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Old 26th September 2008, 11:08   #106
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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.
Ultimately tyres are made of fabric and rubber, any tyre can get damaged.
Michelin is no exception...but its one the best tyres around.
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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.
Any particular reason you traced for ?? As i am considering the XM1/+ for my next upgrade ??
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I am very happy with my XM1+ in my Esteem. No issues so far. Fantastic upgrade from the stock MRFs that were very noisy and hard in comparison. I don't know how Jesal lost two tyres in a day.
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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.
quite hard to believe!

I just recently did a Bangalore - Mysore trip on my new Michelin XM1+ and the ride was amazing.

What was the terrain you drove on?
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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.

any reason for this comment? I have driven up hills and gravel tracks at 80+ and not yet faced a puncture. They may not be the best but they arent lousy either
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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.
Tyres do need to be taken care of during the first 300 km. This is running in period for new tyres. If you push the tyres hard in this period on may face tyre issues.
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the tyres were on normal speed they hit sidewall which in bombay i do normally on my good years. the michi are too soft they cannot take any pain they just give in. i have driven many cars with diff tyres and have touched sidewalls tons of times since bombay does not have roads it has weird roads that dissapear so lets face it. no matter how good these might be they are not for india or bombay lets put it that way. crap ill never buy again. u have to be TOO careful while driving, in bombay its impossible to do so,.
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What do you mean by hit the sidewall I thought Goodyear was the brand that was famous for sidewall cuts
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Does it make the screeching noice when apply breaks at higher speeds? It does not leave any marks on road but makes scary noice. Same sound comes when I take sharp turns.

PS: I have not heard any sound while driving my Bro's Indica Turbo (Goodyear F1 195/60R14) or Dad's Ikon (Stock Goodyear 175's), in the similar fashion. I drive a Palio SDX with 185/65R14. The air pressure is '30' in all the tires.
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I m changing my optra tyres from Goodyear to michelin XM1+. got a price qoute of 3450 from tyre tec(prakash).size is 185/65 R14. what you guys think? Should i go ahead?
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I m changing my optra tyres from Goodyear to michelin XM1+. got a price qoute of 3450 from tyre tec(prakash).size is 185/65 R14. what you guys think? Should i go ahead?
Neki aur pooch pooch !! Just go ahead.

Why arent you upgrading you tyres. Go fo 195/60/14 . Prakash is an excellent guy, he will give you the best deal.

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I m changing my optra tyres from Goodyear to michelin XM1+. got a price qoute of 3450 from tyre tec(prakash).size is 185/65 R14. what you guys think? Should i go ahead?
go ahead i found the ride a bit harsh with 60 profile tyres but with 65 it should be great
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@JVH, did you get any warranty card with the xm1+ from tyre tec or just the bill as warranty. Were there any offers on michelin?
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@JVH, did you get any warranty card with the xm1+ from tyre tec or just the bill as warranty. Were there any offers on michelin?
I have replied to your PM.

He did give a warranty card along with the bill. He gave me a tubeless tyre puncture kit as a freebie. I would say Rs. 3450/Tyre is a very good deal. You can mention my name for reference.
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I have been using XM1 (not XM1plus) for the last 12000 kms on the Baleno. For the most part the car has been driven on the very good roads we have in Goa, but there was one trip I made six months back to Hampi, the stretch from Hubli to Hospet has some very bad patches that I have hit at 70-80 kph, and various potholes continually surprised me. This pounding was repeated on the way back.
So far I can see absolutely no problem with these tyres, no bulging, no premature wear, nada. If this keeps up for the next 20k kms, my future tyres will be Michelin.
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