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Old 18th October 2006, 14:28   #31
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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?
Are they your rear tyres by any chance? My dad's car has a similar issue at 30,000kms. The rear two tyres are balding while the front two are perfect. The car's currently gone to National Garage for repairs and servicing.


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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.
Is your car under warranty still? The maximum GM allows you to fit on Optra is 205/55R15. You could also try 205/50R15, which will give a harder ride, but the tyres won't touch the body when the steering is fully locked.
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Old 18th October 2006, 21:31   #32
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205/50/15 dont touch the inside wall on full lock but the ride becomes a bit harsh..
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Old 18th October 2006, 21:37   #33
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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 .
Hey NC?? When did you see me? I guess it was yesterday afternoon.The car is already on 205s! Goodyear F1s GSD3s are not available in the size i want.
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Old 18th October 2006, 21:39   #34
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I've got the GIII on my lancer, and they are simply superb..! Good Handling, Stability and Grip.
Had gone today to get my lancer balanced and Aligned at Tyre Plaza, Delhi..and Confirmed with him that GIII is still in the market. Did you manage to get in touch with Bridgestone..!
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Old 18th October 2006, 21:40   #35
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I did get in touch with bridgestone, they dont make 205/50/15 in India, though they import them from Japan and hence term it as grey market stuff and dont offer warranty.
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Hey Busa,
The potenza G-III's are all imported. none of them are made here. You will see made in japan on all the tyres. But they are still offered with a 4yr warranty here.
The only tires that are made in india are the turanza ER-60 which have a clear marking on them.

The potenzas will continue to be imported till the government passes the rule on ISI certification for the tyres. Once that happens they will be locally made.

If you want i can try finding out details here in bangalore. I know a guy in bridgestone here.
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Then try MRF if you're keen on the lower budget, But not sure they have the size..! Next best would be Apollo Accelare series, Good tyre- Life time warranty-Tubeless
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I already spoke to the Bridgestone India but they dont offer warranty and nor are the tires in stock. Anywayz i have already got the tyres in the size i wanted. Thanks alot for the help anywayz.
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Busa, you can take this as an example. 205/50/15 Potenza RE711. Ignore those rims cause I do have different rims now. See if you can get them in Bombay as this is not available any more in Bangalore...I paid 5800/- for each, May be you can get a better price in Bombay.





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Thank you Rudra Sir,

I already have bought 205/50/15 Dunlop SP9000 for Rs.3900 per peice. Tyres are still running in so cant comment on the grip/handling/stabilty factor. But yes the ride has become quite harsh. I always fill in 30psi air and when i check it again in a day or two it shows 32psi. I realise the air has increased when the ride is pathetic and vibrations filter in. Today i filled in 29psi and the ride was very smooth. About to finish the run in soon and then can comment on other factors of the tires.
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Yes, the company did the tyre rotation / allignment / balancing every 7000 Kms.

The car's off warranty now.

The tyres were originally used in the front and were rotated behind and now they're completely bald !

I've heard the Goodyear's are too soft and wear out quite quickly.

I've also fixed a K&N filter & Xenon's. The K&N seem's to have increased the power a bit and mileage seems to be alright (not much of a difference prob. since my driving style changed). The car roars a bit !! It feels good :o)
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But yes the ride has become quite harsh. I always fill in 30psi air and when i check it again in a day or two it shows 32psi. I realise the air has increased when the ride is pathetic and vibrations filter in. Today i filled in 29psi and the ride was very smooth. About to finish the run in soon and then can comment on other factors of the tires.
U should have got 195/55/R15. About enuf grip for an optra and decent ride.
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U should have got 195/55/R15. About enuf grip for an optra and decent ride.
Have already had 195/55/15, ride is decent but for real high speed stability and better handling, you need wider 205s.
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Thanks guys. Guess what?

I put on 16 Inch PR Mags with 205 / 45 / 16 ..

Having a good time I guess its the only one in Bangalore with 16 inchers ??
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HEY Gautum, Congratulations on your upgrade. How is the ride now and the handling?? Can you please post the pics.

I think your the 2nd 1 iceman_kimi another member has put 16inchers on his silver 1.8 Optra LT long time ago.
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