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Old 20th August 2016, 18:38   #1036
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AFAIK, the Subros made compressor (for the type 1 Zen) was available for around 11k.
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Old 12th September 2016, 19:43   #1037
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The job looks nicely done. Please post some more pictures!
I think that black door handles still go well with the Zen; of course that is subjective. Post some interior shots too.
Hi, got some time today to clean the car and take some pics.
I agree the black door handles would have been better because of the contrast
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What is the widest tyre available on 13" rims for the zen? Would like to go for the widest possible option which does without risking tyre rub.
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Old 26th November 2016, 09:23   #1039
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What is the widest tyre available on 13" rims for the zen? Would like to go for the widest possible option which does without risking tyre rub.
Not sure about the widest option, my friend has 175/60R13 in his stock rims without rubbing issues.
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Old 10th April 2017, 21:58   #1040
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Hey , can some one please elaborate whether the rims seen on this car are OEM or Aftermarket? Model is a '02 zen.

I came across this picture while browsing the internet and do not own the car in the picture.
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Old 10th April 2017, 22:01   #1041
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Hey , can some one please elaborate whether the rims seen on this car are OEM or Aftermarket? Model is a '02 zen.

I came across this picture while browsing the internet and do not own the car in the picture.
I remember seeing similar rims on Daewoo Matiz, not sure though

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Hey , can some one please elaborate whether the rims seen on this car are OEM or Aftermarket? Model is a '02 zen.

I came across this picture while browsing the internet and do not own the car in the picture.
Zens mainly had three type of rims.

1. At launch, they had 13 inchers, but in a different shape(round holes)

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2. Facelift in 1996 saw them moving to esteem style rims. They were 13 inches rims with flower type holes(internally called as boomerang holes).

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3. MPFI Zen came in 12 inch rims, with round holes

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4. The Zen facelift VXi has the same 12 inchers with same design, but in black color.

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I remember seeing similar rims on Daewoo Matiz, not sure though
From Chevrolet Spark as well (Carried from Matiz)
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Old 12th June 2017, 13:59   #1044
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Would anyone be able to confirm whether the Zen Type 1's front grill would fit the Zen Minor? Mines the Minor i.e final model before discontinuation.
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Old 18th June 2017, 19:48   #1045
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I am new to TeamBHP and I am here as recently bought my first car, a used Maruti Zen LX 2001 Rivera Red. I'm based in Bangalore originally from mumbai. Hence found a good Deal in mumbai itself.

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Since you are cash strapped for the moment, I would advise you to do the bare essentials, IMO, would be
1. Get the minor dents on bonnet etc cleared, get a good polishing job on the paint. Since its a dark paint, it would sparkle and stand out if you did a paint refinement on it. You can take help from some known paint shops by the road side or depend on professionals like 3M.
2. Get the Bumper body colored. Matching it would be a challenge as the original paint on the car is old, a good painter can do it.

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Since you are cash strapped for the moment, I would advise you to do the bare essentials, IMO, would be
1. Get the minor dents on bonnet etc cleared, get a good polishing job on the paint. Since its a dark paint, it would sparkle and stand out if you did a paint refinement on it. You can take help from some known paint shops by the road side or depend on professionals like 3M.
2. Get the Bumper body colored. Matching it would be a challenge as the original paint on the car is old, a good painter can do it.
Thanks, but my post that you've quoted was from years ago. Since then I've moved on from the humble Zen. Thanks anyway.
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Old 17th October 2017, 17:56   #1047
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Black and red Speedometer dial with blue-orange-red combination fuel and temperature dial - all with the warm white background stock lights.
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Tyre upgrade - I used to be skeptical/wary about tyre upsizing, (given its effects on handling, comfort, fuel economy) as my driving used to be on broken, wet, slippery state highways to and from work. The stock size was 145/80 R12.
Finally after 2,00,000 km of deliberation, and now driving mostly on broken wet slippery roads of my "smart city - to - be", I reconsidered this option. Having refurbished all the suspension recently and given the fact that the fabulous Michelins XM1, which served for more than 1,00,000km (yes, unbelievable - none of my previous tyres - Apollo, MRF - lived longer than 45000km), I was looking for options other than 145/80 (but R12), which would not reduce the overall tyre diameters leading to a rougher ride and early suspension wear and tear. Given the limited options in R12 - 145/70, 155/65, 165/60 - all were resulting in a reduced tyre height due to the smaller aspect ratios.
Searching online, I came across this JK tyre (I know JK's not much to shout about!) with this configuration of 165/70 R12, which none of the other makers like Michelin, Ceat, Apollo, MRF, Goodyear or Bridgestone had. It's branded as JK Ultima Sport. Yesterday, I located a dealer who had these in stock and I went to see them "in the rubber" for the first time. They seem robust, with semi soft side walls (compared to Michelin) and higher load index and speed rating. Manufactured in 30/17.
Comes with a 5 year warranty (including 3 year warranty if any cut/tear in side walls). Sealed the deal @ 2550 per tyre.
Ride is better with good braking/stopping, steering does not feel heavier than before (I have a non PS car) and road noise wise, pretty silent too. Wheels look a bit well built than before now! Let's hope for a good long term experience! Here are some pics -
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Would anyone be able to confirm whether the Zen Type 1's front grill would fit the Zen Minor? Mines the Minor i.e final model before discontinuation.
Can you post a photo of both type 1 and minor?

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Old 23rd October 2017, 23:02   #1048
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Hi,
How is body roll while take curves / corners on non PS - stock suspension Zen at speeds of 40-50 kmph?

Reason I ask I have an '03 Zen running on Good year Ducaro's with above specs.

I sometimes travel early morning where traffic on roads is virtually non existent.

This gives an opportunity for some spirited - fun driving and i feel body roll being quite pronounced in my car while taking corners.

Can someone please shed some light on it.
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How is body roll while take curves / corners on non PS - stock suspension Zen at speeds of 40-50 kmph?
If roll is noticeable enough get tyre pressure checked and the rear dampers too .If everything ok then you need an upgrade .
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