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Old 9th May 2010, 08:41   #1
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Default Can I fit 15 inch wheels in Indica/Indigo?

I'd like to know if anyone has fitted 15 inch or larger alloys on a Tata Indigo. I know the Manza comes with 15", but the original Indigo has 175/65 R14 as stock. Can the wheel wells take 15", if paired with 185/60 R15 rubber? The difference in dia is 2mm more and the speedo error would be 3.4% which is okay by me. I need to know if there is any issue with rubbing while taking turns.

I decided on the 185/60 because I don't want to go below 60 profile.

Also, what is Indigo/Indica's wheel offset?

Has anyone fitted 15" on an Indica/Indigo? If yes, can you post some pics? And shed some light on the overall experience, incl. ride, FE, performance?
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vivekgk,

This seems like you should be in the clear. However, i don't seem to recall seeing anyone with 15"ers on their indigo on Team-BHP...

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he says that 14" is the sweet spot
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you can easily opt for 15 inch alloys on indigo

you can opt for 195/50 R15 tyres
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you can opt for 195/50 R15 tyres
That's overkill IMHO. The Indigo really doesn't have the kind of power to require such a (relatively) larger upsize.

The ideal upsize for an Indigo remains 185/60 R14. Presuming that the tyre you choose is a superior make to the OEM rubber, the grip levels will noticeably improve and retain the ride quality as well.
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wont it affect the ride quality and FE by Upgrading to a 195/50 R 15? How much would you gain in GC by upgrading? I think what GTO says is the right upgrade.
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That's overkill IMHO. The Indigo really doesn't have the kind of power to require such a (relatively) larger upsize.

The ideal upsize for an Indigo remains 185/60 R14. Presuming that the tyre you choose is a superior make to the OEM rubber, the grip levels will noticeably improve and retain the ride quality as well.
According to the Apollo Acelere tyre size chart, 175/65 R14 has a dia of 583mm. 185/60 R14 has 578mm dia. 185/60 R15 has 601mm dia. I've seen government Indigos running 175/70 R14s without problems. 175/70 R14 works out to 600mm dia. The gearing would be taller, but the speedo difference is only about 3.1%.

I intend to fit alloys soon, and was thinking of upgrading to 15", because I don't think the 14 inchers fill out the wheel wells fully enough. Fitting a lower profile tyre on same rim wouldn't solve that problem. Do you have any pics of an Indigo with 185/60R14 rubber?

If I stick with 14", then my other options are 185/65 (594mm) 185/70 (614mm) and 195/60(590mm). Somebody on the forum posted a pic of their Indigo shod with 195/60R14 and the tyres were rubbing against the mudflaps at full lock. I hope to avoid that by sticking with 185 width.

Hence 185/60 R15, which would have a dia of 601mm, a 3.1% taller gearing. I've heard about the 4% rule when upsizing, and considered this because it would be within that. 185/65 R15 would be 616mm, which is a 5.6% oversize and too big.

But all the calculations are still no match for actual experience, which is why I'd like to know if someone has actually fitted 15 inchers on Indigo.
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you can easily opt for 15 inch alloys on indigo

you can opt for 195/50 R15 tyres
I'd rather not go below 60 profile because of the bad roads. Everyone I know who has gone below 60 profile has had bulges on sidewalls from bumps and manhole covers. Also, they would be smaller dia than the stock wheels, which I think are too small in the first place.

Not to mention, if I want to go for 185/60 R15, I can probably get the wheels+tyres brand new from the Tata dealer itself, from Manza owners who upgrade
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Whats the latest on your upsize? I am also in the same boat and would like to know from you your first hand experience.
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185/65-14 would be the best option. Ride quality will be superb.

Have you upsized to 15"?
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No not yet, do I ahve to? I mean I am ok with 14" unless upsizing to 15" is going to improve something tremendously.
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50 profile would be too low. Ride would be very harsh.
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Hi,

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Has anyone fitted 15" on an Indica/Indigo? If yes, can you post some pics? And shed some light on the overall experience, incl. ride, FE, performance?
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I am also in the same boat and would like to know from you your first hand experience.
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Take a look:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post1993511 (My Tata Indigo Marina - its life so far!)

What would be the incentive for me to put all the Manza wheels on the Marina and to take her out for a spin?

No significant difference in GC anticipated!
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What would be the right tire upgrade for Indica Vista Quadrajet?

I would like to know the right tyre upgrade first as I plan to change the original tyres, on the existing steel rims. The tyres make a hell lot of noise on some concrete roads. I was always fooled in to thinking that a truck was close by trying to overtake but soon i realised its was the vista's shoes making that sound.
also is it necessary to change in to alloys at the same time or can they be purchased later and these new tyres can be fitted on to them?
thanks!!
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Old 27th December 2010, 22:15   #14
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What would be the right tire upgrade for Indica Vista Quadrajet?

I would like to know the right tyre upgrade first as I plan to change the original tyres, on the existing steel rims. The tyres make a hell lot of noise on some concrete roads. I was always fooled in to thinking that a truck was close by trying to overtake but soon i realised its was the vista's shoes making that sound.
also is it necessary to change in to alloys at the same time or can they be purchased later and these new tyres can be fitted on to them?
thanks!!
I know I'm posting in an old-ish thread, but the question is valid for most Vista/Manza owners. The Vista wheel wells have been designed to accomodate 15 inch wheels (The Manza comes with 185/60R15 tyres as standard) 185/60R15 should be the ideal upsize, and there shouldn't be any issues with sizes upto 205/50R15.

I had originally decided to upgrade to alloys and wider rubber right out of the showroom, but finances did not permit that. So we're going to stick with the factory rubber (175/65R14 Goodyear GPS2 Tubeless) which is surprisingly good if a bit noisy, till they wear out. Then we'll go for 15 inch wheels and wider, stickier rubber. No sense splurging on 14 inch alloys now. I'm thinking of going for a classy, understated look, like the stock alloys on the OHC VTEC.
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Old 6th December 2011, 14:49   #15
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Default Re: Can I fit 15 inch wheels in Indica/Indigo?

By MISTAKE, I got the Indigo's wheels upgraded to 175/65 R15!!!

What negatives would be there because of it?

Can I live with it now?
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