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Old 19th September 2006, 14:06   #1
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I request suggestion on something which bothers me for quite a while- the tyre size for my Indica. Now car has 165/65 R13 on alloys. I'm tired of tyre issues. I take the car for long drives through not so good (broken) roads. Puncture and damage to tyre is usual. Twice tire got torn. I was wondering if increasing the tyre profile will solve the issue- instead of 65 going for 70 or 75 keeping the width 165 unchanged. Also I don’t know if those sizes are available. Please comment
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165/70 is doubtful on the market I don't think anybody manufactures this size, you could get 165/80 but that would too high. How much mileage has your car done on your current set of tyres?

What tyres are you using right now? A good quality tyre should be able to handle the abuse of our roads. I am assuming you don't go off-roading in your Indica.

I think if you tried either Bridgestone B350 (Tubeless) or Michelin Energy XM1 then it should sort out your tyre troubles.
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I use the road to Kerala from bangalore very often which has got some very much damaged stretches, they jst parch it and leave to get damaged again. And to add fuel to fire, almost always I do this long drive at night.

Now I use JK radials on alloys. Twice tyre and tube got torn together due to impact from the rough road. We can feel the tire crushed in between the road and the alloy. I was advised by a service person that increasing the profile will be a solution, diesel indica's have got this issue generally since weight is more than those in the same category cars which use the same tyre size.
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