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Old 2nd December 2009, 12:02   #46
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post1588224 (Good tyre shop in bangalore...)

You can go through that thread and find someone close to wherever you want.
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Old 2nd December 2009, 17:34   #47
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185/70 R13 should be ok. Technically, it is the wrong size though. Your GC will increase if you put 185/70 R13.

I would suggest you stick to the stock size of 175/70 R13. You can go in for Apollo Acelere. It's a really nice tyre.
Checked the price for 175/70 R13
@ Sai Iyengar and sons
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Michiline xm1+ Rs 3000
Apollo Acelere Rs 2850

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There is only difference of Rs 150 between these ,so should i consider xm1+ or keep my consideration for Acelere
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The Apollo price seems a bit high, but it's ok.
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Hi Viper316,

As mentioned on this thread already by many experienced BHPians, the two correct upsizes for the Swift are 195/60/R15 OR 205/55/R15. I have experienced both the upsizes as I had initially upzised my stock wheels (165/80/R14) to 195/60/R15 and I am currently now on the 205/55/R15 option.

I personally feel that the 195/60/R15 are the best option and just right for the Swift in terms of ride comfort & handling. The 205/55/R15 option makes the car look a lot sportier BUT also makes the car a bit sluggish & more harsh on the ride.
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Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible Page 2 of 2

Read this. Scroll down until you find the topic titled, "Why would I want to change my tyre size anyway?".

Anything with a 2% variation is considered acceptable.
Sir, earlier i heard some people saying variation of 3% is acceptable, i am bit confused on that.
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Please dont 'sir' me! You make me feel like a grandpa!

Many people have many opinions. In some cars, even a 2% variation can end up fouling with the wheel arch. The main drawback of upsizing is the speedo/odo error. If you can live with that, then it's ok. Just make sure the tyre physically fits in the wheel well without scraping the wheel arch when your car is on full load or when you turn the steering from lock to lock.
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Hi,
i was in a similar dilema for the upgrade on the swift. I have now shod 180/70/R14- michellin XM 1+ energy . I have them for a month now and i have to say the ride quality has improved drastically. The noise levels are down & the bumps on the road feel a lot smoother. 205s are a bit too fat and i would not recommend it unless u want looks and not the ride and correct odo. If u are in bangalore, u can get in touch with tyre professionals as i got excellent service from them
disclaimer: i have no business interests in michellin or tyre professionals

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Sir, earlier i heard some people saying variation of 3% is acceptable, i am bit confused on that.
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