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Old 9th October 2006, 18:55   #16
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Any idea how much the bridgestones would make the pocket lighter.
I had bought at around 4200/-/piece last year, it might be slightly higher now cause of shortage.
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Old 9th October 2006, 19:01   #17
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Boom i have tried 195/55/15, 205/55/15! 195/55/15 dont touch at all but i am so sure with 205/50/15 it wont touch either.

The reason why they touch is because they are not the right upsize for the Optra. The right one is 205/50/15

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Boom i have tried 195/55/15, 205/55/15! 195/55/15 dont touch at all but i am so sure with 205/50/15 it wont touch either.

The reason why they touch is because they are not the right upsize for the Optra. The right one is 205/50/15
What are the 15in Alloys Offset at? a major factor often ignored even with a broader tyre you can get away with tyre scraping inside if offset is correct.
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Old 9th October 2006, 20:50   #19
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The offset of the Alloys are surely right since they are company provided and hence stock.

Now the question is Bridgestone Potenza GIIIs at Rs.4600 per peace with no warranty whatsoever against even manufaturing defects or Yokohama AVS Sport at Rs. 3150 per peace with 1 year warranty against manufacturing defects??
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Hey busa why is it you arent getting any warranty on the potenzas. i had recently gone to the bridgestone shop here in bangalore and he said the potenzas carry a 4yr warranty.
he also had quite a big stock of all sizes in the potenza range.
im not sure about the 205/50-15 size but the 195/60-14 costs Rs.3300 per tyre. i doubt that the 205 will be 2.5k more maybe a few hundred more thats all.
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Old 9th October 2006, 21:18   #21
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All dealers are tellin me that Bridgestone has stopped production of 205/50/15

Also i will be calling the company up tomorrow to find out.

I would like to know whats the difference between Yokohama AVS Sport and ES100?? Which one is better of the two since i am getting both of them for the same price.
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Can anyone tell me which is better.
1. Yokohama AVS Sport
2. Yokohama ES100

On the other thread the Best set of tyres i read that bridgestone tend to delvelop buldges?? Since i am buying from grey market i wont get replacement from GIIIs, i had a buldge with my Ventura. Was replaced under warranty here.
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Hi,

Get the ES100.

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Thanx Viper. What are the difference between them since they cost the same(ES100 and Sport)
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I have the original spec Optra tyres (read 185/65R14 Goodyear Eagle NCT 5) on my Baleno. They have seen some spirited driving and are still going strong at 22.5k kms,..seem ready to do another 15-20k kms if not less.. The ride is pretty soft and road noise pretty non existent..if you discount some really rough patches..Grip seems good too..have taken quite a few corners at 130+ kmph

All in all, I am happy with the NCT5s... and they come as OEMs on a variety of vehicles..including mercs and rolls royce..
I suggest that you go for them in the 195/55R15 size..the ride comfort will be pretty good and they will last long too..
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I dont want to go in for 195/55/15 since i have tried them. 205s are a bare minimum required for the Optra atleast for me. My dealer is also suggesting Falken 512. Tread pattern looks promising dont know much about the tyre though.
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Hi, I have an Optra 1.6 and I was using the company provided tyres - Goodyear NCT 5. My car's run 25,000 KMS and two of the tyres are completely bald. Any idea what caused this?

I'm now looking to change over to something better than the Goodyear 185/60/15 to a Yokohoma ES100 / AVS Sport . Can someone advise which of these is better? and what is the maximum size I can go for? I'm not looking for very low profiles, but looking for a good ride with new alloys.
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I guess maybe its your driving.. I have done 22500 kms in my NCT5s (same size..185/65R14) in my Baleno..and while you can argue that they lug a lower kerb weight compared to the Optra..they seem to be ready for another 20k kms at least... (On the other hand.. they have seen more wheelspins than they would in the Optra 1.6 )
If you want a tyre that lasts forever..try the Bridgestones S series...they go on and on.. of course the ride wont be as supple and noise free as Goodyears and I am not planning to buy the bridgestones anytime soon..used them in the past and did not like them a wee bit apart from the mileage they are capable of...
BTW.. did you rotate/align/balace your tyres every 5000kms?? ( I do that religiously and the result is no wobble and long lasting tyres)
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I suggest you can try the 195/55R15 size that comes with the Chevy SRV now...

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The SRV comes with 195/60/15 Eagle NCT5, but the ideal upsize for the Optra will be 195/55/15
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Busa - looking at the way you drive , get 205 Eagle F1's - they should offer good grip while you take some crazy U turns near the BPL gallery in sector 17 in Vashi .

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