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Old 4th June 2008, 14:08   #1
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Smile My Palio 1.2 finally adorns Alloys & Tubeless tires!

My long-planned wheels upgrade finally happenend yesterday (03-Jun-08), I was waiting for my car to reach the 25K kms milestone, though I acheived the miles last month, had to wait for another month coz the Alloys & Tubeless tyres of my preferred brand & size were not in stock & the tyre dealer had to order & get the same.

So finally, alloys & tyres reached the dealer & I drove to his shop y'day and got the new shoes fitted on to my Car!

Alloys: Aura (Model No: E01455)
Price: Rs.17,600/- for 5 pcs.

Tyres: Michelin Energy XM1+ (185/65 R14)
Price: Rs.3360/- per peice.

Other charges:
Wheel Alignment: Rs.200
Tubeless Puncture kit: Rs.300

Dealer: Sai Iyengar & Sons, new Shop at Domlur, Bangalore

Initial impressions:
Alloys definitly enhances the looks of the Car, and with the Michelin tires, the wheels itself is now a head turner!

I can feel better steering control, also feel steering is slightly light-weighted too.

Braking has greatly improved, able to do tight corners at bit high speeds.

Ride comfort is awesome, feels like driving on a carpet, just glides over pot-holes and rough patches with ease. Enjoyed this part!

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Nice & Smart. Car is looking very good.
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@finneyp:Congrats on your upgrades and XM1+ are a good set of tires. Happy driving and just enjoy the upgrades.
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Congratulations finneyp. Nice choice of alloy design. The car looks very complete now.
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@ Finney - Very appealing indeed.
Congrats on the new found love for the machine.

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Nice setup, me too had same set of alloys in 13" size.
Nuts look out of place compared to wheel/car for me.
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Finney, congrats on the choice of alloys and tires. I hope that the alloys are 98 pcd ones.

Can anyone say a thing or two about the comparison between Bridgestone Potenza GIII vs Michelin Energy XM1? I am planning to choose between these two for my tire upgrade for the Palio.
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Congrats. The car is very well maintained.

BTW, which tyres were u using earlier?
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congrats finney, do post a long term review after say 1000kms because i felt the behaviour of the tyres changing for some reason with use
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Congrats Finney!

Great choice of tires and alloys. The car looks hot now! We need a detailed review of the tires - Affect on Pick-up, FE, road noise etc
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Nice looking wheels and tyres. yours car looks great too.
185/65 must give you a nice grip and handling isnt it? What spec. are the stock tyres that come with palio?
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Hey Finney

The alloys are looking very nice and complimenting the whole look of your car.

nice choice and drive safe.
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Hey Finney.

Great set of wheels & tyres. I think these are the only choices we have in 98PDC from Aura.

It will be great if you can post why you went with XM1+. Did you have some other tyres also in mind before you zeroed on the XM1+?
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Congratulations Finney! Looks good!
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Congrats on ypur new acquisition. Looks neat. any particular reason for XM1?
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