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Old 11th October 2007, 14:01   #16
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IMHO there should be a difference in Handling. May be u haven't tested them yet.
exactly. i was thinking of getting s-drives for my getz but after reading this im confused? i thought s-drives were performance oriented tyres.
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Old 11th October 2007, 14:07   #17
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Dude's give him some time to drive around. What kinda handling miracle are you all expecting within the City limits .

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Old 11th October 2007, 15:09   #18
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Bhishma did you get suspension checked ? Its a matter of concern if you dint as yet. Please do when time permits.

I suggest that you get the suspension hardened a tad little since the ride aint that hard with the 50 profiles.

Remove those rims from there if you are still driving around with them .
Congratulations once again.
Thanks Riju,

Yes I sent the car to Hariprasad Automobiles who checked the suspension.
Suspension was fine. He raised the back of the car by an inch and its fine now.

Rims have been removed now.
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GD, Nice choice and excellent pics...Its amazing that a good Alloy plus some fine rubber changes the entire look of the car...
Now you will enjoy the cornering in your car in the highways...it will be a dream...

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Nice choice of rims and tyres greatdrive......congrats.
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Old 11th October 2007, 22:46   #21
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GD, Nice choice and excellent pics...Its amazing that a good Alloy plus some fine rubber changes the entire look of the car...
Now you will enjoy the cornering in your car in the highways...it will be a dream...

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Thanks Abhi,
Yes, I am waiting for my next highway drive. Was busy for last few weeks, Should be free by this weekend. Will try to feel the difference.

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Fantastic choice GD! Those alloys are to die for & believe me the only better brand then these you can find (quality wise & even that marginally better) is BBS! So enjoy your new purchase & let me congratulate you on your excellent choice of rims & tyres!

Now if only God would let me win that elusive lottery so I too can fit some nice OZ's on my car!!
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have a question to all Petra owners here , is the suspension too soft with the Petra's in comparo to the other cars ?

I found the Petra to have a much softer suspension than my baleno .
No RJ, Petra is having a much harder suspension compared to Baleno. Baleno having softer suspension gives a plusher solw speed ride.
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@greatdrive:
Awesome wheels & tyres, man - your car looks great!

Am getting the S.Drives myself this weekend
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Old 13th October 2007, 09:24   #25
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Took the car out for a short drive on Ring road to Airport Road.
Previously with old tyres, I used to feel lots of body roll on sharp curves.
Body roll have almost decreased to zero on the same speeds.
With this, overtaking is more fun now.
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Dayyyum GreatDrive. Your Petra looks HOT! Definitely the best Petra I have seen to date. Excellent choice with the alloys.
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That looks good buddy.

Any way how much did the OZ wheels cost?
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Dayyyum GreatDrive. Your Petra looks HOT! Definitely the best Petra I have seen to date. Excellent choice with the alloys.
GTO, Thats the best compliments My car have got from someoone. Thanks.

@flying Bong, I believe that you also bought same tyres, Can you please post some pics of your buy. And Rs 4600 per tyres sounds reasonable.

@Shailu, OZ racing are Italian brand and have to be imported by dealers/Shops. You get the OZ racing (Design Gemini, PCD -98, 15 inches wideth-6.5J) for 40K + shipping (for 4 wheels).

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congrats m8, those tyres look sweet . was contemplatng wider tyres on my car but was afraid of the steering getting hard
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Just an update and a Question to Bhpian,

Is this possible to gain fuel efficiency with tyres changes when new tyres are wider than stock tyres. I changed from stock 175/65/r14 to 205/50/R15, I have noticed atleast 1km more distance covered in 1 litre of petrol. The new tyres are Yoko Sdrive.

Previously I used to get 10kmpl in Bangalore city but now I am getting 11+kmpl in the same conditions. I did not post it earlier because I wanted to be sure, so checked it for 4-5 tankups. I am sure that Circumfrence is almost same for my stock and new tyres and there is not much of odo error( 0.02%).

Is my observation right, Anyone else felt this difference with S drives?
I have yet to check the Highway milage with new tyres. will update soon.

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