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Old 6th May 2008, 10:32   #1
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I have Mrf ZVTS as stock tyres on my ikon and have done 27000 km in 21 months. I have original alloy of ford 13" and my tyre size is 175/70/13. I am planning to change them. Can you advise whether to go for michelin XM1 or any of the bridge stones. One reason for not putting MRF is that they have a very poor network in mumbai and to put a new tube in my car it took me two days to find one from an authorised dealer of MRF. I also travel to pune once every month. Kindly advise. Thanks.
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Michelin XM1's would be the preferred option. And use them as tubeless only.
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I have Mrf ZVTS as stock tyres on my ikon and have done 27000 km in 21 months. I have original alloy of ford 13" and my tyre size is 175/70/13. I am planning to change them. Can you advise whether to go for michelin XM1 or any of the bridge stones. One reason for not putting MRF is that they have a very poor network in mumbai and to put a new tube in my car it took me two days to find one from an authorised dealer of MRF. I also travel to pune once every month. Kindly advise. Thanks.
Ikon cabin lacks sound damping, tyre noise is very prominent in such case.
Opt either Michelin XM1+ or YOKO A.drive.
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thanks for the suggestion. so it seems michelin tubeless is the better option.
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Michelin XM1's all the way. I just completed 6000 kms on my Santro Xing XM1 changed 4 months back. Tyres look like new still and very good ride.
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I too had the same size 175/70 R13 on my OHC. Switched to XM1's 185/70 R13 tubeless. Have driven for 8000 kms since. Absolutely love the new rubber. No noise, much better grip and very comfortable.

Go for it without a doubt.
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