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Old 26th July 2021, 18:29   #496
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I was already worried because I'm not a fan of lower sidewall heights. The W8(O) with 17 inch and 6.5J alloy size is weirdly accommodating 215/55 tyres. I looked up and confirmed a 205/60 tyre would provide a higher contact patch and a slightly higher ground clearance. Absolutely do not understand why this tyre size was selected.

The exact same thing happened to me on Nashik - Pune just yesterday. Lots and lots of potholes, and finally a rear tyre gave up. TPMS was useful as it almost instantly threw up warning all over the dash and infotainment. As soon as we stopped, the tyre was flat within a minute. Replaced with spare and faced the same problems as you not being able to fit the original tyre in the boot

The hole size was big enough not to accommodate a plug. The tyre repair guy however assured a patch will fix it permanently and they do this regularly with buses and a car should not be a problem. Although the tyre is no longer losing air and I cannot even make out where it was patched, I'm still worried running with a patched tyre. Would like some advice about this. I'm very skeptical replacing the tyre with a 55 aspect ratio one and waiting for this to happen again. As it is, in Maharashtra there is a great abundance of potholes and no matter how I drive the car is bound to hit some.

My Ecosport with 205/60 R16 steel wheels has taken pretty major hits from potholes, and seen the worst of roads at some good speeds and never did I have a single incident such as this. This is what leads me to believe the 215/55 is to blame here and I seriously need to adapt my driving style when on the XUV300.
I am saddened and yet not all too surprised to hear another incident.
I had the exact same thought as you. 55 is a rather short profile for what is supposed to be, and branded as, an SUV.
And this is especially worse for the W8 (o), since the W8 would get 16" 205/65 ones, which arguably are better suited for the "SUV" moniker.

As for your tyre, keep an eye on it for any signs of bulging. If you feel the slightest hint of a bulge, just replace the tyre. Weakened tyres are a big hazard.

My tyres are way too new else I would definitely have switched them out for something thicker.

I drove my Jazz around for almost 50,000km on stock tyres, without a single puncture. On the very same highways.

I feel that in the case of the XUV, we have a couple of mitigating factors apart from the tyre profile:
1. The suspension is quite stiff.
2. The body weight is enormous. 1400kg, is pretty high.

Ironically, I am going to have to drive this "SUV" carefully around regular potholes on the road.
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I feel that in the case of the XUV, we have a couple of mitigating factors apart from the tyre profile:
1. The suspension is quite stiff.
2. The body weight is enormous. 1400kg, is pretty high.

Ironically, I am going to have to drive this "SUV" carefully around regular potholes on the road.
Purchase a portable air pump and maintain exact cold air pressure as required by the sticker (morning before the car is used) - you should be alright.
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And this is especially worse for the W8 (o), since the W8 would get 16" 205/65 ones, which arguably are better suited for the "SUV" moniker.
Well, the W8 gets the same profile. I have the W8 and it comes with 215/55 R17.
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Purchase a portable air pump and maintain exact cold air pressure as required by the sticker (morning before the car is used) - you should be alright.
I do have a portable pump. And the pressures were the exact as mentioned on the sticker. I checked the TPMS before leaving.
I have found through observation across a few automated air machines that the TPMS reading is pretty accurate, so I count on it.

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Well, the W8 gets the same profile. I have the W8 and it comes with 215/55 R17.
Oh I wasn't aware! I thought W8 got a 16". My bad. In that case, be wary
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Okay, there is a lot of confusion between Bluesense and Bluesense Plus which has connected car tech with eSIM in it. Mahindra's website clearly advertises and shows this Bluesense Plus but is provided is just the Bluesense app which can only connect through Bluetooth and none of remote capabilities are available.

Upon trying to register in Bluesense app with mobile number, it refuses stating KYC is not complete for the compatible vehicle. Now, I'm confused if this feature is really available or Mahindra needs to update its website?
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Okay, there is a lot of confusion between Bluesense and Bluesense Plus which has connected car tech with eSIM in it. Mahindra's website clearly advertises and shows this Bluesense Plus but is provided is just the Bluesense app which can only connect through Bluetooth and none of remote capabilities are available.

Upon trying to register in Bluesense app with mobile number, it refuses stating KYC is not complete for the compatible vehicle. Now, I'm confused if this feature is really available or Mahindra needs to update its website?
From what I know, the remote control capabilities are only available for the automatic variants.

Though in the manual variants you can still control the ICE and the AC settings from the app.

Also folks, need some inputs here:

So most of you must've read about the whole tyre debacle I went through.

The latest update on the situation is: I have managed to find a source for the tyre. Exact same spec. However, the TPMS sensor is currently not in stock with the service center. I have asked them to procure it, but they said it will still take about 4-5 days. Meanwhile, I am still running the spare, and now am in a question.
I need to make a ~250km run this weekend. Absolutely unavoidable. I've already done about 200km on the spare when the incident had occured.
Now the question is: Do I go through with the 250km run on the spare itself? Is it fine to use the spare for that long?
The alternative being, getting the tyre installed at the MRF dealership with an ordinary valve and do the trip on it. Then once the TPMS sensor arrives, go to the service center, and get it installed. Only downside to this approach is putting the wheel through 2 dismount-mount cycles, since I will have to do it originally to install the new tyre, then remove it to install the TPMS sensor, and then fit it again.

I am very conflicted on what to do here. Any suggestions would be welcome.

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UPDATE:
I did end up getting a new tyre installed. The shift in the handling experience, and the fear of not having a spare tyre on a ~250km journey was unsettling for me.

1. The busted tyre:
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That is quite a gash. And that gash has a patch on the inside. And there's a nice bulge right next to it. RIP tyre.

2. The new guy in town.
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I got lucky that the replacement tyre is the exact same manufacturing batch as the original one. 1121. 11th week of 2021. So roughly mid March of this year. Not bad.

3. Just some observation while the car was up on the hydraulic lift:
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That is some decent chunk of under-engine protection! Glad to have it.

Also, important note:
The tyre guy told me to maintain 36psi in these tyres. This was at an authorised MRF dealer. So I'm taking their word for it.

I was originally puzzled when I saw that the Mahindra recommended pressures were 34-32. The 32 was bothering me, since it was the same as the front pressure on my Jazz. Which weighed about 400kg less. And the tyres were a meager 175 profile R15's. So I anyway had been maintaining 34 all around.

But what they told me makes sense. A tyre this big, running a load that heavy, should be running about 36psi.

So I am going to maintain that here on. The TPMS sensor is yet to arrive. The SVC guy said it'd be 4-5 days. So still waiting on that.

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Anyone finding Xuv300 audio quality to be very poor? One area where I felt the upgrade is must even though I usually like keeping the car stock.

Below are the items used
1. Speakers - Morel Virtus 602 components for both front and rear.
2. 4 channel Amplifier Sony XM-GS4 - To power 4 speakers
3. Dr. Artex iridium damping - 10 sheets for 4 doors
4. Jbl basspro SL - underseat sub
5. Arc audio 4ch HL ALD - connects front speaker and sub
6. Blaupunkt 2ch HL for rear speakers - Connects rear speaker
7. Quaden wires, fuse

Installer : TopGear, Kormangala by Anwar. Very passionate and knowledgeable guy.

Total expense was 1.25L and am very happy with the outcome.
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Ah. I cannot run the spare tyre full time because mine is a W8 (o). So my spare is a size smaller than the other wheels and tyres. Other wheels are 17" 215/55. The spare is 16", 205/65.
Surprising to hear the W8(o) spare is not full size. I own W8 and its 2019 model came with full size 215/55R17. But the spare is not alloy and its a steel rim which am fine with.
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Anyone finding Xuv300 audio quality to be very poor? One area where I felt the upgrade is must even though I usually like keeping the car stock.

Below are the items used
1. Speakers - Morel Virtus 602 components for both front and rear.
2. 4 channel Amplifier Sony XM-GS4 - To power 4 speakers
3. Dr. Artex iridium damping - 10 sheets for 4 doors
4. Jbl basspro SL - underseat sub
5. Arc audio 4ch HL ALD - connects front speaker and sub
6. Blaupunkt 2ch HL for rear speakers - Connects rear speaker
7. Quaden wires, fuse

Installer : TopGear, Kormangala by Anwar. Very passionate and knowledgeable guy.

Total expense was 1.25L and am very happy with the outcome.
Great new setup! Totally agree that the stock setup is absolutely mediocre.

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Surprising to hear the W8(o) spare is not full size. I own W8 and its 2019 model came with full size 215/55R17. But the spare is not alloy and its a steel rim which am fine with.
Yet another thing that Mahindra cut off from the recent versions of the car
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Just in!! shared by SA today. Production of Galaxy Grey XUV300 (6th color option) has started and been dispatched as well. Here is how it looks in W6 trim.

The same colour as in the New Thar. I personally like this shade on the car over others. Mahindra has silently added this new colour option and started accepting bookings since March 2021.With the recent price correction of W6 Diesel to 9.99L OTR, this is should bring some more numbers.

Lets see how long the numbers match the market leader.

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Just in!! shared by SA today. Production of Galaxy Grey XUV300 (6th color option) has started and been dispatched as well. Here is how it looks in W6 trim.

The same colour as in the New Thar. I personally like this shade on the car over others. Mahindra has silently added this new colour option and started accepting bookings since March 2021.With the recent price correction of W6 Diesel to 9.99L OTR, this is should bring some more numbers.

Lets see how long the numbers match the market leader.
Congratulations on your acquisition! That is an interesting colour they added to the portfolio! Looks good.
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Congratulations on your acquisition! That is an interesting colour they added to the portfolio! Looks good.
Hello AshisK, not yet. This is some other car sent for seeing the colour in actual.
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Finally got the TPMS sensor installed. Harmony has been restored to the universe.

Hole to the wallet? About 2k.

So here is the total amount of expense that I incurred because I had the misfortune of hitting a rather sizable pothole at about 60kmph:

1. Getting a tube installed in the busted tyre just to have some backup while on the journey: 1900.
2. New tyre: 10250.
3. Temporary replacement valve, alignment, balancing: 400.
4. TPMS sensor, installation charges: ~2000.

So summed up, a single pothole costed me 14550.

And a tyre wasted, which I could potentially count as another 10k down the drain but I'll not go there.

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And a tyre wasted, which I could potentially count as another 10k down the drain but I'll not go there.
If it makes you feel any better, the cost of the tire is the cost of replacement - which you have already accounted for. The original cost of the tire is absorbed in the cost of the vehicle. So your net damage is, to borrow the banker's expression, 'only' Rs14K.

That said, as someone who's booked the XUV300 now, your experience has been an invaluable learning for me. All too often, a great ride quality translates into a sense that you can take anything the road can throw at you - that's not always the case, so I am going to be quite mindful of this peril in future. Thank you!
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