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Old 27th January 2008, 15:36   #106
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Thanks for your inputs kpzen

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XM1 and A300 are very good comfort biased tyres with excellent ride comfort and minimum road noise. U may choose any of the two depending on the looks and your budget.
any suggestions on which between these two is better? I understand they're both under 3.5k so not too bothered about the budget side of things. Want something that improves the braking and handling a bit without sacrifising too much on comfort.
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Old 27th January 2008, 17:59   #107
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ENT - Let me answer your questions point wise.

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Just got my new Swift Vxi couple of days back. I have zeroed in on Yokohama's C.Drives but for some reason their availability is rare in mumbai. I called up Saifee(Santacruz), Bombay tires(milan) and Premjis(Mahim) but they din't seem to have them. I am looking at 195/60/r15.
That's because C-Drives are not officially available in India & ever since the official entry of Yokohama in India there has been a marked decline of grey market imports.

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Q. Should i be going for Es-100's from Saifee or look somewhere else for C.Drives?
You can but won't be easy to find, if any it'll be old grey market stock.

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Q. Is the price quoted by Saifee good enough for ES-100's?
Yes, the price is pretty good.

Options in this size for you as of today are:

Yoko ES100
Michelin Energy MXV8
Michelin Pilot Primacy (hard to find now)

Out of these the Yoko is more performance biased whereas the MXV8 is comfort biased so take your pic from both depending on what you prefer. Oh and yeah, Michelin is going to be more expensive compared to the Yoko's.

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My Swift LDI is getting delivered this week. After scouting around the forum for a few weeks, I thought of upgrading my tyres to 185/70/R14 on stock rims. I dont want to put alloys as I'm not too bothered about looks and dont plan to upsize to a larger tire size than 185/70. I wanted to know if there are any problems in mounting this tyre size on the stock steel rims?
No, there are no problems in mounting 185/70 on stock rims, quite a few friends are using them on stock rims without any problems.

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I checked the prices of Yokohama tyres around Milan subway. I've been quoted 2750 per tyre by Bombay Tyres and 2500 by another dealer in the same area. I wanted to know if there are any other models besides the A/E(?)S 300 available from Yokohama in this size?
Your options in 185/70 R14 are:

Yoko A300
Michelin Energy XM1

So there are no other options in Yoko or Michelin as of now. I would suggest staying away from Potenza GIII's too, they've been good tyres in the past, as of now they are purely mediocre.

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Also, are there any fakes floating around? If yes, how can I make out the difference? I'm getting 900-1000 per tyre for the stock ones.
No, unlike the accessories or ICE market the tyre market has no "Fakes". There are grey imports & official imports like in most other things in our country but thankfully till now there are no cheap fakes. So, if you see a tyre stamped as Yokohama, it will be original. And stock exchange price sounds pretty good.

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I've never bought tyres before in my life so the whole experience is quite new for me.
Welcome to the Dark Side! There's always a first time!
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Old 17th March 2008, 16:14   #108
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Does anyone know if Michelin XM1+ coming with a tyre size of 195/60 R15. The standard upsize for Swift? In the michelin india site this size is not available in XM1+.
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No, it's not available in 195/60 R15. Michelin options in that size are MXV8 & BFG.
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Default Tyre upsize and warranties

Hey all
I'm getting my Swift VDI in the next couple of weeks or so (it's been 2 months already since I booked it...geez).
This question might have been asked before, apologies for taking your time.
Wanted to check with the forum members if the manufacturer warranty gets void if I upsize the tyres to 15-inch ones. Couple of showroom guys told me this. Has anyone encountered any warranty issues due to the upsize?
If that's the case, then I guess I'll just upgrade to 14-inch alloys and 185/70/R14 tyres. BTW, is the tyre size I've mentioned the recommended upgrade or can I go with broader tyres like 195/60/R14.
Thanks for your help!
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Old 24th March 2008, 23:28   #111
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Hi Guys,

There have been a lot of posts where people ask for the right rim and tyre for the swift.

Here is my two cents on this, I got this from the swift owners club.

Found out what wheels will go on the swift:

Suzuki Swift - 2005 >
Stud Pattern: 4x100
OE Tyre: 185/60R15
OE Rim: 5.5 x 15
OE Offset: 45
Offset: ET35 - 48
Spigget Ring: 54.1
Wheel Size:
195/60/15
195/55/16
205/45/17
215/35/18
215/35/19

Max wheel size without body work:
18x7 - 215/35/18

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Suzuki Swift Sport - 2006 >
Stud Pattern: 5x114.3
OE Tyre: 195/45R17
OE Rim: 6.5 x 17
OE Offset: 46
Offset: ET35 - 48
Wheel Size:
195/60/15
195/55/16
205/45/17
215/35/18
215/35/19

Max wheel size without body work:
18x7 - 215/35/18

Source: Swift Owners - Suzuki Swift Owners Club Forums-viewtopic-Wheel PCD & Offset Guide
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Swift Stock Setup in India:

Tyre size, front and rear = 185/70R14 or 165/80R14
Rim size = 185 tyre: 14 x 5˝JJ, 165 tyre: 14 x 5J

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This is the setup I have:

2008 Swift VXI ABS
Alloy: Lenso SC01
Size 1565
8H PCD 100-114.3
ET +38

Tyre: 195/60 15 Yokohama ES100
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Old 25th March 2008, 01:01   #112
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Bharat - You could have gotten more India specific guide to correct upsizes for the Swift here:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-...-your-car.html

Reason I say this is because according to your earlier post, the stock size for the European Swift is totally different from the Indian Swift.
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Ishan Bhai, what are the choices available in 195/65/14 other than venturas?
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Bharat - You could have gotten more India specific guide to correct upsizes for the Swift here:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-...-your-car.html

Reason I say this is because according to your earlier post, the stock size for the European Swift is totally different from the Indian Swift.

Hi iraghava,

The only reason I posted this was to provide swift owners a rough estimate of the different rim sizes that they can fit on their Swift.

I know I should have made this clear in the post.
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Suzuki Swift Sport - 2006 >
Stud Pattern: 5x114.3
OE Tyre: 195/45R17
OE Rim: 6.5 x 17
OE Offset: 46
Offset: ET35 - 48
Wheel Size:
195/60/15
195/55/16
205/45/17
215/35/18
215/35/19

Max wheel size without body work:
18x7 - 215/35/18
Hi Bharat

The above mentioned specifications are of no use here thats what Ishan meant.
Rest everything u have posted is correct.

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Ishan Bhai, what are the choices available in 195/65/14 other than venturas?
Potenza GIIIs.
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Old 25th March 2008, 22:17   #116
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Potenza GIIIs.
... which, according to Ishan, are purely mediocre. Venturas don't have great reviews either. So basically, there are no good tires for a Swift in a 14" dia above 185mm. What a shame!!!
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That's not entirely true Wimwian. I put on Hankooks in size 205/60/r14 on my ma's swift. Amazing level of grip, non-existent road noise and FE of 14-16 kmpl to boot!!

What else is needed?
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That's not entirely true Wimwian. I put on Hankooks in size 205/60/r14 on my ma's swift. Amazing level of grip, non-existent road noise and FE of 14-16 kmpl to boot!!

What else is needed?
Shucks, I don't think Hankooks are available in Kolkata. Any other choices in 195 or 205?
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I think tyre-wale uncles (irag & kp) will tell us about it.
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Can't access the information today Wimwian, will reply tomorrow.
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