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Old 14th May 2008, 09:23   #1
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Had a crash yesterday in my zen, and messed up the front right tyre and the rim. So looking for replacement, and since the tyres were pretty old, would replace all four.

The rim size is R12 or R13, the one with came stock with a 2002 Di, mostly R12 i think.

Dont have a lot of cash to spend so looking for something thats not so expensive

will go for tubed tyres and my usage is ~70-90 Kms daily, 70% on highways and 30% in city

Please let me know which ones to go for and nothing facy or expensive, am not looking for a performance upgrade, just replacement. And if possible please mention the price along as well

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Old 14th May 2008, 11:20   #2
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eddy got some dunlop lemans tyres for his esteem recently :P supposed to be grip tyres. LM70* (forgot the last no)

i think he paid slightly more than 9k for 4 tyres. talk to him, maybe you can get something similar
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145/80-12 Bridgestone Turanza ER60 and Michelin XM1+ are both around 1850 per tyre but both are tubeless.
If u want tube type then go for MRF ZVTS which should be around 1600 per tyre.
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Since you do 70% on the highway.
I would highly recommend an upsize and tubeless tyres for safety.
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Hi Rave,

> The rim size is R12 or R13, the one with came stock with a 2002 Di, mostly
> R12 i think.

The diesel Zen always came with a 13 inch rim and tyre.
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yup zen diesel comes wid1 3 inch rim

dude just try finding out a 13 inch rim and go for 165/60/r13.....
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Michelins are good and come for around 1800/tyre and they are tubeless and it makes a difference. Your daily running is a lot so spend a little more and have peace of mind.
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I have seen the last generation Zen D with 12" wheels.
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picked up a couple of CEAT 145/r13s for 1650 a piece, were pretty much the cheapest anywhere, bridgestones were not in stock and neither were MRFs and cudnt afford delay

and as i said, not very keen on getting tubless tyres, more so because of the rims

would mostly sell the car 6 months down the line and get a swift or fiesta.

thanks for the suggestions and if anyone is interested in the accident, hit the divider doing 100+ coz some idiot clipped my front bumper trying to overtake from the left, i curse myself for not braking but then, i had no idea he would weave like that :(
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ok, its time for a tyre change/upgrade again and this time am looking for an upsize

any suggestions? and also please suggest some cheap decent alloys, or if someone has em for sale which will fit, drop me a PM
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Still haven't sold your car after a year ?? You went in for the cheapest tyres last time as you wanted to sell her. This time be nice to her and get decent shoes and aviod the second hand alloys, you'll never know what you land up with.
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after a bit of reading about i figured out that 155/60/r13 are the best size to go for, can someone tell me what those reading signify? and is it advisable to get the above spec tyres fitted to the stock rims?

and no haven't sold the car and dont think will now as am completely happy with it hehe
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bugger!! Google for it!

155 = tyre width in mm.

60 = tyre profile. Sidewall height in mm. Here it is 60% of 155.

r13 signifies Radial tyre 13" in diameter.
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