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Old 23rd February 2007, 13:31   #31
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... So the tyre should be allowed to run a while so the coating gets scrubbed off & the tyre can achieve the best possible grip. ...
Essentially, powerslides & smoky burnouts!

LOL! Just kidding. What iraghava said is correct. Drive safe.
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So NC now has a secretary to write his posts eh!!
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So the tyre should be allowed to run a while so the coating gets scrubbed off & the tyre can achieve the best possible grip.
A few screeching stops should fix that, i guess.
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So NC now has a secretary to write his posts eh!!
That's one helluva unpulchritudinous secretary! The pug employs the pig!

Just kidding guys. Couldn't resist.
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Well simply by not pushing the car too much for the first 500-1000kms.
Sigh .. I did a 400km highway trip with speeds all the way up to 180 within a week of switching to the F1's (after approx 100kms run-in) ..

NC will surely have a tough time resisting pushing the RS for 500-1000kms.
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1000km's is a bit excessive! The tyres are fine after about 150km's on them or even less on our lovely roads!
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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.
Have had very bad experiance with Goodyear NCT 3's on my Octavia, finally after a lot of hassle got the company to replace them with NCT 5's. Though they still charged me 50% value The OE tyres were totally unuseable within 10k to 12k kms, with very uneven wear on all 4 wheels more on the front though. The suspension was checked twice over & was absolutely fine....
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@ Normally_Crazy - Sorry to hijack your thread but didn't want to start a new one.

Need to change my tyres as I'm going for a few performance mods on my car.
Car: Octavia 1.8TPi Rider
Stock: 195/65R15s
Current: 225/50R16s(Falkens)
Ride is NOT an issue, I just want good handling and retardation.
So tire gurus, what options do I have? Am open to all suggestions except changing the alloys.
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@ shuvd - all depends on the speed you will be driving.

i hope you know about the speed ratings: (x by 1.6 to convert to kph)
Q = 99 mph
S = 112 mph
T = 118 mph
U = 124 mph
H = 130 mph
V = 149 mph
W = 168 mph
Y = 186 mph

i am not a tyre guru by any means - but still - i will suggest:
PP2, Yoko S-drives. what about GY gsd 2 / gsd 3? what about BS potenza GIII?

check out the links:
Welcome to Goodyear India

Bridgestone India Private Limited

Michelin India - Home
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Thanks for raking this thread up.

I now have the Bridgestone Turanzas ER30 for about 20000 kms and it's been a treat running on them.

Absolutely NO COMPLAINTS. No punctures, silent and good grip for those antic filled times. What else could I ask for ?
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But, @nc, I recall reading in another thread that your normal speeds are arond 80-100kph

@shuvd almost idles at 100 ! He needs 200kmph+ performance tyres.

I would still say, Advan Neova/Pilot Sport
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my suggestion is to stick with the size you have now get yourself either yokohama - advan neovas or advan sport.
michelin - pp2 or pilot sport.


planet_rocker - no goodyears please. look around google for their reviews and youll see what im talking about.
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@ akshay - both shuvc & 1100D have gsd2 in their cars (baleno & ikon) and i havent seen them complaining - but yes - most of the other users have complained about the F1s (both gsd 2 & gsd 3).

AFAIK - Neovas are not available in India but other ADVANs are available if i am not wrong. perhaps the options should include Yoko S-drives, PP2, PSport, GIII.

@ shuvd - check with minku - is he stocks Yoko S drives. or may be iraghava / bangy boys can help you out by sourcing S drives (taking into consideration - the shipping cost involved)
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Yokohama S drives dont come in 225/50-16.

Other Yoko options in 225/50-16
AVS dB
dB ES501
Neovas
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@ kpzen - Among these three, which ones are best for high speed performance and handling? Any idea of prices?
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