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Old 19th December 2010, 20:59   #61
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I have been using Michelin XM1s(tubeless tyres) till date since my last post in this thread,and am so very happy with them.

I replaced 4 MRF ZVTSs(tubed tyres) at 3000Kms only as they did not suit my driving needs,and with the XM1s I have already covered 34800Kms till now.
I use the 155/65 R13s on all 4 wheels.

I would get them replaced in a month or two although the tread depth is still good and tyre wear overall is minimal.I would be replacing them as they have lived their optimum.

My impression after more than 30000Kms on Michelins are as follows:

Noise even at high speeds:Minimal
Comfort:Excellent
Rolling Resistance:Minimal,so theoretically you get a better mileage
Braking:Awesome.Even on absolute wet tarmac:Remarkably good
Overall reliability:Too good,mines still are capable of few thousand kilometers

Only negative factor that I can think of:Looks a bit deflated even with 31psi all 4 wheels,as Michelin's sidewalls have a peculiar bulging shape.

Another thing which I have heard,but its not confirmed that,as it is made from a soft rubber compound,the tyres get worn out easily on concrete roads.I have although done 140-145Km/hr more than few times on pretty long stretches of concrete roads.Maybe tyregurus like kpzen,iraghava can confirm this last point
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Default Re: New footwear for estilo.

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I use the 155/65 R13s on all 4 wheels.

Noise even at high speeds:Minimal
Comfort:Excellent
Rolling Resistance:Minimal,so theoretically you get a better mileage
Braking:Awesome.Even on absolute wet tarmac:Remarkably good
Overall reliability:Too good,mines still are capable of few thousand kilometers

Only negative factor that I can think of:Looks a bit deflated even with 31psi all 4 wheels,as Michelin's sidewalls have a peculiar bulging shape.
Finally, Estilo's original footwear (JK Ultima | 145/65 R13) gave up at 45158kms in last 2 years. Replaced them with 155/65 R13 XM1+ on all 4's.
Change is drastic.
Noise: Silent (even at 120kmph)
Comfort: Feels gliding
Braking: Confidence induced

Increased average due to less rolling resistance has to be check
Reliability: Time will tell. But have M45 on my RD350 and needless to say, Its amazing and fun when I scrape the footpegs.

Got it filled with Nitrogen @ 33psi and on stock RIMS (no alloys).
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