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Old 25th June 2007, 22:00   #1
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Default Michelin XM1 or Potenza for WagonR??

Now that I am going for some long drives in this monsoon season in my new WagonR Lxi, I have decided to upgrade the 145/70 R13 stock tyres. After reading all the comments in the relevent sections, i have zeroed in on the following two tyres.

1. Michelin XM1 Engery 155/65 R13. 2300/- per tyre which is well in my budget.
2. Bridgestone Potenza 165/60 R13, which costs 2800/- per tyre and I need to stretch my budget a lil bit.

Thought of fitting 165/60 R13 from Michelin, but michelin does have only 165/65, which does not go well with wagon-R.

If I fit Michelin, I can save some money, and decent Fuel economy, as well as decent performance. But, 155 is a little bit smaller to my target 165. If I have to take Potenza, I will get excellent grip, but I need to strech my budget and loose some fuel economy (Is it true??)

When compared these two tyres, how much will be the performance difference? Which one should I go for? Please advise me.
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Old 26th June 2007, 15:09   #2
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Somebody please help. I am eager to fit the new tyres.
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Go for the XM1 & save some money..
155/65-13 is an ideal upsize for WagonR
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Ravi, check this thread, not sure if it helps: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...lio-1-2-a.html

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If you're out for ultimate performance then stick to the Potenza's, otherwise (and especially if you value comfort) go for the Michelin's.
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We recently got 165/60/R13 Michelin XM1's on my bro-in-laws Santro and he is happier after upgrade from his stock Bridgestones.
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Go for the 165/60 Michelin Energy XM1. You won't regret your purchase.
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@moralfibre and @speedzak
I think according to topic starter, 165/60 R13 are not available in Michelins.
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@moralfibre and @speedzak
I think according to topic starter, 165/60 R13 are not available in Michelins.
Oops my bad. I think we bought 165/65/R13 Michelin XM1's then. Thanks for pointing it out. I will confirm once I get home and see the car.
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1. Michelin XM1 Engery 155/65 R13. 2300/- per tyre which is well in my budget.
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.
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Ravi, go for Michelin energy series if you want comfortable ride. Ashoka wheels guy also vouches for energy series for giving you a silent ride too.
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Ravi, go for Michelin energy series if you want comfortable ride. Ashoka wheels guy also vouches for energy series for giving you a silent ride too.
Yes! I enquired at Ashoka Wheels (minister road) yesterday and he suggested me the same. Is he a reliable dealer?
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Yes! I enquired at Ashoka Wheels (minister road) yesterday and he suggested me the same. Is he a reliable dealer?
Reliable-Yes, Cost-Exorbitant.

My suggestion is to check the brands with ashoka (as he has a huge collection) and also compare with other dealers and if you find the difference big enough you can pick up the tyre from someone else.
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@kpzen, finneyp, iraghava, moralfibre, dhar's, mobike008

Thank you all for the suggestions. Even though I still feel 165/60 would be fine (thought I can negate some bodyroll at turnings with a wider tire), now I will try to settle for 155/65 Michelin Energy's. Will decide soon.
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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.
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