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Goodyear 72 9.13%
Pirelli 35 4.44%
Michelin 256 32.45%
Bridgestone 232 29.40%
Falkens 7 0.89%
BF Goodrich 12 1.52%
Mrf 35 4.44%
Ceat 3 0.38%
Yokohama 111 14.07%
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Old 18th October 2007, 00:21   #376
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Why don't U consider Michelin LTX A/T?
Size availability is a doubt though.
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Why don't U consider Michelin LTX A/T?
Size availability is a doubt though.
Already checked, size not available.
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Old 18th October 2007, 00:35   #378
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Samurai you dont need 7J rims for 235 width tyres, 6.5J is fine. Upsizing by 10mm to 235 wont cause any loss in FE, if any will be almost negligible.
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Samurai you dont need 7J rims for 235 width tyres, 6.5J is fine. Upsizing by 10mm to 235 wont cause any loss in FE, if any will be almost negligible.
The OD deviation will be 1.9% which is not good. I know Safari puts a 235 on 6.5, but that's not optimal. The best width for 235 is 7" rim.
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The OD deviation will be 1.9% which is not good.
1.9% is peanuts. Don't sweat it.
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Here is my problem, the Grand Vitara being a CBU comes with a rare size tyre. The OE size is 225/70R16 Yokohama Geolandar H/T on 6.5Jx16 alloys. These are basically highway all-season tyres.

Considering the kind of broken roads I'll be driving around, I prefer all terrain tyres. It was slim picking for all terrain tyres in 225/70R16 size. So I was looking for Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S which has pretty good reviews.
Actually in India the pickings are NIL. There is hardly any tyre available in 225/70 R16. I wonder how MUL is going to deal with the demand for replacement tyres. Maybe, the companies or the grey importers will start getting some.

Also, the blame does not go to the tyre companies for this. What are they supposed to do if the GV comes with a tyre size which is not present on any other vehicle in the country? Why should they import tyres for a vehicles which will probably have sales of a 1,000 units or so per year? It doesn't make any economic sense for them.


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I preferably don't want to upsize and further reduce the already low FE. If I upsize even to 235, then I have consider upgrading the alloys to 7". Then again there is no perfect upsize that keeps within 1.5% to -2% deviation in OD. So I don't want to upsize, but only replace within the same size.
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The OD deviation will be 1.9% which is not good. I know Safari puts a 235 on 6.5, but that's not optimal. The best width for 235 is 7" rim.
1.9% is no problem at all. Plus, the acceptable deviation in OD is (+) 2 to (-) 3%. Also 235's on 6.5" will work just fine, it comes within the recommended width even though it is not the optimum size.

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The all terrrain tyres in 225/70R16 are as follows:

Bridgestone Dueler A/T D693
Pirelli Scorpion ATR
Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO {Added one more}
Out of this the BFG T/A is available in 235/70 R16 through Michelin India.

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The forum tyrewalla (iRaghava) has already told me that Yoko A/T-S is not even imported. Are the other three available?
Correction, here is what I wrote to you:

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Also, Yoko India only imports the A/T in India, no H/T is an official import.
So here are your options:

BFG KO T/A
Yokohama Geolandar A/T

But, both are only available in 235/70 R16.

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guys sorry pardon me for not having the patience to read through the 26 pages, well my query is this,

i need a set of new tyres for my accent viva - crdi its done 30000kms.

i need a set of tyres that will look broad enough, which is my main criteria.(currently have stock tyres and rims 175/70-R13, upgrading these after the 35000kms mark)


my requirement is that it should technically be sound configuration, not hurting the sturts too much or affecting the handling too much. for the car is under pretty rough usage at times when dad appoints drivers to drive the car and the senseless drivers dont slow down even at pot holes and got couple of my rims bent once.

when i went to ashoka wheels at minister's road(near necklace road) here in Hyderabad the dealer suggested me the configuration 195/55-R15 tyres and "LEAGUE" or "PLEASURE" branded alloys as the best for my requirement!

and said the bridgestone potenza-III comes in this configuration costing 4800 each tyre and the alloys of either the league or the pleasure brand would cost me 17000 for a set of 4!


the dealer said the profile below 55 would be too low for the rough rides and should be at least 55!

he said 60 profile would make the turns difficult and would rub against the wall at the rear tyres when seated in full capacity be it R-14 or R-15 alloys and said 55 is the best profile is this true or is there any other configuration avaliable?

he also suggested me not to go for the 205/50-R15 for this would become too low profile! and may affect handling on accent as there is not enough room to accomodate these tyre spec!


please suggest me best configuration first for my accent viva-crdi!
best brand of tyres and mags in the configuration for a budget not more than 40000bucks!

people please enlighten me here!
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Your dealer is giving you a lot of crap. 205/50 and 195/55 will result in the pretty much the same sidewall height. Also, your alloy rates seem to be a little high. Shop till they drop.

You could try the Yokohama S.drive tyres in either size. They are far superior to the BS Potenza G-III in every way, being atleast a generation newer.
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@v1p3r

dude i want you to help me decide and zero in on a configuration first and then the brand and the price issues , please help me out with the optimum performance and style factor blend with the configuration man i can try and get a better price in chennai or Coimbatore - because my cousin stays in chennai.
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Out of this the BFG T/A is available in 235/70 R16 through Michelin India.
Michelin owns BFGoodrich now, right?

How about the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor? Is that available in India? It's supposed to be one of the better selling tyres - a complete turn-over from the Wrangler HP's - they were horrible.

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this is the BBS design i was zeroing in on if the configuration is fine for my car, its pleasure brand alloys with 250/50-R15 HR-II HANKOOK tyres, this was fixed on a swift!
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You meant 205 right? Anyways thats a wrong upsize for the Swift. For the Accent CRDi 205/50 or 195/50 is just fine.
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Actually in India the pickings are NIL. There is hardly any tyre available in 225/70 R16. I wonder how MUL is going to deal with the demand for replacement tyres. Maybe, the companies or the grey importers will start getting some.
So, there is no choice if I want OE size. I wonder whether Maruti knows this. When they detuned the engine for India (from 140 to 120), I guess they didn't think of putting tyres for India.

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So here are your options:

BFG KO T/A
Yokohama Geolandar A/T

But, both are only available in 235/70 R16.
Well 6.5' rim is not the minimum width for 235, so I guess I'll live with it.

So 235/70R16 it is then.

Thanks guys, that was a great help.

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Hi Guys,

I am using Goodyear Eagle F1 D2s of upsize 195/60/15 on OZ Racing Canove 15" X 6.5 having ET 43 on my Swift which i believe is the right upsize. Im not very happy with the tyres as they are pretty noisy. There is a humming sound at high speeds. I first thought that the wheel bearings were busted but it was'nt the case.

Is anyone else here using these tyres and facing the same problem? Anyone who can identify the problem?

Thanks,

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Sorry,Not a great tyre upgrade.
BTW which car is it ? Getz or Esteem?

Hi,

Mine is an Esteem-LXi. These CEAT 175/70 R13 are being made in srilanka from the newly commissioned unit and imported in india. Claims to have better performance.

Any users?
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