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Old 21st January 2018, 23:04   #91
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Default Re: My Ford Figo 1.5L TDCi - The Mile Cruncher: 70,000 km up!

New shoes for the Figo:
Odometer reading: 75575KM

After thinking a lot about upsizing from the current 185/65/R14 Michelins (the Figo got them on day one itself) to 195/60/R14 tyres, I finally decided against it. I've been pretty happy with 185 section tyres. Only on rare occasions, during corner carving, I've felt a faint need for 195 section tyres. Moreover, 195 sections seemed like pushing the limits for the 14'' wheels. Another deterrent was the scant availability or rather unavailability of 195/60/R14s!! Hence decided to stick with the same size. Replaced the current Michelins with brand new 185/65/R14 Michelin XM2s yesterday. Also retained the best among the old tyres as the spare tyre(disposed off the existing not-used-even-once 175/65/R14 MRF spare tyre).
Observations post tyre change: Although the tyres still had a good 10K to 15K KMs left in them going by the tread depth, they seemed like they are past their prime condition post the 60K KM mark. This was confirmed during my 70KM drive after the tyre change yesterday. The ride was markedly smoother with improved grip levels. The belief that tyres should ideally be changed at the 50K KM mark irrespective of tread depth has only become stronger!!
Pics: Latest​ Odo reading and the new Michelins
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