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Old 23rd October 2019, 14:46   #91
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Default Re: Ford EcoSport Facelift: Tyre bulging issue (R17 size)

Ford India has stopped 205/50R17 profile tyre in entire fleet of EcoSport. Earlier they stopped from Titanium+, later from Signature and now from Thunder edition too. Its a welcome move as low profile Bridgestone Ecopia never survived on Indian roads and complaints of tyre cut, bulge, burst were always there. Finally Ford listened to their customers. Tyre profile snapshots from latest EcoSport brochure.

Variants other than Thunder.
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For Thunder.
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Default Re: Ford EcoSport Facelift: Tyre bulging issue (R17 size)

Is downsizing from 205/50 R17 to 195/65 R15 (Ambiente spec) a good idea ? I want the best ride quality, don't care about looks.
Diameter difference is less < 1% but would the suspension have to be re-tuned ?
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Default Re: Ford EcoSport Facelift: Tyre bulging issue (R17 size)

RFTs (Run Flat Tires) have extremely strong side walls. It affects comfort, but in EcoSportís case it might be blessing in disguise. Again we need to find whether RFTs are available in these sizes.
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