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Old 20th November 2007, 06:57   #61
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I've heard that Michelin doesn't manufactures 12" tyres. Is that true ?
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Old 20th November 2007, 11:59   #62
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I've heard that Michelin doesn't manufactures 12" tyres. Is that true ?
Yes there are no 12" Michelin tyres available in India.
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Old 20th November 2007, 15:08   #63
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Hey I'm back (yet again)!

And now, my ageing 99 Zen must go. I've been thinking of replacing that a shiny new Alto LXi. I'm getting a decent rate for my Zen - around 85k. What do you think?

I have League 13x5.5 rims on my zen right now. I will be putting the same rims on the Alto, which means I'll need new tires.

My actual question is .. can the same rims that I have on my zen be used on the alto without any issues? Also, what tires would you recommend?

And then... maybe someone here needs a set of brand new Alto 12" tires? How much would those go for?

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Hey I'm back (yet again)!

And now, my ageing 99 Zen must go. I've been thinking of replacing that a shiny new Alto LXi. I'm getting a decent rate for my Zen - around 85k. What do you think?

I have League 13x5.5 rims on my zen right now. I will be putting the same rims on the Alto, which means I'll need new tires.

My actual question is .. can the same rims that I have on my zen be used on the alto without any issues? Also, what tires would you recommend?

And then... maybe someone here needs a set of brand new Alto 12" tires? How much would those go for?

- Aalaap
It is recommended to go for 5j rims for Alto but since you already have 5.5j rims of Zen, you can use it, assuming that you would like to go for tubeless tyres of 13", would it not be better that you also change to Alloys? Anyway your thought and budget !

As far as tyres, I use Michelin XM1 155/65 R13 and so far it is like 'I m Loving it 'miles ahead than the stock one...
You can also go for 165/60 R13 Potenza GIIIs.

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Old 20th November 2007, 16:36   #65
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My actual question is .. can the same rims that I have on my zen be used on the alto without any issues? Also, what tires would you recommend?
Depends on the PCD of rim. If the rims are multi PCD 8 holes one then u have a chance.
If your rims have only 4 holes then u will have to buy a new set for your alto.
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Old 20th November 2007, 20:06   #66
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...would it not be better that you also change to Alloys? Anyway your thought and budget !
I have these:


The League LG-175s . Aren't those alloys?

yeah I guess i'd prefer tubeless if i'm going to buy new tires...

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As far as tyres, I use Michelin XM1 155/65 R13 and so far it is like 'I m Loving it 'miles ahead than the stock one...
You can also go for 165/60 R13 Potenza GIIIs.
which one of these are better (considering the difference in size) and also what are the prices?

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Depends on the PCD of rim. If the rims are multi PCD 8 holes one then u have a chance.
If your rims have only 4 holes then u will have to buy a new set for your alto.
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As far as tyres, I use Michelin XM1 155/65 R13 and so far it is like 'I m Loving it 'miles ahead than the stock one...
You can also go for 165/60 R13 Potenza GIIIs.

Abhi
How about 165/65 R13 ?
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aalap..

The alloy in the pic can't be fitted in your Zen..May be the same design but the same alloy in pic.
Zen has 4 holes rims and the alloy in pic has 5 holes.
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aalap..

The alloy in the pic can't be fitted in your Zen..May be the same design but the same alloy in pic.
Zen has 4 holes rims and the alloy in pic has 5 holes.
arrey but I already have these in my 99 Zen! I just want to move them over to the Alto!

Anyway, all this might be a bit irrelevant .. I just saw the interiors of an i10 last night, and I'm having difficulty thinking about any other car. The i10 era power steering, power windows, tubeless tires, etc. is 3.92 ex, so probably around 4.4 on. I think I'm converted....I feel like living in that damn thing...

A nice 360-degree view of the Hyundai i10

Thanks for the help anyway, guys!

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The stock tyres on my 2001 Alto is nearing it's life-cycle....so it's time to get it replaced !

Currently, it's having 145/80 R12 tyres. I'm not upgrading tyres/rims since I'm fully satisfied with the ride quality & handling.

So is there any other alternatives sizes for 145/80 R12 which offers the same feel ?

So which size should I go as the replacement option for my stock tyres ?
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The best option in 12" would be bridgestone Turanza ER60 145/80-12.

I'm not sure about Michelins in 12". Ishan please confirm
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The best option in 12" would be bridgestone Turanza ER60 145/80-12.

I'm not sure about Michelins in 12". Ishan please confirm
Thanks for the quick reply.

There are no 12" Michelins available.
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There are no 12" Michelins available.
Sometime back Michelin was planning to launch XM1 in 12". I'm not sure if they have launched it or not.
PM Ishan or wait for his reply.

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Old 30th April 2008, 23:18   #75
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And, how is the ride quality of Bridgestone Turanza ER60 145/80-12 ?
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