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Old 18th August 2005, 14:34   #1
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hey guys plaanin to put in new set of alloys for my 2005 mpfi zen...as of now the car is running with standard rims and tyres...
so was plaaning to plonk in 13" rims but not sure of the other details as was afraid tht they might foul...so thought of asking tbhpians about their views before deciding on the rim size and the profile of the tyres..surely wouldnt want to stiffen the suspension or add spacers as it would affect the handling...
so what should be the rim size and the other features that i should keep in mind and also what profile tyres should i choose...
cmon guys keep ur suggestions rolling...
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Old 18th August 2005, 22:20   #2
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dude...your orignal wheel size is 165/80/12 ryte?? the best upgrade for it seems to be 13" since you do not want to stiffen your suspension & do mods on suspension i would sugges you to go for 165/60/13 or 165/70/13 do not go for anything more than that i hav got 175/60/13 in my carb zen which came with og fittment of 13" still my tyres being 175 toch the mudguard while connering or taking turns.... the best size would be 165/60/13...
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Old 18th August 2005, 22:22   #3
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oh sorry i got it wrong your og wheel size is 145/80/12...
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ya thats what even i was planning..go in for 165/60/r13 or 155/65/r13...but was not sure if these would foul...heard the new zen the design of the wheel arch is different from the old model..so wanted to know if any1 has done a successful upsize and if so to what specifications..can any1 suggest me which make of rims and tyres to go for and the approx costs of each..thnx in advance..
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Old 19th August 2005, 10:26   #5
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what colur is your zen?
go in for 12 spoke chromed alloys not sure which brand they are....and go for bridgestone potenzas 165/60/13....thats the best option...no mods required to fit this size in the new zennn
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the colour is pearl silver...here is the pic..
http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ict00070cb.jpg
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should i go in for hyper silver or hyper black finish..which will suit the pearl silver colour of the car..
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hey sparco whats the rim width i should go in for..5j of 5.5j...bcoz i see more varieties of designs really good looking ones in 5.5j and not 5j..will 5.5j foul or not..
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dude you can go in for 5.5j rims even i hav those.... its juss perfect wont matter....nice door racing stickers... i guess you should go for chromed alloys...but its upto you to decide what you like...tell the guy to fit 2 alloys on 1side and see wich you feel is better...are you goin in for a set of 4/5??
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dude since you are in bangalore,in metro(cash and carry-if you know what i mean) there are 12 spoke 'r racing or something' wheels with federal tyres for rs 2495/-each.minimum purchase quantity is 4 though i do suggest you go in for 5.size is 14 inch and it is a kind of chromed black check it out. i think it comes with a one year warranty.
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hey binz...mclarren1885 does not want to stiffen his suspension he wants some alloys that will directly fit without any mods or alterations....14" will be way tooo much for a zen...
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ya binz what sparco said is true..dont want any mods on the suspension,so 14" a big no no...hey sparco so 5.5j wont foul thts gr8 news..will try ur idea,fit hyper silver on one side and hyper black on the other...planning to buy 5 alloys dude definetly not just 4...
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hey guys finally i have selected the company of the rims im going to purchase..its hijoin..well they have a wide range of some fabulous designs..well which rims do u think will suit on a zen..its a pearl silver car so should i go in for hyper black or the silver ones..
1. 5-spoke ones..
2. 8-spoke ones..
3. 12-spoke ones...
any other suggestions are most welcome...
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