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Old 12th May 2008, 18:47   #1
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Default 185/70 R14 vs. 195/60 R15 for Swift VDi..!!!

Hi fellas.. whts' up...

i hav a simple question coz after reading all the posts regarding tyre upgrades for the swift i m totally confused.... please take me out of misery....!!!

Only talking of ride comfort parameters specially considering mumbai roads... if you'd rate... ( t-bhp members from mumbai please give real life experience since you all knw our roads here in mumbai first hand...)

185/70/14... at 10/10

how much would you all rate for comfort...

195/60/15... ??/10

thanks in advance for ur replies....

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Hi,

I think the right upsize for yor Swift would be 195/60/15 considering the looks, stability and the mileage aspects. I own a Swift VXI black and with this combination, the looks are killing, the ride is pretty decent and still get a mileage of 13+ with fulltime AC in Bangalore traffic....I do not know if , but i am personally and cheers:to you !!!!

Happy riding !! Keep me posted on your decision..
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i hav a simple question coz after reading all the posts regarding tyre upgrades for the swift i m totally confused.... please take me out of misery....!!!
Simple get 195/65-14 tyres on 14" 5.5j(min) alloys...Best of both worlds.
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Hi fellas.. whts' up...

i hav a simple question coz after reading all the posts regarding tyre upgrades for the swift i m totally confused.... please take me out of misery....!!!

Only talking of ride comfort parameters specially considering mumbai roads... if you'd rate... ( t-bhp members from mumbai please give real life experience since you all knw our roads here in mumbai first hand...)

185/70/14... at 10/10

how much would you all rate for comfort...

195/60/15... ??/10

thanks in advance for ur replies....

rana_kirti

Here is my two cents:
I have been using 195/60/15 on my Swift.

195/60/15 is the correct upsize for the stock 165/80/14 of the VXI as the tyre diameter remains the same and hence no speedometer error.

The ABS also has no issues with the upsize, it works the same as before. I also checked it with the Maruti technician before going for the upsize.

The handling has improved a lot, you can confidently throw the car into corners at high speeds. The tyres will remain planted on the ground.

The ride stifness has improved only marginally over stock tyres. Stock tyres were running at 33psi (maruti recommended), my yokos are running at 30psi.
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Forgot to mention that there is no drop in FE, i still get 11.5-12.5 in city with 50% AC and 14 on highways with 50% AC.
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comfort will always be more in 14" than in 15".
I think KPZEN is right, 195/65 R14 could be a good option.
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Only talking of ride comfort parameters
If ride comfort is what you are looking at ,go for 14".
But 15" really makes the swift look wicked and also does not have that much of an effect on ride and FE.
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hey fellas... bombay heat's killin us man.... really appreciate ur comments.. i m planning to go for michelin energy xm1+.

though could someone please rate the "comfort" in figurative terms........

if 185/70/14 = 10/10

then...

195/60/15 = ??/10

thanks
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Hi

Please search this section there are enough threads on Alloys & tires for Swift

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