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Old 13th October 2007, 19:52   #1
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Default tyre upsize for my zen 2003.help me guru

guys my car zen 2003 are going for a change and in a dilemma whether to put R12 or R13.jus checked out few tire store.
LAL tyres,chennai
bridgestone 165/60 r12 = 2000rs
165/60 r13 = rs2650
majestic tires chennai
bridgestonegIII 165/60 r13 = 3000rs
the guy in LAL tires recommends 12inch tires for zen,but there arent many alloysdesign and if changing to 165/60 tires,do i need to stiffen my stock suspension NECESSARILY.
can anybody help me choose the best looking alloysdesign in R13 with pictures.
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Old 5th November 2007, 19:35   #2
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Default upsize for my zen 2003.help me guru

I have been to LAL atleast 4-5 times . every time the price they quoted for dif tyres are certainly MORE than other two reliable stores . this is my sincere view . if u want any other suggestion for shop PM...you can confirm my view when you talk to atlest 3 good stores in chennai.

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guys my car zen 2003 are going for a change and in a dilemma whether to put R12 or R13.jus checked out few tire store.
LAL tyres,chennai
bridgestone 165/60 r12 = 2000rs
165/60 r13 = rs2650
majestic tires chennai
bridgestonegIII 165/60 r13 = 3000rs
the guy in LAL tires recommends 12inch tires for zen,but there arent many alloysdesign and if changing to 165/60 tires,do i need to stiffen my stock suspension NECESSARILY.
can anybody help me choose the best looking alloysdesign in R13 with pictures.
t-BHP guru's plz help
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With 12" wheels u will have good ride quality but the tyre size options becomes less 145/80-12 and 165/70-12 only and u wont get very good tyres in that size...

With 13" wheels the car's performance will improve in terms of braking and handling but the ride quality will reduce.

165/60-12 is not a correct size for Zen.. It will reduce the GC n cause problems.

Best upsize would be in this order
155/65-13
165/60-13
165/65-13

Tyres u should consider are Yokohama Aspec 300 and Michelin XM1.
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yashwanth 13inch is correct size for zen..go for 165/60/r13 its the best upsize... even 14 inch can also be fitted to zen with 195/45/r14..dude 12 innch dosent look good

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even 14 inch can also be fitted to zen with 195/45/r14..dude 12 innch dosent look good
Its a crazy upsize only for looks..
I dont think a one litre engine and a pretty ordinary suspension of Zen needs such an upsize.
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155/65 R13 will be an excellent choice (Simply go for Michelin XM1)
otherwise 165/60 R13 should be the next best (I know GIIIs of these perform excellently well on Zen, you can try out Michelins as well)

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you said- "but the ride quality will reduce. "
can you pl brief this point . AND
what about FE Reg these TWO sizes 155/65-13 &
165/60-13 when compare to stock 145/80/12 in ZEN 2002 . TIA

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With 12" wheels u will have good ride quality but the tyre size options becomes less 145/80-12 and 165/70-12 only and u wont get very good tyres in that size...

With 13" wheels the car's performance will improve in terms of braking and handling but the ride quality will reduce.

165/60-12 is not a correct size for Zen.. It will reduce the GC n cause problems.

Best upsize would be in this order
155/65-13
165/60-13
165/65-13

Tyres u should consider are Yokohama Aspec 300 and Michelin XM1.

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When u are gonna upsize tyres from 12" to 13" the ride quality is surely gonna suffer in comparison to the stock wheels but the handling/ braking would be fantastic with 13" wheels...So it depends on u what u want and where u are gonna drive the most... If its around 50% highway then 13" wheels are recommended else for driving on bad roads 12" wheels would be a better bet.

with 155/65-13 u can expect only a marginal drop in FE...
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