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Old 13th March 2010, 21:21   #31
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I have found bridgestone to be one of the worst tires to buy. It did not even last 20,000 kms on my esteem.
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I have to change the tyres of my Ikon 1.6 2004 model as it has completed 50k+. It has 175/65/R14 from factory.

I decided to go alloys with 185/60/R14 XM1+ after reading all the relevant threads in TBHP.

But I was surprised when one of the dealers in Bangalore told me that XM1+ 175 is as wide as Yokohama A-drive 185. He told me if i go wider beyond 175 with XM1+, I will have a lot of problems (low clearance, rare shocks touching tyres and lower FE). Even the Metro ford advised me not to go wider?

It it true? If these dealers are misguiding, any pointers to good dealers in Bangalore?

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Old 2nd April 2010, 21:55   #33
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I have to change the tyres of my Ikon 1.6 2004 model as it has completed 50k+. It has 175/65/R14 from factory.

I decided to go alloys with 185/60/R14 XM1+ after reading all the relevant threads in TBHP.

But I was surprised when one of the dealers in Bangalore told me that XM1+ 175 is as wide as Yokohama A-drive 185. He told me if i go wider beyond 175 with XM1+, I will have a lot of problems (low clearance, rare shocks touching tyres and lower FE). Even the Metro ford advised me not to go wider?

It it true? If these dealers are misguiding, any pointers to good dealers in Bangalore?

Thanks,
mayank
He is taking you for a ride. Ask him to learn basic math. How can 175mm be equal to 185mm ? 185/60 14 is a correct upsize for the Ikon.

EDIT: Ground clearance will depend on how tall your tyres are. Not their width.

Please change your tyre dealer. Just send a PM to BHPian 'Nikhilb2008'. He will help you out.

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Old 4th April 2010, 14:14   #34
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See, the thing is, the3 shape of some tyres are a little square. Because of which it looks a little broader.

You compare the Advan Neovas in 195/60o R14 and Yoko A drive in the same size and you will see what I mean. The 195/60 R14 AD07s look and seem much wider than the other patterns.

So, some people try to simplify it and say "175 from Michelin is equal to 185 in Yoko". This is not true. And Michelin usually has a slightly narrower look than the others.
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Ive got Yokohama's ES 100's 185/60/R14 on my ikon 1.6. Ive had no such issues of touching anywhere in the wheel wells even with full capacity.
They are still in production in india and have awesome grip levels. I suggest you go for those.

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Ive got Yokohama's ES 100's 185/60/R14 on my ikon 1.6. Ive had no such issues of touching anywhere in the wheel wells even with full capacity.
They are still in production in india and have awesome grip levels. I suggest you go for those.
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Thanks for the advices. I ignored the dealer and went ahead with my search. Have already selected Appolo Accelere alloys and 185/60 R14 xm1+ . Shall upload the pictures as soon as I get them on the car and share the experience.
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Default New tyres

Did not realize that the wheel will look very hollow with 5 spokes. Hope this will not compromise the strength.

Ride has been much better. I can make out the difference because of the tyres. Jerks inside the cabin are hardly felt. No noise as expected. Alignment does not feel perfect. They have filled nitrogen with 30 psi in all tyres. Is that ok?

Turning the steering is slightly heavier compared to stock. Have to pull back the steering after the turn. Hope it is because of going 185 compared to 175 and not anything else!

Braking is much better. I feel more confident in stepping on the accelerator. Sudden braking is less jerkier.

More later. Car's calling me ;-)

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