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Old 3rd September 2013, 10:58   #346
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Moved from Continental CPC2 195/60 to Michelin XM2 185/65 in May 2012; done about 11000+ kms in the past year on the XM2.

I feel there is some amount of tyre noise, has a good road grip, brakeing is nice, had no issues but for some reason I was more confident on the Continentals - my personal views here as I was on Continenal for 4 years. No wear in tear in the past 1+ year tyres seem to be as good as new.
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Old 3rd September 2013, 22:46   #347
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Any reason you are not considering Yoko C Drives. I would definitely opt for them.
I don't want to increase width of the tires. C Drives doesn't have 70 or 80 profile with 175 for 13". It has only 60 which make the wheel arch space even more and doesn't look good to me. I am preferring 70 or above to reduce the gap and give the wheels a meatier look.
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I don't want to up size exactly but want to increase the profile little bit if it's technically not wrong. Otherwise okey with existing ratios.
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You want a downsize then.
Put in your current tyre size in here and look at the options with higher profile. Also note the supported rim sizes.
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You want a downsize then.
Put in your current tyre size in here and look at the options with higher profile. Also note the supported rim sizes.
Not downsizing certainly.
I want to keep the 175 and 13 constant. Its only 70 profile that I want to increase to 80 (that too if it's technically right to do so and yoko A drive or michelin xm2 offers).
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Any reason you are not considering Yoko C Drives. I would definitely opt for them.
C drives are not available in 13 inch
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C drives are not available in 13 inch
I think they are avaiable, I checked yesterday on yokohama-India website.
but the profile is 60 only.
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I think they are avaiable, I checked yesterday on yokohama-India website.
but the profile is 60 only.
Is it? OK . But most retailers dont stock it in that size.(13 inch)
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My query of which tires to go for still remains!?!
so should I go for yokohama A drive - AA01 or Michelin XM2?
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My query of which tires to go for still remains!?!
so should I go for yokohama A drive - AA01 or Michelin XM2?

Both are good. But have also heard no so great reviews about XM2 considering its price. A Drives are a better choice i feel since it offers everything XM2 offers at a lesser price point
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Replaced stock Goodyear GT3s with XM2s, 175/65/R14 82H, 1813 lot, for my Vista from Tyre Care, Coimbatore for Rs. 4700/tyre. Total Rs. 18800/- with free alignment, balancing, weights, valves and nitrogen. Most of the dealers quoted Rs. 5025/tyre and Tyre Care came down from an initial quote of Rs. 4900/- Thanks to Nikhilb2008 for suggesting XM2s.

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a) Ride and handling have improved remarkably.
b) Slightly noisy on rough tarmac but silent on good roads.
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My query of which tires to go for still remains!?!
so should I go for yokohama A drive - AA01 or Michelin XM2?
Go for the A Drives. They are pretty good and cost quite a bit lesser than xm2s.
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Go for the A Drives. They are pretty good and cost quite a bit lesser than xm2s.
Thanks fellas.
Even I was inclined towards A drives for their better VFM.

One more query...
I am retaining my stock rims with new tubeless tires (putting tubeless on rims for first time), can I also fill nitrogen in them?
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Thanks fellas.
Even I was inclined towards A drives for their better VFM.

One more query...
I am retaining my stock rims with new tubeless tires (putting tubeless on rims for first time), can I also fill nitrogen in them?
Yes please, go ahead. Nitrogen will make the ride more comfy.
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Got 195/60 R15 XM2 for our Swift. It is a new size for XM2 and got 3 grooves instead of the 2 for the 185s and lower.

The big positive is the great ride and lower noise. I hear more wind noise now.

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Got 195/60 R15 XM2 for our Swift. It is a new size for XM2 and got 3 grooves instead of the 2 for the 185s and lower.
How much did you pay for them? Yesterday got them fitted in my friends punto for 5750 per tyre in Bangalore.
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