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Old 2nd August 2005, 16:14   #31
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No ps, so i guess you better stick to 165/65R13. Indica is a heavy beast ant a wider tyre will add to your woes. I went for 185/60R13 Potenza GIII. Read the review at :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5014 (Potenza G3 Review - With Final update....)
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Old 2nd August 2005, 20:13   #32
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This brings me to the most important point... We upsize tyres mainly for the looks. .
dude ,
let me correct you.except for a few like you,none of us over here upsize for the looks.looks is secondary.what matters is performance and handling.


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. So my suggestion is, if you really want to upsize, than go for 205's, of course after making sure that the aspect ratio isnt below 55.

first of all you dont know if the indica can accomodate 205mm.even if it can,this particular indica is a non-ps version.

so ,if he's gonna keep it for only for display,205 will be fine.



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My next upsize would surely be a 205 and I dont care if I have to modify the suspension to do so. If we can spend 24k for tyres and alloys than we can spend another 10k to get the suspension modified



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@shuvc, i have upsized to 185/60R13 from the stock 165/65R13. In your case i recommend the 165/65R13 from your 155s should be good enough
@speedsatya 165/60 will decrease the rotation diameter. The problem with indica is rim bending which gets worse with lower profile. In my case my diameter increases by 4mm, and due to extra width the hit to rims is reduced too in case i hit a pothole. So to have approx same diameter 165/65 traslates to 185/60 or 195/55. 195 is an overkill as 185 is enough if you intend to do 120-130 on highways.
Tsk, which tyres did u get? and how are the 185/60s??

Can someone suggest a good upsizing for an Indica? I'm plannin to get one this month end and i've decided on an Aura alloy, and I don't know what tyres to go in for....

Also, I'd be grateful to anyone who can suggest good deals on buybacks on the stock indica tyres and rims... The Tata showroom sales fellow said they'd only recommend an upsize to a tubeless and within the same 165/65 R13s that the Indica comes with.... ummmm, would the 175/65s be good?? or the 175/70?? recommend....

Now, i'm going to do 90% city driving... matter of fact, make it 95% and an occasional, "once in 3 months" highway driving, definitely not a regular activity.... And also i'd prefer the Odometer reading error or whatever difference it is, to the minimal, preferably even zilch....

Please suggest an appropriate tyre size and also which brand I should go for.... [goodyear, bridgestone, michellin, jk tyre etc...] and much thanks....

Budget: Already set aside 12k for alloys [getting them under a deal]
For the tyres: After exchange/buyback, i'm willing to shell 5-6k ONLY for the tyres....

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Old 22nd August 2005, 10:45   #34
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@k_ajay, i got the Bridgestone Potenza GIII 185/60R13. Great performance and handling. But they are directional. For non directional tyres Goodyear Ducaro 185/60R13 rocks. I have it for the spare tyre. I would suggest go for non directional 185/60R13 as the directional is overkill for the indica. It is more convinient to go for the non directional tyres.
The price difference is about 300rs/tyre for 165/65 and 185/60. Do not go for 175/70, they will completely spoil your OD(Outer diameter) giving wrong speedo readings.
My recommendation. Goodyear/Bridgestone/Apollo non directional tyres. Accelre sounds great as they are supposed to have best puncture resistance, however best performance is the GIII from Bridgestone, but with your mostly city driving its not of much use. Also indica is not a rocket.
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So you suggest I go for the Goodyear Ducaro 185/60R13, Tsk? And what would non-directional mean [kindly excuse my ignorance ] ....

You said its Rs.300/- difference between 165/65 and 185/60.... don't you think I should take 186/65s?? and what measurement is the 60/65? I know that the 165/185 is the tyre width and R13 is the tyre size...

Do you have an idea if goodyear tyre fellas would exchange the stock Indica for their Ducaro?? Please let me know should you have an idea....

And who makes the Accelera???

Thanks pal

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Okay
Indica Stock is 165/65
Which means width is 165mm, height(sidewall)=65% = 107.25mm
185/60 : Sidewall height=111
185/65 : Sidewall height=120

Now having 13mm=1cm more is too much.
So 185/60 is what you should get

Directoional tyres are those which have only one rotational direction, ie they should be rotated only rowards one side. you will see a marking called rotation on the side of such tyres. so they can be fixed only on one side. For example on the left or right. So if your spare tyre is for the left side, and you get a right side puncture you will run into problems. If you fit them opposite they will adversly affect handling and performance. Non-directional tyres can be rotated any way.
http://www.etyres.co.uk/glossary-tyr...rm=directional should help you

Accelere are made by Apollo tyres and are supposed to be pretty good value for money (ACI/Overdirve mags)
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Wicked explanation Tsk... thanks... I'll scout around for Ducaro and Accelera deals and try to get my hands on a 185/60.....

But I have a doubt here... Why wudn't you suggest 185/65? The stock tyres on Indica comes with a 165/65... so thats a 65 right? Any specific reason why u shudnt go for 65s and to opt for 60s....?

Also, how wud the 185/60s affect odometer error and mileage? I dont think it wud be a big deal if mileage drops by a km/lt or somethin... but if the diff wud be huge, then I need to reconsider the decision... Do the Accelera & Ducaro come in 165/65, 165/60 sizes??

Thanks & sorry 4 da repeated ignorance....

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hmm your Sidewall height should remain in the range of 107mm. With 185/60 sidewall height is 60% of 185 which is 111mm, with 185/65 it will be 120mm, ie, 65% of 185.
Stock indica sidewall height is 165/65 which means 65% of 165.

So if you have a ture which says xxx/yy it means the width is xxx, and sidewall height is yy% of xxx
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Namaste Tsk.... I'm hoping I ain't bothering you too much, but my general habit is to never let go of anyone who helps...

I was juz going through Goodyear's website and checked Ducaro tyres and found some specs... Tell me I can go in with this for my Indica and that would be the last time I'm bothering you, but of course, only for the tyre part

This tyre series is called Ducaro GA.... The Ducaro GDi does not come in 185/60 size...

Tyre Size: 185/60 R13
Service Desc: 80S
Approved Rim: 5.5J
Rim Width: na
Section Width: 189
Overall Diam: 552
Max Load: 450
Infl. Pressure (psi): 35

Its not mentioned anywhere in the site that the Ducaro GA is a non-directional tyre.. Could you just confirm if they are??

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Old 22nd August 2005, 15:38   #40
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the max pressure is 35psi. So i would not recommend that as Indica manufacterror recommended pressure is 30psi. Go for the Apollo or Bridgestone as they have 40 or 44psi upper limit. The ducaro i have is not there in the catalog anymore. I think it has been discontinued. Sp Accelere or Bridgestone is your best bet. To distinguish between Directional and non-directional tyres look for the arrow on the side. In case of directional tyres there will be an arrow indicating the direction of roation. The tyre shop should tell you that.
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Ok.. i'll take a look at appolo's accelera... but when ur recommending a 40-44psi tyre, why not a 35psi one? i only need to fill 30psi anyway, rite?
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just took a look at apollo's website... the accelera offers only a 175/60R13 tyres for the Indica.... kya karun???
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Unfortunately, I read this post a little too late. I just upgraded to a Yokohama 185/65R13 last week from Lokmanya Auto, Pune on 13" Steel rims for my XETA GLX 1.4. Set of 5 cost me 3100 per tyre. Car seems to be performing alright for now, steering a little heavy (which according to the dealer is expected). Had a question for you guys

Should I upgrade to alloys. If yes, what size, what make and how much should I budget?

Also do alloys add value to the car while selling?
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thanks to invaluable advice and help received from tsk1979 and nikhilb2008 i ve upgraded the tyres and wheels on my dad's 2006 Indica V2 DLG Turbo. this car is driven only by my dad and mum and driven sedately in city and once in a few months on the highways too.

the original steel wheels, their aged grey wheel covers and the OEM bridgestone s322 tyres have all been consigned to the great retreader in the sky.

we ve got a brand new set of nice silver/white Luxotic Alloy wheels with a one year gurarantee and have upsized all 5 tyres to Apollo Accelere 185 60 R 14. the car looks much happier with these.

the main need was ride comfort and tyre life as well as safety in wet conditions and under braking on highways. after having evaluated Yokohamas, Goodyears and a couple of others, we decided to go with the Apollo Accelere for reasons stated above.
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forget the looks. hows the ride/grip ?
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