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Old 16th May 2010, 14:19   #286
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Hey finneyp,

thanks pal .. that really helps. Can get quite confusing, what with all the choices. Actually i had pretty much made up my mind on the Michelins, but then got confused with the Continentals coming on the scene. Looks like i'll go with the Michelins then. Sorry to sound stupid (or lazy ) but how old a tyre can i accept safely (from date of manufacture) ?
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Anything upto one year is fine.

More than that is also fine, but it will just act in your mind.

However the XM1+s available in the market are mostly 2010 manufactured.
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Hello Experts,

I am closing 50k Mark on my Vista and Tires are sounding like I need to change them. One Tyre has already been a thing of Past and others are on the way. I am planning to change to Michelin XM1+. I need silence and handling.

Mostly car is driven on very very rough roads, most of the times there are no roads where car goes. Right now I am feeling a pain of a puncture per week.

Experts, what do you think if I go with Soft natured Michelins on my car? How will be the life of tires?
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Sushant, for your use i feel Bridgstone Turanzas are better anyday for rough use, have got similar reviews from couple of others too.
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Hello Experts,

I am closing 50k Mark on my Vista and Tires are sounding like I need to change them. One Tyre has already been a thing of Past and others are on the way. I am planning to change to Michelin XM1+. I need silence and handling.

Mostly car is driven on very very rough roads, most of the times there are no roads where car goes. Right now I am feeling a pain of a puncture per week.

Experts, what do you think if I go with Soft natured Michelins on my car? How will be the life of tires?

@Sushantr5
The XM1+ is a comfort ride tyre. I do not recommend it for a driving style that's mostly on bad roads. XM1+ may not withstand the harsh roads.
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XM1+ will withstand bad roads. There is no issue whatsoever. It is just overhyped by people at TBHP.
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XM1+ will withstand bad roads. There is no issue whatsoever. It is just overhyped by people at TBHP.
+1. I have been running my Zen on XM1+, done over 20K Kms and no complaints whatsoever and by b'lore roads ain't carpetted anyways ;-)
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Thanks for all your replies, thats why I love TBHP. I am bit leaned towards XM1+ as I would prefer silence. Stock Goodyear GT3 has served me very well and I think better engineered XM1's will do more duty for me. By just having look I think GT3 have thinner sidewall compared to XM1+. I think XM1+ will be fine for me. Turanza's are more for bad roads and have little bit more noise compared to XM1+. Current GT3 are way nosier in my car.
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Default How many Kms you managed to run your car on a set of XM1s?

What's the maximum mileage you guys have got on a set of XM1s? Mine is currently 13000 Kms and running, I feel my tires have completed 40% of their life, so that I may have to change them by around 33K Kms.

BTW, the car is Palio ELX (retro)

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What's the maximum mileage you guys have got on a set of XM1s? Mine is currently 13000 Kms and running, I feel my tires have completed 40% of their life, so that I may have to change them by around 33K Kms.

BTW, the car is Palio ELX (retro)
The XM1+ are supposed to give more running miles and I think it is living up to it.
I have done 20000 and the tires look good to do another 20000 at least if not 30000!
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Guys, please keep in mind that there is a difference between the XM1 and the XM1+. The XM1 was criticised for a very short life. The XM1+ was introduced with extra tread depth to take care of that issue.

Dont compare life on the XM1 with XM1+.
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@Nikhil: Thanks for that info. I thought both XM1 and XM1+ have the same life.
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Any idea of prices of 185/65-14 Michelin XM1+ and Yoko A Drives in bangalore?
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Yoko A drive costs 3420/-

Michelin XM1+ costs 4000/- per tyre.

If you are thinking about a tyre change for your Getz Diesel, I wouldnt suggest either of these two.
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I got 4 xm1+ from saifee tyres for 4700/- each. The size is 195/60 r14...now is that a good price?

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