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Old 8th March 2009, 00:42   #316
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Hey, sorry to add, i have Free Flow Exhaust from Headers to End-can, and K&N Conical Cold Air-intake, Iridium plugs etc..
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Guys-: Please guide me to some good tuners in bangalore. (Names and Contact numbers pls)

Also which tyre would best suit the Zen. Conditions are

1) It should provide good grip.
2) Should be tubeless
3) Should not bulge out
4) It should need any mods in suspension- like adding spacers.
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Also which tyre would best suit the Zen. Conditions are

1) It should provide good grip.
2) Should be tubeless
3) Should not bulge out
4) It should need any mods in suspension- like adding spacers.
What alloys do you have ? or do u plan to get them?
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Old 9th March 2009, 09:58   #319
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No Alloys as yet. I plan to get alloys as well. So I think that could be added as a suggestion as well.

For starters, I have the visually modified ZEN launched before the Estilo
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Guys-: Please guide me to some good tuners in bangalore. (Names and Contact numbers pls)

Also which tyre would best suit the Zen. Conditions are

1) It should provide good grip.
2) Should be tubeless
3) Should not bulge out
4) It should need any mods in suspension- like adding spacers.
Go for the Bridgestone Potenza - I have the profile 165/60/R13 and I must say it has changed the dynamics of my car
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Old 9th March 2009, 10:40   #321
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Krish.

165/60-13 is the max you can get for a Zen with stock setup. Not much tire options available though. Be careful while selecting the alloys. The alloys shouldn't be more 5j wide else you will end up with tire scrapping issue.
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Old 9th March 2009, 11:26   #322
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Guys-: Please guide me to some good tuners in bangalore. (Names and Contact numbers pls)

Also which tyre would best suit the Zen. Conditions are

1) It should provide good grip.
2) Should be tubeless
3) Should not bulge out
4) It should need any mods in suspension- like adding spacers.

I suggest you go in for 165/70/r 13 as they''ll provide good comfort and you wont need any suspension mods as well
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Old 9th March 2009, 13:00   #323
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I suggest you go in for 165/70/r 13 as they''ll provide good comfort and you wont need any suspension mods as well
There's no way you can 165/70-13 tires on a zen. There are too big for the wheel wells to accommodate and its a wrong upsize as well.
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Old 9th March 2009, 15:04   #324
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I was suggested 155/65 - R13 tyres by a friend of mine, who happens to own a Tyre shop and is a t-bhpian.

KPZEN- I'll keep in mind the 5j alloy in mind. But as you said, there are very few choices for this size.
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Old 10th March 2009, 13:12   #325
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from my experience 14" has really improved both dynamics and handling of the car!
i had 13" esteems steel disk before when i shifted to 14" alloys i really felt the difference. But we have to tune your suspension to accomodate this size, i have stiffen front suspension and dual at the rear..
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Hello every one,

Its been atleast 4 - 5 months I have not even logged on to Team-BHP. Got completely stuck with the projects & in this recession period its better to have loads of work so never tried to complain

Mean while I got some things done with my ZEN, but the first thing I will like to mention is I some how made my mind and invested 40K to get it transferred to Mumbai. Initially I thought of selling it off but my heart was not ready for it. Today I paid the entire amount to one of my friend (has RTO links) and hoping to get the transfer done in next 10 days.

As per suggestions given to me before,
I have removed almost all chrome parts & even the dummy antenna.
Got the stock rims painted black
Got both bumpers painted white (body colour)
Got refoaming done for seats
Got the complete body rubbing & polishing done & to best of my surprise the colour looks much better than before.
Today it self I have ordered for Team stickers & am planning to put them on my own car (officially transferred on my name)
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There's no way you can 165/70-13 tires on a zen. There are too big for the wheel wells to accommodate and its a wrong upsize as well.
well ive just got 165/60/13 for my zen. potenza g3, cost me 14k for all 5. handling has improved a lot i must say
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i installed a ffe( bought from a friend of mine) on my zen mpfi about 2 weeks back and the car moves easily now. the lathargic pick up problem is absent now. even with the AC on driving has become a lot more eassier. regarding mileage i have not checked until now. but there is no significant drop as of now. the sound is addictive and i am very much satisfied driving it now. thanks to tbhp.
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Firstly, the Zen thread is sure growing .

Secondly, I was contemplating of having the Skoda-type rear roof aerial fit on my Zen. I think it will look super cool just like to good ole Opel Sail.

What would it take to fit the aerial on the roof? Does it require any roof drilling? Are there any short comings or challenges you guys can anticipate? I have seen a lot of cheap dummy aerials, but that's not the point. I don't want those things on my Zen. I want a functioning rear roof aerial just like those on Skoda cars or the yesteryears Corsa and Sails.
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Firstly, the Zen thread is sure growing .

Secondly, I was contemplating of having the Skoda-type rear roof aerial fit on my Zen. I think it will look super cool just like to good ole Opel Sail.

What would it take to fit the aerial on the roof? Does it require any roof drilling? Are there any short comings or challenges you guys can anticipate? I have seen a lot of cheap dummy aerials, but that's not the point. I don't want those things on my Zen. I want a functioning rear roof aerial just like those on Skoda cars or the yesteryears Corsa and Sails.
IMHO the zen looks better with a front central roof aerial rather than a rear one since the length of the car is small.

My car had a front central aerial as OE, so I dont know about whether any drilling was required.
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