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Punto Emotion now has 165/80R14 tires!!

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by redtux, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. redtux

    redtux

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    Fiat website lists that Emotion model Punto will come with 165/80R14 tires instead of the 175 R14.
  2. vijay822002

    vijay822002

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    Yes...Thats true . I too checked that.

    Thats a very bad cost cutting by Fiat. Anyways Doesnt matter for the people like me. I changed to Yoko A Drive 195's the very next day.

    Cheers
    Vijay
  3. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    Even I was disappointed. :(
  4. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Did you put 195 on same steel rim?

    Whats your tire size? Is it 165/80?
    Better to get it upgrade as soon possible.
  5. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    I think Fiat wants to give a little more push to the FE.
    Of course, I would still prefer stock 175s over stock 165s.
  6. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    Earlier wasn't it 175/70 R14
    May be it's to up the Ground Clearance. Wouldn't GC increase by putting xxx/80 R14 instead of xxx/70 R14. If they wanted to increase GC FIAT could have provided us 175/80 R14 instead of 165/80 R14.
    I would say bad move by FIAT
  7. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Yes, GC increases with 165/80 R14

    But, 175/80 R14 would be too Jeep Like tyres with very thick side wall.

    I believe it could be because of tyre shortage companies are facing. There is a thread on tbhp regarding severe shortage of tyres.
    Also, now Fiat does not need to source 3 types of tyres: 165, 175 and 195. This is easier to manage for them I suppose.
    Now, they are planning to add 205/55 R16 to the T-Jet. This would further complicate the sourcing process.
  8. Vikrant Joshi

    Vikrant Joshi Regolare

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    Yes the size has decreased.

    Please note that the brochure on the fiat website also mentionsthe weight as follows;
    Punto 1.2- 1090 kg (1140 kg earlier)
    Punto 1.4- 1115kg (1145 kg earlier)
    Punto 1.3- 1130kg (1190 kg earlier).

    Does that mean better FE figures now? ::O
  9. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Oh so Fiat has reduced the wight also, good for FE.
  10. Sumit

    Sumit Superiore

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    i think its a smart move by Fiat. indian love great mileage and high CG. pick-up shud improve also by reduced weight.

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