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Old 1st March 2010, 17:53   #46
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So you mean to say that the best way is to change the alloy with 5j rim ??
I've got no first hand experience of the problem. If kpzen has indeed faced the problem, there is no point beating around the bush as we know the problem is indeed with the wider alloys.

So it seems 5j will be way out, is't it ? I'd say at this time the options seems limited.Just give kpzen a shout and confirm first.
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Old 7th March 2010, 19:27   #47
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Hi friends, I too recommend not to go for 5.5j alloys and 165/65 tyres. I am suffering hard steering issues. If you have power steering then the size does'nt matters.
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Old 8th March 2010, 21:51   #48
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Yesterday, I saw a Zen parked next to my house with 205/65R13 on alloys rims!

1/3rd tire were sticking out of wheel well!
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Old 23rd April 2010, 12:55   #49
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Folks,
I am currently running 165/65R13 Michelin XM1+ on my zen with 5j alloys.
What is the correct tyre pressure for these tyres? It's currently on 30 PSI and sometimes I feel the ride to be little bumpy.
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Old 23rd April 2010, 14:02   #50
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I had 165/65 in my zen and 28psi was the best in terms of ride for city driving.
Used to keep 30psi only for highway drives.
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Old 23rd October 2010, 09:39   #51
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I do have a 2002 VXi with 12" steels. I am planning to get the entire A-Star wheel (steel) and tyre combo to be fitted for added ground clearance (where I live, the roads are mostly horrible, sometime degrading to nightmarish), which has the size 155/80 R13.

I have understood that 155 will not cause anyproblem vis-a-vis width. However, two other questions still remains:

1. Will the A-Star wheel fit onto the Zen? They are both 4 bolt wheels. If it does not, I'll have to go for Esteem wheels, but the quality of the A-Star wheels are much better.

2. 155/80 = 124mm (4.88") sidewall height. Will it scrape the tyre well?

If this mod is through, the drop in handling will be a very welcome alternative compared to the beads of cold sweat whenever I go near a speed breaker with the poor little Zen.

P.S. If the answers to above questions are positive, O' helpful members, please tell me if any Bloc Tread pattern tyre is available in that size. Heard of Kumho making something, but unable to pinpoint it.
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Can any one tell me a source in Delhi where i can get 5J 13inch rims/ alloys for zen.
I had bought / installed 165/65R13 on 5/5j alloys and the rear is scraping on real hard bumps and even the front end up touching the fenders on real sharp turns .

Please help ASAP.
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Guys if not the above can someone tell me where i can get the rear walls hammered and painted as best as possible.
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I have a 2003 Zen Lxi and have stock wheels and tyres 145/80 R12. Can we upsize into 165/80 or any other aspect ration keeping the wheels as stock ?

I dont seem to find 155 or 165/80 R12s.
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I have a 2003 Zen Lxi and have stock wheels and tyres 145/80 R12. Can we upsize into 165/80 or any other aspect ration keeping the wheels as stock ?

I dont seem to find 155 or 165/80 R12s.
I hope you have read this thread and also these one:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...aruti-zen.html (Tyre Suggestion for the Maruti ZEN)
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...intaining.html (Zen and the art of maintaining it)

You might find first level questions answered in these thread.
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I had 165/65 in my zen and 28psi was the best in terms of ride for city driving.
Used to keep 30psi only for highway drives.

Hello,

I am a silent Zen (2004 MPFI) owner on this forum. Thanks for your very useful posts.
I am going for esteem rims 13" 4.5J , Yoko Earth 1 155/65 tyres in another 2 weeks from 145/80 12" Michelin.
I need to upgrade breaks as I am just naturally a fast driver and to me my whole research on this topic has been a waste.

I need to take Noida/Greater Noida expressway for work every weekday and hence my speed everyday is usually 100+ and that enhances breaking importance.
The whole reason for upgrading is that I usually travel and love driving in Himalayas but till now I have always taken friends' SUVs there. Now I plan to take Zen.
I still don't have a real clear answer on the best cost effective approach that will give enough braking power to my zen so that on downhill it comes to a halt quickly even if fully loaded.

Appreciate any help
Thank you!
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