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      Fiat Linea Alloy/Tyre Upgrade Options

      My current car tyre size is 195/60 R 15 and I plan to upgrade to 205/60 R15.. is this a recommended upgrade.. My requirements is.. needed fatter tyres and some increase in the GC
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      Quote Originally Posted by kvk View Post
      My current car tyre size is 195/60 R 15 and I plan to upgrade to 205/60 R15.. is this a recommended upgrade.. My requirements is.. needed fatter tyres and some increase in the GC
      Need fatter tyres for? If you are worried about braking and grip, I would suggest you get grippier tyres (read soft compound) than just go for wider tyres.

      Ideal upsizes are:

      205/55/15 - Error is (minus) 1.38%.
      205/60/15 - Error is 1.95%

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      Quote Originally Posted by kvk View Post
      My requirements is.. needed fatter tyres and some increase in the GC
      If you need it for looks or just for the need for wider tyres that kinda basically seals the fate.
      IMO 205 will slow down the car considerably keeping 195 and as Rahul said some softer rubber would be the way to go.

      Also if you want to increase the GC (Ground Clearance) If you opt for fatter rubber you'll need to get a higher profile.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil View Post
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      Linea: Comes only with 195/60R15. Will recommend tyres soon.
      Hi Experts,
      I am planning to upgrade linea mjd stock tyres from 195/60 to 195/65 as the roads are very worst at my current place and want to improve my GC,So please can you guys guide me which tyres are good.Intially i thought of michellin primary lc but i gave up the idea as the many people said the side walls are not good.Please guide me.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ravikiranpvs View Post
      Hi Experts,
      I am planning to upgrade linea mjd stock tyres from 195/60 to 195/65 as the roads are very worst at my current place and want to improve my GC,So please can you guys guide me which tyres are good.Intially i thought of michellin primary lc but i gave up the idea as the many people said the side walls are not good.Please guide me.

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      There has been a good feedback about Maxxis Vectra tires and mclaren1885 tadukuttan have been using these tires for a long time...and recently optimus_prime also changed his tire to Maxxis.....However Maxxis is not available in many location.

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      mclaren1885 & other tire guru's, please let me know which will be the best buy for a Fiat Linea. One of my colleagues Linea tires are due for replacement.
      His concern is that whether the Michelin's, Yoko's & all will last on Indian roads.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Evolution88 View Post
      His concern is that whether the Michelin's, Yoko's & all will last on Indian roads.
      Depends on where he live, places he drives to and the type of roads he encounters.

      What is his budget for the tyres? And what size does he want to upgrade to? Or he just wants to stick to the OE size?
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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Depends on where he live, places he drives to and the type of roads he encounters.

      What is his budget for the tyres? And what size does he want to upgrade to? Or he just wants to stick to the OE size?
      He lives in Mysore road & travel to office at Whitefield.
      He wants to stick to the OE size.
      Not sure about his Highway runs & budget though.
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      Fiat Linea Alloy/Tyre Upgrade Options

      My Fiat Linea (D) is currently running on stock Accelere's and has covered 38500 kms. I will probably change the tyres when they hit 40k. I am not sure which tyre to go with though.

      I dont really have too many complaints with the Accelere, considering I have taken them through some really bad roads and till date, have faced only 1 puncture due to a nail. The thread is almost done with though.

      Considering the following requirements, which tyre would you advise me to go with?

      - Continuing with stock size (195/60 R15)
      - 50% of roads travelled on will be bad to really bad
      - I dont slow down too much on bad roads
      - Would prefer the tyres to last at least 50k
      - Good grip levels required

      Thanks in advance for suggestions.
      Last edited by kvk; 31st Oct 2012 at 18:50. Reason: Made this thread a sticky thread

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