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Old 20th September 2008, 09:37   #361
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Nisarg86: 205/50-15 is a wrong upsize for Swift and there will be substantial decrease in GC.
Get 205/55-15 or 195/60-15.
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Old 20th September 2008, 10:15   #362
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Thanx s0uljah & kpzen. I will go with 205/55-15. I m thinking to change the tyres on the day1 itself. so i can the maximum buyback offer. Tyre dealer quoted me 1700 Rs for OEM tyre. is it a wise thing to do ?
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thats what I've been using on the VDi. so far, its all good. thats the stock size for the zxi anyway.
The rim sizes are different for VXi and ZXi. The manual says 14x5 JJ for 185 and 14x5J for 165 tyres. But then may be 5J can take the 185 size.
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thats what I've been using on the VDi. so far, its all good. thats the stock size for the zxi anyway.
Rippergeo ZXI has alloy wheels of different width. Are you using 185/70 on stock steel wheels?
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Rippergeo ZXI has alloy wheels of different width. Are you using 185/70 on stock steel wheels?
yes on stock steel rims thats the largest(185/70) I can use.
if I had the Zxi alloys, I'd be using 195s.
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i have just upsized my tires to 205 55 15 for my swift vdi.is it right upsize and bad for suspension on long run?the road conditions here are pretty bad .i drive s for arpund 40 km daily with me and my dad.
can anyone please tell me ideal pressure for good comfort and mileage pls help i am confused.
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Old 27th September 2008, 02:13   #367
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Prince, 205/55 R15 is fine, it won't foul with the arches.
You're decreasing the overall diamater (OD) by 1.3%, which is well within permissible limits.

But... if you're really driving on bad roads, then maybe the same rim (15") with a slightly narrower Tyre (195) and a slightly taller profile (60) would have been the better choice. In fact, 195/60 R15 is actually the best upsize for the car since it's only a difference of 0.81% to the overall diameter of the rim of the VXi, and is the same OD as the ZXi.

Avoid deep ruts and potholes like the plague, and you should be fine. Your PSI should be between 28 and 30. Get a good tyre pressure gauge and choose a setting within 28 and 30 that works for you.

Btw... the fatter rubber is going to reduce your fuel economy.


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hello guys
i have just upsized my tires to 205 55 15 for my swift vdi.is it right upsize and bad for suspension on long run?the road conditions here are pretty bad .i drive s for arpund 40 km daily with me and my dad.
can anyone please tell me ideal pressure for good comfort and mileage pls help i am confused.
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Old 29th September 2008, 21:20   #368
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hello guys
i have just upsized my tires to 205 55 15 for my swift vdi.is it right upsize and bad for suspension on long run?the road conditions here are pretty bad .i drive s for arpund 40 km daily with me and my dad.
can anyone please tell me ideal pressure for good comfort and mileage pls help i am confused.
Hey, it's not just the tyre size, you'll need to take into consideration the offset of your 15" mags. wrong offset can have adverse effects on your suspension. I too am running my Swift on 205/55-R15, Mileage has dropped by about 1Kmpl No problems otherwise.
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hi guys , i m goin to upsize my swift vdi with 15 inch alloy . Also planning for 195/60/R 15 tyres from YOKOHAMA or MICHELIN ENERGY MXV8 or PILOR preceda .. which of these tyres will be good and what is the approximate cost of these tyres .
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14" 195/65r14
15" 185/65r15,195/60/15
17" 205/45/17,235,40,17
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Hi Guys,

what do you think are the best tyre upgrade options for the swift, i'm planning to go for a Swift Vxi ABS and i was told that they come with 165/80 R 14 Tubeless tyres, with normal rims.

It would be great if someone could walk me through the possible options and also the approx pricing. I'm looking to upgrade to 185/70 R 14's.
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14" 195/65r14
15" 185/65r15,195/60/15
17" 205/45/17,235,40,17
Chawla ji
u have replied to a 3 year old post.
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hi guys , i m goin to upsize my swift vdi with 15 inch alloy . Also planning for 195/60/R 15 tyres from YOKOHAMA or MICHELIN ENERGY MXV8 or PILOR preceda .. which of these tyres will be good and what is the approximate cost of these tyres .
The gurus say that Michelin MXV-8 is a great tyre.
Michelin MXV-8 should cost you 4400/tyre
Yokohama ES100 should be around 3500
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Jakky,

Go for the Yokohama A-Drives. I just had these fitted to my new Swift two weeks ago with 15" rims.
The Michelin MXV8s are great, but a little pricier than the Yokohamas for no major benefits. Don't get the Pilot Precedas, because quite a few people on this board (including a couple of tyre gurus) have had problems with bulges and tears.

The Yokohamas are great, they're very comfortable, and I get virtually no road noise. You'll really like the experience.

I paid 3900 per tyre, and got 1,000 back for my stock tyres (which were brand new), so I paid a net of 2900 per tyre.



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hi guys , i m goin to upsize my swift vdi with 15 inch alloy . Also planning for 195/60/R 15 tyres from YOKOHAMA or MICHELIN ENERGY MXV8 or PILOR preceda .. which of these tyres will be good and what is the approximate cost of these tyres .
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thanx a lot .. Am looking for Hijoin alloys 15inch... which one would be good.. Send ur pics
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No problem. Here's the link to the post with the pics.
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thanx a lot .. Am looking for Hijoin alloys 15inch... which one would be good.. Send ur pics
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