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Old 17th December 2006, 18:31   #1
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Hi I have a 2006 Aug Ford Ikon Flair....want to upgrade to better tyres and alloys....please let me know what should be the ideal tyre/alloys upgrade? Have a few things in mind...
1. the ride quality should not detoriate very much..a little here n there is fine
2. the handling and roadholding should definitely improve.
3. The alloys got to look good..aint very fond of Chrome, Would ideally want Black or Brushed alumunium.
4. My budget is around Rs 25,000.
5. do let me know any sites where i could visit and check alloys..
6. Please let me know what brand of alloys should i go for?

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Get 185/60-14 tyres with 14" alloys

Search around there are threads on brands of alloys with their respective links..

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As kp said stick to 14 inches and here are some websites where you can have a look at the alloys

LEAGUE Alloy Co., Ltd
Neo Wheels India
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Hi there. I have a 2005 Ford Ikon 1.6. I'm running on stock tyres now, i.e. 175/65 R14, Ford 7-Spoke Alloys. I want to upgrade my tyres to wider ones, while preserving these 7-Spoke Alloys.

I tried in the Tire size calculator for getting the correct upsize. I thought of upgrading to 195/55 R14, but it gives lot of speedo error. 205/55 R14 is close. Is this possible on Ikon?

Btw, one more thing! While driving in the Ikon having stock tyres, the speed shown by the GPS is lesser than the speed shown on the speedo of the Ikon. On the Santro's speedo, running stock tyres shows exactly same speed as shown by the GPS. I'm wondering, is the speedo calibrated in the Ikon for the ACTUAL tyre size of the 1.3 version, i.e., maybe 155/80 R13 or 175/70 R13. Any queries on this? I don't remember exactly, but the difference was abt 2-5 km/h.

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Hi there. I have a 2005 Ford Ikon 1.6. I'm running on stock tyres now, i.e. 175/65 R14, Ford 7-Spoke Alloys. I want to upgrade my tyres to wider ones, while preserving these 7-Spoke Alloys.

I tried in the Tire size calculator for getting the correct upsize. I thought of upgrading to 195/55 R14, but it gives lot of speedo error. 205/55 R14 is close. Is this possible on Ikon?

Btw, one more thing! While driving in the Ikon having stock tyres, the speed shown by the GPS is lesser than the speed shown on the speedo of the Ikon. On the Santro's speedo, running stock tyres shows exactly same speed as shown by the GPS. I'm wondering, is the speedo calibrated in the Ikon for the ACTUAL tyre size of the 1.3 version, i.e., maybe 155/80 R13 or 175/70 R13. Any queries on this? I don't remember exactly, but the difference was abt 2-5 km/h.

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Whats the size of alloys?? 14x ?? J

If its 5J then u cant put 195 + tyres
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^ Err.. No idea! Its the stock alloys given by Ford...!

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^ Err.. No idea! Its the stock alloys given by Ford...!

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Stock 13" steel rims are 5J ....No idea about 14" ..........
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I don't know about the Stock Ford 7-Spoke Alloys.. Perhaps someone could enlighten on this? So, supposing it is 5.5J will 205 be possible?

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So, supposing it is 5.5J will 205 be possible?

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No No No...!!!

For 195 section tyres the ideal rim size is 6J so 205 will need 6J or more.....
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KP - I think it would be ok for him to fit 185/195 if the alloy is 5/5.5J. 205's anyway would run the danger of fouling with the rear arches.
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My car has the stock 7-spoke and its 5.5 J. My tyres are 185/65 R14 its got a 2.3 % higher Rolling radius. However that extra radius compensates for the speedo error. Moreover, 185/60 would have meant a lower rolling radius and a hence a lower final drive with more speedo error and lower efficiency.

I wanted to fit the 195/60, its the nearest to the stock rolling radius, but the Goodyear dealer informed that on the Ikon, 195's graze the inside surface of the wheel well. He suggested using spacers, an Idea I did not like.
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Oh then I'm dropping this idea of getting upsized tyres. I wanted to get 205/55 R14 but requires spaces or atleast 195/60 but then disadvantage 1100D mentioned. So i'm sticking to stock 175/65.

But still, what about the speedo error on stock tyres itself?

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Hi Young Icon,

I too have Apr 2006 IKON flair panther black and am in similar situation ,planning for upgarde of alloys, tyres and other cosmetic changes.

I did take a good look at avilable good Alloys, take look at Motoaxis , Solarshode at Minster road they have good stock of Neo, Aura, HR,BSA wheels.

Personally i love HR designs very cool, but worried abt the reliability, many suggest Aura or Neo being Indian is better bet( but very bland designs).

Check out URL's:

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www.saimagwheels.com ( FOR HR models)

neoalloywheels.com
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Thanks VC ..this is by far the most helpful post i ve got...however just a suggestion...go for whatever brand you like ..they are all as relaible.. and i too feel Neo and Aura are boring...i like HR..league and Plati ..so when i d upgrade i d go for either of these.


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Hi Young Icon,

I too have Apr 2006 IKON flair panther black and am in similar situation ,planning for upgarde of alloys, tyres and other cosmetic changes.

I did take a good look at avilable good Alloys, take look at Motoaxis , Solarshode at Minster road they have good stock of Neo, Aura, HR,BSA wheels.

Personally i love HR designs very cool, but worried abt the reliability, many suggest Aura or Neo being Indian is better bet( but very bland designs).

Check out URL's:

home

www.saimagwheels.com ( FOR HR models)

neoalloywheels.com
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I am sailing in the same boat (read car...1.6zxi 2005) I want to preserve my 7 spoke alloys but with better tyres.....i m currently using michelin but not satisfied to the max.......would love to upgrade. Can anyone please give the ideal size with lowest possible profile and maximum width with no change to anything else (alloy, speedo error or addition of extensions). Its 175/65 tyre with 14 in' 5.5J stock alloys.
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