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Tyre Upgrade - Discussion

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

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  1. I am using PLC,I have to admit I repented for buying this for initial 5000 kms, as car started having more body roll, it used to get scary in high speeds. But recently with little bit of experiment, i learnt in PLC you need to keep about 1 PSI more air than GT3.I have fallen in love with ability of tire to absorb undulations of the road even a 5" high speed beaker doesn't send shocks inside the cabin!! Most of the petrol bunk air filling units are out calibration i brought a digital air check gauge and compressor.I am happy to fill the air myself.

    Now PLC handles as good as GT3,but breaking,road noise,vibrations in side the cabin,wet/dry grip is unmatched by any other tire in the price band below it.No offense meant to any one or other brand.It also justifies the over 1200/- extra one need to shell out in buying Michilin .

    I thank D.J Nish/Ravi for his guidance in selecting the tire.
    -Sat
  2. sunswape

    sunswape Regolare

    Guys whats the ideal size one should go in 16inch for Punto ? Is it 205/45 ??
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  3. PatchyBoy

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    Since your profile states Dynamic, I am assuming you have 165/80 R14 stock. See below for a comparison of various sizes in 16 inch rims.

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    Ideally, you should go for 205/55 R16 or 205/50 R16. 205/45 R16 would be a strict NO NO. 205/45 R17 can be considered, but may result in less comfortable ride quality.

    Rajan
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  4. royj

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    Here is my post with details
    I went for 185/70 R14. No noise or problems with grip noticed so far. Running 34psi all round now. Planning to increase it to 36 and watch the feedback.
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  5. jumu

    jumu Superiore

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    royj, actually 32 all around in itself is high IMO. I am surprised that you are doing a 34 all round. I find such pressures jarring my ride. I maintain 32/30. All round 36 will load up your suspension and lead to centre specific tread wear. Also high pressures will reduce contact area and grip as rolling resistance will reduce. Also a bit of suppleness brought about by correct pressure will improve the dynamics of the car in the corners.

    Abdul
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  6. Phew

    Phew Esperto

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    Re: What tyres to buy??

    205/50/16

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  7. royj

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    Abdul,
    I used to run 32 all round on my Bridgestones and I ended up with side tread wear. But 34 on Bridgestones was a bit jarring.
    On the MRF ZLOs, I felt 34 psi was too soft. That is why I was considering increasing it to 36psi.
    Another point to note is that we seldom measure the real cold tyre pressure. So I would recommend 36 at the pump so that the real cold pressure would be around 32psi.
  8. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Its a mistake most of us make following the manufacturer specification for all tyres. I used to fill 32PSI on B250, once even tried 34, after switching to CPC2 28PSI gives the same comfort, 30 and above gives stiff ride.
  9. jumu

    jumu Superiore

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    royj, the side tread wear is mostly caused by the road shoulders at the centre especially on Kerala roads . This shoulder is meant for water to flow away and hence this elevation on the driver side tends to load the right tyres and unload the left tyres a bit.

    Abdul
  10. I have used, JK tornado [Stock], Yokohoma C drives and at present Nankang NS2 Ultra.

    Jk were good.
    Yokohoma had excellent wetgrip, good breaking, road noise and life were average. Lasted 30k [195/60/R15]
    Nankang NS2 Ultra - Good looks, value for money, Wet grip is average. Dry grip good. No Road noise at all. Seems to last really long [ 205/45/R17]

    BTW all these tyres are ISI certified, whats wrong in going with Nankang, Maxxis or even Kenda when they meet ISI certification? Look at the pricing a 205/45/R17 costed 5200 each piece, the same in S drive or Bridgestone is 12000 per piece.
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