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Old 8th April 2008, 13:18   #136
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Tyre gurus. Could you please let me know the effect of having a 195/60/14 instead of 195/60/15(perfect size). I think this upgrade has reduced the ground clearance of my car. I keep bumping into speed breakers(big ones) quite often.
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Tyre gurus. Could you please let me know the effect of having a 195/60/14 instead of 195/60/15(perfect size). I think this upgrade has reduced the ground clearance of my car. I keep bumping into speed breakers(big ones) quite often.
Your Swift will redline faster but the top speed will come down.
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Can somebody help

I read somewhere in the thread, filling tyres with Nitrogen. What is this ? Is it right and safe to fill the tyres with Nitrogen ?. Usually on long trips, the temperature of the tyres increase. What is the impact if the tyres have nitrogen in this scenarion ?
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Thanks KPZen. I also wanted to know if this affects the ground clearance.
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Hi all,

Thank you everybody. I took delivery of my VDI yesterday. I have changed the tyres to XM1+, all 5 tyres. The dealer was Tyrestore. Charged me 3500 for the new and for the buyback 1000 per tyre. Seems to be rolling better than the stock tyres. On the ride and comfort did not see much of a difference or may be i am not able to make it out.
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Hi all,

Thank you everybody. I took delivery of my VDI yesterday. I have changed the tyres to XM1+, all 5 tyres. The dealer was Tyrestore. Charged me 3500 for the new and for the buyback 1000 per tyre. Seems to be rolling better than the stock tyres. On the ride and comfort did not see much of a difference or may be i am not able to make it out.
Congratulations for the car and the tyres.cheers:
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What is the correct tyre pressure for Swift 185/70/R14
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What is the correct tyre pressure for Swift 185/70/R14
Petrol or diesel?
Try +/- (2) of the recommended tyre psi.
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What is the correct tyre pressure for Swift 185/70/R14

29 PSI when cold but increase by 2 psi if the distance to pump is about 5km or more. I normally keep it at 33 PSI.

Car gurus, I have stock tyres of swift ZXI but I get the feeling that after running for 15000 KMs they are stating to squeal a lot when making turns ( and no I am not burning any rubber!). Any options, apart from the obvious replacement choice?
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Car gurus, I have stock tyres of swift ZXI but I get the feeling that after running for 15000 KMs they are stating to squeal a lot when making turns ( and no I am not burning any rubber!). Any options, apart from the obvious replacement choice?
Not really apart from rotation (Front tyres to back & vice-versa). If it doesn't work then bear them till you want to really replace them.
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Swift upsize is 195/65-14 or 195-60-15 and not 195/60-14.
Or 195/65 15...
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Not really apart from rotation (Front tyres to back & vice-versa). If it doesn't work then bear them till you want to really replace them.
Thanks, I am due for a rotation now ( I do it every 5000 KMs). Guess I should have replaced them when new. Let me check how much a replacement to michelins will cost and decide.
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This is just to inform that swift is now also coming with MRF tyres other then JK.

I got friends Swift VDI's MRF 165/80 R14 exchanged for Michelin 185/70/R14 Energy XM1+. Got Rs 1500 for each MRF tyre and paid Rs.3400 for every Michelin. Effectively Rs.1900 per tyre after exchange.

So, anyone planning for Swift try getting one with MRF rather then JK tyres.
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Are those ZVTS or ZEC?
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KP, they were not ZVTS for sure. The name started with Z, but not sure if it was ZES.
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