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Old 23rd May 2016, 14:28   #1606
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Yokohama Geolandars AT; available in the 215 size. Excellent tyre for Gypsy.
@Sawyer Good price decent specs, but will the sidewalls handle the kind of terrain i frequent is a point to ponder...
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Old 23rd May 2016, 15:44   #1607
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I don't think that is a problem. If at all there is one, it will happen if you have to move through sections where sidewalls grazing against adjacent to sidewall terrain cannot be avoided. Few radials will cope with that kind of abuse.

Isolated examples of sidewalls so damaged can be obtained for any tyre in use.
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Been running Aeolus CrossAce AS01 (215/75/15) on a friend's MG410W since Nov2016. Its been a very good winter tyre so far. We haven't had more than 6 inches of snow and ice this winter but the grip levels are good. Detailed review as we spend more time on them. Available through online platforms and via their own website
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Dear members,
I want to change the tyres of my new Scorpio S4+ 4wd which came with factory fitted Apollo Aptera. I want to invest in a good set of AT tyres. The factory fitted tyre is of 235/65 R 17. I do not want to change the rim diameter and am looking for options in 17 inch only.

Looking forward to your suggestions, friends.

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Old 29th July 2016, 23:30   #1610
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Dear members,
I want to change the tyres of my new Scorpio S4+ 4wd which came with factory fitted Apollo Aptera. I want to invest in a good set of AT tyres. The factory fitted tyre is of 235/65 R 17. I do not want to change the rim diameter and am looking for options in 17 inch only.

Looking forward to your suggestions, friends.

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Saubhik
My money would be on Bridgestone Dueler D684. They are a little expansive but are one of the best tires out there in this size. My wife has these tires (235/60 R18) on her Santa Fe and she has put 43,000 kms but they look as if they are just a year old. Ride comfort is superb and grip in rains/light snow is also good. Though this is an H/T tire and not an A/T the tread pattern is fairly reasonable for regular highway use; please note that an overly aggressive pattern will result in excessive road noise & harsher ride.

My second recommendation would be the Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA. This is also a good tire for this application.

I have Michelin Latitude on my Ford Edge & I find the ride too harsh which is surprising as these are supposed to be premium tires. Other Michelin users may want to chime in on these.

You may also want to look at Hankook Dynapro HP, Hankook has a great reputation among SUV tire users but I don't have any personal experience with these.
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Hello friends,

My new Gypsy King should be getting delivered in another week or so, and I intend to swap the OE nylon tyres with A/T radials ASAP. I have zeroed in on 2 options for the same:

a) Yokohama Geolander

b) Continental ContiCrossContact

Any pointers / feedback to help me finalize would be highly appreciated.

Best regards...

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Further to the post above - if anyone wants the OE tyres, please let me know. I'd prefer giving them to a TBHPian any day - sweet deal guaranteed :-)
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Old 27th September 2016, 17:26   #1613
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I got Pirelli Scorpion ATR for my MM550 and it's pretty good. Seems a notch above Yokohama which was on my MM550.
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I got Pirelli Scorpion ATR for my MM550 and it's pretty good. Seems a notch above Yokohama which was on my MM550.
How much did they cost? Can you please share some pics?

Also, can anyone tell me if the OE tyres on the Gypsy - MRF Estate - are tubed or tubeless?
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Hi, I have some queries with regard to brand new 15x7J steel rims (offset -30) for my gypsy.
Intention is to finally go with 30x 9.5 tyres, to compensate for a 4.16 transfer case gearing.
1. Would fitting my current 215/75s on them be an issue until I get the 4.16 gears installed?
2. Would it be prudent or necessary to carry out balancing after fitting the tyres to the new wheels?
3. Any comments on the offset ( too much , stress on CV joints etc.) Or will the stock axle withstand the additional force generated due to this and also from the larger tyres
4. What about re- allignment?

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The newer NDMS made by Birla, Ceat & Goodyear have cleats running parallel to the centre rib, results in much better performance on wet roads.

Like I mentioned OTR there is no Tyre in the Indian Market which can beat it.
Arka, isn't clearing/cleaning a problem with the extra, isolated void left between that parallel cleat and the center rib? It would seem as though thick clay/mud could get stuck there unless rotational speeds were pretty high. Obviously you lose a little in terms of total lateral edge area (and thus fore/aft grip), too. As with everything, tyre design & application always involves compromises.

Also wondering whether anyone had ever seen these:

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Found them in Mizoram (where clayey soil is a major challenge during monsoon). Heavy ply rating (12-14?), so bit hard/heavy but otherwise basic tread design looks like it'd do the job. Road performance not likely to be a lot better than NDMS, though the centerline is a bit broader. Branded as SUPERKING, which I've not researched, but made/sold in India. Reasonable price (typical of cross-ply 6x16).

Interesting, I thought. Bet they'd make brilliant snow tyres for our Marshal.

-Eric

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Any of you have experienced the Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA tires?

They are made in India and I hope, that, it doesn't make it inferior in any way [because of less strict norms & careless attitude of manufacturers towards India]

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My recent experience with tyre upgrade for my day old duster awd has not been pleasant. Updgraded to Maxxis 777 AT (235/60 R16) against stock wanderer sport (216/65 R16). The car started pulling to left. I got the alignment checked, but everything was okay. Finally, I requested them to take back the Maxxis and reinstall the stock after 7 days of ownership, to which they kindly agreed. They gave me back my money as well. Please note that the load ratings for the stock and the upgraded Maxxis were 98H and 104H respectively. Now I am contemplating to buy a new set of rubber for my duster.
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