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Old 30th January 2010, 02:12   #211
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The punto active comes with 165/80 R14 and the dynamic/dynamic pk with 175/70 R14. Emotion comes with 195/60 R15. The base size is the same size as the stock swift except for the zxi which is 185/70. I dont understand why fiat chose 175/70 as it gives a higher error than 185/70
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Because like all other companies in India, they are more bothered with fuel economy.
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Old 30th January 2010, 10:41   #213
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Yea i thought as much. But interestingly enough the cars they send for review are the top end cars, which have wider tyres and give lower mileage!

Off topic, does ARAI give different mileage figures for different variants of cars(with the same engine i mean). I've never seen different figures, eg swift petrol is just 17.94 km/l
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Old 15th February 2010, 22:01   #214
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Upgraded Punto emotion tyres to 185/70 R14 A drives. Cost - 3.1K per tyre. Noise is almost absent and excellent grip . Thank you Nikhil for your suggestion
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^^ are these 98pcd??
Edit - sorry dumb question - just realized you did not change your alloys!! I am guessing it isn't that easy to get 98pcd alloys still.

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I wanted to change my Apollo Acelere Sportz 185/60 R14 on my Getz Crdi. I clocked around 30k on the Apollo's and missed getting the alignment checked for almost 20k hence my front rubber got worn out from the edges.

The choice for replacement was an Apollo Acelere Sportz, Michelin PP2, Yokohama Advan Neova , Yokohama S-drive or ES100. The size considered for the upgrade was 205/60 R14. Apollo had stock issues, PP2 was unavailable in the desired size, Advan was pricey so finally settled for the ES100. The car ride characteristics have significantly changed, have just clocked 10kms on the new soles so cant comment much, will return with my impressions in a couple of days.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 14:20   #217
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I plan to change my stock Bridgestone Dueler now in Scorpio as they have clocked around 80k & will finish in another 20 K. One option which i think is

Yokohama Geolanders.

Gurus please sugges if this is the best option or should i look for something else. What should be there price in delhi?
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Old 22nd February 2010, 14:23   #218
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I would like to change my stock 175/60 R14 tyres on Vista with something wider. Which brand and size would be the best option ? Ride comfort can be compromised to a certain extend, but grip levels should be great.

Any suggestions ?
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Try A539 from Yokohama. Amazing grip level and fun while cornering at high speeds.
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I agree with TSK13. The A539 is good, but a little noisy.
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I agree with Nikhil . But if the windows are closed or music is loud, then one never hears the music of the tyres, which as told by Nikhil is not much. A539 is better than its direct rival, the Potenza GIII by Bridgestone.
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Thanks for the reply Nikhilb2008 and tsk13.

The windows will be rolled up full time. I usually drive with 100% AC. So I guess I can live with the sound. How much would it cost ? And what would be the right size ? I run on 14 inch 6J alloys now.
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I plan to change my stock Bridgestone Dueler now in Scorpio as they have clocked around 80k & will finish in another 20 K. One option which i think is

Yokohama Geolanders.

Gurus please sugges if this is the best option or should i look for something else. What should be there price in delhi?

Guys Please suggest me as well
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Geolandars are fantastic options for the money, you can also try Michelin but most people putting in the Geo's have been exceedingly happy with them till date.
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Thanks for the reply Nikhilb2008 and tsk13.

The windows will be rolled up full time. I usually drive with 100% AC. So I guess I can live with the sound. How much would it cost ? And what would be the right size ? I run on 14 inch 6J alloys now.
Sorry for such a late reply. In your case tyre noise won't trouble you. For the right size, see if there is a tyre thread for your car. If not, then create one.
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