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Old 18th May 2007, 19:13   #16
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GSD3's suck. AVS Sports are better man, any day.
According to ture rack the GSD3's are much better then the AVS Sport.

Cant i get Neovas, i dont mind 4700 a tire but heck no one stocks them
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Old 18th May 2007, 20:35   #17
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195/60-15 is a perfect upsize for Swift n I'm sure it won't touch anywhere.
For the tyres i feel AVS sport for Rs 3100 is sheer VFM...Its a very good tyre better than ES100 in terms of performance...I would advise u the same...
Advan Neova wont serve your requirement of surviving 30k kms.
Alloys design is all your choice. 6J x 15 should do the job perfectly. More than 6J will only spoil the ride quality even more n will only increase the chances of tyre scrapping



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Eagle F1 GSD3 at 3500 seems to be better then AVS Sport.
How does Eagle F1 compare to the rest.
Ask GTO n Ishan abt their experience with Eagle F1....I'm sure they would advise u the same as the dealer did "Never buy a Goodyear even if its free"
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Old 18th May 2007, 21:27   #18
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In the future i would like to go in for 205/55/15, will 6J rims support them?
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Old 18th May 2007, 23:03   #19
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In the future i would like to go in for 205/55/15, will 6J rims support them?
6J would be fine...!! But 6.5J would be perfect for 205 upgrade in future..!
Allowed limit of rim width for 205/55-15 is [ 5.5J - 7.5J ] Ideal n recommended width is 6.5J for obtaining optimum balance b/w performance n ride quality
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Hey Guys,

How about Bridgestone Potenza G3? arent they supposed to be good? As I too plan for new footwear for my Swift Vdi.
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How about Bridgestone Potenza G3? arent they supposed to be good? As I too plan for new footwear for my Swift Vdi.
yes they are pretty good. but currently the size for swift is a bit difficult to get.

potenzas offer good grip but are a little noisy and not really suitable for our bad roads. they are prone to sidewall cuts and bulges very easily.
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yes they are pretty good. but currently the size for swift is a bit difficult to get.

potenzas offer good grip but are a little noisy and not really suitable for our bad roads. they are prone to sidewall cuts and bulges very easily.
Thanks Vid, so what do you suggest for my Vdi, I was thinking abt Potenza GIII, 185/70 R14.. Pls help..I had almost got them today, only 4 were in stock. Oh yes, one more thing, are Potenzas unidirectional? then i need to think again.. Thanks once again
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Thanks Vid, so what do you suggest for my Vdi, I was thinking abt Potenza GIII, 185/70 R14.. Pls help..I had almost got them today, only 4 were in stock. Oh yes, one more thing, are Potenzas unidirectional? then i need to think again.. Thanks once again
Yes Potenza GIII are uni directional tyres with fantastic grip levels...
I dont think so u'll get a better tyre than GIII in 185/70-14....

Get only four of them as they are uni directional
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Get only four of them as they are uni directional
Thanks Kpzen,

But then what to I use as Spare? Can I buy a JK tyre 185/70 R14, the one that Maruti gives with the ZXi? Please suggest.
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BUSA - Like KP & C3PO said avoid the GSD3 like the plague! Go for the AVS's you won't be disappointed.
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Thanks Kpzen,

But then what to I use as Spare? Can I buy a JK tyre 185/70 R14, the one that Maruti gives with the ZXi? Please suggest.
yup that's a good idea. get the spare as non-unidirectional tyre so you can put it on anywhere.

Since you wont be driving for long before you fix your puncture.
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Old 19th May 2007, 18:17   #27
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Thanks guys for your inputs. Well i have almost decided. Took the car for registration today to the RTO, drove it myself, since the MUL guys drive the cars as if they are test drive cars. Had to wait for two hours in the car till the RTO officer came. Will be taking delivery next week, after all the formalities are done, and Teflon is done (Yes, i know Team-bhp doesnot advice it butttt i am getting a very good deal and my car hardly stands in the sun)

It was totally worth waiting three months to get ABS, and i would recoment paying 20k extra for ABS, it is really very handy. Rather then going for amplifiers/subwoofers et all i would recommend ABS before that.

Alloys Lenso Megalite 4 spoke matt black - As the name suggests they are damn light. 100PCD and 7J is the rim size.

Alloys - Planing to go in for energy XM1. Really liked the VFM with them.

The deal i am getting is quite good and hence i am going for Energy & the Lenso wheels.

P.S The Lenso wheels are the same one which are found on ACI's long term Swift.

P.S2 It is really difficult to run in a Swift D, at 80kmph your not in the turboband but you just feel like flooring it, the turbo is damn addictive.

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Old 19th May 2007, 19:41   #28
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I am looking for tyres and Alloys for a White Swift VDi with ABS. Yes finally after 3 months wait, its finally reached the dealership. ABS was a must so i had to wait.

Now the tyre size i have finalised :-

Size - 195/60/15
Tyre Speed Rating - Looking for atleast V
Alloys - Should be 100PCD and 6.5-7J in size
Requirement from tyres - Grip, Handling, Ride, Should last a year = 40,000kms(In that order, though they should last atleast 30,000kms if i am getting the first three parameters)
Requirements from Alloys - Black Finish will look better on a white car.

Now today i went to have a look at the tyres and alloys and following are the findings:-
  • According to one dealer 195/60/15 will scrap the inside at full lock.
  • According to another never buy goodyear even if its free
  • According to another Apollo Tyres are the best tyres in the world.
  • Bridgestone Potenza GIII, Goodyear Eagle F1 GSDIII, Goodyear Eagle Ventura are not available in this size.
Tyres i liked :-
  1. Micelin Pilot Primacy - 86H(speed rating is only H!) - Rs. 4400
  1. Michelin Energy XM1 - Rs. 5400
  2. Michelin Pilot Preceda - Rs. 5900
  3. Yokohama ES100 - Rs. 3100
  4. Yokohama AVS Sport - Rs. 3100
  5. Goodyear GT3 - Rs. 3100 (Are they crappy)
  6. Advan Neovas?? Dealer will get back to me about this.
How good are AVS Sports? Do Yokos have some problems? How come they so cheap?

Alloys i liked : -

01.
Really liked these though complete black finish would look much better.
02.
03.
04.
05.
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07.
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09.
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11. Lenso NX - Black in colour really nice
12. Lenso Blitz CB - Are brown/goldish in colour. Car will look something like this : -



Now which Alloys & Tyres should i go for?

P.S Some are 14inchers, i have clicked just to see the pattern, will get all of the above in 15inchers.

P.S 2 - Mods please dont merge this thread with any other, once i finish with my decision, you can lock or merge it. Thanks.

Hi Busa,

With reference to your findings -

1. 195/60/15 do not scrape the wheel wells at full lock. I have the same size on my Swift Vxi and have no problems what so ever.
2. I have Goodyear Eagle F1. Paid 3500 per tyre so obviously did'nt get them free :-) They rock in tems of looks and most importantly grip and handling.
3. No idea about Apollo. Seen very few Apollos on cars.
4. Refer to point 1 and 2

PS - Other than the PCD of the rims, make sure you get the offset of the rims right too or else you will have loads of suspension problems later. The offset of the rims should be preferable greater than 42. Mine are 43.

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Alloys Lenso Megalite 4 spoke matt black - As the name suggests they are damn light. 100PCD and 7J is the rim size.

Alloys - Planing to go in for energy XM1. Really liked the VFM with them.

The deal i am getting is quite good and hence i am going for Energy & the Lenso wheels.
What size tyre have u finalised on?
How much are u getting the XM1s for??
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Thanks alot Epic, really helpful post there.

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What size tyre have u finalised on?
195/60/15 is the size which i had finalised the day i read about the Swift(P)

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How much are u getting the XM1s for??
Rs. 17500/- Excellent deal IMHO.

Offset is 40 & PCD is 7J

Here is the pic of the alloys


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