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Difference between Linea MJD Dynamic with 15'' alloy and Emotion 16'' alloy

Discussion in 'Car Purchase Queries' started by ramvignesh, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. ramvignesh

    ramvignesh Amatore

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    I am planning to buy a Fiat Linea MJD. I really wanted to know the difference between 15'' alloy and 16'' alloy in terms of Fuel efficiency, Ride, Handling& performance. I could not get this information anywhere. Ofcourse 16'' alloy has got better looks.
    Is it really worth the difference to go for emotion instead of dynamic?
  2. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
    Emotion not only has these but a few more listed below

    1. The spare wheel is full size with alloys
    2. Perforated Leather Seats package
    3. 3rd Head rest.

    The three I can majorly recollect.
  3. ramvignesh

    ramvignesh Amatore

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    I know these difference. But I really wanted to the effect of 16'' alloy over 15'' alloy. Pros and cons of 16'' alloy over 15'' alloy.
  4. zoombiee

    zoombiee

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    I dont see any significant advantage except a little higher ground clearance. Tyre choice is limited with 16" and the cost is 70-80% more than 16" tyres. I think 15" tyres with higher sidewall profiles will provide better comfort than 16" tyres. I'd recommend sticking to 15".
  5. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    if you are ready to spend for pure 98PCD alloys of 16" and more spending for 16" tyres then you can without a doubt go in for 16inchers.
    There is will very negligible drop in mileage "If at all any
    The perfect match for 195/60/15 would be 205/50/16 with a difference of just .5% this is the closest you can go.

    Personally i would not recommend or like going any lower than 55 Aspect ratio as indian roads are not meant for such low profiles but its your take.

    Things to note.
    1.) there will be visible hardening of the steering if you upgrade to 205
    2.) Depending on whether you choose hard or soft tyres your ride can also become stiff (especially with 50)

    Choice is yours

    PS :: If i were you i would stick to 205/55/15 . ( Which is what i'm currently running on). There is no real gains from 15"->16" apart from aesthetics
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  6. BoseSuman

    BoseSuman Superiore

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    Midnapur (W.B) & Hyderabad (A.P) India.
    Linea 1.3
    Ramvignesh,
    More what you will get, stability in high speed:- more in higher size wheel.
  7. ramvignesh

    ramvignesh Amatore

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    Thank you guys. But still I have mixed feelings.
    Summarizing-
    Stability: 16" means better stability at higher speeds
    Comfort: Side wall profile is lesser in 16" wheel and so not good than 15" in dynamic
    Ride: Emotion model comes with 16" and there is no manual upgrading from 15". So, I hope emotion model steering won't be stiffer/heavier.
    Performance and efficiency: same
    Looks: obviously 16" looks better
  8. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    Is there any difference in gearing(ratios are same but bigger taller tyres affect gearing).
    MJD with 15" does 100 at 2.5K RPM in 5th gear,at what RPM does Emtion with 16" does 100 in 5th gear
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  9. ramvignesh

    ramvignesh Amatore

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    wheel specs...

    195/60/R15

    Diameter of wheel in mm = 15*25.4 = 381.0mm
    Section height = 60% of 195mm = 117.0mm
    Outer diameter of the unladen tyre = (wheel diameter) + 2(section height)
    = 381.0mm + 2x117.0mm = 615.0mm
    Approximate rolling circumference = 0.96 x OD x PI = 0.96 x 615.0mm x PI = 1855mm

    205/50/R16

    Diameter of wheel in mm = 16*25.4 = 406.4mm
    Section height = 50% of 205mm = 102.5mm
    Outer diameter of the unladen tyre = (wheel diameter) + 2(section height)
    = 406.4mm + 2x102.5mm = 611.4mm
    Approximate rolling circumference = 0.96 x OD x PI = 0.96 x 615.0mm x PI = 1844mm


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  10. ramvignesh

    ramvignesh Amatore

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    Comparision
    wheel compare.jpg
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