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Old 19th September 2007, 14:18   #16
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Turanza's are great tyres for a nice comfortable ride with a bit of performance thrown in. Potenza's are out and out performers.
Kindly note that the gent who is asking has already indicated he is not giving priority to performance but rather to comfort and economy.
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How are Bridgestone Turanza's ER-60 145/80R12??
The best tyre in that size rest of them will be the OEM tyres like GPS2, ZVTS etc
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Old 19th September 2007, 16:02   #18
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Alright guys, here's the update. I went to a tyre dealer close to my office and got it changed. I got Turanza ER 60 145/80R12.

The car really rides a lot better and comfortable now, though I have done only a few kms test drive for now.

Thanks to all who helped me made a decision, specially Ram the encyclopedia of TBHP .

Ram, a question for you - how did you fit the stepney wheel, need your help on this one...do you have any pictures that you can post?

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I know GIIIs are not available.
But , Manek uses 155/70/R12 GIIIs on his 5speed M800 and he's amazed with the grip ,road noise,etc..
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I know GIIIs are not available.
But , Manek uses 155/70/R12 GIIIs on his 5speed M800 and he's amazed with the grip ,road noise,etc..
road noise? ive had g3s on 2 of my cars and road noise is not one of the plus points of g3s.
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Very smart.
I meant that it had almost no road noise.
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Very smart.
I meant that it had almost no road noise.
and i meant that it has alot of road noise. also probably depends on the car.
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Old 19th September 2007, 19:54   #23
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OK guys, I said I have already made my purchase...lets see how good the Turanzas are
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OK guys, I said I have already made my purchase...lets see how good the Turanzas are
your already finding them good arent you?
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your already finding them good arent you?
Just a few km on a bad patch of road made me realise the difference...I will post my views after a few weeks, let me use them for some more time ... to rule out any 'placebo' effects
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Ergo, 145/80R12 would give superior ride quality and 17 mm more ground clearance than the 165/60R12.

As the 165 mm wide 502.8 tall tire will have both more grip and lower diameter, it will yield poorer fuel economy than the 145 mm wide 536.8 tall tire.

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In case of 145/80 R12 overall OD changes by 5.7% as compared to stock size. Please advise if it is OK.
In case of 145/80 R12 rolling resistance increases as compared to stock size FE will go down in this case, gopz please do share your experience regarding FE.
Switching over to 145/80 R12 will only improve ride comfort and nothing else.
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OK guys, I said I have already made my purchase...lets see how good the Turanzas are

Hey Gopz,
How much did you get the Turanza for.....

Thanks and regards.
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Hey Gopz,
How much did you get the Turanza for.....

Thanks and regards.
Rs.1850 per tyre (incl VAT)

Wheel alignment was free but he charged me for wheel balancing.
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Hi guys,
My Maruti 800 is 4 yrs old and done 26,000 kms .Recently i replaced one tyre as the side wall had cracked.So I have 4 old tyres and 1 new tyre all JK brand.The tyres are all in good shape.Is it necessary that you have to change the tyres once they are 5 yrs old because of the safety aspect? Your views will be very much appreciated.
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Hi guys,
My Maruti 800 is 4 yrs old and done 26,000 kms .Recently i replaced one tyre as the side wall had cracked.So I have 4 old tyres and 1 new tyre all JK brand.The tyres are all in good shape.Is it necessary that you have to change the tyres once they are 5 yrs old because of the safety aspect? Your views will be very much appreciated.
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Yes, it is better to change them once every 4 years is what I learnt.

The rubber becomes hard and probably thats the reason why the sidewall cracked? Or was it due to an accident?
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