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Old 12th July 2010, 11:02   #76
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The construction is behind my house - about 150 kms north of Iron bridge on the eastern side of the road leading to YMCA.
150 kms i guess you meant 150 m.
So it should be somewhere between the old alleppy opticals building and jos studio.
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Old 12th July 2010, 12:30   #77
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150 kms i guess you meant 150 m.
So it should be somewhere between the old alleppy opticals building and jos studio.
I am extremely sorry, it is indeed 150m. Well, you seem to know the lay of the land.

It is in the property just north of the old Alleppey Opticals shop, behind my house.
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Hi,

Elsewhere there was a discussion on 15 inch wheels / tyres for Indigo CS / Marina.

I had some time and I got my driver to do a little work for me.

165/80R14 / 185/60R15
My Tata Indigo Marina - its life so far!-image_250_251_medium.jpg
That is the 2 ton hydraulic jack which was bought when I had the Safari. It was retained and works well even today. Actual usage has been very few due to the low incidences pf puncture in present day tubeless tyres.

Full lock left / right
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No problem with the car stationery.

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I changed only one since did not have enough time for a full change. The tyre used is my Manza stepney. The tyre size is 185/60R15.

Hope this helps somebody!

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About the Marina standing in the rain, is it possible to provide some sort of protection?
Fully respect your sentiments:

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^^ Fantastic, that's the word. You take such good care of your cars that it isn't a wonder that they perform well.

Also liked the tire upgrade experiment, there is one small test that this will have to pass (i think it will) when the tires go over a bump. Just to see if the suspension travel is uncompromised. That experiment showed us how with the car's stance improves with better filled wheel arches. Thank you.
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This gets more confusing. trrk chief what is your opinion, I am in for a tyre change. Should I go in for the 14" alloys and tyres or should I go in for the 15" ones. Your advise will be most critical in this.
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^^ Fantastic, that's the word. You take such good care of your cars that it isn't a wonder that they perform well.
Thanks. But putting a roof over the cars necessarily does not mean that I take very good care of my cars. It goes for service as per schedule. Wash when my driver feels pity on them and when he needs some money (my wife pays him when he washes the car).

The cars manage to stay in good health, thanks to its maker!


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Also liked the tire upgrade experiment, there is one small test that this will have to pass (i think it will) when the tires go over a bump. Just to see if the suspension travel is uncompromised. That experiment showed us how with the car's stance improves with better filled wheel arches. Thank you.
If you notice, the undersized tyre actually is taller and have not noticed any problem with the suspension travel. With them in the front, actually the rear is a little lower.

The fifteen inchers are not filling the wheel well like the 165/80 ones are doing.

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This gets more confusing. trrk chief what is your opinion, I am in for a tyre change. Should I go in for the 14" alloys and tyres or should I go in for the 15" ones. Your advise will be most critical in this.
Oh! Oh! I just put that one in to see whether it would fit and turn without hitting anywhere in the wheel well. I would need time to put all four and do a drive test on 15 inch ones. I will do that if you have a couple more days.

The error between 175/65R14 and 185/60R15 is +3%. I have been running on those 165/80R14s with an error of +6%! Unfortunately, I have not even run those in all four wheels to really give an informed opinion. With just them in front, the ride is a little more compliant in the front.

Sorry, can't give you an informed opinion right now.

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Hope you had clocked few 1000Kms on 185/60R15 on all 4 wheels. How is it doing with 4-5 people on our 'roads'? Any improvement in KMPL?
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@pradeew: Sorry but trrk is no more. He passed away sometime back.
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