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Old 20th September 2008, 23:21   #946
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Drool stuff buddy, Only these wheels make me feel i made a wrong choice ..but i just couldn't find them . Anyways your car just looks awesome..Cheers
By the way, are you using a stock tyre for spare?

thanks mate!!!
yup I've got the stock spare..dint want to spend another 6.5grand on the spare...and with tubeless tires these days spare tire really isn't used that much..and then i've got a tubeless tire repair kit in my boot..can fix it myself and in fact did it 3weeks back..i guess i love being a mechanic myself!!!!
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Hi! White Vdi!! thats a good set of alloys bro. Congrats!! on getting such a nice footwear for your White Vdi. ~ Cheers ~ cheers:
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hi ppl,

just a small query. what size rims can i put on my swift so as to not compromise the ride quality (delhi roads)

i want all black rims!
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Old 21st September 2008, 18:10   #949
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hi ppl,

just a small query. what size rims can i put on my swift so as to not compromise the ride quality (delhi roads)

i want all black rims!
i think 15" should be fine. or even 16" but that would reduce the ride quality. 195/60 r15 is the right upsize for the swift i think.
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hi ppl,

just a small query. what size rims can i put on my swift so as to not compromise the ride quality (delhi roads)

i want all black rims!

what color is your car???

i have 15" with 195/55 and the ride is not bad...obviously the gurus can guide you better on that...
anyways have you done your homework and searched for some nice patterns in black??

i tried lajpat nagar, karol bagh and moti nagar but could not find a tempting enough all black wheel...all the best to you for your search!!!!

P.S. this is the only one i could find in all black...dad dint like it..
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Old 22nd September 2008, 12:30   #951
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hi ppl,

just a small query. what size rims can i put on my swift so as to not compromise the ride quality (delhi roads)

i want all black rims!
I second Akshay, you could also look at 205/55 R15. I have these on my car and i can tell you the ride quality is not affected much nor do the tyres touch the insides. Just make sure you select your mags with the correct offset. The swift has a positive offset of 38. So select your mags with a offset with within permisible limits, the tolerence is plus or minus 5.


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thanks mate!!!
yup I've got the stock spare..dint want to spend another 6.5grand on the spare...and with tubeless tires these days spare tire really isn't used that much..and then i've got a tubeless tire repair kit in my boot..can fix it myself and in fact did it 3weeks back..i guess i love being a mechanic myself!!!!
Hey, do those kits really work? Then i need to get myself one. Which brand kit are you using? I guess i was Stupid i spent 9.2k for my spare :(
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@ anshurao
ya they do...initially i was apprehensive about the thing holding on as neither had i not removed the tire nor had i deflated it...a screw was visible on the top i pulled it out and pushed in the sealant thing...
its been more than a month and no air loss.. touchwood!!!

i don't remember what brand it is...got it with my alloys a complementary gift maybe when you spend 20+grands on something...it can help you if you get stranded alone in the middle of nowhere...get it!!
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Hi white_vdi,

> it can help you if you get stranded alone in the middle of nowhere...get it!!

I agree with you regarding the utility of the tubeless puncture kit. Though I have not done the actual repairing part, my driver has done it thrice. Easy enough!

But in the middle of nowhere, you would also need a air pump to put back the air into the repaired tire.

In combination it would also mean that you could repair and continue your journey even without removing the tyre from the wheel.
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@trrk: i was trying to use some literature
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hi ppl,

just a small query. what size rims can i put on my swift so as to not compromise the ride quality (delhi roads)

i want all black rims!
Tyres-stock jk tyres 14" (changing to new ones' after 4k kms.)
Rims-Glitz 14"
Car-swift vdi
Offset-36
Centre Bore-67.1
Hole/PCD-4*100
these are the best in glitz all black with a chrome lip. send me the feedback about how they suit my car.

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Old 25th September 2008, 17:57   #957
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Here are the new sweet 16's i got for my Ikon.
AVA wheels in Hyper Black.
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Old 25th September 2008, 19:05   #958
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So my Swift's arrived, and I've been having a LOT of fun driving her over the last 5 days or so. So much so that I've been feeling really guilty about ignoring my baby, the Ikon 1.6 with the killer Lenso rims and S-drives (a few posts down).

Anyway... back to the Swift... ICE, tints, rims and tyres got fitted a couple of days ago... Pioneer 5050 with iPod and USB Connectors (goodbye CDs!!!) imported 15" rims, Yokohama A-drives in 195/60 R15. The ride is a hell of a lot better with the Yokos.

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@audiophile, great rims! I really like them!
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@hydrashok, thnx man...seems like finally someone likes em.
I've been getting a negative responce from all others, they prefer the white Lenso rims I had earlier.
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