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Old 4th August 2008, 15:51   #91
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It's the same as Lancer's case. Stock tyres are wrong size.
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I didnot know that

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Why do you want to increase the Aspect Ratio? In India, stock tyres are always sold at a higher aspect ratio to combat bad roads. increasing aspect ratio can have adverse impact on handling.

Plus your upsizes have huge errors (since your width is same but aspect ratio changes).

Correct upsize may be 195/55/14 or max may be 205/55/14, need to check the errors. Pls PM iraghava, he can help you in this.

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I am confused. There is no 205/55/14 or 195/55/14. Please check Michelin India - Energy XM1+

While the tyre dealer recommeded me to stop with 185/65/14 to avoid bumpy rides, GM guys says I can even go for 185/70/14.

GM guys strong says to not to use 195/60 or 195/70, as it would be difficult to turn, as it may hit inside. :-(
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Akroy, agbenny there is no problem in 185/65-14 for the Aveo. Infact it is advisable as the 185/60-14 reduce the GC and are not the correct size for the car. A guy in my office changed to 185/65-14 from the stock and is very happy with the ride now as previously the car used to touch down and had a very hard ride.

It's the same as Lancer's case. Stock tyres are wrong size.

185/65-14 or 195/60-14 is not a problem and is a good upsize.
GM service manager asks me to not to go for 195/60/14 (personally I like to have a wider tyre), is that true that it will hit the mud guard while turning wheels?
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GM service manager asks me to not to go for 195/60/14 (personally I like to have a wider tyre), is that true that it will hit the mud guard while turning wheels?

Suggest you to please talk to our inhouse tyre expert 'iraghava'. PM him immediately !!

All your doubts will be cleared

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Suggest you to please talk to our inhouse tyre expert 'iraghava'. PM him immediately !!

All your doubts will be cleared

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Sure. I will do, Thanks.
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GM service manager asks me to not to go for 195/60/14 (personally I like to have a wider tyre), is that true that it will hit the mud guard while turning wheels?
I have been using 195/60/14 Yoko ES100s on my Aveo 1.4 for the last 8 months. It has not hit the mudguard or inner wheelwells or the upper portion of the wheelwell under any circumstances. This is even after driving daily in Bangalore as well as 3 Ooty/Coonoor/Madikeri trips with full load (3 adults, 2 kids, loads of luggage).

However, the ES100 is a tyre with relatively less rounded shoulders as compared to the XMs or the PP2s. The latter 2 may scrape: I honestly don't know.

Further, the 1.6 MAY behave differently with the greater weight of the engine. Best to check with someone who has 195s on his/her 1.6!
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Hi guys,

Got my Michelin XM1+ today for 3700/- per tyre (185/70/R14) with Bill and Warranty. Without bill and warranty, the tyre shop was selling it for 3500/-.

The tyreshop even threw in a pair of Rayban's, courtesy Michelin. Wheel balancing and alignment was an additional 200/-. Paid me 1000/- per tyre for the JK's which had done 1800 Kms.

All in all, i think it was a good deal. Though I'd share the pricing for potential stock rim upgraders cheers:.
just read the post actually, can you tell me from where you got your Michelins, i am changing tyres in my logan from the stock JK to Mich. Have done 2400kms on it. Thanks.
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Anil, you can check the Michelin dealers in Mumbai at Michelin India - Home
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@finneyp:
The Michelin Web-site has some error, cant open the dealer list... plus i wanted to know the exact place from EnITeeIEn so i can get a similar deal.
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Smile thanks team bhp

after all the research on this forum followed the instructions and went to super tyre tec on jc road met prakash and got them michelin xm1+ fitted on my car its been a week and 300 km and am very glad i took the plunge for the tubeless michelins. had been doing the research for the best deal in bangalore and what i got was the albiet by a small margin
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Finally got Michelin's Energy XM1+ 185/70/R14 and gave back 2600kms run JK Vectras (same specs) for my Logan. Felt the difference in the ride immediately coming to my office right now. Has an awesome grip & feel, drove at 90kmph and tyre noise was way lower than the JK's. Very happy with my purchase. Will have to try this out at higher speeds
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Default Michelin Xm1+ Bought in Chennai

Fixed Michelin XM1+ 175/70 R13 Tyres (5 Nos) for my Ford Ikon.

How much? Rs.15325
Split up?
Each Tyre - Rs.2975 (Price quoted by other dealers Rs.3060)
Alignment and Balancing - Rs.450
Air Valves Free
Tubeless Tyre Repair kit worth Rs.450 Free

The Used Tyres were of no use since I had totally wiped off the thread from the surface

Where?
V S Enterprises, Opp to Lucas TVS, Padi.
Contact Person, Sundar 94440 63828
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Fixed Michelin XM1+ 175/70 R13 Tyres (5 Nos) for my Ford Ikon.

How much? Rs.15325
Split up?
Each Tyre - Rs.2975 (Price quoted by other dealers Rs.3060)
Alignment and Balancing - Rs.450
Air Valves – Free
Tubeless Tyre Repair kit worth Rs.450 – Free

The Used Tyres were of no use since I had totally wiped off the thread from the surface

Where?
V S Enterprises, Opp to Lucas TVS, Padi.
Contact Person, Sundar – 94440 63828
Hey bro, congrats . I assume u must have had the zvts as standard.
How is the ride quality, comfort and road noise now ? Need your feedback as I also have to change the tyres of my Ikon and am undecided between
xM1+ 175/70 R 15 and Yoko A 300.
Thanks

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Hey bro, congrats . I assume u must have had the zvts as standard.
How is the ride quality, comfort and road noise now ? Need your feedback as I also have to change the tyres of my Ikon and am undecided between
xM1+ 175/70 R 15 and Yoko A 300.
Thanks
Thanks Sammyboy,
I had Bridgestone earlier. The XM1+ scores on all points over the earlier Bridgestones, but am no expert wrt these matters So can't comment on how good they are when compared to the Yoko. Really Sorry!

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these are the worst tyres ever. not at all made for india and its crappy roads. day one drove 50 kms and i lost 2 tyres. lost 7000 bucks in a day. went back to good year nct5. never ever michilen in this country.
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