, and average speed we travel when on highways would be around 100 to 140 for more than 50% of the run.

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Maybe there was a defective batch of GS-D3s. I still can't understand how a tyre can become hard and lose grip drastically in JUST 9500kms!!!
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Hi, my Swift is on Goodyear F1 GS-D2's done 11.5k, don't see any wear on the tires and grip etc is still the same, surprised on the wear of the D3's....
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GTO, exhange the tyres now.
They have enough tread to look as if used lightly. U'll like the deal.
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Old 2nd March 2006, 13:53   #30
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GTO,
I think the grip loss is because u r mostly driving on concrete roads and thats the problem as compared to asphalt road (this I am taking a guess).. If u read on tirerack too the GSD3 have problems with dry traction as compared to Michellin and is clearly mentioned there... All Eagle F1's even the first generation used to become hard after a while.. Dont know the reason for that...

Now the good news... All GSD3's come with unconditional Warranty so u can change the tyres by giving the complaint and might get a fresh set...
Try your luck buddy!!!
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