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Old 2nd June 2009, 08:52   #691
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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?
You can check it yourself here -> http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...alculator.html (Tire size and Speedo error calculator)

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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?
You will have to decrease the tyre pressure a bit otherwise you will have a very stiff ride. For instance I am running 32(front) and 30 (rear), this was recommended to me by Jaggu for beter FE.
Ishaan had however recommended 28 all around.

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Old 2nd June 2009, 20:17   #692
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Checked out the costs of 185/70/14 here in Goa

XM1+ 3800
Acelere 3400
Potenza GIII 3350
Yoko A drive 3150

I feel the XM1's are on the higher side. Any comments folks?

An observation: the circumfrential grooves in the last 3 are very wide while in the XM1's they are quite narrow thus leaving more rubber in contact with the road. Better performance?
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Hai,
I found 205/55/15, to be the right fit. Was on 225/55/15 earlier, Had great difficulties on the cornering. Tyres the best option is Yoko s drive. Will be chamging over soon. At present i run on Nankang. It is a comfortable drive with excellent road grip. Was recommended by a tyre dealer on J.c Road. No regrets.
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I found 205/55/15, to be the right fit. Was on 225/55/15 earlier, Had great regrets.
you are right! i have been running 205/55/15 yokohamas s.drive on my swift. it had dine 12000km no issues so far.The handling and high speed cornering are great, you will be having more confidence while throwing the car around the corners.But there exist tyre noise,which is not a big problem as far as the performance is good.
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Old 11th June 2009, 16:55   #695
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ADVAN NEOVAS 205/55/R15. Rs.7.3k per tyre.
Second set was S Drives which lasted for 37+k kms.

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Old 12th June 2009, 11:37   #696
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Hey Nikki, look cool mate, would need some feeds on the Advan drive on swift. I was planning S Drive. What is the key difference between the two?
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Wanted tyre upgrade for my VDI. The quote for XM1+ was 3550/tyre.
Turanza ER-60 was 3050/tyre in the size 185/70R14.


Guys
What about 205/65R14 on swift VDI? Any problems having that size?

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Wanted tyre upgrade for my VDI. The quote for XM1+ was 3550/tyre.
Turanza ER-60 was 3050/tyre in the size 185/70R14.
Guys
What about 205/65R14 on swift VDI? Any problems having that size?
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Why sticking on 14"??
Upsize to 15" and u get many choices in size. Mine is 15"-ers from last 37k+ kms and have tried Yokohama S-Drives of 205/55/R15 and now changed to Neovas of same size. Wanna try my car??? If yes, PM me!
Cudn't meet you till date!

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Hey Nikki, look cool mate, would need some feeds on the Advan drive on swift. I was planning S Drive. What is the key difference between the two?
ha! skipped your post earlier. Well.. S-Drives in 205/55/R15 is an apt size/no-nonsense size for swift. Ride becomes a bit stiff and the performace is stupendous. Most suited tyre for indian roads.

Neovas are extremely sport models - made for track performances...
Am yet to put it on test. Will update in few days... Stay tuned...
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Nikki
Your car's number plate(41 42 43) looks cooler than the Neovas
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Your car's number plate(41 42 43) looks cooler than the Neovas

Sheesh.... never thought I would hear a tyre guru say that!!
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Guys, my swift's stock tyres are now 30K+ old now. So was just thinking of changing them. I went to Bridgestone shop on the ORR near Marathalli. That guy told me 3.5K/tyre for Bridgestone Potenza G3 (185-70-R14) and Yoko S-Drive (195-?-R14). Seems expenseive, what say?
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asethi.
The Yoko S drives are not available for Swift in 14". The dealer may have told u about the A drives.
GIIIs ain't good anymore. Michelin XM1 / Yoko A drives and Bridgestone Turanza ER60 are the best options available in 185/70-14.

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Sheesh.... never thought I would hear a tyre guru say that!!
Hehe.!
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Nikhil u really gotta see Nikki's car in real. Its in immaculate condition even after 77777kms and if possible also get a ride with him behind the wheel.

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I have a query. I am upgrading my stock swift tyres to 185s.
Which are better ? 185/70/r14 or 185/65/r15 and can i install stock rims in both since i dont wanna go for alloys.
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I have a query. I am upgrading my stock swift tyres to 185s.
Which are better ? 185/70/r14 or 185/65/r15 and can i install stock rims in both since i dont wanna go for alloys.
Hi Mickey - Please go through the below link and know more about tyres. You can't fit 185/65/R15 on to a 14" stock steel wheel because the tyre is a 15" tyre.

For more info on wheels and tyres - Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tire Bible Page 1 of 2
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