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Old 8th December 2006, 16:20   #1
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Hey guys...

Finally have mustered some moolah to get me some nice wheels on my azure grey swift...

But now that I have decided on getting alloys, browsing through all the possible combinations has got me all giddy..


I have looked through league, BSA and Kyowa designs. BSA, on their site claim to have a very good manufacturing process in place..and they have some decent designs as well...
Kyowa has some killer designs actually but availability of all might be an issue..
I am totally confused with what would look good..no hyper silver please!
Graphite black or gunmetal, twin spoke or single, if single then thin or thick, if any then how many spokes!!
I am pretty close to going off the edge here.
So pls guys all your thoughts would really be appreciated.. I want something that no one has ever put on a swift...yeah sorry I can get a bit demanding.
I am looking at Kyowa/BSA /League/ Plati in that order.

So once again - I am looking for opinions on the pattern type that will look good and a colour that wud go well with the azure grey of my swift.

There is some confusion on the tyres as well though I most likely will settle for the 195/60 Potenza GIIIs.. that seem like a wise choice?
I am zero on tyres so please help there as well..
I know there are loads of swift threads out there and am hoping the mods excuse me for this but I have gone thru them a million times and haven't still found an answer
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Mayank bro,

Alloys league are good. Also give HR alloys a try. they are very popular and have good range of designs. Net is not so good to see. Better see the designs in person.

For the tyres i would not recommend 195/60-14. A better option would be to go for 185/70-14. This is the tyre size available on the ZXi model. They are sufficient and provide good grip as well as ride.

Recommend Bridgestone Potenza G-III. If it's not too far off try Shiva tyres in sanjay nagar near ramaiah. He has a good range of alloys and is a direct bridgestone company dealer. I found he has the best rates.
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I do have the 185 / 70 (stock tyres of Zxi) on my VXi. But now I feel that I should have gone for little wider tyres, like 195 / 60 R15 or 195 / 65 R14. But having already invested, I am skeptical to invest again for this. So, I suggest, have a thorough understanding and decide on what you want and then invest.
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Dude as far as alloys are concerned it must be totally upto you. You should fit what you like. And league and HR are very good alloys. The pattern is totally upto you.
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ok i need some opinions:

1. Fat/bold spokes or thin multi spokes?
2. The colour that would go best with azure grey... I don't want hypersilver.. its too darn common..
Gunmetal?

Kyowa - KR 228 Hyper Black
KXtreme - KX 530 Hyper Black

Pls check out the above designs and let me know what you think.. I am not sure if i'll get them in size 15" but I thought Ill just get thoughts on whether the pattern would look good..
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the thin spoke one in your selection look better in my opinion. - KR 228
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228 Kyowa looks better
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I agree...the 228s are much better. What size are you getting?
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Are you planning on 17" ers? Just remember that your ride will quality will suffer. Your gonna feel a lot more bumps and thuds as you want have a good cushion of air.

On indian roads i wouldnt advise it. If your looking for outright handling and show then ok. If it's for practicality then stick with 14"ers. they will suffice.
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@ Vid.. no dude no 17"!!!!!... just 15".. thats why i said i dont know if ill get them in 15".. lets see.. im really looking for something fresh..

so thin spokes - either twin type or multi looks better than thick bold spokes?
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Guys..check out the 335 and the 291 in the link below..

BSA International Bhd

I won't go for the chrome though.. would try and get a similar one in gunmetal
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Guys the car shringhar guy opposite lifestyle is unable to get me Kyowa..

I came back from his shop a confused and tired man

So went back to looking at designs on the net hoping I cud find something new ( know im asking for a miracle here) in Hijoin/Lenso..

Here are a couple of designs.. i like the 159..

Cyprus Performance Car Parts - Alloy Wheels
Cyprus Performance Car Parts - Alloy Wheels
Cyprus Performance Car Parts - Alloy Wheels
Cyprus Performance Car Parts - Alloy Wheels
Cyprus Performance Car Parts - Alloy Wheels

Someone tell me you haven't seen the 159 on a swift..and that it would look good on my car (as in its not too thin or anything)...
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Just an off topic question what is the best upsize for swift. I think 15 inches alloys will be best but what tyre size to go for ?
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Just an off topic question what is the best upsize for swift. I think 15 inches alloys will be best but what tyre size to go for ?
Without a doubt 195/60-15


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Guys the car shringhar guy opposite lifestyle is unable to get me Kyowa..

I came back from his shop a confused and tired man

So went back to looking at designs on the net hoping I cud find something new ( know im asking for a miracle here) in Hijoin/Lenso..

Here are a couple of designs.. i like the 159..

Cyprus Performance Car Parts - Alloy Wheels
Cyprus Performance Car Parts - Alloy Wheels
Cyprus Performance Car Parts - Alloy Wheels
Cyprus Performance Car Parts - Alloy Wheels
Cyprus Performance Car Parts - Alloy Wheels

Someone tell me you haven't seen the 159 on a swift..and that it would look good on my car (as in its not too thin or anything)...
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I think 197 will look better

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