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Old 26th June 2013, 10:35   #301
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I need suggestions and advice from you guys on tyre upgrades. I own a 2nd generation (Year 2006) WagonR LXI which has now clocked 75000+ kms. The stock tyres were JK Steel Tube tyres 155/65 R13 which got worn out when i completed almost 38000 kms. in the year 2010. I upgraded to Goodyear Duraplus tubeless 155/65 R13 which claims that these tyres will last 1 lakh kilometers... The same service center recommended that i can drive max. 3000 -4000 kms. more on these Goodyear and then i need to upgrade for sure, else it will start giving me troubles.

The JC Road tyre service guy recommends me to upgrade to 165/65 R13 Michelin XM2 and to compliment these dimensions asks me to buy steel rims of width 4.5J x 13 meant for WagonR or buy steel rims of width 5J x 13 meant for Maruti Baleno. The current width of my stock steel rims are 4J x 13.

Now for my question - Does the above upgrade suggestions sound sense or you would like to suggest better specifications for tyre upgrade? Also the price these guys are quoting for Michelin XM2 is Rs. 3350 per tyre. Is this the best deal?

Please advice and thanks in advance for your replies
There's this ownership review by @paragsachania , sry a bit cought up with work so can't find his thread, he uses & recommends XM2, he also added Plati alloys that look quite good. His W-R has covered >2L kms. 100% proper detailed correct advise he'll give. Do check out.

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Hey guys,

I get my new i20 Asta petrol today and I have to change its rubber on all 5 tyres today itself.

Will XM2 give the same performance as Michelin PLC? If not then which tyres should I go for? (I'm mostly looking at silent tyres)

Also, if I want to retain the current alloys, what all sizes can I go for and which one of them would be ideal? (Current size: 185/65/R14)

PS: Expected delivery at 4PM today. URGENT
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Hey guys,

I get my new i20 Asta petrol today and I have to change its rubber on all 5 tyres today itself.

Will XM2 give the same performance as Michelin PLC? If not then which tyres should I go for? (I'm mostly looking at silent tyres)

Also, if I want to retain the current alloys, what all sizes can I go for and which one of them would be ideal? (Current size: 185/65/R14)

PS: Expected delivery at 4PM today. URGENT
Primacy LC is for bigger cars, I don't think you'll get i20 tyres of that brand.
Similarly, XM2 is for smaller cars and is not available for bigger sizes.

So between these two models your only option is the XM2.
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What size should I go for?
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What size should I go for?
With your constraints, there really arent much options of upsizing. I think 195/60R14 will be the only option. You might as well stick to the stock size.

I was just checking up on prices at Changemytyre.com and I see that 195/60R14 XM2s are actually costlier than 195/60R15 PLCs!!

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With your constraints, there really arent much options of upsizing. I think 195/60R14 will be the only option. You might as well stick to the stock size.

I was just checking up on prices at Changemytyre.com and I see that 195/60R14 XM2s are actually costlier than 195/60R15 PLCs!!
Just called BK Tyres in Lajpat nagar, he is advising me to go for 185/70 R14 instead of 185/65 R14. He says that this is because he has received complaints about car bottoming out on speed brakers.

Should I go ahead with that?
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Just called BK Tyres in Lajpat nagar, he is advising me to go for 185/70 R14 instead of 185/65 R14. He says that this is because he has received complaints about car bottoming out on speed brakers.

Should I go ahead with that?
Yes, you can safely go for this size. The only issue you will face is the speedometer error.
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Just called BK Tyres in Lajpat nagar, he is advising me to go for 185/70 R14 instead of 185/65 R14. He says that this is because he has received complaints about car bottoming out on speed brakers.

Should I go ahead with that?
I dont know whether there are any serious complaints about i20s bottoming out.

But 185/70R14 are just a bit beyond the recommended 3% circumeference difference that you should stick to. So personally I dont think that you should do that.

If you are looking for a slight increase in ground clearance, try and find some 195/65R14 tyres. These are within the safe 3% difference. They will give you about a 3-4mm increase in GC compare to a 5-6mm increase for the 185/70R14 tyres.
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Thanks for the help guys. Stuck to srock size as I was not convinced about any other size, in that way I ended up not changing the rubber on the spare.
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I went to swap the tyres on the Swift with 185/65 R15 XM2.

The tyres were made in China. Is that the case? And the manufacturing date was July 2012. So, didn't pick it up. A new lot is expected in about 2 weeks.
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I went to swap the tyres on the Swift with 185/65 R15 XM2.

The tyres were made in China. Is that the case? And the manufacturing date was July 2012. So, didn't pick it up. A new lot is expected in about 2 weeks.
Many Michelin sizes are made in China. Some are also made in The Philippines and Thailand.

Don't worry about the place of manufacture. Fake Tyres are relatively rare. If you are buying from an authorized reputed dealer, chances of getting a 'fake' or counterfeit tyre are very less.
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My Honda City has done 48700kms with the stock shoes and i changed all the four tyres to XM2. The cost was Rs.4823 per tyre. Got it done from Honda showroom. Now there is an offer where you will get Michelin digital tyre pressure measuring gauge free if 4 tyres are purchased. But to my luck that was out of stock. The drive in the highway was really so smooth. But when driven over small potholes, the thud noise becomes more pronounced.
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Hey

I'm planning on getting the XM2 195/60 R14 for an i20 Asta CRDI (stock 185/65 R14). I'm looking for

1. Improved handling and grip
2. Better cornering
3. Good ride
4. Durability - Roads i drive on are often bad or under construction

Is the XM2 a good choice? If not, what would be a better one

Thanks in advance
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My Honda City has done 48700kms with the stock shoes and i changed all the four tyres to XM2. The cost was Rs.4823 per tyre. Got it done from Honda showroom. Now there is an offer where you will get Michelin digital tyre pressure measuring gauge free if 4 tyres are purchased. But to my luck that was out of stock. The drive in the highway was really so smooth. But when driven over small potholes, the thud noise becomes more pronounced.
Check the air pressure. The Thud noise could be due to high pressure.

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I'm planning on getting the XM2 195/60 R14 for an i20 Asta CRDI (stock 185/65 R14). I'm looking for

1. Improved handling and grip
2. Better cornering
3. Good ride
4. Durability - Roads i drive on are often bad or under construction

Is the XM2 a good choice? If not, what would be a better one

Thanks in advance
I would suggest the upsize.

For an i20, 185/65-14 will give all the grip and cornering you could need. Yes, 195/60-14 will be marginally better but the ride quality would suffer and the Ground clearance will suffer as well. This mean the durability of the tyre is also worse/

Stick to 185/65-14 XM2.

Apart from XM2, the Yoko A Drives are good as well. The Aceleres are also good options.

Have a look at all 3-4 brands and compare the pricing with your budget and take a call.
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Check the air pressure. The Thud noise could be due to high pressure.

I would suggest the upsize.

For an i20, 185/65-14 will give all the grip and cornering you could need. Yes, 195/60-14 will be marginally better but the ride quality would suffer and the Ground clearance will suffer as well. This mean the durability of the tyre is also worse/

Stick to 185/65-14 XM2.

Apart from XM2, the Yoko A Drives are good as well. The Aceleres are also good options.

Have a look at all 3-4 brands and compare the pricing with your budget and take a call.

Hi Nikhil

The car already comes with 185/65. Wouldn't 195 be much better on grip? From what I know the difference in clearance would be barely 3mm right?

From this thread it seems the xm2 is much better than the basic A drives or Acceleres(stock).

Also, how much better are the xm2s for bad roads?
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