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Best tyre size for 1.2 Punto Petrol Active.

Discussion in 'Modifications & Tuning' started by nitinkumardba, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. nitinkumardba

    nitinkumardba Superiore

    I am looking for tyre upgrade.

    I don't want to loose pick-up\power hence loking for 14 inche tyre only. To avoid G.C. issue, i could shortlist only 185\70 R14 which will decrese G.L. by 2.5 mm.

    I am looking for your expert suggestion.
  2. bhai

    bhai Esperto

    Messages:
    1,183
    Ahmednagar
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Re: Best tyre for Petrol Active.

    For good Ground clearance ,Stick up to Manufacturer's Specifications.
  3. rk76

    rk76 Timido

    Messages:
    13
    Pune
    Re: Best tyre for Petrol Active.

    Difference in circumference: -15.71mm which is -0.81% of the original. I think the difference is not much however it all depends how the surface is you drive on. Overall your GC will be reduced by 15.71mm.

    Are you looking for only tyre upgrade or planning for upsize alloys also?
  4. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

    Messages:
    6,001
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Best tyre for Petrol Active.

    185/70 on R14 should be perfect update on 14" wheel.
    Do check this thread - viewtopic.php?f=39&t=248
  5. bhai

    bhai Esperto

    Messages:
    1,183
    Ahmednagar
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Re: Best tyre for Petrol Active.

    Do not reduce GC by upgrading Tyres.

    Stick up for original size. Even I haven't upgrade my tyres,due to low GC, a stone struck to my Oil Sump & lower side of my Punto.
    The stone damaged Oil Sump,Lower Arm & Suspension Rail. :devil
    Iam going to make Insurance claim. Estimate is Rs.40000/- :shocked

    The stone was small & would not have strucked but it strucked due to reduced GC because Front Shock-Absorber Mounts were worn out.

    Dealer did not replaced it in time. After this incidence he agreed that GC is reduced & replaced under warrantee
  6. Phew

    Phew Esperto

    Messages:
    1,109
    New Delhi/Mohali
    FASS
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Best tyre for Petrol Active.

    it'll be nice if u can mention how do u wish the tire to be, more sporty or comfort oriented
    as for GC i think the punto has sufficient clearence for most breakers and also changing the tyre wont result in big changes, so its better to stick to the standard ones only or at the most go in for the ones in the emotion variant ie; 175/75 R14
  7. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

    Messages:
    6,001
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Best tyre for Petrol Active.

    Absolutely no-no.
    175/70 has lowest GC, thats the reason Fiat has removed this tyre size now.

    Best upgrade is 185/70 on 14".
  8. nitinkumardba

    nitinkumardba Superiore

    Re: Best tyre for Petrol Active.

    yes Ravi .. 185/70 R14 is best tyre. It will reduce ground clearance by 2.5 mm only. Now I am taking call which one is better.... Michelin, Bridgstone.

    I am very keep about road connection, handling and breaking as 1.2 doesn't come with ABS. I would like to go with a tyre which is having best breaking.

    Once I decide about tyres , I'll see possibility for alloys. I had words in Carnation, they confirmed that have 14 inches 98 pcd for 15K for four tyres. Brand name is Neo.
  9. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

    Messages:
    6,001
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Best tyre for Petrol Active.

    In 185/70, R14, best VFM tyre is Yoko - A Drive. You can buy that.

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