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View Poll Results: Rate Bridgestone Turanza [ b/w 1 and 10 --- 1--poor ---> 10 Best]
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Old 16th December 2007, 13:41   #46
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So what are you replacing them with & what sizes?
Dunno maan. Just spent a packet on replacing the Metzelers on my bike with Bridgestone Battleaxes. Cost me as much as 4 car tyres

I must say the Metzelers are rather overrated - I find myself taking sweeping curves at 140 kmph now where the Metz didnt give me the confidence to do 100 earlier!

Hope this Bridgestone experience is better! And meanwhile I will be looking for Michelins for the car.

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Old 16th December 2007, 13:53   #47
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Done 500kms on turanzas ER300 and they are preety good tyres . Noisy on poor roads but extremely quiet on Good tarmac ,good performance ,braking ,grip ,ride quality . Not outstanding but very good touring tyres . the sidewall is soft ,not very good for broken roads .
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Old 16th December 2007, 14:39   #48
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Hope this Bridgestone experience is better! And meanwhile I will be looking for Michelins for the car.
Sizes for your car please, if you remember them that is.
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Sizes for your car please, if you remember them that is.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indiancarpicture-283.html

Its up there so I dont have to remember it all the time. I'm not a tyrewallah like you.
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Old 16th December 2007, 14:49   #50
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I'm not a tyrewallah like you.
Yeah, yeah I know.

Anyways, in your size there is a LOT of choice, so that's the good part!! What are you looking for anyways? Grip/Performance or Ride Comfort??

P.S. Going by the recent re-chipping, I'm guessing Performance is the way to go!
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How do these soft compound performance tyres deal with the ambient temperatures? I mean, after all the stories I have heard of melting dashboard plastics during parking under the sun, it must have a de generative effect on the tyres also. Along with abrasive sand, and high amounts of rear wheel torque.
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Old 16th December 2007, 15:20   #52
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Here :Tire Rack

Did a small search & selection for you.

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How do these soft compound performance tyres deal with the ambient temperatures? I mean, after all the stories I have heard of melting dashboard plastics during parking under the sun, it must have a de generative effect on the tyres also. Along with abrasive sand, and high amounts of rear wheel torque.
They are designed to deal with a lot of heat as the cars that they're designed for are capable to pushing them to the extremes. Apart from them it's important that you remember the shelf life of the tyres that you're using them & replace them accordingly if your usage is low. These dashboards melting that we keep hearing of, what time line are you looking at for them?? IMO tyres should be changed every 5 years as their total shelf life is usually advised to be around 7 years.
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Potenza Adrenalin RE001 is the current choice, will change on Saturday.

My GR80s were of 2005 vintage, though changed early this year - confirmed at the Bridgestone Tyre Centre today. Allegedly that is the reason why they seem to have lost grip completely in summer. Nowadays I fishtail even on regular acceleration - its like skating around, not driving around.
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So did you change the tyres??
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The ER-60's are primarily for smaller cars. They are not for cars like the lancer. The road noise is terribly high and grip levels are better compared to my older RE88's but nowehere close to michelin's or yokos.
A change in my review here. The tyres are really really quiet. It was just that my car's wheel bearings were gone. Once i changed those there is absolutely no tyre noise.
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I am very happy with these tyres after 5000 kms on them. They are definitely superior to the S322 tubeless tyres in braking/handling and have lower tyre noise.
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I am very happy with these tyres after 5000 kms on them. They are definitely superior to the S322 tubeless tyres in braking/handling and have lower tyre noise.
All this because u got the best alloys with the most precise offset and rim width. U also maintain the most accurate tyre pressure possible.
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So did you change the tyres??


Went to Bridgestone (the company's own tyre outlet, not a dealer) on Saturday and after inspection they said there's nothing wrong with the tyre except the age and there is no need to change them

They think the problem is that there is too much power for the tyre. Anyway they have promised to look into the matter - I have given them the invoice for my purchase in January.
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All this because u got the best alloys with the most precise offset and rim width. U also maintain the most accurate tyre pressure possible.
Your post gives the impression that these details are not important. Be assured that they are. I take painstaking care of these. Setting tyre pressures precisely is very important in Santro as is wheel balancing/alignment/tyre rotation, if you want precise handling at high speeds. And yes, I keep tyre pressures *exactly* at 35 psi cold, set early morning. Did pretty good speeds of ~140+ and top speed 155 kmph today. Car tracked precisely and could cut lanes at will.

The S322 tyres were very good till 10000 kms or so. After that the tyres started squealing around corners. I think the Turanzas will do better, will have to wait and see.

And you forgot - I keep stock-size tyres on 5J alloy wheels, great combination for my old Santro. No need to upsize tyres, will only detract from performance. 5J = wider contact patch as compared to 4J stock, good enough.

Finally you forgot again -- my last "mod" is Speed 97. I think the engine is smoother now and performs marginally better. And I believe it is good for the engine in the long run and worth the expenditure, if only because it is probably unadulterated.
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RE-001s are ok, but not that great. Try one of the Pole Position series, they're nicer.
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