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Old 12th August 2011, 17:09   #1306
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@ sreejeshmp:

i got the info from here: www.mrftyres.com/downloads/tyres_full.pdf

Checked with the local MRF dealer, he had no clue. He has asked a couple of days time to enquire and get back. If available, it looks like a good alternative.
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Hi friends,

Wanted your help in selecting the most suitable set of rims for Maxxis Bighorn 235/75R15LT tyres for my MM540 which will be used mostly for off-roading.
1. Would Gypsy rims give a negative offset and hence avoid the tyres touching the spring plates? Will this compromise the turning radius of the mm540?
2. Can we use Armada Rims with the same spec tyres ie 235/75R15? Does it have more or less negative offset? Is it better than the Gypsy rims?
3. Is there any other cost effective solution apart from Gypsy/Armada rims?

Need your expert views

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your only option is Gypsy rims or FC rims.

or costly alloys with 139.7 PCD.

or you can change the hubs to newer 160PCD & use safati/sumo/scprpio/trax/bolero/thar rims.

the tata rims (160 PCD) are with less positive offset than Mahindra. (thus axle track increases by 3inch)
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your only option is Gypsy rims or FC rims.

or costly alloys with 139.7 PCD.

or you can change the hubs to newer 160PCD & use safati/sumo/scprpio/trax/bolero/thar rims.

the tata rims (160 PCD) are with less positive offset than Mahindra. (thus axle track increases by 3inch)
Thanks Jeepster.

Pls correct me if I am wrong
Negative Offset = increased track width and hence less chances of the wider tyres touching the leaf springs/chassis
Positive Offset = vice versa

Standard mm540 rims have zero offset. Gypsy rims have negative offset (wider track). Can we mount a 235/75R15 comfortably on a Gypsy rim and fix it on a mm540 with no modifications required in the suspension set up and the steering lock-to-lock ratio. Another question is that would a 235/75 tyre make the steering of a mm540 too hard ?

Your specific inputs would be highly appreciated.

Thanks, once again.
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Hey Shetsanju,
How much are you paying for the bighorn tyres?

Last time I checked (about a couple of months ago), they were quoting more than 8k per tyre..
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Hey Shetsanju,
How much are you paying for the bighorn tyres?

Last time I checked (about a couple of months ago), they were quoting more than 8k per tyre..
It is at 8200 INR per tyre. The dealer has last 4 in stock. Says some problems in import as Maxxis tyre are non ISO marked and blah blah.....

Even if I do buy the last 4, I am still one short........
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8200 is a great price. I think they are the 10.5x31x15". If they are then they are all above 10k now. I just bought Hankook Dynapro MTs for a friend for 9700/- Check the year of manufacture on these tyres. If its old better not to buy. But if you get four at this price and buy one at say 10k, the average cost comes to 8560/- which is also cheaper than the price in the market today. Id say if these are good tyres, pick them up ASAP!!
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What is the usual price of jk sand cum highway tires ( mm550 ) , 7.50/16 size. I've been offered 7k per tyre, is it a good deal or I should negotiate ?
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What is the usual price of jk sand cum highway tires ( mm550 ) , 7.50/16 size. I've been offered 7k per tyre, is it a good deal or I should negotiate ?
I was able to procure them for around 6k with apollo tubes. Try negotiating to 6500 atleast.
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What is the usual price of jk sand cum highway tires ( mm550 ) , 7.50/16 size. I've been offered 7k per tyre, is it a good deal or I should negotiate ?
The cost also depends on your location, I was procured these in hyderabad.
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Pls correct me if I am wrong

Standard mm540 rims have zero offset. Gypsy rims have negative offset (wider track). Can we mount a 235/75R15 comfortably on a Gypsy rim and fix it on a mm540 with no modifications required in the suspension set up and the steering lock-to-lock ratio.

In a recent discussion it was concluded that Gypsy rim offset is at least +10mm. See Post http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...ml#post2429181 (The Offroad Rims & Tyres Thread)

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I find bounce levels on thar higher than my liking, especially on humps. Would reducing tyre pressure help? How is the bounce factor of AT-S geolander on city roads
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I find bounce levels on thar higher than my liking, especially on humps. Would reducing tyre pressure help? How is the bounce factor of AT-S geolander on city roads
Changing the suspension setup will help! Adjust the IFS lower control arm - I'm told it has soft and hard settings that help change the front IFS settings. Playing with it will help control bounce as well as body roll

Experts could contribute better
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Needed help for procuring Apollo Bullet, MRF Sand grip tyres in Hyderabad. If someone has any information, and the current price estimate, please let me know. I'll be really grateful.
Hamza,

If you still require Apollo Bullet (5 no.'s) contact me on 98850 71025.
Regards,
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'Insa Turbo Special Track'

I call these one's as Tyres with Attituide'

I am not sure about the performance, but the attitude this tyres throws with its appearence makes me stay inclined towards these tyres, though the tyres are reasonably priced, the culprits are the 'Cargo expenses and Customs duties' which makes it less affordable and finding it difficult to procure from UK.

Can Anyone help/provide some lead to buy these 'tyres with Attitude' from UK? I did get in touch with some export/import guys, but invain didnt help me much.
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