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Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by Ravi, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. riturajmnnit

    riturajmnnit Amatore

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    Bengaluru, India
    Hi folks,

    I have done 38000 Kms on stock tires (Apollo Aceler 195/60/R15) in Linea Dynamic 2012.
    Please suggest if i should stick to same or upgrade to 205/60/R15. Any particular brand ? How is snapdeal when it comes to tires.
  2. Pradeepms

    Pradeepms Amatore

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    Mysore, Karanataka
    Mysore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    @pdash I think nobody has used 195/70r14
    If u r trying let me know ur experience
  3. pdash

    pdash Regolare

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    Bangalore
    Mahadevapura
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Spoke to few Tyre dealers today, every body said no to 195/70 R14. They told this does not suit the profile(did not get any scientific reason). and every body advised for185/70 R14. I am going with Yoko Earth 1 185 section. It will lower the GC by 4MM. Each tyre is going to cost 4.2 to me( fitting,alignment balancing is free of cost)
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  4. SanketGajane

    SanketGajane Amatore

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    Mumbai
    Linea 1.4
    I am planning for Yoko Earth1 for my Linea 1.4 Fire (195/60/15).
    Seems durable and good enough for the price.
    Will reply back with initial report soon.
    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 17, 2015 ---
    I would prefer to stick to the stock tyre size.
    195 does a good enough job, besides 205 might scrap fender during bumps or turns.

    Recently my Yoko A drive just gave way and planning to change all 4 to Yoko Earth 1
  5. Pradeepms

    Pradeepms Amatore

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    172
    Mysore, Karanataka
    Mysore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    @pdash try bridgestone my02 sports, it has got looks and looks bit broader than others....
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  6. SanketGajane

    SanketGajane Amatore

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    104
    Mumbai
    Linea 1.4
    Just got all 4 Yoko Earth 1 for My Linea (195/60/15) , upgraded from 4 year old Yoko A drives.
    Initial Impression:
    The car feels more planted, comfort level has increased, Sound level has decreased from previous tyres.

    Have driven only 200kms.
    Will report more after few days.
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  7. y2knirmal

    y2knirmal Timido

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    Bangalore
    Hi Pradeepms , its Good Year NCT 5 205/55R16
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  8. sriprass

    sriprass Novizio

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    31
    India
    Nagothane
    Linea T-Jet
    Hi TFI,
    It's been a long time since I logged in here due to various reasons. Well, my T-Jet is having a great run. Clocked 19.5k. Did two long trips from Nagothane to Tanjavur, TN. Both times reached in about 20 hours non stop. On return journeys had a break. Am gonna make one more such trip this September from Nagothane to kanyakumari. Thinking to go for a tyre change before that.
    The reasons being, had a tyre burst, rear left, with no load at at less than 60 kmph between Alibag n Nagothane when I had made around 9k. Changed with same bRand GY tyre. Had a skid in a ghat between imagica and Pali. Speeds at around 50-55,last week, though it was raining. Rotated tyres at 17k. The pot holes here has roads in between.
    Need suggestions. Thanks in advance.
  9. Pradeepms

    Pradeepms Amatore

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    Mysore, Karanataka
    Mysore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Hi all,
    Yesterday I was talking to Bridgestone shop guy (my friend was doing wheel allignment for his figo), he said for punto u need big tyres and he told 195/60r14 is good and suitable for punto (but this will reduce some GC i believe, bcoz stock is 80mm height and this is 60mm) and he also told if I have plans of putting alloys, then I can go for 205/60r14 which will look very sporty.
    waiting for all the suggestions/inputs on this.
  10. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto

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    Thane
    Good to hear that T-jet is munching miles. I think its too early for the tyre change. The skidding which you mentioned must have been due to aqua planing when you drove in a puddle of water and there was a loss of road grip on the tyre. Good year is a good brand (although not my favourite) and should last long. Have you inspected the tyres, are there any visible uneven wear? I am sure the tyres must have been aligned and balanced together along with the tyre rotation at 17K. Can you post some pics of the tyres for more clarity?

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