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Old 4th December 2008, 10:25   #1
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my friend is planning to buy a vxi in jan and want to put 18" rim size with tyre size of 215/50/r18. but i have some questions.
  • any of you had any experience of same.
  • is it a good upgrade.
  • what are tyre options available.
  • what is the impact of same to the suspention.
  • what about warrenty.
  • what about ride quality ????
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Old 4th December 2008, 10:50   #2
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any of you had any experience of same. - Experienced 17s
  • is it a good upgrade. - I dont think sooo Stick to 16's or 15's
  • what are tyre options available. - (Calling Tyrewala!!!Calling Tyrewala !!! )
  • what is the impact of same to the suspention. Will be worn out pretty soon
  • what about warrenty. I dont think it will void warranty
  • what about ride quality ???? Ohh did i read Ride Quality here

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Old 4th December 2008, 10:59   #3
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@notorious I don't think that size (215/50 R18) is the right upsize at all. In any case, I'd say 18" is a total no-no for the Swift. Even 17" would be pushing it, unless your friend has pretty deep pockets to keep replacing tyres every once in a while. 17" is infinitely more manageable than 18". If I'm not mistaken 17" rims would need 215/45 R17 tyres.

16" (205/50 R16) is IMHO the best upsize if your friend wants the biggest rims. I run this size and I've had no issues. Ride quality is also pretty decent.
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  • any of you had any experience of same.
  • is it a good upgrade.
  • what are tyre options available.
  • what is the impact of same to the suspention.
  • what about warrenty.
  • what about ride quality ????
waiting for your replys .......
1. Yeah 17" and it was all show n no go.
2. No not all. 15" is more than enough
3. Not much unless u are ready to shell out around 10k per tire for Yokos or Michelins.
4. Warrenty?!? i don't know. In case u are talking of warranty then forget it.
5. Everything other than wheels including driver/passengers would need damping to control the rattles.
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Old 4th December 2008, 11:32   #5
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1. Driven a swift with 17" , not suitable for indian roads. Harsh Ride.
2. I'd suggest 15" or to the max 16"
3. No Idea
4. Harsh ride , suspension will take a battering with 17" or more
5. I guess suspension and related thing's warranty will be void
6. Hehe , For ride quality , stick to 14" or maximum 15"
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Stick to 15" or 16" at the most. 17" are a no-no, forget 18".
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Old 4th December 2008, 15:08   #7
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Running 17 inch since the last three years, 5 or maybe 6 tyres changed. Ride is acceptable but nothing good (I am happy), No suspension problem till now, I drive moderately fast but always remain cautious when ever I see pot hole.

Would recommend 17 inch if driver can drive slow, No go for 18 inches but will tell when I go for them.
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5. Everything other than wheels including driver/passengers would need damping to control the rattles.
LMAO and from where that be done?

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16"is the best for both bling factor and go factor, Not less not more in your case. By the way what company wheels are you thinking of?
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Despite all this advice if your friend still goes for 18" then i reckon his would be the first on the forum. I doubt there is anyone with such big rims here on a swift.

Would love to see a pic of the 17" or 18" bling bling rims on a swift though
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@ mobike, here ya go

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@ notorious, do you really want your car to look like this ?
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18" ON A SWIFT

Your friend can bid ride quality goodbye. dunno about the suspension. The Swift's suspension is pretty stiff as is. Coupled with 18"s would surely be a horror. Also, the tyres would foul the whhel arches (Experts please clarify).

Like Rubber Sensei says, stick to 15" or 16".
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The right size would be 215/35/18, a friend of mine has fit that before on a swift, lasted about three months before he switched back to 17s.

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You will feel every pebble on the road,the ride quality would go down extremely and your steering will be heavier.The car will start rattling more within one week.Your pick up will drop,FE will drop.

The only thing that will improve will be looks.
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Hey Greenhorn, that don't look like no Swift. More like an American Hotrod. Now if only someone could PS some flames onto the tailpipes
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