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Old 4th June 2012, 08:36   #106
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Can someone please help me how to identify the manufacturing date on Michelin Enery XM2 tyres? Is it the same wwyy (week & year)? I recently purchased for my Innova and it shows 0312. Given that these tyres were launched in India by March12, it should be at least 1212 or later?
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Purchased 4 185/70R14 XM2s for my swift. Got it for Rs.4750 per tyre including installation, Nitrogen, and wheel balancing from Lokmanya Tyres in Pune. Drove around 50kms after the installation and initial impression is very good. Definitely much quieter than stock tyres. Grip is also improved and can be felt while cornering, may be because of wider patch. Earlier I had 165/80R14s.

I think because of wider footprint pickup is slightly dropped.

What is the correct air pressure for these tyres? Anyone having swift ZDI please let me know what Maruti recommends.

Going to Mumbai tomorrow. Will update about highspeed performance of the tyres.

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Can someone please help me how to identify the manufacturing date on Michelin Enery XM2 tyres? Is it the same wwyy (week & year)? I recently purchased for my Innova and it shows 0312. Given that these tyres were launched in India by March12, it should be at least 1212 or later?
It was launched officially in March 2012. Doesnt mean they started producing it in March 2012.
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Friends, for my needs of better low speed ride comfort (100 % city driving), and high fuel economy, for my Esteem Vxi, which would be better, 155/80/R13, or 175/70/R13 ?

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Friends, for my needs of better low speed ride comfort (100 % city driving), and high fuel economy, for my Esteem Vxi, which would be better, 155/80/R13, or 175/70/R13 ?

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I am using 175/70/R13 A drives on my Esteem. The grip is decent and compared to 155's the 175 tyres are definetly more confidence inspiring. I would recommend the 175s is a better choice because of the better grip levels without much loss in FE. XM2 is slso available in 175/70/R13. I had to decide between XM2 and A drives. I chose the A drives as i heard good reviews and yokos were lighter on the wallet for similar performance. The XM2 felt a lot heavier than the A drives.

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I had recommended XM2 for neighbour's Accent. His previous tyre choice was Bridgestone S322 & he didn't feel any difference after moving to XM2 in terms of ride comfort or gliding kind of feeling.
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After using Michellins on Alto, Safari, Santro and used Bridgestone and Goodyear on other 3-4 cars I owned I can say Michelin is best one and Bridgestone comes next. I am going to try XM2 very soon,

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After using Michellins on Alto, Safari, Santro and used Bridgestone and Goodyear on other 3-4 cars I owned I can say Michelin is best one and Bridgestone comes next. I am going to try XM2 very soon
Did you get a chance to check out Yokohama as well? I thought it had a position somewhere around Bridgestone and Michelin. Of course, choice of tyres largely depends on your requirements; in terms of nature of usage, FE and so many other factors. By the way, I myself got XM2s recently for Innova and "so far.. so good". Yes, it picks up every stone from the tarmac that can fit in between the grooves. I am not sure if I should be worried.
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Hi McTurbo, I went for Michelin xm2 185/70 R14 for my Logan, 4775/- per tyre cost including Tyre fitment, balancing, alignment. I agree Michelin tyre picks up every stone :-) also first few days it does like that and from there it will be alright. Its the case in all Michelin tyres I tried till date. Ride is comfy and driven until 120kmph speed. It gives confidence for sure.

I have shopped for XM2 in Hercules Tyre Banashankari ring road outlet.

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Got my friend's Rapid tires changed directly out of the showroom from Apollos to Bridgestones. The dealer kept pushing saying that the Michelins were much better. But the price difference made the Bridgestone win plus the fact that when he showed both the tires it's just amazing how the Michelin look. They look like sports car tires. As in extremely smooth & the lease number of grooves i have seen on a tire in that category. My friend was totally put off by that as he was of the mindset that this car won't brake well as a result . I was in no mood to debate so left it at that but yes was truly amazed myself by the design. It's an engineering marvel if whatever they say in their ads about their tire are right.
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Got the Marina shod with 4 185/65/14 XM2 and the initial impressions are:
1. The tires are super silent.
2. Comfort level is definitely a league above.
3. The car moves nimbly and sure footed.
4. The tires dont lock under hard braking.
5. Though it says that XM2 have a shorted stopping distance, but I dont know why but I think my braking has become poorer than what it was with the continentals previously or maybe the tires need to run in a bit before the grip improves?
6. The steering has become a tad heavier.

Costed me 4650 a piece here in Chandigarh and lost another 200 for each 175/70/14 Apollo Acelleres that I had put in just a day earlier but changed in favour of the Michelins.
OT but how do you find the XM2 compared to C.drives that you have on the Baleno. I changed from XM1 to C.Drives and there was a BIG improvement in grip.
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I went for Michelin xm2 185/70 R14
@Ravi, Just curious; what is the manufacturing date on your new XM2s? I got mine from Sai Iyengar (Indiranagar). The 205/65/15 (set of 5) came at INR 6400 each, against an exchange price of INR 4400 for the stock Goodyear GT3s. Balancing + Nitrogen filling was part of the deal.

After reading some of the posts on Michelin (horror stories on side wall damages), somehow, I am extra careful on potholes and the speed breakers. Are there any reports yet on sidewall damages on XM2s?
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OT but how do you find the XM2 compared to C.drives that you have on the Baleno. I changed from XM1 to C.Drives and there was a BIG improvement in grip.
The grip is much better with C drives. But then again it depends on the vehicle characteristics as Baleno is a much better balanced and planted than the Indigo. Being heavier Indigo inordinately has more momentum and is slightly difficult to handle around curves and the tyres have to work a lot harder as well. Between XM2 and C drives, overall I think C drives do the job equally well and might not be worth spending more to get XM2s. The longer life aspect ie yet to be vouched by someone.
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Got 185/70R14 XM2 tires for my dad's Logan from Super TireTech, JC Road. A huge improvement in ride quality and handling when compared to OEM JK tires. Super TireTech offered the best prices in comparison to many other dealers I checked with.
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[quote=McTurbo;2821347]@Ravi, Just curious; what is the manufacturing date on your new XM2s?


I have covered 1000km on XM2 and found these are good tyres. I got 18kmpl with speeds between 70-90kmph and it has very good wet grip and ok dry grip. also my car involved in small crash of my careless driving. My 2 brand new tyres rubbed the hill wall at the speed of 50kmph. There are cuts and scratches on tyres but after the wash and refitting there is no air leak surprisingly. But for safety reason I am going to replace them to 2 brand new xm2 soon. Although xm2 price is on higher side I recommend it. Also tyre life is expected to be around 50k km.

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