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Old 19th July 2016, 19:13   #2026
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So I changed two front tires on my Swift ZXi from Bridgestone Potenza GIII 195/60/R15 to Continental MC5 195/60/R15 about couple of weeks back. A strange thing I have noticed is there is lot mud splashed on ORVM from the front tires since this change. Has anyone encountered a similar problem ? is it just the different pattern on tires that is causing this ? It wasn't the case with Bridgstones earlier, which I have used over 3-4 seasons before this.
you are spot on.This is due to the change in tyre pattern. Please check the air pressure also as mc5 is a soft compound tyre. You should maintain a little less than that of Bridgestone.
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Old 4th August 2016, 16:29   #2027
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Which are the popular 185/70/14 models now?
I have Apollo Accelere now, which ran for 50K (on 4 tyres). I upgraded them from stock 165 at 60K...
I am now used to additional comfort of 185 and want to stick to them.
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You would have discovered the Continental CC5 to be the answer had you flipped through the last few pages of the thread.

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Which are the popular 185/70/14 models now?
I have Apollo Accelere now, which ran for 50K (on 4 tyres). I upgraded them from stock 165 at 60K...
I am now used to additional comfort of 185 and want to stick to them.
Suggestions welcome.
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Hello, I'm getting a decent deal on stock Tyre replacement for my Swift in right out of showroom condition. I am planning on replacing the stock 185/65R15 with Continental MC5 205/60R15. My prime criteria is road noise reduction and increased grip on all surfaces. Can someone tell me if this would be a worthwhile upgrade on these parameters if the car comes with stock Bridgestone or Goodyear tyres?
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Which are the popular 185/70/14 models now?
Am using Michelin XM2 on nitrogen for the past year or so. Very comfort-oriented and decent for the city.
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Hi guys,

Need your views on changing the tyres of my 10 year old Swift. It has run very little. Just around 50k kms now. I need to change my tyres. The car is currently running on the standard 165/80/14 ones. The running would not be too much and once in a while there would be highway runs. Can someone suggest which brand I can go for and what section considering that the ones that I have now have pathetic braking capability?

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Bought a couple of 185/70 R14 MRF ZLO's for 3950 apiece from TVM. Balancing was free. Two new valves and alignment cost 450 more.
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Hi,

I am due for a tyre change for my Swift VDi, and was in split minds if I should put down the money and upgrade to alloys as I may only keep the car for another year or so.
I may be able to get my hands on the Ciaz's 15' steel rims and wheel covers at a good deal.
Wanted to know if it'd be a perfect fit on the Swift? I plan to use the same 185/65 R15 profile that the Ciaz comes with.
Seems like a low cost option to enjoy the better ride the 15' offers. What are your thoughts?
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I am due for a tyre change for my Swift VDi, and was in split minds if I should put down the money and upgrade to alloys as I may only keep the car for another year or so.
I may be able to get my hands on the Ciaz's 15' steel rims and wheel covers at a good deal.
Wanted to know if it'd be a perfect fit on the Swift? I plan to use the same 185/65 R15 profile that the Ciaz comes with.
Seems like a low cost option to enjoy the better ride the 15' offers. What are your thoughts?
My swift Vdi has been running on 15' 195 Micheli Primacy for 3 years now and I can vouch that its a world of difference compared to the 14' 175s the car came with.

That being said, if you are only going to keep the car for another year then I would suggest against a tyre upgrade as it doesn't seem worthwhile.

Even though my tyres have a decent thread on them but three years time span and close to 60k KMs of running, I think it's time for new shoes. Confused between Primacy 3 ST and Energy XM2. I am keen to know the difference between the two as well. Suggestions anyone?
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Confused between Primacy 3 ST and Energy XM2. I am keen to know the difference between the two as well. Suggestions anyone?
P3ST is a more premium product compared to XM2. So, it has a bit more grip and comfort compared to XM2. The latter' advantage being cheaper and a bit more robust and long lasting relative to P3ST.

You wouldn't go wrong with either on the Swift. Another good option is the Conti MC5 if you are looking for a change of brand.
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P3ST is a more premium product compared to XM2. So, it has a bit more grip and comfort compared to XM2. The latter' advantage being cheaper and a bit more robust and long lasting relative to P3ST.

You wouldn't go wrong with either on the Swift. Another good option is the Conti MC5 if you are looking for a change of brand.
Highly appreciate the response, John.

Even though I am tempted to change brand but I think I would stick to Michelin as they have served me very well in the past. The price difference doesn't seem to be much between the 3ST and XM2 (Max 2-3k for a set of 4), so 3ST makes more sense.

I do have another query regarding the sidewall height. I am currently running on 195 60 R15 on ZDi stock Enkei alloys and was considering whether to upgrade to 195 65 R15. How would the height difference affect the ride?
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I do have another query regarding the sidewall height. I am currently running on 195 60 R15 on ZDi stock Enkei alloys and was considering whether to upgrade to 195 65 R15. How would the height difference affect the ride?
I was also running 195 60 R15 XM2 on our Swift ZDi and it was quite fine. There is a little loss of GC due to reduced circumference, but its not a concern as Swift sits quite tall on its wheels.

195 65 R15 is a little too big and will affect the meter readings. If you cannot afford to lose GC, the stock size of 185 65 R15 is the best.
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Cross posting from another thread in hope of a faster answer.

One of my Yoko A drive suffered a side wall tear due to a curb hit. The tyres are about 39k kms run and the remaining 3 are in reasonably good shape and I think will last for another 10k atleast. What are my options at this stage? the spare is hardly used for 300kms, so I would like to retain it. The tyres are 4.5 years old.

1. Change just the damaged tyre with a new one
2. Change all the 4 tyres. If yes, then which ones should I go for? The current ones are 185.70 R14. I don't want to go back to Yoko and I don't want to spend too much either. Should I go back to the OE size of 165?
3. Change 3 tyres, use one of the existing tyres as spare and get the original spare to run with the new tyres.

experts, please let me know. This is for a 2013 Dzire, VDI.
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