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Rate of tyre wear

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by jiji, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    1,109
    Chembur Mumbai
    Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Tires

    For our Punto to ply comfortably on INDIAN roads u need good ground clearance.. With 17" Wheels you would surely get your Punto hit on the ground every time u take it out for a drive.. Hence its not available here in India..

    Also the price factor plays an imp role too..
  2. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    748
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Tires

    @anrad73 : I have met a GP Emotion Pack owner (only one) who broke 3 of his alloys , so the profile is already on the margin line. I wonder how long the 16" TJet alloys will last in the the Kerala road conditions, good that they are not concentrating at the Kerala market immediately. 17" is a biiiig NO NO.
  3. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    1,109
    Chembur Mumbai
    Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Tires

    For Indian road conditions it reely gets difficult.. U need to reduce the profile of your tyres to compensate the inch increase in your wheels which gives room for hits under chassis...
  4. jiji

    jiji Amatore

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    Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India, India
    Trivandrum
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Tires

    Hi everyone an update of how my tires perform...it s been around 5000 KM...and the fun keeps improving....the jaw breaking ride is no more. I m getting good efficiency the cornering fun still puts a great smile on my face!!! Only thing bothered as i said wet conditions above 100kph in wet, if u want to stop slam on the brake and pray literally!!! Cos of the ABS and the nimble chassis the car comes to a halt but you ve jus been to heaven and back...hehe

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