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Old 8th December 2008, 13:29   #1
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Default Tyres for Diesel josh! Ford iKon TDCi

Folks just got the delivery of Ikon TDCi, The car comes with 13" goodyear.

know here are my ques"-

Should I go in for 14" ?
Should I stick with 13" ?
If upgrade to 14" which size ?
Which brand if upgrade or change (Yokohama or Michelin) ?

Please help!
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Old 8th December 2008, 13:32   #2
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modify...-your-car.html (ARTICLE: Choosing The Right Set Of Tyres for your Car)

This link would be of great help to you.
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Old 8th December 2008, 14:55   #3
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you can go for 14 inch wheels ,you get to upgrade to a wider wheels in 14 than 13 inch ,wider tyres gives a advantage of good grips, good styling to the car ,try out for Bridgestone potenza GIII 205/60/R14 these are really good tyres.
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I would like to see pictures & driving experiences of/after fitting 205/60 R14 tyres on an Ikon.

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however your warranty will be void if upgraded to 14"
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however your warranty will be void if upgraded to 14"
Are you sure? Coz I have not heard about this anywhere. Only for ford? or all makes?
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you can go for 14 inch wheels ,you get to upgrade to a wider wheels in 14 than 13 inch ,wider tyres gives a advantage of good grips, good styling to the car ,try out for Bridgestone potenza GIII 205/60/R14 these are really good tyres.
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however your warranty will be void if upgraded to 14"


nithz have youu ever sat in a car with g3s?

bullboy i doubt it.


i think 195/60 r14 would be the right upgrade (eh tyrebhagwaan?) and you can try michelin mx1s in that size. they will give you good comfort.
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however your warranty will be void if upgraded to 14"

i haven't heard this or seen

when i got an ikon way back in 2003 i change to 15" alloy the dealer never objected or said that warranty was voided
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Best upsize for Ikon TDCi IMO:
185/60-14
Michelin XM1 or Michelin PP2 depending on the budget and requirements.
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kpzen has given the right upsize limit. Dont go any further with the upsize.

If the dealer still plays spoilsport, as with bullboy's case, ask them to go get a life.
How silly can they get!
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[quote=akshay1234;1085054]

nithz have youu ever sat in a car with g3s?
Actually this is a off topic for me,
my car already has potenza GIII and i drive it regularly ,
akshay i didnt get what you are trying to say -please enlighten us technically .i have seen many using potenza GIIIs in this forum -let us know what you felt when you drove with potenza GIIIs
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go for 14 inch. Yokohama / Michelin / Bridgestone 185/60/R14
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Are you planning to go for alloys as well? In that case, it is better to look for 14 inch as the options for 13 inch for Ikon (108 pcd) are very limited.

As far as warranty is concerned, this is what I heard from Ford Customer Care:
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We wish to inform you that this conversion is recommended only with this Ford approved alloy wheel 14" is possible provided the vehicle sale date is after Feb 2003. Kindly contact our dealerships to have the conversion carried out.
PS: The query was regarding tyre upsize for Ikon 1.3 Flair (2007)

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I was told by ford service manager that warranty will be void as i also booked the same car and wanted to upgrade to 14".He told stating that final drive ratios are selected with 13" tires.
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I was told by ford service manager that warranty will be void as i also booked the same car and wanted to upgrade to 14".He told stating that final drive ratios are selected with 13" tires.
Well as long as you change and maintain the same overall circumference to the current one things (upsize from R13 to R14 and move to a lower profile tyre) shouldn't make a difference for your drive ratios.

But yes manufacturers and dealers are sometimes finicky if you change to a different size. It's more then upto you if you want to take the risk and your peace of mind.
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