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#21 Jubilado

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 01:58 PM

[quote name='motorman116' date='Aug 24 2005, 06:46 PM'] [/QUOTE]
The XH1 tyres are old, and are being discontinued, the E3A have taken over from them[/QUOTE]

Gee whizz! This will be the third time that I have bought a new Citroen with Michelin tyres that are about to become obsolete. Mine are marked XHI and also XHE.

Do Citroen get a discount for clearing Michelin's old stock or do Michelin make such frequent changes? I would really like to know :bhead:
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Posted 31 August 2005 - 06:20 AM

That tread patern looks a lot like the Avon ZV3 that I have on the front of my Pic. They are excellent performers in all conditions. The Original michelins are still on the back about 1/3 worn at 39K.
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Posted 31 August 2005 - 09:29 AM

Would I be correct in thinking that the Excellence is a directional tyre (due to the v-shape pattern)?
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Posted 31 August 2005 - 02:46 PM

Do Citroen get a discount for clearing Michelin's old stock or do Michelin make such frequent changes?  I would really like to know :bhead:

Despite the funny smilie, it was a serious question - does anyong have an idea?
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Posted 31 August 2005 - 03:19 PM

I have read most of the above comments but don't see many replacement mileage figs that people have achieved.

My 1st set of michelins needed replacing at 50,000 miles, most tyre places I spoke to said that that was a good distance, so I bought 4 more

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 04:46 PM

I have read most of the above comments but don't see many replacement mileage figs that people have achieved.

Probably because it depends on usage e.g mine is a taxi......front tyres changed at 24k or thereabouts, but all motorway will achieve a lot more. Depends on driving style also.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 08:28 PM

It is suggested that michelin have a stake in PSA that's why they have their tyres on the cars.
perhaps they had a biiiiiig shed full of tyres to get rid of :lol:

ZZ3 (avon) on mine.

noticed that joeblunt states his tyre size as 205/55/16 is that now standard tyre size on newer pics?

If it makes anybody feel better 'er indoors got through a set of continentals in 10,000 miles on her 1.2 16v clio. I mean, even I can't do that :lol:

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 09:37 PM

noticed that joeblunt states his tyre size as 205/55/16 is that now standard tyre size on newer pics?

Not on the pic but they are on Joe's C$! ;)
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Posted 04 September 2005 - 12:06 PM

Have to say, no-one's really mentioned them yet but I quite enjoy the P6000 on my picasso.

I'm just a newbie here so don't mind me if that sounds really stupid :P

I ran them on my Rover 620TI which I had before the Picasso so I'm quite partial to them. :)

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 09:37 PM

had p6000 on the front of my pic.
they looked smaller than the Mich energy's.
when I took em of they were only 165mm across the face michelins were 185mm.
I personally didn't like the p6000. but heh! it's personal taste. sitting on 205's now. can't get wheel spin at all.
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Posted 05 September 2005 - 01:33 PM

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128.00 For 2 Fitted - Costco.

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 05:22 PM

Anyone any views which are best tyres for pic 1.6hdi (Sept 2004) Was fitted with Michelein Energy 185 65 15" H rated. Will need 2 on front end in next few months.

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 06:37 PM

I have fitted Nokian tires, very quiet and less bumby than the original's. Less than

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 06:57 PM

I read Auto Expresses article as well and bought 4 185/65 R15 88H from www.mytyres.co.uk.

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 10:12 PM

[quote name='john374999' date='Oct 29 2005, 07:37 PM'] I have fitted Nokian tires, very quiet and less bumby than the original's. Less than
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Posted 29 October 2005 - 10:23 PM

a very long time ago iwas a tyre fitter and we always put the best on the front however a lot put them on the back now, but i look at it like this the cars front wheel drive so you need good ones on front, and also you steer with the front try steering on with bald tyres on the front

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 11:14 PM

I was in a small independent tyre fitter's the other day. They had a poster on the wall from some tyre company (can't remember which one) which recommended that the best tyres should be on the rear, even on front wheel drive cars, as the back end is more likely to break away into a skid than the front end.

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 11:26 PM

I was in a small independent tyre fitter's the other day. They had a poster on the wall from some tyre company (can't remember which one) which recommended that the best tyres should be on the rear, even on front wheel drive cars, as the back end is more likely to break away into a skid than the front end.

thats as may be, but im also a biker and you wouldnt want a poor tyre on the front of a big bike so i myself will always put the best tyres on the front, the back wheels only trail and you cant steer in to a skid with the back wheels

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 12:53 AM

I guess if you rotate your wheels periodically they should be the same tread all round. Thinking about it I think it makes sense to fit them on the rear new then rotate them, tyres like everything else need bedding / running in so by putting them on the rear for the first 1,000mls will ensure they're not put under too much strain with cornering & braking when brand new after all your front tyres get far more stick than the rear ones..............

Rotate maybe the answer...................................................... :unsure:

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