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Old 19th August 2005, 11:54   #1
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Question Tyre Upgrade for Indigo GSX...Plz help

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Could you please advise me for Indigo GSX ? I got Goodyear Tubeless GPS2 175/65 R14 tyre as stock. I want to know if i can upgrade the tyre as GSX model got the side skirt thus, ground clearance is bit low. Could you please suggest me which will be the best for Indigo GSX - better handeling and control with milage. CAn i go for 15" also ?

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Hi All,

Could you please advise me for Indigo GSX ? I got Goodyear Tubeless GPS2 175/65 R14 tyre as stock. I want to know if i can upgrade the tyre as GSX model got the side skirt thus, ground clearance is bit low. Could you please suggest me which will be the best for Indigo GSX - better handeling and control with milage. CAn i go for 15" also ?

Thanks a lot....
You cannot go for a 15". You can go in for an upsize of 185/60R 14 OR 195/55 R 14
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Can anyone tell me what should be the air pressure in Goodyear GPS2 175/65 R14 tyre ?
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Can anyone tell me what should be the air pressure in Goodyear GPS2 175/65 R14 tyre ?
26 psi is recommended by Tata but if there is no load then u can take it to 29
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Thanks Vivek,

That was for stock tyre but i got tubeless now. So is it applicable on that one also ? 29 psi when no load on the car ? i think you wanna to say 29 psi when i m occupied with 5 ppl. I just talked to MGR in acceessory dept in dealer & he recommended 32 in front and 30 on rear. After reading comments here i got to know that this is recommended for indica...but why he suggested me for indigo ?
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You cannot go for a 15". You can go in for an upsize of 185/60R 14 OR 195/55 R 14
Actually 195/55R14 gives -2.23% speedo error and 6.5mm decrease in GC, not a good choice. The 205/55R14 on the other hand gives least deviation (1mm decrease in GC and -0.34 speedo error). However, 205 width on an Indigo will be an uncharted terrain. Since the GSX is new, we don't know anybody who has tried the 205 and knows how it really feels. I guess that's the problem with new models. You could play safe and go with 185/60R14.
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I have upgraded to 195/60 R 14 on my Indigo Marina Bridgestone Potenza GIII, absolutly no problem and I feel more sure footed.

Suggest that you look at this size..BTW I also maintain 30 Psi on this.

Hope this helps.

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I have upgraded to 195/60 R 14 on my Indigo Marina Bridgestone Potenza GIII, absolutly no problem and I feel more sure footed.
Your GC would increase by 3.25mm, helps improving the ride comfort since sidewall has become wider. I wonder what is affect on handling...
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The affect has been wonderful in ride comfort though there has not been any noticeable affect on handling that I could capture.

Another point to note that I have also raised the the GC to 200 MM so enjoying the SUV height as well. Tightened the springs to control extra roll..having fun so far however I will weight for some time to see the effect it has on overall handling and whether I can live with it.

It has improved the overall look and feel of Marina - on my way to mod it to Indigo Advent with bull bar, foot step and wheel skirts left.
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Vivek how about some pics? I want to see the raised marina....i guess it'l look good with the right tyres.

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Another point to note that I have also raised the the GC to 200 MM so enjoying the SUV height as well. Tightened the springs to control extra roll..
I'm glad that it worked out for you..Did you follow the same method that I suggested before? Please post some pics of the mods so that others can also use it if they want to....

I hope you have carried out a full wheel alignment to correct the camber and toe setting to the original values...Otherwise you will face problems with tyre wear..

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Another point to note that I have also raised the the GC to 200 MM so enjoying the SUV height as well. Tightened the springs to control extra roll..having fun so far.
How did you tighten the springs, can you explain the procedure. Not familiar with this technique.
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How did you tighten the springs, can you explain the procedure. Not familiar with this technique.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7255 (Indigo Marina conv to Indigo Advent)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7147 (Raising a Tata Marina's Ground Clearance)
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The affect has been wonderful in ride comfort though there has not been any noticeable affect on handling that I could capture.

Another point to note that I have also raised the the GC to 200 MM so enjoying the SUV height as well. Tightened the springs to control extra roll..having fun so far however I will weight for some time to see the effect it has on overall handling and whether I can live with it.

It has improved the overall look and feel of Marina - on my way to mod it to Indigo Advent with bull bar, foot step and wheel skirts left.
Hmmm,

So you raised the the GC to 200 MM, i think this is the best in this class as swift is 170 and indigo is 165. How much it cost you to exchange the tyres ? Also, what method you applied for it ? Will it affect anything with warranty ? Thanks a lot to ananthkamath vbmenu_register("postmenu_113813", true); also for his advise, you seems a expert in this era :-)
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Hmmm,

So you raised the the GC to 200 MM, i think this is the best in this class as swift is 170 and indigo is 165. How much it cost you to exchange the tyres ? Also, what method you applied for it ? Will it affect anything with warranty ? Thanks a lot to ananthkamath vbmenu_register("postmenu_113813", true); also for his advise, you seems a expert in this era :-)

Tyre exchange cost me additional 8 k for set of 5 Bridgestone Potenza GIII and abt 18.5k for alloys.

Yes, raising the suspension would void the warranty on atleast the suspension though I would suggest check with the manufacturer to be doubly sure. BTW Ford Fusion GC is 208 mm.
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