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Old 10th March 2008, 15:03   #16
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I am hearing a short low volume "wishhhhk" kind of sound (as if some air is escaping from the tires) when the front tires goes over speed breakers. Is this a problem or a normal scenario. This happens with the front tires at different air pressures (28 or 30 or 32 psi), so does not seem to be an issue due to the tire pressure.

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Its the car shokies working
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Guys,

I am hearing a short low volume "wishhhhk" kind of sound (as if some air is escaping from the tires) when the front tires goes over speed breakers. Is this a problem or a normal scenario. This happens with the front tires at different air pressures (28 or 30 or 32 psi), so does not seem to be an issue due to the tire pressure.

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Its normal,..suspension is doing its job.Nothing to worry about.
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thanks Jaggu and binz - that is comforting. I got concerned about this because I have never heard this sound from my Swift Vxi. I could not hear this kind of noise from my Swift LDi's rear tires either. So looks like a different front suspension setup for Swift Diesel for the engine weight!
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I was running 30 / 28 for the front and rear combo and it does eat into the mileage a fair bit.

Iv been getting 13ish with a combo of bumper to bumper traffic and also some late night 4000rpm shifts. Wasnt a 100% A/C person but now gotten accustomed to it :-|
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s0uljah: in your case the air pressure might be just about ok since you are running 205's on 15 inch, right?
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I upgraded my Swift LDi tires to Michelin XM1+ Energy 185/70/R14 mated with Lenso 14" alloy rims
To my knowledge (when I last checked) Lenso didn't have alloys in 14" . Which model is yours?

Btw, hope you've found your sweet spot in terms of handling and ride comfort.
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Yep Jaggu, 205/55/15 it is. 32/30 combo can get hella bumpy and uncomfy.

Is the stress on alloys with the 2 psi difference negligible or is there a serious amount of stress transfered ?
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what i know is, as the width increases and the profile decreases, psi can be dropped marginally without much impact on tyres or the alloys. So a 2 pound drop shouldnt be big deal. I would rather worry about those unsuspecting CRATERS at high speeds, for which a 2 psi diff might not really help.
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Congrats!!

The price you have got seems good. I was quoted 3600 for a XM1+ 185/65/ R14 for my Getz by Sai Iyengar, Lal Bagh Road.

My belief is that that XM1+ is comfort oriented tyre with decent grip. No tyre noise. I plan to upgrade to XM1+ once the stock tyres are done.

How do you find the ride and handling with XM1+?
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