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Old 17th September 2006, 18:48   #16
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I have 185/70R14 on my SWIFT VXi. I was told that Swift ZXi manual recommends a pressure of 30 psi and as the tyre dimensions are the same as that of Zxi, I am using 30 psi.
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so much about tires...I've been reading looking to find out who's put 15" on their swift's and noticed very very few ppl have actually taken the jump. Although all dealers say go for it no issues in swift..apparently some have used 16s & 17s, but I don't believe it until I don't see it. FOr 15s too...I feel they would touch a bit..

anyway after immense thought I went in for Bridgestone Potenza G III 195/60/R14..really realy good ride, of course much much better from the original. But I must add, I had initialy tried out my tires from the Astra; a big mistake...a must avoid! The weight balance ratio of the Astra compared to the swift gives the tires a different shape after usage...hence go in for new tires into the swift. Now still tryin to figure out some chrome rims .. any good choices that aren't unearthly expensive??
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I've been reading looking to find out who's put 15" on their swift's and noticed very very few ppl have actually taken the jump. Although all dealers say go for it no issues in swift..apparently some have used 16s & 17s, but I don't believe it until I don't see it. FOr 15s too...I feel they would touch a bit..
15" tyres touching the body shouldn't be an issue as the Suzuki Swift sold in the UK (Suzuki - UK) comes with factory fitted with 15" (specifically, 185/60R15) tyres. this car is, dimensionally, the same one as the Maruti-Suzuki Swift sold in India.

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so much about tires...I've been reading looking to find out who's put 15" on their swift's and noticed very very few ppl have actually taken the jump. Although all dealers say go for it no issues in swift..apparently some have used 16s & 17s, but I don't believe it until I don't see it. FOr 15s too...I feel they would touch a bit..
dude ppl abroad have even gone in for 18" upgrades on the swift. the swift sport comes standard with 17" rims. so I dont think there will be any problems with a 15" upgrade.

check out the modified swift section for more

heres lbm's car with 17"ers

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This pic looks absolutely fabulous...17s WOW..or was it 18s..now i wish i'd bought a silver swift..still enough space. tires fit comfortably..
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Sweet lord.. those look nice. Makes me want to unscrew my 14" stock alloys right this moment.

I guess those subs in the back help keep him distracted from the slightly bumpy ride.
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Can any one give me specifications of swift.

PCD, offset...etc.. size.. for upgrades preferably 16 inch or 17 inches
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Can any one give me specifications of swift.

PCD, offset...etc.. size.. for upgrades preferably 16 inch or 17 inches

Hi West,

I own a Swift Vxi and have upgraded the wheels to 6.5 X 15" OZ Racing Canova rims and 195/60/R15 Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres. The right specifications for Swift rims are: -

PCD - 100
Offset - Preferably greater than 42 (mine are 43)


The correct tyre upgrades for the Swift are:

For 15" rims - 195/60/R15 (PERFECT UPSIZE) OR 195/65/R15
For 16" rims - 195/55/R16 OR 205/55/R16 OR 205/50/R16 OR 215/50/R16
For 17" rims - 195/50/R17 OR 205/45/R17 OR 215/45/R17

Please note that riding on tyres with aspect ratios below 60 will suffer terribly on bumpy roads and will damage suspension, steering, etc. IT IS NOT RECOMENDED to go for tyres having an aspect ratio below 60.

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Hi,
I am not an auto expert. In fact I am also thinking on changing tyres of my new swift. But I heard feedback that fuel economy goes down if you change the tyres.

Is it true?

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yup,running on the tyres with low profile is reaaly risky in indian roads.better not to go lower than 60,55.
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I do have a very low fuel mileage on my car ranging bet 7.5 - 8.5 but I can't say that's due to the alloys and tire change. As I've spoken to many other Swift users who've upgraded their tires/alloys, many get an avg of 10-14. Additionally, also wanted to mention about the upsizing; the service manager of Maruti mentioned that it is highly not recommended upsizing to 15s also as the entire suspension, tiroid joints, axles,etc get damaged in about 25,000 kms of driving on Indian roads and it would cost about 1.25L to fix it at the company (warranty being void). I know many people have upsized, apparently its at their own risk. Please gimme some feedback.
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[quote=sgurnani;429470]I do have a very low fuel mileage on my car ranging bet 7.5 - 8.5 but I can't say that's due to the alloys and tire change.

What tyres and wheels are you running? i mean 14" or 15"?
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Neo Chrome Alloys with Bridgestone Potenza G III 195/60/R14 with recommended tire pressure 28 psi
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195/60/R14 is not the proper upsize for swift the best upsize is 185/70 or 195/65 for 14". it gives the speedo error of 4.8% which is not recommendable. even i tried 195/60/R14 profile but the ride was very harsh and poor handling. now i'm running 185/70/R14 GIII and i'm getting the mileage around 12-13 in city and 16-17 highways.
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yup 195 60 14 is incorrect and either 185 70 14 or 195 65 14 should be used and even 195 70 14 is closer compared, more than 3% variation is bad for handling as well as braking dept
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