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Old 31st May 2008, 23:43   #1
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Hi guys, i have booked 16" alloys for my swift and now, i have to decide on which tyres to get. The tyre size is 205/50R16 and two tyres available are, goodyear GSD3 and yokohma S.Drive.

I am expecting a decent life of around 30k kms and pretty good levels of grip from the tyres.

The prices quoted are,
Goodyear GSD3 - 5800/tyre ( by global tyres, Cochin)
yokohama S.Drive-5700/tyre ( by new bharat tyres, TVM)

Which one do you think, i should buy ?
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S. Drives all the way!! Just started using them sometime back and they are amazing.

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S drives without a second thought.
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Go for the S-drives if 30k is what you want. Soft compound and amazing road grip, I am sure it will keep you happy and no gripes what so ever.
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Hi guys, i have booked 16" alloys for my swift and now, i have to decide on which tyres to get. The tyre size is 205/50R16 and two tyres available are, goodyear GSD3 and yokohma S.Drive.

I am expecting a decent life of around 30k kms and pretty good levels of grip from the tyres.

The prices quoted are,
Goodyear GSD3 - 5800/tyre ( by global tyres, Cochin)
yokohama S.Drive-5700/tyre ( by new bharat tyres, TVM)

Which one do you think, i should buy ?

Hi Nikhil,

I am using the Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD2 of size 195/60/15. The grip is good but i think they are of a pretty hard compound as the ride is a bit bumpy. The tyres are also very noisy.
I am now planning to upgrade my rims to 16" shod with 205/50/16 and looking for a good set of tyres myself and as per the votes on this thread, the Yokohamas S-Drives seem to be the right choice. Which alloys and design are you planning to fit?
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I recently got some GSD3s.Initially had Michelin in my mind.
Profile is 195/60/R14. Right now in running in mode (another 100 to cross this barrier). But if you can wait for 2 weeks, I can provide you with some detailed report.
I don't think many people here have tried GSD3s. Didnt find enough reviews. But it seems to have recieved quite a good number of points compared to other brands and is above many on the ultra performance tyre section.

You can visit these links
Goodyear Tyres Test
GSD3

I agree Goodyear has a bad image now in the market. But that doesnt mean all it manufactures are good for nothing. They also have manufactured some world class tyres.
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SSSSSSS.......DRIVES!! all the way bro! they are absolutely the perfect choice for any condition.
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Any Idea of S.Drives for Verna CRDi - Size is 195 on 14'' Alloys. What should these cost ? I am thinking of upgrading ( buyback ).
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Any Idea of S.Drives for Verna CRDi - Size is 195 on 14'' Alloys. What should these cost ? I am thinking of upgrading ( buyback ).
The only S drive available in 14" is 185/55-14....
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thank you guys for your help, I got the tyres( yoko S.Drives) and alloys today
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where are the pics?
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looks really good. smoked tail lamps?
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yup. got them 'smoked' today morning, before i went to the tyre shop.
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Can you tell the "New Bharath" guys that there is no "H" in "Bharat"!
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Down south everything has an H extra.

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