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Old 18-08-2004   #1
liz
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bumpy ride- is it normal?

I have just bought a 2001 brave (1.2 formula). It's my first big spend on a car. Generally I'm very pleased but I find the ride very hard. You can feel every single bump and dent in the road. Is this normal with these cars? Is it the sort of tyres on the alloy wheels?
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Old 18-08-2004   #2
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Re: bumpy ride- is it normal?

What size tyres?
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Old 18-08-2004   #3
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bumpy ride- is it normal

Well i have just changed my wheels from 205/40/17 to 185/55/14 and the ride is far smoother on the smaller wheels and tyres.
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Old 18-08-2004   #4
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Re: bumpy ride- is it normal?

yes it is normal - it is quite a harsh ride but the thinner the tyres the worse it gets!
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Old 19-08-2004   #5
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bump ride -is it normal

the rides worse on thicker tyres!
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Old 19-08-2004   #6
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Re: bump ride -is it normal

55's would give you a softer ride then 40's...

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Old 19-08-2004   #7
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bump ride -is it normal

know that now Daz
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Old 20-08-2004   #8
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tyre size

Oh dear so many different ideas. How do i know what size the tyres/wheels are? They look thin to me, much thinner than my unreliable, but smooth riding VW Jettas. Seems that Bravas are just bumpy!
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Old 20-08-2004   #9
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Re: tyre size

look on the side of the tire.
there will be a series of numbers like on mine:

185/55/R14

185 bit is the width of the tread part of the tire

55 bit is the sidewall height

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