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Old 18th June 2006, 22:16   #16
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Hey suppose if u replace the regular 15" alloys with 17 inchers..is it safe? U get the look but is it acceptable for the Swift?
the ride will be harsh i guess. u should ask lbm or abix about it. theyve upgraded their rubber to 17". nothing to worry about though. the swift sport sold abroad comes with 17" wheels and i think thers an option for 18"
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the ride will be harsh i guess. u should ask lbm or abix about it. theyve upgraded their rubber to 17". nothing to worry about though. the swift sport sold abroad comes with 17" wheels and i think thers an option for 18"
Saw a red swift in Bangalore yesterday with 17 inch H&R alloys and r225 yokohama es100's..... was lookin drop dead gorgeous....
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Old 19th June 2006, 09:51   #18
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hi furioussphinx! well the regular tires and rims are 14 inches. 15 is an upsize. If you put 17 inches, then you have to put 40 profile tires, something like 205/40R17. Although it will look very nice, the ride quality will be very very bad on roads that arent butter smooth.
On good roads you wont feel much, but since most roads in india are full of potholes, you will feel every little rock, pebble and undulations on the road! so it doesnt make practical sense.
I have 55 profile tires and this in itself has harshened the ride quality, but its bearable.
rest is upto you.

pls read this thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ighlight=swift (anyone using 205/45R17 for Swift??)
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Old 19th June 2006, 20:44   #19
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Yea dude i know that for the looks u gotta compromise comfort. I read all the threads related to 17 inchers in Swift. Yes i know that the stock 14 inchers are nice but when you upgrade to the 17", it becomes so harsh that u can actually feel each and every bump and stone! But i guess i can take it coz the usual route where i drive around is smooth highways NH9. So that will never be a problem...so i guess i can think about looks!!!

What i actually wanted to ask was not about the ride quatily but other problems like wud the tire scrape to the body on turning, etc.

Anyways thanks for ur replies
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i don't think the tire should scrape anywhere, just keep the overall diameter correct. read somewhere in this forum about this guy who put 205/60, forgot how many inches, and now hes facing problems!
there is actually a lot of confusing information about this issue, so tread carefully!
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i don't think the tire should scrape anywhere, just keep the overall diameter correct. read somewhere in this forum about this guy who put 205/60, forgot how many inches, and now hes facing problems!
there is actually a lot of confusing information about this issue, so tread carefully!
60 profile tires Ok now thats a serious problem!!! I wont go upto that extent though. i will stick to the 40 profile but i guess 45 isnt advisable so 40
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since you have 55 profile, the ground clearnce must have dropped few mms. How are you rinding over speedbrakers and potholes. Does the bottom scrap?
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yokos AVS SPORT availabee 195/55/r15 not more than 3900 each
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Old 28th December 2006, 10:49   #24
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Nice Tyres Sleepy,
By the way Eagle F1 GSD3's in bangalore costs Rs 4,700 in Grey market and if you want with 5yr warranty you can by them @ Rs. 5,900. I picked them up with warranty from exclusive Goodyear dealer. The Eagle F1 GSD2's are not expensive though, they cost about 3,800.
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