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Team Fiat - Tyre Upgrade Guide

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

  1. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

    Prices vary a lot...

    Best to deal with the most famous tyre dealer in town to get best discounts...sometimes snapdeal gives great discounts too..
  2. Pradeepms

    Pradeepms Amatore

    Mysore, Karanataka
    Grande Punto 1.3
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  3. Abhijeet Sarkar

    Abhijeet Sarkar Timido

    Grande Punto 1.4
    Does anyone has spare 15" steel rims ? I need 4 or 5 of them.
  4. kunwar.g

    kunwar.g Superiore

    Grande Punto 1.3
    If you are from Delhi, check with BKTyres
  5. rakeshcity

    rakeshcity Timido

    Punto Evo 1.3
    I brought a punto evo dynamic I planned to buy alloy from out size and upsizes the Tyre the service fellows told me that I"ll loose the suspension warranty, any idea on that ?

    QUOTE="Ravi, post: 841897598, member: 41"]Tyre upgrade is one of the most important items; normally people prefer to go first. This is the basic contact between car and road, and these tyres harness the engine's power, allow the brakes to do their job and determine how successfully a car will go around a corner.

    Upgrading tyre, immediately after delivery of new car is highly recommended, to fetch maximum buyback on OEM tyres.

    There are two ways to increase the size of the tyre's contact patch--make it longer or wider. A longer patch would require the tyre's overall diameter to increase.
    But increase the diameter of the tyre on most passenger cars and you may have few problems (Source - http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/maintenance/4281033)
    1. The tyre might hit fender etc.
    2. And because the radius of the overall tyre is larger, the effective gearing gets taller, slowing down the engine at any given speed - and robbing your car of acceleration.
    3. Because of increased angular momentum--weight concentrated near the rim--the ABS calibration goes wacky.

    So normally we prefer to go wider. We mount up a tyre with a wider tread and a lower profile for better handling.

    Please note that a change in overall diameter of tyre and wheel might cause a slight error in your speedometer and odometers readings.

    Please keep in mind, too low a profile will give you a very hard ride. So, 195/60 R15 is more comfortable on Indian roads than 205/55 R15. It's simple. Whichever tyre size has a higher sidewall is better for comfort.

    For tyre upgrade, use this calculator, anything under 4% is acceptable.
    A useful thread on Punto/Linea specific discussion - Tyre Upgrade Size

    Basic - Tyre Reading
    195/55 R 16
    195 = Tyre width in mm. This is the amount of rubber that is in contact with the ground when the car is stationary.
    55 is the sidewall profile. It is a percentage of tyre width. In this case, the sidewall height is 55% of 195, which is 117mm.
    R = Radial tyre. R is just a random alphabet used to indicate that this is a radial tyre. Crossply tyres generally have D.
    16 = Diameter of wheel/tyre in inches.

    Picture below showing it clearly -

    View attachment 61921

    Options for Punto and Linea

    Basic models come with 165/80 R14 size tyres. Top end variant comes with 195/60 R15 or 195/55 R16 (EVO) size tyres.

    Below are few options which should be considered for upgrades for 165/80 R14 size tyres. For top end model, 195/60 R15 or 195/55 R16, are already best sizes available in Indian market, no need for any size upgrade.

    1. On 14" steel rim - Go for 185/70 size tyres. Highly recommended.
    2. Buy OE 15" steel rim, and Go for 195/60 size tyres.
    3. Upgrade to 15" Alloys (OE or any 98 PCD aftermarket alloy) - Go for 195/60 size tyres.
    4. And after EVO launch, there is option to think of buying 16” wheel and use 195/55 size tyres.

    Except Classic variant, all models comes with either 195/60 R15 or 205/55 R16 size tyres. These are good sized tyres and doesn’t require any size upgrade. Classic owners can use Punto's suggestion, above.
    Punto and Linea have nicely designed alloys, and considering 98PCD alloys tough to get in market, these are good choice to have.
    Now with Punto EVO and new Linea launch, lots of new options are available.

    Choosing Tyres
    If comfort is your priority, choose one from Michelin P3ST or Yokohama AVS DB series.
    Other pretty good tyres are - Michelin XM2, Bridgestone MY02 or AR 20, Yokohama C Drive, Apollo Alnac 4G etc.
    Low end tyres but good reviews - Apollo Accelere, Yokohama Earth1, Yokohama A Drive etc.

    These are just few recommended tyres, there are other lots of popular tyres in market.

    Good reading - Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible Page 1 of 4[/QUOTE]
  6. lakshminandan

    lakshminandan Amatore

    North Lakhimpur
    Linea 1.3
    Hello friends,my Linea MJD emotion with 205/55 r16 stock tyres have clocked 22k kms. One tyre shop guy told me that I have to change the tyres within next 10k kms. There is no puncture in any tyre till now but the tyre pressure goes down a bit everytime I fill after 3-4 days. What may be the reason and when is the ideal time to replace the tyres? Also can I go for 205/60 r16 for more comfort. Please suggest.


    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    My punto stock (195/60 R15) crossed 40K, I am also planning for an up-sizing. The Odo difference seems to be negligible (<0.5%) in GIII 215/55 R15 but not sure whether it will be a overkill.

    205/60 R15 Vs 215/55 R15, please share some practical experiences on upgrade (no theory please) would be appreciated
  8. manganna

    manganna Timido

    Punto Evo 1.3
    hi sir's,

    after purchase of my Punto evo Dynamic, I was changed tyres 195/65/R15 with YOKOMO NS-100(rotation tyres) and mileage was in high way 16km/lit in city 13 km, please tell me if any mileage drop will be there after putting these tyres.
  9. moksh

    moksh Superiore

    Linea 1.3
    @manganna Can you please tell us what made you choose 195/65R15 rather than 195/60R15
  10. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

    Linea 1.3
    @manganna fuel efficiency due to tyres is a valid variable. You will probably not have noticable degrade in fe after tyre change. There is always a tradeoff due to tyre profile and pattern. Certain offer better grip and cornering ability while others offer better fuel efficiency. Better grip and low noise and comfort are higher priority I think. You need to check you driving style and conditions. 20-22kmpl is not a big trouble for Punto Mjd. Give it time and check post service. Also make sure you use good fuel bunk.

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