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Old 6th February 2008, 02:12   #31
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Almost forgot to mention, I just got my hands on some BFGoodrich g-Force Sport tyres. I think 195/60 R14 is among the sizes available.
Yes, that size is available apart from a few others. Quite good VFM too, especially since they're aimed at countering the Yokohama's.
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Brilliant.Though after driving with them,you WIll throw the car into corners and due to which,those tires wont last 40k kms.
Hmmm Ok.Say I still don't through the car around, then?Basically I want to know what's the life of these tires if driven normally.Normally performance oriented tires doesn't have a long life.And if they are say only last for 20 or 30k then I'll have to change them within a year or year and half.But I wish they'll last me at least two years.
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Almost forgot to mention, I just got my hands on some BFGoodrich g-Force Sport tyres. I think 195/60 R14 is among the sizes available.
Your Baleno has 16 wheels or what?
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v1p3r, How is the ride quality and tyre noise with the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport. Is it better off compared to Yoko AVS ES-100's ?
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Yes, they are better than the ES-100s. The ES are now 5 years old, IIRC. Way past their prime. These are direct competition for the S.drives.

Kevin Singh, it's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.
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Good choices. The problem is I do drive a lot of bangy - kerala trips so dont know if the BF will stand up the the beating..... whats the price on these like?

Zeroing in on PP2s....

Hey Akshay, no multiplications and all going on man....just a lil freeing up. I am too old for racing anywayz.
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BFGs are freakin' tough man. I had a couple of those Baja series off-roaders, and honest to goodness, I thought they were for mining dumptrucks. Will update you on the price.
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I think 195/60 R14 BFG's are for around 3400 or so.
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Any idea where I can get them BFG's in Pune?
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From the existing Michelin dealers.
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Yes, they are better than the ES-100s. The ES are now 5 years old, IIRC. Way past their prime. These are direct competition for the S.drives.

Kevin Singh, it's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.
As per sources S.drive is micro silica based tyres one of the best possibe compound. Whereas BFG G-force series is designed with a harder bead filler for better cornering and handling.

I think no direct comparison.
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Even I'm on the verge of buying new tyres of the same size for my Baleno. My existing GoodYear Ducaro GA 195/60R14 has lasted all of 30,000 of hard driving and cornering. Actually they were pretty bald and should have been changed by 28K kms, just didn't have the spare cash then. Now at 31K kms, they are like Racing slick.

I have been very keen on GoodYear Eagle F1 for quite some time now but have recently heard from a number of dealers selling the tyre at Delhi that they are very noisy and have lots of complaints, hence their cheap(er) price- Rs 2900-Rs3100. Is this true? How good are these tyres, really?

Also there is a different design between Eagle F1 GsD2 and Eagle F1 Gs D3. Which one is better?

Any other tyre that are on the cheaper side, can give me comparable grip and maybe last slightly longer than my Ducaros? Apollo Acelere????

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I have been very keen on GoodYear Eagle F1 for quite some time now but have recently heard from a number of dealers selling the tyre at Delhi that they are very noisy and have lots of complaints, hence their cheap(er) price- Rs 2900-Rs3100. Is this true? How good are these tyres, really?

Also there is a different design between Eagle F1 GsD2 and Eagle F1 Gs D3. Which one is better?

Any other tyre that are on the cheaper side, can give me comparable grip and maybe last slightly longer than my Ducaros? Apollo Acelere????
Stay away from Goodyears.

Apollo Aceleres would be the cheapest tyre in 195/60-14 for 3k per tyre.
U will get Yoko ES100 and Michelin Energy XM1 for 3.3k and 3.4k respectively.

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I agree with kpzen stay away from the Goodyears.

If you are on a budget go ahead and pick up the Apollo's. Excellent tyres for those on a budget.

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Also there is a different design between Eagle F1 GsD2 and Eagle F1 Gs D3.
GSD 2's = 14 inchers
GSD 3's = 15 inchers
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I agree with kpzen stay away from the Goodyears.
I used 185/60 R14 GS D2's on my car once. If you search around the tyre forum you'll find my review of them & it was anything but glowing. Please stay away as recommended by KP & RJ.

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GSD 2's = 14 inchers
GSD 3's = 15 inchers
Small correction, GS D3 - 15" & above.
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