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Tyre Upgrade - Discussion

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by Andy, Jun 18, 2010.

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  1. ENKI

    ENKI Esperto

    You are bingo! The speedo error sometimes frustrates (not same level of complaints with distance and mileage stats). Theoretically, it induces as much as 6-7% of error. It's not that bad upto 100 KM/hr but as the speed increases, the error multiplies itself. It will show 160 Km/hr as 150 km/hr (compared to stock). That is huge difference!

    There is slight body roll noticed but only at speeds above 130-140 Km/hr. For eg. there is a big loopy turn that i used to travel through everyday. The car feels like it is riding on high-heel lady sandals as compared to Sport shoes earlier, still never out of control though. You will hear more Tyre squeaking at high speeds which you never did in stock tires.

    When it comes to positives, the ride becomes so comfortable, you will love it. I am not sure if Ganges will have the same feeling by swapping only 2 rear tires. It takes away ample load of crashing from suspension and potholes just don't exisit anymore. The suspension is very relaxed.

    You will also enjoy increased GND Clearance (in case of 4 tires). As far as scrapping to the body is concerned, i have tried that with full load and high speedy turns but yet to experience anything like that. The tradeoff's are pretty clear. Aesthetically, it enhances because most of the wheel arc is filled (especially in the front).

    For next tyre change, i am looking for configuration like 205/60 if any tyre company provides that. 205/55 will make ride harsh. I am not very enthusiastic about 205/65 configuration any more but it wasn't bad experience at all!!
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  2. l13mjd

    l13mjd Amatore

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    Limraj, changemytyre .com or tireonwheels .com is offering MY02 still. At least in my 205/55 spec, so check there.
  3. pvnaraya

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  4. Blackbox

    Blackbox

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    The 165/80 spec tyres should be banned on the Puntos. The day i upgraded to 185/70 I experienced all the great things that others spoke of a Punto.
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  5. Ganges

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    i said wrong price its 6400INR pai advance of 2000INR so tuesday i will receive set of two tires.

    Strange, is he a tire dealer ? :D avs db have 205/65/r15

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    Thanks ENKI for your intime review,i have checked it shows 5.3% difference.
    I'm a sedate driver,drive mostly 80-120Kmph band. :)
    For 205/60/R15 Yoko A drive is available.
  6. asimpleson

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    IIRC, the difference should be about 3% max. Anyways, I am wondering how to recalibrate the speedometer. :confused:
  7. pvnaraya

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    Sorry.. I am not able to get you :(
  8. Ganges

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    Nopes it cant be done,have to depend on GPS.
    one thing i noticed with 195/65/15 profiles that the car speedo exactly matches with GPS.

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    The question is will you allow something to happen without your knowledge ?
    i have experienced the spin with new tires at front and old tires at rear,very dangerous. i would say strictly avoid it.
  9. asimpleson

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    Ganges it can be done. :) It is done on Chrysler's Jeep Wrangler for example. We just dont have the tools and/or knowhow. I am sure some ROM needs to flashed for this.
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  10. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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