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Old 1st April 2014, 13:09   #361
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Switched over from Accelere 175/70 R14 to 185/70 R14 (wrong upsize, I know, but within 3% rule) on the i20 (D) and noticed following changes:

- Better ride on bad roads. Potholes and broken roads are dismissed. Not sure why, but bounciness has reduced.
- The stock tyres had very little tread left and the car was wobbling a bit. The car feels solidly planted now.
- Significant increase in grip. Can throw the car into corners a bit more, though it would have a been a lot better if there was some solution to the sorry excuse for a steering.
- Car is ever so slightly slower off the blocks, but retains quick nature once upto speed.
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Snapdeal is selling ZLO tyres. There's a 15% discount on 195/60R15 tyres - finally works out to around 4400/- apiece after cashback :

http://www.snapdeal.com/product/mrf-...-88/1808284222

I bought them about a year ago for Rs 4900/- apiece in Bangalore - so the difference between online and a tyre store is quite significant.
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Actually,tyre prices have fallen with economy.
Its a Buyer's market now.
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I have been using a set of Yoko ES-100 for the last 5 years on my SWIFT VDi and is very happy with the performance of the tyres. I had even upgraded to 195/60/R15 with alloys immediately after taking out the new car from the showroom.
It's time now that I have to think for a change of my boots. How good as a replacement, do you feel MRF-ZLO is, considering the fact that performane - price - endurance are my priorities. Please recommend any other make which you think is better keeping a limit of 4.5K per tyre.

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Old 5th June 2014, 11:50   #365
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Bivin, stick to 195/60-15 ZLO. If you want a more premium tyre, think about the Primacy 3ST. Otherwise dont think of anything else in between.
Hi Nikhil!
I have a 2012 Figo. Its done 27K till date. One of the tyres popped out a few weeks back after hitting a pothole at high speeds and I now plan to change 2 front tyres (Acelere 175/65 R14) with either the 185/70 R14 or 195/60 R14. I plan to change the rear ones after another 10K (budget issues). I have a few queries as below, please help:
1. I think an upsize of 185/70 R14 makes it fall beyond the 3% limit (its 5%). What will be the effect of this huge change? (I am inclined for this option if it increases the GC by any length).
2. Can the car still have the same GC if I switch to 195/60 R14?
3. Final & more importantly, will the mix-match of - 185/195 R14 in the front & 175/65 at the rear an acceptable option or do you suggest I wait and change them all? (in that case, I will still have to buy a 175/65 to keep the Stepney available for highway drives).

Please advise.
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1. 185/70-14 is a wrong upsize for the Figo. Could result in tyre scraping the wheel arches on full load or full lock. Do not go for this.

2. 195/60-14 will increase the GC a bit from 175/65-14. Best bet is to go for 185/65-14.

3. Change them all. Mixing different sizes is not recommended.
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2. 195/60-14 will increase the GC a bit from 175/65-14. Best bet is to go for 185/65-14.
Thank you Nikhil! This clears a lot of haze on my choices. However, MRF ZLOs aren't available in the 185/65-14 sizes. Which one do you think will fit or match the performance that you experienced with the ZLOs? My priorities are: Low Noise, good braking in dry & wet conditions, and more importantly a stronger side wall. Please advise.
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Thank you Nikhil! This clears a lot of haze on my choices. However, MRF ZLOs aren't available in the 185/65-14 sizes. Which one do you think will fit or match the performance that you experienced with the ZLOs? My priorities are: Low Noise, good braking in dry & wet conditions, and more importantly a stronger side wall. Please advise.
Go for the XM2, Earth 1, or any of the tyres available in this size. Whatever you like and fits in your budget. All of them have reasonably strng sidewalls.
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Changed my tyres to the newer revision ZLOs today! Thank you Nikhil!

My earlier tyres were Maxxis MA-Z1 195/55-15. New tyre size is ZLO 195/60-15. Fills up the arches quite nicely now!

There is no change in tread pattern; looks the same as before. My tyres were manufactures in Mid september so they're just over a month old. I'll post impressions once I use these tyres a bit.
Its been 8000KMs of driing on the ZLOs and I couldn't be happier. The grip from these tyres is insane! I was driving from Chennai to Bangalore yesterday afternoon with 2 passengers and a loaded boot, I was taking turns full throttle at lets say, a very high speed with zero understeer whatsoever!

I have driven on non existent roads, slushy roads and beautiful single carriage roads; in all instances I have never faced a single puncture or lack of grip.

Comfort has been a massive increase from my previous tyres, but that can be attributed to an increase in profile (55 to 60) so I cannot compare to to others right now.

There is a faint woop-woop-woop-woop noise which comes from the tyres at around 30KMPH to 50KMPH while driving the car. It was a bit irritating at first but I'm used to it by now.
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Can someone give me a indicative pricing for ZLOs , for the following sizes

205/60 R15
205/65 R15
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Its been 8000KMs of driing on the ZLOs and I couldn't be happier. The grip from these tyres is insane! I was driving from Chennai to Bangalore yesterday afternoon with 2 passengers and a loaded boot, I was taking turns full throttle at lets say, a very high speed with zero understeer whatsoever!

I have driven on non existent roads, slushy roads and beautiful single carriage roads; in all instances I have never faced a single puncture or lack of grip.

Comfort has been a massive increase from my previous tyres, but that can be attributed to an increase in profile (55 to 60) so I cannot compare to to others right now.

There is a faint woop-woop-woop-woop noise which comes from the tyres at around 30KMPH to 50KMPH while driving the car. It was a bit irritating at first but I'm used to it by now.
Which car are you driving these on. Can you give info on how are high speed dynamics and cornering is good as you have already said, how is the breaking and if you have driven in rain on highways how is the performance, like wet breaking and grip. Is there tyre noise at speeds above 100kms/hr. I am also looking at the same size that you are using.

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Can someone give me a indicative pricing for ZLOs , for the following sizes

205/60 R15
205/65 R15
205 60 R15 has been recently added to the list as per the dealer. I have a quote of Rs 5,500/- per tyre in Chennai after discount for 5 tyres. List price Rs 5,800/- per tyre.

I am having my Ertiga ZXi delivered on Wednesday and planning to swap the OE ZVTS for ZLO's. I already use ZLO's on my Swift and pretty happy with the tyre.
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Which car are you driving these on. Can you give info on how are high speed dynamics and cornering is good as you have already said, how is the breaking and if you have driven in rain on highways how is the performance, like wet breaking and grip. Is there tyre noise at speeds above 100kms/hr. I am also looking at the same size that you are using.
These are perfectly OK. I have them in my cedia and that is the max I managed last time round. They did not flinch one bit. Also had mentioned it earlier - wet grip is ridiculously good - you can drive in blinding rain at crazy speeds. However do watch out - they aquaplane a bit like any other sticky sports tyre. All in all, I find these to be almost as good as my previous neova ad07 set with far better ride quality. Noise is also significantly lower. They are still much noisier than Michelins though.

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Which car are you driving these on. Can you give info on how are high speed dynamics and cornering is good as you have already said, how is the breaking and if you have driven in rain on highways how is the performance, like wet breaking and grip. Is there tyre noise at speeds above 100kms/hr. I am also looking at the same size that you are using.
I drive a Palio 1.6.

High speed dynamics are fantastic; nothing to complain. Wet driving is great as well, been able to take turns at high speeds without problems.

Below is a link for an audio recording from the inside of my car, this is with windows up. I was cruising at 120 from 0:42 till 1:00 when I braked. You can hear a bit of the woop-woop noise at 1:06 till 1:09, make sure you turn your headhones up to hear it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/olo0n6fz2n...ndows%20Up.mp3

Hope that helped.

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I have almost decided to go for MRF ZLO for my Punto. The size I am opting for is 185/70-R14. Hope this is a correct size (the stock size is 165/80 R14).

How can we find the manufacturing date of ZLO? Will it be printed directly or is it printed in a coded form?

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