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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by Pran, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    @ Pran based on soccerfan's advise , I think it is better if you stick to bridgestone itself as poor braking with Conti is not at all a good choice even if it lasts longer. Even I have the same opinion as your's Bridgestones are build for Indian roads and my previous experiences with Bridgestone tyres were pretty good esplly on the grip , braking & running life part. I have not paid attention towards the rolling noise part . So cant comment on that.
  2. gurjinder

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    Pran, Bridgestone isn't really THE Bridgestone , as it was years ago. Agreed that the brand respect is high, but frankly there are better tires out there.

    Although I'm a Yoko guy , but if the choice is between Turanza or the CPC2 , i'd say go for the CPC2.

    Whats your opinion on Yoko C drives.

    Gurjinder.
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  3. Cinju

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    Gurjinder ...even I was referring to Bridgestone which was sometime 3-4 yrs back. How is the life of Yoko ?? Earlier there were only few brands to chose from like Bridgestone, MRF, CEAT etc and now there are many best brands available.

    @Pran do let us know what you have finalised and what are the aspects that made you finalise that particular brand /model.
  4. soccerfan

    soccerfan Regolare

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    C-drives have a very soft sidewall :(, but extremely good ride quality and less noise :). Sidewall is prone to damages as what i felt is that its the softest i have came across in all the tyres that I have seen. If you drive in bad roads rarely go for the C-drives.
  5. gurjinder

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    I don't really agree to the argument of soft and hard sidewalls.

    I've seen 'hard sidewalls' tires(the kind MRF,JK etc specialise in) getting ripped on potholes, and i've seen Yokohama Advan Neova AD07's on an i20 being driven normally till they wore out just like any other tyre. Neovan AD07's are extreme performance tires. Almost built for track use.

    Just drive sensibly, thats all. No hard sidewall vs soft sidewall debate.

    I'd only be worried if i'm using a built for track use tire on our roads.

    Gurjinder.
  6. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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  7. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    After installing the alloys and new set of tyres I have wobbling at 80+km/hr. Going through Roys research on alloys and some more research from my side I have decided to go for spigot rings. Running at high speeds without spigot rings with a gap between the bores is a bit too risky it seems. It may result in breaking of the bolts too.

    Placed an order online yesterday through http://www.hubcentric-rings.com/ for 73.1 to 58.1 rings. They seems to be pretty organized, now the site says :

    Order status

    * Order was made 09.06.2011 klo 20:15
    * Payment has received 09.06.2011 klo 20:20
    * Order was handled 10.06.2011 klo 12:01
    * Order has been sent 10.06.2011 klo 14:08

    This is going to be a DIY stuff, so gonna sweat out myself for my punto boy!
  8. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Pran, do check for wheel balancing issues.

    Our Palio D is running 100PCD w/o rings or wobble bolts and still it does not wobble.

    So, the issue may be something other than hub centric rings.

    TFIan Phew is also running 100 PCD on his Punto and he said he had no issues even at 165kmph.

    Gurjinder.
  9. Cinju

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    @ Pran ... this is just my thought and not a technical reason. I really doubt whether your problem will be solved after putting spigot rings. My assumptions are
    1) There are many people who are running without spigot rings and no one has complained something similar.
    2) Wobbling starts at 80 is something unusual.Maybe at greater speeds this can happen without spigot rings. I strongly doubt whether it is something else.
    These are just my assumptions.
  10. Cinju

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    @Guru ..You overtook me ..:) Same vine in different bottles..LOL

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