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Old 8th August 2011, 21:27   #196
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Am planning to change to 145/80 or 155/70 Michelin for my M800. Havent changed the tires (Goodyear) since we bought the car in 2003 - its run about 40k and the car wobbles at low speed.

Wanted to know if we get both these profiles in Michelin. Also, could anyone let me know the prices for these?

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You are too late to change the tires.

It would be difficult to get 155/70 Michelins. You'll have search well.
I have Michelin 155/70/R12 in my M800. Paid 2.5K per tire in Nov. last year. But when I inquired 2 weeks back at a tire store they are now 3K per tire.

I think 145/80/R12 is easily available in Michelins. The rate should be the same.

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Both the sizes you have mentioned will touch the inner sides of the wheel arch on tall humps or speed breakers.

I don't personally recommend them unless you get spacers or you can roll up the fender insides.

Spend some time through this thread.

IMO, the best sizes will be 155/65 R12 or 165/60 R12.

165/60 R12 might need a rim upgrade as well.

Keep us posted on your purchase. Good luck
I'm not sure of this. Some members have used 145/80/R12 without scraping the tires. I have 155/70/R12 in my car but only the rear right scrapes. I changed the shock, no use. Now I've put spacers but some times scrapes when driving at high speed over humps.

Are you sure there is 155/65/R12? I'm not sure.

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Old 9th August 2011, 09:35   #197
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You are too late to change the tires.

It would be difficult to get 155/70 Michelins. You'll have search well.
I have Michelin 155/70/R12 in my M800. Paid 2.5K per tire in Nov. last year. But when I inquired 2 weeks back at a tire store they are now 3K per tire.

I think 145/80/R12 is easily available in Michelins. The rate should be the same.



I'm not sure of this. Some members have used 145/80/R12 without scraping the tires. I have 155/70/R12 in my car but only the rear right scrapes. I changed the shock, no use. Now I've put spacers but some times scrapes when driving at high speed over humps.

Are you sure there is 155/65/R12? I'm not sure.

Thanks,
Jose.
Yes. 155/65 R12 is the rear profile for Tata Nano. I'm not sure if XM1+ is available in this size.

As you already have spacers, go for 155/70 R12
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Old 19th September 2011, 21:05   #198
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Default Maruti 800 ZVTS tires' price?

Hey people,

Have to change one of my tires. Rest all are ZVTS. Can someone tell what is Maruti 800 ZVTS tires' price in Chennai? And tube?

Thanks in advance.

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How's this set of tyres running? Did you fit them on Stock steel rims of 4 j width?
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I changed the tyres on my M800 from 145/70R12 Goodyear GPS2 to Yokohama 165/60R12 A539. There's no noticable change in diameter. The calc says that it's about a couple of millimeters smaller, but no big deal. But they are wider, and I've got them on the stock rims. Will they scrub the inside on full suspension travel? Has anyone fitted these on an 800 yet? Will post pics as soon as I get my cam back.
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What size of steel Rims did you change to? 4j or 4.5j

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During Diwali holidays, I changed the tires of my M800 to Michelin XM1+ 155/70/R12 with new rims. Cost is 2500/- for each tire and 780/- for each rim.

And now, I'm facing the problem of rear wheel scraping the wheel arches. What is the correct air pressure for this size on M800? I've filled the air at 30 psi. What can be done to solve this?

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Old 14th May 2012, 17:15   #200
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Vivek
How's this set of tyres running? Did you fit them on Stock steel rims of 4 j width?
Thanks in advance
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Hi,

I have sold this car in 2010, so I couldn't tell you how far it lasted. But I think the owner is still running them. Here's a pic of how it looked with those tyres on stock rims. It was bulging out a little, steering effort was marginally more when stationary, but the cornering poise, high speed grip level and breaking performance were much better, as I remember. I would have liked to put on alloys as well, but we had to let go of the car due to lack of space.

EDIT: The chrome rim surrounds are after-market. I used to be stopped many times by people interested in knowing where I got them.


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Old 23rd May 2012, 17:45   #201
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Bought 4 new Michelin XM 1+ 145/80 R12 for my 5 speed a few days ago
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Hi,

My friend has a 4 speed M800 2008 model. Car has done around 40k kms and its time to change the tyres. The current profile is 145/70 R12. We want to go a bit wider but on stock rims. Please suggest the correct upsize which can fit without any hiccups. Our first choice would be Michelins, Yokos and Bridgestone in that order (depends on the size avaiability as well)

Is 155/70 or 155/80 an option? Do we get those sizes?

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Hi,

My friend has a 4 speed M800 2008 model. Car has done around 40k kms and its time to change the tyres. The current profile is 145/70 R12. We want to go a bit wider but on stock rims. Please suggest the correct upsize which can fit without any hiccups. Our first choice would be Michelins, Yokos and Bridgestone in that order (depends on the size avaiability as well)

Is 155/70 or 155/80 an option? Do we get those sizes?

Thanks.
The correct upsize would be 155/65R12. The difference is a very negligible -0.29%. This is the stock size for Tata Nano rear tyre, so should be available quite easily.
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Old 7th January 2013, 18:08   #204
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Thanks to Ram and Humyum and everyone else who provided valuable advice above,
I changed the tyres on my M800 (2003 with about 34K kms) to Michelins XM2 145-80R12s. I can feel the difference, wish I had done this sooner. Better grip and noise levels (before 74db; after 69db as measured by my phone on the same road, same flyover, same time in the morning - you cant say I'm not scientific!)
I dont know if its the alignment or the tyres, but the car seems to be rolling very freely now! Hope to see higher fuel mileage - will report on that as soon as I can confirm.

By the way, no scraping with the upsize and I get good cushioning. YMMV.

Cost me 11400/- for 4 tyres inclusive of balancing, alignment, weights and Nitrogen (the 11400/- includes a rebate of Rs. 600 for 4 old tires) at Tyre Professionals, Basavanagudi (saw recommendations on Team-BHP).
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Question 12" 5J Width & 37 Off-Set Alloys: OK for Maruti 800?

Hello All,
This is my first post here. I have bought a second-hand set of 4 “Minilite-style” alloy wheels which have come off a Maruti Omni van. The wheels have the following specs:

Diameter: 12 inch
Width: 5J
Offset: 37

I bought them to fit on my Maruti 800 DX (1993 model). These wheels came fitted with 165/70 R12 and I could only try them on the car without driving on them as the tyres were all punctured and so I could not ensure 100% that I wouldn't have tyre-scraping issues with them . Therefore, I have the following questions for you about these alloys in the hope that you will give me some sound advice:

1) Will I have tyre-scraping problems at the front or rear ? (There seems to be a bigger chance of issues with the rear due to the shape of the rear mudguard - i.e. lower clearance from the top of the tyre to the mudguard’s bottom outer edge than the front one)

2) What tyre size would you recommend I use on them to avoid tyre-scraping issues as I believe that the 165/70 R12 which were on them would definitely scrape as they looked so large even when deflated?

3) Has any member had wheels with the above same specs (especially the 5J width !!) on their Maruti 800 and if “yes”, have they had any issues with them and what tyre size did they use to avoid tyre-scraping issues ?

My current tyres are 155/70 R12 and they are fitted to the standard 12 inch 4J steel rims. I have had no tyre-scraping issues with them either at the back or the front. I was thinking of fitting 155/65 R12 or 165/60 R12 to these alloys that I bought based on what I read in the forums on this site but none of them make mention of them ever using 12 inch alloys of 5J width and an offset of 37 but I would rather wait until I hear from you.

I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks in advance.
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Hello All,
This is my first post here. I have bought a second-hand set of 4 “Minilite-style” alloy wheels which have come off a Maruti Omni van. The wheels have the following specs:

Diameter: 12 inch
Width: 5J
Offset: 37

I bought them to fit on my Maruti 800 DX (1993 model). These wheels came fitted with 165/70 R12 and I could only try them on the car without driving on them as the tyres were all punctured and so I could not ensure 100% that I wouldn't have tyre-scraping issues with them . Therefore, I have the following questions for you about these alloys in the hope that you will give me some sound advice:

1) Will I have tyre-scraping problems at the front or rear ? (There seems to be a bigger chance of issues with the rear due to the shape of the rear mudguard - i.e. lower clearance from the top of the tyre to the mudguard’s bottom outer edge than the front one)

2) What tyre size would you recommend I use on them to avoid tyre-scraping issues as I believe that the 165/70 R12 which were on them would definitely scrape as they looked so large even when deflated?

3) Has any member had wheels with the above same specs (especially the 5J width !!) on their Maruti 800 and if “yes”, have they had any issues with them and what tyre size did they use to avoid tyre-scraping issues ?

My current tyres are 155/70 R12 and they are fitted to the standard 12 inch 4J steel rims. I have had no tyre-scraping issues with them either at the back or the front. I was thinking of fitting 155/65 R12 or 165/60 R12 to these alloys that I bought based on what I read in the forums on this site but none of them make mention of them ever using 12 inch alloys of 5J width and an offset of 37 but I would rather wait until I hear from you.

I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks in advance.
Hi folks I've finally manged to locate where my above first post has been moved to by the moderator ! To the above I would like to add the following : Today I noticed that two of the alloys I bought have an offset of 37 while the other two have an offset of 38. Why this is so as I have no idea ? Can you please tell me which two I should put at the back and which two should i put on the front ?
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Hi folks I've finally manged to locate where my above first post has been moved to by the moderator ! To the above I would like to add the following : Today I noticed that two of the alloys I bought have an offset of 37 while the other two have an offset of 38. Why this is so as I have no idea ? Can you please tell me which two I should put at the back and which two should i put on the front ?
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Any chance of a reply, please ?
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Dear friends,
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In the evening, I changed all five tires to MRF ZVTS 145/80R12. The rolling diameter and ride height has now slightly increased [1.45 cm] and the ride is discernibly softer (lower noise, vibration & harshness).

I realize that the 145/80R12 are meant for the Zen VXi and Alto.


Does anybody think that the tire-upsize is technically wrong?

What about insurance and fitness? Will there be any legal problems? I am personally of the opinion that the size is closer to the original cross-ply tyres than the 70 profile ones, but why did Maruti go for them when they switched to radials? (I have a 99 model 800 which came with cross ply tyres, and the optional radials were 145/70.)
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Have to replace all the four tyres of my M800 soon. The current ones are Apollos of the Omni specifications.

Please suggest-

1. The specs (radial) and brand that is recommended and any preferred outlet in Bangalore with the best deal.

2. What about the Chinese tyres. Are they available for 12 inch size for the 800?
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You can go for 145/80-12 itself or 155/70-12. You get a few options in tubeless radials like Michelin, Bridgestone, etc...

Chinese tyres are available but why do you want to risk your life over a few hundred bucks?
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