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Old 27th September 2007, 11:35   #1
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Question Tyre replacement for my 2005 Swift Vxi

Hi,

My Swift has run 40k KM in around 26 months and the tyres have worn out completely. The car is running with 205/60/R15 GoodYear GSD2 Eagle F1. I chose these tyres before I became a member of Team BHP and the only thing that attracted me was the size of the wheel and the pattern of the GSD2's.

I was infact very happy with the grip and handling provided by these tyres but had one major problem, i.e. the rear tyres touching the wheel arch when fully loaded and with bad road conditions.

I have to replace the tyres soon, as I have experienced wheel spins on the first gear due to lack of grip and skidding occasionally when I break a tad bit too hard.

PS my fifth tyre (which I feel I was conned into going for it) remains unused till date. What can I do about this?

Need suggestions on the size and make of tyre to go for with a well small budget of max 12k to 15K for a set of four.

Do I again go for the same size and same make and get 3 tyres (to save money)?

If I am suggested to change the make and size, will I be able to dispose the fifth alloy and tyre?

Your valuable suggestions

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Old 27th September 2007, 11:52   #2
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Yokohama S.Drives. 205/55. The new favorite on TBhp.
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Old 27th September 2007, 12:02   #3
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Either get 195/60 or 205/55.
Search for Swift tyre threads. U'll get the price and tyre options available.
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Old 27th September 2007, 14:32   #4
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205 try 195 Michs or Yokos S Drive.
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Old 27th September 2007, 14:53   #5
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Yes.
We want 195/60/15 for Anarchist!
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Old 27th September 2007, 16:22   #6
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S-drives are available in 195's too.If you need that wide rubber looks then go ahead with the 205's.

W.r.t the spare tyre(GSD-2) , keep it as of now and pick up 4 S-drives.
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Old 27th September 2007, 22:25   #7
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195/60 R15 is best possible size in 15" for Swift(variation from stock size is least)
i think should fit your budget as well.
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Anarchist - I would like to ask you a few queries.

Is your Swift Turbocharged?

have you done a 1.6L G16B transplant.

If the answer is no then why did you go for 205 width tyres, there are a overkill for the Swift Petrol. It will be slowing you down and reducing your FE.

Rather go for 195/60/15

15k for 4 = 3750 per tyre = Yokohama S Drives costing 4000 per tyre, the exhange of the current rubber should take car of the 250Rs.
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Is your Swift Turbocharged?

have you done a 1.6L G16B transplant.
Take no offense, but we have swifts in town running 205's and no-one has ever complained of the car slowing down.Sounds new to me though !!
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Anarchist - Considering all the facts the perfect upsize for you is 195/60 R15. If you want to retain 205's then please shift to 205/55 R15.

Your options is this size are:

Yokohama S-Drive
Michelin Energy MXV8
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Take no offense, but we have swifts in town running 205's and no-one has ever complained of the car slowing down.Sounds new to me though !!
Well RJ, there are quite a few Swifts running 205s but is it really required? And the slowing down is very marginal, only a Gtech will be able to tell, a stock Swift needs no more then 195 IMO, though people go for 225s also
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BUSA,

Most of the people I know who own Swifts have opted for 205 width tyres. There is no need for a person to have his car modded to install wider tyres and not every person is concerned over a pick up loss of maybe 0.1% and equal amount in terms of FE.

Have you taken a test with any timing equipment and observed the diff with 195 & 205 tyres or taken FE readings if not then please refrain from such provocative comments which are not in good taste.

People install wider tyres for various reasons from better grip to looks to better handling etc.

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Anarchist - I would like to ask you a few queries.

Is your Swift Turbocharged?

have you done a 1.6L G16B transplant.

If the answer is no then why did you go for 205 width tyres, there are a overkill for the Swift Petrol. It will be slowing you down and reducing your FE.

Rather go for 195/60/15

15k for 4 = 3750 per tyre = Yokohama S Drives costing 4000 per tyre, the exhange of the current rubber should take car of the 250Rs.

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Old 28th September 2007, 13:28   #13
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Swift would do fine with 205/60/R15 Tyres and if you're not willing to upsize to 15" rims then 195/60/R14 is the size to go for. It'll do hell of a good to the looks of your car too.
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I agree with Busa on this one, 205/55 on stock Petrol tends to make it sluggish, ime.


Having said that its probably a negligible difference for daily running so it all comes down to personal preference.
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Old 28th September 2007, 18:13   #15
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Would do ya say 'bout 215/40/17!! Theres a swift like that near my workplace!. Rims look cool. But the disk brakes and drums begin to look miniature and suspension stuff can be seen which looks bad.
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