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Old 11th December 2009, 00:03   #106
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True TSK - I'm not aware of the warranty side of things as I did not check about it cause I'm very happy with the OEM's. May be they would be void if you shift alloys but not with similar size I guess.
No idea buddy, but better safe than sorry. That's why we avoided changes in the footwear.
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Old 13th December 2009, 02:06   #107
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Default Appllo Accere Tyres

I had got the Apollo accere tyres 185 60 R14 fitted for Indica turbo some 4 months back. I had decided to go for tubeless tyres and this was one cheapest of the lot. Costed me around 3100 per tyre. I have used it now for 10K KMS and can vote for it. Road grip has increased, mileage drop is minimal.
And most important factor was the flat tyre issue. Until now i have not faced any flat tyre and hope it holds good for another 40K Kms. My earlier tyres of Good Year make gave nightmare of having multiple flat tyre
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Old 16th December 2009, 20:04   #108
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Dear BHPian's After a long struggle due to the money constraint finally My Getz CRDi has got new shoes.

Apolo Acelere 185 / 60 / R14 (tubeless)

Running with the stock rims, upgraded the size a bit, from tube to tubeless. after this many kms.
Apollo Acelere - How are they?-imag0047.jpg

One tight brake to save a pup made my tyre burnt and forced to change earlier.. ofcourse the alignment was not done earlier
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And now...it is with.
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3150 has been charged for each (changed all 5 because of up-sizing) I had a new tyre unused which has been taken back for 2000rs.

Including wheel alignment and balancing

total 14650+2000 worth of tyre

Feel better grip now !!
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You should have actually gone in for 185/65 R14 as it gives you better ride comfort.

But this is not bad either! Congrats! you've chosen well!
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Tilak apparently the Acelere's aren't as bad as thought. I have used 2 sets earlier on my baleno and never had any complaints with their ride quality and wet braking.

You gotto go a little easy on the brakes and try more of engine braking. BTW I think now you know at what rpm the turbo spools in the Getz , after that evening where we carried a wheel spin for quite some distance .
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You should have actually gone in for 185/65 R14 as it gives you better ride comfort.

But this is not bad either! Congrats! you've chosen well!
Thanks Nikhil.. I wasn't in a position to find out the right upsize as it happened on the way from bangalore to chennai.

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Tilak apparently the Acelere's aren't as bad as thought. I have used 2 sets earlier on my baleno and never had any complaints with their ride quality and wet braking.

You gotto go a little easy on the brakes and try more of engine braking. BTW I think now you know at what rpm the turbo spools in the Getz , after that evening where we carried a wheel spin for quite some distance .
Yeah Riju... I still remember the full utilization of Getz CRDi
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Dear BHPian's After a long struggle due to the money constraint finally My Getz CRDi has got new shoes.

Apolo Acelere 185 / 60 / R14 (tubeless)
Good choice!
If your car stock size is 165/65/R14 then 185/60 is the perfect upsize since it keeps the circumference virtually same as before. So no speedo error.
I also have been running them on my indica, and they excell in all aspects, except for the panic braking in wet part.
that said, I have been through high speed tire locked and smoking with me sitting on brakes, but no flat spotting at all. The rubber is slightly harder than normal and pretty tough.
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Have these tyres stock on the Fabia. 185, 60, R14 size I believe.
Good grip, handling etc etc like everyone has mentioned.

However, they are NOISY.
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Good foot wear, i am running 185/60 R13 , 5K kms handles good.
Tire noise in the cabin is bit high, but i enjoy it.
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Good choice!
If your car stock size is 165/65/R14 then 185/60 is the perfect upsize since it keeps the circumference virtually same as before. So no speedo error.
I also have been running them on my indica, and they excell in all aspects, except for the panic braking in wet part.
that said, I have been through high speed tire locked and smoking with me sitting on brakes, but no flat spotting at all. The rubber is slightly harder than normal and pretty tough.
OEM size is 175/65 R14.
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In that case 185*0.60 = 111mm
175*0.65 = 113
Just 2mm of difference. However 185*0.65 means 120mm, which is a 7mm jump, which is significant
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But a small price to pay for increased ride comfort and GC .
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185/65-14 works well on Getz with stock rims and the wheels fill the wheel well.
With the heavy front end, 7mm more sidewall will only save the rims if u hit a pothole at high speeds.
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Have been using the Apollo's for quite sometime on both my rides, My OHC rides with a Apollo Accelere 195/60 R14 and its done about 39k kms and its performed much above my expectations in terms of Grip, handling noise etc. Hence i choose to try their performance tyre on my Getz Crdi i have prestige design alloys with 185/60 R 14 and its now clocked about 20k kms and it one hell of any handler, i enjoy each and every moment of the ride including really high speed ones (190 kmph + - Garmin GPS) on the Mumbai-Pune expressway i feel very safe with these tyres.

PS - Used the Michelin PP on the OHC earlier and they were superb, but the Accelere is no less they almost at par.
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With the heavy front end, 7mm more sidewall will only save the rims if u hit a pothole at high speeds.
I wouldn't care for 100 PCD 14" steel rims
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