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Tyre Upgrade - Discussion

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

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  1. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
    They are noisier than goodyear but grippier than the NCT5. I did not go for these tyres only for the noise factor even though the pricing is quite good.
  2. limraj

    limraj Superiore

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    Trivandrum
    Linea 1.3
    I felt good year nct5 had more grip on the road :confused: !

    Now after 1500 kms with Yoko A drive R1,
    I am OK with noise (may be got used to it).
    I feel undulations (still trying to get used)
    Lighter (than NCT5) steering - kind of OK.

    It is value for the money I paid.
  3. sanfiat

    sanfiat Amatore

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    Faridabad, Haryana
    faridabad Haryana
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Hello there...
    I changed my tyres to 185/70/14 Michelin . Got teh balancing/allignment done. But after a day i noticed that the steering has a small tilt to left when the car is running straight. I mean the position is such that the Steering FIAT logo doesnt rest straight as it should be when tyres are in a perfect straight motion. It is slightly inclined from it's default position , say 10-15 degrees from the correct position. The car stays in a staright motion when i test it by momentarily lifting my hands off teh steering. I guess the allignment guy was doing something using the "Thread" method to set the steering straight.
    Can anyone help me out with this one. It was all ok before i changed the tyres. No big thuds or bad roads .
    Could teh tyre size upgrading be the reason. Please shed some light on this gentlemen.
  4. vj_v1

    vj_v1 Superiore

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    Hyderabad
    Go back and get allignment done again man. It's nothing, the allignment guy just screwed up the steering angle, should be a simple fix.
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  5. sanfiat

    sanfiat Amatore

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    Faridabad, Haryana
    faridabad Haryana
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Hey thanks VJ...Will do that. these dumbasses at workshops sometimes take everyone's time for granted.
  6. harryaviator

    harryaviator Regolare

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    kochi
    kochi
    Linea 1.3
    +1 to vj_v1 minor issue. Will be done free of cost by the alignment guy

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  7. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    My Punto recently completed 3 years and I am contemplating changing the tyres (they have done close to 23K as of now).

    Can I safely go for 185/65/R14? Being the active variant, my stock tyre size is 165/80/R14.

    Between 185/65/R14 and 195/70/R14, which will be a better update?
  8. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    I think you should go for 185/70, on 14" rim.
  9. Got all the 4 old tyres changed today 20-Jun-2014 at “Lal’sTyres” at Whites road. Old Goodyear GT3’s had done 43535 km in 4years, 7 months. Had noticeably became harder since almost 1year.

    New ones are Vredestein SPORTRAC 5 (195 60 R15 – same spec as old GT3 OEM tyres) 46/13 manuf.



    Hope they are good and even better in all respects similar to the old GT3’s as personally experienced so far.



    Total 21200 (Free alignment/Balancing/new Nozzle –400 4Old tyres). 2 more free alignment check-up at next 2k and 4k km. (was 6200 around Jan’14. So it has come down and waiting was fruitful huh)


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  10. anoop

    anoop Superiore

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