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Old 16th July 2007, 14:43   #16
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Dude just get Yoko's S drive for tyres. I just changed to these from GSD II's there is a whale of difference in the way the car handles.
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Old 16th July 2007, 17:54   #17
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So RJ you finally did change your tyres, eh!!
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Old 16th July 2007, 18:09   #18
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Oooh yes Ishaan I did. Well during our t-bhp meet on saturday , did speeds of about 180kmph and the car wouldnt stay stable.

Always felt that there was some kinda swaying.

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Old 16th July 2007, 21:30   #19
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@RJ: very nice rims there. Are those 15"? And what are the tyres specs?
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Old 16th July 2007, 21:34   #20
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razor thanks mate ,yup the rims are 15 inchers. Tyres are the S-drive series from Yoko's with specs 205/50/R15 .
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Always felt that there was some kinda swaying.
Heavy crosswinds could be one of the reasons.

205's? You should have stuck to 195's IMO.

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Old 16th July 2007, 22:50   #22
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I know you don't want to go for F1's, but the price of a 195/55/15 F1 GSD3 is 4300.
Michelin Pilot Preceda 2 (the tyres I bought) are not available at that size according to their regional distributor. Interestingly, Michelin Australia lists this size as available. I guess they never made it to India.
If you are willing to stick to 14" rims, PP2 is available in 195/60/14 (size that shuvc is running).

Alloys - depending on design and brand, 20-25k (as per your budget - u can always go higher )
@razor... after a lot of pondering over and discussion with you, I think I should go for R14... taking into account the amount of travel that my car undergoes over the potholed highways of India, it will be prudent to have a better cushion for the rims..

one thing I would like to ask is that I am not the kind of guy who would go for outright grip... I want a tire which will last 35K - 40K Kms and should not drop the FE much as I tend to travel a lot every few months and I ... tire noise is not much of a problem as my car already makes a lot of noise.. lol
so will 195s drop the FE? shall I go for 185/65/R14 instead? I have found that Michelin XM1 is available in that size.. and for the alloys I have quite liked the Apollo Accelere FROST S021...

Razor has told that he had this one in mind for the Black Fiesta which eventually got dumped to make way for Phoenix Project...

waiting for inputs from others...
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Old 17th July 2007, 14:13   #23
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Heavy crosswinds could be one of the reasons.

205's? You should have stuck to 195's IMO.
Rahul like you mentioned that could be one of the reasons. But then some of the curves were real killers. I could feel the car understeer/oversteer (?) at some places.

I eventually stuck to driving at speeds less than 140. Was a little scared.
205's are ok mate. I have used them(acelere's) earlier and they were much better than the GSD II's.

oops blackpearl sorry to have hijacked your thread.
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Old 17th July 2007, 15:09   #24
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Dude just get Yoko's S drive for tyres. I just changed to these from GSD II's there is a whale of difference in the way the car handles.
So to set the context of this statement - you changed over from 195/14 tyres to 205/15 rubber ? And how many kms old were the F1s ? I'm wondering how much of the handling difference can be attributed to the brand of the tyres & how much to the upgrade ?

Please don't get me wrong - I'm not trying to defend the F1s. Just trying to understand whether one would get a similar difference in handling if one switches from old 195/14 F1 GSD2s to brand new 205/15 F1 GSD3s instead of the Yokos.

@Blackpearl - What is your current FE ? For your kind of driving I would suggest 195s , but on 14's to take care of the ride too.
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you changed over from 195/14 tyres to 205/15 rubber ?
Yes I have.
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And how many kms old were the F1s ?
About 6k kms clocked with these tyres. Most of which has been highway driving.
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I'm wondering how much of the handling difference can be attributed to the brand of the tyres & how much to the upgrade ?
Well I commented based on the handling at high speeds.
During the weekend drive to Yelagiri for the t-bhp meet, for the 1st time I pushed the car to speeds of 180 kmph. I normally stick around below 140kmph during my drives.

One thing I vividly noticed was that at above speeds of 150kmph the car wouldnt stay foot on the road. Like we call it bodyroll/understeer/oversteer.

Infact I completely stopped taking the car to speeds above 140kmph.
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Please don't get me wrong
Nopes not at all .

Infact I already did a drive yesterday after getting the new tyres on. Touched a top speed of 180kmph thrice on the NICE corridor expressway and always felt that the car was much easy to handle than with the GSD II's.

I am planning on a drive again this coming weekend and will post up more on my experience.

shuvc one of the members(mega5918) from bangalore is using GSD III's for quite sometime now. PM him and he should be able to give you some reviews on the same.
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@Blackpearl - What is your current FE ? For your kind of driving I would suggest 195s , but on 14's to take care of the ride too.
my current FE is around 11 in city and anything between 10-15 on highways depending upon the mood.. lol

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oops blackpearl sorry to have hijacked your thread.
no probs rjstyle... but one thing I wold like to mention is hat I have travelled quite a lot in my car n the highways and have drove it well above speeds of 160 in my stock 165 tires and never felt any probs... or maybe I am so engrossed at those speeds that I fail to notice anything.. lol
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blackpearl-please check my gallery,it might help you with a design.
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Old 19th July 2007, 00:11   #28
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@designation... a few months back 1100d had sent me these pics.. :-)
you have one of the best looking balenos in business, if not the best.. lol
Thanks for the pics...
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BlackPearl,

My suggestion is - choose a good store which sells Lenso and/or League for a good rate per piece. Someone mentioned about a place called Shiva Tires on New BEL Road

Check the alloy design and the finish from the site and note down the model/serial number. They usually get it in a day or so I hear.

LEAGUE Alloy Co., Ltd
LENSO WHEEL CO., LTD.
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Old 19th July 2007, 02:13   #30
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@IronWolf - he's from Calcutta
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