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Old 10th May 2007, 18:02   #46
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I think the 13" Michelins dont have Energy written...

I feel Energy is written to those which have some content of Silica and those are 14" and above....

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Old 10th May 2007, 18:06   #47
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@kpzen... it is probably an import from US or France. Most of the michelins we get are from thailand, very rarely do you see the US & French imports.
Even my tyre has MADE IN THAILAND tag....Michelin might have a manufacturing unit there....
But does that mean Energy is bought from US...
iraghava, Can u confirm where is this tyre made (that Energy one)?

I felt Energy is a different brand from 14" onwards and nothing to do where it is made...

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Kevin - Where is one of the wheel nuts of the Accent?
Dunno!!! The accent had Wierd combo of tyres
It had two certis tyres, one XM1 and one Turanza ER60.....
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It had two certis tyres, one XM1 and one Turanza ER60.....
Trying to accomplish VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF TIRES ah ?
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@kpzen... it is probably an import from US or France. Most of the michelins we get are from thailand, very rarely do you see the US & French imports.
EL _ I doubt that it's from France/US primarily because such small sizes are not sold there, so chances of them being manufactured there are quite remote. Also, another factor is that since we have an FTA with Thailand I'm quite sure it saves a lot of duty for the companies to import tyres from there.

However, we do get larger tyres (16" & above) from France.

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Even my tyre has MADE IN THAILAND tag....Michelin might have a manufacturing unit there....
Yes they do, also see my brief explanation above.

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But does that mean Energy is bought from US...
No, that's highly unlikely. Two reasons for that:

1. They won't be manufacturing such small tyres there.
2. The freight will kill their margins.

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iraghava, Can u confirm where is this tyre made (that Energy one)?
It's also Made in Thailand.

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Michelin Thailand site doesn;t show any size below 175...
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could be because those sizes are meant only for export (to india, pak, sl,bangla)?
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How can two cars with similar structure n weight with same stock size tyres be recommended with different psi ?
Both Zen n Alto have same stock tyre size with the following recommended air pressure
Zen 24psi
Alto 30psi
Has to do with the suspension tuning for the respective cars. The cars would be recommended lower/higher pressures depending on their suspesnion specs & tuning.

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Horrid. Have you seen my review? Wear out too fast, and become very hard after 10,000 kms. Too noisy. Hate them.

Waiting to change the Benz to Michelins
Ahhh I remember reading about it, will hunt it out once again! And yes Michelins would be nice, this time try the Pilot Preceda PP2 (Later-gen model compared to Monkey's Pilot Preceda) or Pilot Primacy both should be good but slightly different. PP2 will be sport biased whereas Primacy would be comfort biased.

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So what do I do with my GSD II's . Already have had a bad puncture but then I blame it on the roads to Nandi Hills.
RJ - I distincly remember telling you earlier not to go in for GSD2's! But never mind if they are working fine let them be until they trouble you. As for the puncture don't be so worried, they happen a lot of the times for no fault of the tyres so learn to accept it as a normal occurance until it starts happening too frequently. Once you've worn them out then shift to other tyres, till them let them be.
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Michelin Thailand site doesn;t show any size below 175...
It does but not in Energy, only in Certis. Probably because as EL said they might be produced only for the Export market. Infact, if you check out their catalogue the Energy series is only available in 14".
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Infact, if you check out their catalogue the Energy series is only available in 14".
so how much different these energy and non-energy ones are? Is this non-presence of silica an issue at all??
While we are at it, can you list other michelin car patterns and detail for what category(sports, comfort etc) they are?
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I think the 13" Michelins dont have Energy written...

I feel Energy is written to those which have some content of Silica and those are 14" and above....

Abhi
yes thats the reason why energy is not printed on 13" tyres since they dont have any silica content.
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yes thats the reason why energy is not printed on 13" tyres since they dont have any silica content.
My tyres have energy printed on them & they are 13 inches. i dont think it has silica content either.
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My tyres have energy printed on them & they are 13 inches. i dont think it has silica content either.
Ooops, now it is getting interesting.... That means there is chance that there may be some silica coating in my 13" as well.... We need to find out what is this Energy brand all about....

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Guys I don't think it's a big deal. As we already know from the Michelin Australia website 13" are non-Silicon but are very good even then and I'm sure that Esteem_Lover can testify about that.

AFAIK All XM1's have their complete badging as Energy XM1 and the same is also printed on the sticker that is stuck onto the tyre when it leaves the factory. For some reason Michelin has now decided not to print Energy on it's 13" and that can be for various reasons including Designing of the sidewall or a design update.

I seriously don't think it's something to be worried about.
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Guys I don't think it's a big deal. As we already know from the Michelin Australia website 13" are non-Silicon but are very good even then and I'm sure that Esteem_Lover can testify about that.
Yes, it is non-silica, still the rubber is damn good, miles ahead of the competition. 2 days ago fitted the same Energy XM1s for my brother's wagonR. costed 2.2k each for 155/70/13. If there is silica the price would go up sharply.
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