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Old 27th November 2010, 21:41   #61
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Bought a set of GTIIIs today to replace my Acceleres. It's just been a couple of days and the first thing I've noticed is that dirt&mud sticks onto these tires easily. I've never had the problem with acceleres but i had to scrub off muddy residue from the sidewalls of these potenzas.
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Bought a set of GTIIIs today to replace my Acceleres. It's just been a couple of days and the first thing I've noticed is that dirt&mud sticks onto these tires easily. I've never had the problem with acceleres but i had to scrub off muddy residue from the sidewalls of these potenzas.
Thats the problem with GIII's also they are more noisier than Acceleres but they sure are grippy.

Contact akshay4587 on forum i am sure he can help you how to keep GIII's clean. Even after 200KM+ highway trip's his GIII shine like he just polished them
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I have used GIII's on my 800 (12 inch) i loved the road grip the tyre gives, But save for all the other damages it caused on the suspension and the wheel bearings.

After running 2 full sets for over a lac of kms, i am back to normal radials.

GIII's are not only noisy, but impractical to use for a daily drive car.
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I have used GIII's on my 800 (12 inch) i loved the road grip the tyre gives, But save for all the other damages it caused on the suspension and the wheel bearings.
How ?
I thought its the other way round unless you get some really profile size.
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Old 28th November 2010, 10:12   #65
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I have used GIII's on my 800 (12 inch) i loved the road grip the tyre gives, But save for all the other damages it caused on the suspension and the wheel bearings.

After running 2 full sets for over a lac of kms, i am back to normal radials.

GIII's are not only noisy, but impractical to use for a daily drive car.
Pavan - all my experiences are exactly the opposite of what you have experienced ! My experiences below !

In fact i would term them as an awesome tire for terrible road conditions in India !

My set has done 49 K kms on our swift & has seen all manners of roads, & have never let me down.I have faced two punctures with nails stuck in the tires but they never went flat. Ive run around a month with a nail embedded in one tire as i couldn't find time to get it removed, just filled are more frequently.

I haven't faced any issues with noise, wet weather performance or any sidewalls damage. You know the terrible condition of Bangalore roads, i have quite a few scuff marks from potholes but no damage to sidewalls or
any wobbling issues.

Have you ruled out the possibility of the tire alignment & balancing issues ? Was the fitment of the tires done properly ?

I would definitely buy them again once the current set wears out
(unless Bridgestone introduces something better)
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Old 28th November 2010, 10:20   #66
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I have used GIII's on my 800 (12 inch) i loved the road grip the tyre gives, But save for all the other damages it caused on the suspension and the wheel bearings.

After running 2 full sets for over a lac of kms, i am back to normal radials.

GIII's are not only noisy, but impractical to use for a daily drive car.
How?
I have logged 35K kms on Potenza GIII's on my Accent.
I Have only one issue,that they are noisy as hell
otherwise,i have been very happy with them.
@Di1in,my tyres always keep shining,dont have this issue.

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Old 23rd December 2010, 21:29   #67
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I have logged 35K kms on Potenza GIII's on my Accent.
I Have only one issue,that they are noisy as hell
otherwise,i have been very happy with them.
@Di1in,my tyres always keep shining,dont have this issue.
I don't see the problem these days, but they aren't exactly shining either. Do you use tire foam or something?
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I would like to have my tires run for around 50K kms. Read GIII's are good for both dry and wet braking. Looking for either of these sizes (GIII)...195/55/R15 or 195/60/R15. Both cost Rs.5,500/-

Is there any better alternative in today's market?
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GIIIs are hard and noisy tyres. The grip is very good but not too good on comfort. Check XM1+ from Michelin or Turanza ER 60 from bridgestone.
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GIIIs are hard and noisy tyres. The grip is very good but not too good on comfort. Check XM1+ from Michelin or Turanza ER 60 from bridgestone.
While browsing through the BS brochures, G3's were marked with "Excellent braking in both dry and wet conditions", whereas ER-60 somewhere in the lines of "Longevity". Another important point, I gathered going through the reviews is of puncture resistance nature of these tyres. If that's true, it will come very handy in long drives.
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I just got the Potenza G3 last week for my SX4, replacing the stock JK tyres. The tyres cost 9100 each. The impressions uptil now is that the ride and the handling has improved immensely. My wife (I had a baby a year ago, and she has been sitting in the rear seat for while now) has been really happy with the ride, saying the bumps are absorbed much better. I did fill the new tyres with Nitrogen, so am not sure if that has helped too. My reasons for choosing the Bridgestones over the Michellin Primacy LC is that quite a few reviews seemed to indicate that Michellins aren't suited to Indian conditions. That, and of course the fact that the Michellins couldn't quite keep up with Bridgestone during their last outing at MotoGP (I remember Rossi distinctly frustrated with his tyres)...maybe Michellin's R&D isn't quite as good as Bridgestone's.
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Has Bridgestone stopped production of Potenza GIII tyres? Today, I inquired with dealers and nobody seems to be having them in stock. One dealer told me that they are no longer in production, other said they will get back to me.

BTW, I got following quote

Potenza GIII 195/60R14 Rs.5600 / Tyre.

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Anyone using the G3's (205,55 R16) on the Linea Emotion?
Will be great to hear of your experience so far.
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Has Bridgestone stopped production of Potenza GIII tyres? Today, I inquired with dealers and nobody seems to be having them in stock. One dealer told me that they are no longer in production, other said they will get back to me.

BTW, I got following quote

Potenza GIII 195/60R14 Rs.5600 / Tyre.
Sorry to dig out the old topic, but even I am not able to see them in any shop. Did you find them?
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Sorry to dig out the old topic, but even I am not able to see them in any shop. Did you find them?
No I switched to michelin . Michelin tyre's are also amazing but they are little bit more expensive then G III. In my opinion go for michelin.
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