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Old 26th January 2011, 17:31   #61
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185/60/R13 I doubt if you'll get it in bridgestone. Yokohama does have it in A-Drive.
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went to check few tyre dealers yesterday, and found Bstone S233 and Yokos A drive to be selling in best numbers with good reviews.
Regarding size while going for 175 or 185 with 60 gets to low profile and reduced GC of the car which i currently already am facing with 65 size. The size 175/70 which one dealer friend suggested me, i checked with some indicas which he had already fitted, two of them were there yesterday, found one with Bstone and one with Yokos.Both the owners were pleased with this upsize and have never found any complains whatsoever.We also checked my steel rims to see whether it would fit tubeless tyres or not and found atleast 4 of them were having cast rust on the valve opening which is not a good sign for tubeless tyres.So i would have to go for tube type tyres.
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Old 28th January 2011, 15:14   #63
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I would suggest Apollo Aceleres in the 165/65 R13 specification. I recently got the OEM Bridgestone S322's on my Indica changed at about 33,500 kms.

1. Just make sure your steel rims are in good shape.
2. The steel rims should have very little or no rust.
3. If you decide to go the tubeless route, be regular in your visits to the gas station for air in the tyres! This will ensure that any leakage of air is reported sooner than later.
4. Just for pointers, in Mumbai, the final cost of the tyre upgrade (in lieu of the old BS322's) came to about Rs.2,750/- per tyre.

I observed that the ride quality improved a great deal after shifting to Aceleres. The Bridgestones had served well from the day I got the car though.

Tyre noise reduced appreciably. I could hear the diesel engine whine/clatter that much more
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indian, 33k for S322's is shockingly low! folks have run these tyres for 60K+. even mine (though kinda worn out due to alignment issues at 40K) should hold for another 5k.
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got bridgestone BS322's tubetype for my indica as tubeless was not possible on my current set of steel rims.Right after change i could feel the difference between bridgestones and goodyear that i was running on till now.Much much better grip and handling, lower noice then goodyear.BS322 were almost 3850 per tyre across city and few bucks more, i got them for 3700 and got exchange of my old tyres of 40k run for 250 per tyre as 4 of them were in real bad shape and second tyre market had quoted me same price as well, so exchanged them with dealer as well.One better tyre was kept as stepney and changed 4 of them to BS.
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indian, 33k for S322's is shockingly low! folks have run these tyres for 60K+. even mine (though kinda worn out due to alignment issues at 40K) should hold for another 5k.
Greenhorn, the car had come shod with Bridgestones when we bought it. Close to 6 years and 33k ago. 2 tyres had sidewalls (one had ruptured recently), 1 had uneven wear, a large spate or punctures recently, and all had cracks showing up along the periphery of the wheel rim seal. I chose to have the rubber upgraded due to the age of the tyres and the issues posted above.
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oh, i missed the age factor. if they are older than 5 years, time to change i guess
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Hi Everyone,


This is a very informative thread.


My 2008 Indica Xeta 1.2 GLS came fitted with 165/65 R13 Tube type JK Radials. Its now time to replace the tyres.


I was wondering which is the best brand to buy Goodyear, Bridgestone, Michelin or Apollo (dont want to spend too much as its largely for city driving conditions in Mumbai.). I will not be opting for Tubeless tyres as the stock rims of the Indica are prone to bending and can create problems for a set of tubeless tyres.
I was also wondering that is it a good idea to upsize the tyres slightly? Maybe to 165/70 R13's or 175/70 R13's?
Look forward to your suggestions as I need to replace the tyres at the earliest.
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Kunaal
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