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|20th July 2007, 22:37||#1|
Swift with 16'ers? Edit: 15" white alloys now fitted + pics
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 ..
|20th July 2007, 23:01||#3|
|21st July 2007, 01:08||#5|
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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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|21st July 2007, 14:39||#8|
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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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|21st July 2007, 15:26||#11|
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wont the 16inch wheels and wide 205 rubber spoil the acceleration of the swift??
love the alloy design though.
|21st July 2007, 16:17||#13|
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 ..............
|21st July 2007, 16:34||#14|
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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.
|21st July 2007, 16:37||#15|
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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.
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