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Tyre Upgrade - Discussion

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

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  1. 5u3zEr0

    5u3zEr0 Regolare

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    Linea T-Jet
    @ ashwyain: Try and search for 98 pCD alloys in other designs as much as you can. I have used ENKEI, Lenso and they are good. BBS would be very good but they would be expensive. Keep the OE Fiat 16" alloys as your last choice. Sixteen inch wheels will make your car look better!
  2. sanfiat

    sanfiat Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Hi there...i got a 1.3 mjd active. Someone at the tyre shop scared me saying that 185/70/R14 will rub against the fender lining on turns. Alsi it would reduce ground clearance. I just came off and chk out with foljs here before i invest in all four tyres. Michelin reviews indicate very low run life. So please suggest if bridgestone would be a better one....thanks
  3. sudipz

    sudipz Amatore

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    I recommend stick to the company size please.


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  4. harryaviator

    harryaviator Regolare

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    kochi
    kochi
    Linea 1.3
    stick to the company sized ones. these days ground clearance is also not an issue.
  5. vj_v1

    vj_v1 Superiore

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    185/70 R14 is perfect. Go for it with your eyes closed. It will not touch the fenders.

    The stock tyre size on emotion variant is 195/60 R15 , 185/70 R14 is almost equivalent in Running radius to the former and width is 10 mm less, so there is no question of tyres touching the fender.

    For that matter people are running on 205mm width tyres which is 20mm wider that the 185 ones and people are also running on 195/65 R15's which have a Running radius of 10mm more than 185/70 R14, so there is enough room width and also height wise.

    The stock tyres on Active variant are skinny and upgrading is a very good idea for better grip and handling. GC lost due to the upgrade is negligeble (about 2mm)
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  6. harryaviator

    harryaviator Regolare

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    kochi
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    Linea 1.3
    Running on 205/55 r16. Linea mjd, 2011

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  7. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.4
    It doesn't reduce GC, in fact, GC is slightly increased. Tyres won't touch fenders at any angle. I am running on this profile for the last four months (4k kms appx).
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  8. sanfiat

    sanfiat Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Hey VJ, Thanks .... Got them changed. 185/70/R14. Michelin XM2. There was a word of them being soft and wear out soone but i took my chances. Old JK's were giving too much of Tyre roll noise.

    Thanks fiatlover... taken heed.
  9. Fiat-Yamaha

    Fiat-Yamaha Superiore

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    I got my punto emotion 2010 tyres upgraded on June 1st.

    Rims: Upgraded from 14"to 15" linea rims vth active wheel caps brought from a fellow member for 3k.

    Tyres: OEM Bridgestone to Yoko Earth1 paid 4.8k/tyre vth WB & WA.

    There's a huge difference in handling, GC and ride.

    Before and aft pics

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  10. SunnyBoi

    SunnyBoi Amatore

    Drove Chennai-Blore yesterday, 3 people in the car + loaded boot. Zero understeer even while taking turns full throttle at 150.

    I love my ZLOs :D
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