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Old 7th September 2007, 08:17   #46
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BMW-X5: Go for Michelin 155/65R13 as it will cheaper and will serve your needs very well...

My Alto serves 95% on the highways and I am very very satisfied with my Michelins in the highway...For more info. pls read this thread
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...michelins.html (GoodBye & Thankyou JKs, Welcome Michelins...)

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Hi All,

I own a WagonR Lxi, it has done 10800 kmts so far, running on stock tubed 145/70 R13 MRF ZVTs.Threads are still looking as good as new. I donít want to change them only for looks, but if an upgrade can result in better ride and better handling (I feel MRF ZVTs tends to skid on wet roads even at 50-60 kmts/hr and obviously it is very noisy at higher speeds)

I have gone thru the forum and shortlisted the following
155/65 R13 Michelin or
Bridgestone Potenza G111 165/60 R13

My priorities are

1- Better Ride

2-Better Handling

3-FE (Right now getting 13.8-14.5 with 35-50% ac on in Bangalore traffic so I donít mind if it comes down to 13 with the upgrade )

4-Looks

My driving will 70 % in city and rest on Highyways

So 'gurus' please advice whether to go for it or not. If so which one suits my requirements better?

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I got a set of 155.65/13 tubeless Michlin XM1's on stock rims fitted to my matiz last month @ 2400/- per tyre. They are absolutly fabulous compared to my old bridgestones tubed 145/70. I did a long drive over the most potholed rds on my way to bangy and back. The ride quality is super, the grip in wet and dry is super BUT - the tyre noise has significantly increased. No change in FE.
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KPZEN and akroy,

Thanks a lot for your replies.If you guys are sure that ride is gonna improve with the michelin i'm gonna replace my stock tyres with Michelin 155/65R13 very soon.

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BTW are you working with Target ? I could see the target as well as Satyam sticker on your wind shield .Then I'm here in the next building McAfee !!!
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I was in the similar situation when I started this thread. I have successfully completed 7000km with Michelin Xm1 155/65 R13 on my Wagonr Lxi. I have done HYD-Hogenakkal and and Hyd-kodai-munnar last month with these tyres and a couple of 300-km trips. After these rides, I recommend these tyres highly. Very silent ride, great grip (may be a bit less compared to Potenza GIII), even in wet conditions. I have not noticed any change in FE, I am getting 19-20 kmpl on highways at 80-100kmph speeds.

If you really want some performance tyres, you can go for Potenza G-III, but there will be slight decrese in FE. Tyres wearout a little faster. Also heard noise level is a bit higher. U better have POtenza G-IIIs on alloy rims. Stock rims not suggested.

Hope this helps you.
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BTW are you working with Target ? I could see the target as well as Satyam sticker on your wind shield .Then I'm here in the next building McAfee !!!
I am working for Satyam...Target was one of our clients, worked from Target's building during Feb2007 - Aug2007, hence the Target sticker..

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Go with michelin you can get good bargain at ashoka ,ritesh is the guy.
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Go with michelin you can get good bargain at ashoka ,ritesh is the guy.
BMW is from Banglore and not from Hyd. And, incidentally i find it strange you mentioning Ritesh gives a good bargain. On the contrary I find him quoting exorbitant prices ( My alloys are from him) and only good thing about Ashoka Wheels is that they have a fantastic range that none across AP has.
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Thanks a lot Guys,

So i have decided to go ahead with Michelin XM1 155/65/R13. I'm planning to drop into Sai-Iyengar tyres in Idiranagar tomorrwo to check out prices.

Pardon my ignorance ...

What is that 73 H, 74 T means ...(Is Tubeless or Tube Type )...?
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Hi Mobike008,

I was referring to Ravi, may be mis posted to BMW,

At Ashoka, i did manage to geta good deal for my alloys and also for frds.

In market neo's model was quoted 16k, I hard bargained with Ashoka for 14.5 k....


But this guys is well versed with market , cars etc, rather a guy who just sells..


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What is that 73 H, 74 T means ...(Is Tubeless or Tube Type )...?
THose are speed and load rating..eg

73 - This is load rating, Max load on each tyre should not cross 365 kgs (74 - 375kg)
H - This is speed rating, if driven at 210kmph, the tyres will burst in 5 min... (T - 190kmph)

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Hi Mobike008,

I was referring to Ravi, may be mis posted to BMW,

At Ashoka, i did manage to geta good deal for my alloys and also for frds.

In market neo's model was quoted 16k, I hard bargained with Ashoka for 14.5 k....


But this guys is well versed with market , cars etc, rather a guy who just sells..


try again
Ravi aint the guy looking for new tyres, its BMW. Good to know that you were able to bargain with Ritesh. I know he is quite knowledgable and he was even invited as part of a dealer scheme ( probably the most sales by a dealer type of scheme) to drive in malaysia in an F1 car or something like that during last year november.
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Howz the road noise of the michelins?

While am all praise of the ride quality, seems road noise has increased much. Not sure if its some other factors playing here. What about other XM1 users?
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Howz the road noise of the michelins?

While am all praise of the ride quality, seems road noise has increased much. Not sure if its some other factors playing here. What about other XM1 users?
I have never felt any road noise even at 150kmph...I never realised that it took that speed in ease...

Moreover, I really liked its wet weather handling, its a dream, I was consistently driving at 90-100kmph on Mysore Road with Heavy downpour and its handling was dream...

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Crazydriver,
Michelins are famous for their silent ride. I am enjoying them on my WagonrR.
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How do Michelin's fare when it comes to outright performance (grip)?
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