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Old 13th May 2016, 11:30   #16
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What options do we have for 235/65 R17 size?
Not too many - and none too widely available. Perhaps you may appreciate the reasons to go slightly oversize , so that one's assured of a product with excellent grip.

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Options, suggestions?

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Sheel, as suggested by many on this thread, I would suggest you to go for Pirellis. My cousin's XUV is nearing a tyre change as well and I looked around for options. As Anshuman says, there are very limited options available in this size and Scorpion ATRs are one of the best available. I also intend to go for these in our XUV.
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Perhaps you may appreciate the reasons to go slightly oversize , so that one's assured of a product with excellent grip.

If I had to upsize, would have gone for Cross.

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My position on the Pirellis remains almost the same.
- They perform quite decently off-road, especially through slush.
- On road, they are quiet, track and brake well. I have not detected any tendency towards hydroplaning at sensible speeds. Very comfortable ride on these tires.
- I have had one puncture till date, and that was mainly due to me getting sloppy with checking tire pressures timely. I think this is par for the course.
- The tires seem to be holding up well, with no appreciable tread wear.
How are the sidewalls for occasional divider jumping or going near river beds with rocks?

And losing grip under acceleration in a Scorpio? Did you fit a 'box or is it stock?

Yup Ace, I appear to zero in on the Pirelli.
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How are the sidewalls for occasional divider jumping or going near river beds with rocks?
Good for 'frequent' - 2-3 times a week.
No problem on river beds either. Have done quite a few now.

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And losing grip under acceleration in a Scorpio? Did you fit a 'box or is it stock?
Stock Sir. Imagine!
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Stock Sir. Imagine!
LOL!!! I always wanted the Scorpio to have the engine tune of the XUV.

How is Anshu's XUV holding up with these tires under hard acceleration?

I more often ride the torque wave. But sometimes do push, especially in U turns or when in mood. Lets see...
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LOL!!! I always wanted the Scorpio to have the engine tune of the XUV.

How is Anshu's XUV holding up with these tires under hard acceleration?
I, on the other hand, would have said, that the engine output of the Gurkha would be more suitable for the handling and control of this vehicle.

".A" is the most sedate driver I know of; always sticking to traffic rules and speed limits. Dunno if he would ever face such issues.

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If you want to make your own road - PIRELLI SCORPION

If you want to use the Mhawk power (on tarmac)- Michelin Latitude Tour HP



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If you want to make your own road - PIRELLI SCORPION

If you want to use the Mhawk power (on tarmac)- Michelin Latitude Tour HP



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Where do you get these prices? Pirellis online are everywhere quoted much higher!

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Where do you get these prices? Pirellis online are everywhere quoted much hire!
The shops at Siliguri are quoting prices between 11 & 12K. Haven't even checked online
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Where do you get these prices? Pirellis online are everywhere quoted much hire!
That is the latest price from a local tire shop.
Not following online prices.
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11-12 k is par for the course for the Pirellis, depending on the age of the stock. I wouldn't think much about it at this price tag.
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But would also advise others to properly test these duelers on highways prior to changing them. IMHO, they serve the purpose.
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The new gen Scorpio even in 4WD format comes in with Bridgestone Duelers HT tires. While they are good, comfortable and grippy on the road, they are simply pathetic the moment they come close to mother earth.

Just an hour ago, I had to go off the road as a truck had broken down and the tires were spinning hopelessly on hard mud. I can't even imagine if it would have rained.
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I more often ride the torque wave. But sometimes do push,
And having the 4WD does tempt one to ride over the odd obstruction ...rather than choosing to wait it out on tarmac... does it not?


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If I had to upsize, would have gone for Cross.
Yes, those are too.

One does not need good shoes - oh no. One needs great shoes.
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And having the 4WD does tempt one to ride over the odd obstruction ...rather than choosing to wait it out on tarmac... does it not?
I still say, for on the road usage, the stock Duelers are more than sufficient. They haven't given me any reason to not doubt them on the highways.

But when you start looking for some adventure, trail, it just kicks you off from the 50th floor.
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One does not need good shoes - oh no. One needs great shoes.
Yes, just like the Airmax I use.

Few friends are trying to help me source & trying to find a buyer, lets see where this ends at. But for everyone looking for an AT in this size, we appear to have come to a conclusion.

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I still say, for on the road usage, the stock Duelers are more than sufficient. They haven't given me any reason to not doubt them on the highways.
For sure. And there lies the point. For those who have predominantly other uses for the vehicle the OEM tyres on the Scorpio are s***.
Personally, I much prefer the Innova for situations where one has to only drive on NH2/AH1 or its brethren. I go for the best cruiser in my stable - just like you use Airmax for running.

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But when you start looking for some adventure, trail, it just kicks you off from the 50th floor.
There you go...

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... just so I can go to the places I have plans for. ...
In any case for high speed long distance plains driving, I much prefer the more comfortable and the very dependable Milemuncher Innova. R3 fills a different need for me.
...I am lucky to have the flexibility to choose between the two very iconic steeds depending on my specific use-case.

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Check at the ply rating for maxis, and that will determine how hard the ride would be and how durable the sidewall is. For mixed us Pirelli, Michelin and Conti is fine.
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