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Old 29th May 2008, 21:29   #211
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I didnt know that the 14 inch OEM steel rims could take 195/65...or, am I getting the wrong message?
@kpzen- would you please confirm that? if it is true-I'm changing up to that size ASAP
currently running 185/70 R14 potenza G3s(love them)
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Old 29th May 2008, 22:03   #212
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I have seen all kinds of weird tire sizes on Swift with stock rims...
Most of them are all show and no go...

Since the stock rims are 5j(width) the best upsize for Swift on stock rims would be 185/70-14..

195/65-14 is not recommended on 5j rims, u need minimum 5.5j.. 5j may or may not work well(depends on various parameters of the car) and if doesn't work well the handling characteristics of the car will go for a toss...
Since u are diesel torquaholic head i don't think it would be a good idea...
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I have seen all kinds of weird tire sizes on Swift with stock rims...
Most of them are all show and no go...

Since the stock rims are 5j(width) the best upsize for Swift on stock rims would be 185/70-14..

195/65-14 is not recommended on 5j rims, u need minimum 5.5j.. 5j may or may not work well(depends on various parameters of the car) and if doesn't work well the handling characteristics of the car will go for a toss...
Since u are diesel torquaholic head i don't think it would be a good idea...
thanks kp- for a moment i thought i had made the wrong choice. i was actually starting to plan how to wear out my current set of tyres quicker.you saved my G3s. i'm staying with 185s
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Any reason why i shouldn't go for the 205/60/r14???
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Old 30th May 2008, 09:52   #215
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Any reason why i shouldn't go for the 205/60/r14???
1. Almost 3% difference in circumference.
2. Speedo error.
3. GC reduces by almost a cm.
4. What are the good tire options in that size?? I think only ES100 is available.
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Old 30th May 2008, 10:19   #216
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What do u mean by quite old???are u referring to the tread pattern or that its not a good tyre anymore?I have read in the forums that bridgestone has sidewall bulging problems now.
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I think this ^ should help you.

regarding ES100 i would not suggest to go for it as it is quiet old.
Bridgestones are good but wear out early.
I would suggest you to go for XM1+ 195/65 r14.
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Can i use spacers to make the 195/65/r14 tyres to get a broader look???
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Old 30th May 2008, 18:36   #218
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I've seen the local Maruti Service guy using 195/65/14 in his VDi, he is using stock alloys seen in the Swift Zxi.

I asked him if there is any issues and he said its running fine.
He does long drives and said did't face any issues.

He also advised its better to go for the stock alloys.

But you guys are correct 195 does need 5.5

I'm not the expert but
just FYI...!
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doesnt 195 need 6.0 ....?
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Hey guys,...


which of the above mentioned tires is better in terms of...

1.Comfort
2.Grip

Tyres will be used on mumbai Roads

i hope they get better in the near future....

peace...

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195 on ZXI stock alloys is ok, even Jaggu is using it on his VDI AFAIK.
He is asking about 195 on stock steel rims.

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Can i use spacers to make the 195/65/r14 tyres to get a broader look???
And I thought spacers were used to stop the wheel arches from scrapping the tyres.
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Hey guys,...

Yokohama A Drive vs. Michelin Energy XM1+

which of the above mentioned tires is better in terms of...

1.Comfort
2.Grip

Tyres will be used on mumbai Roads on a swift VDi

i hope they get better in the near future....

peace...

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Can i use spacers to make the 195/65/r14 tyres to get a broader look???
No, don't even go there. You don't know how well engineered the spacers are & what effect they are going to have on your car's handling. And making them give a broader look will almost certainly mean your tyres at the rear could be scraping the arches in bumps. Not recommended at all.

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I've seen the local Maruti Service guy using 195/65/14 in his VDi, he is using stock alloys seen in the Swift Zxi.

I asked him if there is any issues and he said its running fine.
He does long drives and said did't face any issues.
But you guys are correct 195 does need 5.5
IIRC stock alloys are 5.5J & hence there is no problem with 195's on them.

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doesnt 195 need 6.0 ....?
No, 5.5 will do just fine.
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hi iraghava,

thanks for the reply to the post... "doesnt 195 need 6.0 ....?"

yesterday i went to tyre market to look for rims... and all of the rims in 14" size were 6.0J size.

i'm putting 195/65/R14 Yoko A.Drive on my swift vdi (ABS)

which is the optimum size for the above tire size? 5.5J or 6.0J ???

will the tyre upgrade affect the functioning of ABS ?

thanks.

Rana
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