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Old 19th August 2007, 19:32   #1
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Hi Guys,

I would like to upgrade my stock tyres (165/80 R14) for Swift VXi with ABS. However I don't want to go for a alloy or rim change. I am happy with stock rims.

do let me know, if I can change the tyres to 185/70 R14 on the original RIMS?

Also please do let me know, if it compromise the safety, in any manner?

Thanks for any suitable response in advance

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Yup, you can upgrade to 185/70-14 without any issues.
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Yup, you can upgrade to 185/70-14 without any issues.
Thanks Vid6639,

Any one who has already done this sort of tyre only upgrade? Does it impact ABS functionality?

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No it won't affect the ABS in anyway. I have a couple of friends who did that. Just don't go for the ZXi tyres i.e. JK Vectras. There are much better options in the market. Look at michelin Energy XM1, Bridgestone Potenza G-III or Yokohama ES-100 whichever is available in that size. Don't go for a larger size than 185/70-14 as the rims cant support any wider tyres.
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No it won't affect the ABS in anyway. I have a couple of friends who did that. Just don't go for the ZXi tyres i.e. JK Vectras. There are much better options in the market. Look at michelin Energy XM1, Bridgestone Potenza G-III or Yokohama ES-100 whichever is available in that size. Don't go for a larger size than 185/70-14 as the rims cant support any wider tyres.
What effect will it have on the FE ?
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What effect will it have on the FE ?
With that upsize hardly any effect on mileage. Not even 0.5kmpl. Your steering could feel a lot better.
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No it won't affect the ABS in anyway. I have a couple of friends who did that. Just don't go for the ZXi tyres i.e. JK Vectras. There are much better options in the market. Look at michelin Energy XM1, Bridgestone Potenza G-III or Yokohama ES-100 whichever is available in that size. Don't go for a larger size than 185/70-14 as the rims cant support any wider tyres.
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I doubt if ES100 is available in that size.
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I doubt if ES100 is available in that size.
O yeah too tall a profile for performance tyres. I'm really not sure which tyres are available in that size.

Can you list a few kp?
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The tyres available in 185/70-14.
Michelin Xm1
Bridgestone Potenza GIII
Bridgestone Turanza ER60
Yokohama A??? (forgot the number)
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If you are on budget try the Acelere's too. Pretty nice tyres.
Else you always have what has been listed by vid.

And vid why not above 185's ? In any case, he doesn't want to change the stock rims. So don't you think the 195's are worth being considered ? Just my thought.
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And vid why not above 185's ? In any case, he doesn't want to change the stock rims. So don't you think the 195's are worth being considered ? Just my thought.
Two reasons
1. Stock rims are just wide enough to take 185's beyond which there's a risk of spoiling the car's handling. Being an ABS version its a strict NO.

2. 195/55-14 or some other odd size in 14" wont give u much tyre options.
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If you are on budget try the Acelere's too. Pretty nice tyres.
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Yes, I don't want to waste the the rims, if present stock rims can meet my requirement.
My choice would be 185/70 R14 and I am not on budget for decent set of tyres
Appreciate the comments from those who have already done this upgrade on stock rims.

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How much is the upgrade expected to cost ?
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Read through this thread for more information > LINK (Tubeless tyres on Steel rims)

And also, if you havent, check out the ARTICLE on Choosing The Right Tyres (its a sticky in this section).

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Don't go for a larger size than 185/70-14 as the rims cant support any wider tyres.
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
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