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Old 1st June 2010, 15:41   #286
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i drive a zen bro, and tire size is almost same, or same i guess !!!
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i drive a zen bro, and tire size is almost same, or same i guess !!!
ok, for zen, you can go for 14", the stock I guess was 13" for zen, I may be wrong.
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Old 1st June 2010, 20:39   #288
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the tire size for zen 2003-2004 till estilo came is 12"
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Actually the speedo error will be leser with 165/65/13. Perhaps ride would be stiffer? or do the tires scrape in the wheel well?
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Old 2nd June 2010, 10:21   #290
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Went to Reliance Auto zone, yesterday, they have very good collection of Alloys and at a good price. Went to Carnation in morning and they were asking 4000/- per alloy for the same model of Neo where Reliance price was 2918/-
Will do the alloy and KN filter this weekend. Looked for HID, found but they don't have a projector lense, so searching for that.
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the tire size for zen 2003-2004 till estilo came is 12"
True, but earlier, the Zen came with 13" wheels and 155/70R13 tyres in 4 X 114.3 PCD. It was changed in 2003 to 145/80R12 tyres on 12 inch rims, 4 X 100 PCD (AFAIK). Overall tyre dia remains the same.

Since the wells are designed for 13" 70 profile tyres, Zen should accept 14" rims on lower profile tyres without rubbing. 165/65R14 or even 175/60 shouldn't be a problem.

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Went to Reliance Auto zone, yesterday, they have very good collection of Alloys and at a good price. Went to Carnation in morning and they were asking 4000/- per alloy for the same model of Neo where Reliance price was 2918/-
Will do the alloy and KN filter this weekend. Looked for HID, found but they don't have a projector lense, so searching for that.
Go to Neo wheels website and look up who the distributor is in your town. They will probably have the lowest price. Might have to bargain a bit though.

I'd recommend that you wait for next tyre change and get 13" alloys. They look so much better than 12" on Alto.
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I'd recommend that you wait for next tyre change and get 13" alloys. They look so much better than 12" on Alto.
I waited till 38000km for tyre change, so can't wait for another 38k. I would have gone for 13", but the speedometer error put me in doubt. So going for 12". I will make sure my next car has a stock 15" rim
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I waited till 38000km for tyre change, so can't wait for another 38k. I would have gone for 13", but the speedometer error put me in doubt. So going for 12". I will make sure my next car has a stock 15" rim
That's what I thought. Still, look at the bright side. Your ride quality will be the same if not better (alloys + tubeless = less unsprung mass). And next time, you can get brand new alloys!

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That's what I thought. Still, look at the bright side. Your ride quality will be the same if not better (alloys + tubeless = less unsprung mass). And next time, you can get brand new alloys!
Well, this was definitely one of the main reasons apart from ofcourse the monetory aspect which also lead me to buy 12" alloys
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That's what I thought. Still, look at the bright side. Your ride quality will be the same if not better (alloys + tubeless = less unsprung mass). And next time, you can get brand new alloys!
BTW, went to NEO website, found the dealer, called him, over the phone his rates are 350/- less per alloy, so when I will visit the shop, I hope I can get it down to few more.
Guys please avoid CARNATION, though there is a thread going on CARNATION feedback, I can see a price difference of 1700/-. And one of my friend asked about engine oil price, they told 1750/- 4Ltr Castrol Magnatec, which I buy from a co-operative shop near Chandapura@1076.

On the topic now, before I make the purchase, can someone suggest some more brands of alloy wheels?
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Default 12" Plati Alloys + XM1+ on my Alto

Hello Guys,

I recently upgraded to 12" Plati Alloys for my Alto. Cost me 9800 for a set of 4. They are running on 145/80 R12 Michelin XM1+, which i bought some 6 months ago at 1950 a piece. Love the look of my Car now.
Am planning to add a Red Radium Lip to the Alloys. But am not sure if it will gel with the Car. Suggestions ...

Here are some Pics of the Tyres and Alloys.
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BTW, went to NEO website, found the dealer, called him, over the phone his rates are 350/- less per alloy, so when I will visit the shop, I hope I can get it down to few more.
Guys please avoid CARNATION, though there is a thread going on CARNATION feedback, I can see a price difference of 1700/-. And one of my friend asked about engine oil price, they told 1750/- 4Ltr Castrol Magnatec, which I buy from a co-operative shop near Chandapura@1076.

On the topic now, before I make the purchase, can someone suggest some more brands of alloy wheels?
Hey asdon,

During my search for alloys, I could find 12 inchers only in Neo & Plati. Apart from these, I had checked in Prestige, League (there are 2 designs but not imported to India), Lenso, HR/Hijoin.

The 12 inchers available in Plati are as below (first pic is the design that abhi3284 has):
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hi Abhi,

You can add a red lip. But it wont last long as it isnt factory fitted. It is very difficult to find someone who will do a good job in such a way that the red lip will not peel away after a few drives through the rain.
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Asdon, Where is reliance autozone?
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Actually the speedo error will be leser with 165/65/13. Perhaps ride would be stiffer? or do the tires scrape in the wheel well?
I used to run them on my older Alto and it was the same size. However the downside is that under full load it seldom used to scrape the wheel wells.Wasnt too much of a headache, however when it did you could feel your heart sink.
Dint think much then, went ahead and got spacers installed. Only later did I realize the cars handling went for a toss.

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Please check with the regular alloy and tire dealers in town. 12 inchers shouldn't cost you so much, 13" also retails at around 2500/- to 2700/- tops.
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