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Old 21st May 2009, 16:52   #676
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1. 185/60-14 is too small for Swift. Absolute NO for that size.
2. Best upgrade would be 185/70-14 Michelin XM1+ or Yoko A drives.
3. Your friend will have to spend more than 500 per tire, exchange value of Jks aren't great and the new tire should cost u around 3400 per tire.
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Old 21st May 2009, 17:07   #677
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Ok i got those profiles sizes from another thread.

Any other option as budget is not very flexible. Personally I have had better experience with Bridgestone (Stock size for Swift & Alto) over JKs
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I have 205/55/15 on my swift. I feel the steering has become a bit hard with this set. What i feel is this is because of the additional rubber on the road. Is it because of this reason or something else?
It is the fat rubber which makes the steering feel lil heavy.

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Suggestion plz!Just read jaggu's post,195 is the perfect upsize and 185 for daily driving.
yes above 195 is overdoing it unless you are running major performance upgrade.

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In jaggu's post he said 195 is perfect for spirited driving but what about those who upgrade to 16" and goes with 205.

i am running my swift on 195/60/15 for the past one year 12k km had no problem its just perfect for me.
It depends on ones preference, but for our general indian conditions i would stick to 15" more than that is definitely a compromise on the ride factor.

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Now another question is about rims.Stock rim won't take 195, which other options, I should look for?
Stock steel rim 5J which is ok for 185, stock alloy is 5.5J which is ok upto 195, though 6J would be ideal.

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upgrade to some good alloys or if you want to go with steel rims then buy carolla stock tims
yup heard the same about corolla rims

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To fit a 195 tyre on steel rim you will need a 6j rim that you will get only in 15", i don't have idea about 14" steel rims with 6j.
When you are spending so much on tyre why not buy alloys, swift with alloy looks really good. Buy the what is the color of your swift ?
Stock alloys will give you 5.5J and from 5.5J you can fit 195

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Is there such a drastic difference in 195 and 185?
Plz suggest Tyre in 195-60-15 profile!If it's the right profile?Low road noise would be a high priority.
Unless you are into very spirtied driving, cornering and braking, you wont find so much of difference apart from an easier steering.

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Putting anything more than 185 tyres (globally accepted suzuki spec) on a car with 2 digit Hp isnt the best idea
Thought swift takes 205 inside the wheel well, might not be so friendly to steering and suspension parts in the long run.

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there are many available in that size, Michelin/Yokohama/Bridgestone they all have some really good pattern and are reliable chose from any of these.
Yup now a days options have increased wrt brands and models.
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My friend will be getting delivery of his Swift VDi on Saturday. Now he wants to upgrade the stock tyre. He doesnt want anything fancy just something which is better than the stock JKs & which is available easily.

I understand that following sizes are suitable without compromising on mileage (actually VDi that should not be a problem )

185/70 R14
185/60 R14

He doesn't want to spend more than Rs 500 per tyre after exchange (wish to head to tyre shop straight from Showroom.)

Please advise on which make to choose, Thanks
The VDi comes with JK Tornado's as the stock tyre. If he isn't looking to spend too much, the JK Vectra's aren't a bad replacement (185/70 R14). Drive smooth and they are more than competent (from experience). These come stock on the ZXi. However, I do believe he might have to spend a little more than 500 per tyre. Hope this helps.
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Thanks Kartik

I think we will simply drive down to one of the reputed tyre guys & get the best possible option available there
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The VDi comes with JK Tornado's as the stock tyre. If he isn't looking to spend too much, the JK Vectra's aren't a bad replacement (185/70 R14). Drive smooth and they are more than competent (from experience). These come stock on the ZXi. However, I do believe he might have to spend a little more than 500 per tyre. Hope this helps.
Would not reccommend the vectra's at all. Better than tornados no doubt, no point in going for vectras when there are so many better options around.
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Guys... Yoko S drive 205/55/15 is just amazing.
Was driving in one of the heaviest rains that hit Bangalore in recent years. Was driving at 80 and could feel that the tires are sticking to the ground. Even while overtaking in slippery roads, had total control on car.
I think because of extra grip, the tire may wear out soon compared to 195's.
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Would not reccommend the vectra's at all. Better than tornados no doubt, no point in going for vectras when there are so many better options around.
Second that Rohan, I personally feel getting good tyres for the car is money well spent.
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but for our general indian conditions i would stick to 15" more than that is definitely a compromise on the ride factor.
Totally agree with you anything above 15" on a stock swift is an overkill, Recently i drove a swift with 17" 225/40 it was like i am sitting on Bullock Cart. Small pot holes were like hell.

195/60/15 is the best possible upsize for swift with minimum after effects

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there are many available in that size, Michelin/Yokohama/Bridgestone they all have some really good pattern and are reliable chose from any of these.
Of the above 185/70/14 Yoko A drive is the cheapest followed by xm1 and bridgestones.
Is apollo acceleres (excuse the spelling) available in this size and anyone know about cost and performance?
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Apollo Accelere is supposed to be quite good. I think that will be as cheap as the A drive if not cheaper.
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Apollo Accelere is supposed to be quite good. I think that will be as cheap as the A drive if not cheaper.
Just found out that in addition to those mentioned above MRF ZVTS and Apollo acelere (got some overdrive award) are also available. MRP range for all about 3100 to 3400.
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Acceleres are quite good i have them on my car 205/55/R16 tyres.


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Apollo Accelere is supposed to be quite good. I think that will be as cheap as the A drive if not cheaper.
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Just got new footwear for my swift...she had done over 40k on the stock JK tornado.
Went for Bridgestone turanza 185/70R14 @ Rs. 3100/- apiece.

Must say these tyres are superb...super silent and great ride. She almost glides over on the expressway. Have yet to navigate any serious potholes but rain is just round the corner so that won't be long
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Default Diff in Speedo reading

I have just upgraded my wheels on my Swift VDI

205/50/R16 --> Will my speedo show an increase or decrease in Mileage. (I know the mileage will drop by opting for wider tires, but apart from that..?) What would be the speedo reading error?

And, also should I keep the tire pressure as it was earlier with my 165/80/14 which was 33 in the front and 30 in the rear?

Thanks
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