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Old 1st January 2010, 19:30   #886
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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.
Well since I am not aware of where to get the CPC2 in Delhi, it will have to be the Primacy LC. Any inputs on the return price of RE88s.

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I'm getting my Swift VDi delivery within a month, I'm planning to upgrade my tyre to 185/70 R 14. Either XM1+ or ER 60.
Can I have them on stock rims for time being and may be in 6-7 months time put new alloys in place of the rims.
I'm asking this, as I want to exchange my stock tyres as soon as i buy the car to get a good bargain. Is this a good idea or should I some how strech my budget and get a alloys also in the first place
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I'm getting my Swift VDi delivery within a month, I'm planning to upgrade my tyre to 185/70 R 14. Either XM1+ or ER 60.
Can I have them on stock rims for time being and may be in 6-7 months time put new alloys in place of the rims.
I'm asking this, as I want to exchange my stock tyres as soon as i buy the car to get a good bargain. Is this a good idea or should I some how strech my budget and get a alloys also in the first place
Hi Raghav, Even I have booked Swift VXi last week and I am upgrading to 185/70 directly in the same day of purchase. The dealer will exchange the 165 tires of Rs 10000 and XM1+ approx for Rs 13000 more. Advantage for having 185 is that you get a wonderful gripe and smooth handling. Disadvantage is that your mileage will drop by 1/2 Km that is negligible. So it all depends on your budget.
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I'm getting my Swift VDi delivery within a month, I'm planning to upgrade my tyre to 185/70 R 14. Either XM1+ or ER 60.
Can I have them on stock rims for time being and may be in 6-7 months time put new alloys in place of the rims.
I'm asking this, as I want to exchange my stock tyres as soon as i buy the car to get a good bargain. Is this a good idea or should I some how strech my budget and get a alloys also in the first place
Yes you can go for 185s on stock rims no issues at all. Obviously if you go for alloys you have additional benefits of alloys coming with it but you can do it as an upgrade after you have saved sufficient cash.
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I'm getting my Swift VDi delivery within a month, I'm planning to upgrade my tyre to 185/70 R 14. Either XM1+ or ER 60.
Can I have them on stock rims for time being and may be in 6-7 months time put new alloys in place of the rims.
I'm asking this, as I want to exchange my stock tyres as soon as i buy the car to get a good bargain. Is this a good idea or should I some how strech my budget and get a alloys also in the first place
Forgot to mention you can go for 185 on stock rims no issues at all , but they look shabby on the swift rims. I putting on alloy wheels on 185 .

These are some of the reply I recieved from Senior - BHPian's.

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.

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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Thanks ranjith/ diesel fan, irrespective of whether I can afford the alloys immediately I will go for the tyre upgrade.
After hours of research and some advice from the likes of GTO and nikhil in other threads I'm convinced about the size, it is: 185/70 R 14.
Between what would you recommend: MICHELIN Energy XM1+ (or) Bridgestone ER 60 (or) Yokohama A drive.
I'm not much of a sedate driver myself but the car will sometimes be driven by my wife also. She is a beginner and is just learning to drive, this is one of the primary reason Iím opting for the 185ís over the 195ís.
FE I donít care much as Iím confident the engine will give me good returns irrespective of the wheels (Keeping in mind the size Iím going for). Iím more worried about the balance between ride quality and drivability.
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Thanks ranjith/ diesel fan, irrespective of whether I can afford the alloys immediately I will go for the tyre upgrade.
After hours of research and some advice from the likes of GTO and nikhil in other threads I'm convinced about the size, it is: 185/70 R 14.
Between what would you recommend: MICHELIN Energy XM1+ (or) Bridgestone ER 60 (or) Yokohama A drive.
I'm not much of a sedate driver myself but the car will sometimes be driven by my wife also. She is a beginner and is just learning to drive, this is one of the primary reason Iím opting for the 185ís over the 195ís.
FE I donít care much as Iím confident the engine will give me good returns irrespective of the wheels (Keeping in mind the size Iím going for). Iím more worried about the balance between ride quality and drivability.
Anything between MICHELIN Energy XM1+ (or) Bridgestone ER 60 , both are word class products on tires. See what is the price difference and see how is the studding on it and choose anyone. Both of them have a very good life and reliability.
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I would like to upgrade my swift Vdi tyres to 195 60 R 15. I am looking for white alloys (my Car is white) preferebly, 4 spoke. Is there any life issues on white color? can you suggest some models available in market. Some good shops in Pune Please
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Can anybody tell me what is the original Offset of the Swift rims & what should the offset be if I upgrade to 15" X 6.5" with 205/55/R15 tires?
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I would like to upgrade my swift Vdi tyres to 195 60 R 15. I am looking for white alloys (my Car is white) preferebly, 4 spoke. Is there any life issues on white color? can you suggest some models available in market. Some good shops in Pune Please
you can check out the lenso raiden series. i have white alloys on my white VDi. check out the different design on site.
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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.
Hi Nikhil,

I have been shown a set of Yokohamas Db series 195/60/R15 V rated tyres that are made in Japan with bill and wty. Comparing these to the CPC2 of same size which should be the tire of choice with priorities in the order below
1. Low Road Noise
2. Good grip in wet conditions
3. Comfortable drive

BTW one tire dealer whose own car has the RE88s in above size asked me not to change the RE88s coming with my Cedia as per him they are better than both the Yoko and the Conti in terms of low road noise. He is selling all three brands and this is confusing.

Kindly adviseasap, I get delivery tomorrow and need to change before the day is out. Thanks
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is 195/70-14 a good upsize as well for the swift (diesel)? i am aware that the circumference difference is 28.27mm or 1.45% (over the stock 165/80-14)
reason i'm looking at this size is - greater sidewall = more comfort.

to keep this going, i am aware that bridgestones (er60) are available in this size. any clue of a drives or the xm1+?
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185/70-14 is the best upsize for Swift. 195/70-14 will touch the wheel well on speedbreakers or pot holes.
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is 195/70-14 a good upsize as well for the swift (diesel)? i am aware that the circumference difference is 28.27mm or 1.45% (over the stock 165/80-14)
reason i'm looking at this size is - greater sidewall = more comfort.

to keep this going, i am aware that bridgestones (er60) are available in this size. any clue of a drives or the xm1+?
As per other senior members/tech experts Swift suits well with 185/70-14
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I upgraded to Michelin XM1+ 185/70-R14 six months back. I rue my decision. Although the road grip has increased but ride quality is now very poor and bone jarring. Twice I had to send my car to service center to rectify body rattles. Pl upgrade tyres in terms of size only if you really feel the need. If you drive within the city limits most of the time and the roads are not in the best of the conditions, do not do it.
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