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Old 3rd June 2016, 15:56   #106
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Hey karan,

Took your advice and went for Michelin ! Can feel the edge taken off the ride definitely! Thanks for your inputs!

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Make sure you maintain 30 psi in all 4.

Also do remember running in your tyres for the 1st 500 kms. They will actually start performing to full potential only after 500 kms
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I actually filled Nitrogen @ 29 psi .

Too low ?
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I actually filled Nitrogen @ 29 psi .

Too low ?
I have filled 29 psi on many occasions on my Conti A/T but those are too hard compound so i do that to get better ride quality.

Michelins are softer hence i'd suggest 30 psi.

Also i have never filled nitrogen as i have the habit of checking tyre pressure once a week or before/after a long trip.
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Hi Guys,
Upgraded the original 265/65 R17 Dunlops to 275/65 R17 Pirelli Scorpion ATR tyres. driven less than 100 kms till now. Much better ride comfort and handling in the Capital's mean streets. Will post pictures and detailed review shortly.
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Hi Guys,
Upgraded the original 265/65 R17 Dunlops to 275/65 R17 Pirelli Scorpion ATR tyres. driven less than 100 kms till now. Much better ride comfort and handling in the Capital's mean streets. Will post pictures and detailed review shortly.
Great, congrats

Make sure you go easy on the tyres for the first 500 kms of running them in

Also what tyres pressure are you maintaining ?
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Hi Guys,
Upgraded the original 265/65 R17 Dunlops to 275/65 R17 Pirelli Scorpion ATR tyres. driven less than 100 kms till now. Much better ride comfort and handling in the Capital's mean streets. Will post pictures and detailed review shortly.
Very nice! These are one of the best AT tyres in the market. Mind sharing the price as well.
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@Karan561. Thanks for the good advice. Have been told to maintain 35psi all around. Need further clarification on this. Friendly petrol pump airwala said 33 psi ?
@AceF355. Thanks. Got them from BK Tyres, Lajpat Nagar for 13 k apiece.
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@Karan561. Thanks for the good advice. Have been told to maintain 35psi all around. Need further clarification on this. Friendly petrol pump airwala said 33 psi ?
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What

30 psi is ideal for best grip, comfort & all round performance.

Max is go upto 32 psi under load (7 passengers + luggage)

Let me know the change
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@Karan561. Thanks for the good advice. Have been told to maintain 35psi all around. Need further clarification on this. Friendly petrol pump airwala said 33 psi ?
@AceF355. Thanks. Got them from BK Tyres, Lajpat Nagar for 13 k apiece.
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That's a very good price.

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What

30 psi is ideal for best grip, comfort & all round performance.

Max is go upto 32 psi under load (7 passengers + luggage)

Let me know the change
I completely agree with Karan. I am driving alone most of the times in my beast and keep the Tyre pressure at 30 psi. Even 32 feels like too bouncy without load and Toyota themselves recommend 30 psi IIRC.

Please lower the tyre pressure and you will immediately feel a difference in ride quality.
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I agree. Ideal is 30 psi all around. 35psi quoted by BK tyres as the owner Atul said its a 275/65 R17, wider than the original 265/65 R17 tyre ; Thus the confusion. Will reduce to 30 psi and give a feedback. Thanks for the prompt response guys.
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I am keen to know if anyone in the forum is using Apollo for the Fortuner. I would need to change mine soon and is looking at the options available. Feedback on most of the other brands could be found on the thread, but not on the most economical option - Apollo
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I am keen to know if anyone in the forum is using Apollo for the Fortuner. I would need to change mine soon and is looking at the options available. Feedback on most of the other brands could be found on the thread, but not on the most economical option - Apollo
Apollo Hawkz A/T come OE on the Pajero Sport and i think they are a good tyre when on a budget.
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Apollo Hawkz A/T come OE on the Pajero Sport and i think they are a good tyre when on a budget.
Thanks Karan, but what's the compromise I will be making if I go with Apollo (safety, road grip, comfort, off road, life, tyre noise etc)? I would like to contain the cost, but not at the expense of some these major elements .

Toyota service engineer suggested Bridgestone (than Michelin) to suite onroad/offroad mix without losing the toughness of the SUV. He menitoned that stock Dunlops are available at around 24 K with Toyota and around 20K in outside market
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Thanks Karan, but what's the compromise I will be making if I go with Apollo (safety, road grip, comfort, off road, life, tyre noise etc)? I would like to contain the cost, but not at the expense of some these major elements
Till you dont fool around at high speeds, dont intend to make top speed attempts etc there should be no problem.

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Toyota service engineer suggested Bridgestone (than Michelin) to suite onroad/offroad mix without losing the toughness of the SUV. He menitoned that stock Dunlops are available at around 24 K with Toyota and around 20K in outside market
Michelin will give you best ride quality hands down.

For an complete A/T tyre i'd pick the Conti Cross Contact A/T over the others in the market.

Dunlops are an All Season tyre and not All Terrain. (Also stick with made in Japan as made in USA are not as good)

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Till you dont fool around at high speeds, dont intend to make top speed attempts etc there should be no problem.



Michelin will give you best ride quality hands down.

For an complete A/T tyre i'd pick the Conti Cross Contact A/T over the others in the market.

Dunlops are an All Season tyre and not All Terrain. (Also stick with made in Japan as made in USA are not as good)

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Thanks again, sound like it is better to keep away from Apollo

I am using Conti for our other Fortuner in Kerala. There we have more than 50% off-road use and is extremely happy with that performance. I don't plan to use it for the Fortuner I use in Bangalore for the hard ride it gives on highways (more than 90% use will be city and highway)

I am a big fan of Michelin and has used it on my Elantra and 320D (not run flats). I am worried if the hard road abilities of the SUV will be compromised in Michelin, else it is Michelin all the way.
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