Dear All, I know this has been discussed multiple times in multiple forums and don't want to sound "Naïve" but have to ask the question differently. Will Appreciate feedback from all. I am planning to finally go for a trip to Leh and late August 2014. I own a Fiat Punto emotion 2010 diesel which is 100% stock in terms of performance upgrades. I know the car is quite sturdy and have loved every single day of driving in the last 4 years. Have already travelled to Manali/Rohtang pass without any troubles in the same car. Now I have read through several travelogues and forums on teamfiat.co.in about people travelling to Leh in a fiat and all going happy along with some horror stories. Here is my question - Do I really need to upgrade the ground clearance with the GC kit or I can do without it. The currently profile is as follows - Tyre size - 175/70/ R14 (Will need replacement anyways before I go, as they have been driven for 60k already) Suspension - All stock, going great, don't find any issues with GC but I primarily drive on Delhi Gurgaon highway (NH 8) so that could be one reason and its much much smoother than my accent which is the same year model. (I know they are world apart) A couple of options I am contemplating - 1. Get the GC upgrade kit from Fiat ASS, costing around 17k (Plus new Stock Tyres) 2. Go for tyre upgrade at the cost of around 22k (Will save me quite a lot because I will not need GC upgrade) 3. Go as is, let the engine guard/plate fight the battle and I will replace it once I am back at a nominal cost of 1.5K. I appreciate all your inputs to make this trip become a reality, adventurous but not in terms keep battling the bad roads. Cheers!!!