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Old 13th April 2013, 16:57   #16
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If I am not wrong - there was a review of MRF Wanderer by Overdrive Magazine on a Fortuner - sometime in 2011 I guess and there was a kind word mentioned for the same. Though I have never come across any review by anyone who had actually used it in a Fortuner.

Mostly I have come across people who have used the same Dunlop AT20.

Recently I got corrected by my T-BHP mates that it is not an All Terrain tyre, its actually an Highway Terrain and AT20 is just the model nomenclature !

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Its time to change the tires / tyres on my Fortuner.
Whats the reading on your odo ? So we can know how many kms did the OE last

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Could someone suggest the best as per their experience.
No doubt the Stock i.e. OE Dunlops are exceptionally well suited for the Fortuner but if you want to experiment (i may too when i have to change) you may look into;

1) Continental Cross contact
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2) Michelin Latitudes


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Old 14th April 2013, 08:06   #18
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If I am not wrong - there was a review of MRF Wanderer by Overdrive Magazine on a Fortuner - sometime in 2011 I guess and there was a kind word mentioned for the same. Though I have never come across any review by anyone who had actually used it in a Fortuner.

Mostly I have come across people who have used the same Dunlop AT20.

Recently I got corrected by my T-BHP mates that it is not an All Terrain tyre, its actually an Highway Terrain and AT20 is just the model nomenclature !

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Thanks Ahmed. I did not know this trivia about the Dunlop AT20. The bridgestones are also HT's.
I'm not a fan of the MRF's. I think they ride a little rough and wear out early and again are not that cheap too, so def no MRF's.

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Whats the reading on your odo ? So we can know how many kms did the OE last

No doubt the Stock i.e. OE Dunlops are exceptionally well suited for the Fortuner but if you want to experiment (i may too when i have to change) you may look into;

1) Continental Cross contact
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2) Michelin Latitudes

Well right now its past 66,000 but I want to stretch it upto 70,000. But my only concern is that I have hill station trips coming up and the Toyota A.S.S guys told that the tires were wearing out from the inside. I wouldn't know why this happened because Toyota was looking after it. The out side tread is fine may be easily for another 5-7k kilometers.

Thanks will look into them too. But will again recheck the tread of Manuuj, who if I remember well has issues with one of the above mentioned brands.

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You could consider the Yokohama Geolandar AT/S in 265/65/R17 size. Good on the highway and for mild off the road driving too.
Thanks WasavaTyres. Will consider this option too.
What is the cost for the tyre mentioned above?
The Dunlop AT cost 21900 while the Bridgestones around 12500 in BLR now.

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I am running Yokohama Geolandar A/Ts on my Scorpio and am completely satisfied with it.

But not sure how well suited are the Yokos for a Fortuner. The TBHPan Mannuj will be able to give you a better picture as he got his OE Dunlop Grandtrek AT 265/65/R17 replaced with Yokohama Geolander ATS 265/65/R17 on his Fortuner.
Please go through his feedback on the same here.

There should a reason why i see most of the Toyota SUVs like HighLandars,LC Prados running on Dunlops here in China.

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What is the cost for the tyre mentioned above?
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The yoko's in AT/s should set you back by around 13,200 a piece.
Goodyear has also launched this size in AT/s pattern with white sidewall lettering, check with your local retailer. Price, I have no idea about.
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Samurai, Jaggu & Khan Sultan swear by the Yokohama Geolander. It's a great on-road & off-road tyre; Leh means bad roads, plus the Fortuner can manage some mild offroading too. I'd pick this tyre without a second thought.

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Samurai, Jaggu & Khan Sultan swear by the Yokohama Geolander. It's a great on-road & off-road tyre; Leh means bad roads, plus the Fortuner can manage some mild offroading too. I'd pick this tyre without a second thought.
Yokohama Geolander damages its side wall soo easily, i have seen so many failures offroad. Why do you vouch for the Geolander, side wall strength is pathetic. Useless tire and a waste of money.

Used it personally on my Jeep , Land cruiser and some suvs, too many punctures and side wall damages, bangalore annula offroad event 2012 it was a joke, did the organisers note the number of failures of that geolander tires, i changed on tire of a fellow offroader my self.



Always damages the side walls, so many dissappointed new offroaders. In the Himalayas , a puncture on the ghat road could be a pain due to the weather and the roads. Better stick to the OE tires .

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Old 15th June 2013, 23:58   #22
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I'm sorry for not upgrading the post.

Chose to go with the OE Dunlop's this time as I did not face any problems with the previous set. Changed three tires at 66k since the original spare was hardly used.

Will probably experiment when the time comes to change this set.

Thanks once again for all the help.
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I'm sorry for not upgrading the post.

Chose to go with the OE Dunlop's this time as I did not face any problems with the previous set. Changed three tires at 66k since the original spare was hardly used.

Will probably experiment when the time comes to change this set.

Thanks once again for all the help.


How much did you pay per tire for the OE Dunlops ?
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How much did you pay per tire for the OE Dunlops ?
Each tire at 19056 + 3% discount + taxes = 21164 per tire.
In total INR 65146 for 3 tires + 5 tyre balancing + alignment + labour
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Each tire at 19056 + 3% discount + taxes = 21164 per tire.
In total INR 65146 for 3 tires + 5 tyre balancing + alignment + labour
Wow. That is one expensive set of shoes eh?
Seriously mate, such an expense will leave a giant hole in anyone's pocket!
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Each tire at 19056 + 3% discount + taxes = 21164 per tire.
In total INR 65146 for 3 tires + 5 tyre balancing + alignment + labour
Thanks for sharing the prices ahmik

That is phenomenally high IMO considering other options like MRF Wanderers, Yoko Geos, Conti Cross Contact to the expensive Michelins all ranging between 11k-16k INR.

But good to see you not wanting to experiment and playing safe with the OE Dunlops

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I had purchased a well maintained 2010 model Fortuner last June and it had run about 1.16k kms. The previous owner had changed its tyres from Dunlop to Bridgestone at 85000kms.

All was going well till I had run 141000 and sensed that the tyres were not gripping the road as it used to be earlier and particularly while cornering in high speeds the vehicle seemed to drift a bit and my confidence level had reached an all time low. What was surprising was that the tyres had almost more than 10% of thread left in it.

At around 145000 kms, I had a few more scary moments when I decided I had to change my tyres and that was what my service advisor too kept on telling me.

Now the confusion started as to which brand I should go for?

Searched the forums and shortlisted few namely Michelin latitude cross, yokohoma geolander and continental . Yokohoma had a few complaints about the sidewalls gettings damaged and honestly was not confident about continental tyres performance on highways and finally settled for Michelin latitude cross @ 17500 per tyre and boy wasn't I overjoyed at my decision for the below mentioned reasons:

First of all the tyres were super silent and there was no road noise whatsoever .

Secondly the comfort of the tyres made me feel as if the fortuner is more stable and am able to push her hard at high speed and no matter how hard I try the tyres seem to have literally glued to the road.
Finally I had to travel amidst unexpected heavy rainfall due to a depression formed and my god this is where the tyres performed the best, no squealing, no skidding and kept the vehicle well planted in high speeds.

I have run these tyres for almost 4000 kms in a period of one month and I'd say that they had become better and better after every km run.

I would definitely suggest Michelin latitude cross for any one who wants to change the tyres in a fortuner despite the reason it costs more than its nearest rival Bridgestone and other brands by rs.3500 per tyre, I would say that the money was well spent out ..... Aint our life worth more than this difference ?

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It will be nice if you could post some pictures of your Fortuner with the new sets of tyres and also the old set which you changed, so we can get an idea on the remaining thread of the tyre.(you mentioned 10%)
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I've run a set of Latitude Cross on my Scorpio. They are good tires for highway usage with all the attributes that you have pointed out. Wet weather traction is also commendable.

Mind you, they offer precious little grip on loose surfaces. Your 4x4 drivetrain will be put to use on typically sandy and gravelly Indian roads.

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