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Old 30th January 2009, 08:46   #61
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Sorry for the delay, here are the prices:

2699 3240 0119 ASSY. RUBBER BUSHIN (BOTTOM LINK) 4 504.89
2699 3240 0120 RUBBER BUSH TOP LINK 4 544.00
2658 3242 0152 RUB BUSH PANHARD ROD 2 177.78
LABOUR 850.00
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Old 30th January 2009, 09:48   #62
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The single digit immediately after the part description is the quantity. Price is for the total quantity of that part.
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Old 30th January 2009, 11:04   #63
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The single digit immediately after the part description is the quantity. Price is for the total quantity of that part.
i hope so,otherwise only the bushes will cost upwards of 4-5k.
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Woke up last Sunday morning at Hotel Woodland, Kalpetta, to find the front RHS tyre slightly low on air. So while the rest of the WILD in WAYANAD gang went to Pookote Lake, off we (khan_sultan, iraghava & I) went to find a tyre shop / bunk with working air gauge. After roaming around a few km, found a tyre shop. The shop was servicing 2 cars and while we waited, the tyre had gone flatter. Turned out to be a slow twin puncture, shop guy advised not to stick the customary patch as the spots were too close for 2 patches and too far apart for a single patch. Decided to get a new JK tube (OEM size) costing 550.

The OEM Bridgestones are looking quite worn out with OTRs taking their toll - they are H/Ts after all. Time to change the tyres and for the first time in my life, I'm going in for an upsize and tubeless (the 3.0 came with tubed tyres as OEM). Will update after I change the tyres, most probably next month. Current flavour seems to be Yokohama Geolandar A/T 255/65 R16.

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Will update after I change the tyres, most probably next month. Current flavour seems to be Yokohama Geolandar A/T 255/65 R16.
Ya, be the scapegoat. I'm planning on those as well so need some real time feedback before I take the plunge
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25 months / 58000 km update:

The rear wiper blade has come out of its housing. Noticed it this morning as half the rubber blade was hanging out.

Am still very sceptical about the tyre upgrade - while some people have fit 255/65 R 16 tyres on the OEM 6.5J alloys, the Tyre Bible site says a minimum of 7J alloys is required. This means I might, just might stick to the OEM size of 235/70 R16.

Also expecting some feedback on the newly launched MRF Wanderer A/T tyres.
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Am still very sceptical about the tyre upgrade - while some people have fit 255/65 R 16 tyres on the OEM 6.5J alloys, the Tyre Bible site says a minimum of 7J alloys is required. This means I might, just might stick to the OEM size of 235/70 R16.
Depends on the tyre - my Falken 255s didnt actually look like balooned up 255s and fit quite well on the OE 6.5Js.

However, the moment I shifted over to Michelins (also 255s) I realized that the tyre was balooning out quite a lot. A 7J was called for and so I changed my alloys - however this required some cutting and trimming of the mudflaps and the bumpers around the wheelwell as well as some part of the wheelwell cladding.

255s are highly recommended if you do a lot of tyre-screaming high speed runs, but seeing that you normally drive quite sedately I'm not sure if you require them. You also do a lot of OTRs, so sticking to 235 might be healthier for your wheelwell/bumpers.

Try Michelin LTX 235s
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I have been inquiring for tyres for my MM550.
This info might be useful
All the following tyres are 235/70/R16 All Terrain Tubeless Tyres

BF Goodrich 5800/-
Michelin LTX AT2 6500
MRF Wanderer 5700

Prices may vary, but should be in couple of Rs.100/-
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Try Michelin LTX 235s
Yah, they would also be cheaper than the Yoko 255s.
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Also expecting some feedback on the newly launched MRF Wanderer A/T tyres.
Problem is, no one buys MRFs any longer (at least that's what it looks like)

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Problem is, no one buys MRFs any longer (at least that's what it looks like)
But this joker has a soft corner for them . I only want an expert opinion on the tread based on the picture posted elsewhere.
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Have got the expert recommendation I was waiting for. Will update when the tyres are changed.
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Is Michelin LTX available in 235/70R16? I was looking up the Michelin India website, and that size is not listed
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Is Michelin LTX available in 235/70R16? I was looking up the Michelin India website, and that size is not listed
Its available, I was shown the tyre a month & a half ago.
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As suman has said it is available
In 235/70/16 LTX AT2 are available. Infact there is a tyre dealer in Noida itself, I am forgetting the name, he has them, though his prices are couple of 100rs more than what these guys in delhi charge.
BK tyres in delhi offers good prices and has all Michelin, BG's, Continental and Yokos.
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This means I might, just might stick to the OEM size of 235/70 R16.
Decision has been made - no upsizing. Sticking to OEM size 235/70 R16.
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