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Old 9th June 2009, 16:03   #166
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Its time to change the footwear of my Verna crdi. Have decided on the Michelin XM1+. Thanks to Ishaan for helping me decide.

Is 185/70/14 the right size or should I stick to 185/65/14? Also what is the price?
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So again what would be right dimensions to an XM1+ for a zen. I intend to keep the stock rims. So it would be _ _ _/_ _/R12. Please fill up the blanks for me keeping in mind the wheel archs and other safety features.
Thanks a lot.
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Its time to change the footwear of my Verna crdi. Have decided on the Michelin XM1+. Thanks to Ishaan for helping me decide.

Is 185/70/14 the right size or should I stick to 185/65/14? Also what is the price?
185/70 R14 is the wrong size. Stick to 185/65 R14.

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So again what would be right dimensions to an XM1+ for a zen. I intend to keep the stock rims. So it would be _ _ _/_ _/R12. Please fill up the blanks for me keeping in mind the wheel archs and other safety features.
Thanks a lot.
145/80 R12 would be the best bet in XM1+. You can go for 155/70 R12 too if you want a slightly broader tyre.
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145/80 R12 would be the best bet in XM1+. You can go for 155/70 R12 too if you want a slightly broader tyre.
Thanks a lot @Nikhilb2008. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks again!
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185/70 R14 is the wrong size. Stick to 185/65 R14.
Thanks @Nikhilb2008. I'll stick to 185/65 R14 while shopping for footwear.

Is 3850 per piece a good price for XM1+?
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Thanks @Nikhilb2008. I'll stick to 185/65 R14 while shopping for footwear.

Is 3850 per piece a good price for XM1+?
A friend bought the same size in March'09 for Rs.3600 in Hyderabad. While i got the 195/60/R14 for Rs.4200
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Picked up 5 Michelin XM1+ 185/65/R14 tyres from the Michelin dealer for 3550 per tyre. Got the alignment and rotation done.

The ride feels much better than the stock MRF ZVTS 175/70.

Hyundai recommendation of air pressure for stock tyres are 32psi, have maintained the same psi with the new Michelins. Not sure whether it is more for 185/65. However the ride is comfortable and can hardly make out the tire noise. I guess it will get better as the psi drops.

There is a free Alignment check at 1500 km from the date of purchase.
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So again what would be right dimensions to an XM1+ for a zen. I intend to keep the stock rims. So it would be _ _ _/_ _/R12. Please fill up the blanks for me keeping in mind the wheel archs and other safety features.
Thanks a lot.
155/70/R12 is the right size which is similar to that i have put on alto.
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155/70/R12 is the right size which is similar to that i have put on alto.
Hey thanks man! So any problems with the ride quality, scrapings if any ?
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Hey thanks man! So any problems with the ride quality, scrapings if any ?
I have the same size on my M800 - no problems whatsoever. The improved grip is a boon. And the Zen can also run 13 inch tyres (was the standard size earlier), so this size should never be a problem.
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I have the same size on my M800 - no problems whatsoever. The improved grip is a boon. And the Zen can also run 13 inch tyres (was the standard size earlier), so this size should never be a problem.
Cool thanks a lot @CrackedHead.
There is one more think I would like to ask though.
I have clocked 46K kms now but the stock tyres
have not worn out yet. They seem to be fine
and have been advised by the MASS guys to keep
them on. Is it safe ? I mean no tyre balding,
no cracks no ripped chunks nothing.
What do yall have to say to that.
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Which tyres are those (stock) ? How much thread depth do they have left ?

In the end, it totally depends on your driving style - if you drive "slow and steady" then your current set may last you some more.

If you're the kind who like to push your car hard then the upgrade is worth it for the better grip.

PS: I remember having worn out a set of bridgestone S322 radials on my M800 in less than 25,000 Kms - Mentioning that just to stress that tyre life is all about your driving style.

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Guess what, all my cars need new tyres. The Swift VDI which I currently use, the OHC which I'm picking up on Sunday and the good old office Alto. Till date my cars always ran on the stock size tyres, usually MRF or JK. This time I'm thinking of doing a bit better. Will it be a good idea to go in for XM1+ on all 3 cars? I will get a good discount too for buying 15 tyres. Please suggest the widest size I can go for on all 3. I don't wan't to modify the wheel arches etc. I don't mind going with 13" on the alto as the choices in 12" are limited. Experts please give your views.

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Cool thanks a lot @CrackedHead.
There is one more think I would like to ask though.
I have clocked 46K kms now but the stock tyres
have not worn out yet. They seem to be fine
and have been advised by the MASS guys to keep
them on. Is it safe ? I mean no tyre balding,
no cracks no ripped chunks nothing.
What do yall have to say to that.
Well, it is not necessary to change. But then you dont always have to wait for the old tyres to wear out before changing. You can change to better rubber straight away.

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Guess what, all my cars need new tyres. The Swift VDI which I currently use, the OHC which I'm picking up on Sunday and the good old office Alto. Till date my cars always ran on the stock size tyres, usually MRF or JK. This time I'm thinking of doing a bit better. Will it be a good idea to go in for XM1+ on all 3 cars? I will get a good discount too for buying 15 tyres. Please suggest the widest size I can go for on all 3. I don't wan't to modify the wheel arches etc. I don't mind going with 13" on the alto as the choices in 12" are limited. Experts please give your views.
Swift: I suggest you go for 185/70 R14 XM1+. Superb tyre.

Alto: You can go for 12" or 13" depending on your rims. If you have 12" rims and dont want to buy a new set of rims, then get XM1+ in 12" itself. On the other hand, you could try Bridgestone ER 60 on one car.

OHC: Since this is an old car, see if the rims are in good condition. If they are, then get tubeless. Options are XM1+, BS ER 60 and Yoko A drive.

My suggestion is this: You have a splendid option to test a variety of tyres. Get three different brands. Just for the experience!
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