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Old 20th February 2010, 21:52   #931
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I got 185/70 R14 A -drives for 3100/tyre in Kochi . U should get a better deal in Pune IMO
You are referring to 185/70 R14. He is talking about 195/65 R14.
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Old 20th February 2010, 21:57   #932
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Guys,

I upgraded my tires and Alloys for my 3 year old Swift.
Earlier setup - Stock JK's 165/80/14 on 14" Aura Alloys

Now - Apollo Accelere 195/60/15 on 15" Lenso Alloys

Loving it - marked difference in handling. Will post the Pics soon
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Old 20th February 2010, 23:10   #933
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Thanks vsh
Problem remains the same. Perfectly OK while driving on good road, but unbearable on bad roads. Nowadays, I am rarely driving it. My wife uses it for short trips within the township we live in. I purchased Cruze LT last month and enjoying this lovely car.
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Old 23rd February 2010, 17:48   #934
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Difference between 185/70 and 195/65 is negligible when it comes to ride quality. I say go for it, after having driven cars with 165 to 205 tire width, i find 195's to be spot on wrt ride, comfort and safety. Without affecting the FE also.

Ensure rim size is 5.5J or more.

Thanks Jaggu!

I got the new set of wheels. There is a substantial difference in handling. Loving it . And yes the rim size is 5.5J (Neo Sunrise 14" alloys). Got them for Rs 3450/Tyre.

Found the following link quite useful in deciding the right size of course apart from the advise from you all: Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible Page 3 of 4
(Found this on another thread sometime back.)
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Is 3900/- for 195/60/15 A-drive, a decent price in chennai ? Thanks
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Old 25th February 2010, 10:20   #936
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Is 3900/- for 195/60/15 A-drive, a decent price in chennai ? Thanks
Rs. 3900 is decent price. (I myself bought at same price)
The lowest I have heard is Rs. 3800.
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hi guys,

i got swift vdi and upsized to 195/65/14 after using tyre calcuator. I'm using yokohama tyres A-Drive.

BUt i find the ride to not so great. i find it slightly stiff as compared to stock tyres. i beileve stock on swift ddis is 165/80/14

Did anyone experience stiff ride with A-Drives ?

What are my other options at 195/65/14 which would give a softer ride ?

Thanks.
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Did you check the tyre pressure?

Also, 195/65 R14 has a slightly lower sidewall compared to 185/70 R14, so you can expect ride to be stiffer than original.
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^^
185/70-R14 would give you a better ride quality.
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hi guys,

i got swift vdi and upsized to 195/65/14 after using tyre calcuator. I'm using yokohama tyres A-Drive.

BUt i find the ride to not so great. i find it slightly stiff as compared to stock tyres. i beileve stock on swift ddis is 165/80/14

Did anyone experience stiff ride with A-Drives ?

What are my other options at 195/65/14 which would give a softer ride ?

Thanks.
What air pressure are u using ??
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185/70-R14 would give you a better ride quality.
Ride quality also depends on rubber quaility.
Small variation in sidewall won't hamper the ride quality so much.
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hi kpzen, nikhil & sumit....

i'm using 30 psi nitrogen in both front & back.

I want to stay at 195 because it just very slightly comes out from the side and that gives the car along with the alloys a Sporty look and Appeal. I feel 195 gives a nice Character to the over all looks of the car. I find that even the 185 on the Petrol Zxi looks quite puny, small and weak.

Could you suggest me options at 195/65/14 which would give me a softer ride ?

Thanks
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A drives are very comfortable. I have a feeling you may have overinflated your tyres. Sometimes the gauge used is very inaccurate.
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Could you suggest me options at 195/65/14 which would give me a softer ride ?

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A drives are the most comfortable tire available in that size.

Get the pressure checked at some other place.
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ok kp i'm willing to get pressure checked at another place.

what pressure front/back would you recommend for city driving for single person ?

thanks
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