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Old 8th September 2019, 22:00   #106
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Did a trip with fellow XUV owners to Yellapura during last weekend of July. Completed 70K Kms Odo reading during that trip.

Few pics taken by TBHP mod and fellow XUV owner, SDP

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As few of us said, the only color in which XUV should have been manufactured

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Video of a section of the drive



During the trip, at couple of instances where there was slush, I felt tyres losing traction. Hence thinking of making tyre change which I was planning to do around 75K KMS earlier.

I have some 3 outstation trips in September and don't want to risk it with lesser traction though thread life is still available.

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As mentioned, wanted to get tyre changed before next highway drive.

Options considered were :

Bridgestone Dueler - Same tyres which I currently used. They have good thread life even after driving for 70K KMs. There are fellow XUV owners who have done till 1 lakh KMs on same set of tyres. They are hard and can withstand abuse. However, are bit noisy too.

Michelin Primacy - Silent and grippy, have driven fellow XUV owner and TBHPian abrinale's XUV and liked it. However, with a life of around 40K KM's, it gives only half the life of Bridgestones.


Goodyear Wrangler AT - Chunky, beautiful to look at. Fellow XUV owners like this tyre. Also, this is the cheapest tyre among the lot too. However, tyre noise was bit high though not as in Bridgestones league.

Michelin Ltx AT - Again an AT tyre. Since my drive is primarily on highways, I was bit relectuant to go for this. But then a friend had shifted to this tyres recently and I was able to drive his XUV for around 300 odd KM's on highways. Was impressed with the grip and plush ride, hence considering other options decided to go ahead with the purchase.


Ended up at Madhu's (Wheel Alignment/Balancing : Madhus Enterprises (Langford rd, Bangalore)) like I do for all tyre related work. They had tyre in stock, hence finalized the same and got 4 tyres changed. The best tyre went as steppeny.

Old tyres - Bridgestone Duelers which served for 70K+ kms.

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As you can see, it still have decent tread life left. However, I was feeling loss of grip sometimes and also noticed the rubber cracking up. Hence wanted to get the replacement done.

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Old and new tyre

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Balancing and alignment done

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Getting changed

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Dirty car, clean tyres

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Till date I was able to drive for around 1500 KMs on new tyre. Love the silent and grippy nature, was able to drive on both highways and also twisty ghat sections. In both the conditions tyres behaved extremely good.

However, I had filled 33psi on all tyres as I did for Bridgestones, this I guess causes tyre to be extremely bouncy when going fast over undulations. I am planning of decreasing air pressure to adjust the bounciness. May have to do play around with air pressure a bit to understand the optimum settings.

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Remote replacement

Since past few months unlock button on remote had developed a crack and then in one press, a large chunk of the plastic came off exposing the IC board inside.

This was during a trip and in middle of rainy season, luckily the remote held good till I got back from trip. Went to Chrome motors and replaced the same.

There were cheaper options available online, however I wasn't sure of the quality of those. Hence decided not to go for saving few hundred rupees.

How the key was

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Product and cost details
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In case you are doing this as a DIY, do remember to take out RFID similar to this and fix it inside the new remote.

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