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Old 9th August 2009, 23:48   #16
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Oh CRAP! Big goof up!

Sorry! I got totally confused with duraplus.

About the Assurance, not much idea. Sorry. I was referring to the duraplus. I got confused between the two patterns!

@WasavaTyres ---- Thanks for waking me up!
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Old 10th August 2009, 11:57   #17
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So WasavaTyres any thoughts from you regarding Assurance from GY?
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Old 10th August 2009, 21:45   #18
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I have found it to be a decent all round performer. Like I said in reply to Nikhil's post,it's a low noise,good mileage and quite a comfortable tyre to ride on. And I don't have specific test results or anything but it's excellent in terms of grip and cornering too. The sidewall is supposed to be made with kevlar for additional strength,and it has this conical 'thing' what Goodyear calls "waffle blades" build into the tread sipes. I do have a cross-section of the tyre,shall post pics showing "waffles" tomorrow. And with Goodyear's unconditional warranty, it's very good value fr money too. Imagine if you nicked the sidewall on your week old XM1 or S-Drive, you'll get zilch from the company if you went for replacement. At least with this you can have a brand new tyre at no cost
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I installed Goodyear Assurance GT3 just 3 hours back for my Maruti 800. Its specs are 155/80/R12. Its simply miraculous.
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I installed Goodyear Assurance GT3 just 3 hours back for my Maruti 800. Its specs are 155/80/R12. Its simply miraculous.
Assurance GT3??? What the hell is that?? WT, you got any clue on this one?
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It has to be a typo. It's like saying I bought a Honda Indica.
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Old 11th August 2009, 13:25   #22
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Assurance GT3??? What the hell is that?? WT, you got any clue on this one?
Definitely a typo 155/80/R12 is only available in GT3. I think he said it that way 'coz he's Assured himself it's miraculous !!
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I do have a cross-section of the tyre,shall post pics showing "waffles" tomorrow.
We are waiting here, post up
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Today by noon for sure was short staffed and under piles of work yesterday.
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Comments? The tyres bear the name Goodyear GT3 155/80R12, and the dealer said its of Assurance range. Now, just as a person comes with broken bones, I will identify the part and then treat. Similarly, if you are into the world of tyres, you may know better. For me its foremostly important that I procured Goodyear 155/80R12. And yes, life is full of miracles.
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Sorry Doc, but the Assurance and GT3 are two completely different lines of tyres from Goodyear. And FYI, here are the separate pages for the Assurance & GT3 range. The Assurance range starts from 14" onwards.

Assurance

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Old 13th August 2009, 14:35   #27
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The waffle blades featured on Goodyear's Assurance range.
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Reviews sound good from foreign media, wrt handling and breaking esp in wet. Ride should be hard if it has tougher side wall and thread area.

Am getting ideas
True: Read: 2005 Industrial Design Excellence Awards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (not sure if for the Asian spec one tho') and Goodyear Assurance Tire Named 'Product of the Year' in China (this one is the version we have)

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The unconditional warranty works like this,if your tyre has 50% of tread left and is damaged and rendered useless even apart from a manufacturing defect the company shall replace it for free. Beyond 50% tread wear you're charged on a pro-rata basis.
Is this for the Duraplus or Assurance range?

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I have found it to be a decent all round performer. Like I said in reply to Nikhil's post,it's a low noise,good mileage and quite a comfortable tyre to ride on. And I don't have specific test results or anything but it's excellent in terms of grip and cornering too. The sidewall is supposed to be made with kevlar for additional strength
Actually I found a 205/65R15 lighter than the GT3 195/60R15 or Bridgestone 195/60R15. I hope the Kevlar makes the sidewalls stronger too!

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The waffle blades featured on Goodyear's Assurance range.
Excellent pictures Wasava! Interesting to see it minutely. Hope it adds some value to the tyre and not a gimmick.

I am tempted to go for this (205/60R15) tyre for my Fusion as an upgrade over the (now worn out, 48,500+ km 195/60R15 GT3s). The price premium is significant at 67% ! Do you suggest it? Check: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post1496513 (Alloy Wheels and Tyre Upgrades for my Ford Fusion TDCi) and subsequent posts.

Is Assurance available in 195/60R15 too? Any idea roughly what is the price?
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I somehow missed the update, that tread looks interesting. Thanks for posting up, if its not too much could you post a picture which will show the whole thread pattern?

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I somehow missed the update, that tread looks interesting. Thanks for posting up, if its not too much could you post a picture which will show the whole thread pattern?
Interesting for sure.

On the whole the tread looks plain:

See: New Goodyear Assurance with ArmorGrip Technology

Now, drive with Assurance - Star-Motoring

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Malaysian Motorsport / Automotive: GOODYEAR IMPACTS CONSUMERS WITH THE LATEST "ASSURANCE" TYRE RANGE (no the girls don't install the tyre for you )
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