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Old 19th October 2010, 06:30   #46
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i drove it for about 6-7 km last night. it no longer crashes terribly over small bumps and cuts in the road but just glides over. on smooth roads, the ride quality and comfort are certainly better than it was with the earlier tyres.
when I turn the steering from lock to lock position the tyres do not touch the fenders, wheel arches at all. These tyres do fill the wheel arches much better than the earlier ones.
the vehicle itself looks a bit taller now on account of the new profile.
While cornering there is a greater sense of confidence. the treads are of a simple but good pattern and these tyres feel a lot more settled than the previous ones. I am sure they will work well in wet roads also.
My dad and mum dont need the softer compound of yokohama tyres because they rarely exceed 100kmph speeds - even when driving on the highway between Bangalore and anywhere else. whats nice is that even the spare tyre fits inside the spare well without sticking out. of course we have had to move the jack and dispense with the screw down holder because those wont fit, but since this car usually has a bit of stuff in the boot area I dont see a real problem there.
all in all i think it was a good investment. and thanks to Nikhil and the Madhu's people we got ourselves a very good deal on the new tyres as well as the return of the old steel wheels, tyres and wheel covers. the alloys also came with a one year guarantee and at a good price.


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forget the looks. hows the ride/grip ?
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Old 19th October 2010, 06:56   #47
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the alloys are from a brand called veloce - not luxotic as earlier mentioned. they came at a good price and with a one year guarantee. bought at pitstop who is ann importer and wholesaler of these. overall even if i say it myself, these look far nicer than the old steel wheels (which I had painted white to make them look sporty) and the tyres certainly fill the arches far better than the OEM 165/ 65 R14 size. in fact while checking on the internet I find that this new size 186 60 R 14 are of the same size of tyres (OEM) that were given along with the Tata Indica in its Export avatar as the City Rover for the UK market. main thing as mentioned before is that the tyre upsize has resulted in a better ride and greater comfort + cornering capability.
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Old 22nd January 2011, 13:24   #48
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hello guys, i am using tata indica dls 2005 make and has clocked 38.5k till now.The car needs new set of wheels.The current ones that came with OE are goodyear 165/60R13. I am not planning to change the rims, but the tyres and mostly thinking of going for bridgestones which are much better made then OE goodyear.Can i upsize the tyres in the same rims, if so what size can i go for.I feel width of the current tyres is pretty ok but height seems smalles, can experts suggest which brand,type, size shall i go for and its approx price quote if available.
The tata dealer suggested me to go for 165/70R13.
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Old 22nd January 2011, 19:05   #49
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Your OE tyres would've been 165/65/R13, and the tata guy is wrong with 165/70/R13 I doubt if you'd get that size. Try going for 175/70/R13 if it's higher Ground Clearance that you want.
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buy the same ones I put on my Dad's Indica Turbo
they are superb
the ride quality is far better now than ever before and the vehicle no longer crashes into the bumps and broken potholes the way it used to before.
these tyres are the Apollo accelere ones in size 185/60/14. They cost about 3000 each. as you can see they also fill the wheel arches so much better!
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Old 23rd January 2011, 12:51   #51
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buy the same ones I put on my Dad's Indica Turbo
they are superb
the ride quality is far better now than ever before and the vehicle no longer crashes into the bumps and broken potholes the way it used to before.
these tyres are the Apollo accelere ones in size 185/60/14. They cost about 3000 each. as you can see they also fill the wheel arches so much better!
thanks shankar, but i am looking to fit the same rim size, 13" stock steel rims, where 14 ones wont fit, so what would u suggest in that.
Wasava, thankyou for your suggestion, how much does 175/70/13 would cost and which brand shall i look for, bridgestone or apollo.
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Go for b'stone if you have to choose between the two Should be roughly 3,500 for S322 and Rs.3,700 for ER60.
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hello guys, i am using tata indica dls 2005 make and has clocked 38.5k till now.The car needs new set of wheels.The current ones that came with OE are goodyear 165/60R13.
sorry guys, its 165/65/R13 77T the stock size of goodyear tyres.When i checked with bridgestone website potenza GIII is available in these two sizes
175/60/R13 77H and 185/60/R13 80H. The website suggests 175/60R13, can i choose 185/60 or go for 175/60 ones?
Also i would be upgrading to a new car in a year , and this indica would be used by wife mostly in city only with occassionaly highway run, so whats the best choice between the above two sizes.

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between 175/60 and 185/60, its 185/60 all the way. but if you are looking at the potenza GIII, unless you want it for the hard compound, there are some other tyres you should also be looking at .
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...al-update.html (Potenza G3 Review - With Final update....)

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R/bridgestone dealer suggested me to go for 175/70/R13
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probably because that's what he has in stock.thats a wrong size. shop around
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All am i looking now is better grip and lesser noise and more of GC on stock rims which are 13".Have not much idea of better brands and their value, but have heard of bridgstone and apollo of better make then goodyear which are mostly supplied by manufacturers as standard. Michellins are good as well but are more costly then BS and Apollo.So your inputs would help me completely.Also for upsizing too, as different suggestions confuses me more.till now what i understood is that the perfect upsizing is within 20mm range which is 185, but then why not 185/65 as 185/60 would get to low profile shoes.

Also what is this 77T printed at last of tyre sizes, like mine is 165/65 R 13 77T, on BS site i saw 175/65 R13 77H and with 185/60 R13 80H.
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guys, not replies yet, help me out on this.And probably am looking to do this today, so please post your comments.
GH i went through the link you posted, confused me more regarding potenzaGIII.
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but then why not 185/65 as 185/60 would get to low profile shoes.
'coz established brands don't make that size. 175/60/R13 and 185/60/R13 is what you would get when you shop around

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Also what is this 77T printed at last of tyre sizes, like mine is 165/65 R 13 77T
77T denotes the load index and speed rating of the tyre.
77 = 412 kg is the maximum weight the tyre can carry
T = 190 km/hr the maximum speed the tyre can be run at.
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'coz established brands don't make that size. 175/60/R13 and 185/60/R13 is what you would get when you shop around



77T denotes the load index and speed rating of the tyre.
77 = 412 kg is the maximum weight the tyre can carry
T = 190 km/hr the maximum speed the tyre can be run at.
Wasava, thankyou for this information. So 185/60/R13 80T is what i shall opt for. Any brands you suggest.
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