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Changing Alloys to Steel Rims Punto Emotion MJD 2010

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by envira, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. envira

    envira Timido

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    14
    Visakhapatnam
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Thank you buddy,
    That's really sweet. I am going for Linea Rims and caps with Continental MC5 Tires. This would be a good update as of now. Thanks a lot for your suggestion. Would update the thread soon with pics.
    regards
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  2. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    3,000
    Heptanesia
    Linea 1.3
    Good decision to go for steel rims, although the Linea Active wheel plates look much better. So you can ask for those. Just a personal choice/recommendation.
    envira likes this.
  3. Vijairaj

    Vijairaj Amatore

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    Chennai
    They said the same thing to me around 2 years back that 3 out of 4 alloy wheels on my 2010 Punto are damaged. I didn't notice anything odd nor any air leakage except for some steering shake at some speeds so I asked them to put the better ones on the front. Recently when I went for service I saw an offer running on grey alloys so thought of replacing but since my tires were also at the end of their life I took the car first to a tire dealer. The dealer on physical inspection said there was no problem with the alloy but I insisted him to prove. They then ran the empty alloy on the balancing machine and didn't find any issues (the numbers were within the accepted values), I then purchased new tires and balanced the wheels again.
    envira likes this.
  4. Lekh Maharaja

    Lekh Maharaja Timido

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    17
    Ahmedabad
    Ahmedabad
    Grande Punto 1.3
    @envira
    Can you share images of your damage alloys ??
  5. envira

    envira Timido

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    14
    Visakhapatnam
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Thank you all for the suggestions.
    I have changed my Rims from Alloy to Linea 15" Steel Rims with Linea Wheel Caps.

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    The Tires were changed from Bridgestone B290 to Continental MC5 Contimax Contact ones.
    The rims were bought from 99rpm.com for a price of 6k including wheel caps.
    The tires from a local dealer for 21k for 4 tires.

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    I usually travel 120kms a day and after 800kms i found that ride is smooth, handling is good but cornering is not the best when compared to alloys.
    The mileage as of now i have noticed, there is a drop, but as tires are new i would like to comment about it after 5k kms.
    Thank again all for the suggestion.
    Happy riding
    regards
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