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Old 3rd July 2008, 01:23   #271
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guys i am still waiting for a correct reply guys..not understanding what you guys are speaking.. :(
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guys i am still waiting for a correct reply guys..not understanding what you guys are speaking.. :(

I would suggest that you stick to the opinions given by the tyre experts above. 7.5 J is simply too wide for a Swift.
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For 205, max acceptable is 7J with 6.5J being more preferable. 7.5 is a no-no.
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I am planning to change my Swift VXi tyres. OE JK tyres have worn out at 32500 KMS.

Size: 185/70R 14

I am looking at the following options.

Bridgestone Potenza GIII - Rs 3,200/- per tyre (Made in India) and imported Rs 3,400/- per tyre

Michellin XM1+ - Rs 3,540/- per tyre

Yokohama AS-drive - Rs 3250/- per tyre

Please advice which one should I go for?, does made in India or Imported matter a lot?

Are the prices quoted correct?

Thanks in advance
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Choose between Yoko or Michelin. Stay away from the GIII's.
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OE JK tyres have worn out at 32500 KMS.

How on earth is that possible? The high performance imports can be excused for wearing out at that mileage - not rock hard JKs or MRFs.
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Although hard, they were majorly narrow tyres,Mahesh.
So, the 1 ton weight on the 165s would have worn them out. Driving style , vehicle load would also add to the wear.
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How on earth is that possible? The high performance imports can be excused for wearing out at that mileage - not rock hard JKs or MRFs.
I don't know. Wheel balancing and alignment are regularly done and all 5 tyres are rotated.

I had a problem of tyre noise and after 30,000 kms service (service done at 31,700 kms), the service guy (know him personally) told me to change the tyres. I am not comfortable driving the car with the tyres, its slipping and sliding. I am going to replace my tires on Saturday.
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Is the tread worn out or the tyres aren't feeling good? 185s were stock for Zxi.
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Is the tread worn out or the tyres aren't feeling good? 185s were stock for Zxi.

Mine is a VXi, stock is 165. I am upgrading to 185s. The treads have worn out, so they aren't feeling good. The service guy tells me that the OE Jk Tyres lasts only 30 - 35,000 Kms.
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For 205, max acceptable is 7J with 6.5J being more preferable. 7.5 is a no-no.
you are absolutely right, i had 195/60-R15 on 7J alloys on the swift and i have shifted them to viva now! i had no problems of tyres scraping but the ride quality is a bit hard that is all!

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guys i am still waiting for a correct reply guys..not understanding what you guys are speaking.. :(
get the 7J alloys i would not recommend the 7.5J they are too big for the 205 profile not at all recommended, for get the scraping part the handling and comfort will surely go real bad!
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width 7.5?????
Thats too wide...get 6j or 6.5j...
With 7.5j the wheels might scrape and ride quality will be bad.

i agree! get the 7J!



hey why not check with BHAGWAN's car he has 17" alloys he might be able to give some info on the same!

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Just wanted to ask one question, would 7J be alright for a 205/55/15 profile ??

Thanks !!

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Just wanted to ask one question, would 7J be alright for a 205/55/15 profile ??

Thanks !!

Already mentioned in the earlier post as follows.

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Thanks !!!
Was just trying to make sure nothing goes wrong.
Will connect with you soon.
Car would be arriving this coming week.

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