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Old 11th October 2008, 18:57   #121
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Got new set of XM1+ for my optra. Did a Bangalore - Mangalore trip and back. I could instantly make out the difference compared to Goodyear NCT5 and the drive was much better.
Road noice was also low compared to the goodyears. So its Michelin all the way.
I highly recommend XM1+ for anyone planning to replace their tires.

Would like to thank JVH for guiding me to the correct dealer.
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Old 11th October 2008, 21:10   #122
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Would like to thank JVH for guiding me to the correct dealer.

You are welcome buddy! Enjoy your ride and drive safe!
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Old 12th October 2008, 00:46   #123
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Got my Swift's (VXi/ABS) tyres changed to Michelin Energy XM1+ 185/70/R14 on the stock wheels (not rich enough for a new set of alloys right now).

My OEM JK Tornados (165/80/R14) lasted me a pretty good 47,800 KM. Probably would have lasted a little longer, but the roads I travel and my driving style wouldn't.

I've left the best of the 165 OEM tyres as spare, and replaced the other four (road tyres).

Must say the Michelins have improved ride and handling immensely. Small/medium potholes are not noticeable any more and the car holds curves like it's glued to the road. Also they have improved the looks of the car, giving it a more planted and aggressive look.

Already done about 2000 KM in the month since tyres were changed.

Each tyre cost me Rs. 3900/- at New Bharat on the Chackai Bypass in Trivandrum.
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Hi I am latest to join the XM1+ bandwagon after reading so much of good reviews.My tyre dealer was kind enough to exchange 200km run stock BS S322 tires of my week old NHC with 185/65 R14 XM1+.I paid exchange price of 5K + weights + valves+ VAT.Most of the dealers I in Delhi had only XM1s.The only other one who had those was asking 6.5K + extras after negotiation!
Sound is definately less, feels more attached to the road (may be psychological)but wider tyre meant little harder steering while parking but I am not complaining as NHC steering is any case too lite.I hope it gets better after breaking in.
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Good choice Lantian! Enjoy the tyres!
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Old 16th October 2008, 13:35   #126
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Default XM1+ Vs MXV8

What about the difference between XM1+ with MXV8?
I went for MXV8 since Michelin-ads said they were more comfortable.
I thought XM1+ were more about giving more life.
The rates were the same for both of them for 195/65 R15 H.
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Got a Swift VXi which is about an year old and had done around 5600Kms on the ODO till date. Have not had any problems with the stocks till date. But just after reading this forum thought that the tyre change will improve the handling and ride quality.

After going through the thread Tyre upgrade for Swift, have decided to upgrade to 185/70(stock of ZXi) on my stock rims with Michellin xm1+
Got a quote of 3800/tyre for the same.

Now my doubt is that whether an upgrade is really necessary for my kind of usage?
1) i have a very low running of around some 700-800 kms/month
2) only city driving (Chennai)
3) car has already done 5600 kms and dealer says he will not give anything for the stock tyres now which was expected.

Please advice me as what to do?

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Now my doubt is that whether an upgrade is really necessary for my kind of usage?
1) i have a very low running of around some 700-800 kms/month
2) only city driving (Chennai)
3) car has already done 5600 kms and dealer says he will not give anything for the stock tyres now which was expected.
Leaving the ride quality factor alone. Since there wouldn't be a significant improvement as you're upsizing also.
The huge improvement would be in the handling. The suspension setup of the swift needs broad tyres with the 185 being minimum for safety reasons.165 size tyres on a 1010kg vehicle is a total no-no.
That said, have you felt the need for grip with your driving style?
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car has already done 5600 kms and dealer says he will not give anything for the stock tyres now which was expected.
Huh!
Get another quote
I got 1000/- for each tubed tyre Bridgestone 165/80-13 at 20000 km, when i got Michelins
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I replaced my 165/65 R14 Goodyear GT3s with XM1+ 185/60 R14s, the difference is amazing, especially road noise.
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Old 19th December 2008, 14:35   #131
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Person at one of the Michelin dealer in pune commented that XM1+ would be stopped by Michelin after some time & only XM1 would be available.

Has anyone heard similar anywhere else? Can anyone confirm/decline?
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That person was perhaps trying to push his unsold stock of XM1s and he was probably not telling the truth. This is just a hunch though. Never trust things that a dealer tells you as whole truth. I work for a national brand with thousands of dealers and I know the kind of crap that our dealers give to our customers. It's also true that principals hardly have any control over these issues.
It's highly unlikely that Michelin would withdraw a later model and go back to an older model. I mean XM1+ is supposed to be one step ahead of XM1.
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That person was perhaps trying to push his unsold stock of XM1s and he was probably not telling the truth.
Can't rule that out. But, for the sizes that I was looking for (155/70R13 or 165/65R13) XM1+ is not available and only XM1 is available from Michelin.
In 13" size, XM1+ is available only beyond 175 width.
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Its been few months and about 5k kms on the XM1+ the only issue what i have is while on turns and speeds over 50-60 it makes noise....not sure if its normal???
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Can't rule that out. But, for the sizes that I was looking for (155/70R13 or 165/65R13) XM1+ is not available and only XM1 is available from Michelin.
In 13" size, XM1+ is available only beyond 175 width.
No. Its xm1 energy that's available only above 175 size.
xm1+ is available even for my 145/80 R12..

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