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Old 12th January 2007, 15:15   #1
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Unhappy Swift:Tyres unavailable and so a further upsize?

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I have been waiting for 2 weeks now (after having prolonged my wheel-tyre decision quite a bit already mind you) for Potenza GIIIs in size 195/60/15 which as everyone here has pointed out is the perfect upsize for the swift..

But the GIIIs seem to be in real short supply so people have suggested the Yoko ES100s.. but now... only 205/60/15s are available.. he says 195/60/15 wud take another 10 days at least!!..

I am at a loss here and am very anxious.. so guys help me out.. would I be playing with safety with 205/60/15s??
I wanted to get the tyres fitted over the weekend but if you say I should stay away from these figures then I guess I'll just wait

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Old 12th January 2007, 15:29   #2
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I have 205/55-R15's on my car and they fit without any problems. You can try the 205/60-R15. But I suspect it might touch the when you turn the steering completely to any one side. You will have to fit them on the car and check. If they dont touch then you should not have any problems.
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Ask around at a few different dealers. The Yoko's are really popular tyres now, so I'm sure someone will have the size you want.
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I think the 205's will touch but to be sure you'll have to mount them & see. Even then there could be an issue with the rear's scraping under load.

I would recommend you wait it out for 195/60 since you've waited so long anyways. Just for curiousity are you decided on only GIII's or ES 100's? Would you be willing to consider other equally good tyres?
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Old 12th January 2007, 15:56   #5
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Why dont you try other brands like goodyear, michelin, hankook.

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Bridgestone's India website reports a minimum 205/60 in the 15 inchers Potenza GIII range. Specifically they don't report any 195/55 or 195/60 in the 15 inchers.

Yokohama's have a more diverse range incl 195/55/60 in their 15 inchers ES100 range
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I would recommend you wait it out for 195/60 since you've waited so long anyways. Just for curiousity are you decided on only GIII's or ES 100's? Would you be willing to consider other equally good tyres?[/quote]

I was advised to go for the GIIIs (Vikramd absolutely loves them ).. and then was also told about the yokos...

But I am open to suggestions.. I urge the experts to guide me here!!.. Handling and life of the tyres is the criteria for me - I am no street racer so won't really be burning rubber as such but if I am on the highway I would like rubber that feels its totally with me wen I go 120-140 kmph
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You can try the following:

Michelin Energy XM1
Bridgestone Turanza ER60
Michelin Pilot Preceda

All are very good tyres & would suit your purpose well. You can choose among them based on your preference & budget.
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I was warned against going for tyres with soft rubber compounds.. are the michelins and the turanza er60 ok with life? How much would they tend to last as compared to the GIIIs or the Yoko ES100?
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Michelin Pilot Primacy are available in 195/60-R15. You can check them out at

Michelin Australia

Let me know if you are interested. A friend of mine has these tyres.

PS: I googled for them and they seem to have very good reviews everywhere. But I have no personal experience with them.

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Michelin Pilot Primacy are available in 195/60-R15. You can check them out at

Michelin Australia

Let me know if you are interested. A friend of mine has these tyres.

PS: I googled for them and they seem to have very good reviews everywhere. But I have no personal experience with them.
Are these new tyres that your friend has? And are they not available in India?.. coz then I would question suitability for Indian roads?
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Yes these are brand new tyres. My friend deals in tyres. Yes they are not available in India, but will definitely be suitable to our roads. Any anyways a lot of tyres that are being spoken about here are not legally available as well. But they are suitable to our roads.
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The Pilot Primacy is available in India via Michelin.
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The 195/60-R15 primacy is not available via michelin is what my friend told me. He said it is a parallel import.
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The 195/60-R15 primacy is not available via michelin is what my friend told me. He said it is a parallel import.
Will check on that & revert back.
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