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Old 3rd July 2009, 17:02   #31
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how long do you think the S drives last ? 40000+ would make them a value buy - but i doubt that
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Advan Neovas should last 20,000 kms. So, According to Rippergeo, S Drives should last 60,000 kms which makes them astounding VFM for a sporty tyre.
Let me clarify,
Nikkibike's S drives lasted him a good 37k, and he drives harder than anyone I've seen. So while I have no personal experience with S drives for 40k, I believe I'll be able to stretch my new S drives to atleast 40k. The potena G3s that I had in 185/70/r14 lasted me 30k, so, fingers crossed.

I was under the impression that neovas dont last beyond 20k, which is what pushed me over to the S drives, along with the price and the loss of straightline acceleration.

Do neovas come in 185/70/r14? My steel rims are still with me.
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Do neovas come in 185/70/r14? My steel rims are still with me.
They dont! They do come in 195/60 R14 though!
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Whats the treadwear rating for the S drives? How is their wetgrip?
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They dont! They do come in 195/60 R14 though!
I know this is OT, but are PP2s available in 195/55/R15 ?
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Whats the treadwear rating for the S drives? How is their wetgrip?
Haven't driven on the AD-07's, but I would rate it good in terms of wet grip . I remember driving in the rains to coorg on the hunsur road and the car never complained a wee bit inspite of me pushing it.
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I know this is OT, but are PP2s available in 195/55/R15 ?
I dont think so. 195/50 R15 is available I guess. Will check and let oyu know by tomorrow.
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^ Thats absolutely correct.
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180 kmph in a Swift

If not for 205, are there any performance tyres like the PP2 for the 195/60/R15 size ?
You get S drives in 195/55/R15. Sourced them for Phoenix's 110bhp hatch.
I strongly suggest you don't get 205s for your 87bhp swift.
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Ad07s can definitely last more than 20k if you take care of them well.

Have a look at the Advans running on my dad's car, Crazydiablo's car and Kartikkumar's Swift.
I think you ought to quantify that statement with how the tyres are driven. They're meant to be pushed -- the world's best dry tyre. If you're doing a daily commute in a sub 90 hp car, no point saying they last 20k km.

On the other hand, mine lasted a good 25k km and more, and this was with me pushing them like mad, with good suspension to match. And I've taken some pretty bad roads with them...
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Very nice review Indeed !! Thinkin to get them soon !
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vivek that was a very well written review,straight from the heart!!
i have made exactly the same observations like you did with my swift on s drives,the very first thing i noticed was that i have to use two hands instead of one while cornering.ill update on my experience later! till that time S(afe) Drives
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I think you ought to quantify that statement with how the tyres are driven. They're meant to be pushed -- the world's best dry tyre. If you're doing a daily commute in a sub 90 hp car, no point saying they last 20k km.

On the other hand, mine lasted a good 25k km and more, and this was with me pushing them like mad, with good suspension to match. And I've taken some pretty bad roads with them...
I dont think Nikhil meant how they are driven rather how they are maintained. They probably need lower alignment intervals with air pressure monitoring.

I have to agree that they can handle bad road, atleast in the profile that i am running.
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I have to agree that they can handle bad road, atleast in the profile that i am running.
Mohit, what roads are you driving on? A few bhpians had to wait for nearly 30mins while going to CBE because I couldn't cross 40 at Satyamangala ghats. AD-07's are horrible in bad roads and even the sharpest blade of grass can probably cause a puncture .
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I am running 14 inchers remember? I did two kerala trips full blast. Plust the area where I live does not hvae roads..... But I never had any issue on Coimbatore roads, did munnar once also.
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Drove Karthik247's baleno shod with S drives. Same issue as faced on the elantra. Wheels lock up big time on braking and not hard braking at that. I am never going to suggest them to anyone.
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