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Old 8th November 2015, 09:33   #496
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At last, celebration time! You are finally free of the MRF gremlins and other creatures. :P

Yes, the XM2 does look narrower than some other tyres of the same size due to its rounded edges. However, the 195 does look wider because of its third groove. The 185 has only two so it would have looked narrower and you would have noticed it more. But this tyre is comfort oriented so may not feel as sharp as performance oriented tyres but it is still a good performer. That's why noise is also kept down. I have attached a picture of my car's rear tyre. I wonder if it looks any different from a 185/65R15 from the rear.

Tyres seem to have become more expensive now. When I got my tyres in July, the XM2 in 185/70R14 was for 4500 and 185/65R15 for 5000 in Chandigarh. The latter was for the same price in Delhi when I enquired at BK Tyres just over a month back. Don't know about 195/60R15.
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Congrats Anurag for getting rid of faulty tyres and getting peace of mind by replacing them by XM2s.

It was too much you went through but all well what ends well.

For more peace of mind, I think you didn't lose much money. If you consider current market price for what you paid (ZLO 195s) 4350x4 and what you got from buyback 3800x4, comes to Rs.2200. And for those Rs.2200, you drove few thousand kilometers. So, its not much money wasted.

I am not considering XM2s cost because that was always higher than ZLOs. If you got them when you bought ZLOs, you would have spent Rs.5400/- extra anyways (taking current market price).

Hope this gives you some more satisfaction.
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Anurag

Glad to know the MRF saga is over.
Enjoy the Michelins.
Only downside now is, you won't buy anything other than Michelins from now on.
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Congrats Anurag for getting rid of faulty tyres and getting peace of mind by replacing them by XM2s.

It was too much you went through but all well what ends well.
Haha, Thanks Mukesh Sir. The page of mind is restored the moment I was on the highway and the difference that I paid is totally and fully justified.

Drive around 5500+ kms on ZLO in 40 days I guess.

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Only downside now is, you won't buy anything other than Michelins from now on.
Ya, I agree and in happy with this downside. I have chucked the MRF Zapper series in my Karizma and gone for Michelin Sirac Street tyres. So the Michelin legacy continues.
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A Quick UPDATE:

Have gone ahead and got replacement from MRF for the faulty ZLO (195/60 R15) to MRF ZVTV (185/65 R15).

Post the tyre change drove out and went straight to Ashoka Wheels and got Michelin XM2 in the 195/60 R15 specification.

Difference Price I paid was Rs 7600 which is all inclusive of tyres, WA & WB.

Michelin XM2...
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Haha, Thanks Mukesh Sir. The page of mind is restored the moment I was on the highway and the difference that I paid is totally and fully justified.
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Ya, I agree and in happy with this downside....
Hey .. missed checking your thread yesterday.
Congrats on the resolution .. and welcome to XM2 club!!
All is well that ends well

Looks you have already crunched some miles in new treads and liking it!
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Looks you have already crunched some miles in new treads and liking it!
Thank you deepv.

Have almost done 250 kms on the new tyres. Enjoying every bit of drive.

Have realised that I made a mistake in believing that MRF is improved or improved when I had initially changed from ZVTV to the ZLO's. That was a blunder of a mistake which I repent now. Had I bought XM2 at that time, life would have been peaceful. A lesson learnt!

Anyway, thanks for the help.
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What is the normal tyre pressure which one should maintain in the Swift. The car is driven almost with single occupant. But I want to know both the scenarios if the car has 4 passengers and luggage & driver and luggage?
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What is the normal tyre pressure which one should maintain in the Swift. The car is driven almost with single occupant. But I want to know both the scenarios if the car has 4 passengers and luggage & driver and luggage?
In my case, I maintain F=32 psi and R=30 psi whereas manufacturer recommendation is F=31 psi and R=29 psi if driven on 185/65 R15 tyres. I use 195/60 R15 so not sure if the recommendations.

My car hardly takes 4 passengers and luggage as there is no space for both - luggage and 4 passengers. in the 60K kms that my car has taken maximum 3 passengers (incl driver) would have occupied.

I have tried the following combinations:

F=33 psi and R=31 psi,
F=32 psi and R=30 psi,
F=31 psi and R=29 psi.

Of the above, I found F=32 psi and R=30 psi the best for my usage.

PS: All the above are cold tyre pressure readings.
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I have tried the following combinations:

F=33 psi and R=31 psi,
F=32 psi and R=30 psi,
F=31 psi and R=29 psi.
So the diesel does have different tyre pressure for front and rear. Petrol takes the same pressure all around. I maintain 33 psi all around in my tyres.
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So the diesel does have different tyre pressure for front and rear. Petrol takes the same pressure all around. I maintain 33 psi all around in my tyres.
Diesel being a heavier car at the front, the front tyre pressure is more as compared to petrol cars.

With 33 psi, all round, isn't the rear bouncy?
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In my case, I maintain F=32 psi and R=30 psi whereas manufacturer recommendation is F=31 psi and R=29 psi ...
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So the diesel does have different tyre pressure for front and rear. ...
Is it anything to do with diesel or petrol vehicle?
For my Fabia(P) recommendation is 32 (front) and 31 to 34 at rear depending upon total passengers (and/or load).
I keep it at 32 on all, mostly I am driving alone with occasional 2-3 travelers thus making difficult to change.
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Is it anything to do with diesel or petrol vehicle
Not exactly but some the engine is upfront, the weight on the front axle is more hence note air pressure as compared to the rear axle.
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Is it anything to do with diesel or petrol vehicle?
You might see a difference across different fuel variants within the same model as diesel engines are heavier than petrol. My Swift VXi's manual say 33 psi all around IIRC as stock for 165/80R14 tyres. I decided to stick to this even though I have 185/70R14 tyres on my car since the profile is about the same. Different pressure is recommended for 185/65R15 in the manual.
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.. the weight on the front axle is more hence note air pressure as compared to the rear axle.
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You might see a difference across different fuel variants within the same model as diesel engines are heavier than petrol. ...
Thanks .. that's something (diesel engine being heavier) I never paid attention to, just googled a bit and it seems thats one of the reasons for its durability, power, etc.
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Thanks .. that's something (diesel engine being heavier) I never paid attention to, just googled a bit and it seems thats one of the reasons for its durability, power, etc.
I never knew a diesel engine's weight had anything to do with its durability. Diesel engines have high compression ratios and have to withstand greater stresses due to the fact that they are compression ignition engines (fuel mixture is ignited by compression alone and not an arc) which is usually why they are heavier.
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