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Old 20th December 2006, 15:02   #16
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are low profile tyres feasible in india ..as per road conditions.
Depends on what profile you intend to run. Uptil 50's are managable anything lower is asking for trouble. Also if you do highway runs regularly then nothing less than 55-60 is recommended, considering the state of our highways.
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Without a doubt 195/60-15




I think 197 will look better

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I have 195/60/15 Goodyear F1 Eagle on my Swift Vxi. The tyre pressure recommended by the installer is 28psi. Is this ok or should i increase/decrease?
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Hi,

I have 195/60/15 Goodyear F1 Eagle on my Swift Vxi. The tyre pressure recommended by the installer is 28psi. Is this ok or should i increase/decrease?
How much did you pay for the tyres and what wheels are you running???
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28 psi is ok. No need to increase or decrease.
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Old 28th March 2007, 19:43   #20
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I'm looking for nice 16 inch alloys for my Swift. I want 205 width tyres.. which profile would be best with that? 55? or 50?

Also, what should the width of the alloy be? (the whole J thing confuses me)
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How much did you pay for the tyres and what wheels are you running???
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I paid 3000/- per tyre. Im running on 6.5 X 15" OZ Racing rims.

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I'm looking for nice 16 inch alloys for my Swift. I want 205 width tyres.. which profile would be best with that? 55? or 50?

Also, what should the width of the alloy be? (the whole J thing confuses me)
Hi,

You can go in for 205/55/R16 OR 205/50/R16. Both profiles are fine but you will have to compromise on ride quality if you choose the 50 profile. The lower the profile - the harsher the ride quality.

Your rim size can be anywhere between 5.5 X 16" upto 7 X 16"

The OEM tyres of the Swift have a 'JJ' tyre bead profile but 'J' profiles are fine too.

Most importantly - make sure your rims have the following specifications: -

PCD (Pitch Circle Diameter) - 100
Offset (ET) - Preferably greater than 42

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I'm looking for nice 16 inch alloys for my Swift. I want 205 width tyres.. which profile would be best with that? 55? or 50?

Also, what should the width of the alloy be? (the whole J thing confuses me)
215/50-16 would be the correct size in 16"...

But if u want in 205 then go for
205/50-16

Alloy size should be minimum 6J....6.5 J would be perfect

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Thanks a ton guys. I think 215's might clash with the wheel arches, so thats why I wanted 205's. I hope 16 inchers dont rattle my teeth too much.
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Thanks a ton guys. I think 215's might clash with the wheel arches, so thats why I wanted 205's. I hope 16 inchers dont rattle my teeth too much.
I dont think 215/50-16 will touch the wheel arches....
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Hi Chetu,

I paid 3000/- per tyre. Im running on 6.5 X 15" OZ Racing rims.

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Great!! nice set of tyres and alloys. i paid 3k for 185/70/14 gIII
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Hi Chetu,

I paid 3000/- per tyre. Im running on 6.5 X 15" OZ Racing rims.

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Eagle F1 195/60-15 for 3K per tyre!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is that your exchange rate??
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Eagle F1 195/60-15 for 3K per tyre!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is that your exchange rate??
Looks like its exchange rate. here in b'lore it cost around 4.2k.
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Eagle F1 195/60-15 for 3K per tyre!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is that your exchange rate??

Hi,

Yes that is the rate after exchanging with my old OE tyres. Was looking at the GIIIs but he did'nt have them in 195.

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I am planning to fit mine with new set of wheels....
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What wud be a better choice widout compromisin on ride quality at all 185/70 R14 or 195/65 R14..?????
My wheel size is 6"X14"
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both should be very similar with 185 offering a better ride, profile diff of 5 is very minimal change in ride
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