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Old 6th July 2012, 15:25   #121
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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.

Yes Super tyre Tec offer least price and xm2 are best ones to buy and we are happy with ride quality as well.
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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.
How much did you pay for each tyre?
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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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May I know the week/year stamp on XM2s?
I m not getting anything letter than 4/12
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How much did you pay for each tyre?
Rs. 4600/- per tyre including fittment, balancing and alignment. This was on 15 May 2012 - the prices may have changed between then and now.
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I got 11/12 as mfg date. 4/12 is also fine. XM2 is very good in wet condition and also I found nothing different compared to XM1+

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Thats gr8. But i finally bought the 4/12 s.

Michelin claims that XM2 is better in terms of handling,braking, tyre life,fuel economy.... Will see how it is
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May I know the week/year stamp on XM2s?
I m not getting anything letter than 4/12
On 30 May 2012, what I got was a 0212, 3 nos of 0312 and a 0412. So the 0212 went as the spare and the rest are on. I noticed that the rolling resistance is relatively low in the XM2s. Slightest of the gradient and the vehicle starts rolling off (lesser resistance = more FE?). May be it has to do with the weight of the car as well. Or is it the other way round? not sure.
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I have felt the same after fitting the XM2s. It should definitely translate to a better FE.
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Hello Tyre Gurus,
I am planning for tyre change (Not upgrade as I am going for the same size) for my ford classic. The stock tires are MRF 175/65 R14. After taking advice here I have decided for Michelin Energy XM2 Tubeless 175/65R 14. The current price is 4850 per tyre in some online portals.
My question is, how much I can get for my stock tires if I change immediately and where can I get the best trade in value. I have booked my car in Cauvery Ford near R.T Nagar, Bangalore.
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On 30 May 2012, what I got was a 0212, 3 nos of 0312 and a 0412. So the 0212 went as the spare and the rest are on. I noticed that the rolling resistance is relatively low in the XM2s. Slightest of the gradient and the vehicle starts rolling off (lesser resistance = more FE?). May be it has to do with the weight of the car as well. Or is it the other way round? not sure.
The XM1 and XM2 both have very low rolling resistance. I too have noticed this on the XM1+. The car just goes on and on. I've done around 36k kms on my XM1+ and they have got another 15k kms worth of tread on them which I should finish in less than 10 months. I'm eagerly awaiting for the XM2 which improves rolling resistance further and lasts even longer. Michelin tyres are very durable and soft and supple. I have used them in all environments and I've been extremely happy over the past 2 years with them. They were an eyeopener on what a good tyre is when I changed from the MRF ZVTS to these.

p.s. This is on an Alto, so it does not have to do with the car weight, just the tire design.
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The current price is 4850 per tyre in some online portals.
Check with changemytyre.com. They gave me a discount of Rs. 1000 over and above their low price for 185/60/R 14 Michelin XM2s. Good after sales experience.

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..and they have got another 15k kms worth of tread on them which I should finish in less than 10 months
How do we measure the tread wear on the XM2s? Remember reading somewhere about a small triangle mark on the sidewall on some make of tire where we need to check. In the XM2s, I see a bridge sort of a connection between the ridges at a certain depth. Wondering if that is what we should be watching for. When that touches the tarmac, drive into the nearest Michelin store for a change of shoes? Or is it just my imagination running wild?
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How do we measure the tread wear on the XM2s? Remember reading somewhere about a small triangle mark on the sidewall on some make of tire where we need to check. In the XM2s, I see a bridge sort of a connection between the ridges at a certain depth. Wondering if that is what we should be watching for. When that touches the tarmac, drive into the nearest Michelin store for a change of shoes? Or is it just my imagination running wild?
Yes. Exactly right. That is the tread wear indicator.
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Yes. Exactly right. That is the tread wear indicator.
Is the mandatory to change the tires if the TWI is exposed to the road? Or can it be run for a couple of hundred kms before changing.?
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Is the mandatory to change the tires if the TWI is exposed to the road? Or can it be run for a couple of hundred kms before changing.?
Mandatory by law: yes
Mandatory by safety standards: yes

However you can pull on for a couple hundred kms if you are driving in the city at low speeds and in dry weather. If it rains, drop your speed to an even comfortable level. The problem is it is very subjective, hence be on the safer side and use your best judgement. Preferably change your tires within a fortnight.
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