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Old 4th May 2009, 00:01   #16
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GTO - DQ. For a car that should hopefully end the year with about 30-35k km, should the tyres last longer - because by the above logic - they've had less hardening due to age?

Just a DQ - even if it means another 3k more without replacement, so be it. Whatsay?
Just so that nobody gets confused here; DQ in phamilyman's language means Dumb Koshun

Also, keep in mind that you (and me) drive on roads better than most people encounter. So the tires should last longer than 35k easily.
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I guess yours is a VXI model and take this replacement opportunity for upgrading the size from 165/80/R14 to 185/70/R14 either with Michi or BS Potenza GIII's

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Yes, its surely the time to upgrade to better rubber.
My 800 had been parked unused since an year. The JKs on the rear had still some life left (still had the tread) after clocking above 45K kms. Also the MRF ZVTS upfront had the inner left portion totally worn out (alignment problem??) and when I drove it yesterday I felt no grip at all, maybe because I am accustomed to Baleno now, but still I remember my experiences with the 800 and so their was indeed a loss of grip, not to mention the car pulling towards right on hard braking.
So finally, have decided, enough of neglecting the lil ol' car, tomorrow its getting Aura rims and some good rubber. Not a better way to start the job to restore it to 'usable' condition I guess.

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Worn tyres ..... do not pose any kind of risk on dry roads normal roads! In fact handling may improve.
In the movie 'The world's fastest Indian' Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins) cuts off the treads on the tyres on his Indian Scout. Worked well for him in Bonneville. May be fatal on an Indian road.

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Do not under-estimate this advice!
To emphasize: My friend ran his alto tyres for 65k km. One day he was speeding on the ring road and on a curve his car slid and turned around 180 degrees. No one was hurt and the car was undamaged, but he bought new tyres soon after that.
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In the movie 'The world's fastest Indian' Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins) cuts off the treads on the tyres on his Indian Scout. Worked well for him in Bonneville. May be fatal on an Indian road.
Indeed fatal on Indian road. The bike in that movie was supposed to run on flat straight salt strip, certainly not on our kind of roads. Had it been that the same thing would had to run, say on a circuit, cutting off the treads would had been nothing short of being stupid.



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