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Old 12th May 2008, 19:25   #31
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Also which alloys to go for I''ve been reading through the thread and it seems its pretty difficult to find a set with offset ratio 42+
In some alloys its mentioned PCD: 4/100, 4/108, 4/114.3, can anyone help me to interpret.

Any make/model you guys will select ?
And tyre ? a best all-rounder will do for me.
4/100 - means 4 bolts with PCD of 100. Pitch Circle Diameter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If you want an all-rounder, go for Michelin Energy XM1+, it has minimal road noise, good ride comfort and good performance too.
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Old 12th May 2008, 19:38   #32
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Thanks for the reply

I just checked out the Michelin site 195/60/15 is not listed

Everyone says goodyear is no good, do that statement holds good ?
Was wondering how the Eagle F1's will be.

My Zen in happy on goodyear.
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195/60 R15 is available in Michelin MXV8 & BFGoodrich G-Force Sport. In Yoko it's available in ES100's.
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I guess I'm asking the same question in different styles...
But I'm lost.

Help...!

Spoke to dealer guy
He now says 205/55/15 will be better than 195/60/15

tyre size calculators from various sites say stock (165/80/14) and upsizes 185/70/14 and 195/60/15 has same difference of .81% where as 205/55/15 has 2.1%

Dealer guy is pulling my leg ?
He seems like a nice guy, but he said 205 is less prone to foul up with the insides or the wheel arches.

Well is there any logic to any of this ??

And any comments to how "Aura" brand alloys are ?
Price seems very attractive... and looks too.

I really want to get this sorted out, the fact is if I'm gonna fit alloys it will be when I take the car delivery. Else it will be a painfully long time (Read 2 years)

And I've got better things to do in that time (Read Pete's tuning box)
If alloy does not happen, I'l be confused, Looks Vs Performance.
To tell the truth I like to keep the ride as close to stock as possible.
Alloys are beautiful if its not "too" flashy.

Flashy look just is't me.
I'm the silent assassin kind of guy (Read stock looking ride that burns rubber)
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195/60 R15 is available in Michelin MXV8 & BFGoodrich G-Force Sport. In Yoko it's available in ES100's.
Just now came to know that 195/60 R15 are available in GIII too and the price is in range of 4 to 4.2K and there are not imported but manufactured in India, but the pattern is same. Not too sure about the quality.
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Everyone says goodyear is no good, do that statement holds good ?
Was wondering how the Eagle F1's will be.

My Zen in happy on goodyear.
From personal experience yes, please stay away. They are terrible tyres.

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Spoke to dealer guy
He now says 205/55/15 will be better than 195/60/15

He seems like a nice guy, but he said 205 is less prone to foul up with the insides or the wheel arches.

Well is there any logic to any of this ??
Both sizes are good & if he says that 205 is less prone to foul than 195 than he's just telling you crap. Both will not scrape.

If you're worried about FE stick to 195, I can guarantee you it will not scrape at all.

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Just now came to know that 195/60 R15 are available in GIII too and the price is in range of 4 to 4.2K and there are not imported but manufactured in India, but the pattern is same. Not too sure about the quality.
I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole for that price. For 2k each I might think about it, but for that price no way.

Thing is GIII's got phased out worldwide & production was completely stopped in Japan a few years back (main source). So Bridgestone India didn't know what to do with the performance market. So what do they do? Import the old moulds here for negligible cost & start producing the GIII's here.

Needless to say quality is a definite concern seeing Bridgestone India's other products & also accepting the fact that it is a design that's been phased out worldwide.
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@iraghava: Thanks for sharing the information about GIII.
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I am looking to put Michelin 205/55R15 MXV8 tyres. What's a good price for these tyres ? I checked with a dealer in BLR, and he quoted 5200/- per tyre (initially 5400/-) - is this fine ?

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Well, I took some time out and visited 2 tire dealers to check the pricing out for Yokohama tires. I was quoted 4.6k and 4.7k for Yoko S drive 205/55/R15 respectively.
They both giving a buy back offer. According to the calulations I would get around 10k for my tires and 10k for my Swift Zxi alloys (brand new).

Do you guys think its a good deal ??
Also both of them were a little hesitant with the 55 profile and told me why take chances of the tire brushing the wheel arc and informed me to go for a 50 profile.

What do you guys suggest? I have got mixed reactions on different thread regarding the same. Some say 55" is the right upsize for Swift and doesnt hamper anything. While some say that 55" is touching their Swift's wheel arc.
In short am confused. Should I go for 55" or 50"

advise.

Thanking you all in anticipation !!

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Thanks iraghava

I read in some other forum in the site that 15" will spoil the ride to some extend. So now its again getting fuzzy...

Now thinking of 195/65/14

And there is another reason too.
Price of my black puppy (read Swift VDi, Black) has gone up by 15k.

But the price offer for the tyres remains in the same range.
Don't know why its like that here.

One dealer guy was telling buy back price depends on the brand (he said it can be Bridgestone/ MRF/ JK)

195/65/14 in the range of 3200-3400.
Hmmm... it seems I'm left with no choice here...

Or maybe its to do something with tax down south.

To make it worse, the puppy might take longer to arrive or so the dealer man says grr...!
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I read in some other forum in the site that 15" will spoil the ride to some extend. So now its again getting fuzzy...

Now thinking of 195/65/14
IMO ride on 195/60 will be just fine, there are a LOT of members running this size on the forum itself & you can read their reviews. A very close friend of mine also runs the same size & I've never had a problem with ride comfort in his car.

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One dealer guy was telling buy back price depends on the brand (he said it can be Bridgestone/ MRF/ JK)
Sigh.....when will our idiot dealers learn anything. The Swift only comes equipped with JK Vectra's so where is the question of MRF/Bridgestone? I suggest you look for another & more informed dealer for this swap.
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Swift these days comes with MRF also, somebody has reported here in TBHP.

Which are the models you are getting in 195 65 14?
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Swift these days comes with MRF also, somebody has reported here in TBHP.
Yes I can confirm that swifts are also coming with MRFs, I have seen them at a dealer not sure about the Bridgestones though.

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Which are the models you are getting in 195 65 14?
Bridgestone Potenza GIII
Yokohama A drive
Goodyear Eagle Ventura
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Hi

Please search this section there are enough threads on Alloys & tires for Swift

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