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Old 25th March 2013, 13:02   #271
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I have been using ZLo for more than 13000 kms now. My question is- it it ok if i change my steel rims with alloys without changing the tyres?
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Has MRF reduced the production of ZLO's? I checked at a few outlets in my town and none of them have stock or even want to bring down tyres against a firm order. Looking for 195/60-14. I Guess i need to look harder!


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I have been using ZLo for more than 13000 kms now. My question is- it it ok if i change my steel rims with alloys without changing the tyres?
Yes! This is possible and perfectly safe!

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I have been using ZLo for more than 13000 kms now. My question is- it it ok if i change my steel rims with alloys without changing the tyres?
As long as your radius remains same, it's ok!

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Has MRF reduced the production of ZLO's? I checked at a few outlets in my town and none of them have stock or even want to bring down tyres against a firm order. Looking for 195/60-14. I Guess i need to look harder!...
I ordered for a set 4-6 weeks back. Though they (MRF dealer, but NOT MRF Exclusive) didn't have any stocks, they placed an order and got it within a week. The first order was accidentally sold to someone, so I had to wait further to get a set for myself. But it did come in 2-3 days.

Did you search in MRF exclusive outlets or the ones dealing with multiple brands? When I enquired, except for a big shop, all had either stocks or they said they could get it for me. This one shop was reluctant to give me a confirmation as to when will they get a stock; unfortunately they were ones who gave me the BEST quote too!

The MRF Exclusive dealers gave me the worst quotes too; all of them!

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Old 28th March 2013, 19:56   #274
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I ordered for a set 4-6 weeks back. Though they (MRF dealer, but NOT MRF Exclusive) didn't have any stocks, they placed an order and got it within a week. The first order was accidentally sold to someone, so I had to wait further to get a set for myself. But it did come in 2-3 days.

Did you search in MRF exclusive outlets or the ones dealing with multiple brands? When I enquired, except for a big shop, all had either stocks or they said they could get it for me. This one shop was reluctant to give me a confirmation as to when will they get a stock; unfortunately they were ones who gave me the BEST quote too!

The MRF Exclusive dealers gave me the worst quotes too; all of them!
I finally managed to get a set at an exclusive mrf dealership thats owned by a chap in my neighborhood! Just fixed the tyres about 2hrs ago. Costed 4.1k a pop for 195/60-14 which i guess is a good deal!!

I drove back around 3kms and the first thing i noticed was the body roll! It will take time getting used to that as the AD07's hardly caused any body-roll. But i did notice the noise from the front suspension reduced a bit although the tyres are running 32psi all-round!

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P.S. the car in question is a baleno with Koni's!
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I finally managed to get a set at an exclusive mrf dealership thats owned by a chap in my neighborhood! ...Costed 4.1k a pop for 195/60-14 which i guess is a good deal!!...
Seems like a good deal. I paid Rs. 3800/- for a pop for 185/70 R14

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....I drove back around 3kms and the first thing i noticed was the body roll! It will take time getting used to that as the AD07's hardly caused any body-roll. But i did notice the noise from the front suspension reduced a bit although the tyres are running 32psi all-round!..
Freak! Pretty much my state then! I had Potenza GIIIs before and Z.L.Os though less noisy definitely have body roll. Now I realise how stable the GIIIs were! I can't do anything but wait for this to wear out.

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Is there any performance tyres which are less noisy & offer less bodyroll? I have a Swift & I loved sweeping thru the curves with lot of stability! Half of the fun is gone now, though the tyres stick to the road well!

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I will be getting delivery of my Ertiga ZDi in 3 days.

Want to change the stock 185/65 R15 MRF ZVTV to something that gives plush ride.

Usage would be 50% City - 40% Highway - 10% rural / hilly roads (occasional visits to the hills once a year).

Have used Michelin XM1+ on my Swift VDi. Hence am more eager for a plush ride and cruising. Am not expecting the Ertiga to be so much a dirver's car as the Swift D. So driving will be more composed and comfort oriented.

Was planning between the following:
  1. MRF ZLO
  2. Yokohama C Drive
  3. Yokohama AVS Decibel
  4. Michelin PLC

Michelin XM2 would have been good but its not available in Kolkata now. Called atleast 4 stores and each seem to have 1 or 2 piece.

Can you suggest which will suit my requirement and Ertiga ZDi perfectly?

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For our Ertiga ZDi, i changed the stock MRF 185/65/15 to Yokohoma A Drives195/65/15. Good ride comfort, gain of 4mm Ground Clearance as well.
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Already went ahead with Yoko AVS Decibel V550 195/60 R15.

The ride is pretty quite and composed I should say. The tyre shop had filled Nitrogen @33 psi both front and rear which in my opinion seems a bit too high.

What would be the recommended pressure for 195/60 R15?

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<<Reposting update from another thread>>

Finally, after a lot of thinking and research, instead of the MRF ZLO, I got the Yokohama ES100 (195/60/15) for the Punto.

Grip - superb. Car feels much more planted. Braking effectiveness increased tremendously. The tyres are supposed to have even better grip on wet surfaces (not tested yet).

Stability - car feels much more stable and handles better. Tried a couple of acute turns at moderately high speed, supremely stable.

Noise - the thread pattern being V shaped, these are not very silent at high speeds, but tyre noise was never a criteria for me.

Longetivity - might not last as long as my Goodyear GT3's lasted.

VFM - at Rs. 4,800/- per tyre, I feel it's a great product. Got a puncture repair kit complimentary from the dealer
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Time to change the Tyres in My Silver Streak Linea.
As already decided, Plan to go for MRF ZLO 195/60/15. Already have MRF ZLO in my Stephny.
Just my friend has checked with Lal Tyres, Chennai.

Tyre cost - Rs. 4500 (4500*4) = 18000
Wheel Alignment - Rs. 400
Wheel Balancing - Rs. 800 (4 wheels)
Total - Rs.19200

They will give out something for older tyres once it's removed from the alloys.

Guys, Is it a Good Deal as I haven't enquired with other shops in Chennai.

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decent pricing, go for it!
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Tyre cost - Rs. 4500 (4500*4) = 18000
I paid 4900/- in Bangalore for the 195/60/15 ZLO tyres 3 weeks ago.

How come the prices are so low in Chennai ? Is is because MRF is chennai based ?
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I paid 4900/- in Bangalore for the 195/60/15 ZLO tyres 3 weeks ago.

How come the prices are so low in Chennai ? Is is because MRF is chennai based ?
Might be you got Wheel Alignment and Balancing. Free of cost. So final sum is same only.
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Might be you got Wheel Alignment and Balancing. Free of cost. So final sum is same only.
No I paid for the alignment and balancing.These are the exact prices I paid as per the bill :

19,400/- for 4 tyres ( Rs 4850/- per tyre )

950/- for alignment , balancing and nitrogen.

400/- buyback for the 4 old tyres.

Tubeless valves were free of cost.

So final price was 19400 + 950 - 400 = 19950/-

I purchased from Madhus. I don't think that Bangalore prices will as low as 4500/- even in other shops.

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Time to change the Tyres in My Silver Streak Linea.
As already decided, Plan to go for MRF ZLO 195/60/15. Already have MRF ZLO in my Stephny.
Just my friend has checked with Lal Tyres, Chennai.

Tyre cost - Rs. 4500 (4500*4) = 18000
Wheel Alignment - Rs. 400
Wheel Balancing - Rs. 800 (4 wheels)
Total - Rs.19200

They will give out something for older tyres once it's removed from the alloys.

Guys, Is it a Good Deal as I haven't enquired with other shops in Chennai.
I got from DIZ tyres (MRG ex dealer) at bangalore @ Rs 4800. That is the least I have heard at Bangalore. Rs 200 per wheel for balancing looks high. I pay max. of Rs 100 per wheel.
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I got from DIZ tyres (MRG ex dealer) at bangalore @ Rs 4800. That is the least I have heard at Bangalore. Rs 200 per wheel for balancing looks high. I pay max. of Rs 100 per wheel.
Rs. 200 includes Aluminum weights too.
Somehow they want profit so lose from some and earn more from other and end with their planned profit
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