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Old 17th February 2010, 16:29   #16
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The stock rim size is 13" and not 14" with 4.5J 108PCD!
Thanks. Some one gave me a wrong info.

Any reason you are looking for 14". It will compromise on your ride quality right ?
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Old 17th February 2010, 16:35   #17
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Not much I beleive, atleast from what our gurus had to say!
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Old 17th February 2010, 16:48   #18
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No S Drives in 185/60 R14. You get A drives, ES100s and C drives.
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Old 17th February 2010, 17:36   #19
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the OE 14" rims in the indica (turbo only) are 5.5J.
Apart from zappo, hrag also upgraded to 14"ers , and found a dramatic improvment in ride quality.
Having an indica with 14" as OE, and having driven/travelled in 13" wheel shod indicas, I do agree

another option is 175/65 R14, if you dont want to compromise on the profile. some Indigos/indica vistas come in this size.
PS: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ze-indica.html (Tyre upsize for indica)

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Old 22nd February 2010, 12:58   #20
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Default Alloys - on an Indica? Pros & Cons

Hi Everyone,

I have an Indica V2 Turbo DLX 2005 Model. Had changed to Eagle Alloys and Apollo Acceleres - 185/65/R14 . The car looked good and and I did around 50k KMS on them. Handling was amazing and improved. You can see the pics on my garage!

But I ended up breaking 3 of my alloys . They broke one by one and I kept getting them repaired. Finally when the 3rd broke, I changed back to the rims last week. Indica is a heavy vehicle and with the kind of handling, one tends to drive fast and if it hits a pothole badly the alloys just break. (Sn1p3r - Also confirms this) Also if the alloy doesn't break, Acceleres have very soft sidewalls and they can get damaged and burst immediately.

So see your driving style before changing to alloys. And you can certainly shift to 14". When I had changed to alloys I had given my rims for my Dads Indica. It improved the handling and raised the height too.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 13:03   #21
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Dont blame the car! Blame the Chinese alloys you got!

I've seen dozens of Indicas running proper quality alloys which have seen huge potholes and nothing has happened to the alloys. Sometimes the tyres have got damaged, but the alloys have been in perfect condition(apart from some physical scratches).
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Dont blame the car! Blame the Chinese alloys you got!

I've seen dozens of Indicas running proper quality alloys which have seen huge potholes and nothing has happened to the alloys. Sometimes the tyres have got damaged, but the alloys have been in perfect condition(apart from some physical scratches).
Nikhil I bought them from a respectable Sardarji in Karol Bagh. Well anyways you are right maybe its because they were Chinese although they never looked like one, had perfect finishing unlike the regular Chinese stuff we see. Can you suggest any good brand, just incase I again change my mind to go back to the alloys.

Just to quote - I am missing the alloys very badly!

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Old 22nd February 2010, 16:53   #23
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It doesnt matter whom you buy it from. I have enough experience to tell you that Chinese alloys are really bad in quality. Many people odnt have a problem, but many more do!

I would suggest you look at SSW, Apollo Acelere wheelz, Konig. League isnt too bad, but not great either.

People here have mixed reviews on the HR wheels.
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Old 13th March 2010, 18:01   #24
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One of my friend is wishing to get 14" tyres on his Indica Xeta V2, he has already got the alloys.

Now he has to find some good tubeless tyres and his budget is under 15K for 4 tyres, he has got quote for Yoko A Drive for 3400/- and Yoko C Drive for 3600/- .

Can someone please comment if those prices are ok.

Should he go for Yoko or should he consider bridgestone as well?
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Friends,

I have seen many threads opting for tyre upsize and wheel upgrade, so I have a V2 thats 165/65/R13, as it is the car gives me 10kmpl in city and 15kmpl on highway driving.

what amount of increase in the rolling resistance be if I choose 185/60R13? I dont want 14 inchers, rather increase the profile for a comfortable ride. Will the fuel average go down largely?
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Old 11th October 2011, 16:15   #26
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Default Re: Wheel & Tire upgrade for Indica V2

I am looking at upgrading the tyre for Indica V2.

165/65 R13 is the current profile and I want to upgrade tyres only, retaining the old OEM rim! Reason for considering upgrade is frequent punchers . . . especially the front wheels

Which would be better 165/80 R13 (Baleno) or 175/70 R13 (Esteem) or any other suggestion ?

What would be the options?

Would this upgrade effect the performance ?
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Default Tyre change for Indica

Hi Folks,

Need you advise immediately.

I need to change my car tyre. Currently its running on apollo acelere 185-65-R13 which was really good and has done 45k kilometers. Its high time for me to change the tyre and i checked with 3 to 4 dealers for Michelin XM2 165-65-R13 (wanted to go back to original size for better fuel efficiency).

Here comes the confusion.

Dealer 1: Cherry Auto agency (they are quoting 3400K per tyre ,alignment,Nitrogen and balancing is free. only i need to pay for the weights)

Dealer 2: Tyre empire whitefeild: they are quoting 3600K per tyre and remaining everything is charged which comes close to 800 Rs)

Dealer 3: Tyre empire in HSR: these guys are quoting 3500K per tyre and rest everything is 800Rs ( and life time nitrogen air filling free + first alignment free of cost)

Could the experts advise me on whom to go with or please suggest me with some opitons.Since iam planning for a long trip this weekend.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 18th June 2012, 12:44   #28
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Default Re: Tyre change for Indica

I have already used Tyre Empire for changing my Baleno Tyres (All five of them) and there have been no problems so far in last year and a half. I usually go to them for wheel balancing and alignment as well.

The other option you could consider, is Madhus, there is a dedicated thread on that, as well as a web site. Just do a google. Here is the link to the thread.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/bangal...bangalore.html (Wheel Alignment/Balancing : Madhus Enterprises (Langford rd, Bangalore))

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I ve been a regular at Madhus for years. They are very good indeed.
However, nowadays I find thiat it is a pain to go all the way there so I have recently started using Tyre Empire in HSR Layout which is nearer for me.
i find them also to be decent blokes and conscientious in their work on the ar.
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Thanks mayankjha1806 & shankar.balan for your inputs. Planning to change the tryes with Tyre empire HSR. will post the pic as soon as i change it in another 3 hours.Thanks
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