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Old 22nd June 2006, 02:55   #16
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There is this bluish dark grey Rusty kinda metallic colour. I first saw it on the vtec and it looks sporty as well as elegant. Dunno if its still the same shade on the NHC vtec too.

I suppose its called galaxy grey.
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in case i upgrade my tyres, they will not extend the wartranty on suspension and it can be an issue, but i have made up my mind that i will go ahead with it,
What will go wrong with the suspension inthe first place !!!!!!
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What will go wrong with the suspension inthe first place !!!!!!

well ajmat in case one go for lower profile tyres, it means harsh edges will put more pressure on suspension, some time ride can become harsh with lower profile tyres, thats the explanation they gave, not totally out of place but if Oe is 175/65/14, i think i should go for 185/65/14 rather then 185/60/14 so profile remains same, but again m not expert in these, suggesstions ??
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For that car, you'd need atleast 195/60 R14s. Don't go with 185s.

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well ajmat in case one go for lower profile tyres, it means harsh edges will put more pressure on suspension, some time ride can become harsh with lower profile tyres, thats the explanation they gave, not totally out of place but if Oe is 175/65/14, i think i should go for 185/65/14 rather then 185/60/14 so profile remains same, but again m not expert in these, suggesstions ??
I think the low ground clearance issues will become more critical if lower-profile tyres are used. The already low 160 mm GC will dip to 150mm with the 195/60 tyres. And the honda dealers will be worried about people coming back to them with GC issues or damages to the under-side.
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Old 22nd June 2006, 18:12   #21
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ya low ground clearance can be another issue, 195/60/14 is what has been recommended, but this low profile thing is getting me worried yaar.

now after literally threatning the sales guy he is saying waranty would not be affected which is a great news, but he says sterring will become slighty hard which i experienced with ikon as well after the upgrade, any honda steerring getting slightly heavier is a good news rather then bad news,

off the topic, fetching 2.15 lacs for my ikon 2003 jan purchase 65000 km run, i think is a decent deal

u guys are real cool, but i would still like some bhpian to share his expreince with Vtec especially regarfing tyre upgrade
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fight_club, congrats on the new car. I think you would get a better price for your Icon. I don't know prices in Mumbai but in Hyd, I recently sold my Siena 1.2 2002 for 2.25.
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the nhc vtec is a car which takes u to high speeds,post quick 0-100 times without lettin u know whats actually happening under the hood.whereas the fiesta makes you feel ur goin 150 when actually ur doing 100.

I thought if the car does not make you realise doing a higher speed, it is good, but your statement states otherwise..kindly elaborate..

if what you say is true about the fiesta, then its NOT GOOD!!
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ya low ground clearance can be another issue, 195/60/14 is what has been recommended, but this low profile thing is getting me worried yaar.

u guys are real cool, but i would still like some bhpian to share his expreince with Vtec especially regarfing tyre upgrade
FC - Ground Clearance will not be an issue simply because tyre height of the 175/65 tyres is 113.75mm & for 195/60 its 117mm. So as a matter of fact you will have increased tyre height and no reduction in Ground clearance.

I own a OHC VTEC running on 185/65 R14. I am running a higher profile simply because I do a lot of highway travel over broken roads and need the higher profile. However for you I think 195/60 would be a good choice and would look good too.

And yeah I think you are getting less value for your Ikon you should try for atleast 2.50-2.75 if the car is clean and has not had any accidents.

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actually i enquired at couple of dealers for a seconed hand ikon 2002/2003 model and they quoted me 2.25 to 2.50 lacs, let me clarify its a 2002 model but i purchased it in 2003 jan, condition of car is petty good as i have spend a lot on paint and polishes to maintain that black color, when i went for exhange from honda and ford they quoted me 1.75 to 1.85, now automart offers me 2.15, still you guys think its low lemme know tell you what somewhere in my heart i dont want to sell it.
anyway coming back to tyre topic, i went to a bridgestone dealer at vashi and came to certain things which i wouldlike to share with you all

1. As rightly mentioned by Iraghava GC will not be an issue the fellow actually displayed both 175/65/14 and 195/60/14 together and i realised it.

2. of all the options i have zeroed down to bridgestone potanza III, yokohoma was an option also, and he told me that their is a luxury option which will be absolutly silent, but 185/65/14 potanza is what i am planning also iraghava i would like to know which make you are using and how is been your experience on them.

3. when i enquired about goodyear eagles f1 he told me not to go for them as after 10,000 km noise can be an issue and suddenly i realized why am i getting so much road noise from my ikon for last year or so, as i am using goodyear eagles f1 on them, now ikon is having some road noise issues even current fieasta have the same problem on a highway obove 90 they are petty much audible, my question to all is, i hate road noise if FE will suffer slightly, no problems , should i go for 195/60/14 and which brand as goodyear is not in my mind

p.s thanks again all of you, its great to be part of Bhpian

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guys - some light I could throw reg tyre upsize for OHC (Type II)

much of best reports been for Bridgestone rather goodyear.

the NHC (2003-2008) had some issues, premature tyre worn out like and is not at all recommended. Bridgesone stock S322 fairs well.

And for upsize its best if you could afford (its not that costyl) or rather get for OHC's.

Bridgestone -Turanza (h86) or Potenza - the treads are just different - it depends on how just it looks, and your comfort.

Profile better is 195/60 R14s.
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