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Old 19th August 2007, 22:47   #16
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I am damn sure 185s will not bulge out on a swift.

Go ahead with the upgrade. I did the same on my esteem.
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The tyres available in 185/70-14.
Michelin Xm1
Bridgestone Potenza GIII
Bridgestone Turanza ER60
Yokohama A??? (forgot the number)
Would they be the Yokohama A539s?
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Hello,..we both know this,so my post is for the thread starter.The swift rims can take wider tires .. im running 195 on swift rims on my baleno.Agreed the tires will bulge a little but there is absolutely no issues with regards to safety etc.Go in for the wider tire .. it wont be a bad choice especially if you plan on upgrading to alloys later.If you don't need the extra grip,stick to 185s
Yup it can take 195's but they aren't the ideal width on the 5.5J rims of the swift. It will work but not as well as a 195 should. The tyre will be more round and the contact patch will reduce. It's just not recommended.

Binz, your running ES100's right on your baleno? They will work much better with a 6J or 6.5J rims.
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I am damn sure 185s will not bulge out on a swift.

Go ahead with the upgrade. I did the same on my esteem.
Thanks for the confirmation. If I remember correctly the esteem VX comes with 175/70 R13, so upgrading to 185 on stock rims is much less of a risk.


Does anyone is aware of what is the width of the stock rims is Swift VXi/LXi ?

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Thanks for the confirmation. If I remember correctly the esteem VX comes with 175/70 R13, so upgrading to 185 on stock rims is much less of a risk.
The older esteems (mine is 1998) came with 155/80/13, i had upgraded to 175/70 on stock rims & easily could have upgraded to 185s without any hassle as i have seen many people do that.
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Binz, your running ES100's right on your baleno? They will work much better with a 6J or 6.5J rims.
I know that .. just need some money and 'the perfect deal'
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I know that .. just need some money and 'the perfect deal'
Get elantra steel rims and 15" neovas
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Get elantra steel rims and 15" neovas
Hmm nice idea escept for the fact thiat im a student without money!I don't really need neovas for the city .. my car isn't that fast either.Im sure mclaren will lend em to me when i need em..
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The tyres available in 185/70-14.
Michelin Xm1
Bridgestone Potenza GIII
Bridgestone Turanza ER60
Yokohama A??? (forgot the number)
I think YOKOHAMA is available in A300..
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hi! Manjubp, I have 185/70/14, Michelin Energy XM1 on the stock rims in my Ldi. They are great and very comfortable. I have done close to 3k and no issues till now. I am driving with 35 psi in the front and 33/34 in the rear one's.
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Can someone shed more light on this issue?

For my VXi , I wanted ZXi tyres, but

I was told by dealer that I cannot put ZXi tyres on VXi/LXi RIMs - they will not fit on those RIMs

That is why i had to get Alloys too
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@eflanker - In matters like these, it is best to ignore the dealer, they either know zilch or want to mislead you for selfish reasons.

Just go have a look on Michelin website. It says 185 tyres can be fitted on 5J rims, but that is the minimum requirement. Optimally, it should be slightly bigger -5.5J, that is what Zxi has.

For 195's minimum recommended is 5.5J, but of course it will fit on a 5J rim as well. 195's will flex more on 5J's under hard cornering, so I decided to stick with 185's.
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well eflanker, dealers are there to make money and not offer right advice. There are very few dealers who offer right advice to customers. In your case it would have meant, 1 less set of alloys being sold.

I would advice that in future please do some research before buying.
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Default Swift RIMs - LXi vx VXi

Swift comes with two types of steel RIMs

In LXi they are silver coated

In VXi they are Black

I particularly want to use LXi RIM as they dont really require hubcaps and appear slightly better becaue of silver coating.

I was told that LXi RIMs have slightly smaller width compared to VXi

I am using 185 width Michelin tyre (the one from ZXi)

I want to use these tyres on LXi RIMs ?

Can anyone confirm if LXi RIMs are thinner than VXi RIMs?

If not, is there any other car manufactured that comes with Silver Coated RIMs that will easily fit 185 ZXi based tyres?

thanks

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hi! Manjubp, I have 185/70/14, Michelin Energy XM1 on the stock rims in my Ldi. They are great and very comfortable. I have done close to 3k and no issues till now. I am driving with 35 psi in the front and 33/34 in the rear one's.
Thanks for the information. Indeed I am planning to do the same.

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I was told that LXi RIMs have slightly smaller width compared to VXi

Can anyone confirm if LXi RIMs are thinner than VXi RIMs?
This is the exact reason, I was requesting for the information on the RIM size (not the tyre size) for the VXi.

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