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Old 15th November 2012, 17:47   #16
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The problem is not so much with the ride quality as it is with the performance. As the 1.0 FIRE engine is pretty low on bhp, a tyre upgrade will only increase rolling resistence and hence may the car even more sluggish.
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Old 15th November 2012, 18:00   #17
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I may be able to get hold of 14" Punto alloys.
@DudeWithaFiat, Punto's came with 15 inch alloys and the 14 inches on the Punto were steel wheels. 15" on the Uno would be an overkill from my personal experience.

You can try to go in for 14" from the Palio/Petra/Sienna.

Alternatively, you can consider 165/80 R13 for the Uno. I was using the same profile in my Uno. The 165/80/13 was the stock size in my Palio MJD, when I upgraded to 14" Alloys in my Palio, I swapped the OE ones to the Uno. There were no issues with this profile and found it to be good.

Let me know if you need any further info or help.

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The problem is not so much with the ride quality as it is with the performance. As the 1.0 FIRE engine is pretty low on bhp, a tyre upgrade will only increase rolling resistence and hence may the car even more sluggish.
Thanks Prateek, mine is the Diesel Uno (the 1.7D - 57-58bhp one). The ride quality question came since the plan was/is to move from the high profile(80) to the lower profile(65) tyres.

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@DudeWithaFiat, Punto's came with 15 inch alloys and the 14 inches on the Punto were steel wheels. 15" on the Uno would be an overkill from my personal experience.

You can try to go in for 14" from the Palio/Petra/Sienna.

Alternatively, you can consider 165/80 R13 for the Uno. I was using the same profile in my Uno. The 165/80/13 was the stock size in my Palio MJD, when I upgraded to 14" Alloys in my Palio, I swapped the OE ones to the Uno. There were no issues with this profile and found it to be good.

Let me know if you need any further info or help.
Oops. I wasn't aware of that, thought that it would be 14". In that case, the Punto deal would be off :(

Its giving me courage to know that 165/80 worked well on your car. Now I can go with 155/80 or 165/80 with no issues if I am stay with the 13" rim (though the correct upsize would be 165/70 which I believe is not available).

I was primarily worried about getting the wheel arches touched while taking sharp turns with a 165 tire.

With the 14" the correct upsize would be 165/65R14. Btw, could you let me know from where you bought the 14" alloys? The dealer or from the market. What was the price then?

Thank You.

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You can go in for the 155/80/13 too. I was using Michelin mXTE of that profile before swapping from the Palio. Got the Palio alloy from RM car decors in Coimbatore. Got them for around 14.5k for 4 wheels in 2010. More details in here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...rship-log.html
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I had 155-80/R13 on my UNO D earlier. the handling and GC had improved with it, but the issue was with the manual steering. It required loads of muscle power to park the car.
So I switched back to 145-80/R 13. There was not much difference in the steering though and it worsened the GC.
I am again due for a tyre change. I am thinking of going for Michelin Energy XM2 or XM1+.
Hope this is the best available option for me now.
But please suggest me whether there will be an issue with the manual steering and does soft compound of Michelin reduce steering effort?



Sorry i forgot to mention size of Michelins- 165/65/R13.

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You can go in for the 155/80/13 too. I was using Michelin mXTE of that profile before swapping from the Palio. Got the Palio alloy from RM car decors in Coimbatore. Got them for around 14.5k for 4 wheels in 2010. More details in here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...rship-log.html
Yes. Have seen quite a few Unos running on 155/80R13. I'm in the look-out for used 14" Palio alloys since most of the tyre shops that I enquired at does not have 98 pcd wheels available.

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Sorry i forgot to mention size of Michelins- 165/65/R13.
Isn't 165/65 wrong upsize if you are using 13" ? I suggest you go with 165/70R13 if tyre of that size is available. If you would still like to go with 165/65 then better use them with 14" wheels
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Yes. Have seen quite a few Unos running on 155/80R13. I'm in the look-out for used 14" Palio alloys since most of the tyre shops that I enquired at does not have 98 pcd wheels available.



Isn't 165/65 wrong upsize if you are using 13" ? I suggest you go with 165/70R13 if tyre of that size is available. If you would still like to go with 165/65 then better use them with 14" wheels
Hi i dont think 165/70/R13 is available option in market.
I am also searching for palio alloys, but failed to find any in good condition.
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