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Old 16th September 2010, 20:15   #271
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I have OEM sizes of two PLC in good condition and two MXV8 in worn-out condition. So I cannot go in for upsize when I need only two. It seems Michelin has stopped PLC in OEM size.

Since I have some heavy highway driving coming up in October, I started getting desperate and PLC was my first choice. Now I have located MXV8 in Madurai. I will be going there on Saturday for my 70K routine service and will buy them for Rs.5,175. I was worried that I will be dumped with old stocks, but on the phone I confirmed the date of manufacture to be Jan 2010.

Yokohama A drive was also offered for Rs.4,400/-. Between MXV8 and Yoko which would be better? I am looking for low-noise and comfort.

(OT:When I had OHC 1.5 and was younger! I have used PP1 and PP2 in 205/50/15).
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@manim; Michelin for me any day! Make sure to put them on the rear!
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I switched from the MXV8s to 205/60 Yoko AVS dB V550. Wonderful tyres, both in the dry and wet for general spirited driving. Pretty quiet too. Can't do much of a comparo with the MXV8s since I had them during the first 700km running-in period.
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The MXV8s are actually very very good tyres. I didnt have a very high opinion of them until I tested them on our Civic for around 6k kms. Really happy with them. They never let me down.
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Old 19th September 2010, 17:58   #275
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Thanks everyone for feedback.

Went for the MXV8 (PrimacyLC is not in stock for the OEM size).
Fitted 2 no.s at the rear.
Front has PrimacyLC done 15K.

Cost was Rs.10,350.

Heavy driving coming up in the next two months, expecting to finish 5K.
Also finished 70K service yesterday and raring to go!

date of manufacture is '3110', that is very fresh!

(Car is an AT)

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It seems Michelin has stopped PLC in OEM size.
Hi,

The Michelin India site lists 195/65/R15 as one of the options for the Altis/Civic. I think Nikhilb2008 can confirm if these tyres are out of production.

Rgds,
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Now I have located MXV8 in Madurai. I will be going there on Saturday for my 70K routine service and will buy them for Rs.5,175. I was worried that I will be dumped with old stocks, but on the phone I confirmed the date of manufacture to be Jan 2010.
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The MXV8s are actually very very good tyres. I didnt have a very high opinion of them until I tested them on our Civic for around 6k kms.
I thought the MXV8 is now dead and Primacy LC is their premium comfort tire.
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I thought the MXV8 is now dead and Primacy LC is their premium comfort tire.
Civic's are still shod with MXV8's as OE tyres. Not sure if the one's available in the market are tyres that were traded in or new specimens.
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I thought the MXV8 is now dead and Primacy LC is their premium comfort tire.
That is what their website says, but when I went shopping I could not get the PLC in OEM size. I had to settle for MXV8. I was worried if they would be old stocks, but they were brand new! (less than two months old production).

A week after I fitted my tyres, i got a phone call from the dealer saying now PLC is available .
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Planning to change tyres of my Civic.

One question, if I upgrade to 205/65/R15, do I need to change all 5 or the spare one can be of 195/65/R15?

What will be the limitation of 5th being 195/65/R15 ?
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@mukeshgoel: If you can have a spare saver then why not what you suggest. Just remember drive at low speed (say under 80, or should it be 60, kph) and change back the the same size as the rest asap. The car will be a bit disbalanced, but that should not be too bad.
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Civic's are still shod with MXV8's as OE tyres. Not sure if the one's available in the market are tyres that were traded in or new specimens.
Shuvc, my Civic came fitted with Goodyears (don't remember the exact model name unfortunately) and not Michelin MXV8s.

There's either a selection of OEM tyres (and we probably don't get to choose) or there was a change sometime between when we purchased our respective Civic Vs.

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Thanks.

Now it looks that I am going for an upgrade.

Can someone else also confirm please.

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@mukeshgoel: If you can have a spare saver then why not what you suggest. Just remember drive at low speed (say under 80, or should it be 60, kph) and change back the the same size as the rest asap. The car will be a bit disbalanced, but that should not be too bad.
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Can someone else also confirm please.
I remember the dealer telling me that alloy wheels, tires etc. only come in sets of 4 and not 5.

Of course, Professor (sgiitk) was able to get the spare wheel in alloy form so I'm sure it's possible but you'll have to try hard and it may depend on the dealer as well.

Personally I would love for all tires (if not wheels) to be of the same size and spec. It's help you just in case you're faced with a situation where you're out caught in the middle of nowhere and it's 400 km to the nearest service center. If you do a lot of out-of-town trips it is worth it to have the spare tire of the same specs as the running ones.

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Hi Spadix,

Thanks for suggestions.

If I use OEM size, I will need to buy just 2 tyres and if I upgrade, I will need to buy 4 or 5 tyres.

So, 2 Vs. 4 is acceptable but 2 Vs. 5 looks over, just a for a minor upgrade. (2 tyres are just 10k driven)

By the way, I don't do out of town trips, 90% of my driving is between Delhi and Gurgaon.

Now does that change anything.
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