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Old 23rd October 2008, 15:00   #46
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Good choice flyingspur. Let the tyres run in for 100kms or so then you can gauge the true performance/comfort.

Please do post the pics, I haven't seen turanzas in 15". Do they have the metal rim protector bead on the side wall.
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Yes ofcourse you would have got a decent deal congrats,good you are happy now with the performance.
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I can see a marked change in comfort and tyre noise right away. ishan, those re88's I was running were really a pile of poop!
I know! I ran a set too, years ago!
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Good choice flyingspur. Let the tyres run in for 100kms or so then you can gauge the true performance/comfort.

Please do post the pics, I haven't seen turanzas in 15". Do they have the metal rim protector bead on the side wall.
Thanks. You guys helped make the right decision. Is there a run-in period for new tyres, by the way? I am not aware of it, and I will be doing a fairly high-velocity run on the expressway on the way to Pune in three days I don't see the car doing more than 50-70km till then. Also, since this is my first experience with tubeless, any tips/suggestions as to what to look out for in case of a puncture?

I will post pics tomorrow, right now the car is running some errands! Once you see the pics you can answer your own questions, I doubt I am qualified enough to answer them.

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Yes ofcourse you would have got a decent deal congrats,good you are happy now with the performance.
Haan ji, thank you very much . Performance, I guess it's too early to tell, but my old RE88's were in a pitiable condition so new tyres itself have improved the car's behaviour significantly.

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Thanks. You guys helped make the right decision. Is there a run-in period for new tyres, by the way? I am not aware of it, and I will be doing a fairly high-velocity run on the expressway on the way to Pune in three days I don't see the car doing more than 50-70km till then. Also, since this is my first experience with tubeless, any tips/suggestions as to what to look out for in case of a puncture?
Yes there is a run in period. The new tyres will have a protective coating to make them always look like new in the showrooms. This coating has to wear out for the sticky rubber to make contact.

Also the the tyres will flex with use due to the load and turning forces which they need to get accustomed to.

It's advisable but not necessary.
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Yes there is a run in period. The new tyres will have a protective coating to make them always look like new in the showrooms. This coating has to wear out for the sticky rubber to make contact.

Also the the tyres will flex with use due to the load and turning forces which they need to get accustomed to.

It's advisable but not necessary.
So firstly, what precautions should I take during this run-in period? And secondly, how many kms should this run-in period last?
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No precautions to be taken. Drive normally and don't push the tyres. Fast driving is not advisable because of that protective coating which is silicon/wax based so grip levels are lower initially till it wears out.
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No precautions to be taken. Drive normally and don't push the tyres. Fast driving is not advisable because of that protective coating which is silicon/wax based so grip levels are lower initially till it wears out.
But how many km's, if you could please give me a rough estimate. Asking because as I said, I'm supposed to use the Expressway to Pune in 3-4 days time. If I cover about 100 kms before that, would that be enough to peel away that layer enough to make 120-140kmph safe?
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Yeah should be enough no problems at all. Enjoy the drive. 100kms is good enough.
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Yes there is a run in period. The new tyres will have a protective coating to make them always look like new in the showrooms.
Arrey Viddy baba, that is not the reason for the coating, that's just a by product of the same! The coating is actually applied on the inside surface of a mould before the rubber is injected into it to make sure that the tyre once ready does not stick to the inside of the mould & can be easily extracted.
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You guys have all been very helpful, if anyone could help with a couple other things as well....

Firstly, any regular maintenance/care routine to be followed? Secondly, where in Mumbai can I find :-

[i] a good quality pressure gauge to keep handy in the car?
[ii] a good quality repair kit for tubeless tyres?

...and how much would these items cost me?
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any regular maintenance/care routine to be followed?
Avoid hitting potholes.






And yeah, best of luck with that!
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