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Old 28th August 2010, 19:11   #376
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Thanks . I think 195/65/R14 is the one with minimum speedo error.

Which is the best? Michilin or yokokama?
Depends on your requirement. If its high level of comfort along with a decent amount of grip then its the XM1+. If your looking at more grip than maybe yoko A drives. I would recommend BF Goodrich too.
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I have got a quote of Rs.4125 for XM1+ 185/65 R14, hows the price?
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I would personally say it's a no no at that price. Try yoko's if they are cheaper.
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I have got a quote of Rs.4125 for XM1+ 185/65 R14, hows the price?
I would say thats the best price even in Hyderabad. Go for it. Just make sure you get a Samsung cellphone worth Rs.1800 free with that.

XM1+ is indeed worth a little premium

P.S: I got 195/60/R14 at Rs.4100 last year due to some promotion going on that section tyres. But, the experience with those tyres was incredible.

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I have got a quote of Rs.4125 for XM1+ 185/65 R14, hows the price?
Not at all VFM.

185/65-14
Yoko A drives - 3200
Yoko C drives - 3400
Apollo Aceleres - 3300
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Old 2nd September 2010, 22:36   #381
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Thanks guys.

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Not at all VFM.

185/65-14
Yoko A drives - 3200
Yoko C drives - 3400
Apollo Aceleres - 3300
Thanks for the price details.

I am confused. I was contemplating between XM1, Yoko A drive and Yoko C drive. Comfort is the most important criteria for me followed by grip. XM1 seems to be the best bet, though there are some issues reported in the forum.
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XM1 has been replaced by XM1+ which takes care of many issues.

Check out C drives from Yokohama if they fit your requirement.
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Comfort is the most important criteria for me followed by grip. XM1 seems to be the best bet, though there are some issues reported in the forum.
If that is your key criteria, then nothing can beat XM1+ even if Michelin tyres are priced at a premium.

Disclaimer : Folks may think i am pushing michelin hard but, i have no connection with them whatsoever. I am just too happy with my 20K kms experience with them. That's all!
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If that is your key criteria, then nothing can beat XM1+ even if Michelin tyres are priced at a premium.

Disclaimer : Folks may think i am pushing michelin hard but, i have no connection with them whatsoever. I am just too happy with my 20K kms experience with them. That's all!
Thanks. Most probably I will be going for XM1+.

Happy to see the change in avatar picture. I think Chevy rocket deserves are place in the gallery too.
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Changed my tire to Michelin 186/65/R14 today from stock Good Year GPS2 175/65/R14. Paid 3900 per tire (after deducing 100 for the old tire). Alignment and balancing extra - 600.

As expected, no noise at all after the change. Comfort has impoved, too early to comment how good it is.
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Congrats PatienceWins, enjoy the comfy ride & grip of Michelin XM1+!

Please remember to do Wheel Balancing, Rotation & Alignment every 5-6K kms.
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@PatienceWins

Congrats! XM1+ is a good choice. After changing my alto's stock JK with XM1+, the car feels more comfortable. Less noise too. Remember to do the alignments in recommended periodic intervals.
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If that is your key criteria, then nothing can beat XM1+ even if Michelin tyres are priced at a premium.

Disclaimer : Folks may think i am pushing michelin hard but, i have no connection with them whatsoever. I am just too happy with my 20K kms experience with them. That's all!
It was with Mobike008's recommendation that i went for XM1+ tyres on both my cars . Infact, we bought our first set together for the NHC and Pete'd Viva and later on, I have purchased XM1+ even for the Getz Crdi. What with all the torque this car has to offer, i find that the tyres have done really well and look as good as a 5-10k run tyre even at 23k ongoing. There is enough thread left to complete a 35k-40k run before i contemplate a change.

If one maintains sane speeds on the right surfaces and uses a bit of judgment on their vehicle's limits...... there is nothing this tyre doesn't have to offer in grip, comfort and silence.

In short : I'm a happy customer and feel this is the best tyre for all hatchbacks ( with 1 level up-sizing ) and mid powered saloons.

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Somehow I seem to be having a bad experience with my michelin xm1+. First it was a stone which tore a piece of the tire, had to replace it. Next it was a screw with washer (yes not a nail..!!) and the tire went flat. Not sure how it happened.

What is the best option in 195/65/14? Am contemplating a change, pls advice. Looking for something that is not as soft as michelins, but at the same time has decent ride comfort and great grip.
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If you drive on hiways/ bad roads( read drive a lot around in Karnataka) then close your eyes and go for Turanza!

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Somehow I seem to be having a bad experience with my michelin xm1+. First it was a stone which tore a piece of the tire, had to replace it. Next it was a screw with washer (yes not a nail..!!) and the tire went flat. Not sure how it happened.

What is the best option in 195/65/14? Am contemplating a change, pls advice. Looking for something that is not as soft as michelins, but at the same time has decent ride comfort and great grip.
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