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Old 16th February 2011, 23:28   #451
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Have just upgraded my NHC to 185/65 R14 Michelin XM1+. Total cost was Rs.17750/- 4 tires + Balancing + Alignment.
No significant improvement compared to the old GPS2.
Mfd was 4010 for 2 tyres and 4110 for the other 2.
Will tell about performance after running in the tyres.
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Old 17th February 2011, 13:30   #452
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Have just upgraded my NHC to 185/65 R14 Michelin XM1+. Total cost was Rs.17750/- 4 tires + Balancing + Alignment.
No significant improvement compared to the old GPS2.
Mfd was 4010 for 2 tyres and 4110 for the other 2.
Will tell about performance after running in the tyres.
Please do tell your experience after running in. Am looking for same size for my NHC. Thinking between XM1+ and Acellere.
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Old 17th February 2011, 22:34   #453
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Accelere was not available in my town-Tirunelveli. In fact the only tyre available in 15/65 R14 is XM1+. Disturbing news about michelin changing the compound.
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I was given a quote of 4350 per tyre. Is thia a reasonable one? I am planning to upgrade to 185/65- R14 for my Figo.

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Old 21st February 2011, 01:50   #455
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I was given a quote of 4350 per tyre. Is thia a reasonable one? I am planning to upgrade to 185/65- R14 for my Figo.

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Costed the same for my NHC. Got wheel alignment for free. Paid for the balancing though.
And I forgot 2 michelin pens that don't write.
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I was given a quote of 4350 per tyre. Is thia a reasonable one? I am planning to upgrade to 185/65- R14 for my Figo.

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From my experiance XM1+ does not give good ride quality in a Figo. I have read another forum mate commenting the same.
BS G3s will be a better choice than XM1+ of size 185/65-14.
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Hi askids, the 185/65/14 had looked like a good option to me also when I was thinking of changing my tyres. However I didnt do so, since speedo error was coming to 2.2%. The issue over here is because of the aspect ratio remaining the same there will a lot more rubber in the tyre as compared to the 175. The car might therefore become slightly sluggish as compared to when it will be on stock tyres.
My suggestion would be to stick to the Michelin's 175's. They are quite broad and will give a better look than the stock tyres.
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Old 21st February 2011, 14:28   #458
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Fitted Michelin XM1+ on my Vista Quadrajet today at Lokmanya Tyres in Pune. It cost me Rs.4275 per tyre (175/65 R14, Mfg Date 4710 for all 4 tyres).

The total expense came out to Rs.17750 - 4 Tyres + Balancing + Alignment + Nitrogen Filling.

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Old 24th February 2011, 17:54   #459
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From my experiance XM1+ does not give good ride quality in a Figo. I have read another forum mate commenting the same.
BS G3s will be a better choice than XM1+ of size 185/65-14.
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Hi askids, the 185/65/14 had looked like a good option to me also when I was thinking of changing my tyres. However I didnt do so, since speedo error was coming to 2.2%. The issue over here is because of the aspect ratio remaining the same there will a lot more rubber in the tyre as compared to the 175. The car might therefore become slightly sluggish as compared to when it will be on stock tyres.
My suggestion would be to stick to the Michelin's 175's. They are quite broad and will give a better look than the stock tyres.
Appreciate your inputs. My idea of going for 185/65 tyre was dual fold. One have a wider tyre as well as add some ground clearance (some miserly mm) as Figo already has GC issues. So I did not want to go with 185/60. Also, after reading the forums, I thought that the error anything under 3% is acceptable. So my question is 2.2% is it still on the higher side?

I am planning to have longer drives during weekends - Mys/Blr or Mys/Udupi frequently. Since I will be driving in and around Mys for city driving (and not a place like Blore ), I dont know if upgrading to 185 would make it more sluggish.

I have seen contrast reviews when it comes to XM1+ and BS for FIGO. Thats what is making my decision making more confusing to say the least :(. However, the feedback on XM1+ has been good enough. On bad roads, it supposed to give the back benchers a good feel of the roads . But I will be mostly driving + 1. So will stick to XM1+. Hopefully the price wont shoot up much because of what is going on around the world with commodities.
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Has anybody compared Yokohama DB against Michelin Xm1+? Also which tyre from Pirelli and Toyo will compete in this range?
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Has anybody compared Yokohama DB against Michelin Xm1+? Also which tyre from Pirelli and Toyo will compete in this range?
Compared and bought the Yokohama dBs for my Cedia as main requirements were for very quiet tyre with precise road holding, sharp cornering and these have all that and more. They have the ability to take on any type of surface and still provide you with a comfortable ride with a full complment of passengers and luggage on board. After 10K with these tires I confidently put the left ones off the shoulder as and when the need arises. Very quiet too, especially on concrete surfaces.

Bought the XM1+ for my father's Aveo. Very very quiet on coal tar surfaces even now after 8 thousand kilometers. Comfortable ride but not performance tires at all. If you want a floating drive buy these tires and they will not disappoint you. By that I do not mean poor grip. The grip is great at moderate to cruising speeds on the highways say at 110Kmph but I would not take a corner on these without going down to a more serene 80 kmph first. They have a speed rating of H which is lower than speed rating of V which the dBs have but then the XM1+ are not unidirectional, which the dBs are.

In the end the dBs are made in Japan and the XM1+ are made in Thailand and/or China.

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Thanks Khoj. I have xm1 and xm1+ on my cars. I am thinking of giving another brand a try with growing dissatisfaction among people about Michelin.

Apart from Yokohama DB what Pirelli and Toyo tyres will compete with Xm1+?

PS: I am also looking to upsize to 205/55 15 or 205/50 16 if possible for my lancer.

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Thanks Khoj. I have xm1 and xm1+ on my cars. I am thinking of giving another brand a try with growing dissatisfaction among people about Michelin.

Apart from Yokohama DB what Pirelli and Toyo tyres will compete with Xm1+?

PS: I am also looking to upsize to 205/55 15 or 205/50 16 if possible for my lancer.
Also look at Yokohama C.Drives that IMHO one of the best options for a grip/silence/ride/handling mix .


C.Drives are asymmetric but not unidirectional . As a plus they are way more silent compared to S.Drive and grip better than S.Drives in the wet. They are better compared to db in both wet and dry per the yoko tire positioning map below. S.Drive is slightly better in the dry.

I have the XM1 as well in the Baleno and while the michelins have a slightly better build, Yokos are defn grippier and ride as well if not better.

I love them in my Innova (225/60R15), have seen them in a friends NHC (185/65R14)and will use them in my Baleno soon.


can get more details

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...b-decibel.html

and a Yokohama tire positioning map at

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post2022454 (Yokohama C drive (now in a wider range of sizes))

PS : I use them and find them pretty good. 22k in the Innova and they will probably do another 22 if not more.

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If the tyres are grey, they wont have a warranty card with the company's Indian address.
Recently bought XM1+ and the dealer told that there are no warranty cards supplied with the tyres. Only the bill is enough and the dealer was an authorized Michelin dealer.
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I've bought three sets until now and all came with warranty cards.
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