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Old 8th May 2014, 17:45   #46
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What about the other Indian brands? Apollo has the HAWZ range of SUV tyres OE size for Fortuner (comes as OE for Pajero sport). MRF has the Wanderer series in OE size. Apollo's are 10900/tyre for a set of 4. I am not really sure of the price for MRF's. Has any body used them? I am a little partial towards the apollo's as I have had good experience with their Acelere's.
Hat's off to those guys who are getting 50k plus mileage on their stock Dunlop's. With very careful maintenence I can expect another 5k from my OE'S. I have run 35k now.
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What about the other Indian brands? Apollo has the HAWZ range of SUV tyres OE size for Fortuner (comes as OE for Pajero sport). MRF has the Wanderer series in OE size. Apollo's are 10900/tyre for a set of 4. I am not really sure of the price for MRF's. Has any body used them? I am a little partial towards the apollo's as I have had good experience with their Acelere's.
Hat's off to those guys who are getting 50k plus mileage on their stock Dunlop's. With very careful maintenence I can expect another 5k from my OE'S. I have run 35k now.
My Fortuner has now done 66k km's and still on the original Dunlops. The tyres look good enough for atleast another 10k km's which means I would have got 75k from the Dunlops. Am wondering whether I should just stick to Dunlops for replacement going by my experience. The only factor that makes me think a bit is the cost of the Dunlop's. So I am doing my homework by reading up all the teambhp threads on a Fortuner tyre upgrades.
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Guys! Need a little info here.

I have run my 2010 Fortuner about 70k kms. Though the tyres still have more than a fair bit of life left in them, a couple of those tires have run unevenly. & a third got a surface cut today.

Now looking to replace 4 tires . Can some one suggest the best tires or should I stick to Dunlops only?


Mainly used on-road in city, Highways and potholed gravelly roads..i.e. rarely goes into the wild.

This is the pricing I am getting in Delhi for tires for Fortuner. These are prices from 3-4 tyre dealers.

Note : this pricing is for a single tyre only. All in 265/65 R17 size.

Dunlop (original fitting):13,000, 13,500 (without warranty /with warranty)

Dunlop (original): 15,500 with warranty (different shop)

Bridgestone Desert Dueler : 12,800

Michelin Latitude Cross: 17,000 with warranty

Continental :15,500 with warranty

BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain : 14,500 no warranty

Plus Yokohama Geolandars (Not Interested) & Falken also available.

Rest of Korean Imports like Kumho, Hankook available. Maxxis may also be available .


Any suggestions.

As I intend to buy these 4 tyres by tomorrow .

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Any suggestions.

As I intend to buy these 4 tyres by tomorrow .

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Hey, Sorry for late reply as was traveling. So whats the update ? Have you bought the tires or still on the look out ? Let us know.

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Still looking buddy as I simply didnt get any free time to get these changed.

Besides the tires still have tread on them though the rear ones have started to show the tread wear markers.

So, what do you suggest. I would prefer a softer ride as my Dunlops have become hard (it feels like that).

But at the same time I dont want a tire that needs regular attention to its sidewall punchures and bulges.

Is michelin that good? Worth the 4k/tire difference over the dunlops?
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Still looking buddy as I simply didnt get any free time to get these changed.

Besides the tires still have tread on them though the rear ones have started to show the tread wear markers.

So, what do you suggest. I would prefer a softer ride as my Dunlops have become hard (it feels like that).

But at the same time I dont want a tire that needs regular attention to its sidewall punchures and bulges.

Is michelin that good? Worth the 4k/tire difference over the dunlops?
Michelins will definitely have the best ride quality & the Latitude Cross will perform slightly better in off road conditions over the OE Dunlops.

Where as the Continentals are very rugged & slightly firmer (in terms of ride quality) and rest driving dynamics remain mostly unchanged being a full blown A/T Tire.

So i'd suggest either of the two depending on your checklist
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Finally got Tires changed at 70,324 kms.

Got Michelins Latitude Cross.

Other options suggested by dealer were : O.E. Dunlop, Pirelli Scorpion ATR, Michelin Latitude Tour.

But I insisted on Latitude Cross only.

Thanks for all the help Guys !

Will post pics soon
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Finally got Tires changed at 70,324 kms.

Got Michelins Latitude Cross.

Will post pics soon
Great pick

Shall await the pics & your initial report soon

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Well, Have driven with new tires for just 400 kms now.

Intial impressions:

1.At first I was finding the ride to be crashy but soon realised that the tires were over inflated.

2. At 32 psi, the ride is smooth, no road noise & the tires do not bounce on every pothole like the Tired Dunlops used to.

However, these still require some more running in.

3. The performance in wet is unbelievable. The old Dunlops used to cross stagnant water as if someone had put on the parking brakes.

Didn't find the same problem with these.

4. Braking is Similar to Dunlops & Improving since the last 2 days.

However the outer tread has a tendency to pick up smaller stones / pebbles in its tread.

I'll let the pics do the talking., Yes , these tires are taller than the original tires.

Thanks For the advice guys , Esp. karan561

Cheers!

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2. At 32 psi, the ride is smooth, no road noise & the tires do not bounce on every pothole like the Tired Dunlops used to.
Thanks for your report.

BTW, why are you running 2 psi more than company specified ?

Make it 30 psi it'l make a world of a difference.

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Plucked out a nail from the Continentals last week.

My Fortuner Tyre Upgrade: Continental Cross Contact A/T-1407229623092.jpg

Had seen the nail when i was in Pune & did not take out then as i thought there would be air loss. So once i got back to Mumbai (home) plucked it off.

Its been one week since then & there has been absolutely no air loss. May be the nail was not able to pierce through the rubber.

Really proud of the Contis

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Changed my 4 to Goodyear Wranglers around 800km back. Performance is more than adequate.
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Transfomed my fortuner into a Truck. Changed to Continental Cross contact AT. At 16700/- a piece they are one pricey set of shoes. I might be taken for a ride by about 1000 bucks a tyre but i had no option in a city like Bhopal.
After driving 4000 kms on these I agree with everything about what Karan has said in his review.
1. They are taller and occupy the wheel well completely.
2. No compromise on highway manners.
3. Excellent offroad grips.
4. I found the cushioning effect to be better than dunlops at 30psi.
5. Yet to test its wet road capabilities. The dunlops were poor in this area.

Now the only negative i see of these tyres is that they come with a very stiff mileage penalty. 0.5 to 0.7 kmpl in city condition and 1.5 to 2 kmpl on highways. A recent Gujarat trip saw my fortuner return an FE of 11 where as dunlops used to return consitently above 13 in plain highway driving.

Now a word about the stock Dunlops.
While most dismissed the Dunlops as not suitable for Fortuner, i for one had no complaints with them. They lasted 63K kms with some tread left. And these include
3 6000kms plus Ladakh trips in 2011,2012 and 2014. These included the Chushul sector, the Zanskar sector and Changthang sector with the likes of kyun tsos thrown in.
1 Spiti trip in 2013
1 Kinnaur trip in 2013
1 Gujarat trip to kutch
Couple of short trips in MP
Plus the daily drive on some very bad roads.
If a tyre lasts 63K kms with above drives i am all praise for it .
So if someone is not into offroading then i would suggest to stick to stock Dunlops.

Hope the Contis last the same as Dunlops.
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Transfomed my fortuner into a Truck. Changed to Continental Cross contact AT. At 16700/- a piece they are one pricey set of shoes. I might be taken for a ride by about 1000 bucks a tyre but i had no option in a city like Bhopal.
After driving 4000 kms on these I agree with everything about what Karan has said in his review.
1. They are taller and occupy the wheel well completely.
2. No compromise on highway manners.
3. Excellent offroad grips.
4. I found the cushioning effect to be better than dunlops at 30psi.
5. Yet to test its wet road capabilities. The dunlops were poor in this area.

Now the only negative i see of these tyres is that they come with a very stiff mileage penalty. 0.5 to 0.7 kmpl in city condition and 1.5 to 2 kmpl on highways. A recent Gujarat trip saw my fortuner return an FE of 11 where as dunlops used to return consitently above 13 in plain highway driving.

Now a word about the stock Dunlops.
While most dismissed the Dunlops as not suitable for Fortuner, i for one had no complaints with them. They lasted 63K kms with some tread left. And these include
3 6000kms plus Ladakh trips in 2011,2012 and 2014. These included the Chushul sector, the Zanskar sector and Changthang sector with the likes of kyun tsos thrown in.
1 Spiti trip in 2013
1 Kinnaur trip in 2013
1 Gujarat trip to kutch
Couple of short trips in MP
Plus the daily drive on some very bad roads.
If a tyre lasts 63K kms with above drives i am all praise for it .
So if someone is not into offroading then i would suggest to stick to stock Dunlops.

Hope the Contis last the same as Dunlops.
Good to know that you opted for the Conti Cross Contact AT setup considering the kind of road trips you take

Yes, the FE does take a toll as you correctly pointed out, one primary reason being the rolling resistance isnt as good as the OE.

Another reason being these tires are heavier than the OE, hence heavy tires take more power to get spinning and keep in motion.

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Yet to test its wet road capabilities. The dunlops were poor in this area.
^ These tires will perform much better than the OE Dunlops, thanks to their aggressive tread design which will have better aquaplaning resistance.

Rest, do keep us posted & HAPPY TRUCKING

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Transfomed my fortuner into a Truck. Changed to Continental Cross contact AT.

Now a word about the stock Dunlops.
Good to know about the Contis. Are you keeping them at 30 psi?

My Pirelli Scorpions have done 15K kms now, holding up well except a slight fuel efficiency penalty (~ 1 km/L). Wet grip is better than the Dunlops'.

I agree about the Dunlops. They held up well till 60K, but then started giving too many problems.
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