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Old 2nd December 2007, 16:40   #31
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My mistake. I meant to say -
"When I bought them, the dealer was quoting Rs 3500 for Michelin XM1 175/65 R14 and Rs 4400 for XM1s in 195/60 R14."

I currently have Maxxis in 195/60 R14.
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Old 2nd December 2007, 17:42   #32
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at Rs. 2200/2400 you'll get Far superior tyres from the bridgstone stable.

I always Believe--- the Tyres and the Brakes are the lifeline of a motorist--they are the only Link to the road and safety,!!
So, they must be top class.

saving 2000 on a set of 4 tyres is JUST NOT worth it Man !!
Well said mate , safety is the top concern , and bridgestone tyres are reputed too
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Really? When I bought them, the dealer was quoting Rs 3500 for Michelin XM1 175/70 R14 and Rs 4400 for XM1s in 195/65 R14.
i bought a set of 5 michelin xm1's in size 195/60r14 for my nhc vtec for 3600 per piece.
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Old 3rd December 2007, 01:00   #34
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Michelin Energy XM1 doesn't come in that size.
oops!sorry i read it as 195/60R14

And btw where is iraghava,he usually is omnipresent in the tire section.i would like to hear what opinion he has on the maxxis tires since he drove the jbl twins shod with maxxis rubber.

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Old 3rd December 2007, 01:56   #35
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Well the Maxxis on the Twins were pretty good with good braking & decent ride comfort. Can't really comment on the road noise much, but it wasn't too high. At the price they sell at they look to be excellent VFM.
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Well the Maxxis on the Twins were pretty good with good braking & decent ride comfort. Can't really comment on the road noise much, but it wasn't too high. At the price they sell at they look to be excellent VFM.

Nice to know that the resident tyre expert has endorsed the Maxxis performance

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Well the Maxxis on the Twins were pretty good with good braking & decent ride comfort. Can't really comment on the road noise much, but it wasn't too high. At the price they sell at they look to be excellent VFM.
Aah.!!
Nice to hear that from a hardcore Michelin fan.
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Aah.!!
Nice to hear that from a hardcore Michelin fan.
But then the michelins are still the best VFM.
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But then the michelins are still the best VFM.
the yoko s-drives or michelin pp2's cost 4.5k for 195/55R15 while the maxxis tires cost 3k per piece,and considering that people up north dont have the privileges of going for track days,the maxxis tires are a good deal considering you will be potteing at 50-80kmph with few occasional maximum speeds of 100-120 .
actually in day to day driving ,i dont think you will be able to tell the difference unless you are in the habit of nitpicking.
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Personally (And this is purely my personal opinion mind) I would still go in for a reputed brand even if it cost more money.
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Personally (And this is purely my personal opinion mind) I would still go in for a reputed brand even if it cost more money.
100% agreed. My safety depends on the only contact patch between the car and the road....and for something as crucial, I would only go with a reputed brand like Michelin, Bridgestone etc. etc. However good the reviews on Maxxis may be, I dont think they would be fitted on any of my cars for a long time to come.
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100% agreed. My safety depends on the only contact patch between the car and the road....and for something as crucial, I would only go with a reputed brand like Michelin, Bridgestone etc. etc. However good the reviews on Maxxis may be, I dont think they would be fitted on any of my cars for a long time to come.
Same here. And that s why I went for Michelin for my car.

But these days I get to see a lot of cars with Maxxis tyres. Does it mean that the products are more reliable now?
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But these days I get to see a lot of cars with Maxxis tyres. Does it mean that the products are more reliable now?
It means more people are importing them into India now !
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i have been using maxxis MA-Z1 on my car for 2 months now and have had no problem what soever...road grip is truelly phenomenal...can take turns at above average speeds without hesitation...
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Have been using Maxxis MA-V1 tyres for over a year now and have just finished 10K kms. Have done many trips on the Mum-Pun expressway driving at 110-120 Kmph.

So far no problems whatsoever.
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