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Old 20th July 2007, 22:37   #1
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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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Old 20th July 2007, 22:43   #2
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Hmmm.

Go ahead if you are ok with the ride quality. All the the best. Am sure the Swift will look cool.

Tyres- Going for 195 or 205?
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Old 20th July 2007, 23:01   #3
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Hmmm.

Go ahead if you are ok with the ride quality. All the the best. Am sure the Swift will look cool.

Tyres- Going for 195 or 205?

OOppss .. forgot to mention that -- tyre size wud be 205/50 R 16 !!!
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Ride quality will be harsher. But the fantastic grip and handling will more than make up for it, if you wish to
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what? gave up on the white rims.bah...
and why falkens,any particular reason.....you have Michelin,Yokohama in India now.

as a precautionary measure why dont you drive someone's swift which is probably running on 16 or 17".i am sure arush can hook you up.this way you will know what kind of a ride quality to expect.
dont forget,you used to drive a palio,you would have some expectations when it comes to ride quality.

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Falkens are shiite, unless they've suddenly learnt to make mid-budget road tyres.

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Those rims in white would really look good on a red swift.
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Ride would go potty since the Swift is pretty stiff anyways and make sure you're careful around potholes, if you hit them hard, you could have cuts or sidewall bulges.
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First design is hot; but 205 will be over-tyring a sub-100 BHP car.
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wont the 16inch wheels and wide 205 rubber spoil the acceleration of the swift??
love the alloy design though.
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Awesome combination. Those tyres perform well. Have had them on 2 cars many years back. Check out hte size on the tyre calculator though.
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Hey, Can't anything be simple around here ......

1. Is 16 inchers overkilling it .... should I stick to 15 inchers ???
2. If I do go in for 16 .. what size do I go in for ?? Keep in mind that this car will be more of a city car ...an occasional trip onto a bad surface !!!
3. What brand of tyre do I go in for ...???

Unfortunately this design is only available in 16 inchs ... the following one ( not that hot ) is available in 15 inchers -- is this gud enuff , if yes then the above question about the brand and size comes up again ????



HELP URGENTLY ..............
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I dont know what people say , I am running my car on 17 inch 215/40/17. and I have no problems till now. I know you can feel pot holes but I am safely run in it on my car since dec 2005. No shocker problem, no rim bent nothing. Also I don't drive slow.

Khaadu I would recommend to go for 16 inch. with your 205/50 R 16 tyre...enjoy.
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Falkens are shiite, unless they've suddenly learnt to make mid-budget road tyres.

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.
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