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Old 26th June 2007, 20:28   #16
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If my tyre dealer is bluffing, then settle for the 155/60 or 165/65.

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Old 26th June 2007, 20:43   #17
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I enquired with a tyre shop now and he says 165/60 is available in Energy XM1. Please reconfirm with a different dealer.

If my tyre dealer is bluffing, then settle for the 155/60 or 165/65.
165/60 in Michelin? I will be the happiest one if I get them. Will check with the dealer in Hyderabad. Thanks so much for the information speedzak.

I understand u mean 155/65
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Old 26th June 2007, 21:06   #18
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Whats different about the michelin 'energy' series? Are they available in this size? 175/60/R-13

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Old 26th June 2007, 22:26   #19
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guys my dad is planning to take a new wagonr duo which is due for delivery.. i want to add 14 inch alloys with 195/45/14 tyers ....what will be the cost of 14 inch alloyes and also the tyers..which brand should i go

how will the ride be :( after adding 14 inch alloyes
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Michelin is good on comfort levels.
However make sure you get the 'Energy' series. All XM1 are not 'Energy' series. Check out for 'Energy' badge on tyre.
13" tyres dont have the enerygy brand on them since they dont have the silica compound in them which actually renders them to be fuel saving.michelin's energy series start from 14" and michelin has only the xm1 brand on the 13" tyres.on 14" tyres it becomes xm1 energy due to the silica compund.
yes go for the michelin xm1's for your wagon r,they are good overall(comfort.grip,ride,noise).whereas potenza's seem to have higher tyre noise.
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guys my dad is planning to take a new wagonr duo which is due for delivery.. i want to add 14 inch alloys with 195/45/14 tyers ....what will be the cost of 14 inch alloyes and also the tyers..which brand should i go

how will the ride be :( after adding 14 inch alloyes
14" rims should cost somewhere around 12-15k depending on the design.the tyres would cost 13-14k for a set of four.your ride quality will become very harsh and you will feel each and every undulation on the road.
your suspension will also get damaged after sometime.and maruti's are prone to trim ratlling and you will face that very soon.
no doubt it will look very cool,but i would advise you to stick to 13".
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Now that I am going for some long drives in this monsoon season i.
Please do not go with the mistaken notion that wider tires will give you better grip. On the contrary it is the thinner of the two which will prevent hydroplaning in the wet. Which ever tire you buy make sure that you have a tire thats either manufactured in India or they offer you a good warranty on the tires you buy.Bye and wear your seat belts.
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Old 27th June 2007, 09:55   #23
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13" tyres dont have the enerygy brand on them since they dont have the silica compound in them which actually renders them to be fuel saving.michelin's energy series start from 14" and michelin has only the xm1 brand on the 13" tyres.on 14" tyres it becomes xm1 energy due to the silica compund.
Exactly.
So if Ravi goes for the Michelin, he should be aware of this. Not to regret later when he founds out that its not Energy.
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Yes! Today I found that 155/65 R13 is just XM1, not Energy series, and Potenza 165/60 R13 is not avalable anywhere in Hyderabad

The only option ahead of me is 155/65 R13 Michelin XM1 (not energy).

SpeedZak@ I enquired with two different dealers regarding Michelin XM1 165/60 R13, and they said no such tyre exists from Michelin.

I am wondering now if there is any other better option than Michelin XM1. What about Yokohoma, do I get them in Hyderabad?? Back to full circle.
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why not 175/60's from Potenza? ANd this you can ask someone from Bangy to check abt the Yokos
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why not 175/60's from Potenza? ANd this you can ask someone from Bangy to check abt the Yokos
175/60's do not go well with Wagon R. If you mean 165/60, Potenza is a good option, but out of stock in Hyderabad. Maybe I have to settle for Michelin XM1 155/65.
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Yokohama doesn't have too many options in 13" (atleast available here in India right now. Though that might change once their official dealerships are operational later this year) and I'm not sure what will be available in your town. Better to check with your local dealers first.
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Go for the 165/60 Michelin Energy XM1. You won't regret your purchase.
The energy series is available only from 185's onwards. Only difference is the addition of silica compound for a greener world.

I'd recommend Michelin's. The grip is really good in wet as well as dry roads (have taken a curve at 140kmph and i couldnt sense any issues with traction) and ride quality is smooth and silent. Good VFM.
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@Ravi, Ashoka wheels is the biggest dealer in AP and he does stock Yokos too. Check it out and even if a bit costlier get it done from him as he is a big and reliable dealer
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@Ravi, Ashoka wheels is the biggest dealer in AP and he does stock Yokos too. Check it out and even if a bit costlier get it done from him as he is a big and reliable dealer
There is a dealer at Tadbund, opp airport runway, and he is the dealer for michelin. Only 155/65 Michelin XM1 (not energy) is the best option for WagonR left right now for me. He quoted 2240 per tyre. Is it a good price?? Will find out by calling Ashoka Wheels about Yokos.

Right now I want fit the tubeless only with Stock Rims. Would upgrade in October when I get my incentive.
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