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Old 21st December 2016, 12:39   #121
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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.
Then go with Michelin Latitude Cross as its a 60% on road & 40% off road tyre.

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Then go with Michelin Latitude Cross as its a 60% on road & 40% off road tyre.

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Yes, Looks like that will be the final choice. Since Toyota folks recommended Bridgestone, may try to get some feedbacks there as well.
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Yes, Looks like that will be the final choice. Since Toyota folks recommended Bridgestone, may try to get some feedbacks there as well.
Bridgestone isnt even a patch on the Michelins. The Toyota folks are dealers for Bridgestone and that's why they recommend that
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Bridgestone isnt even a patch on the Michelins. The Toyota folks are dealers for Bridgestone and that's why they recommend that
That's news to me, didnt know about the Toyota Bridgestone tie-up.

I have decided to go with Michelin, confusion is whether to buy online. Snapdeal prices sounds very attractive (less than 50K for set of 4), I am yet to get quote from dealers.

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Got my set of Michelin for the Fortuner through a shop on Kanakpura road. He matched Madhus and offered credit card payment. Alignment and Balancing was free and I paid for weights, there is a free checkup after 1000 kms. Its been only 2 days and the overall feel is good, but I thought the steering got a rubbery feel while turning at low speeds.
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Got my set of Michelin for the Fortuner through a shop on Kanakpura road. He matched Madhus and offered credit card payment. Alignment and Balancing was free and I paid for weights, there is a free checkup after 1000 kms. Its been only 2 days and the overall feel is good, but I thought the steering got a rubbery feel while turning at low speeds.
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Michelins making the steering feel rubbery ? Well may be your old tyres were too old and had gotten really hard. Michelins are supposed to be having the best rubber compound in business so enjoy a superior ride comfort, handing and also better off road capability compared to OE Dunlops.

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but I thought the steering got a rubbery feel while turning at low speeds.
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Michelins making the steering feel rubbery ? Well may be your old tyres were too old and had gotten really hard.
I recall the exact same feeling when I had changed to Latitude Tour HP's in the Yeti. IIRC, it lasted for less than >5,000 kms or maybe I just got used to it.
Michelin Cross's pattern is very nice, I prefer its design over other AT tires. Bravo 771 and Cross Contact AT are a close second.
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Michelins making the steering feel rubbery ? Well may be your old tyres were too old and had gotten really hard. Michelins are supposed to be having the best rubber compound in business so enjoy a superior ride comfort, handing and also better off road capability compared to OE Dunlops.

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I recall the exact same feeling when I had changed to Latitude Tour HP's in the Yeti. IIRC, it lasted for less than >5,000 kms or maybe I just got used to it.
Michelin Cross's pattern is very nice, I prefer its design over other AT tires. Bravo 771 and Cross Contact AT are a close second.
Yep, I think the culprit is the old hard rubber of the Dunlops and it will be a matter of getting used to.

Now I feel it might be pulling slightly to the left (or is it just a feel - I'm not very sure). There is a free checkup after 1000 kms, but I have a long drive of around 1000 kms this weekend. I am worried it may damage the tyres and also compromise the riding comfort on the highways, but finding it hard to find time for a checkup before the weekend drive

We have Cross Contact AT on the fortuner in native which does fare amount of off-roading almost daily. It is fantastic on bad roads, but I thought it was little hard and bouncy on normal roads and small potholes.
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Now I feel it might be pulling slightly to the left (or is it just a feel - I'm not very sure). There is a free checkup after 1000 kms, but I have a long drive of around 1000 kms this weekend.
Better to get it checked at any other reputable WA & WB center as per your convenience. They just might charge few odd rupees, but better than having uneven wear of new tire [which isn't cheap] and having peace of mind
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Better to get it checked at any other reputable WA & WB center as per your convenience. They just might charge few odd rupees, but better than having uneven wear of new tire [which isn't cheap] and having peace of mind
Thanks Sheel, planning to get that done, and switching to another vehicle for the weekend long drive.
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Hi Guys,

Does any one have experience of using BF Goodrich T/A K02 all terrain LT tyres on the Fortuner?

Somebody suggested me this particular tyre and I went through some of the online reviews and YouTube videos of this tyre being put to extreme use.

Mighty impressive I thought.

As I will be going for a change soon on my Fortuner, I was wondering if I should go for this tyre or stick to Continental Cross Contact, which seems to be the universal choice on this thread and largely in the forum.

Thanks for your guidance in advance
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Does any one have experience of using BF Goodrich T/A K02 all terrain LT tyres on the Fortuner?
Somebody suggested me this particular tyre and I went through some of the online reviews and YouTube videos of this tyre being put to extreme use.
Hi, firstly who is giving/selling/stocking BF Goodrich in Fortuner size in India ?

If it is available then go for it.

If not then the Continental Cross Contact A/T are equally good.
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Hi Karan,

Am planning on importing from the US. I have a consignment expected and could throw in these tyres at less cost
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Good review. I have been using continentals on the safari, and eaten through a couple of sets in the last 80,000kms.
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. However, that is to be expected for any true hard core AT/MT tire.
Dear friend, thank you so much for sharing your opinion. I can go ahead with contis in peace. 👍
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Hi Karan,

Am planning on importing from the US. I have a consignment expected and could throw in these tyres at less cost
Hey just saw your post.

So if you are having such a consignment coming in then surely the BFG's would be good to own.

BUT if you dont want to go in for the above hassles then the Continental Cross Contact A/T would be equally good, All the best
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