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Old 10th June 2008, 19:00   #16
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Car is looking good nikhil.

What is "smoked" tail lamps?
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Old 10th June 2008, 19:05   #17
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"Smoked" tail lamps means blackened out lamps. IT just adds a sporty look to your ride basically with no other techinical gain.
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Old 12th August 2008, 22:54   #18
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"Smoked" tail lamps means blackened out lamps. IT just adds a sporty look to your ride basically with no other techinical gain.
Pardon by ignorance, but how does this work out ? They coat the inner shell black or something ? Any effect on the throw of the light ?

Nikhil, those 16" tyres and alloys look hawtt! No problem with the upsizing right ?
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Old 13th August 2008, 01:13   #19
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It is basically black paint mixed with 5 parts of thinner, applied
on the outer surface of the tail lamp. The darkness depends on the
number of coats. And yes, the light can be seen, unless it becomes
too dark!

No problem with the upsize, 205/50R16 is the correct upize
for swift.

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Old 4th November 2008, 19:41   #20
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Guys, I'm planning on swapping my tyres on my Fiesta 1.6S. They stock tyre size is 195/55 R15. The only options amongst the reputed ones I'm getting are the Goodyear F1 GSD3 or the Yokohama S. Drive.
Have any of you experience with both these to know the differences and pros and cons ?
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Old 4th November 2008, 20:40   #21
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I have never used the GSD3's but trust me, get the Yoko s.drives and you wont regret it.
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Thanks Nikhil, That's what I had decided on, but the other thread is what put the doubt in my mind on theS.Drives.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...-s-drives.html (Surprising experience with Yokohama S-Drives.)
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Autoenthusiast,please don't let tadu's thread deter you from picking up the s-drives.Tadu knows what he is talking about but at the same time he is testing those tires on an average speed of 170-200kmph

The s-drives are much newer in the market compared to the GSD3 wihich are pretty much ancient now.

I've never driven on S-drives so i wont comment on how they handle etc.All im trying to say is that Tadu's requirement when it comes to tires is the in the league of PP2s and Advans.So any tire below that is going to be substandard for him.

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^Plus he has a heavier car and better brakes As Tadu himself says, his was a special case.
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Thanks guys, I usually stick to speeds of 140+ on the GQ for sustained periods, well it's definitely less than what Tadu does (way lesser), do you think these should be fine ?
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Thanks guys, I usually stick to speeds of 140+ on the GQ for sustained periods, well it's definitely less than what Tadu does (way lesser), do you think these should be fine ?
Now that you have decided to let go of Tadu's thread, go for it.

Have been using them for almost 8k or more now and I find it pretty apt for my driving which hovers around the 150-160 kmph mark on the highways.
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I got em today as well,drastic change in the running of my car my vote for S.DRIVES.
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Darn, I spoke to the main Yokohama dealer in Pune today and he didn't want to give a buyback on my new Goodyear NGT5. He quotes that the 195/55R15 is an upgrade only size and very few takers.
Spoken to another dealer who will let me know tomorrow if he's willing to exchange my NGT5's for S.Drives. Hopefully he'll be fine with it and come up with a decent offer. I'm getting my car this Friday and wanted to get the tyres swapped out on Saturday, but makes no sense to do it if I don't get a buyback on my existing tyres.
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I was generally asking around for tyre prices, for a change in 09. For 195/60/14 I got these quotes.
S.Drive - 3300
AVS ES100 - 3400
GSD3 - 4400
Do the prices seem ok? I am particularly surprised with the S.Drive quote.
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Old 27th December 2008, 11:19   #30
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S drives don't come in 195/60-14.
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