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Old 6th May 2007, 11:49   #31
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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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Hi Sandip,

No really. Alloy wheels are lighter than pressed steel rims and a set from a good reputed brand will hold true. The wheels being lighter will actually improve fuel economy. I personally have experienced an increase in almost a kilometer so im very happy.

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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.

Hi gurnani,

Fuel economy does'nt totally depend on the alloy wheels used but mainly depends on the style of driving. If you are rev happy the your fuel economy will obviously be lower.

Well i don't know how true the comments made by the manager at Maruti are as ive upgraded to 15" and i know many who have upgraded to 16" and even 17". I guess we will have to hear it from these guys.

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Well now that i have these installed and have driven about 5000 kms on it, dunno if there's anything much that can be done. Tire dealers don't take 'em back? Any of you know of any solution to change the tires? A swap with someone who would need these great condition tires or what are my options? Now that i've invested in the rims might have to stick to 14" itself. Should've got on team-bhp before I bought my tires/rims...bummer!!
As for fuel economy I know there are several reasons for the avg to go down but a noticeable difference with regular driving is always questionable.Thanx for your input
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Hi, I'm looking at upsizing my Swift Vxi tyres from stock 165-ers. I was looking for 195/65/R14 today at a local dealer when I was surprised to find that the only 65 profile tyre he had was Goodyear Ventura... according to the dealer, both the G'year F1 and B'stone Potenza GIII are only available in 195/60/R14 sizes. However, when I checked the respective websites - the Poteza GIII 65 profile was listed, while the G'year Ventura 65 profile was not (was the one I saw a fake? )... now I'm totally confused!!

Can Swift users please tell me which models are available in the 195/65/R14 size (esp. B'stone, G'year and Michelin)?
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Hi, I'm looking at upsizing my Swift Vxi tyres from stock 165-ers. I was looking for 195/65/R14 today at a local dealer when I was surprised to find that the only 65 profile tyre he had was Goodyear Ventura... according to the dealer, both the G'year F1 and B'stone Potenza GIII are only available in 195/60/R14 sizes. However, when I checked the respective websites - the Poteza GIII 65 profile was listed, while the G'year Ventura 65 profile was not (was the one I saw a fake? )... now I'm totally confused!!
195/65-14 is a little odd size n u won't find many tyre options in this size.

in 14" for a swift u can go with 185/70-14 or go for 195/60-15 with 15" alloys... U'll get GIIIs in both the sizes

Do u have any plans of putting alloys??
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Given a tought of having 195/60-R15 but now feeling like will go for 185/70-R14, does the 195/60-R15 will really affect the ride quality, suspension, handeling as i dont want to compromise in these things, need advise.
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Hi guys
just got my silver zxi today and was looking to fit some alloys into it.
saw some 17 inch alloys at a thread decided to put them on
after visiting a shop the dealer told me to mount the alloys on 205/40 R17
will that effect my ride
what other tyre rating can be fitted on a 17" rim
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Yes it'll effect your ride to the extent that you have no ride at all! Avoid 17" if you're looking at ride quality & stick to 15".
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what about 16" rims what tyre size for that?
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guys what do u think of this


these are 17" or what!!!!!
can u tell the details of the tyre rating please because i want them badly
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can u tell the details of the tyre rating please
I think the tyre profile are one of the following:
205/45-17 or 215/45-17 or 225/40-17
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A higher-res picture would be better to guess the size. And the rims are by Prestige while the tyres are Silverstone.
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hi,
just a quick questions, im getting 14" ICE rims installed on my swift ldi and need some help with the tyre choice

the one i have been suggested by Gobind tyres on Lamingdon road are Maxiss 195/60/14 but from reading this thread it seems like that is not the right upgrade for a swift, could you advise on what the perfect upgrade is here if i want to not lose out on ride quality and fuel efficiency...? Is it a safer bet to go with 185 combination or is there a 195 option that will fit well and not make me compromise on FE/ ride quality? Anyone tried Maxis?
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@rishab

Well the correct the the perfect upsize for the swift is 195/60/15 but if you want to stick to 14 inch rims then you should go in for the 185 size which comes factory fitted on the zxi

i have heard people complaining about the 205 size that touches the body when three people sit in the rear seat.
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Thanks for your response. That seems like a safer option (185-70-r14), could you also advise on the tyres, Maxis is what a few guys have tried to sell me? What is a good option for Indian roads?
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