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Old 13th August 2010, 08:52   #1
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I have a Ford Ikon 1.3 and have done 40000 on the Michelin XM1. Was pretty happy but now the tires are not performing well and am getting a puncture a week so plan to change them at the earliest. Have two option again go for Michelin XM1 or Yokohama A drives. Experts kindly give advice. Thanks in advance. Mods Merge this thread with the appropriate.
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You can go for either of these. I am using Yoko A-drives and happy with these, but have upsized from 175/70-R13 to 185/60-R14. (yes, moved from R13 rims to R14 alloys)

Optional sizes : 185/65 R-13 or 185/70-R13 (which ever is available).
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I have OEM alloys so upgrade is out for me. Thanks.
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I have a Ford Ikon 1.3 and have done 40000 on the Michelin XM1. Was pretty happy but now the tires are not performing well and am getting a puncture a week so plan to change them at the earliest. Have two option again go for Michelin XM1 or Yokohama A drives. Experts kindly give advice. Thanks in advance. Mods Merge this thread with the appropriate.
Stick with the same size and you have 3 options in tires and all of them are good.
1. Michelin XM1
2. Bridgestone Turanza ER60
3. Yokohama A drives

Pricing would be in the above order.

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You can go for either of these. I am using Yoko A-drives and happy with these, but have upsized from 175/70-R13 to 185/60-R14. (yes, moved from R13 rims to R14 alloys)

Optional sizes : 185/65 R-13 or 185/70-R13 (which ever is available).
Condor,
I have heard of 185/70-13 touching the rear quarter panel in Ikon.
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kpzen : I have heard of 185/70-13 touching the rear quarter panel in Ikon.
@KP, this shouldnt happen. There is a lot a space around the wheels. Esp the rear wheels which dont need to turn like the front wheels. And 185/70-R13's are not too big compared to the stock wheels.

Sammyboy was using 195's on his Ikon, and I dont remember him complaining.
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@KP, this shouldnt happen. There is a lot a space around the wheels. Esp the rear wheels which dont need to turn like the front wheels. And 185/70-R13's are not too big compared to the stock wheels.

Sammyboy was using 195's on his Ikon, and I dont remember him complaining.
In most cases, the space seems to be enough but its the L bending of the quarter panel near the radius of wheel well which scrapes the tire.

Also, is the suspension of Ikon P & D same ?
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You can go for either of these. I am using Yoko A-drives and happy with these, but have upsized from 175/70-R13 to 185/60-R14. (yes, moved from R13 rims to R14 alloys)

Optional sizes : 185/65 R-13 or 185/70-R13 (which ever is available).
I am in dilemma here.

I am thinking of upsizing my Ikons tyres.
Options for me are :

1. 185/65 R-13 from current size of 175/70-R13on stock rims.
2. 185/65 R-14 with 14" alloys.

How will it affect overall performance and FE ??
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185/65 R13 is a non existent size. Very difficult to get tyres in that size.

185/65 R14 is too big for the Ikon. Stick to 185/60 R14
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Default Re: Tyre change for Ford Ikon 175/70 R13 advice needed

I am in exactly the same situation. I have an Ikon approaching 40k kms, with Michelin tyres, planning to change. Already have alloys of the standard size, so no upgrade possible.
I visited a Goodyear store, and the shopkeeper recommends the Goodyear DuraPlus for Ikon. Does anyone have experience with this range to tyres?
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The Goodyear duraplus is a good high mileage tire. Currently goodyear is also running a scheme wherein if you buy 2 tyres of any size you get a 1 year on-road assistance program membership for free. More details on Duraplus
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Question Re: Tyre change for Ford Ikon 175/70 R13 advice needed

Hi, thanks... I'm actually going in for that now...
Just wanted to know if anyone has picked up tyres from Anand Trading Corporation - The Tyre Shop, near Nasik Phata, dopodi.
I visited their facility, they have stock of all the major brands, and their own alignment and balancing workshop too. Is that a genuine place to pick up Goodyear from or would you recommend any other.
Further, the Goodyear store at Aundh seems good, but the manager said they align one tyre at a time! Is that a good idea? or even correct?
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If you're planning to go for goodyear pick up a set of 4 duraplus tyres and you get a Philips hand blender for the wifey free Dunno what the aundh store manager meant, but practically speaking the foreman would be adjusting only one tie-rod end / camber setting at a time,maybe he meant it literally !!
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If you're planning to go for goodyear pick up a set of 4 duraplus tyres and you get a Philips hand blender for the wifey free Dunno what the aundh store manager meant, but practically speaking the foreman would be adjusting only one tie-rod end / camber setting at a time,maybe he meant it literally !!

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 !
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I'm planning to change my tyres too in the next couple of months time. My current set of goodyear has become so noisy that's it's almost intolerable to sit inside anymore!
How is apollo's accelere tubeless?
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I'm planning to change my tyres too in the next couple of months time. My current set of goodyear has become so noisy that's it's almost intolerable to sit inside anymore!
How is apollo's accelere tubeless?

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
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