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Old 17th December 2008, 12:11   #16
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I guess that I'll get the alloys and tyres upsized. What is the maximum possible up-size for the Ikon wheels? Any threads here that discuss this subject?[/quote]

I dont know about tyre hight but a safe up-size would be 185.I am running 185/60 r14.
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Old 19th December 2008, 13:55   #17
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The other Ikon owners could probably note their experience (with the braking system) here?
Yes, I've also noted that I need to be a little more careful than before with the brakes. One or two close shaves, and I've learnt to keep more distance between the car in front. The bad part is when you have not yet realized that the brakes are not as good as before. There were times when I was expecting the same stopping distance as before, and panic'ed to see that the car did not stop!
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Thanks.

I've seen posts about installing ABS on other posts, but haven't come across any information on replacing with more effective disc brakes on all wheels. Is this possible?

I've got MRF 175/80 R on all the wheels; what is a better option for the next set of tires?

I tend to drive at the 60 to 90 kmph range, found that the brake system is inadequate--plan to get this fixed before a mishap occurs.
The stock tyres are the culprits when it comes to braking in the Ikon.

I had this problem of a grunting noise and poor braking when I do try to brake (never matters if its hard or smooth braking). Got the brake pads replaced twice. Finally replaced the stock tyres to Pirelli P6000. Got new brake pads installed and reconfigured.

You wont have any complaints once you do this!

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pirelli P6000 - dimension? cost?
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1. Better brake pads
2. Better tyres
3. Use engine braking a little more than normal. That's what I used to do in my Esteem - a car with the poorest brakes yet.
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I upgraded to Ikon alloys 14's and 185/60 but the breaking feels only just a little better. Something more needs to be done. And if it is then its not going to be cheap by any means.
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I upgraded to Ikon alloys 14's and 185/60 but the breaking feels only just a little better. Something more needs to be done. And if it is then its not going to be cheap by any means.
That's right, upgrading to better tires will reduce the braking distance somewhat (this is a rather subjective evaluation, sometimes I feel a reasonable difference while braking, at other times it does not feel much) but will not bring about a radical change in it's braking abilities. For that you need better brake pads and discs and that is going to cost a lot of money. Since I am not aware of anyone who has done a successful mod job on ikon brakes, the best one can do is upgrade to better tires which offer more traction and then realign one's expectations. I am aware of the limitations of my ikon's brakes so I always maintain a reasonable distance from other cars and try to use engine braking as much as possible.
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pirelli P6000 - dimension? cost?
The P6000 was OE size (175/65 R14). I paid around 2,800/- per tire. Bought it directly from Pirelli sales point Vodadora back in 2006.

Now I've replaced them with Continental EcoContact 3 (OE)!

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Default Ford Ikon 1.3 Flair -- Plan to install a more effective braking system.

Hi to ALL who own a Ford IKON,
need less to say about the braking in Ikon, Can any one suggest if they have any mods or replacement for the braking system in Ikon, i changed the Disk and a new pads still wont do. please HELP

Thanks in advance
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Check with Pete's Performance or Methods if they have Tarox or some other better brake products and retrofit it into the car. It is not a cheap solution though.

Also such queries have been answered before i guess. It helps to search the forum
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