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Old 14th May 2009, 17:32   #1
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Hello All,

I would like to know what tyres are best for Premier Padminis.
Im planning to get all four changed on my car.

I need something with will give better traction, provide better control on bad roads.

I am having this problem where my car seems to sway slightly at times when I drive. I got both my fromt and rear suspensions done and got all bushings changed. Havent done wheel alignment yet. The swaying problem has improved greatly but I can still sometimes feel that it can be better.

Will getting wheel alignment help?

A friend of mine suggested Michelin radials, but Im not sure if I can get them in the right size.

BTW, what is the right size for Padmini tyres?

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Old 10th December 2009, 22:48   #2
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Go for Maruti Swift radial tyre, if you really want to deviate from actualls. But the steering will be bit tuff to handle. If your rims are in good condition you can enjoy tubelss too.

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Old 10th December 2009, 23:28   #3
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Yokohama Advan Neova, Perhaps??
Stick to Steel belted Bias/ Crossply tires.
MRF SW 99 or something like that..
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My padmini has 165/80 R14 82T GoodYear GPS2s on all 4. Steering is a bit hard while the car is stationary but works like a charm if you roll the car a bit. the grip is far better.

Most FIAT enthusiasts will NOT recommend Radial tyres - they prefer Crossply-s 5-20-14.


IIRC OE to swift vxi is 165/80 R14.

EDIT: this is a very OLD thread - request mods to lock it or something.

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Could anybody advice me on this-

What would be the best tyres for my premier 118 ne??
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Could anybody advice me on this-

What would be the best tyres for my premier 118 ne??
Well the 118NE came with a 5.60X13 tyre size as standard. Many people say that a car which came with crossplies as original should be kept as such. If you want to stick with them, look for a brand called MRF Twintread which is available in that size. I think Ceat also makes something in that size.

However, if you want to switch to radials (and this would be my personal recommendation) 5.60X13 works out to roughly 165/80 R13. Its a commonly available size. Go for MRF or Apollo and save some money.
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My uncle in Kerala needs 2 tyres for the Premier President, he is unable to give me proper specs. I was told 230/14, obviously there is some confusion on thier part.

Few people have asked around but unable to source in BLR/KL

Help from the Fiat fans?
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if he is looking for radials - then ideal size is 165/80 R14 - some people even select 155/80 R14

if he is sticking to normal cross-ply, then 5-20-14.

Hope this helps.
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if he is looking for radials - then ideal size is 165/80 R14 - some people even select 155/80 R14

if he is sticking to normal cross-ply, then 5-20-14.

Hope this helps.
Ah this is what was requested, very difficult sourcing these here, apparently multiple dealers were requested.

Anyone? I guess Mumbai will have as there are so many cabbies?
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Hey Planet rocker!!
I ve recently fitted 155/80 r 14 which are extremely rare - bridgestone S248 upfront and have 165/80 r14 bridgestone S248 at rear.
I am really enjoying them very much , since my older tyres were remoulded ones!
I was planning to buy MRF TWIN TREAD 5.20 - 14, but they are out of stock due to very low supply.
Also TWIN TREAD has smaller contact area compared to MRF LEGEND ( Which is no more produced ).
So if you are lucky you can get 155/80 r 14 upfront.
Alongwith bridgestone , JKTYRE used to produce TORNADO of the same size.
The other option could be fitting New Wagon R VXi's 155/60 R 14, but that will reduce the ride height upfront.
Fitting 165 upfront might make the steering heavy, especially if you do not have a standard steering wheel.
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This car has 155/80 R14 in the front and 165/80 R14 in the rear:

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My car has 165/80 R14 in front and rear - i have not faced any problems since 2007 (steering is a bit heavy - but i love it that way) - oh! this car has a MOMO steering wheel:

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I have MRF legend in the front(rebuilt, smaller width than the original) and JK tornado at the back. This way, steering is not heavy and ride is a bit better too. 155/80R14 will reduce GC. Even the 165/80R14 is a bit lower(radial, so curved sidewall) than the 5.2 x 14, but no other go.
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Advantage RADIALS :

Better Braking
Better Handling
Better Ride quality
Better looks
Lesser vibrations

Ride height will hardly be affected.
Steering bit heavy, but thats alright.
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From a friendly tyre dealer, i got a set of 5 MRF ZV2K tyres which were used in a swift. It has half life left in it, and man, what a change to the Padmini!! Road feel via the steering is not the sameas compared to MRF legend cross-ply, but otherwise in all aspects radial is better.

PS : Front suspension have a negative caster, so the steering is still lighter.


Query : Two tyres have alternate raised edges throughout the shoulder of the tyre. I heard it is inherent in MRF Zv2k. Is it dangerous to use these tyre?

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Old 10th January 2012, 23:16   #15
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Can i fit the Fiat Punto's stock rims(14 inch) to the Premier Padmini?

The car is running on stock rims with 165/80 R14 tyres. There are many bends in the rims, so contemplating a change.
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