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Tyre Upgrade - Discussion

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

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  1. whats the air pressure you keep in these upsized tyres?
  2. Johnycomelate

    Johnycomelate Novizio

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    Dear Ravi ! When I replace my tires next, I plan to downgrade my Linea T-Jet (kerb weight 1258 kg) stock size tire 205/55/16 to Verna 1.6 CRDI (kerb weight 1191 kg) stock size of 195/60/16. I am not a great enthusiast or cornering man ! Barring slight MID errors, what are the pros and cons ? My reasoning is that the T-Jet stock size is over size,though I am unable to prove it to you folks. Your comments pls ! Johny
  3. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    i'm unable to understand your query ,changing tires based upon kerb weight ?Why are you comparing kerb weight with tires ?
    Normally tires changed based upon the comfort,grip,silent etc.
  4. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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  5. Johnycomelate

    Johnycomelate Novizio

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    Dear Ganges ! I agree my query was a little confusing. Kerb weight was given only to compare the vehicle weight vs tire size ! My basic intent is to go for a less wider tire for my t-jet. After I decide on this based on inputs from you all,I would proceed to shortlist the brands based on comfort,grip etc. Thanks in advance !
  6. shams

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    what exactly do you intend to achieve by putting less wider tyres?
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  7. 5u3zEr0

    5u3zEr0 Regolare

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    @ johny come late: Yes it is possible and you can do it. You will have a little more comfort because of the higher profile.
  8. Johnycomelate

    Johnycomelate Novizio

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    Shams @ I think I can achieve better steering response and marginal increase in FE with the reduced tire width plus extra comfort with the higher profile of 60. Your comments pls !

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    5u3zEr0 @ Any cons in your opinion !
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  9. 5u3zEr0

    5u3zEr0 Regolare

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    Handling will become sloppy with the higher profile and grip level will come down if you decide to stick with regular tyres. Car also won't look good as before I think.

    You will feel the car is marginally quicker with the thinner tyres and like you said a light increase in FE.
  10. Johnycomelate

    Johnycomelate Novizio

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    Hi,Thanks for the input. When you say 'handling will become sloppy',will it be that bad or only marginal ? Secondly what tires offer better grip than regular ones ?
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