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Old 29th October 2007, 01:58   #16
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Everyone,

thanks for ur replies... i'm looking into other threads related to swift alloys here. will shoot u wid more questions soon. and based on what people have suggested i've decided to go for ABS for teh Vxi
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Old 29th October 2007, 02:20   #17
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if u are going for abs then u should worry about the tyre upsize and alloy size since it will affect the abs things..or else no problem at all.
while going for R15 it will afffect the ride a little bit, but who cares that, little, when going for that wider tyres which gives us more grip and handling especially in corners.i think it wont affect u that much if not going lower profiles less than 60 in R15.
And about stocking to R14 or R15 is entirely ur decision.although if u are considering going for lower profile tyres then u are comprimising the ride quality.so think it and make a decision.
Also search around for these threads, there are plenty of swift alloy sections.......

JITHU, when u say that R15 will affect the ride a little bit: does that mean it'll be bumpier? I'd stick to R14 in that case if it makes it more comfy.. from what i've read on this forum :
185/70/R14 is a good upsize for 14" and
195/60/R15 is the best one for 15" , is that right?

I'd like to go for Michelin or Bridgestone. Pilot Primacy n MXv8 is what i've found people use here. Does Michelin have those configs for 14" as well?
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JITHU, when u say that R15 will affect the ride a little bit: does that mean it'll be bumpier? I'd stick to R14 in that case if it makes it more comfy.. from what i've read on this forum :
185/70/R14 is a good upsize for 14" and
195/60/R15 is the best one for 15" , is that right?

I'd like to go for Michelin or Bridgestone. Pilot Primacy n MXv8 is what i've found people use here. Does Michelin have those configs for 14" as well?
195/60 R 15 works quite well but since the Swift has a stiff suspension setup so yes, the ride does become a tad bumpy. 14" also are a good options & both the sizes mentioned by you are correct.

However in 185/70 R14 the only option available in Michelin is going to be Energy XM1. Neither MXV8 nor Primacy are available.
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Old 29th October 2007, 16:43   #19
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195/60 R 15 works quite well but since the Swift has a stiff suspension setup so yes, the ride does become a tad bumpy. 14" also are a good options & both the sizes mentioned by you are correct.

However in 185/70 R14 the only option available in Michelin is going to be Energy XM1. Neither MXV8 nor Primacy are available.
thanks raghav. Is the XM1 a good tyre in 14" ? any idea about the price? also do i need any config for the alloy wheels except that they should be 14"
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Old 29th October 2007, 23:29   #20
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Would Yokohama be a better option than Michelin Energy XM1 for 185/70/R14?
What would be the cost of both, I'm planning to try milan subway (in mumbai) to get the tyres and alloys: any chance of getting cheated here?


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nobody cares to reply? amazing that people know so much about cars and look at the questions but don't reply. I've looked at a lot of threads on swift, just want to confirm my decision since i know zit about tyres.
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nobody cares to reply? amazing that people know so much about cars and look at the questions but don't reply. I've looked at a lot of threads on swift, just want to confirm my decision since i know zit about tyres.
Members have replied to most of your previous queries. A little patience will help here.

Meanwhile, why don't you look up reviews on the tyres under consideration?
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Yokohama A300 at 2700/- per tyre
Michelin XM1 at 3250/- per tyre.

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thanks raghav. Is the XM1 a good tyre in 14" ? any idea about the price? also do i need any config for the alloy wheels except that they should be 14"
Yes, the width should be 5.5J ideally but 6J will also work. And PCD of the same should only be 100 with a 4 lug pattern.

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Would Yokohama be a better option than Michelin Energy XM1 for 185/70/R14?
What would be the cost of both, I'm planning to try milan subway (in mumbai) to get the tyres and alloys: any chance of getting cheated here?
Both will be good options & you can't go wrong with either. Prices have been mentioned by KP.

And as a personal request please have some patience next time you have a query. Most people here are working & so can not always reply to your query immediately but rest assured they will do so at the earliest oppurtunity.
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Raghav, Kpzen

Is Michelin Energy XM1 available at 185/65 R 14 size and would the price of this be in the range of Rs. 3250?

Appreciate your advice here as am planning to upgrade my palio 1.6 GTX with energy XM1 by tomorrow with which I can get the Reebok tracksuit
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Raghav, Kpzen

Is Michelin Energy XM1 available at 185/65 R 14 size and would the price of this be in the range of Rs. 3250?

Appreciate your advice here as am planning to upgrade my palio 1.6 GTX with energy XM1 by tomorrow with which I can get the Reebok tracksuit
Yes it is available in Energy XM1.
Price will lil more than that should be around 3400/=

Why you wanna go for 185/65 R14?
Should go for 185/60 R14 or 195/60 R14.
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Yes it is available in Energy XM1.
Price will lil more than that should be around 3400/=

Why you wanna go for 185/65 R14?
Should go for 185/60 R14 or 195/60 R14.
Itzzme,

Thanks for the response. the OE size is 175/65 R 14 and 175 X .65 = 113.75(I do not know the technical word used here) and going for 185/60 R 14 would come to 185 X .60 = 111 which is actually reducing the ground clearance offered in the OE tyre. thats why I thought of keeping the sidewall ratio same which is 185 X .65 = 120. Yes, there is a difference of 7mm in the size. am not sure how it affects the ride and space for suspension on the bumpy road. Could you please advice on how to go abt this here.
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Ravi
Frankly, GTX needs 195/60-14 and Michelin XM1 would cost u 3600 per tyre in that size..Yokohama ES100 would cost around 3400.
185/65-14 is not a very correct upsize for GTX so its better to stick to sizes advised by itzzme.

PS: Its a Swift alloys n tyre thread so please continue the discussion GTX tyre thread.
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Yup Roakstaar
Im sorry it was a mistake i did not suggest to downsize, it shud be 185/65 R14. Plus i did not knew that the Certis has been discontinued.Thanks for keeping us informed
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I checked with my local tyrewala, he said michelin energy xm1 185/70 R14 would cost around 3500 per tyre, that a good deal? plus he's telling me michelin isn't tht gr8 for indian roads and advised me to go for goodyear or yokohama.

Didn't mean to sound impatient, i'm just excited bout the new set of wheels Thanks to all of you for your valuable suggestions!

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