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Old 24th July 2007, 12:52   #76
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pic of swift running on 17's advanti racing alloys,,,215 45 sp9000 dunlop tires.

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I would recommend standard 15" alloys with 205/50/15,
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Thats not the correct upsize for a Swift
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Thats not the correct upsize for a Swift
Ooooops,

My bad I meant 205/55/15 or 205/50/16. Thanks for pointing it out have edited the post.

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I would recommend standard 15" alloys with 205/55/15, Tyre choice would be

1> Yokohoma Advan Neova
2> Yokohoma AVS Sport
3> Yokohoma ES 100
4> Dunlop SP 9000

This is what i would put.

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You didnt answer the question regarding the off set ..... wats your take on it or am I gonna get myself confused even more ????

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You didnt answer the question regarding the off set ..... wats your take on it or am I gonna get myself confused even more ????

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Hi,

You can use 35,38 or even 40 offset. Any of them will do.

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Hi,

You can use 35,38 or even 40 offset. Any of them will do.

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Aye Aye sir ..... whew -- now I need to find out teh costings of the tyres you mentioned above !!!

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Guys , Seems I aint anywhere closer that I was 3 pages ago about choosing the alloys and tyres :-( !!!

Now can some one pls explain in simple english and not give me links to some fancy sites which make no sense to me .

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this is as simple as its going to get

tyre size 195/60 R15, brand you can decide
Rim should be 6 or 6.5J in 15inch, the offset should be between 38-42 and PCD should be 100

Good luck finding a tyre, rim combo that meets all the above requirements, most dealers dont know what offset is.
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pic of swift running on 17's advanti racing alloys,,,215 45 sp9000 dunlop tires.

WOW!!!! Is that yours?
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yup knanak,,very much mine. had it since sept 06.
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my car side view don't know about the rims specs...but it is 7J x 15 for sure

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my car side view don't know about the rims specs...but it is 7J x 15 for sure

LBM, I think you meant 7J x 17 and not 15 !!!!
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LBM, I think you meant 7J x 17 and not 15 !!!!
Yes sir I meant 7J x 17 ....not 15...



Do not know the offset of the rim..
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Here is a website that explains offset in the simplest possible terms and gives some concrete suggestions for a specific vehicle:

Wheel Offset Info


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The stock offset for DSM and 3000GT/Stealth wheels is +46mm. That is, the hub mounting surface is 46mm from the centerline of the wheel, and away from the centerline of the car. Changing to a different offset will change several things:
  • Clearance: Clearance is the primary reason to change offset. For example, on 2G cars, a 225mm wide tire will just fit with the stock offset, leaving about 4mm of clearance to the suspension. This is about the minimum clearance to fit without rubbing, as the tire will flex under cornering. In order to fit a 235mm wide tire on the car, the offset must be adjusted so the tire moves outward, away from the suspension. Since a 235mm tire is 10mm wider than a 225mm tire, it must have an additional 5mm of clearance on the inside. So you need at most a +41mm offset to fit 235's. [...]
  • Scrub Radius: Scrub radius is the distance from the point where the steering axis meets the ground, to the center of the contact patch of the tire. Zero scrub radius is desirable. Increasing the scrub radius will result in more kickback through the steering wheel when you hit bumps and increased steering effort.
  • Track: Track is the distance from centerline of the right wheel to centerline of the left wheel. Note the front track and rear track may be different. Increasing track will provide more stability during cornering.
  • Bearing Load: The bearings in the suspension were designed to take loads within certain angles. Increasing the offset beyond a certain point can severely increase the wear on bearings and suspension components in general. +35mm or maybe +30mm is about the limit for DSM's. If you want to make some money, buy stock in aftermarket companies who make wheel bearings for Hondas, those guys with the wheels sticking way out will be needing some soon.
I think under Bearing Load, what the author intends is "Decreasing the offset beyond a certain point....", not "Increasing..." as he has mentioned. But for my Santro, which also has a stock offset of +46 mm, I have fitted a +26 mm offset alloy. This is below the limit of +30 that the author has mentioned for the DSM. My wheel bearings are fine after about 10000 kms of running with these alloys. Have to see the long-term effects on bearings and suspension components. Hope Hyundai has factored in sufficient overdesign on these items.

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Guys even i am planning to upgrade to alloys with 195-60-R15 tyres on my swift Vxi ABS, but i have a few queries....

1) Will the ABS work fine after i change the wheels from 14" to 15"??
2) As of now i will go for 195-60-R15 tyres but in future i may upgrade to 205-55-R15 tyres. So what should be rim size i should be looking for??
3) Will 195-60-R15 tyres fit in the boot without any problems or should i modify the boot to accommodate these tyres??
4) Will the FE or pickup or top speed drop after upgrading to 195-60-R15??


Thanks in advance guys,

Vijay

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Guys even i am planning to upgrade to alloys with 195-60-R15 tyres on my swift Vxi ABS, but i have a few queries....

1) Will the ABS work fine after i change the wheels from 14" to 15"??
2) As of now i will go for 195-60-R15 tyres but in future i may upgrade to 205-55-R15 tyres. So what should be rim size i should be looking for??
3) Will 195-60-R15 tyres fit in the boot without any problems or should i modify the boot to accommodate these tyres??
4) Will the FE or pickup or top speed drop after upgrading to 195-60-R15??
Vijay, let's answer your question one by one, shall we:

1. Yes it should work fine.

2. You should be looking at 6.5J since that will work with both the tyre sizes.

3. Yes, they fit fine in the boot, even 205/60 fits in the boot. (Have tried both in a friend's car) But don't fit 205/60 on your car it fouls with the arches under loads.

4. No idea about that, sorry.
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