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Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by Ravi, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. PuntoMJD

    PuntoMJD Amatore

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    Pune
    Pune
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Time to change Punto stock shoes at 40K KM. Not too many options are available in current profile (165/80 R14) so recommended and best option would be 185/70 R14.

    Requirements
    - Better sidewall
    - Low noise
    - Better handling and grip on breaking
    - Life - Min 40K KM

    Shortlisted Options

    Michelin XM2 5000
    MRF ZLO 4894
    Bridgestone Potenza 5187
    Yoko A drive 4580
    Apollo Acelere 4200
    Pirelli P4 5822

    I am inclined towards Michelin XM2 but could not figure out exact pros and cons of above choices. How about Pirelli? Especially for Indian road condition?

    Should i go 4 or 5 tyres? Can i use current stock tyre as stepney (from different profile) or purchase 1 low cost tyre from same profile?

    Prices taken from Changemytyre.com (for comparison purpose only)

    @anoop
    You got very good deal for MRF ZLO. How is your experience with MRF ZLO?
  2. ccprakash

    ccprakash Regolare

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    Bangalore
    XM2 i heard the side walls are bit soft. May be ride will be good with the soft side walls, not sure about the other cities, bangalore definately not suitable. coz you didnt find good roads and if it raining you dont even know where is pat hole.:)
  3. GP_Freak

    GP_Freak Amatore

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    Chennai/Madurai
    Chennai
    Linea 1.3
    Yes, I too vouch for it. Followed by Yoko Avs DB 550 v
  4. PuntoMJD

    PuntoMJD Amatore

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    Pune
    Pune
    Grande Punto 1.3
    I heard XM2 is made for India and also sidewall is much tougher than other Michelin products
  5. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    Too early to form a definite opinion, but the first impressions are good. But I doubt if it will last 40K km. I zeroed in on ZLO after reading many reviews and talking to few people who have ZLOs and did not find much negative points. At that given price point, I did not find much alternatives also.

    --Anoop
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  6. varunahir

    varunahir Timido

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    pune
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    has anyone tried upgrading from 15" to Punto EVO's 16". how much has affected its ride quality, handling performance and fuel consumption?!
  7. GP_Freak

    GP_Freak Amatore

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    Chennai/Madurai
    Chennai
    Linea 1.3
    Am not sure about the made for India thing, but they are soft and there are other Michelins which are has harder sidewalls ;-)
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  8. PuntoMJD

    PuntoMJD Amatore

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    Pune
    Pune
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Local Michelin dealer offered 4600 per tyre (XM2) + free Sony power bank (till stock) and 4000 for MRF ZLO. Will check ZLO price with exclusive MRF dealer.
  9. whitepunto76

    whitepunto76 Regolare

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    Bangalore
    Friends,
    At last, I have done the changes to new tyres of Yokohama earth 1 195/65/R15 profile.
    Initial experience is pretty good of 45 odd kms. Will test more on highways and post the review.
    Right now I am on linea steel rims 15inch and Yoko tyres.
    Thanks to @Ravi and @Ganges for suggestions. Since my Punto is 2011 model, there is 9.5mm increase in the GC.
    Hopefully, now it should be around 180mm. Will post the pics tomorrow.
    sathishgv likes this.
  10. chandu525

    chandu525 Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Yesterday My car front tyre went flat, My Punto Sport car has clocked close to 32K mark, Stock tyre is Apolo Aclere I have decided i will not go for a upsized tyre , current profile tyre is 195/60 R15
    now as I still have 2 year warranty left, I decided not to risk it, need your valuable advice on following

    I still have two tyres on reasonable condition, I can still run for another 3-4K

    Two tyres must be changed now , Please advice

    1. Should I go for all four tyre change ?
    2. Can I replace only two front tyres and have rear tyres run for another 3-4K

    I have decided following option

    1. Michelin XM2 - Does it really work for pot holed bangalore roads? - cost 5600 / tyre
    2. Yoko C Drive - cost 5700
    3. Kenda tyres from changemytyre- surprisingly good reviews also cost 3600/tyre
    4. Continental MC5 (suggested by Sai Iyengar)

    I spoke to sai iyengar indiranagar He suggested Continental MC5 cost 5500/tyre, He said it is much better to Michelin XM2 in every aspect

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