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Old 22nd July 2009, 01:19   #586
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The yokohamas seem to be your best bet. By looking at the threads in the BFG's it seems more for offroading than H/t.

The Conti's seem to be way smaller than the rest of the pack.

215..??? 235 should be ideal for on and off. If 235 touches the insides then can something be done..???
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The yokohamas seem to be your best bet. By looking at the threads in the BFG's it seems more for offroading than H/t.

The Conti's seem to be way smaller than the rest of the pack.

215..??? 235 should be ideal for on and off. If 235 touches the insides then can something be done..???
Well the 235 touches the leaf spring while turning, nothing other than putting spacers or negative offset rims will help i guess.

i am not sure about how reliable putting spacers is. extending the bolts is a bad idea in my opinion as it may not be reliable in terms of strength

negative offset rims are out of my budget currently.

Yokos are the better bet i guess since highway grip is important for me and the BFG's may not be as good as the Yoko's in that aspect.

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Old 22nd July 2009, 13:56   #588
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Also try out the Michelin LTX AT2.
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Old 22nd July 2009, 14:55   #589
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Well this is what i am told so far -

1. BFG's are very good for OTR and ok for the highways
2. Yoko Geo's are very good for the highway and ok for OTR
3. Conti's good for highways only.

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1.Are the BFG's way better than the Geo's in OTR??
2.Are the BFG's very bad in grip at high speeds on highways??
3.Will the BFG's last long enough if they are used extensively on the highways as well?
Looks like you're in love with BFG's, but with a lot of ???s Same thoughts I had when I wanted them.

I've just installed the BFGs on my Scorpio and did a 1000km trip in the monsoon, and I've done a lot of city driving as well. The performed brilliantly on the highway. As many here vouch, they are brilliant offroad and I can say they are good on road too. Obviously owing to the HT type pattern on the Yoko ATs, they will be a little better on the highway. And on the Scorpio, doing 120+ speeds is beaauuutiful on the BFGs...no issues at all !! Go for 'em !!
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Well this is what i am told so far -

1. BFG's are very good for OTR and ok for the highways
2. Yoko Geo's are very good for the highway and ok for OTR
3. Conti's good for highways only.

More Questions -


1.Are the BFG's way better than the Geo's in OTR??
2.Are the BFG's very bad in grip at high speeds on highways??
3.Will the BFG's last long enough if they are used extensively on the highways as well?
I am confused how can be a brand good in itself it should be model specific.
For example Bridgestone has HT and AT.
BFG has All Terrain for off road use + highway use, MT for mud plugging, and Long Trail for light trail riding.
Conti has Crosscontact AT for offroad driving, and crosscontact 4x4 for mild trail riding.
Yokohama has Geolander ATS for mixed usage, and MT for serious offroading.
Same is the case with all brands.
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Old 22nd July 2009, 15:28   #591
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I am confused how can be a brand good in itself it should be model specific.
For example Bridgestone has HT and AT.
BFG has All Terrain for off road use + highway use, MT for mud plugging, and Long Trail for light trail riding.
Conti has Crosscontact AT for offroad driving, and crosscontact 4x4 for mild trail riding.
Yokohama has Geolander ATS for mixed usage, and MT for serious offroading.
Same is the case with all brands.
well its not about the brand

if you notice the BFG AT has a very different construction as compared to the Geo's AT

the difference in construction will have an impact on the performance on different terrain

considering the above it looks like the BFG's are better off in OTR as compared to the Geo's and the Geo's are better than the BFG's on highways.(please correct me if i am wrong)

So in that case for a person like me who will do 60% highway and 40% OTR driving the Yokos will be better (this is what i have concluded from what everyone has told me)
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Default 7.50X16 Sand cum Highway

Hi Guys,

Brand new (2008-09) JKTyre Sand cum Highway is available at Mangal Tyres Chennai, behind Sathyam Theatre, Parking Lot (White's Road)

Size 7.50X16

Price Rs4500 (T&T)

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Old 28th July 2009, 18:09   #593
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Default JK Vectra tyres

Hi all,

Am a complete tyre novice, so pardon me for basic questions. Just wanted to check on something. Carcass [a tbhp member], another friend & I just bought a 2001 gypsy. It's come with 6 JK Vectra tyres. Have heard that these are good on sand but not in mud/slush. Should they not be used for offroading in monsoons/mud? If not, what are recommended VFM all-terrain tyres?

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Congratulations!! That's a nice looking Gypsy.
Get some nice BFG All Terrain TA's or Yokohama Geolandars for it..
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Hi, can someone tell me what is the difference between wheel rim flange profiles F, J and JJ?. How does one know what profile a tyre is suitable for, as none of the tyres have any marking for this? Is it OK to install a tubeless tyre on an 'F' marked rim?
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Old 29th July 2009, 18:43   #596
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thanks gotzuk. It just took a single look and we fell in love with the gypsy at first sight! Any idea how much a set of 4 tyres would be?
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between 3-8k/tyre depending on what you like

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thanks gotzuk. It just took a single look and we fell in love with the gypsy at first sight! Any idea how much a set of 4 tyres would be?
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Old 2nd August 2009, 15:34   #598
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Default Continental Cross Contact AT

What a saturday.
Decided to get two almost gone Bridgestones with Off road tires.
Options were continental Cross Contact AT or Yokohama Geolander ATS
MY first choice, BF Goodrich All Terrain TA KO was not available anywhere, as michelin has replaced this one with Long Trail TA which is a mostly on road tire with some offroad capability. Yokohama was only 255 width available, so I gave a pass. and after experience of Rahul, I was vary of this tire. Moreover, online Continental had good rep in offroad review circles.

At the shop I was offered a good price for my JKs also, so decided to replace all 4.
First was the shock after the Elanzos came off. They are brand new, but internally they had small cracks

And I had been singing praises for this tire.
Checking with JK dealer gave the standard answer, you must have run it underinflated. No Guarantee if there is a crack.
The cracks were not in the sidewall, but under the main tread on the inside.
So the 3000rs/Tire became 2000rs/tire
Thankfully the almost gone Bridgestones, and the bridgestone which did duty as spare wheel did not have crack issue.

So all in all with weights, balancing, 3D alignmet I had 4 new Continental Cross Contact AT for around 17500.
Hopefully these will last, and see the car into 100,000kms.
The white elephant has been very unkind to tires, hopefully enough "Balidan" has been given and tire thirst has been cured.

Anyways, without further ado, here are the pics taken with a mobile cam
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Heres an interesting thread that i think you 4x4 guys might be keen to look at :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ent-story.html (Toyo OP/DH Development story)

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I will be taking a new Gypsy for uptyring and in size 215/75 on the OE rims. From what I have read so far here, there is not much to choose between the all terrains of BFG and Yokohama Geo. One may as well choose on looks, in which case the BFG gets my nod. Anyone thinks otherwise, please write.
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