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Old 22nd April 2008, 20:20   #76
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long time since i updated this thread, got myself a minor upgrade. michelin xm1+ 185/60 r14. wanted to get pp2 but it was not in stock. purchased from tyre store for 16k after 3.5k buyback for old tyres.

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I need to buy new tires for my dad's Esteem. Can you email me the store name or reply. Or, recommend a reliable store. Nice car you got there. I stored the pics i took of your car in my folder from the last meet.I'll show it to friends back in the States who aren't familiar with car shapes here.Thanx.

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Wow. looks like there some deep thread on the xm1+
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Old 22nd April 2008, 20:35   #78
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I need to buy new tires for my dad's Esteem. Can you email me the store name or reply. Or, recommend a reliable store. Nice car you got there. I stored the pics i took of your car in my folder from the last meet.I'll show it to friends back in the States who aren't familiar with car shapes here.Thanx.

If it isnt too much trouble I wouldnt mind some of those pictures too

I got my tyres at Siremull Hirachand (tyrestore) on Greams Road. Quite a few Chennai TBhpians got their tyres there I think.

I left the owners (Deepak) card in my car will post the number later. I think if you search around here you will get the number too
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Here is the contact number of Mr.Deepak of tyrestore

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@ bottle - please get rid of the TATA Motors mud flap from the gorgeous ride

how is the ride as of now?
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@ bottle - please get rid of the TATA Motors mud flap from the gorgeous ride

how is the ride as of now?
eggactly .....

just yesterday i told him that hehe
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Naa... he loves showing off his tata palio sports station wagon .
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^ shoo shoo , people with ambassadors not allowed to post here

but yea tata motors rocks

ride is good.. not sure if its due to lack of feedback from tyres and lack of noise but it feels floaty while driving straight. cornering is better than old tyres

tyres themselves are dead silent no matter what.. missing the wailing from old goodyears

filled up with nitrogen front 29, rear 28 and finding the ride a bit hard. wondering whether to reduce pressure a bit

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Congrats Bottle.

Pictures of PP2s as you requested.
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nice ride mahu, thanks for the pics

hows the ride with the pp2 ?

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with pp2s it is a kind of love-hate relationship, absolutely love them on highways and good road and curse them on bad city roads. Every irregularity of the road gets transferred in to the vehicle. May be on the next change I will stick with the stock size.
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oh ok, the dealer also was mentioning something like that and was forcing me not to put it for a palio.
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with pp2s it is a kind of love-hate relationship, absolutely love them on highways and good road and curse them on bad city roads. Every irregularity of the road gets transferred in to the vehicle. May be on the next change I will stick with the stock size.
Do you think you're experiencing this because you upgraded to a wider tire (am not sure what size you got) or because you went with the PP2s ?

If you were to make a choice again, would you stick to the stock size (175/65 R14) or upgrade, but consider either XM1+ or A.drives?

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oh ok, the dealer also was mentioning something like that and was forcing me not to put it for a palio.
Bottle, I understand that you got your tires upgraded to XM1+ in 185/60 R14. Did the tire shop recommend not to upgrade, and stick with the stock size?

What has your experience been so far with the XM1+ ? Are you satisfied with your decision of upgrading?

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Hey dude, which fuel do you use in your car?? I use HP power but the car manual says to use 88 octane fuel minimum.

Anyone know what octane HP Power is? And also Which fuel would you guys recommend?
Uttam,
The Palio needs to have just the regular petrol (88 octane) in its tank. The engine is really not designed for 91-octane petrol. You will get slightly better mileage with 88-octane regular petrol in the Palio. So is the case with Honda City i-DSI engines and the Santro engines.
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