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Old 16th September 2009, 15:06   #226
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How much did it cost including fitting/wheel balancing etc ?
I got them fitted in March09 and their regular price is Rs.4600/Tyre. But, those days their was an offer on 195 section and i got mine for Rs.4150/Tyre.

Wheel Alignment and Balance was charged ( Rs.600). However, Nitrogen Air filled free of cost
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Old 16th September 2009, 17:23   #227
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What would be the ideal size to fit NHC ?
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185/65 R14 or 195/60 R14.

185/65 R14 wouyld give you better ride comfort.
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Old 16th September 2009, 22:39   #229
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Thumbs up Day of fitting XM1+'s

These pics are a week after i bought my car - in Jan'09..

Let me know if you guys are interested in any angles etc.. I might click a few tomorrow..

The 195's are Meaty
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Sign Tyres, Chembur is it
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Where exactly is it in Chembur and how much did he charge for the tyres including fitting & wheel balancing ?
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Old 17th September 2009, 11:17   #232
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These pics are a week after i bought my car - in Jan'09..

Let me know if you guys are interested in any angles etc.. I might click a few tomorrow..

The 195's are Meaty
Any pics from the front and back emphasizing on the tyres width would be really great to see

And price you paid for the XM1+'s if you don't mind me asking?

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Old 18th September 2009, 00:15   #233
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Default Swift Dzire: Stock vs 195 XM1's

Luckily !! I parked next to a similar Dzire @ work today... Snapped few pics with my cell..
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Sign Tyres, Chembur is it
How did you recognize it so easily ??

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Any pics from the front and back emphasizing on the tyres width would be really great to see

And price you paid for the XM1+'s if you don't mind me asking?
I paid 2700/- a piece after exchanging my 1500 kms run MRF's.. The dealer took 3 used and 1 stepney (unused)..
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How did you recognize it so easily ??
because hum hai yum .

On a serious note, i got my tyres from the same guy, BIG TIME CHOR. Cons people for alignment, balancing, valves and those chrome nuts with super hi fi double than market rate prices.

Imagine for a spanner which opens the alloy wheel nuts he told me a rate of 650 bucks where as i got it for 150 bucks from another place.

His balancing machine too is out of calibration as my steering used to shake a bit at 70 to 80 and then 120 + it used to shake till 130.

Big time loot, avoid going to him for anything else and did u get your warranty card along with the tyres ? if not take it from him.

There is a guy which i have known since ages who solved all my balancing, alignment problems in my 800 and zen but shifted to another place and i did not know where he did so i was helpless until i met him on the road once and voila he had opened a new shop near RK studios in chembur called Tyre Shop and his name is Munna Warsi.

Got my wheels balanced and voila, its like perfect since 8 thousand km.

Even F1fan got his alignment and balancing done in his Dzire from him and he was a happy man! Totally Reasonable too.
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Old 29th September 2009, 16:24   #236
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The Don,

Is ZV2K the top of line in MRF? If it is, I'm wondering, if the top-of-the-line from our desi brand can compete with the mid-range of Mich in terms of performance. Do you notice a remarkable diff in performance (and noise) from XM1+ when compared to MRF?
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Jaggu, have driven around 500 km (350 km - highway) on the new tyres so far. Ride and road noise without a doubt +1 over my earlier GIII's but though I'm trying to be as optimistic as possible, a brief stint at 140 km/hr on the Bangalore - Chennai highway, didn't give me that good feeling in terms of grip. Felt that the GIII's even on a wet surface inspired more confidence. However, I didn't want to pass judgement so early on, so lets see ... am sure there are members in here who have been using the XM1 for long enough to give a detailed review.
According to some post online the possible reason for less grip is possibly due to the tyre being new and it still has some of the non stick coating from the cast in which the tyre is cast in.

I'm planning on replacing my Palio 1.6 GTX's stock Bridgestone tyres with the MICHELIN Energy XM1+ [175/65R14]. Was quoted Rs 3,700 per tyre by the dealers here in Goa.

Still contemplating between the XM1+ and the Yokohama A-Drives.
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According to some post online the possible reason for less grip is possibly due to the tyre being new and it still has some of the non stick coating from the cast in which the tyre is cast in.

I'm planning on replacing my Palio 1.6 GTX's stock Bridgestone tyres with the MICHELIN Energy XM1+ [175/65R14]. Was quoted Rs 3,700 per tyre by the dealers here in Goa.

Still contemplating between the XM1+ and the Yokohama A-Drives.
A week back i replaced my Ikon 1.6 stock Bridgestone tyres with MICHELIN Energy XM1+ [175/65R14]. I paid Rs 3,800 per tyre to a dealer in Chennai (he is also a member in tbhp). Wheel Alignment, Wheel Balancing and Nitrogen free of cost

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According to some post online the possible reason for less grip is possibly due to the tyre being new and it still has some of the non stick coating from the cast in which the tyre is cast in.

I'm planning on replacing my Palio 1.6 GTX's stock Bridgestone tyres with the MICHELIN Energy XM1+ [175/65R14]. Was quoted Rs 3,700 per tyre by the dealers here in Goa.

Still contemplating between the XM1+ and the Yokohama A-Drives.
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A week back i replaced my Ikon 1.6 stock Bridgestone tyres with MICHELIN Energy XM1+ [175/65R14]. I paid Rs 3,800 per tyre to a dealer in Chennai (he is also a member in tbhp). Wheel Alignment, Wheel Balancing and Nitrogen free of cost
They both come to the same thing.

3700/- is a good price. Go for it.
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Ok guys!! Let me share my report of XM1 + after the first 1000 kms

Car: Swift- VXI - ABS. Stock tyre - JK tornados 165/80/R14
Replaced with : Michellin Energy XM 1+ 185 / 70 / R14

Run In period - 1 month - 1000 Kms approx

My opinion
Price : Good VFM. i got mine for Rs3650/- and replaced all 5 stock tyres

Performance : The grip is average. I sometimes get a feeling that the new JK tyre was grippier than the XM1, but then i may be wrong. I still don't know about the wet performance as it has not rained so much of late. But it did rain a couple of daays and the performance was quite ok. The funny thing is i think the FE has improved( maybe because the tyres are new and hence traction is better or what ever else is the scientific reason)

Noise: Very silent compared to the stock. At 80 kmph + , the noise levels are much lower than the stock tyres.

The tyres are filled with Nitrogen and i cannot really say it has made a difference. i have not filled in air/ nitrogen as the pressure is intact. Again , it may be because the tyres are new and the nozzle cap is on
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