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

  1. shams

    shams Esperto

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    Bangalore
    since the calculator talks about diameter, minus indicates diameter will reduce. ABS/EBD wont get affected by the change.
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  2. atulkumbhar

    atulkumbhar Amatore

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    PIMPRI, PUNE
    Pimpri
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Ok, Thanks @ shams
  3. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Kumbhar ji,
    I'm using the mammoth tires 205/65/15 tire profile. No issues with ABCD or XYZ. Be relaxed.
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  4. Abhinav Sharma

    Abhinav Sharma Novizio

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    Nagpur
    Nagpur
    Grande Punto 1.3
    I am using 185/70R14 Michelin. Superb grip and no problem in wet driving. It works well with ABS+EBD.
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 8, 2015 ---
    Go for 185/70R14 superb performance after running 30k still it will go further 20k. Michelin tyre im using.
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  5. atulkumbhar

    atulkumbhar Amatore

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    PIMPRI, PUNE
    Pimpri
    Grande Punto 1.3
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  6. SanketGajane

    SanketGajane Amatore

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    Mumbai
    Linea 1.4
    Tyres changed at:
    International Tyre service, Charni road, Mumbai

    Cost: Rs.22000/- for set of 4 + Wheel alignment + Balancing + 1 year rotation
    500 cashback for 3 tyres 90% used (1 was burst, belt separated)

    Here is my update after 1.5k:
    Yoko Earth 1

    + Better road grip on dry and wet (Tested on Easter Freeway Mumbai in rains, felt confident)
    + Slight less noise than C drive
    + Better looking and seems more durable
    + Feels slightly better on bumps (Could be due to new rubber, old ones were 4+years)
    + Sidewall looks strong compared to C drive

    - Slightly pricier
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  7. pdash

    pdash Regolare

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    Bangalore
    Mahadevapura
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Finally yes finally,I have changed my car tyres.

    It's Yokohama Earth1 185/70 r14.
    Cost:16200(16400-200 for old tyres). Alignment, balancing and rotation was free.
    Got a Giordano Analog Black Dial Men's Watch from Yoko as per the current offer.

    Tyre manufactured on 32nd week of 2015.
    Changed at Sai Iyengar and sons (Indiranagar,Bangalore)

    Just drove from IndiraNagar to my office in outer ring road. Initial impression was really good. Less noise and more grip.
    Though the tyre size calculator is saying, this change will reduce your ground clearance, but I feel it got increased.
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  8. SanketGajane

    SanketGajane Amatore

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    Mumbai
    Linea 1.4
    @pdash I too got the watch, forgot to mention that. And you are spot on about ground clearance:cigar:
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  9. Pradeepms

    Pradeepms Amatore

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    Mysore, Karanataka
    Mysore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    @pdash gc increased? How buddy.... ;) logically it shud decrease....
    Anyway update ur experience... Enjoy new shoes on ur punto...
  10. pdash

    pdash Regolare

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    Bangalore
    Mahadevapura
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Yes, theoretically it got decreased, but practically it got increased. It may be due to new fat rubber on the new tyre.

    JK tornodo side wall was use to looks little flatten at 32 PSI of air, but Yoko sidewall looks straight. That could be another reason.

    New shoes are doing great on good roads, but little bumpy on potholes or uneven road at decent speed.

    Car feels more planted on roads and no side pulling issue at all so far. Touch wood.
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