Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories > Tyre & Alloy wheel Section


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 13th March 2009, 12:06   #106
Senior - BHPian
 
finneyp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,618
Thanked: 160 Times
Default

Mobike, I did a upsize from 165 (stock Goodyear) to 185 (Michelin XM1+) on my Palio, I didn't notice any drop in FE, on the contrary I feel a slight increase in FE, this is due to the lower rolling resistance in XM1+.
finneyp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13th March 2009, 12:35   #107
Team-BHP Support
 
mobike008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 10,728
Thanked: 7,893 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by finneyp View Post
Mobike, I did a upsize from 165 (stock Goodyear) to 185 (Michelin XM1+) on my Palio, I didn't notice any drop in FE, on the contrary I feel a slight increase in FE, this is due to the lower rolling resistance in XM1+.
That's most reassuring. All this talk about lower rolling resistance in XM1+, is it outlined in their website? Btw, Did you also upgrade the rim size?
mobike008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th March 2009, 12:41   #108
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 23
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Any comments/suggestions on this?

Quote:
Originally Posted by zensure View Post
Hi Elsewhere in this forum, there was a concern that 195/70 R14 on 5.5J may balloon. Pl see the link below (post # 512)
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ade-swift.html

Has anybody experience in using 195/70R14 on 5.5J rim?
zensure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th March 2009, 12:47   #109
Senior - BHPian
 
finneyp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,618
Thanked: 160 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mobike008 View Post
All this talk about lower rolling resistance in XM1+, is it outlined in their website? Btw, Did you also upgrade the rim size?
Yes, it is mentioned in their site, check the last para on this page:
Michelin Australia

I did upsize my rim from R13 to R14.
finneyp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2009, 15:25   #110
Team-BHP Support
 
mobike008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 10,728
Thanked: 7,893 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mobike008 View Post
Thanks for the response. I have done only 180kms and gauge is just above the half mark whereas on stock tyres, it used to reach half mark at around 300kms.

I reckon will wait for the complete tankful before i make any assumptions.

Also, i forgot to mention, i got nitrogen filled up and kept a pressure of 31psi all around. The car seems well balanced and bouncy, so no way it can be lower pressure.

Someone was suggesting, i keep a different pressures for front and rear. I have never done it before, i always keep all 4 tyres equal pressure. And increase or decrease 1-2 psi if i am going on the highway....
Finally, my concerns on FE after the upgraded tyre change ( from 175 section to 195 section XM1+ ) were rested a couple of days ago when i re-filled after my first tankful.

Covered 530kms and it took in 37L = 14.3KMPL. Out of those 530 kms, 200kms was hard driving on the highway with almost no change to 5th gear and 330kms in city traffic.

I am not pleased at all, i am actually delighted
mobike008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2009, 14:51   #111
Newbie
 
pole_position's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 23
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Got my parents Swift Dzire DDiS today.
After getting it home I left to upgraded the tires to Michelin XM-1 185/70/R14 from JK stuff[165/80/R14] that was given. I had option to opt for GIIIs OR PP2s but ride quality would change drastically by lower profile on those tires[60/65] so dropped the idea.
pole_position is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2009, 21:41   #112
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 12
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
I got YOKOs A-Drive, on my Palio MJD some 1000 kms back. The tyre noise has just eliminated, the car feels more gripped to the road as compared to the stocked ones.

The driving comfort has increased a lot, steering has become lighter, went to Dehradun last week, clocked 130+ kmph, with that extra confidence that YOKOs gave me, the braking has improved on its head.

A-Drive in Delhi costed me a 3k per tyre.
Whats the Tyre size of your A-Drives?
Bogus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2009, 03:29   #113
Senior - BHPian
 
iraghava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bhaiyyaland
Posts: 8,028
Thanked: 153 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pole_position View Post
Got my parents Swift Dzire DDiS today.
After getting it home I left to upgraded the tires to Michelin XM-1 185/70/R14 from JK stuff[165/80/R14] that was given. I had option to opt for GIIIs OR PP2s but ride quality would change drastically by lower profile on those tires[60/65] so dropped the idea.
Good that you did not go for an incorrect upsize. Why don't you try getting the tyres from another dealer?
iraghava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2009, 16:15   #114
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: bangalore
Posts: 44
Thanked: 4 Times
Smile

Hi

I have changed my car's tyres today in gurgaon
the dealer asked for 4500/per piece. Negotiatied for 100 off
michelin xm1+ 195/60/14
dhir_d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th April 2009, 20:09   #115
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 101
Thanked: 9 Times
Default 185/70 R14 Michelin Energy XM1 on Swift VDI

Got the OE tyres changed immediatly after delivery.

Current ODO reading is 34,650kms. Its still good for around 10k kms.

Ravi.
iridium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2009, 10:30   #116
Senior - BHPian
 
Ravveendrra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 1,391
Thanked: 405 Times
Default Pirelli P7 or Michelin P. Primacy

I need new rubber for my Laura which has 6.5 J 16" rims. The original rubber was 205/55 R16 with Load Index of 91 and speed rating V. I have since put in a Pete's box. I am looking at a minor upsize to 225/55 R16.

I have short-listed the Pirelli P7s and Michelin Pilot Primacy. The Michelin MXV8 and Good-year Eagle F1's are also at the back of my mind.

Has anyone done a comparo of the above tyres? Which is the best option? I am looking for (a) outright grip (b) cornering ability (c) braking (d) ability to withstand our bad roads (e) decent wet-road capability

Cheers and thanks in advance,

Last edited by Ravveendrra : 11th April 2009 at 10:33.
Ravveendrra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2009, 10:47   #117
BHPian
 
absynthguzzler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: hyderabad
Posts: 650
Thanked: 223 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravveendrra View Post
I need new rubber for my Laura which has 6.5 J 16" rims. The original rubber was 205/55 R16 with Load Index of 91 and speed rating V. I have since put in a Pete's box. I am looking at a minor upsize to 225/55 R16.

I have short-listed the Pirelli P7s and Michelin Pilot Primacy. The Michelin MXV8 and Good-year Eagle F1's are also at the back of my mind.

Has anyone done a comparo of the above tyres? Which is the best option? I am looking for (a) outright grip (b) cornering ability (c) braking (d) ability to withstand our bad roads (e) decent wet-road capability

Cheers and thanks in advance,
Finalizing your decision at last!.Is this the after effects of Fast n Furious ? lol
absynthguzzler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2009, 06:23   #118
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 101
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Checked the prices for Michelin Energy XM1+ (185/70 R14). Its 3.5k in Bangalore.
Source: General Tyres JC Road, Good year Tyres: 80 feet Road Rajajinagar.
iridium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th June 2009, 14:49   #119
Senior - BHPian
 
goandude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 1,336
Thanked: 437 Times
Default

My experience with XM 1's when I changed over my stock bridgestone tyres after 45K Kms on my matiz :-
Pros
1. Soft side wall and thus very comfortable
2. grippy.
3. No noise

Cons
1. Bent front steel rim when I went into a medium sized pothole at about 100 kmph
2. Most expensive of the 185/70/14 that im thinking of exchanging in yet to materialise dzire (3800/- per tyre).

Alternatives:
Aceleres - Good looking. saw one on the i20 and wow. (3400/-) IMO little harder tread rubber.
Yoko A drives - all rounder (3150/-)
P III's - all rounder (3350/-)
goandude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th June 2009, 15:37   #120
Senior - BHPian
 
Ravveendrra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 1,391
Thanked: 405 Times
Default Michelin Primacy HPs

Quote:
Originally Posted by absynthguzzler View Post
Finalizing your decision at last!.Is this the after effects of Fast n Furious ? lol
I finally settled for the Michelin Primacy HPs (not to be confused with the LCs) and they are good. Will update after some more running.

Cheers,

Last edited by Ravveendrra : 6th June 2009 at 15:39.
Ravveendrra is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Michelin "Energy XM1+" or Goodyear "Assurance" lohithrao Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 40 1st November 2010 00:12
Michelin Energy XM1+ - Replace or Keep it ? PankajP Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 6 30th September 2009 19:18
Changed to Michelin Energy XM1 from almost new Goodyear NCT-5 rishi_kapoor Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 12 17th November 2008 15:43
Grey Market Michelin XM1 Energy Jaskirat Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 16 21st August 2008 09:58
Michelin energy xm1+ vs. Yokohama A.Drive...? rana_kirti Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 1 30th May 2008 20:23


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 22:43.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks