Maruthi Swift tyre with alloy,14 inch or 15 inch better ?

Pages : 12345
#21 05-Nov, 2009 05:41 PM
Murali
New Arrival
Joined Date: 22 Apr 2009
Posts: 18
Likes: 0

Hi,

Just have a doubt related to this. I am planning to buy Dzire Vxi. I would like to upsize from std JK tyre Tornado 165/80 R14 to Michelin 185/70 R14 XM1+.

The stock tyres come with wheel caps. Can I use the same wheel caps on the new Michelin tyres or will they become redundant in Michelin tyres? Why I ask is I would not like to spend on alloys right away. May be will do it after an year or so.



0 members liked this post
 
#22 05-Nov, 2009 06:28 PM
Dr Abhijeet Yadav Yadav
Best-seller
Joined Date: 13 Apr 2009
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 817
Likes: 4

Your ground clearance will decrease owing to 70 profile you have chosen over 80.

Keeping the same rims,You will be able to put the wheel caps you are talking about.Innocent




Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
0 members liked this post
 
#23 05-Nov, 2009 06:46 PM
Bprithvi
New Arrival
Joined Date: 28 Oct 2009
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 14
Likes: 0

Murali,

165/80/R14 -> TyreWidth/Sidewall/Radius

165/80 -> means 165mm width, 80 means 80% of tyre width (so, sidewall is 132mm).

185/70 -> means 185mm width, 70 means 70% of tyre widht (so, sidewall is 129.5mm)

So there will be a difference of 2.5mm, which doesnt affect the ground clearence. You can upgrade to 185/70/R15 without having any issues. Its the perfect upsize for you car.

XM1+ is very good choice.



0 members liked this post
 
#24 06-Nov, 2009 06:36 AM
Binoy
Moderator
Joined Date: 23 Apr 2008
Location: Kochi
Posts: 6683
Likes: 10

Posted by Bprithvi

So there will be a difference of 2.5mm, which doesnt affect the ground clearence. You can upgrade to 185/70/R15 

Murali wants to upgrade to a wider but same wheel size(14").

Restating whats already put forward. There wont be any GC issues and the stock wheel caps will fit just fine with the wider tyre.

Infact the ZXi and the ZDi comes with the 185 section tyres as stock.



0 members liked this post
 
#25 06-Nov, 2009 02:18 PM
Murali
New Arrival
Joined Date: 22 Apr 2009
Posts: 18
Likes: 0

Hi Binoy,

Nice to hear from you. Was actually waiting for your inputs. Just one query regarding the tyre size. Why is it that Swift/ Dzire have a wider tyre profile viz. 185/70 for Zxi and Zdi whereas for the Lxi and Vxi the stock tyres are 165/80. Is it bcoz of the alloy wheels that a wider tyre profile of 185/70 is fitted whereas for the other 2 variants since they only have wheel caps the stock tyres are 165/80 R14 ?

Also, just to reconfirm in case I go with 185/70 XM1+, will it affect the mileage of my Vxi ?



0 members liked this post
 
#26 03-Dec, 2009 01:23 AM
Utkarsh Sharma
New Arrival
Joined Date: 03 Dec 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1
Likes: 0

hey frnds i am new to dis forum.

i own a swift vxi. i am planning to upgrade d tyres to suit d looks of d car.. its 3 year old and now i want to enhance the looks even if it means compromising a bit on performance and fuel economy.

can i upgrade to

1. 205/65/R14

2. 205/60/R15

3. 195/65/R15

i know 205 section is way to much for dis car. So wat problems will i face if i plan to fit them.

nd 1 more query can 16 inch alloys be fitted on swift with low profile tyres

say sumthing like 195/55/R16

PS- plz reply to me. dis is my 1st post and i dont hav much knowledge on dis subject. thanks!

Avoid the SMS language and '..'-MODS



Last Updated: 03-Dec, 2009 06:21 AM, by Binoy.Thomas
0 members liked this post
 
#27 03-Dec, 2009 06:22 AM
Binoy
Moderator
Joined Date: 23 Apr 2008
Location: Kochi
Posts: 6683
Likes: 10

Utkrash-please go through the discussion on this same thread and also this thread and the link given there in.



0 members liked this post
 
#28 28-Dec, 2009 05:41 PM
Abhishek
New Arrival
Joined Date: 28 Dec 2009
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 6
Likes: 1

Hi all,

I am very soon buying a swift vdi and I have planned to change the tryes and rims.

I am puting 15" Lenso Samuria Series as the Rims. But I am confused between tyres having specification as 195/55/15 and 195/60/15. I want to know that how much will the Feul Efficiency go down if i Put 195/55/15 when compared to the stock 165/85/14.Futher I am not able to decide between Bridgestone potenza gIII and michellin Primacy as i want good comfort and good performance.

Please advice.

Thanks

Abhishek



0 members liked this post
 
#29 29-Dec, 2009 12:00 PM
Bprithvi
New Arrival
Joined Date: 28 Oct 2009
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 14
Likes: 0

15" Lenso Samurai Rims are good choice. The perfect up-size for tyre is 195/60/R15, 195/55/R15 is not recommended size for Swift, and it may damage car suspension and it results in showing wrong readings on your speedometer. But if you take that risk, it makes your car looks evenmore sexier.

Fuel efficiency depends on your driving, wider tyres affects mileage to very minimal (0.5KMpL)

Bridgestone potenza gIII - Performance tyres, Road Grip, good Looks, but it might effect mileage and produces more road noise and less life compared to others.

Michelin Primacy LC - Very good rubber, less road noise, Doesn't effect mileage.

When you upgrade your tyres dont forget to get the warranty and check the air pressure.

Last week I have upgraded my White-Swift-Vxi with 15"-Koing-BlkAlloys -195/60/R15-PrimacyLC. Now car looks stunning.



0 members liked this post
 
#30 30-Dec, 2009 05:53 PM
Abhishek
New Arrival
Joined Date: 28 Dec 2009
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 6
Likes: 1

I went to tyre vendor again and he suggested me oppolo accellor. He says that one tyre would cost me around 3k and whereas the GIII and primacy would cost around 3.7K.He further said that Primacy would cost around 4.5K with the warranty.

Please advise as to accellor are good enough for the 195/60/15 configuration on a swift vdi.

Can someone comfirm the prices. Also will the warranty would get void if I put 15" rims.

The Allow wheel vendor says that Samurai SC 08 comes only in 15 7j size whereas the recomended size is 15 6.5j. So what is concerning me is that will size rim fit in Maruti Swift with a 195/60/15 tyre specification.



Last Updated: 31-Dec, 2009 08:09 AM, by Binoy.Thomas
0 members liked this post
 
Pages : 12345