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Old 22nd May 2009, 19:39   #1
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Talking My Michelin Energy tyres just don't die!

I have been running my two cars on Michellin Energy 175/65 R14 tyres. Tyres have run 78000 Kms! (42k on my Ikon and 36k on my cousin's). I thought why they are not wearing out and got them checked by a knowledgeble garage guy closeby, he says 'abhi half life hua hai, bees hazar aur chalega'

Now I am seriously contemplating if this is normal, because the thread has'nt worn out as yet and the tyres have amazing grip even now.

BTW stock Apollo tyres on my Ikon 1.6 (2005) lasted for 32000 kms only!

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Old 22nd May 2009, 19:43   #2
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You must have maintained them superbly! Or the guy who inspected the tyres is wrong!

However, XM1+ was introduced for exactly this. Long life over the XM1.
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Old 22nd May 2009, 19:44   #3
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Thats very good news. I feel its mainly because you drive very neat in very good roads backed up by proper tyre balancing/rotation/alignment.

Make sure to replace tyres once they are 5 years old from manufacturing date. As long as tyre is in normal condition it hardly matters If you continue to use them as I saw few people saying tyres last around 90,000km which still I cant beleive

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Old 22nd May 2009, 19:47   #4
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That's what I was wondering, would try to post a picture. They look good for another 20k run, by the look too. May be I got myself some 'Special Edition No Wear n Tear' XM1's
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I think Gaurav your Driving style is too docile. Maybe thats why they are still going strong
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Woww man, do post pictures of the tires. And let us know the batch no etc;-) may be someone else also become lucky he he. But almost 80k is amazing.
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My WagonR's Michelins are 28000 km now, and the thread is still more than half. It would come for at least 20000 km.
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This is quite amazing considering that my Goodyear GPS2s have almost given up in 24K!!
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The MRFs in my 800 was still going strong at 80k.
The JKs in my esteem completed 75k, still thread was there when I sold it. The guy who took it was happy to note that tyres will still run another 20k.

I hope if driven neatly and care taken they would return as much.
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Thats outstanding, but I doubt it. can you upload the images.
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Both cars are sold. The JKs in the esteem in particular had a lots of life left
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Thats amazing man love to see the pic of the tires and what all you do to maintain them like regular pressure checkup/rotation/balancing/alignment.
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I have a set of Bridgestone S 322 155/70 R 13 tyres on my Santro. The tyres have covered over 54,000 kms in over 4 years and still have good tread depth in them. I have not had a single puncture thus far apart from one that was caused by a loose valve pin!

All 5 tyres have even wear, but as I have covered over 54,000 kms on them, I plan to change them before the monsoon sets in.

I checked tyre pressure every 10 days, maintained it at 31 psi, had a rotation and WA & WB done between every 6,000-8,000 kms.

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whats the thread wear rating on your tire.
Its usually a number like 400 or 500 and its on the sidewall.
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Old 23rd May 2009, 00:47   #15
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Thanks guys! Well, my driver just makes sure every week that the air pressure is proper + wheel alignment every month. That's it. I drive like crazy at times, have'nt really cared for the tyres as such!
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