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Old 21st September 2007, 03:03   #16
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yes it is possible to fit 13" rims with wider tyres...i would suggest you do for 155/65 tyres which wont have much effect on your steering
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Thanks for the reply! One more thing -- Is it possible to fit 13" rims with slightly wider tyres in place of 12" original fitment rims? If so whatís the effect on the steering. I donít have Power Steering on my car, so donít want to build my biceps just turning the steering wheel!
It is possible to fit a 13" rims, but u need to place front n back spacers to heighten the suspension, else your wider tyres will touch the body arch both at front as well as rear. But don't go for a higher profile tyre.
One doesn't need biceps to turn the steering wheel of a Zen
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Old 28th November 2007, 16:27   #18
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I have a fitted a 15" lenso alloys on my car,and it works completly fine.i hav a 185/45 r15 and it works very good,,i have touched 140+ with my stock wheels,with this somewhere close to 130
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I have a fitted a 15" lenso alloys on my car,and it works completly fine.i hav a 185/45 r15 and it works very good,,i have touched 140+ with my stock wheels,with this somewhere close to 130
on a zen could i have a picture want to see how it looks.

is it ok to have 15" on zen.
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Old 28th November 2007, 22:19   #20
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Definately overkill for a puny 1l engine.
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Old 28th November 2007, 22:50   #21
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hi i am planning on getting a 2n hand zen,its a 2003-lxi model. do you think its a good idea to use a K&n filter. i was considering doining so but just wanted to be sure that it was the right thing. its mostly city driving so speed wont really be needed.pleae suggest
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Old 28th November 2007, 22:58   #22
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I have a fitted a 15" lenso alloys on my car,and it works completly fine.i hav a 185/45 r15 and it works very good,,i have touched 140+ with my stock wheels,with this somewhere close to 130
Post some pictures dude. Am interested in having a look at the setup.
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It is possible to fit a 13" rims, but u need to place front n back spacers to heighten the suspension, else your wider tyres will touch the body arch both at front as well as rear. But don't go for a higher profile tyre.
One doesn't need biceps to turn the steering wheel of a Zen
Why?
I think it depends on the size of tyre. All 13" upsize don't need spacers. There are many ppl here including me having 165 rubber in zen without spacers.
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Old 29th November 2007, 00:05   #24
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i have 2000 model carb Zen with LPG fittment. i quite frequent on highway Noida- Chandigarh. i too have touched 135 KM/h couple of times. with my stock car.
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Cool Zen that a terrific speed to achieve, if done so on LPG mode...
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[COLOR=black]yes i usually follow the rule like 90% on LPG and 10% on Petrol. and also more important i think is if the car is maintained decently. in my car i do not have any modification done but just i'm taking care of regular service/ maintenance.[/COLOR]
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Old 30th November 2007, 12:59   #27
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I am also planning to change my tyres... However I am very confused as to the replacement. I am unsure if I should upgrade to a 13" ones or stick with the 12". Also if I upsize to 13" tubeless, do I necessary have to put alloy wheels?
In my previous car I had fitted tubeless Michelin's on steel rims and except for 1 tyre, which used to always loose pressure really fast, the rest seemed to work just fine. Now to my utter surprise, when I replaced the steel rims with alloy's the problem still persisted & I finally concluded that the problem was with the tyre and not the rim by itself.
Really need some advice on this at the earliest.
Also has any one of you fitted after market Power Windows on your Zen? If so which make and whatís the feedback on the same. I've been strictly advised by many retailers that they just donít last & is a complete waste of money!!!
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If you are more into city driving stick to 12". For more highway drives go in for 13".
As far as the power windows go people do say to stick to factory fitted. Never beleived them untill the experiences on my dads indigo. That said he brings down his windows once in a bluemoon which could have led to their unreliability.
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Thanks for the reply! One more thing -- Is it possible to fit 13" rims with slightly wider tyres in place of 12" original fitment rims? If so whatís the effect on the steering. I donít have Power Steering on my car, so donít want to build my biceps just turning the steering wheel!
yes maverick , fitting 13 " rims on a non power steering zen is easy , and the steering is also easy to operate , go for 165/65/r13 tyres with them , they look stock and also improve the handling at speeds .


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Old 1st December 2007, 02:09   #30
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hi i am planning on getting a 2n hand zen,its a 2003-lxi model. do you think its a good idea to use a K&n filter. i was considering doining so but just wanted to be sure that it was the right thing. its mostly city driving so speed wont really be needed.pleae suggest
hey natasha ,
i too have a 2003 mpfi zen , which has k&n filter fitted , you don't need high speeds to experience the change after the replacement, even city driving would be a joy , after all , a zen is always fun to drive and i have even more mods like :

a 1.3 L esteem engine
NGK iridium IX plugs
MSD high performance plug wires
FSE fuel pressure regulator
magnaflow muffler and exhaust system with automech headers
ventilated front discs
the car is really fun to frive now , and can take on even bigger cars on road


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