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Old 14th March 2016, 13:37   #676
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Apparently Michelin has bitten the bullet, they have tied up with Snapdeal to sell tyres online.
Lets see how good the prices are going to be, now that they are authorized dealers.

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Old 16th March 2016, 06:21   #677
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Changed my previous Michelin XM 2s with another set of Michelin XM 2s.

The XM 2s have been serving my figo for the last 55,000 kms and I'd been pretty happy with performance and reliability. So, at the time of changing, I didn't have to think twice as to which tyre should I choose.
Except for two punctures on one tyre and one each on the other three, the past 55000 kms were pretty hassle free
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How can i get to know the manufacturing date of Energy XM2 tyres and how many months old tyre after manufacturing in Fresh condition is recommended while changing the tyres.

My Ford Classic came with Goodyear tyres which were good for nothing and last week one of the tyre started bulging out, because of which the steering was wobbling and the same phenomena I have seen in one other tyre too now, which is in the early stage. After thorough research I'm planning to upgrade my tyres to Michelin XM2 185-65/R14 from the stock 175-65 R14.

Can some one help me how to recognize the tyre manufacturing date and the age of a recommended new tyre I can choose while changing all 4 tyres. I got a deal from Cartisan for 4950 per tyre at Shiv Shakthi Tyres & Alloys @JC rd Bangalore. Is that a good deal for the above tyre?
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Can some one help me how to recognize the tyre manufacturing date and the age of a recommended new tyre I can choose while changing all 4 tyres. I got a deal from Cartisan for 4950 per tyre at Shiv Shakthi Tyres & Alloys @JC rd Bangalore. Is that a good deal for the above tyre?
Look out for 4 digits on the sidewall of the tyre.

It would be something like 2316. (Example)

It is decoded as the 23rd week of 2016, for the manufacturing date.
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Look out for 4 digits on the sidewall of the tyre.

It would be something like 2316. (Example)

It is decoded as the 23rd week of 2016, for the manufacturing date.
Great. That was real quick repply DRIV3R.

Lemme have a check, is the same format for Goodyear too?

Also a tyre which was sitting idle for say 'x' week/months after the manufacturing date can be a good choice? What can be the recommended value of that 'x'??
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I could n't find any codes to decode the same the only thing I got is the below code. Can some one help me to decode? Is this the actual code to find the date of manufacture from GT3??
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I could n't find any codes to decode the same the only thing I got is the below code. Can some one help me to decode? Is this the actual code to find the date of manufacture from GT3??
MFD code would be imprinted like the one below :

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First two digits is the week
Last two digits is the year of MFD
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Changed my Brio stocks (MRF ZVTV 175/65/R14) which served 40K KMs in 3 plus years. Though ride was not pleasant with the stocks, hardly it got punctured. But recently observed the bulge in the sidewalls and thread level has also gone down considerably.

Replaced all 5 with XM2(175/70/R14). Paid Rs 4800/tyre inclusive of alignment and balancing. Received an exchange value Rs 3000 for the spare tyre which was in pretty good condition. Also received one HDFC gift card worth Rs 600/-.

Have driven around 50KMs in city, feels much better when compared to the stocks! Braking distance and noise got noticeably reduced.

However I have not yet driven with the full load, shall update soon.

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I went to see 185/65 r15 today. I found that the tyre had only 1 tread layer in b/w instead of 2. I checked up online and all the pictures of the same had two tread layers.
Is there anything wrong with those. What effect does no. of tread layers make?
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Hi all,

Atlast zeroed on 185-70 R14 for my Ford Classic from the stock 175-65 R14. Tyre looks big when comparing the previous ones. Even the heignt has increase a bit which i can easily figure out when the car is parked. All 4 changed to Michelin XM2 from good for nothing Goodyear GT3

Had driven for around 100kms. So far so good. Leaser noise level and better handling is what I came across in the first place. Awaiting for my next long drive to Bangalore next month beginning so that I can get back here with much more detailed review.

Tyre cost was 4600/- pee piece. Bought it from Parappally Tyres, Kottayam, Kerala. All tyres were manufactured during the 14th week of 2016.So I assume that's not that old.
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I went to see 185/65 r15 today. I found that the tyre had only 1 tread layer in b/w instead of 2. I checked up online and all the pictures of the same had two tread layers.
I hope you are referring to grooves in tyre, this section also houses TWI(tread wear indicator).
Michelin XM2 in 185/65 (in 14" and 15") size has 2 grooves, check this post (Michelin XM2 Tyres in India) on page 45 of this thread.

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I hope you are referring to grooves in tyre, this section also houses TWI(tread wear indicator).
Michelin XM2 in 185/65 (in 14" and 15") size has 2 grooves, check this post (Michelin XM2 Tyres in India) on page 45 of this thread.

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sorry boss didnt find anything on page 45 (i checked it via mobile app).
In the image attached you can clearly see that there's only one layer of "block"(term in the image you attached).
I talked to the dealer he said that in XM1 there were 2 layers in XM1 only 1 layer comes. I checked other size's also and they all had a single layer.
I want to know that what effect will this have on driving.
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After 72,200 kms on stock MRF Zvtv, finally installed Michelin XM2 185/65/R15 for my 3 year old swift ZDi. I didn't want to go for upsize as I am quite happy with stock tyre specs.

Initial impressions- As of now I have driven 100 kms on this tyre sets, trust me car eats up up broken patches and small potholes very well. Yesterday driven at 100 kmph, what a super silent ride it was. I just hope this tyres will treat me well for next 45-50K kms.
Everyone thanks a lot for your posts, which were quite helpful.
How are your tyres doing? Are they stable at speeds around 100kmph? I am planning to get the same with same specs for Ciaz.

Mod Note : Kindly merge it with my above post,I was unable to edit it.
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In the image attached you can clearly see that there's only one layer of "block"(term in the image you attached).
Tyre width dictates number of blocks. In this particular size, it is not possible to have more than 1 block (2 grooves).
Read this post (Michelin XM2 Tyres in India) & then this one (Michelin XM2 Tyres in India). These 2 posts will explain lack of 2nd block in 185/65R15 size.
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Tyre width dictates number of blocks. In this particular size, it is not possible to have more than 1 block (2 grooves).
Read this post (Michelin XM2 Tyres in India) & then this one (Michelin XM2 Tyres in India). These 2 posts will explain lack of 2nd block in 185/65R15 size.
Thanks for getting me this information, it thoroughly helped
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