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Old 9th May 2007, 19:01   #1
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Question Alloys for IKON FLAIR

Hi,

I am running the stock 13" MRF ZVTS for my IKON Flair and planning to have alloys fitted.

I did check out Aura, Neo, Plati, Leauge, Lenso, Arihant, Plati and of then HR , Plati has some best designs and finishes.

The dealer in Hyd, Ashoka Wheel on Minister road is quoting that he can give warranty card for Plati, Leauge but not for HR, where as NEO and Aura anyways have the warranty which he says can give on his bill.


I am seeking a suggestion which ones to choose, i have spotted quiet a few swifts, verna's, civ having Plati's in Hyd.

Also should i continue with the stock 13" i have or suggest any upgarde to 14" or more tyres if so which brands here ( Bridgestone / Goodyear/Michelin).

Pls. give me your thoughts and possible pricing....


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Lenso and HR i vote for and yes you can upgrade to 14 inch but you will suffer harsher ride, i always felt 195 instead 0f 185 in 13 inch would be the best option for iKON

Tyres again Yokos and Bridgestone for grip
Michelin for balanced grip and wear

Again search forum there are tons of thread which discuss this
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Please do upgrade to 14 inchers & make sure you buy michelins & not the local bridgestones. imported bridges are fine. as for alloys, league is top class closely followed by HR & plati, though plati has the most contemporary designs. as for the warranty part, my dealer gives me lifetime warranty for all these brands. The ikon longs for 14" wheels
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Hi Jaggu,

If u mean the ride is gonna suffer then i wud prefet o retian my stock tyres.

Though i love HR i am not getting the warranty for the same, let me take another try .

Cud u reconfirm how r we arrivinga t the best among League, Lenso, HR& Plati's?

and which finsh woud sustain for long run?
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well the ikon 1.6 used to come fitted with 175/65 r14 and the ride quality was as good or bad as the ikon flair running 13".
your ride quality wont suffer if you opt for tyres which have soft compounds or are marketed as comfort tyres.you can look at michelin energy xm1,bridgestone turanza er-60.
the ikon begs for 14".
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Check for currect PCD (Pitch circle diametre) when you fix after market alloys for American/European cars in India. Something which lot of people miss.....They are different from the Hyundai's and Maruti's.
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I ll do..... shall check the 14" options n revert
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i suggest michelin's... they offer softer and quieter ride and the grip is phenomenal.... they come with a 3 year warranty.

I got the michelin XM1 in 175/70/13 (std size) for my esteem way back in Nov'06. Cost me 11k for 4 tires with balancing/alignment etc in chennai...
Now i wish i had gone for an upsize.....

P.S. There is also an attractive offer now.. with 4 sets of mich's u get a reebok sports bag free... worth some 2k or more i guess.
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P.S. There is also an attractive offer now.. with 4 sets of mich's u get a reebok sports bag free... worth some 2k or more i guess.

Is not worth 2k, my brother got it when he changed his wagonr tyres, looks more like a school bag. I got a fantastic travel bag when i bought my michelins in Aug 2006.
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between michelin energy xm1 & bridgestone turanza er-60 , which ones are the better of the lot....?

For Alloys i am struck btw, League, HR, PLati
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between michelin energy xm1 & bridgestone turanza er-60 , which ones are the better of the lot....?
read somewhere that the turanza's are not all that good... the potenza's are far better though. Well to answer your question, the michelin's are better IMHO.
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Cool Potenza's i see them on the Ferrari's & Mc Laren's bruning rubber on tracks and how are these comp 2 Michelin XM1'S
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I am not sure if the potenzas that you get here are imported. If they are, then they will be good. The locally made bridgestones suck big time. Comparable tyre to the michelins would be the yokos, but i think they start from 14" only. check with your dealer.
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All Potenza GIIIs available here are Made in Japan products..
This tyre is all about grip grip n grip. In terms of performance u cant compare them to XM1s n Turanzas..
It depends on what u want?? If ride comfort is the priority then go for Michelins or if u are a performance freak go for GIII....
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