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Old 26th May 2010, 09:10   #46
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Lightbulb Figo Wheels

Size: 195/60 R14
Offset: 30mm
Rim Make: Plati GW8
Tyres: Yokohama (unidirectional)
Ford Figo : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread-fdvdfbv.jpg

Reason: Forget Aesthetics, the stock tyres were nowhere suited to the car's power and handling characteristics [as per my style of driving]. Afterall Safety is paramount.

Just a peek at the stock ones makes one remind of Priyanka Chopra before winning the Miss World Contest and the way she appears now.
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Old 26th May 2010, 09:25   #47
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That looks so hot with this alloy. Good choice.

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Old 2nd June 2010, 00:06   #48
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Size: 195/60 R14
Offset: 30mm
Rim Make: Plati GW8
Tyres: Yokohama (unidirectional)
Hey!

I believe you live in Pune right? Can you tell me the place you got this done from? And how much did it cost you?

I am planning to get something similar for my Figo as well.

Thanks!
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Old 23rd June 2010, 10:32   #49
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I will ask a sill question now.I have plans for a Figo this year somewhere in the end.

My question is...Figo comes with a R14 tyre. Does upgrading to R15 or R16 will help in bad road ? e.g. roads with lots of potholes.

Also, if I upgrade to R15 or R16 wheels, what side effects(except wrong speedo) can I expect ?

And for R16, will it scrap the tyre walls ?
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VictorSinha --- There is no point in upgrading to 15" or 16". It is a completely useless waste of money.

Stick to 14" and get 195/60 R14 if you have to. But even that is overkill for the car.
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Old 5th August 2010, 14:25   #51
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Default Alloy wheels for Ford Figo!!!!

Hey guys,

Two of my friends have booked a Figo of the same color that too (white). Both are planning to upgrade to alloys as soon as they get the delivery this weekend.

So need your valuable suggestions on the same. They want to stick to 14" with the stock tyres. I suggested them to go for 15" but that does not seem to be working out.

Thanks in advance

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I would suggset them to look for Neo wheels, there are number of options available for figo. If I would have been their place I would have opted for the Ozone model in SM finish.
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Just went thru the site. Liked the Cruze WM as well. The one you have suggested is nice but would have looked better in 15's right?
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Question : Wouldn't the same after-market wheels that fit on the Fiesta, do so on the Figo as well? Also, I'd like to add : Personally, with only 68 BHP on tap, I wouldn't go over a 185 mm width on the Figo. 195 / 205 is over the top....a 185 would retain the car's chuckability and agility.
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Also, I'd like to add : Personally, with only 68 BHP on tap, I wouldn't go over a 185 mm width on the Figo. 195 / 205 is over the top....a 185 would retain the car's chuckability and agility.
+1 to GTO, Figo is not a scorcher, what makes it a great car is its handling and agility, adding too wide tyres will deteriorate the fun to drive character of the car. It may look cool but will lose its driver centric attitude. IMHO thats a bad trade-off. I am still running my Figo with the stock tyres (Goodyear GT3's) have no issues with it except may be the tyre noise.
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Question : Wouldn't the same after-market wheels that fit on the Fiesta, do so on the Figo as well? Also, I'd like to add : Personally, with only 68 BHP on tap, I wouldn't go over a 185 mm width on the Figo. 195 / 205 is over the top....a 185 would retain the car's chuckability and agility.
195/60 R14 is not over the top. There won't be any problem with 195/60 R14 even though the car has 68 BHP, they are pretty much usable within the city and easy cruising on highways.
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195/60 R14 is not over the top. There won't be any problem with 195/60 R14 even though the car has 68 BHP, they are pretty much usable within the city and easy cruising on highways.
I never said it will be unuseable or there will be problems. However, I still insist, keeping in mind the meagre 68 BHP power output....a tyre of 185 width is more than enough. The advantage of a 185 over 195 will be lighter steering & superior agility. Over-sizing can bog a car down. And remember, a 185 tyre of very good quality will offer better grip than 195 of average quality.
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However, I still insist, keeping in mind the meagre 68 BHP power output....a tyre of 185 width is more than enough. The advantage of a 185 over 195 will be lighter steering & superior agility. Over-sizing can bog a car down. And remember, a 185 tyre of very good quality will offer better grip than 195 of average quality.
I second that. 195 section is just too much overkill for the Figo, considering its meagre bhp and sedate power output characteristics.

One more thing. Notice BT's pics and see the 195 slightly juts out of the bodyline. If you do fit 195, be ready for a lot of mud to be thrown on to the sides of the body in monsoon. Add suspension issues in the long run.

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Hey!

I believe you live in Pune right? Can you tell me the place you got this done from? And how much did it cost you?

I am planning to get something similar for my Figo as well.

Thanks!
BT lives in Kolkata. I think he got it done from Indo-Radial club.
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every car company have done extensive research into giving best tyres for its best performance so ideally its always better not to make any major changes in the specs that they say.so stick to the manufacturer specs always. so dont make any drastic changes in tyre sizes. cheers!
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I'm getting a choice between Apollo Acelere/MRF (sub-type unknown)/GoodYear GT3 tyres on stock rims on our FIGO.

Which would be best, considering the car would mostly be used for everyday city driving?
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