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Old 16th August 2007, 11:57   #1
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Hi! Guys,

I went through various treads on this topic, and have used the different website to do my calculations, I'm still a little confused on the right size.
From the various thread, I figured that
> 14 Inch is the most safe and comfortable
> Preferably choose from Indian made alloys.
> Choose from a reliable brand of tyre
Have selected these 3 as my tyre options (being partial to Bridgestone)

Bridgestone RE88
Bridgestone India Private Limited
>>185/60R14 82H
>>195/70R14

Bridgestone ER60
Bridgestone India Private Limited
>>195/60R14

Bridgestone GIII
Bridgestone India Private Limited
>>185/70R14
>>195/60R14

Thread pattern apart, which tyre size will suit me the best.

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Old 16th August 2007, 12:54   #2
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What wheel/tyre size are you running now. Old ikon 1.6 came with 13" wheels and after 2002/2003 they come with 14" wheels. 185/60-R14 is the correct size for an ikon. if you want to upsize 195/50-R15 is perfect. dont go above 195mm.
tire wise, You can go fro Bridgestone GIII, Michelin, Yokohoma advan if you can get? depends on what sort of driving you do and what do you expect from tyres.
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Paiyappa - For knowing the correct upsize for your Ikon refer to this thread:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-alloy-wheel-section/26252-read-first-choosing-right-set-tyres-your-car.html

There is a recommended upsize guide which should be able to help you with the correct sizes.

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Thread pattern apart, which tyre size will suit me the best.
For us to answer this question correcty first you need to tell us what exactly are you looking for in your new tyres? Comfort or Performance? Based on that we can give you better advice.

Also 195/60 R14 is not recommended since the OD difference between the stock size & this size is 2.5%. 195/55 R14 is a correct option, but I'm not sure about that size's availability.
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My car has the 13'' tyres 2002 model
175/70 R13.
What I'm looking for is Performance with some degree of Comfort, so dont realy want to go low profile.
As all Ikon's go mine suffers from poor braking as well, so performance is the key.
This is the comparrison chart
[SIZE=5]Tire Size Comparison
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Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference175/70-13 4.8in 11.3in 22.6in 71.1in 891 0.0%185/70-14 5.1in 12.1in 24.2in 76.0in 834 6.8%195/60-14 4.6in 11.6in 23.2in 72.9in 869 2.5%185/60-14 4.4in 11.4in 22.7in 71.4in 887 0.4%195/70-14 5.4in 12.4in 24.7in 77.7in 815 9.3%
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Also would like to mention that the car is usualy ised in Coorg.. roads are pretty bad there, and there is usualy some amount of Highway travel
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If roads are bad then your best bet is to stick to good tyres in either 175/70 R13 or 185/60 R14 at the most. Go for a good brand of tyres & your barkking will improve alongwith the comfort.
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Check out Michelin XM1 energy, they are real good ones.
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Also would like to mention that the car is usualy ised in Coorg.. roads are pretty bad there, and there is usualy some amount of Highway travel
In that case, dont reduce the aspect ratio, stick to the same tyre but put a good brand, I would suggest Michelin Energy XM1.

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185/60-R14 would be ideal, even the newer versions are comming with this combination. so i guess it would be safe for you to upgrade to this size with out worrying toomuch about ride comfort and braking and handling would also be increased with good tires. recommend you to go for Michelin.
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well , on Ikon the suspension is stiff and with upsize it may get little more stiff but XM1 should help.

If any doubts best is to stick on to 13" and u still get xm1 cost around 2800 each
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195 either in 13 or 14 inch, dont go beyond this or it will rob performance
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I talked to the dealer, he advised not to go beyond 185. He says the right size would be 185/60 R14.

He does have the Michelin Energy XM1, at around 2800 in this size but he is suggesting that I look at Federal and Good year, and another brand called Maxix.

How do you feel about these brands; havent really heard of Maxix, the dealer says it is catching the market in Bangalore. Federal I have seen on quite a few cars, nice looking threads but unsure of performance....
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federal ol man (read as Rudra) has on his car and works just fine according to him. also you can go for 195 and 185 might be on the edge for high speed driving
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I talked to the dealer, he advised not to go beyond 185. He says the right size would be 185/60 R14.

He does have the Michelin Energy XM1, at around 2800 in this size but he is suggesting that I look at Federal and Good year, and another brand called Maxix.

How do you feel about these brands; havent really heard of Maxix, the dealer says it is catching the market in Bangalore. Federal I have seen on quite a few cars, nice looking threads but unsure of performance....
Can go for Yoko ES100 good pattern , a performance tyre should cost you somewhere around 3350 with a 5 year manufacture warranty.
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how are accelere in 205/60 R13 for the Ikon?
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