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Old 22nd September 2015, 15:57   #616
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Just check the month and year of manufacturing from the tyre shop offering 4300 per tyre. If it is under an year old go for it! 4300 is an excellent price for XM2 in that size

He doesn't have 175/65 from 2015 but is offering 185/65. Any suggestions?

Threads on Brio suggest going for 185/65 as a good upgrade.
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Old 22nd September 2015, 16:11   #617
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When I did my tyre upgrade a couple of months back to the XM2 in my Honda City, I insisted that the tyres be not more than 90 days old. Rubber ages with time and even if thread is ok, it does become hard with age. Do not buy 2014 manufactured stock under any circumstances. Try to find another tyre guy who has a recent stock.
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I am going for 185/65/14 Michelin from 2015 stock for 4400 a piece. The owner showed me a poster from Michelin clearly stating that the tyres can be stocked for upto 3 years without any issues. I believe it but still going for 2015 ones as no price difference.
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...The owner showed me a poster from Michelin clearly stating that the tyres can be stocked for upto 3 years without any issues. ...
I remember seeing such a declaration/poster from Michelin while went about looking for XM2 for my car a couple of months back.
From their point of view it obviously makes sense, they consider tyre life to be around 6 years (which is why that 3 years storage period, and they give 3 years of warranty).

But the tyre do degrade when exposed to heat, sunlight, dampness, etc. and depending upon how they are stored the damage varies.
So this is more of a reflection upon the dealer's storage facility rather than tyre quality, chances are very few that company would take too long to ship newer stocks.
Always safe to look for the latest!
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Ya. I agree that buying newer ones do not harm. I bought from 2015 stock Michelin 185/65/14 for 4400 each. It took him 30 mins for installing, wheel alignment etc where as I expected somewhere around 2 hrs. Drove the car for around 10 km but couldn't feel any difference.
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Old 25th September 2015, 14:13   #621
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I changed the rear tires of my Alto to Michelin XM2 yesterday. The front tires are old Michelin XM1+ that look good for a max of another 10K kilometers (25K run already).
I noticed that the tread depth of XM2 is higher - the mechanic also confirmed that Michelin has started giving more tread depth due to user complaints of less tire life.
He claims that the new XM2 easily runs around 55K kilometers (he advises changing these tires in 4 years anyway).
Has anybody noticed this? I now remember that the XM2 I bought for my A-Star last month also has deeper treads.

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Yes, they have deeper threads. Me too noticed this during my recent upgrade.
By the way, i upgraded my WagonR's tyres to Michelin Energy XM2 size 165/65 R14. This is a size that they have not listed on their website, so at first i was a little skeptical about it when i saw the tyres at the dealer. Then i contacted michelin on their toll free number and the representative told me that they manufacture xm2's in this size and i can go for them without any doubt.
I am very much happy about the upgrade and hope they will last me well.
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Changed all 4 tyres of my Alto K10 to Michelin XM2 from Bombay tyres, Vashi. Was trying to push me to go for MRF ZLX but I wanted to try out Michelins. My stock JK Tornados were 5 years old with 30,000 kms but two of the tyres had developed bulges so replaced all of them. Cost me 13200 for all four along with alignment and balancing and new valves. Also another alignment free within 45 days. Overall a good experience and would recommend the store. The owner is amicable

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... Cost me 13200 for all four along with alignment and balancing and new valves. ...
Looks like a very good price for a set of four XM2's ... what is the size of tyres you were looking for?
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Looks like a very good price for a set of four XM2's ... what is the size of tyres you were looking for?
The stock Alto K10 size 155/65/13. I was adamant on buying the XM2s or the Earth 1. But the store had no stock of the Earth 1 so went ahead with the Michelin.
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Just changed all 4 tyres of my Dzire to XM2 (185/165/R15). Total cost 21k including alignment, balancing and new valves.

The ride is much better after the tyre change. The road noise is gone and the grip is simply superb.
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Changed tires of my Swift to 185/70/R14 XM2. Drove 40 km after getting the new tires.
Last night, while taking a U-turn, I hit a RCC manhole cover with steel rods jutting out from it. Two of the rods pierced the tire at two places and tore the side wall.

Unnecessary expense because of idiots in the government looking after the upkeep of the so called roads.
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Took the risk & ordered 4 from Snapdeal for Rs. 18,649 with a 5% cash-back from HDFC Bank, making the Energy XM2 at Rs. 4,300/Tyre.

The tyres are made in Thailand, 2 months old and were received in perfect condition.

Have run around 800 KMs, running perfectly
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...Two of the rods pierced the tire at two places and tore the side wall...
Oops .. that's a bad one.
I suppose the tyre wasn't too old, no other option than to get a new one.


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Took the risk & ordered 4 from Snapdeal ...
Tyre looks fine and deal is good too, but how does warranty work for such purchase. Does Snapdeal offer one?
Also, how did you get them installed .. any charges?
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Oops .. that's a bad one.
I suppose the tyre wasn't too old, no other option than to get a new one.
I got them in August this year. Got a new one yesterday as spare was not in a great condition.
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