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Old 6th June 2009, 05:51   #1
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Default Need tyre replacement for Michelin XM1

Car in Question: 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Sfx.
Issue: Front tyre burst over a bladesharp stone.

So Now I am planning to one tyre in spare and buy 2 new tyres.(Is that a good option and is there a better option? The other 2 tyres are still good for another 30K)

If buying 2 new tyres, they will be for the front. the current size at the back is 185/64 R14. I am looking at 195/60R14 XM1+ or shall I stick to 185/65?

Will a set of used tubeless tyres, if available be a good option?

The car has done 75K.
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Buy 2 new tyres. Please stick to 185/65 R14. And put the new tyres at the back. Not at the front.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...irs-tyres.html

Please do not go for used tyres. You never know how they have been abused. It's a huuge risk.
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@devarish..check the tyre sipe depth with a coin. if depth less than 2 mm, you are better off changing all the 4 tyres.

Michelin TL tyres are bad when near balding stage!
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If replacing only two tyres, stick to same size as current. And mount new tyres on rear axle and not on front axle. Don't mix new and old tyre on same axle. Michelin XM1+ 185/65R14 should cost close to 3500-3600.
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What is your opinion about Michelin XM! tyres?

As others have pointed out, stick to the same size if you are replacing only two tyres. Do not mix old and new tyres on the same axle.
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I asked for putting up a different size as I plan to add the other two tyres of the same size too. I dont know if the switch from XM1 o XM1+ makes any difference. Also I have seen various performance cars with different profile tyres, which made me think on the possibility.

What say?

I will put them on the rear though as mentioned so that I can get the other new pair faster.
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I asked for putting up a different size as I plan to add the other two tyres of the same size too.
Upsizing of tyres should be done for all tyres at once, not in pairs of two.

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I dont know if the switch from XM1 o XM1+ makes any difference.
XM1+ is better than XM1 in terms tyre compound and translates to slightly longer life, reduced noise.

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Also I have seen various performance cars with different profile tyres, which made me think on the possibility.
Such cars demand different profile tyres. Doubt whether that would be true for stock Lancer available in India.
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What is your opinion about Michelin XM! tyres?
I use a 195/60/R14 XM1+ on my Accent Viva since last 3K kms and i am totally happy with its comfort, reduced road noise and they are extremely grippy.

However,they are quite expensive. I got them for Rs.4200 per tyre ( after discount, otherwise it is Rs.4600).

I would highly recommend them
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I use a 195/60/R14 XM1+ on my Accent Viva since last 3K kms and i am totally happy with its comfort, reduced road noise and they are extremely grippy.

However,they are quite expensive. I got them for Rs.4200 per tyre ( after discount, otherwise it is Rs.4600).

I would highly recommend them
That aint all that expensive, Avi. A single 205/60/R16 for a Sonata Embera cost Rs 8900 after discount of Rs 500 per tyre.
But I found that those tyres are really good.
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That aint all that expensive, Avi. A single 205/60/R16 for a Sonata Embera cost Rs 8900 after discount of Rs 500 per tyre.
But I found that those tyres are really good.
It is. In BLR, the tyre costs around 4.5k. All other tyres like Yokos, Bridgestones, Contis are less than 4k. In that one size, the Michelin is hopelessly overpriced.
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can I go for a Bridgestone Turanza instead of the Michelin Xm1+? One of the tyres has a bump and the other got a cut. Also I have read of a lot of complaints about the softness of michelin tyres for Indian conditions.

can I go for a similar profile Turanza's? How are they in comparison to Michelin Xm1+?
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You can go for a Turanza ER 60 in 185/65 R14. I think they have one in that size. Do not go in for a different size unless you are changing all 4.
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any idea on the prices for Bridgestone turanza ER60 185/65 R14?
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sorry devarshi. I checked and there is no ER60 in that size. You have it in 185/70 R14 though which might be too big for your Lancer. However, there is one in 195/60 R14.

In 185/65 R14, there is the Bridgestone B250. The same tyre that comes standard on Civics.
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any idea on the prices for Bridgestone turanza ER60 185/65 R14?
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ER60 is not available in that size, even i'm looking for those tires.
If u are getting a different tire then pls get all four of them changed else get a pair of Michelins.
You may consider Yokohama A drives in 185/65-14. Have been torturing them for 29k kms on my Getz.

Nikhil- Pls let us know in case the ER60 gets launched in that size.
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