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Old 12th September 2010, 00:57   #31
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Jayanth, i seriously doubt whether our car's shock absorbers are of good quality or are sub-standard?
Well, my rear shocks (both) conked out at ~17k KM, and were replaced on warranty. Oil leak.
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Old 12th September 2010, 12:33   #32
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Its time to change the tyres of my car. Have CPC2s in 195 size on my car now. Am desperately looking around for Hankook Ventus RS2/RS3. Dont mind driving down to Bangalore for them.

The CPC2s were great tyres, decent on dry and brilliant on wet roads. I had so much confidence that I drive faster on wet than dry now

Where can i get the Hankooks? I will go for 205 this time.
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Old 21st September 2010, 12:54   #33
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I finally went for 195/55/15 CPC2s at Rs. 4575/- per tire. Fitted them last Saturday. Advans were not available, I waited for a week to see if I can get hold of them.

I am taking it easy as the tires are new, but here is the initial impression from the 3 days of driving around:

The good:
- Steering feel much lighter now
- Ride quality is much much better
- Road noise has gone down significantly especially on rough / broken roads
- Tramlining has reduced significantly (I still have to test this at higher speeds on highway)

The bad:
- Breaking distance seems to have increased (I can't be sure of this, this may also be due to the fact that the tires were brand new when I noticed this)
- Steering feedback has reduced. With PP2s the steering felt much more direct and used to react with smallest of inputs.
- Overall the sharpness in handling has reduced. It feels almost sedate now.


I will update my impression after a highway run this weekend.
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Old 8th October 2010, 18:56   #34
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After spending about 3 weeks and one Pune-Nasik-Pune highway drive with the new tires I must say that I am mighty impressed with the CPC2s. Following are my observations:

- Much much better ride. Wify is very happy with the new tires.
- Road noise has reduced significantly. Especially on rough roads.
- Tramlining has reduced significantly. I feel much more comfortable and confident while driving on patchy roads at high speeds.
- Dry grip is almost as good as PP2s. There may be little reduction in grip but nothing noticeable. Considering I have also gone down to 195 width, this seems quiet impressive to me.
- Wet grip is excellent. I didn't notice any reduction in grip when it suddenly started raining on my way back from Nasik to Pune. I was able drive at same speeds without feeling any kind of discomfort.
- Handling and sharpness of the car have gone down by a little bit. Nothing to cause any worry but I do miss the riding-on-rails like feeling with the PP2s. This was expected because the higher profile of tires. Somebody give me something to improve Getz's handling.

Overall, I am happy with the tire change and I highly recommend the CPC2s.
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Somebody give me something to improve Getz's handling.
Simple. Get the Monroe rear dampers.
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Old 13th October 2010, 19:57   #36
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Simple. Get the Monroe rear dampers.
Prajesh - Are you running these on your Getz? I am assuming Yes, please post some more details - how much these cost and the perceived improvements. How are these different from stock? Do they offer a firmer ride? I am really interested.
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Update from my side: The breaking distance has definitely gone up i.e. grip has gone down. Strange thing is that I did not feel this on my highway drive. I only observed this while doing short speed bursts in city.

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Simple. Get the Monroe rear dampers.
Prajesh - some more details please . And why only rear dampers?
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Vabs - Fronts not available, only rears are available.
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If I have to sum up my experience after the tire change in one sentence; "Life is much more comfortable with the CPC2 but wheres all the fun gone?"

I am exaggerating off-course, but you get the idea.


@iraghava, Prajesh, any idea who can source the Monroes in pune / mumbai?
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i'm running maxxis za-1 205/r16's on my getz crdi.. blasted past the express way at 170 constant on long stretches.. my car felt absolutely planted.. even on wet roads.. as well as dry - wet transitions..
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Vaibhav - Talk to Pete's directly, they'll deliver to your door step.
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For Monroes talk to peter but i guess you made a wrong choice of Tyre for a rocket hatch that getz is. I would have gone for hankook rs2 or neovas or ps3

CPC2 is a horrible set your braking distances would be almost 1.3 times more than in pp2 i have personally experienced it in my skoda
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Vaibhav - Talk to Pete's directly, they'll deliver to your door step.
Yes will do, I am relocating to Bangalore in couple of months, will do this after settling there.

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CPC2 is a horrible set your braking distances would be almost 1.3 times more than in pp2 i have personally experienced it in my skoda
This is true. The breaking distance has gone up. I wouldn't say its inadequate but you certainly feel it after moving from PP2. Next time I change tires I will sure go back to a more performance oriented tire.
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Time to change the tires again.
My current set has completely worn out and I am afraid to take the car out for long drives. GetZD has just completed 50K kms.

I am not happy with my experience with Conti CPC2. Compared to Michline PP2s that I had earlier, CPC2s have significantly lower dry grip. Wet grip is also not that impressive. PP2s used to work like a charm in wet, almost as if there is no water. Turn-ins also were much sharper with PP2s.

I also think that my choice of tire size was less than ideal. So I am planning to switch back to 205/50/15 or go for 195/50/15.

I want to either go for Michline PS3 or Yoko AD07/08 but they don't seem to be available in these sizes.

Guys, please suggest where to find these tires in Bangalore(I stay near Bellandur/Sarjapur rd). Also tell me if there are any worthy candidates that I should be looking for.

Looking forward to your suggestions.
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Old 18th December 2012, 16:44   #45
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I am unable to find either Michline PS3 or Yoko Advans in 15" size. I checked 3 different dealers and online portal changemytyre.com.
Only options that I am seeing in 205/50/15 or 195/50/15 are Yoko S.Drive, A.Drive, Bridgestone Potenza G3.

Please advice guys. I know Prajesh is successfully using A.Drives but they are not really performance tires.
Also don't want to go for S.Drives as I have heard they are not that good on wet traction.

Changemytyre.com has Kumho KU31 listed in 205/50-R15 size but i don't know anything about this brand. Is this worth considering?

Thanks for your help.
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