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Old 10th August 2007, 19:10   #16
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I think A539s come in following sizes
165/60 R12
175/60 R13
185/60 R13
175/60 R14

So very much possible that you saw R12..
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Old 11th August 2007, 14:04   #17
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Yup, just checked out and they are available in those sizes. 1950/- for 165/60/r12 is the quoted price.
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Old 11th August 2007, 21:42   #18
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I also went in for a tyre upgrade recently. Well, it was more of a tyre change than an upgrade. My JK tyre Ultimax's had served me well for 7 yrs(you got that right) but demanded a change now. Bought 4 new tyres and went in for the same. Cost me Rs.5500 for all four, including alignment/balancing.

I am very very happy with the new tyres. My pickup, handling and comfort has increased tremendously.
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Old 12th August 2007, 10:41   #19
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Mine was also 145/80 R 12. I changed to 155/70 GOODYEAR GPS2(tubeless) after about 54000 km with original tyres, kept the stock rims .
Believe me,there is a remarkamble change in overall handling.although it resulted in 15 mm decrease in overall whell diameter ( 521.8 mm from 536.8 mm)
The acceleration is much better, recently i drove at 130-140 km/hr on NH-1 ,earlier it used to wobble & shake at 115-120 km/hr

Moreover,you do not have any choice as 12" alloys are already with you.
165 size will touch the body while cornering.
so,155/70R12 is the best size for 12" rims.
I have driven approx.27000 km on them since my first change.
As i want to go for alloys now, so i will buy 13" alloys & fit 155/65R13 goodyear GT3.

Bhpians! pl. give ur feedbacks for 155/65R13.

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I think u must have seen Yokohama A539 165/60-13 in an Alto. Its almost a perfect upsize for an Alto for which there would be hardly any speedo error. I've the same size tyres in my zen and i hardly noticed any drop in FE.
Do they touch the body at high speed cornering?

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Old 12th August 2007, 22:26   #20
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Do they touch the body at high speed cornering?
165/60-13 with 5j alloys wont touch anywhere..
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Old 14th August 2007, 00:05   #21
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Ma be you are telling about ALTO which has a marginally stiffer ride , but zen's suspension is a bit softer,less firm and ground clearance is low too. If they do not touch i will love to go for the same.
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Zeroed in on the the A539s 165/60/12. Test drove a zen which had them on for 15k kms. Tyres are unfortunately out of stock so i have to wait for a week to get them. Will post pics once i fit them.
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Zeroed in on the the A539s 165/60/12. Test drove a zen which had them on for 15k kms. Tyres are unfortunately out of stock so i have to wait for a week to get them. Will post pics once i fit them.
165/60-12 or 165/60-13??
165/60-13 is the correct upsize for a zen.
165/60-12 will reduce the GC of zen by 0.5 inch. and i'm sure it'll touch and scrape unless spacers are used.
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165/60/12. 165/60/13 is not avalaible. Besides that would mean changing my alloys as well. I know the wheel diameter will reduce and hence gc but i love those tyres. I waited a long time to test the tyres on a zen. The car i drove had no spacers. The ride seemed to be better too. Could that be attributed to the softer compound in the yokohamas as compared to my current stock jks?
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Just checked out prices at bridgestone 165/60/12 potenzas 3200
165/60/12 turanzas 2600
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apollo accelerare (hope the spellings are rite) are good set of tires
will cost around 1800 per tire

make sure your rim are in good condition for tubeless tires
The correct spelling is ACELERE.
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Hi,
Went thru all the posts... I have a problem which is almost on the same lines but begins even before 1 buys a set of tubeless tyres.
I recently wanted to upgrade to tubeless tyres and went to the local dealer, but was in for a shocker when he told me that I would have to replace the steel rims with alloys or else there would be no guarantee form him and also there would be a major problem of the filler valve going bad every few hundred kilos.
Last time around when I changed the tyres in my 800, I also changed to alloys so it was not a prob.
My query is that does one have to change their steel rims for fitting Tubeless tyres??? I actually donít think so.
Would appreciate every 1 else's views also...
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Just checked out prices at bridgestone 165/60/12 potenzas 3200
165/60/12 turanzas 2600
The last i checked 165/60-12 GIII were available for 2.5K.
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My query is that does one have to change their steel rims for fitting Tubeless tyres??? I actually donít think so.
Would appreciate every 1 else's views also...
I have tubeless tyres on steel for the last two years and have 25k kms. Till now no issues.

If the condition of the rims are perfect and if it isn't bent from anywhere then u'll have no issues in mounting tubeless tyres on them.
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The last i checked 165/60-12 GIII were available for 2.5K.


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One of my frens got 165/60 R12 YOKOHAMA A529 for 2000/=
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One of my frens got 165/60 R12 YOKOHAMA A529 for 2000/=
What are Yoko options for zen in 165/60-13 or 165/65-13???
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