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Old 31st December 2009, 12:49   #871
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Hi All,
I have booked a Swift azure grey yesterday. I am planning to put Plati alloy wheel with 185/70 R14 tires and the dealer told me that not to change the type and let it have 165/80 R14 tires as 185/70 might drop mileage between 1.5 to 2 Kmpl. I am just wondering if 165/80 looks good on Plati alloys.

Do any one have picture of their 165/80 alloys please send it across to me.

Also if any one have a Plati Catalog please share the same.

Regards
Ranjith

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i have 20K kms run Yoko AVS ES100 which i changed from stock in my Swift VXi. and mine is also a odd size 205/60/R15.

I am suffering from excessive road noise, even at speeds of 40 kmph and also bumpy ride.

i want to know
1. how much should i expect for the Yokos
2. I am planning for Michelin XM+ or Primacy LC (195/60/R15)
3. Expected prices for XM+ or Primacy LC
4. Suggested stores in Bangalore
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1). Almost nothing. A few hundred bucks at the most.

2). It's better if you go for the Primacy LC or the Conti CPC2. XM1+ is not available in that size.

3). Primacy LC is around 4.9k and CPC2 is around 4.5k.
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the dealer told me that not to change the type and let it have 165/80 R14 tires as 185/70 might drop mileage between 1.5 to 2 Kmpl. I am just wondering if 165/80 looks good on Plati alloys.
a) No mileage will not drop so much, max half a km for the additional width, if you see its an OE size that comes with zxi and i dont think people are getting low mileage with the wider tire and heavier zxi model

b) It will look odd, alloys irrespective of brands looks good with wider tires, thin rubber gives it a very odd look.

So unless you are on a tight budget for the time being, go ahead and shift to 185/70/14 for your new buy.

And congratulations in advance.
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a) No mileage will not drop so much, max half a km for the additional width, if you see its an OE size that comes with zxi and i dont think people are getting low mileage with the wider tire and heavier zxi model

b) It will look odd, alloys irrespective of brands looks good with wider tires, thin rubber gives it a very odd look.

So unless you are on a tight budget for the time being, go ahead and shift to 185/70/14 for your new buy.

And congratulations in advance.
Mileage will not drop much, max 1km, which I experienced after changing to XM1+. I'm just back from a 2500km Maharashtra trip, and I got excellent grip levels on the curves and average trip mileage of about 20kmpl, and this includes almost 250kms of city driving in Mumbai/Pune. Few times I even got 22kmpl!
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Hi All,
I have booked a Swift azure grey yesterday. I am planning to put Plati alloy wheel with 185/70 R14 tires and the dealer told me that not to change the type and let it have 165/80 R14 tires as 185/70 might drop mileage between 1.5 to 2 Kmpl. I am just wondering if 165/80 looks good on Plati alloys.

Do any one have picture of their 165/80 alloys please send it across to me.

Also if any one have a Plati Catalog please share the same.

Regards
Ranjith
Please, for heaven's sake, change your tyres! Those 165/80 R14 are ridiculous. They dont grip, they are not comfortable, they are a potential risk on the roads.
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Mileage will not drop much, max 1km, which I experienced after changing to XM1+. I'm just back from a 2500km Maharashtra trip, and I got excellent grip levels on the curves and average trip mileage of about 20kmpl, and this includes almost 250kms of city driving in Mumbai/Pune. Few times I even got 22kmpl!
Hi Ankush, Thanks for your message . Just saw your car's photo, can you tell me your tire spec (is it 185/80 R14, 185/70 R14, 195/70 R14, 175/65 R14, 185/65 R14, 185/60 R14, 195/60 R14) so that I can compare with 185/70 R14 that I am planning to buy.

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Hi Ankush, Thanks for your message . Just saw your car's photo, can you tell me your tire spec (is it 185/80 R14, 185/70 R14, 195/70 R14, 175/65 R14, 185/65 R14, 185/60 R14, 195/60 R14) so that I can compare with 185/70 R14 that I am planning to buy.

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He is running 185/70 R14 Michelin XM1+.
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I am looking at downsizing from my 205/55/R15 PP2s. Primary reason being, that my dad will be using the car henceforth. So performance/grip etc are not really important.

What I am looking at primarily is "Comfort". Given the nature of the Swift's suspension! So most prolly, I'll be going for 185/70/R14. The same spec that I had started with

Options include A-Drives, XM1+, Aceleres and Continental. Which of them is the best tyre when it comes to comfort ?
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What do all you Swift owners do with the stock tires when you upgrade to bigger tires? Sell it to the tyre dealer?
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I am looking at downsizing from my 205/55/R15 PP2s. Primary reason being, that my dad will be using the car henceforth. So performance/grip etc are not really important.

What I am looking at primarily is "Comfort". Given the nature of the Swift's suspension! So most prolly, I'll be going for 185/70/R14. The same spec that I had started with

Options include A-Drives, XM1+, Aceleres and Continental. Which of them is the best tyre when it comes to comfort ?
Michelin XM1+ without a doubt!

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What do all you Swift owners do with the stock tires when you upgrade to bigger tires? Sell it to the tyre dealer?
If it is almost new(it's run only about 50 kms or so from the car showroom to the tyre dealer), then the tyre dealer can offer you a decent exchange price.
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Michelin XM1+ without a doubt!

If it is almost new(it's run only about 50 kms or so from the car showroom to the tyre dealer), then the tyre dealer can offer you a decent exchange price.
@Nikhilb2008 What sort of exchange price can I expect for my Nov 2008, JK Vectras 185/70/R14 done 8000K in New Bombay. These were OE on my swift zxi.

Further are Brdgestone RE66 'made in Japan' tires available in the market for size 195/60/R15 or 205/60/R15 ?

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1). Dont expect much. A few hundred bucks.

Bridgestone RE66 is not available.
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1). Dont expect much. A few hundred bucks.

Bridgestone RE66 is not available.
Hey, thanks for the quick reply.

OK another one for you. I am getting a new Cedia which comes with 195/60/R15 Potenza RE88s. I wanted to change that to either Primacy LC 195/60/R15 or the PP2 215/60/R15. Though the Michelin website recommends the 205/55/R15.

I favour the 215 width as the section width with the 205/55 is less than that of 195/60.

Questions are
1. Will the 215/60 foul up on full turns.
2. Will the 205/55 make the ride harsher due to reduced section width.
3. What price should I expect for the stock RE88s 195/60/R15
4. Are the Primacy 195/60 any better than the RE88s in terms of road noise.
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215/60 R15 is useless.... Get 205/60 R15 in PP2s if available. But PP2s are out of production.

My suggestion is 205/60 R15 Conti CPC2. Good compromise between comfort and performance. The Primacy LC is oriented towards outright comfort.
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