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

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#1 05-Jan, 2009 10:29 AM
Muhammed
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Hi,

I have booked my Maruthi Swift VDI and expected to deliver it by this month.

I am planning to put alloy wheels on my car.I heard that,If we are putting alloy wheels we have to change the tyres also to get good look.

Whether i should put 14 inch tyre or 15 inch tyre with alloy?

If i put 15 inch, will it have any performance impact? If i put 14 inch, will it have good look?

 

Request your opinion on this.



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#2 05-Jan, 2009 10:42 AM
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I would personally prefer 15" alloys, as it improves the look of the car a lot. also prefer to change the tyres(obvisously, as i upgrade the rim size from 14" to 15") and go for 195/65 bridgestone tyres



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#3 05-Jan, 2009 11:49 AM
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Hi,

If any one have 15 '' tyre fitted in your Maruthi swift VDI,Please tell me the difference in mileage and performance comparing to default tyres



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#4 05-Jan, 2009 04:34 PM
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FE change would be negligible.

Alloys would be better as you would be putting wider tyres.

15'' If you interested in looks.

Else stick to 14'' as warranty void problems wont be there. Take 185/70 tyres or 195.

Bridgestone gives better looks. Michelin XM1+ is also a good option.



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#5 08-Jan, 2009 10:54 AM
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use this link to check what is the correct size. the diameter change should be under 3% in any case.

Tyre upsize guide

Post modified to provide working link-Mods.



Last Updated: 08-Jan, 2009 12:59 PM, by Binoy.Thomas
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#6 08-Jan, 2009 01:22 PM
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Muhammed 14" or 15" is fine. Don't try 16 or 17. My frined had tried that had he tyre failure very often. For the rest, Satya has provided the link.




I tried this and I had understeer, I tried that and I had oversteer, at the end of the corner I just ran out of talent!
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#7 08-Jan, 2009 03:49 PM
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Did i miss something ? was there a query on 16"/17" wheels?



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#8 08-Jan, 2009 03:52 PM
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I Dont think so Binoy.. it was just a general sugesstion i guess... correct me if i am wrong @Mustang



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#9 09-Jan, 2009 12:10 PM
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Posted by Sathya Nag

I Dont think so Binoy.. it was just a general sugesstion i guess... correct me if i am wrong @Mustang

No yoou aren't. Low profile tyres are very tempting to be owned, so I mentioned that as well. Laughing




I tried this and I had understeer, I tried that and I had oversteer, at the end of the corner I just ran out of talent!
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#10 21-Sep, 2009 06:15 PM
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I have Pirelli 14" standard tyres for my Honda city zx. I wish to go for alloy wheels. Please guide me for - (a) do I go for 14" / 15"? (b) which brand do I go for among the economy ones?



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