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Old 22nd July 2007, 12:03   #31
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Khaadu..!
Hope u wont take the Swift with 16" to Sangla Valley
Can I take the Swift with 15" to Sangla Valley ???
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Old 22nd July 2007, 12:13   #32
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Can I take the Swift with 15" to Sangla Valley ???
Hey i was just kidding
Yes u can surely take the 15" to Sangla. TD the Swift with 16" & analyse it yourself.
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Old 22nd July 2007, 12:16   #33
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Khaadu,

If you want to take inputs, its not the rim size that you should be talking about but the Profile and Tire width. This is because for the same profile rim size may vary from car to car.

My honest opinion - a 50 profile is FINE in the NCR region.

Ride quality is acceptable. Infact, now that i'm used to a 50 profile on my OHC, I wouldn't mind trying out a 45 on my next car. But then I mostly drive alone, so for you 50 would be decent.

My take - go for a 195/50.

Rim Size would be a factor of Calculations.
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Old 22nd July 2007, 16:08   #34
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It also depends on where & how u drive.!

None of us are slow drivers !!!
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Old 22nd July 2007, 16:28   #35
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The reason people go for 15 or 17 in place of 16 because people don't get much of tyre options in 16.

That is absolutely the reason. I was also trying to get 16 for my Lancer, but there were hardly any options available. So settled for 15"
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Old 22nd July 2007, 16:44   #36
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hi saazid,

i'd put on 205/50r14's on my red swift. I must say, the ride on 50 profiles is just about acceptable. nothing to write home about .

i chose these tyres because i liked the tread pattern and also because the goodyear eagle f1's can be seen on every tom dom and harry's car.

most welcome to td my car albeit with some care! because its not actually mine but mum's.

good luck with your decision making.

i looked up yokohama's website and found the gorgeous looking avs sport and advan's in size 15'' and 16''. perhaps mclaren1885 can help tell you more about the advans. there is one hot looking whit NHC gallery on tbhp. that car is shod with avs sports and looks quite cool imo.


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Falkens are not ****e, I am using Falken Ziex on my Baleno Altura 205/45ZR17, never had any issues with them. They have excellent grip with low road noise.

We have used all kinds of tyres on our car. Michelins Pilots / Pilot Precedas / Certis, Yokohama A Drive / S-Drive / AVS / AVS Sports. Falken are not bad by anystandards and pretty much comparable to the above mentioned tyres.

I would call Goodyears as bad tyres. Not that because i don't like the brand or something, just telling you out of our experience.
Sorry JB, that wasn't aimed at anyone in general. Just had some not-too-great experiences with Falkens. Yes, they are way better than stock, but with Steer's Dicor, and a couple of other Hondas running 205s, I felt the sidewalls were very very squirmy. In a corner they were uncertain of their role, so to speak. And anyway, you know how we drive here naa... more so when we're testing tyres.

Yes, the current crop of Goodyears is pathetic. I was lucky to get myself some Ducaros when I bought my car, and I must say they were way better than what I expected. But today, I'd stay a mile away from Goodyear.
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i'd put on 205/50r14's on my red swift. I must say, the ride on 50 profiles is just about acceptable. nothing to write home about .
That's so the wrong size for your car.
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If 195/55/R16 tyres can be sourced, then it would be perfect.
205 is too broad for an 87bhp car. 195 is purrrrfect!
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That's so the wrong size for your car.
Absolutely right. I just checked. the size IS 205/60/r14. and not 205/50r14.

my bad!
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If 195/55/R16 is purrrrfect!
Yes this is the perfect size if you fear about bending your rims with low profiles.
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Guys, I know I started a thread some time back also .... but then my plans got shelved but as my original tyres have literally become completely bald , I have to go in for fresh rubber -- so suming up all my courage and going in for alloys and tyres which I know will leave me poorer by about 40k !!!

This is what Ive decided on .... I just need to be sure that with this sizing I wudn't have trouble of scraping if there are 5 ppl in the car or when I turn my wheel completely to either side !! I know 15 is the recomended size ... but then 16 is what comes in the swift abroad , but pls advise guys ..

The alloy ... 16 inches !!



The tyre ..



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How the hell are you going to fit 5 lug nuts in swift 4 nut hub?
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How the hell are you going to fit 5 lug nuts in swift 4 nut hub?
The pic. is just to show the design. Every wheel design is available in different hole - P.C.D combinations.

So for Khaadu's swift the wheel will be 4 hole with 100mm PCD.

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Khaadu, I also think there is nothing wrong with doing the max rim-size possible, by keeping the tyre profile at 50. I guess the Swift can take 16" wheels if the profile is to be 50.

I've been driving with 50 profiles (on my Palio) for about a year now, and I really don't feel the ride to be harsh at all. Other TBHPians who have sat in my car have felt the same (they couldn't believe I was running 50 profiles, after having heard that lower profile ruins the ride). I haven't had issues with Kerala's (unbelievably bad) roads in the city. The highways are pretty fine, anyway (good-enough roads). And I don't underinflate/overinflate either. (I run the tyres at 30psi).
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i have the same specs on my swift...had it for 9 months,,ride very hard and a bit sluggish but looks very nice. just switched to 15's and the cars moving way faster.
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pics of my swift with 17's advanti racing alloys,,215 45 dunlop sp9000 tires.
http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/4159/dscn2449vn1.jpg
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