now its time to change my Linea tires.it is already stretched its life. these tires mostly spend their 70% life in highway.25%in city road and 5%in bad roads. i have cornered @170 in a deserted tiruchy-madurai section.those who aware of this section.it has got good sweeping curves. really a blast to drive in these section,frequently done this route couple of times. DRY GRIP:Fantastic,its like linea on slick i have done highway trip twice in heavy down pour,(down pour literally means someone above my car releasing tons of water all of a sudden). i have no choice other than park in safe service road.after erratic rain i firmly assume sedate drive but a swift was nagging me for a while, raised a ego tussle.we were doing 110 or 120 through out chennai-coimbatore.Thanks to swift!!!,who unveiled the wet grip of GT3. GT3 hold its line throught the curves in entire journey other heavy rain i encountered during chennai-madurai-munnar trip. WET GRIP:wonderful to wad through water,i have hold the steering firmly otherwise steering backfires from water puddle. now it has lost its wet grip prowess (read 45k km) BRAkING: i have gone through two such life swallow braking. 1. when i over took a Hyundai car carrier truck (measuring 30 metre.)from left side doing 140 with 4+2 onboard & luggage. sedate truck suddenly swears to left,only console is that face of the truck first turns before whole body. i slammed the brake with one hand @ gear lever changed to 3rd from top gear.so panic that car sweared left and right a bit.since i am holding one hand @ wheel.my mistake. i have discovered a new feature during that panic braking with ABS.Hazard lights were comes on automatically. front passengers were holding intact on their seats but back seaters were thrown forward. SATHYA_SC T-JET behind me witnessed this emergency braking. 2.A biker came suddenly to overtake a bus which i am about to overtake,slammed the brake,it stopped in straight line actually i never bother much about hitting or ramming,anyway we are going to hit some thing because it is going to be all of sudden,fraction of second,but i do mind hit at relatively less speed and never swear my steering left or right to avoid obstacle. break hard in straight line and hit the obstacle,if time is there to react then i downshift along with brake. so full marks to dry road braking.a notch less mark to wet braking. NEGATIVE's of GT3 1.Bumpy Ride quality,especially over concrete roads and joints. 2.uneven,unpredictable wear. after 25-30k km its very hard to balance and align the tires. 3. very high tyre noise. punture resistance: i had only one puncture so far that too happened very next day of delivery.don't know the reason.it simply punctured. after that no punctures yet. STEERING FEEDBACk: fantastic,yet not consistent throughout the life after crossing 25k i felt not heavy steering with less feed back. STRAIGHTLINE STABILITY ITS Rock solid.but undulations will jolt away the stability with little tram lining. we(me &Teky) are planning to change the foot wear after kodaikanal trip. MY choice 1.MRF ZLO (try new) 2.Michelin XM2 (play safe) TEkY'S CHOICE 1.Continental CPC2 2. i still love GT3,yet want to experience rivals too.to be honest i have never went to the limits of this tyre. GOOD YEAR enjoys the premium brand in Uk along with conti,michelin. so suggestions from fellow members welcome the most. still have one month time to think and buy.