Good News, Bad News.
Good news is that I have booked a Punto 1.3 Dynamic
Bad News is that I am hell confused over many things so thought to take help from you guys. As we all know punto dynamic comes with jk tyres 165/80 R14, an upgrade is desirable. I have following options. Option 1
- Upgrade the tyres only to 185/70 R14, brand is yet to be decided.
Pros: Better grip and handling and minimum dent to wallet.
Cons: Low GC (Atleast 2.5mm) however ride sould be more planted because of this. Option 2
- Upgrade tyres and switch to R14 Alloys.
Pros: I myself am not sure if there is any other utility of alloys other than cosmetic one.
Cons: 98 PCD is hard to find in aftermarket alloys so I may have to look upon Fiat OEM Option 3
- Switch to R15 steel rims ( I have seen one member getting linea stock rims with wheel caps and they look cool) and 195/60 tyres( Stock size for emotion)
Pros: Incresed GC and more grip, cosmetic efffect
Cons: I am worried if the handling will be negatively affected because of high GC. Option 4
- I saw fiat original R15 alloys at atyre shop today and he asked for 2500 a piece. Alloys were used for some time dealer said he can't say how long. There were few scratches here and there and faded paints. The dealer said he can get them painted if I want. I am not sure as I am not a pro to decide the quality, genuinity and VFM
factor for these.
Option 1 will be lightest on wallet
. I would like to hear your views on these options pros and cons both.