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Old 31st October 2012, 09:30   #496
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How old are your current tires?
If you have used them for 40k KM, then you may consider replacing them if your use involves highway rides.
If you plan to continue with the current set, then you may buy an old spare tire (not more than INR 500) and manage until the next replacement of 5 tires.
Buying a single new tire with others having done 40k KM does not make much sense, unless you plan to change the remaining 4 within a month or so.
These tyres are 2 yrs old and the Michilen guy suggests these can be easily used for another 25k kms. The thread wearout reading was between 5 and 5.5 on all five. New tyres come between 7 to 7.5 and tyre replacements are suggested when the threads wearout from 2.5 - 3.

Correct me if I am wrong please. Where do i get a spare tyre for sale of XM1+ in bangalore?
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Old 3rd September 2014, 10:16   #497
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My Palio has XM1+ which have done about 35,000 KMs so far. Since the inside part of all 4 tyres had worn off, the wheel-balancing guy insisted that I reverse the direction of the tyres.

XM1+ have clearly marked the OUTSIDE and INSIDE part of each tyre. Still the wheel-balancing guy insisted on reversing the directions, and now I have the INSIDE part outside.

Will this lead to any problem during city or highway drives? I drive 20 KMs + 20 KMs per day (about an hour each way) in the city.
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On highway drives its not good. Which wheel balancing guy suggested such a thing??

The tyre is designed to be used with a specific side facing outside. If you dont follow this, the tyre behaviour may not be as expected or designed.
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My Palio has XM1+ which have done about 35,000 KMs so far. Since the inside part of all 4 tyres had worn off, the wheel-balancing guy insisted that I reverse the direction of the tyres.
Something is off in the steering / suspension geometry by quite-a-bit. Here is how all 4 of my Palio's 175/65 R14 XM1s look after 56000 KMs, despite quite a bit of driving on rough / broken roads and tracks with uncrushed stones on them.

Michelin XM1+-cam00014-v1.1.jpg


Also: Has anyone here changed over from XM1+ to XM2 with the same size? How has been the experience with respect to ride, grip (wet and dry) and noise? Just want to understand what I would have to forego to get better sidewall toughness.

I am looking to replace the tyres on my car in around 10000 KMs

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