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Old 19th February 2007, 15:13   #16
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too many problem's elfie. Even i have heard of many stories with tyre bulges and sidewall cuts.

Guess you have a lucky set of goodyears.
I'm not talking about the Goodyear F1s. It's the Venturas I put my money on.

As for being lucky with my tyres, I'm currently on my third set of Venturas - had them on two other cars as well. That's fifteen tyres, & not one of them bad.
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We recently had one RS fitted with GIII's (fellow member only) and the first complaint he had was excessive noise compared to the stock Turanza's.
they are more noisy but the grip is better. i dont know how they compare to turanzas though. thats something youll be able to tell us.
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Old 19th February 2007, 16:56   #18
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Just getting confused more and more by the minute. Checked up this survey on tire rack and apparently the Bridgestone Turanzas ER30 have performed way better than the Michelins and Goodyears.

Spoke to a dealer here and he is asking me to go for Goodyear NCT5 while I am leaning towards the Turanzas now. Anyone tell me how the Turanzas fare ?
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I'm not talking about the Goodyear F1s. It's the Venturas I put my money on.

As for being lucky with my tyres, I'm currently on my third set of Venturas - had them on two other cars as well. That's fifteen tyres, & not one of them bad.
Elf...u are right....these tyres dont too much probs n has sidewall protection to avoid the buldges....

Even one of my friend has Venturas on zen.....It hasn't given any probs n has done 35K kms....

But i would never recommend any other tyre from Goodyear too many problems

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Old 19th February 2007, 19:33   #20
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Contact my friend Lucky of Pal Tyres (98200 76954). He's located in Vashi & at Lamington Road. Me, Sam, Sam's girlfriend, Revvhead, Revvhed & mostly everybody
Count me in too. He is the one at Vashi in the shop Punjab Tyre Sole. Had bought Venturas before and now bought Dunlop SP9000.

Why dont you look at Dunlops NC?
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Old 19th February 2007, 19:40   #21
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I think NC wasnt too happy with the dunlops that came with the vRS.

N_C go for the bridgestones. they are reliable tyres. You wont be disappointed.

They will cost lesser than the michelins and they last longer as well.
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Old 20th February 2007, 00:24   #22
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UPDATE

The Venturas are not available in 205/5 R16. The Bridgestone Turanza ER30 are about 6000 / tyre , which is way over my budget. Now my dealer called me up and has offered me 215/55 R16 Goodyear NCT5 for 4400 / tyre. I could negotiate on this rate and get it down a bit too.

The only thing holding me back is the performance of my current set of NCT5's.

Now what ? Confused more now.
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Old 20th February 2007, 00:28   #23
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ps- I would prefer to go with the OE size - 205/55 R16 only.
I would seriously advice you look at 215/55 R16. Two close friends are running this size (one is also a member by the nick Da Motorhead) and they are very happy since the ride gets a little better & you have drastically reduced chances of sidewall bulges & cuts.

Incidentally both upgraded after 2 or 3 stock tyres on each car either had a sidewall cut or bulge.

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Can't figure out why everyone's against the Goodyears...
Personal experience Elfie had a horrid experience with them on my car. But can't say about the Ventura's, only used the Eagle F1 GS D2's.

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they are more noisy but the grip is better. i dont know how they compare to turanzas though. thats something youll be able to tell us.
Well let me quote N_C himself on this noise issue:

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My requirements - Silent , Reliable , Grippy and Cheap (not in this order )
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i have goodyear eagle venturas on my baleno and have no problems at all...cars done 14000 kms though.


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Either wait for the Yokos or get them shipped from bangalore through someone.
I suggested the same. I guess U're very patriotic to Mumbai!!
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So NC, how about updating this thread with what tyres you finally chose, and how they perform.
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Old 22nd February 2007, 18:36   #27
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He's chosen Bridgestone Turanza's & he's currently running-them in & testing them. Probably we'll have a report soon!
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OT - How does one run-in tyres ? Is there a thread where this can be discussed ?
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OT - How does one run-in tyres ? Is there a thread where this can be discussed ?
Well simply by not pushing the car too much for the first 500-1000kms. This is because when the tyres are made in dies there is a release agent applied on to the inside of the die to make sure that the rubber does not stick to the die & pops out easily. Now what this coating does is give the tyres a shine, which new tyres have.

What is also does is reduce the grip the tyre can achieve on to the road surface. So the tyre should be allowed to run a while so the coating gets scrubbed off & the tyre can achieve the best possible grip.
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Congrats N_C, that's a good choice. What size did you go for?

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