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Old 6th November 2007, 14:00   #16
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Default DIFFERENCE between Yokohama Aspec 300 and Michelin XM1

what difference one can feel in terms of ride/handling/braking and FE between
Yokohama Aspec 300 and Michelin XM1. which one will be better on STEEL rims in case if i could not opt ALLOY.
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If i remember correctly Akroy(abhi) in Bangalore got it for Rs 2175...
Yokohama A 300 would cost lesser than XM1.
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Old 6th November 2007, 14:31   #17
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Yokohama A300 is silica based tyre whereas the XM1 is non silica so the A300 will have better braking and FE.
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Old 6th November 2007, 23:08   #18
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Which tyre did u have in 155/70-12?? Kumho??
Goodear gps2! I still have them lying with me, the dealer was offering rs.1200 only for tyres+rims
Somehow i like the pickup of car with them , they still have tread to run 10000 km.Will keep them for city driving & michelin for highways
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Goodear gps2! I still have them lying with me, the dealer was offering rs.1200 only for tyres+rims
Somehow i like the pickup of car with them , they still have tread to run 10000 km.Will keep them for city driving & michelin for highways
Ok... But i guess u won't get back to gps2 once u have experienced Michelins.
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what about falkan tyre (chinese make) . looking for inputs about this BRAND & is anyone using this for ZEN ..pl share your views. is it available in chennai. TIA
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what about falkan tyre (chinese make) . looking for inputs about this BRAND & is anyone using this for ZEN ..pl share your views. is it available in chennai. TIA
Stay AWAY from Falkens.
Anyways, How much are u getting the Falkens for?
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i checked falken website after reading iridium post "
" My suggestion is to stick to the existing 12 inch rims and use 155/70 R12 radials. In 12 inches, heard that there's a falkan tyre (chinese make) available in size 165/65."

what is the reason for "staying away "
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Stay AWAY from Falkens.
Anyways, How much are u getting the Falkens for?
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[quote=shapath;627888]i checked falken website after reading iridium post "
" My suggestion is to stick to the existing 12 inch rims and use 155/70 R12 radials. In 12 inches, heard that there's a falkan tyre (chinese make) available in size 165/65."

IMO, stay away from 155/70R12.
I used 155/70R12 for about 29000km.
Had to spend on the suspension, strut dampers & now i'll be changing the wheel bearings too as i do not want to ruin michelins.
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so what is your suggestion for the SIZE & BRAND. Thanks.

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i checked falken website after reading iridium post "
" My suggestion is to stick to the existing 12 inch rims and use 155/70 R12 radials. In 12 inches, heard that there's a falkan tyre (chinese make) available in size 165/65."

IMO, stay away from 155/70R12.
I used 155/70R12 for about 29000km.
Had to spend on the suspension, strut dampers & now i'll be changing the wheel bearings too as i do not want to ruin michelins.
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Since your highway travel is not much, stick to 145/80R12,
12" rim provides smoother pickup required for city travel.
You can choose between two bridgestones: S248 (tube type) OR ER60 turanza (tubeless)
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Do the turanzas come in that size?
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Do the turanzas come in that size?
Yes, Turanza ER60 is available in 145/80-12
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when i went and enquired about the pricing for MICHELIN XM1( quoted 2150 from one dealer & as usual LAL quoted higher -Rs 2290)

one dealers is not that much in support for MICHELIN XM1
He strongly suggested 2 things .
1) no need to go for foreign tyres as the Indian ones are really good and
effective for our climatic temperature
2) For a car like ZEN it is better to go for 12" rather than 13"

Dealer suggested these two options one from indian OE & another pirelli.

APPOLO XL 155/70/12 TUBELESS Rs 1525/-
PIRELLI 165/70/12 TUBELESS Rs 2150 /-

I also got Apollo Accelera 155/65/13 in case if i need 13. price is 1875
any suggestion / opinion are welcome & appreciated .TIA
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For city driving 12" tyre would be best for a Zen..
If u drive on highways mostly then 13" would give u all the fun..


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PIRELLI 165/70/12 TUBELESS Rs 2150 /-
Which Pirelli model ???
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when i went and enquired about the pricing for MICHELIN XM1( quoted 2150 from one dealer & as usual LAL quoted higher -Rs 2290)

one dealers is not that much in support for MICHELIN XM1
He strongly suggested 2 things .
1) no need to go for foreign tyres as the Indian ones are really good and
effective for our climatic temperature
2) For a car like ZEN it is better to go for 12" rather than 13"

Dealer suggested these two options one from indian OE & another pirelli.

APPOLO XL 155/70/12 TUBELESS Rs 1525/-
PIRELLI 165/70/12 TUBELESS Rs 2150 /-

I also got Apollo Accelera 155/65/13 in case if i need 13. price is 1875
any suggestion / opinion are welcome & appreciated .TIA
You will need 5.5J rims to fit 165/70/12 & that will foul with the wheel arches too.
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