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Old 16th October 2017, 10:08   #136
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How are Michelin Energy XM2 holding up?

I see some offers on Amazon for XM2. Little skeptical of buying from there.

My car is in due for tyre change. Currently it is running on Conti MC5 205/55-R15. Planning to stick to the same size, else will go to 195 profile.
It is been more than 3500kms with the new tires and I am very happy with the performance. Felt a world of difference in comfort and braking. Went to Sakleshpur immediately after replacing the tire and went on some bad roads. No issues and was very comfortable. Even I had offers in online portals but went ahead with Tire Empire as I had the 0% EMI and also did balancing and alignment. Also, 5600 per tire did not look bad.

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It is been more than 3500kms with the new tires and I am very happy with the performance. Felt a world of difference in comfort and braking. Went to Sakleshpur immediately after replacing the tire and went on some bad roads. No issues and was very comfortable. Even I had offers in online portals but went ahead with Tire Empire as I had the 0% EMI and also did balancing and alignment. Also, 5600 per tire did not look bad.
Thank you.

Which tyre profile did you go with? Stock size, 185?
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Thank you.

Which tyre profile did you go with? Stock size, 185?
Yes, I went ahead with the stock size as I was very happy with its performance. May be I would have upgraded to 195 profile, but did not have any pressing need to do so.
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Did you your your car a new pair of shoes? Curios to know, since if you did, you would have had a run on the new pair of tyres for quite some time now. if you could give a small review on your choice, it would help me and some others as well, in making an informed decision for a tyre change.
Apologies for the slow reply. I got the stock Apollo Alnacs 185s from Lal Tyres, Whites Road, Chennai. They’ve already run over 34k kms and no road noise like the OEM Apollo Alnac the car was delivered with. The retail tyres are performing better than expected. I still have 5mm tread remaining. Yes, I’m shocked too
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Hello everyone,
The stock Appolo's on my 2014 1.6 has run 50000 kilometers, now I'm planning on replacing them with either Michelin Primacy 3ST or Yokohama Blue Earth AE50 but very very confused since both these are among the most premium offerings in the market. An overall review or rating or comparison between the above two from users will be really helpful.
And I'm looking for 195/60/R15 size and I need a complete all rounder of a Tyre which is superior in all aspects please do give in your valuable feedback.
Thank you.
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Hello everyone,
The stock Appolo's on my 2014 1.6 has run 50000 kilometers, now I'm planning on replacing them with either Michelin Primacy 3ST or Yokohama Blue Earth AE50 but very very confused since both these are among the most premium offerings in the market. An overall review or rating or comparison between the above two from users will be really helpful.
And I'm looking for 195/60/R15 size and I need a complete all rounder of a Tyre which is superior in all aspects please do give in your valuable feedback.
Thank you.
Dushyant
Both the tires are good. Much better than the stock apollos.
Primacy 3st is one of the best all round tires available in market.
Also tried and tested by many members here. I have done 40k kms so far and looks good for another 20k kms.

Below link you can find Gannu_1 feedback after doing 90k kms on 1st set of primacy 3st
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post4405904
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Hmm. Ok so I up sized to 195/60r15 Yokohama earth 1 for 19500 including alignment and balancing from Tyre emporium Malviya Nagar. Feel super smooth with nice grip, probably because I am comparing these two 61300 km old tyres.
So this was 3 years ago. The reading on my odo is 176000 or so. No tyre change in the interim. Regular rotation with balancing and allignment was all I did. So after about 115000 km, it seems it's time for another change. What is the current recommendation? I own a 2013 Radid diesel elegance.
I have been very satisfied with the yokos but just wanted to know if there is anything better available. This includes another brand as well as another size within yokohama range.
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