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Old 16th September 2010, 19:45   #391
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Hey people,

I recently got the tyre changed for my Fiesta Zxi. Earlier it was running on Federal and was time to change.
Had an option of going for C Drive or XM1+, due to unavailablity of stock i chose to go with XM1+ (Rs. 3,950 each) compared to C Drive (Rs.3350 each).

So far it has been good clocked around 500 odd kms, hoping i did the right thing going in for XM1+.

Any comments!!!

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Old 16th September 2010, 20:05   #392
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Hey people,

I recently got the tyre changed for my Fiesta Zxi. Earlier it was running on Federal and was time to change.
Had an option of going for C Drive or XM1+, due to unavailablity of stock i chose to go with XM1+ (Rs. 3,950 each) compared to C Drive (Rs.3350 each).

So far it has been good clocked around 500 odd kms, hoping i did the right thing going in for XM1+.

Any comments!!!

Thanks
What's the doubt

What's your tyre specs? Just want to know the rate/model as it will be helpful for others.
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Old 16th September 2010, 20:18   #393
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What's the doubt

What's your tyre specs? Just want to know the rate/model as it will be helpful for others.
Doubt as such nothing, was just wondering if XM1+ was good choice as that fellow was pushing Tarunza.

The tyre spec - 185/65 R14
3950 / each - Michellin XM1+ (Got a phone free with set of 4 wheels, i brought 5)
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Just want to know the rate/model as it will be helpful for others.
In that case, a pair of 185/70/13 XM1+ cost me 7900/-, and I was given alignment and balancing free of cost, as a promotional offer. btw, I live in Kerala, Wayanad.
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Old 17th September 2010, 16:21   #395
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I also just got the tires (only 4) upgraded to XM1+ from Sec-16, Noida. The price was 3600/tire, and got a crappy mobile free. Got alignment free of cost and was charged for the weights while balancing. The only issue is see with the tire is that it'll pick up small stones very occasionally as the space between the center groove lines is kinda big. Great for wet roads though.

EDIT: Size is 175/70 R13 and rating is 82 H
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Old 19th September 2010, 09:56   #396
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I needed 2 tyres and after scooting around settled for Michelin XM+ 155/70/12 @ Rs 2500 each for my Alto. I saw the Korean Nexen tyres costing 1850 each and was told by the dealer that it is much better than the Apollos, JKs and MRFs. Toyed with Yes/No for quite some time and finally went for the Michelins.

Driven only 50kms afterwards and no difference was immediately noticable. Now my worry is whether I spent 650 per tyre in my hurried decision

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I needed 2 tyres and after scooting around settled for Michelin XM+ 155/70/12 @ Rs 2500 each for my Alto. I saw the Korean Nexen tyres costing 1850 each and was told by the dealer that it is much better than the Apollos, JKs and MRFs. Toyed with Yes/No for quite some time and finally went for the Michelins.

Driven only 50kms afterwards and no difference was immediately noticable. Now my worry is whether I spent 650 per tyre in my hurried decision
Why did you change only 2 tires ?
There's no point comparing the Michelins with Nexen.
Anyday, Apollos and MRFs would be a safer bet than Nexen.
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Twp of my tyres were good. One got damaged and another was bad which I kept as stepney, which is why I bought only two
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I received the quote for Michelin's 185/70/R14 for my Swift as 4075 each along with the offer of one phone if you buy 4. I haven't bargained yet but it seems that he will be going to charge me for wheel balancing and wheel alignment. That is another 150 bucks each. So a total package of 5 for around 21K. It seems none of the dealers in Hyderabad are having stocks so he asked me to wait till Monday. Probably I should bargain to at least to get my tyres filled with Nitrogen free of cost. Another dealer quoted me 4500 for each one. He thinks I am a big fat fool :-(
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Old 12th October 2010, 15:19   #400
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Default Zen gets new XM1+

Yesterday, I installed new steel rims and XM1+ in my '99 Zen!

I bought 4 new steel rims for Rs. 887/- from MASS and bought 4 new tyres 155/70R13 for Rs. 2900/- from Madhus

Tyres are great, grippy and smooth! Need some more run before I can post more detailed review.
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I needed 2 tyres and after scooting around settled for Michelin XM+ 155/70/12 @ Rs 2500 each for my Alto.
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Twp of my tyres were good. One got damaged and another was bad which I kept as stepney, which is why I bought only two
The stock tyres are 145/80 R12, I hope you have not mixed them with 155/70 R12..!

And dont worry, you have made the right decision by buying XM1+.
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I bought 4 new steel rims for Rs. 887/- from MASS and bought 4 new tyres 155/70R13 for Rs. 2900/- from Madhus
I shod my Beat with 175/65R14 Michelin XM1+ at 4100 per tyre! Got them from Madhus. Looking at your price of 2900 i feel mine were over-priced.
But yes they ride great and there is a positive improvement in handling too!
It has left me with one wide 'extremely satisfied' grin!
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Old 8th November 2010, 20:25   #403
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Here are the pics of new Michelin XM1+ tires and rims in my M800.

Size is 155/70/R12. Cost is 2500 + 780 for each tire and rim.

Handling, riding comfort and braking are better now. Only problem is that the rear wheel scrapes the arches. What can be done to handle this? Also, what is the correct tire pressure? Right now, the pressure is 30psi. Is this correct?

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Yesterday, I installed new steel rims and XM1+ in my '99 Zen!

I bought 4 new steel rims for Rs. 887/- from MASS and bought 4 new tyres 155/70R13 for Rs. 2900/- from Madhus

Tyres are great, grippy and smooth! Need some more run before I can post more detailed review.

I completed 2 trips with new tyres. I went to Coorg and Tirupati. Total of 750kms.

Tyres are fantastic. Amazing grip! It was raining most part of my Tirupati trip and still Zen was confident at 70-80s which was like a distant dream to do it in my old ones.

Mine is manual steering. Hence its tight when car isnt moving but very light when its moving.

Road vibrations are less and noise is less too.

I maintain pressure from 28psi to 33psi as per trip situation. I have my own tyre purolator hence PSI is maintained perfect!

The only issue is small pebbles get stuck in water lanes of tyres.
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Old 29th November 2010, 13:45   #405
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I have my own tyre purolator hence PSI is maintained perfect!
Can I have more info on this?

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The only issue is small pebbles get stuck in water lanes of tyres.
Even I'm facing the same problem. How do you deal with this?

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