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Old 2nd July 2010, 18:19   #91
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can anybody give me inputs as to what i can expect of michelin xm 1 on the track shod on a city v-tec? as to performance and what kind of wear to expect?
Personally I don't like them. Grip is average and on the limit it is very scary.
So on track this will get shredded. That's what I think, I might be wrong.

Bring on the Vtec
It will be fun. I promise.

Manek we have a "test" user Venom_rider aka Goutam. He has them now when he upgraded from the "slicks" he used last time around.

Any inputs Goutham ?

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Ummmm, can someone lend me a helmet?
Its going to be around 40C inside the car with no aircon. So do you even think you can use a "used" one ? Better to bring one along.

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Manek: Wear, not much provided you drive well. For oyur driving, I dont think wear will be an issue. You are afterall the king of the track!

Grip: Practically non existent. Especially once your tyre heats up. Grip will be substantially worse than the GIIIs on your 800.
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Its going to be around 40C inside the car with no aircon. So do you even think you can use a "used" one ? Better to bring one along.
I meant if someone has a spare helmet. Not one that they would be wearing at the track.
Unless, if someone can confirm that i can drive on the track wearing my turban. Then i wont need a helmet at all.
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You are afterall the king of the track! Grip will be substantially worse than the GIIIs on your 800.
Yup. you got that right man.
I tell you that 800 is not an 800 and so are the GIII's.
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Manek we have a "test" user Venom_rider aka Goutam. He has them now when he upgraded from the "slicks" he used last time around.

Any inputs Goutham ?
Hey Manek,

Nikhil has provided all the details, anyways... my 2 cents: XM1+ is great entry level tyre & is comfort oriented. I have been using them for almost 2yrs as my regular tyres, I switch to the used ones only for track day (Hankook) weekends.

The Hankooks had almost 50% - 60% thread left before its first trackday & are now slicks after ~400kms of track use. I am guessing, if driven hard the XM1s will also wear out similarly... Hope it helps.

That reminds me... I need a new set of "used" ones before this track day

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can anybody give me inputs as to what i can expect of michelin xm 1 on the track shod on a city v-tec? as to performance and what kind of wear to expect?

I did 3 track days on them with no real damage.. depends on your driving style, cutting corners etc I think will screw them up but with proper lines there will be no problem. I went on a set of 4 laps at a time and they were fine
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I need a new set of "used" ones before this track day
Are there any good/reliable places ?
What will be the damage ?
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Are there any good/reliable places ?
What will be the damage ?
Not sure Riju... I got lucky last time as it was put on sale by Nitrous.

I've got a number from Deepak (Tyrestore) will go and check this weekend. Not sure of the cost either

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Damn, i was in Blore with the VTEC till the 28th!!!! If only this could have happened last week end.

Sounds a bit impractical, but i'l try n get the car if possible.

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Not sure Riju... I got lucky last time as it was put on sale by Nitrous.

I've got a number from Deepak (Tyrestore) will go and check this weekend. Not sure of the cost either
goutam can you check for a set for me too. i'll mount them on 13 inch rims for the vtec. cannot afford to mess up these xm1s my dad will kill me
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I did 3 track days on them with no real damage.. depends on your driving style, cutting corners etc I think will screw them up but with proper lines there will be no problem. I went on a set of 4 laps at a time and they were fine
ravin the way you drive is so different from the way i drive i'm quite sure i'll shred the hell out of them
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Manek: Wear, not much provided you drive well. For oyur driving, I dont think wear will be an issue. You are afterall the king of the track!

Grip: Practically non existent. Especially once your tyre heats up. Grip will be substantially worse than the GIIIs on your 800.
nikhil : gonna need your help here. need 13 inch honda ohc rims and used slicks if possible.
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guys, i've never done a track day before with my car but planning to come this time. can someone guide me on all the prep i need to do and essentials pls
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.. junk the practicality this time and bring on the vtec!

Let's go and have a blast!!

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Damn, i was in Blore with the VTEC till the 28th!!!! If only this could have happened last week end.

Sounds a bit impractical, but i'l try n get the car if possible.

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goutam can you check for a set for me too. i'll mount them on 13 inch rims for the vtec. cannot afford to mess up these xm1s my dad will kill me
Sure Manek, I am planning to go there on Saturday. Will keep you posted. What size I am guessing 175/70?
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