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View Poll Results: Have you had Issues with your Michelin tyres?
Yes (Bulges, premature tyre wear, frequent punctures etc) 47 16.61%
No. They're quite problem free 236 83.39%
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Old 12th January 2010, 12:24   #16
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10,000 Kms done on the XM1, so far no issues. The ride is better than the crappy GPS I had, the road noise is almost not there. I like this tire.
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Old 12th January 2010, 12:32   #17
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This is news to me. IIRC, other owners including yours truly love the minimal noise the tyres offer.

You are comparing w.r.t ?
Within 100kms of driving on stock tyres, I changed to Michelins, so no comparison with JK's. I dont have a benchmark either, but everytime I hit 80+ I know the tyres are noisy. Ive experimented with different tyre pressures, but never made a big difference in noise. Ive even verified with the service guys if the shockers went bad, but they havent.

I am running on 195/50/R15 and maybe its due to the shock settings on the SwifDy.

Maybe they arent as noisy as others, but having run 41.5k on them, I know they are noisy
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Old 12th January 2010, 12:42   #18
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I have driven with Michelin XM1+ 175/65 R-14 tubeless tyres for around 1000+ Kms (on my Ikon) and i definitely feel the difference. I had Bridgeston & Apollo Acelere earlier.
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Old 12th January 2010, 13:12   #19
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I have done 9000 Kms on Michelin XM1 175/70 R13, no issues so far. Good grip
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Old 12th January 2010, 14:58   #20
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I don't know whether I'm unlucky or sorts, but for me the XM1's have been very puncture prone. After every long or bumpy ride, there has to be a puncture, whereas other tires on the same route do fine. Maybe due to the softer compound..

Yes, but they are good at giving you a noise free experience. I don't drive/brake hard, so no comments on the grip part.
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Old 12th January 2010, 16:21   #21
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Got the XM1 Energy almost a year back on our Tavera. However a blown tyre was a complete let down, considering that such a thing had never ever happened to us in any of our past cars. Shifted to BS & till now no complaints. Car mainly driven by my FIL & he's a very careful driver & does not go much into the 3 digit territory.
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Old 12th January 2010, 17:34   #22
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^ thats surprising , what were the conditions that led to the blow up ?
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Old 12th January 2010, 17:58   #23
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I've been using Michelin MXV8 on my Optra, these tyres have done about 30K kms so far, not a single instance of puncture.
Grip levels are far superior to the NCT 5s that came as OEM.
Better comfort and low tyre noise are some of the added advantages.

On the Safari, I have Michelin LTX AT2, 11k kims till date and absolutely no issues.
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Old 12th January 2010, 18:03   #24
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3000+ kms on Civic with Michelin Primacy LC.. no issues so far.. I like the quiteness and handling much better than the stock bridgestones..
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Old 12th January 2010, 20:42   #25
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5k kms on XM1+ Energy.

Driving on horrible roads, almost everyday. So far, no punctures/issues.
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I have driven 17500 kms on my swift with XM1+ in last 9 months or so. No problems whatsoever and amazing grip/braking.
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Old 12th January 2010, 21:29   #27
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Ah, a thread I was frantically searching for. Guys, I am planning to swap stock tyres on swift dzire ( yet to be delivered), had decided on Michelin XM1/XM1+. But after reading so many posts on its side wall issues, I am reconsidering it. Would you recommend the tyres? What are the other alternatives I can consider? Also the prices are too high IMO, is it really worth when compared to BS/Yokohama? Driving would be mostly in Bangalore with occasional highway drive. How long does the tyre last ( in kms) before wearing out? I am a sedate driver.
Thanks a lot.
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Old 12th January 2010, 21:57   #28
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I havent voted yet but yes i do feel the latitude on Crv are wearing out a bit too fast (20k kms). Also compared to the previous made in jap bridgestone, these are super soft for sure. Good for slow speed ride and road noise, bad for handling. Its a bloody drunk barge now!

Grip again i dont know coz it started squealing at every signal launch on my way to train station, early morn last sun
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Old 12th January 2010, 22:07   #29
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XM1 on my WagonR- premature wear in about 15000kms/two years. No other issues, including any puncture yet. I have a thread on my experience somewhere.

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Ah, a thread I was frantically searching for. Guys, I am planning to swap stock tyres on swift dzire ( yet to be delivered), had decided on Michelin XM1/XM1+. But after reading so many posts on its side wall issues, I am reconsidering it. Would you recommend the tyres? What are the other alternatives I can consider? Also the prices are too high IMO, is it really worth when compared to BS/Yokohama? Driving would be mostly in Bangalore with occasional highway drive. How long does the tyre last ( in kms) before wearing out? I am a sedate driver.
Thanks a lot.
I have Michelin XM1 185/70/R14 on my Dzire VDi. Swapped them the moment I drove the car out of the showroom. The ride has been great for the last 18000 Kms. No issues for me. "Knock on wood" so that it remains the same.
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