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Old 28th July 2012, 14:32   #136
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Basically it is illegal to drive on when the TWI is indicating that it's time to change.

Of course, it is also illegal to drive with high beam, drive rashly, drive on the wrong side, drive under the influence, etc....

If you dont get caught, you are within the law.
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I am planning to change my OEM Good year tyres on my Honda City as they have already done 30,000+ Kms. I am getting a quote of Rs 5,325 (all inclusive) for XM2 from Sai Iyengar Tyres on Bannerghatta Road. Is that a reasonable price? Thanks in advance.
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I am planning to change my OEM Good year tyres on my Honda City as they have already done 30,000+ Kms. I am getting a quote of Rs 5,325 (all inclusive) for XM2 from Sai Iyengar Tyres on Bannerghatta Road. Is that a reasonable price? Thanks in advance.
I am sorry I could not edit this post as it had already crossed the 30 minute limit. The specification of the tyre that I am looking for is 175/65/14.
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I am sorry I could not edit this post as it had already crossed the 30 minute limit. The specification of the tyre that I am looking for is 175/65/14.
looks a tad expensive. should be somewhere near 5000 per tyre. two months ago this size was available for 4850 per tyre and i do not think the price would have gone up this much.
what all is being offered to you for the quoted price (alignment, nitrogen, balancing, any goodies)?
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looks a tad expensive. should be somewhere near 5000 per tyre. two months ago this size was available for 4850 per tyre and i do not think the price would have gone up this much.
what all is being offered to you for the quoted price (alignment, nitrogen, balancing, any goodies)?
Alignment, Balancing and Nitrogen as part of the price quoted... Should that account for the increased price?
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The price is supposed to be 4975/- according to Michelin's price list. Something is very very wrong here.
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The specification of the tyre that I am looking for is 175/65/14.
If your car is 2010 model as appearing in your signature and if they are OE tires, then the size would be 175/65/R15.
It is always better to check the prices with other tire shops and also the date of manufacture.
Have you considered upsizing to 195/60/R15, the OE alloys will accommodate this size without any problems.
Has your GY tires worn out in 30k KM? why do you want to change the tires?
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Basically it is illegal to drive on when the TWI is indicating that it's time to change.

Of course, it is also illegal to drive with high beam, drive rashly, drive on the wrong side, drive under the influence, etc....

If you dont get caught, you are within the law.
Is it also illegal for the tyre dealers to let the cars drive away when they know that TWI indicates to change?

I have had Discount tires (U.S, so not tyres ) give me two spares for the tyres that were worn out for free until they got the tyres that I ordered.
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Is it also illegal for the tyre dealers to let the cars drive away when they know that TWI indicates to change?
Thankfully, this isnt illegal. And trust me, no tyre shop wants to let go of someone with worn out tyres! It's business for us!
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If your car is 2010 model as appearing in your signature and if they are OE tires, then the size would be 175/65/R15.
It is always better to check the prices with other tire shops and also the date of manufacture.
Have you considered upsizing to 195/60/R15, the OE alloys will accommodate this size without any problems.
Has your GY tires worn out in 30k KM? why do you want to change the tires?
Thanks. It is indeed 175/65/R15. I finally got it changed at Tyre Empire in HSR Layout. I am going on a trip to Kanyakumari and Trivandrum over this weekend and will post my thoughts on my car's new set of shoes post that.

And though the GY tyres had not worn out, I was fed up of that feeling of loss of control at any speed over 140 and the loud tyre noise.
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Just updated to Michelin XM2 - 185/70 R14 in my new swift from stock MRF tyres and improvements are really good. Suddenly there is no road noise, vehicle is more stable, etc... It is worth spending for XM2 IMO.
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Hi Guys,

Need to replace tyres for my Baleno. My priorities are Road Noise (As low as possible), Road Grip (As High as possible), and overall performance. Wanted to know if XM1+ would be better than XM2+?

Price wise, there isn't a big difference, and am not too worried about XM1's offering lower fuel economy than XM2's

Thoughts?
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Hi all.

Just bought the XM2 for my new i20 asta yesterday , stock size: 185/65/14, and i upsized it to 185/70/14.

with the pathetic conditions of Hyderabad roads, comfort is the top most priority!

comfort and dry grip are great, didn't try wet grip yet.

price: Rs.4,700/- per tyre,
oem tyre - Apollo, taken back for Rs.3,000/- per tyre.

definitely recommended these.
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Hi all.

Just bought the XM2 for my new i20 asta yesterday , stock size: 185/65/14, and i upsized it to 185/70/14.

with the pathetic conditions of Hyderabad roads, comfort is the top most priority!

comfort and dry grip are great, didn't try wet grip yet.

price: Rs.4,700/- per tyre,
oem tyre - Apollo, taken back for Rs.3,000/- per tyre.

definitely recommended these.
Hey where did you get yours from(shop) ? I am getting them for 4600 a piece from Ashoka Wheels and looking at the price people have taken it for, it looks a pretty decent price to me. I am upsizing from 175/65 R14 to 185/65 R14 !!
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Hi, fiesta,

I bought it from Ashoka.
185/70/14 for Rs.4,800 per tyre.
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