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Old 31st March 2012, 12:44   #61
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Michelin is releasing few other sizes. Stocks to reach dealers by early next week. Details of the other sizes can be seen in website.

I went today for replacing my Indica 165/65/R13 to XM1+, and checked with the dealer and he told about new stock delivery early next week.

Price quoted was Rs.3700. Thought I would wait for couple of days and take a chance.

Only time will tell if this is a good decision.
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Old 31st March 2012, 23:32   #62
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The Swift Z stock size is 185/65 R15. I was looking for a good tyre to upgrade.

The MRF ZVTV, that came with the car is lousy to say the least. No good tyre was available in the stock size. And I didn't want to upsize as I felt the stock dimensions are apt for the Swift. Don't want to bog the car down, strain the components or lose out on comfort. I was preparing for the next best option, the 195/60 R15 in XM2.

And guess what, the XM2 is now available in 185/65 R15. So, finally found the tyres.

They have released a host of other sizes. But no 195/60 R15
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Got 185/65/14 XM2 installed on my Figo today. Got them for 4650 with free alignment, balancing & nitrogen. I had Goodyear gt3 earlier and compared to them these are super silent. They're also more broader than the XM1+.
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if you have any preference, let me know i can find out..its very close to my house.
My cousin has booked a Dzire diesel Zdi (top of the line with alloys and low(er) profile tires. I am pushing him to change out tires, same size, no upping.
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got my new XM2 for verna at the HSR (banaglore) outlet of tyre empire
paid 4600 per tyre + extra for allignment , balancing + nitrogen
the dealer was sying that the price is gonan increase , not sure if he was telling the truth !
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Michelin is releasing few other sizes. Stocks to reach dealers by early next week. Details of the other sizes can be seen in website.

I went today for replacing my Indica 165/65/R13 to XM1+, and checked with the dealer and he told about new stock delivery early next week.

Price quoted was Rs.3700. Thought I would wait for couple of days and take a chance.

Only time will tell if this is a good decision.

XM2 may take another week to 10 days. Could not wait for it. Went ahead with XM1+. Got a good deal of Rs 3300.
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Does the launch of XM2 mean that the price of XM1+ comes down?
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Old 3rd April 2012, 00:21   #68
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Does the launch of XM2 mean that the price of XM1+ comes down?
XM1 + 165/65/R13 price on Friday Rs 3500. Price today Rs 3300.

Price of XM2 Rs 3700

They will cut the price to clear the stock
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I read from some international forums that the XM2 features three grooves for tyres with cross section 195 & above. All tyres 185 & below are two grooves. For ex: There are only two grooves for size 185/65/15.

Can someone confirm this? And if so, will it affect the wet weather performance of the smaller tyres? Especially the 185 as it is a wide tyre.

Got the following picture from the FB page of MichelinMalaysia. Shows both pattern.
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I am thinking of getting the very bad goodyear GPS OEI ones on my estilo changed. Talked to couple of tyre dealerships and XM2 is quoted at 3200 per pc. While there would be improvements over XM1, what exactly are those? I would rather prefer XM1 if i get those at decent price point. Size is 155/65/13
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I was looking for new shoes for my car, today went ahead with XM1+ as XM2 was not available and moreover i liked the tread of XM1+ then XM2, other options considered were acelere and A drives, extended the budget and got XM1 for 4000 per tyre, size 175/70/r13.

It will too early to say anything about them, just drove 4 km after the change.

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I will be getting delivery of my Skoda Rapid Ambition TDI coming week. The stock tyres are Apollo Acelers 175/70/14. I spoke to some tyre dealers on this forum and realised that I would have to pay some 14k to get my brand new stock tyres exchanged for Michelin XM2 185/65/14. Is it worth it? My driving would be primarily in city, with occasional highway driving. I would be looking for comfort, softer drive over potholes , good braking and grip.
My last car was a NHC ZX which as on the stock bridgestone tyres till I sold it.

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I will be getting delivery of my Skoda Rapid Ambition TDI coming week. The stock tyres are Apollo Acelers 175/70/14. I spoke to some tyre dealers on this forum and realised that I would have to pay some 14k to get my brand new stock tyres exchanged for Michelin XM2 185/65/14. Is it worth it? My driving would be primarily in city, with occasional highway driving. I would be looking for comfort, softer drive over potholes , good braking and grip.
My last car was a NHC ZX which as on the stock bridgestone tyres till I sold it.
Not necessary! The Aceleres are good enough and secondly upgrading to 185 wont make much of a difference. Save the money for some other upgrade like ICE or something!
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I will be getting delivery of my Skoda Rapid Ambition TDI coming week. The stock tyres are Apollo Acelers 175/70/14. I spoke to some tyre dealers on this forum and realised that I would have to pay some 14k to get my brand new stock tyres exchanged for Michelin XM2 185/65/14. Is it worth it? My driving would be primarily in city, with occasional highway driving. I would be looking for comfort, softer drive over potholes , good braking and grip.
My last car was a NHC ZX which as on the stock bridgestone tyres till I sold it.
IMO, If the quote is for five tyres, then you should be looking at a deal somewhere around Rs 12.5k. And if it is for only four tyres, it would be a good deal for Rs 10k.
That's just me, you can debate it with your wisdom. Probably, nikhil, our tyre expert in the forum can help. He has done a MRF ZLo review. It is an easy search; and PM him. He would be happy to help
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But it's not worth it! The Aceleres are good enough for day to day use and even highway driving.
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