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Old 15th April 2005, 17:49   #46
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what car do u run those rires on?????
Saaaatyaaaa!!! You're one of the old members to know who's driving what.
Rtech has Skoda.
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Saaaatyaaaa!!! You're one of the old members to know who's driving what.
Rtech has Skoda.


ohhhhh, ,
i never knew that a skoda came with steel rims as well.hehe actually i have never seen one.

i know rtech has the skoda ,but still was not sure if its his skoda ,that hes talking abt now..as by looking at his superb bike ,i thought he must be having ultra low profile tires with alloy rims.


hehe rtech,
please forgive me.hope the book deal is still on.
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and what do you say of the car company that sells 1.1L cars with tubeless tires and air bags,while its more powerful 1.6 L car has tubetype tires.

the baleno having a top speed of 175kph has a s-rated tire.which means the tires have as peed limit of 180kph.
Well, I don't really need to say anything about that do I.

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i never knew that a skoda came with steel rims as well.hehe actually i have never seen one.
The base (Ambiante or Rider) models all come with steel wheels as OE. I would say 50% of all Skoda's run with OE steel wheels and OE tubeless tyres so it's strange that you've never seen one!

No low profile rubber for me as it has to haul the family around. 205/60/15 Eagle F1 D2's. Just your average family friendly rubber. Don't confuse me with the P' diddy of Bangy!!

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hope the book deal is still on.
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Don't confuse me with the P' diddy of Bangy!!



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205/60/15 Eagle F1 D2's. Just your average family friendly rubber


if 205 is friendly rubber then what would you say of the 165/60r13 that my car has.
or of the 145/80r12 that it had as OE.

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Book "deal" as you put it is on another thread! And I still have a few left with me.
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hi members having trouble with one of my tubeless tyres there is a fall in my tyre pressure had filled it up to 32psi after 20 days the pressure is at 27psi whereas the other tyres the drop is just by 2psi had got it checked for punctures no punctures where detected whats the cause of this
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It could be that there is a slight leak from around the valve area, or another possibility is a leak from the beading itself. i.e. between the rim and the tyre.

Easy way to check is to take some soapy water and brush it over the entire tyre and check to see where the air is leaking from.
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It could be that there is a slight leak from around the valve area, or another possibility is a leak from the beading itself. i.e. between the rim and the tyre.

Easy way to check is to take some soapy water and brush it over the entire tyre and check to see where the air is leaking from.
hi rtech whats the remedy if any of the above mentioned probs is identified,will i have to go in for a tyre change
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No, you don't need to change your tyre.

If the valve is leaking, you may have to change just that. If your rim is a bit bent (are you running steel or alloys?), you may have a bit more work to do on that.

But, you say the fall in pressure is about 5psi over a period of 20 days? That is not too bad really. Did you check the pressure at the same place? Each gauge reads differently so always best to carry your own gauge by which to take readings from.
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I got the same problem, loss of air over a few days, Traced to a leaky valve. The funny part was that air bubbles wont show. Accidently while taking out the tyre from water the guy twisted the valve slightly and then the leak appeared.
the rubber was damaged, so occasionaly leak used to surface.
Ask the dude to twist the valve left and right and then check for leaks.
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Default Tubeless tyre - punctured sidewall

I got my second puncture in 8500kms. This time there's a small puncture on the sidewall. The repair shop tells me it can't be done with the normal repair kit. They need to put a patch on the inside of the tyre. It's a 185/65 R14 Goodyear Eagle NCT5.

Now, I'm worried about the safety angle. Does this kind of a patch-up job work for these tyres ?
- I'll of course be using it primarily as the spare tyre from now on.

Since I was in the shop - asked around for some prices.
Goodyear Eagle NCT5 185/65 R14 - 4300/-
Michelin Pilot Preceda 195/60 R14 - 6100/-
Bridgestone Potenza GIII 195/60 R14 - 5800/-

Are these prices ok ?
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Wow!!! Rs.5800 for potenza G-III. shuvc i was getting the same size tyres 195/60-14 for Rs.3300 here in bangalore. I really doubt the difference will be that large.

Better look elsewhere pal. I got turanza er-60 195/60-14 for Rs.3425.
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Goodyear Eagle NCT5 185/65 R14 - 4300/-
Bridgestone Potenza GIII 195/60 R14 - 5800/-
Are these prices ok ?
I paid Rs. 3400 a pop for my 195/60 R14 Potenza GIIIs. At that time, the NCT5 (same size) could be had for Rs. 2800 each. Go figure!
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I got my second puncture in 8500kms. This time there's a small puncture on the sidewall. The repair shop tells me it can't be done with the normal repair kit. They need to put a patch on the inside of the tyre. It's a 185/65 R14 Goodyear Eagle NCT5.

Now, I'm worried about the safety angle. Does this kind of a patch-up job work for these tyres ?
- I'll of course be using it primarily as the spare tyre from now on.
Bridgestone India does not recommend the patch method. Here is the appropriate link:

http://www.bridgestone.co.in/tyre/ty...less/patch.asp
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By the way, here is some additional info from the Bridgestone India website that may be of interest in this forum:

http://www.bridgestone.co.in/tyre/tyrecare/index.asp

Click on "Be a safe driver" and you will find the following tips:

1. Never maintain low inflation pressure
(Recommends increasing tyre pressures by 5 psi above the recommended pressures before high speed driving -- "Maintaining low inflation pressure shall lead to hydroplaning, standing wave and tyre rupture due to heat generation").

2. Never use damaged/repaired tyres
(Tyre may burst at any time).

3. Never use worn out tyres.
(Leads to hydroplaning, resulting in skidding and poor braking).

Note in particular that that the first point has been controversial in this forum. And 2. is relevant to this thread.
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