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Old 18th September 2010, 16:57   #3241
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These pics were clicked early morning. I had to fill up air and the pump was closd, so was waiting for them to open.

The ride is on the harder side, but its nothing unbearable IMO.

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Old 18th September 2010, 21:10   #3242
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hey guys i have got a question. can alloys be powder coated post purchase? the alloys are too bling bling.. If powdercoating isnt an option then would painting do the job? Or as last resort stickering?
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The Getz is looking classy. Click more pics after cleaning the car.

Karthik,
Thats a gangsta OHC. Good luck with the wheels
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Old 19th September 2010, 15:41   #3244
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The Getz is looking classy. Click more pics after cleaning the car.
That is the real problem! Will have to find someone to clean it properly!
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Old 19th September 2010, 16:42   #3245
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Changed my Yokohama Advan (215/45 R18) to Nitto Invo (225/45 R18) on my OE rims.
The grip is amazing, never let go type. Road noise is there but much better than the Yoko's. Tyre pattern is crazy and never seen before. Surprisingly it works wonders. Wet grip is to be checked when it rains in Dubai.

My bro with the car @ The Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah

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Changed my Yokohama Advan (215/45 R18) to Nitto Invo (225/45 R18) on my OE rims.
The grip is amazing, never let go type. Road noise is there but much better than the Yoko's. Tyre pattern is crazy and never seen before. Surprisingly it works wonders. Wet grip is to be checked when it rains in Dubai.

My bro with the car @ The Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah

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Really crazy tyre pattern you've got there. You have gone for a slightly bigger overall diameter, so any difference in rde quality? And how is dry and wet grip in comparo to the Advan's.
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Old 20th September 2010, 13:41   #3247
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Default Invos are better, real VFM!

I had two options, either 225/45 R18 or 225/40 R18, as the OE size was very rare to find in Dubai, moreover it was costly with OE Yoko's. The tires fill the wheel well better and speedo error is only 1.2%.

I got these tires less than half the price of Yoko's. Advan was a bit hard compound, the first thing I noticed was the better ride comfort with softer side walls and the amazing grip.

I had to experiment with the tire pressures, settled to 33 psi for good handling and better ride comfort. For the money I spent, it won't hurt me even if the tires give me half the life.

I still need to check the wet grip, but I think it would be OK with those big grooves.
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Old 22nd September 2010, 17:37   #3248
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Magwheel upgrade for my Swift.

Neowheels Urban White + Michelin Energy XM1+
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Old 24th September 2010, 14:39   #3249
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Plati Alloys 5 spoke 14"

Michelin XM1+ 185/65 R14

People, feel free to shoot out your comments!!!
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Hrs Alloys
Stock Bridgestone Tyres
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^^ I like the Xylo. This is the way it should have been from the beginning.
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The car looks good, however if I could just share my opinions, I feel it would look better without the spoiler. Also, for some reason, the mirrors look out of place to me & I feel they would look better in body colour only or the same chrome look if the door handles & front grill has a little bit more chrome.

But these are just my personal views, otherwise your car looks good.

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Replaced the stocks on my Swift Vxi with Yokohama A-drives in 185/70 on 14" black alloys.

My baby:
The official alloy wheel show-off thread. Lets see your rims!-fullshot.jpg

The Yoko in close-up. They feel good on bumpy city streets, though yet to be tested in wet, slippery conditions.
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A close-up of my gorgeous new Taiwanese "69" alloys. The black goes great with my Swift's dark blue.
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Got the whole job done at Premji's at Mahim yesterday afternoon. Cost me a round 30K altogether. Well worth it, methinks!
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Replaced the stocks on my Swift Vxi with Yokohama A-drives in 185/70 on 14" black alloys.

My baby:
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The Yoko in close-up. They feel good on bumpy city streets, though yet to be tested in wet, slippery conditions.
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A close-up of my gorgeous new Taiwanese "69" alloys. The black goes great with my Swift's dark blue.
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Got the whole job done at Premji's at Mahim yesterday afternoon. Cost me a round 30K altogether. Well worth it, methinks!
That looks like a very well maintained ride. good job
Also the alloys looks neat and matching very well with color of your ride .
Kool stuff.
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Old 27th September 2010, 08:44   #3255
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jaguar; you forgot the ownership thread for us

valapad; like the stickering job. Wondering how Xylo would look if it gets a wider tyres with negative offset.

noopster; 185/70 looks too heavy for Swift IMHO and I drove one with 185/70,phew! hated it.
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