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Old 30th June 2011, 10:13   #1276
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Tyres are not that soft, steering feedback is same as it was it Apollo.One noticeable difference is noise, it's bit quieter.All in all not much of difference.
@wet grip is good, worth mentioning.
I have covered 569km with new set of tyres.
I have read quite a lot about how the C.drive makes the steering lighter. Never had a chance to drive anything with C.drives, so don't know yet.

569km is not far from the running period for new tyres. Drive a little more and pls update on the steering feedback.

Btw, YOKOHAMA Europe: Home shows the new C.drive 2. Do we get it here?
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Thanks guys.. my formost criteria is handling and braking ...please suggest which brands should I go for....
If R14 then - 195/65/R14 or 185/70/R14

If R15 then - 195/65/R14 or 205/60/R14

IMO 185/70/R14's are more than adequate for any kind of driving. I have Michelin XM1+ on my car since 39000 km's and I have never seen them lose ground and I pretty much drive till the top end whenever I can.
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IMO 185/70/R14's are more than adequate for any kind of driving. I have Michelin XM1+ on my car since 39000 km's and I have never seen them lose ground and I pretty much drive till the top end whenever I can.
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I too have Michelin XM1+ 185/70 R14 on my swift and having done speeds up to 160-165 and cornering at decent speeds, I'd recommend them anyday. I have been to some real bad roads on the hills on them and not a single puncture, highly recommended.
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What is the cost of Michelin XM1+.....
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What is the cost of Michelin XM1+.....
185/70 R14 should be ~4100/4200 per tyre
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Hi need help with choosing the right size for Swift tyre change. Currently the Swift has stock tyres which are 185/70/14 if I am not wrong, thinking of either going a bit higher in the width with the same wheel size i.e 195/60/14

What would be the ride quality.. dont want to compromise it.

Any decrease in mileage....

Also which brands to go for Yoko's A/C drives, Bridgestone turanza, Michelin's.... please help with their cost too if you guys know.

185/70/14 are stock tyres only for the ZXi version. For all others, it is 165/80/R14. You can safely change to 185/70/14 on the stock rims,unless you want to go for alloy wheels. 185/70/14 is a good choice as far as ride,handling ,comfort and mileage are concerned.
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@aks ZXi comes with alloys only as a default.....i am a bit confused whether going for 185/70/14 or 195/65/14....
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@aks ZXi comes with alloys only as a default.....i am a bit confused whether going for 185/70/14 or 195/65/14....
I had the XM1+ 185/70/14 on aftermarket alloys on the Swift and it performed very well. It is more than adequate with regard to handling and comfort.

However, the 195/65/14 will look better as itís wider compared to 185/70/14. But both have near identical tyre wall height, so the meter readings will be the same.
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569km is not far from the running period for new tyres. Drive a little more and pls update on the steering feedback.
Steering feedback and steering light/heavy are not the same thing. the feedback may change with running temperature of tyre. Steering light/heavy will not.
I don't see any change as steering being light and heavy.
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Steering feedback and steering light/heavy are not the same thing. the feedback may change with running temperature of tyre. Steering light/heavy will not.
I don't see any change as steering being light and heavy.
I didn't say that feedback and heaviness are the same things. Good to know that you have found a good set of tyres in C.drives for your car.

In the meanwhile, Let me try to get my hands on a car on C.drives.
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hi,
am looking to change my swift vxi tyres. i have 15 inch alloys and the car is currently on avs es 100's with 195/60/r15. wouldn't want to go with avs es 100's again..

I am looking at a decent set of tyres with low road noise and decent performance.
please provide a few inputs with costs.I was budgeting around 4.5k a tyre ( dream?).
leaning towards michelin/ yoko.
inputs appreciated.

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Thanks guys.. my formost criteria is handling and braking ...please suggest which brands should I go for....
Go for the Michellin

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@aks ZXi comes with alloys only as a default.....i am a bit confused whether going for 185/70/14 or 195/65/14....
Cost as on 25th was 4500 and dealer told me that prices are going up from 1st july to 4700
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Hey...am interested in buying the OEM/Stock tyres of new Swift ZXi [185/70 R14] / Swift lower variants [165/80 R14] if anyone is upgrading it to some higher profiles [in Kerala]. Where can I post such queries? I am not finding any options for "I want" or "I am looking for..." in the classifieds section.

If anyone has these tyres for sale, please PM me / quote my post so that I get the intimation.

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Old 8th July 2011, 17:01   #1289
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Yoko S Drives seem to be out of place here. I really liked the liked and it's performing well on my Swift. 2 years on and clocked 25kms without a single puncture (touch wood). I find it gripping the road well and feel confident while cornering. But since I have low profile ones, it's not comfortable on rough roads. Since I got it at a discounted rate (3700/- a piece) I went for these. Overall, am completely satisfied with S Drives.
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Old 8th August 2011, 23:50   #1290
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Default Swift Zxi Michelin Energy XM 1+ - Recommended?

Hi friends,

Its my first tire upgrade to my swift. I had a look today at a Michelin showroom, they offered me Michelin Energy XM 1+

Is Michelin Energy XM 1+ - size (185/60 R14) recommended?

Incase of an upgrade what size or brand can I go for?

I have been quoted 4650 appox for Michelin Energy XM 1+, is it the right price?

Swift Zxi owners what do you recommend?
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