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Old 8th June 2007, 17:12   #1
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I have a 2003 model zen(old shape). i would like to fit wider tyres with a 13inch alloy. please recommend me for the widest tyre possible to be put on that car..
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I have a 2003 model zen(old shape). i would like to fit wider tyres with a 13inch alloy. please recommend me for the widest tyre possible to be put on that car..
I guess you currently have stock 145/80 R12...

If you need thicker tyres... You could opt for 165/ 65 R13... I guess kpzen has done this... You could get in touch with him for info...
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yes,am 145/80/12. i like to go for 175/60/13,but my tyre dealer told me that its not possible to fix beyond 165, is that true?? i have seen zen even with 195/45/14 in team bhp album!!
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I have a 2003 model zen(old shape). i would like to fit wider tyres with a 13inch alloy. please recommend me for the widest tyre possible to be put on that car..
165/60-13 tyres on 13" x 5j alloys would be the correct upsize..

I have 165/65-13 in my Zen on Esteem rims which i wouldn't recommend with an alloy combination....
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yes,am 145/80/12. i like to go for 175/60/13,but my tyre dealer told me that its not possible to fix beyond 165, is that true?? i have seen zen even with 195/45/14 in team bhp album!!

then in that case go for 14 inch rim...and try 195 or 175 wot ever you want. but its not possible in 13 inch rim
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i have seen zen even with 195/45/14 in team bhp album!!
Please have some mercy on the 1.0 L engine........

165/60-13 - Perfect upsize - Fantastic grip levels & handling but poor ride quality on bad roads

175/60-13 - Tried & tested not possible on a stock zen.. all four tyres foul with the wheel wells

195/45-14 - If u really wanna try this dont go beyond 5.5j rims.....
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Please have some mercy on the 1.0 L engine........

165/60-13 - Perfect upsize - Fantastic grip levels & handling but poor ride quality on bad roads

175/60-13 - Tried & tested not possible on a stock zen.. all four tyres foul with the wheel wells

195/45-14 - If u really wanna try this dont go beyond 5.5j rims.....

hey kpzen iam running om 155/65/r13 for my zen ....but still i feel my rear wheels foul with the arches...what might be the reason . i actually thought of goin for 165 but backed off i think it would have been worse ..do u think 165 will not foul with the body........
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hey kpzen iam running om 155/65/r13 for my zen ....but still i feel my rear wheels foul with the arches...what might be the reason ..
Size of your rim/alloy?? 5j or 5.5j ??
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i think 5.3j or something they are of plati.....
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i think 5.3j or something they are of plati.....
Nahi yaar..!!
There's nothing like 5.3j ....Its either 5j or 5.5j.....

U have 5.5j alloys bcos plati i think doesn't have 5j alloys....
About your fouling issue its all because of 5.5j rims...Once u get 5j rims everything will be fine.....

165/60-13 with 5j rims also doesn't touch anywhere n trully handles like a dream with amazing grip levels buttttttt poor ride quality on bad roads
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i have seen zen even with 195/45/14 in team bhp album!!
Yup, it belongs to a member with the id Rev-Hard.
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the best upsize would be 155/65r13.175/60r13 would only fit on 5j rims.you will get 5j rims only from aura or neo.
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Nahi yaar..!!
There's nothing like 5.3j ....Its either 5j or 5.5j.....

U have 5.5j alloys bcos plati i think doesn't have 5j alloys....
About your fouling issue its all because of 5.5j rims...Once u get 5j rims everything will be fine.....

165/60-13 with 5j rims also doesn't touch anywhere n trully handles like a dream with amazing grip levels buttttttt poor ride quality on bad roads
Can you please tell me what is 5j and 5.5j rims??? How to tell the difference???

And, for my wagonR... Which would make a better choice (Has 155/65 R13 michelin energy Xm1 on stock rims now...
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Can you please tell me what is 5j and 5.5j rims??? How to tell the difference???

And, for my wagonR... Which would make a better choice (Has 155/65 R13 michelin energy Xm1 on stock rims now...
5j means the width of the rim is 5"........As u upsize the tyre u also need to upsize the rims to extract the max potential out of the tyre...Though its not necessary in very case like yours as its just a 10mm upsize...

Check out the rim width in the picture....
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175/60r13 would only fit on 5j rims.you will get 5j rims only from aura or neo.
No 175/60-13 wont fit in a stock zen...Read post#6
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205/60/r13 rubber..

source - orkut
Its just an overkill for a zen. It won't fit a stock zen unless u have a custom made wheel arches..
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