• Angry
  • Awesome
  • Hungry
  • Secret
  • Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
    Results 1 to 10 of 11

    Thread: Downsizing tyre size for Linea

    1. #1

      Yawn!
       
      Awesome
       

      Join Date
      Sep 2014
      Location
      Bangalore
      Posts
      64

      Downsizing tyre size for Linea

      Hello folks,

      I want some advice on downsizing from 205 to 195 for my Linea's tyres, and want to know what I am likely to get or lose in the bargain.

      The car is on the stock Goodyear 205/55/16 profile and I am looking at something like 195/60/16. Why do I want to downsize? I drive mostly on the highways (around 75%) and the current tyres have done a little under 22k in the last 22-odd months. I could probably use these tyres for another 1-2k. I figure I would have to spend close to 40k for tyres with the same 205/55/16 profile. From what I have read so far, the tyres in the 195/60/16 profile are likely to cost half as much.

      Which tyres can I go for, considering that I want good grip in dry and wet weather conditions, with reasonable tyre noise and within a budget of 20-25k for 4 tyres?

      Cheers,
      Arun.
      | Hero Honda Splendor 2000 | Royal Enfield Thunderbird 2002 | Maruti Suzuki Baleno 2000 | Fiat Linea 2014

    2. #2

      FIAT for life
       
      Awesome
       
      cvanandh's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2013
      Location
      CBE/BLR
      Posts
      220
      Interesting thought. Positive of downsizing is that you could get the GC down (if you are someone who prefers the pre-gc Linea). I don't think there are tyre choices available in 195/60 R16, so your choice would be 195/55 R16 where again the price difference is minimal (approx Rs.300) and your GC will go down from 185 to 170mm with this profile.

      All 16 inches would be highly priced. So suggests you can stick to the 205's.

      The Apollo Alnac 4G and Yoko A-drive R1 should fall under the 7500 price bracket. Have a look at this link for some info on the prices. http://www.changemytyre.com/tyres/ca...pincode=641045

      Else if you are still inclined on low cost tyres, have a look at the UM555 that I'm using. Details are in here: https://gearheads.in/showthread.php?...l=1#post541173
      1960 Select | 1962 Super Select | 1964 Amby | 2003 Palio S10 | 2011 Linea | 2015 Linea

    3. #3
      AWOL
       
      Awesome
       
      SunnyBoi's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2012
      Location
      Mysore / Bangalore
      Posts
      602
      you can get 205/60-16 tyres, OEM size for SX4. they should be relatively cheap and add sidewall height as well. One size bigger wont cause any harm.
      Fiat Palio 1.6 S10
      Yamaha RX165 5-Speed | Yamaha RXZ | Yamaha RD350 | HH Karizma | Honda NSR150SP

    4. #4

      FIAT for life
       
      Awesome
       
      cvanandh's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2013
      Location
      CBE/BLR
      Posts
      220
      Quote Originally Posted by SunnyBoi View Post
      they should be relatively cheap
      Ah! Seems to be the case. Wonder how! Apart from the SX4, what other cars use this?
      1960 Select | 1962 Super Select | 1964 Amby | 2003 Palio S10 | 2011 Linea | 2015 Linea

    5. #5
      turboed
       
      Awesome
       

      Join Date
      Jun 2014
      Location
      CBE/BLR
      Posts
      7
      On the same lines I was thinking of going for the 205/60 r16 Tyre instead of the 205/55 r16 for my tjet. The extra sidewall height should be welcome and the ride should become more supple I believe.

    6. #6
      not aware that he can set his status here!
       
      Awesome
       

      Join Date
      Feb 2012
      Posts
      30
      Quote Originally Posted by sai_ace View Post
      On the same lines I was thinking of going for the 205/60 r16 Tyre instead of the 205/55 r16 for my tjet. The extra sidewall height should be welcome and the ride should become more supple I believe.
      This size will not fit in the wheel in the trunk, if you want to carry it in your trunk, anytime.


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    7. #7

      Yawn!
       
      Awesome
       

      Join Date
      Sep 2014
      Location
      Bangalore
      Posts
      64
      Quote Originally Posted by cvanandh View Post
      Interesting thought. Positive of downsizing is that you could get the GC down (if you are someone who prefers the pre-gc Linea). I don't think there are tyre choices available in 195/60 R16, so your choice would be 195/55 R16 where again the price difference is minimal (approx Rs.300) and your GC will go down from 185 to 170mm with this profile.

      All 16 inches would be highly priced. So suggests you can stick to the 205's.

      The Apollo Alnac 4G and Yoko A-drive R1 should fall under the 7500 price bracket. Have a look at this link for some info on the prices. http://www.changemytyre.com/tyres/ca...pincode=641045

      Else if you are still inclined on low cost tyres, have a look at the UM555 that I'm using. Details are in here: https://gearheads.in/showthread.php?...l=1#post541173
      How does the UM555 stack up against Apollo's Alnac or Michelin/Bridgestone?

      A Bridgestone dealer suggested I could try the B290 series which comes in 205/55/16 as he did not have MY-02 in stock. I was offered Michelins at 8400 a piece and the B290s at around 7500 by the same dealer. Any specific Michelins that come recommended, and how good are the B290s?
      Last edited by arunj; 29th Nov 2016 at 10:33.
      | Hero Honda Splendor 2000 | Royal Enfield Thunderbird 2002 | Maruti Suzuki Baleno 2000 | Fiat Linea 2014

    8. #8

      Yawn!
       
      Awesome
       

      Join Date
      Sep 2014
      Location
      Bangalore
      Posts
      64
      Quote Originally Posted by mathuranuj View Post
      This size will not fit in the wheel in the trunk, if you want to carry it in your trunk, anytime.


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      The Bridgestone dealer I checked with, had 205/60/16 which he felt are too large and could touch the car while turning. OTOH, a Goodyear dealer said the opposite and suggested I take the 205/60/16 instead of a 205/55/16. I will check with FASS but I do not think tyres with the same profile will change across brands. Do they?
      | Hero Honda Splendor 2000 | Royal Enfield Thunderbird 2002 | Maruti Suzuki Baleno 2000 | Fiat Linea 2014

    9. #9

      FIAT for life
       
      Awesome
       
      cvanandh's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2013
      Location
      CBE/BLR
      Posts
      220
      Quote Originally Posted by arunj View Post
      How does the UM555 stack up against Apollo's Alnac or Michelin/Bridgestone?
      Its still early days for the UM555. Done 5k kms now and only downside is that its a little hard. I always preferred soft ones.

      Quote Originally Posted by arunj View Post
      Any specific Michelins that come recommended, and how good are the B290s
      For the Linea it has to be the P3ST from Michelin. No idea on Bridgestone since only my Amby runs on them and unfair to share my feedback based on that
      1960 Select | 1962 Super Select | 1964 Amby | 2003 Palio S10 | 2011 Linea | 2015 Linea

    10. #10
      turboed
       
      Awesome
       

      Join Date
      Jun 2014
      Location
      CBE/BLR
      Posts
      7
      You might want to check the Ceat Gripp LN. Some on tbhp has used it in his Tjet and my brother uses the 195 size in his Manza. Very nice tyres with very little road noise (LN stands for Low Noise) as well. Hasnt suffered a puncture in 3 years in a car that runs around 20 kms per day.

      This would be my choice of tyre as well for the stock size of 205/55 r16

    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Thread Information

    Users Browsing this Thread

    There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Kindly suggest tyre size for dzire
      By jessi in forum DZire
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 19th May 2014, 16:27
    2. Replies: 2
      Last Post: 16th Apr 2014, 21:10
    3. tyre size compatibility for esteem
      By Satish Bhat in forum Esteem
      Replies: 9
      Last Post: 9th Jan 2013, 00:04
    4. Fiesta 1.6S Tyre Change (Stock Size)
      By Beasta1.6S in forum Fiesta
      Replies: 28
      Last Post: 11th Mar 2011, 22:27

    Tags for this Thread

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •