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Old 14th July 2007, 00:09   #1
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Looking to change the tyres of my zen. Going with the stock size 145/80/R12 tubeless though. Please suggest a good set of tyres.
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Old 17th July 2007, 01:03   #2
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Dudes need some HELP
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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
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Looking to change the tyres of my zen. Going with the stock size 145/80/R12 tubeless though. Please suggest a good set of tyres.

dude try 155/65/r13 michillen tyers ....i have them on my zen has excellent grip
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dude try 155/65/r13 michillen tyers ....i have them on my zen has excellent grip
he mentioned stock 12" tyres.
you really dont have much choice in that size...michelin,potenzas start from 13".you have the standard bridgestone s248,goodyear gps2,acceleres.
out of the lot the apollo acceleres are the best bet.
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Sure you want to stick to the stock size?

155/65 R13 would be the best compromise. However, if you still want to stick to the stock size, as hellspawn suggested apollo acceleres are good enough. or else stick to bridgestones.

Hmmm, i see you already have alloys(From t-bhp garage pic). Is that why you prefer sticking to stock size?
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he mentioned stock 12" tyres.
you really dont have much choice in that size...michelin,potenzas start from 13".you have the standard bridgestone s248,goodyear gps2,acceleres.
out of the lot the apollo acceleres are the best bet.

dude do one thing just try and find out some 13 inch stock rims from any of your frend...and go for 155/65/r13 it will be better

if u want those stock rims i have 1 set lying them in my store room. ...
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dude try 155/65/r13 michillen tyers ....i have them on my zen has excellent grip
could you tell me the price you paid for the michlens
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Zenopio,

From his gallery.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vbpgim...0&d=1183246864

I guess he is having alloys. May be thats why he is sticking to 12 inch.
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could you tell me the price you paid for the michlens
i paid 2200 per tyer i think, i dont remember properly..actually thaought of goin for 165 but compromised with 155
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Yup the alloys are the main reason reason i want to stick to the stock size. Thanks guys for the replies. Are there any bridgestone E60s. A friend of mine suggested them. How are they?
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Looking to change the tyres of my zen. Going with the stock size 145/80/R12 tubeless though. Please suggest a good set of tyres.
For this size, tubeless, you can get JK Ultima XP 1575/-, Goodyear GPS2 for 1710/-, Goodyear G28 for 1500/- and Bridgestone ER 60 for 1910/-. I personally like the looks of the Goodyear. dont know performance. Im going in for tubeless 155/65/13 for my matiz and found only the Goodyear GT3, and Apollo Acelere available here in Goa. Any others good brands in this size besides Michelin?
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Just to keep you guys updated on my hunt for tyres for my zen. Happened to see an alto today with awesome looking yokos. 165/60/12 A3**. I know those will cause a speedo error. But they looked good. Any inputs on those tyres? Went to my regular dealer and inuired, he mentioned that there would be drastic drop of fuel efficiency of atleast 3kms per liter.
-How will the handling and steering feel with those tyres?
-Also will there be a big drop in acceleration?
-Due to speedo error the speedo will be showing more speed rite?
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Just to keep you guys updated on my hunt for tyres for my zen. Happened to see an alto today with awesome looking yokos. 165/60/12 A3**. I know those will cause a speedo error. But they looked good. Any inputs on those tyres? Went to my regular dealer and inuired, he mentioned that there would be drastic drop of fuel efficiency of atleast 3kms per liter.
-How will the handling and steering feel with those tyres?
-Also will there be a big drop in acceleration?
-Due to speedo error the speedo will be showing more speed rite?
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.
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Could have been the A539s but am positive they were r12.
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