Ride with low profile tyres and fuel pumps by PaulT

Benn test driving some later cars that have larger rim diameters and hence lowere profile tyres than on my current car (15" rims with 195/65/13 tyres). They have been 17" rims and surprised at how much harsher the ride is.

Also been looking at facelift cars and notice that on the 2004 cars there is still the underbonnet fuel pump. When did they change to the single fuel pump?


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Posted 09 May 2011, 07:48 #1 

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Some later cars have 16" rims which I find quite comfortable. My Forked alloys are 16s.

I can also confirm the loss of the underbonnet pump wasn't a facelift thing, my 2004 has one.

Posted 09 May 2011, 18:12 #2