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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by BoseSuman, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. shams

    shams Esperto

    Congrats for new shoes Suman!
    These tyres look exactly same as my PLCs. wondering what is the difference. has michelin just changed the name :)
  2. BoseSuman

    BoseSuman Superiore

    Midnapur (W.B) & Hyderabad (A.P) India.
    Linea 1.3
    GT3 vs P3ST compare with my exp till date

    Thanks Shams. P3ST is a high performance tyre too.

    300 Km Run upgrade:-

    Frankly speeking I never felt I changed my tyre in terms of Wet-Dry grip, Cornering with 40-60 speeds in city drive ( same as earlier).

    This is good tyre with noieless, comfort oriented tyre. Drive is really good. I am happy till now with P3ST :) . This is a new tyre with no review, so I was unaware of this tyre. This is based on pure my driving exp with GT3 & P3ST.

    Based on My exp with GT3 & P3ST:- (City Drive & open NH road inside city due to festival Speed from 10-80 KMPH max)

    Dry grip
    GT3:- 9/10, P3ST:- 8.5/10.

    Wet Grip
    GT3:- 9/10, P3ST:- 8.5/10.

    GT3:- 4/10, P3ST:- 9/10.

    GT3:- 6/10, P3ST:- 9/10.

    Sidewall ( hard):-
    GT3:- 9/10, P3ST:- 7/10.

    P3ST same as GT3.

    City Mileage:- ( yesterday evening 9:30 P.M)

    Hightech city >JNTU>Miyapur 12 KM:-Tripmeter reseted, Without AC:- 23 KMPL ( city drive , very moderate traffic, velocity:- 60KMPH/4th gear/2000 RPM) .
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2013
  3. swgaan

    swgaan Amatore

    Panvel, Maharashtra
    Grande Punto 1.3
    You say those tyres are worn out??

    check the below pic.


    Those were 165/80 R14 tyres from JK,

    Changed those on 40k km mark and shifted to Yokohama 185/70/R14, after upsize i also observed the gap between the Rear bumper and tyre have reduced, but they are not brushing each other.

    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
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  4. neoonwheels

    neoonwheels Amatore

    My car is at 40k KM and soon would need tyre replacement. I would ping you for your inputs may be after around 6 months.
  5. BoseSuman

    BoseSuman Superiore

    Midnapur (W.B) & Hyderabad (A.P) India.
    Linea 1.3
    So many time received AirBag error. Last 2 days received Car lock signal. So decided to change battery.

    Amaron FLO:- AAM-FL-555112054-55ah. MRP:-7061.00, With Old battery discounted rate 5800.00. Now Punto got new pacemaker :). Airbag error vanished now.

    2 ( Full replace) +2 ( pro rata base) year warranty .

    Old Battery status:- without load:- 12.70V, with load:- 8.65V.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2013
  6. BoseSuman

    BoseSuman Superiore

    Midnapur (W.B) & Hyderabad (A.P) India.
    Linea 1.3
    After 6000 km One of Michelin P3ST tyre cracked, While taking turn sharp edge from divider hit right rear tyre. It is inside Kolkata city. Searching for Michelin dealer to buy another one.

    Sidewall Craked-1.JPG

    Sidewall Craked-2.JPG
  7. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

    Grande Punto 1.3
    Bad, unfortunately this kinf of hit, all tyres will give up. This can't be repaired also.
  8. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

    Linea 1.3
    Can't you claim it for warranty? Just give it a try. I had the issue of bulging with the ZLO and MRF approved me a new replacement tyre.
  9. N Kiran

    N Kiran Staff Member Janitor

    I don't think this can be claimed under warranty as it is not a manufacturing defect. Replacing by paying up from one's pocket, seems to be the only option here.
  10. theblack

    theblack Esperto

    Thanks for the review.. I was looking for st myself.
    Here is my probelm , the alloy i'm using is 7j . If i put 195 section on it then the tyre will be stretched a bit too much (it may or it may not) .
    Does anyone here have a better idea about this?

    Currently i find that 205/55/15 is not giving me much options and 195/60[65]/15 has amazing tyres .
    Please advice

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