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Old 3rd November 2004, 03:46   #1
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hey guys . . .
my zen s dun arnd 53000 kms n i think i ll need to change my tyres soon . .
any suggestions on which tyres to go for ( was thinkin of goin in for a size bigger than the zen ususally comes with ) . and hwe much wud a set of five cost ? ?
and i was even thinkin of goin in for mags . . . . since i m gna b spendin on my tyres i was thinkin of goin in for a set of used alloys as that wud help me save sum money .
incase ny of u guys r sellin or knwe ny1 who wats to sell 13 inch mags in good condition in mumbai then leave me a pm -
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go to saifee tyres behind choksi motors, he'll probably have something for sale
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I swear by Saifees service too.

His numbers :649.3819
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hey godspeed n GTO ,
thnks for the help but cn u guys suggest a combo of tires n mags which wud even look big on a zen and not touch da body of the car without ny alterations ? ?
n hwe much do u think wud a set of used mags cost , any clue on that
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Try out International Tyres Opera House 75 years in the tyre business

Hes a close friend of mine and would recommend the perfect combo

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P.S.I have Michelin Certis 155/70 R13 tubeless with Aura alloys on my Zen
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Try out Saifee and Zain Kazani of Team Fs.He has a lot of em for Zens in stock and for cheap too.
Else head towards Kurla,Lamington and Milan.

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the perfect size tyres for the zen are 165/60/13
but u shouldnt put a rim which is too wide, saifee will help you out with that
some rims are a few mm wider, then they tend to touch
but this size makes em meaty & fill the arch perfectly
also go in for bridgestone grid3's they are the best tyres available in this size
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Quote[/b] (manson @ Nov. 03 2004,21:24)]hey godspeed n GTO ,
thnks for the help but cn u guys suggest a combo of tires n mags which wud even look big on a zen and not touch da body of the car without ny alterations ? ?
n hwe much do *u think wud a set of used mags cost , any clue on that
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hey manson,
nice to ahve one more zenwallah here,
i suggest u avoid going for 165 size tire as --
1.the inner side of the front tire will definitely foul with the chassis on turning.
2.with 2 people in the rear ,the rear tires will touch the body .

actually there is not much that u can do in a zen,the 155/70r13 will also touch on the RHS.also the speedo reading will change a lot.
155/65r13 of the wagon r vxi is something u cud try.but then the lower profile cud hurt ur ride quality.and in a car having done 53000kms ,this cud mean a lot of rattles.
the rim size shud be 4J.
The tire wallah will say many things ,but dont raise ur height by using spacers.

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Old 4th November 2004, 18:18   #9
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hey guys thnks a lot for the help . .
but x machine cud u give me any contact no . of zain kazani ( team fs )
and is he on this site too
manson .


p.s. hey satya i m actually the scorpion king . . da zen is used by every1 at hme n its gettin old so i thought i d pep it up a lill bit before its too late plan to get a free flow job done too ! !
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U can get a free flow from automech.to pep up ur old zen.
the safest bet wud be 145/70 r 13 with 4j rims.or else the 155/65r13.anything else: will simply spoil things even though it may look good



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Quote[/b] ]The tire wallah will say many things ,but dont raise ur height by using spacers.
I used to have a lot of problems going over bumps and speedbreakers without scraping the underbody. I remember this local mechanic at Koliwada recommending this spacer thingie to raise the height and I was quite sold that idea. Recently I went and got that done, and it feels a bit higher and I NEVER touch the speedbreakers now.. I want to know how good or bad an idea this is... since you recommend NOT going in for it, .. why not?

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Quote[/b] ]Quote (manson @ Nov. 03 2004,21:24)
hey godspeed n GTO ,
thnks for the help but cn u guys suggest a combo of tires n mags which wud even look big on a zen and not touch da body of the car without ny alterations ? ?
n hwe much do u think wud a set of used mags cost , any clue on that
manson .

hey manson,
nice to ahve one more zenwallah here,
i suggest u avoid going for 165 size tire as --
1.the inner side of the front tire will definitely foul with the chassis on turning.
2.with 2 people in the rear ,the rear tires will touch the body .

actually there is not much that u can do in a zen,the 155/70r13 will also touch on the RHS.also the speedo reading will change a lot.
155/65r13 of the wagon r vxi is something u cud try.but then the lower profile cud hurt ur ride quality.and in a car having done 53000kms ,this cud mean a lot of rattles.
the rim size shud be 4J.
The tire wallah will say many things ,but dont raise ur height by using spacers.

cya ,
satya
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i've changed 4 sets of tyres in my zen satya i know exactly what i'm talking about

come towards bandra you can check out my car & the clearance anytime

165/60 profile gives you phenomenal handling & grip at a very slight loss of ride confort, totsally worth it

145/155 dont fill in the arches dont look shabby
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hey god speed,
its nice if it doesnt touch in ur car,
but even 155/70r13 touches on the RHS rear.and sometimes with load at high speeds even the front will touch.
but regarding 165/60r13,ur ride ht is reduced,so the the underbody has to scrape the speedbreakers.
also 165 will touch at the rear and also in the front while turning in most zens .the only way u can avoid this to some extent is by using spacers.
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manson,
since ur car has done 50K+kms,u can also try the 145/80r12 ,which the enw zens cum with ,as this will improve ur ride with 80 aspect ratio,so maybe the rattles can be less.



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yeah dude actually what i'm suggesting will give you excellent grip and handling but crappy ride on bad roads

so for confort go in for 155/70 or 155/65 (available)bridgestones
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