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Old 6th March 2010, 12:47   #46
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If you want comfort, then go in for Primacy LC.

We're going round in circles. you ask the question, we give the answer. Then you ask the same question, we give the same answer.

You have the reply here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1759778-post28.html
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Old 28th November 2010, 00:27   #47
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Vancity, I'm sorry to intrude but I really can't refrain from asking a query of mine. As said earlier that the linea comes with 195/60R15s so what if I were to upgrade to 195/65R15s, now would that affect the overall stability of the car, increase the ground clearance... gc being a huge issue here and mileage. I have decided to buy michelin primacy lc as per the consensus but can't decide on the size. So brothers-in-arms help out and put me out of my misery. PLEASE. And in case you've might have realized
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Also I forgot to add that I drive 300kms, sometimes more, on an average day and many times I do a little off roading inspite of owning a linea. Occupational hazzard?? So I would normally expect tyre to last me at least 50k kms. My current tyres are the stock goodyears and have lasted 45k plus kms. So you see VFM might turn into a necessicity.
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Old 28th February 2011, 15:47   #49
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Default Tire upsizing on linea - URGENT

My friend has a linea MJD since june'09 has has done 45k on the odo. Yesterday, while on the Mum - Pune Ex h'way he had a tyre blowout at a relatively sedate 60 km/h. Fortunately, he could bring it to a stop without any drama. Now he wishes to upsize for better GC ,to atleast 170mm. He has 2 options in mind-
  1. 195/65/R15 - Same as SX4 Vxi /Vdi
  2. 205/55/R16 - Same as T-Jet Linea.
As per Fiat website ,the GC of MJD & T-Jet is 161mm & 170mm respectively. Does it mean that by just changing to 205/55/R16 the GC will increase to 170 mm? Tyre gurus please advice.
A quick response will be highly appreciated !!!!!
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@Powertrain,
I'm not a tyre guru but simple calculation is telling me that the GC will remain almost same for both the tyres.
Infact the 205/55R16 will reduce the GC by 1 mm but it is wider by 10mm.

195*0.65=126.75(side wall thickness on one side)
(205*0.55)+0.5"=112.75+12.7=125.5 (side wall thickness on one side)

Increase the GC by 9mm is too much and a tyre+wheel combo to do that is not recommended.
Sticking to the same overall diameter or just +/-2% is the way to go.

Compared to the MJD, some other design changes on the T-Jet might be the reason for the GC increase and not the tyre IMO.
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@Powertrain,
I'm not a tyre guru but simple calculation is telling me that the GC will remain almost same for both the tyres.
Infact the 205/55R16 will reduce the GC by 1 mm but it is wider by 10mm.

195*0.65=126.75(side wall thickness on one side)
(205*0.55)+0.5"=112.75+12.7=125.5 (side wall thickness on one side)

Increase the GC by 9mm is too much and a tyre+wheel combo to do that is not recommended.
Sticking to the same overall diameter or just +/-2% is the way to go.

Compared to the MJD, some other design changes on the T-Jet might be the reason for the GC increase and not the tyre IMO.
GC will increase. Note that its 205/55 R16 and not 205/55 R15. Rim size increases by about 1 inch
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Old 1st March 2011, 22:26   #52
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@ soccerfan,
If you see my calculation carefully, I have included 0.5" which is the increase in the rim radius.
I have taken the radius because its the radius that increases the GC and not Diameter.
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hi, i am plsnning to change my lineas shoes.. which ones are the best to go for? My priority is low noise and harshness from the tyres. Which one do u all suggest?

1. Michelin
2. Yokohama
3. Bridgestone
4. Apollo

Also if i upsize my tyre to 65 instead of 60, how much of ground clearance ll it increase and is there any major disadvantage of doing so?

Suggestions are welcome
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Old 28th October 2011, 07:47   #54
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Same here too. My tyres are totally worn out

Scouting for tyres now. Last week when i went to a tyre shop n ear my house . i was able to have a closer look at the MRF ZLO which was launched 3 days earlier



MRF Tyres

Fiat Linea : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread-20102011982.jpg

the brochure said

Features
Muscle polymer blend
Stable Spiral Ring
Unique Groove plus
Sporty sidewall design
Benefits
Stability in wet and dry conditions
Precise and responsive handling
Wide footprint
Stylish Looks

Has assymetrical thread pattern

Does anyone know how good it is. Costs 4650/tyre and now offers 10-15% discounts


Looking for yoko and michelin too. any ideas what model in yoko and michelin to look at?

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When I was looking for a change in my friend's car tires, a Bridgestone dealer said not to go for Michellin as it is not manufactured to suit Indian conditions.

Is that true or is it just to divert the customers?
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Old 28th October 2011, 19:54   #56
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update: i bought michelin primacy LC FOR MY LINEA WITH THE SAME DIMENSIONS AS BEFORE : 195/60 R 15. The dealer discouraged me from going for 65 by showing me the space between the wheel and the suspension handle. It looked like it ll most probably hit the handle while going over potholes.
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I have a 2012 Linea Dynamic which came with Goodyear GT3 195/60 - 15 rubber. Is it safe to fit 205 / 60 - 15 tyres? the alloy size is 6J - I wish to know of we can fit the 205 patch tyres on 6J rims. The Emotion comes with 205 section tyres on 6.5J rims.

Is there a guide that tells us whats the minimum and maximum width of tyres that can be fitted on a rim of a particular size?

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Sorry for back to back posting but the 30 minute window has passed.

I found a table for tyre width recommendation vis-a-vis rim width.

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http://www.brick-yard.co.uk/forum/ty...opic60146.html

According to this table, the max allowable tyre width on a 6J rim is 205.
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One of my friend who owns a Linea needs advice on changing the tyres. Currently, it is running in GT3 and he has completed 46k Kms. He is more or less happy with the performance and lifetime of GT3. Now, he is confused between Michelin and MRF ZLO. He will retain the stock setup of 195/60 R15. Expert advice needed on his tyre replacement. He found that the stock size of Linea is not available in Michelin XM2. Any other better options guys?
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