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|1st October 2008, 14:57||#16|
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|2nd October 2008, 20:33||#17|
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better stick to ur original rims. already it comes with alloys, why do u want to upgrade it? as suggested by many i too feel 14" will give u better ride quality and to some extend better FE.
|3rd October 2008, 14:07||#18|
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Not with a Fiesta, but did something similar with my Ikon. I upgraded the stock 175/65 R14s to Yokohama S-Drives195/50 R15s. Would have liked to have 195/55 R15s but wasn't recommended because under a full load there was a high probability of scraping against the wheel wells.
Ride improved because of the Yokohama rubber, steering became a bit heavier, but not enough to make any real difference. Handling improved substantially. Grip is phenomenal, and the road noise has gone down a lot too.
|7th October 2008, 18:18||#19|
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Kpzen/iraghava, thanks for your valuable inputs. I stuck with 14'' alloys. But I upgraded to 195-60 R14 Michellin PP1.
a) The cost quoted by the dealer was almost the same for XM+ and PP1.
b) The ride comfort in PP1 certainly seems better than stock MRF tyres
c) Since I do some amount of highway, I thought I will experiment this time. This will be the first time I would have used a PP1 in any of my cars so far.
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