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Old 17th February 2010, 12:24   #1
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Default Wheel & Tire upgrade for Indica V2

I am looking at upgrading the wheels & tire for Indica V2.

Surprised that I couldnt find any thread specific for the Indica V2

What would be the options?

165/65 R13 is the current profile and I want to upgrade to 14" rims!

I am getting confused at the options with 14" rims for the Indica
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Go for 175/65 R14 if you go for 14". You could also look at 185/60 R14 if you want.
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Thanks Nikhil...

What are the best options with 185/60 R14?

Any reliable & good looking alloy brand you might want to suggest!

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Alloy wheel brand? Apollo Acelere, SSW wheels, Konig.

185/60 R14, the best option would be a Yoko C Drive.
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Hi Guys,
Dont you think with Indica's suspension setup and the low tires/alloys, the ride will deteriorate?

Anachronix: I do not see a point as the beat wont become performance centric and I had bad experience with alloys as they would always crack under the load of the mighty Indica albeit it was in construction city Gurgaon

All the best!
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@ Sniper, even am worried about the durability of the alloy when its running with the Indica.

I am not sure how much the ride quality would be affected, well does it really matter in an Indica?
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I am not sure how much the ride quality would be affected, well does it really matter in an Indica?


Enjoy the mods!
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@ Nikhil, how much would the C-Drives cost for 185/60 R14?
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@ Sniper, even am worried about the durability of the alloy when its running with the Indica.

I am not sure how much the ride quality would be affected, well does it really matter in an Indica?
I am not sure what you meant by that! Is the ride quality of your car so bad that it does not matter any further as to how further worse it can get with the upgrade?

If it is indeed so go and get it checked. Indicas in fact have one of the better ride qualities amongst the various hatches currently plying the Indian roads. And you should really worry about it if you really drive and maintain your car properly. On the other hand, if it is the other way round I believe you will just waste some good money getting alloys and C-Drives for your car. You can simply go for the OEM spec tyres if they need a change.

By the way, if you are looking for an objective viewpoint you can search my thread where I tried out this experiment. I am too lazy to search for it now. And in a nutshell, yes you can go for the sizes that Nikhil mentioned. They will not affect your ride quality at all (again, supposing that your car is maintained well and is not like one of those jalopy cabs we see everywhere) and may reduce some body roll if you have one of those 2005 V2s which came with the softer springs for a cushier ride.
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Arun,

What is the width of your stock rims. I guess it is 4.5J.

If you're planning for 185s, you might need a rim upgrade. Get the Yokohoma S-drives in 185/60 14 for more bling
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@ Zappo, that was a sarcastic quote. The ride quality isnt bad and its been typically Indica so far. (read well maintained so far )

@Para, check out the C-Drives the tread pattern does look bling to me and the S-drives are becoming too common these day :P

Which rim size (alloy wheel) should I go for if I have to put on 185/60 R14 tyres?

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@ Zappo, that was a sarcastic quote. The ride quality isnt bad and its been typically Indica so far. (read well maintained so far )

@Para, check out the C-Drives the tread pattern does look bling to me and the S-drives are becoming too common these day :P

Which rim size (alloy wheel) should I go for if I have to put on 185/60 R14 tyres?
Can I know the size of your wheel along with PCD please. I was speculating if it would fit in another car.

The ideal rim width for 185 is 6J.
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I am looking for 108 PCD/14" alloy wheels!
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I am looking for 108 PCD/14" alloy wheels!
I actually wanted to know the size of your stock wheel. I found them anyway.

14 x 4.5J 108 PCD.

I was wondering if it would fit in a WagonR but the PCD does not match and 165/65 14 will be a wrong upsize for it.
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The stock rim size is 13" and not 14" with 4.5J 108PCD!
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