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Old 27th February 2009, 15:05   #76
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You can have a staggered setup,Hrag.
235/70/R16 in the front. 255/65/R16 @ the rear.
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255*0.65 will make just 1.5mm difference in overall sidewall height, hence negligible
Anyways I had a chance to look at BF 235*70 and Geolander ATS 255/65R16 tires when I went to get new shoes for the Indica.
The Geolanders sure look tough, however as far as grip and performance is concerned, I have no idea. Based on my limited experience on Yoko car tires, they are really bad in wet, however it could have been the case with the particular design I have experience on
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Based on my limited experience on Yoko car tires, they are really bad in wet, however it could have been the case with the particular design I have experience on
Which yoko did you use?
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No idea about the model number etc., It was a 15000 mile done tire on a corolla in the US. Even if it smelt water it would aquaplane, and starting on an incline with gentlest of throttle when wet used to cause wheelspin. Infact I had a people honking me at stop signs in SFO because the damn tires would keep spinning for a good few seconds.
I even checked whether the tire tread depth markers were showing "replace" but no such thing. There was still appreciable tread depth left.
Maybe it was the base economy model tire, not designed for wet, but to be frank I have never though that I would ever get to see a tire with such less grip. Heck even 4 ply non radial sasta MRF have better grip!

And it was not due to lots of power in the car. It was a stock 1997 corolla, 150K miles on odo, and maybe 100 horses or so under the hood.

But going by reviews on TBHP, I don't think that model is available over here, otherwise we would have had the brand totally lynched on TBHP.
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I have yokohama geolander ATs on my MM540. On my last trip to the estates, it handles off-road drives pretty well. Never got to try it in slush since the roads were pretty much dry at that time.
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Decided to get a new JK tube (OEM size) costing 550.
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Decision has been made - no upsizing. Sticking to OEM size 235/70 R16.
Dropped the truck off for the 60K service this morning (odo 58.3K) in anticipation of an interstate drive coming up. Noticed that the front RHS tyre was looking slightly lower in pressure than the front LHS. The tyres themselves look pretty shot overall with cracks, abrasive looking patches etc. Not sure whether the tube was a fake or something else is the problem. Tyre change coming up ASAP after the truck gets back from service.

Edit: Decided on Yokohama Geolandar A/T 235/70 R16.

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Tyre change coming up ASAP after the truck gets back from service.
Which ones have you decided finally Geolanders or Wanderer ??
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Got the new tyres this morning - Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S 235/70 R16.

Initial impressions:
1. Ride *seems* to have improved
2. Road noise is lower
3. Slight wallowy feeling (softer compound?)

Will have to get used to the tyres and will post detailed impressions after the next highway drive / OTR. These are my first set of tubeless tyres.
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Check the tyre pressure for point # 3 Rishi. Have fun!
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Check the tyre pressure for point # 3 Rishi. Have fun!
Spot on, Mr. Bibendum! ;-) Wallowy feeling is gone after bringing overinflated tyres back to normal. Ride is definitely better, will comment further after mini-highway drive coming up on Monday night.
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Got the new tyres this morning - Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S 235/70 R16.
Hrishi, can you please let me know from where? And also the prices.
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Got the new tyres this morning - Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S 235/70 R16....
Good choice, hrag . Please post some pics of the new tyres.
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Hrishi, can you please let me know from where? And also the prices.
Madhus Enterprises, Langford Road, Bangalore.
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hrag : Dropped the truck off for the 60K service this morning (odo 58.3K) in anticipation of an interstate drive coming up.
@Hrishi, a highway drive immediately after a servicing is not a very good idea: Best to drive locally a bit to catch any problems left over or even slips by the service center, before hitting the highway.

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arindamray : Hrishi, can you please let me know from where? And also the prices.
hrag : Madhus Enterprises, Langford Road, Bangalore.
@Arindam, that's TBHP-ian NikhilB2008 for you. Contact him for prices.
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@Hrishi, a highway drive immediately after a servicing is not a very good idea: Best to drive locally a bit to catch any problems left over or even slips by the service center, before hitting the highway.
I don't subscribe to that point of view - having driven a brand new Safari from Madras to Hyderabad on Day 2 plus many more trips on the Indica & the Safari right after service. What is important though is to set the right expectation with the service centre. Tell them you're going on a highway drive and they normally take (extra) care.
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