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Old 22nd January 2011, 11:54   #16
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Hmm, that's strange, coz no one is offering me any freebies with 4 duraplus tyres - I do need all 4! Any idea where can I avail the offers on these tyres? No wifey yet, but me happy with good milk shakes, hehhe !
Sorry,missed replying to you earlier. Here's a list of dealers
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Old 24th January 2011, 12:14   #17
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Thanks...
I just got Butch (my car) four new Goodyear DuraPlus tyres... and yes I got the blender too. Thanks for the advice, Butch looks happy with his new shoes.
Will post my feedback on the tyres soon.
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I tried the Apollo Accelere on my Ford TDCI.
Didnt last long at all and the noise levels were high too.
Later,I was told by a "tyre expert" that Accelere is a Wet land tyre(What he meant was that ,it performs well under wet road conditions)
I later changed to Bridgestone and its doing a decent job
Thanks hallik, I was about to decide on going in for apollo accelere for my ikon 1.6, now i will reconsider the idea..

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I had tried out the accelere in kerala in wet conditions and i can safely that those are not wet tires, and the road noise was mind blowing. stay away.

try a review of the XM1+
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Hello All,

I currently run 195 50 R 15 on my ford Ikon. The current Spec did not have any major concerns as such. Only issues was the low profile. Had to be really careful on bad stretches.

I would like to know if anyone has tried 195 55 R15? I want to try this because the low profile has caused few bends on the alloy no matter how carefully i Drive. One bad pothole and it bends :(

FYI: I do not want to switch to lower/stock size (R 13/ R 14) because i Plan to use larger aftermarket Discs in future to improve braking.
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The lower the sidewall height, the more stress you are likely to be putting on the rims when it impacts potholes and other such road imperfections. If you have a tyre with a nicely flexing sidewall (like most of the comfort oriented tyres), then your problem of wheel damage is "normal" - bound to happen!

The Ford Ikon stock tyre size was 175/70R13. This gives a sidewall height of 122.5mm. Your upsize of 195/50R15 has sidewall height of 97.5mm. It also happens to be the correct upsize on 15" rims.

If alloy damage is a major concern, then you have a couple of options.
1. Get really tough alloys and stick to the current size of tyre. They also might be heavier than stock steel rims and adversely affect vehicle dynamics.
2. Downsize to 185/60R14. I run that size on my car, and have dumped it into innumerable potholes from the past 3 years, only one minor rim bend so far.
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Hello All,

I currently run 195 50 R 15 on my ford Ikon. The current Spec did not have any major concerns as such. Only issues was the low profile. Had to be really careful on bad stretches.
Although you have not mentioned the birth year and model of your Ikon, however, if it is a Post-Nxt 1.6 your tyre size is smaller at around 98% of the stock size.

The earlier cars and the 1.3's came with 175/70 R13 tyres as stock, to which the setup that you have presently is fine. However, post Nxt 1.6 came with 175/65 R14 as stock, to which your present tyres are around 98% in overall diameter. What this could cause is overindication of speed as well as distance, also giving you the illusion that your vehicle is consuming more fuel for the distance it is travelling.


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I would like to know if anyone has tried 195 55 R15? I want to try this because the low profile has caused few bends on the alloy no matter how carefully i Drive. One bad pothole and it bends :(

FYI: I do not want to switch to lower/stock size (R 13/ R 14) because i Plan to use larger aftermarket Discs in future to improve braking.
195/55 R15 is pretty much the size of the Fiesta 1.6S and has little issues dealing with Indian roads, provided you do not abuse them on very bad roads. However, for the Ikon, what compounds the problem a little bit is the stiffer suspension.
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Try to not oversize tyres if you are looking for optimum performance in general. For other priorities, you can. I am using Michelin xm1 175/70 R13 and so

I know it's good for my ikon 1.6

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Thank you for the replies. Like i mentioned in my post earlier. I would like to know if anyone has tried 195 55 R15 and the required modifications. also if any body has gone higher to 195 50 r16? I also mentioned I do not want to downsize.
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Hi,

The stock good year tyres(tube type) on our ikon have worn out after 28K kms in 8 years. I have no idea about tyres. The condition of the front tyres is such that the steering shakes from left to right when moving.

On my recce I found that the local dealers do not stock good year, but recommend chinese tyres over Good Year if not bridge stone.

Can someone suggest:
  1. A tyre brand which would last long while not make as much noise while rolling when compared to the current good year tyres
  2. Also, should I replace the tube tyres with tubeless ones? (wheels are the 13" metal ones)
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Please replace your existing tyres with tubeless ones.

If you are looking for long lasting ones, go for MRF. We have it on my brother's Ikon.
If you want something with more grip, you could go for Michelin.

If you are not particular about a specific brand, you may look at JK or Ceat or Bridgestone, but please evaluate the warranty options. Best to stay away from unknown Chinese brands.
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Hi Folks!

The current set of tyres (175/70-R13) on my Ikon Flair 1.3 have completed close to 50,000 km and have become quite noisy and unreliable.
I am planning to upgarde to 185/60-R13 on stock rims itself. Is that possible?
Also, I am looking for affordable no-nonsense tyres. The major creiterion is that their should be minimum road noise.

Please advice.
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Hi Folks!

The current set of tyres (175/70-R13) on my Ikon Flair 1.3 have completed close to 50,000 km and have become quite noisy and unreliable.
I am planning to upgarde to 185/60-R13 on stock rims itself. Is that possible?
Also, I am looking for affordable no-nonsense tyres. The major creiterion is that their should be minimum road noise.

Please advice.

Experts! any suggestions?
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Old 22nd February 2016, 10:28   #29
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Default Re: Ford Ikon : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Hello IKON Owners,

Has any one fit 195 55 r 15 without any issues?

also is 205 45 r 16 possible? what J (alloy width ) are you running on?

Please IKON owners let me know if anyone has used these tyre sizes and the concerns they had. Its urgent. PLEASE
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