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Old 14th January 2011, 10:47   #1
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Default Anyone interested in Bias ply tyres?

My buddy was talking about a tyre upgrade for his maruti 800.

He comes to me this morning with his new set of tyres.
On seeing it, I was .

The tyres were 12in MRF SW99 which I presume to be cheap and looooong lasting btw.

The grip was awful. But in corners, .

Anyone used them before?
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Old 14th January 2011, 17:09   #2
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The grip was awful. But in corners, .
I can totally relate to that! Had them in my Premier Padmini ages back, and the car I learnt to drive on. We used to have a lot of fun on empty land in Lonavla.

BTW, these are more popularly known as "cross ply" tyres. You'll see frequent references to them in our Vintage car section.
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My question is do people still buy these tyres? And heck, they are available for upto 15in wheels. A ANHC with cross ply's anyone?
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I think pretty much all cars have moved on to radials, but trucks and 2wheelers still use them.
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My question is do people still buy these tyres? And heck, they are available for upto 15in wheels. A ANHC with cross ply's anyone?
A big HELL YES..............

I will take any number of cross ply tyres as long as they are available.

Looking for some nice 5.70/14 and 3.90/15 with white wall .

Sadly not much of whitewall cross ply available these days.
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A big HELL YES..............
But actually they are quite fun. After driving them I am tempted.
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