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Old 26th February 2009, 14:59   #31
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I know. I touched 170 on the straight not on the corner. I was much much slower in the corner.
Of course,man. You thought we comprehended that the NHC took a corner @ 170.
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Old 26th February 2009, 16:26   #32
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Hehe. The tyre may be capable. Not me!

Anyway, I know driving fast is risky. I do take whatever precautions I can. I generally stop at the turn off for the airport and make sure there is no traffic ahead of me. I make sure whatever traffic I can see disappears. I give it a minute or two to go. Also, the curve isnt really blind.

Anyway, appreciate the concern and will keep it in mind
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I wonder what would be the effect of these tyres on ANHC
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lol.... That's a nice way of putting it! I wish it becomes more of a beast.
I don't think any normal car can take a turn at 170 on normal road. If it takes, then either the road is designed, or car is designed specifically for that speed.
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Of course,man. You thought we comprehended that the NHC took a corner @ 170.
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Old 27th February 2009, 11:22   #34
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I wonder what would be the effect of these tyres on ANHC

I don't think any normal car can take a turn at 170 on normal road. If it takes, then either the road is designed, or car is designed specifically for that speed.
My Pari has done small turns at 150ish.
ROck stable.
but 170 is too much. Even supercars will fishtail at that speed.
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Old 27th February 2009, 11:33   #35
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My Pari has done small turns at 150ish.
ROck stable.
but 170 is too much. Even supercars will fishtail at that speed.
Supercars can do a lot more. I have taken turns at 180km/hr+ on the expressway in the BMW. Ofcourse these are long turns and hence not that sharp.

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Supercars can do a lot more. I have taken turns at 180km/hr+ on the expressway in the BMW. Ofcourse these are long turns and hence not that sharp.
ive taken those turns at 150 or so in my innova. if your talking about the ghat section then.

wow seems the ad07s have transformed the nhc.
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Old 27th February 2009, 12:50   #37
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I have recently put AD-07s and they are being scrubbed in now along with new brake pads. I will post a review soon. Initial impressions are very nice.
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Old 27th February 2009, 13:34   #38
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When I upgrade tyres onto 15 inch rims on the Swift, I was thinking of these tyres, I wouldnt mind spending 5k odd per tyre if they last 40k kilometers.
Will they last that long?
To give you an idea of my driving style- The current 185/70/R14 Potenza G3s have done 30k and look good enough for another 10-20k atleast.

Another doubt- will it slow me down? That is a definite no no. I would hate to lose acceleration, wouldnt mind losing top speed.
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@Rippergeo --- In 15", the tyres are ridiculously expensive. Around 7.5k per tyre. Not worth it for a stock Swift.

Edit: I noticed the Pete's box. If it is on stage 2, then it might be worthwhile.

40k kms is a little optimistic. Realistically, I would say 30k with great care and regular maintainence. I dont think you would lose too much of acceleration. I havent noticed anything and I dont think Kartik has either. YOu can PM kartikkumar. He has a Peted Swift(stage 2) running 195/60-14 AD07s. I know this is not the correct upsize for thw Swift, but the only drawback is the speedo error.

PS: Why do you want to upgrade to 15"?

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ive taken those turns at 150 or so in my innova. if your talking about the ghat section then.

wow seems the ad07s have transformed the nhc.
They have totally transformed the car!!

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PS: Why do you want to upgrade to 15"?
ok at 7.5 k - I'd rather get a suspension upgrade from koni
The upsize is so that I can move on to 195 or 205 without speedo error.
Anyways, The 15 inch alloys are already with me. just have to scrounge the money together for the tyres, and wear out the current bridgestones.

Also, less sidewall height usually means better cornering right? and a stiffer ride.
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Old 27th February 2009, 15:48   #41
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ok at 7.5 k - I'd rather get a suspension upgrade from koni
The upsize is so that I can move on to 195 or 205 without speedo error.
Anyways, The 15 inch alloys are already with me. just have to scrounge the money together for the tyres, and wear out the current bridgestones.

Also, less sidewall height usually means better cornering right? and a stiffer ride.
You might as well get 205/55-15 Michelin PP2s or S drives in a similar size.

And yes, less sidewall height means better cornering and a stiffer ride in most cases.
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ok at 7.5 k - I'd rather get a suspension upgrade from koni
Well said, makes way more sense. A set of konis inserts would cost the same, couple that with complementary springs for about 11-13k and GOOD tires like s-drives/direzzas/ventus rs-2s/PPs and some aftermarket brake pads.

You will have a car that accelerates faster,is more stable,turns quicker and brakes sharper than a car with neovas.

The suspension will last at least three times more than Neovas, the tires(Hankook Rs-2s) cost half as much and last atleast double than the neovas.

You decide.
That said,i have 15" neovas at the end of their life and they still grip better that my previous es100s!!All hail Ad-07s

PS:I forgot to mention,Neovas suck in the wet specifically because they are summer tires.

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Nikhil thats something really interesting, looks like they are cheaper than PP2s arnt they? do we get 205/55/R15 size in this, i am looking for those for my Magnum, how much would be the usual cost?
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Supercars can do a lot more. I have taken turns at 180km/hr+ on the expressway in the BMW. Ofcourse these are long turns and hence not that sharp.
On the greater noida expressway, while going to the autocross.
I was turning on at around 200. Stable.
How much can a supercar do on a sharp turn. ( not a 90 degree but something like 60-70 degree turn?
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the tires(Hankook Rs-2s) cost half as much and last atleast double than the neovas.
Please let me know where to pick up a set of these special R-S2s.

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PS:I forgot to mention,Neovas suck in the wet specifically because they are summer tires.
Could you explain that?
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