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Old 24th March 2009, 14:28   #211
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His shop seemed pretty well equiped and he had a lot of tires in stock, any particular reason for not recommending him?
On a sidenote, he tried very very hard to sell me silverstone tires
Business practices, attitude, shady dealings etc. And one reason you've already outlined in your own post.

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I don't know whether they are officially imported into India
BFG are officially imported by Michelin India.

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I would suggest the Geolandars. No hassle whatsoever. Dont worry too much and just get these tyres. Tons of people have used them here on TBHP and no issues whatsoever with mild offroading.
I would second Nikhil's advice.
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Old 24th March 2009, 14:38   #212
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I would suggest the Geolandars. No hassle whatsoever. Dont worry too much and just get these tyres. Tons of people have used them here on TBHP and no issues whatsoever with mild offroading.
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I would second Nikhil's advice.
Thanks guys! Feedback that I got elsewhere is also overwhelmingly in favour of the Geos. Will update once done.
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Old 31st March 2009, 19:04   #213
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Since another Bridgestone has a bulge now, I have decided to replace that too.
I had already gotten one elanzo.
Thinking of getting another elanzo.
I think if left and right tires are of different tread pattern its a problem.
But if i keep two front tires as JK Elanzo, and 2 rear tires as Bridgestone HT, it should be ok, right?
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Old 31st March 2009, 19:06   #214
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Yeah, that should be ok. There might be a difference of grip but I doubt it'll be noticeable.
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Old 3rd April 2009, 08:01   #215
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did anyone use 8j rims on safari dicor. are there any technical issues if i use 8j and still keep the tyres to 235/70/16.

also how much is the pricing for different types of rims available in the market. for safari dicor 16inch.

i keep looking at some threads saying that we have to cut the bumpers and stuff like that pls put your thoughts in guys.

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Old 15th April 2009, 17:01   #216
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I'm not a safari owner. But we had a Zen (98 model) with jk-tyres. Faced the same bulge issue on the side wall (Front left tyre)! The bulge was between the J & K written on the side wall!

At first got it repaired at a local puncture shop! Which didn't last very long. So got in touch with maruti as the vehicle was still in warranty, they forwarded the complaint to JK who eventually replaced both the front tyres, as one tyre is never replaced
(JK-tyres company policy & safety reasons - as cited by them)

They charged us Rs 300/- for the entire process!!
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Old 9th June 2009, 12:06   #217
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Suman...any update on the geolandars? I'm planning the same on my scorpio, although i'm planning to upsize from my existing 235/75R15 (6J) to 255/70R15. Will there be issues with this? I really need fatter tyres as my stock ones look too skinny. Also, I do not intend to install alloys right now due to budget constraints...so i'm planning that in a couple of months. Any inputs on this?
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Old 9th June 2009, 13:32   #218
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Suman is currently in Leh and should be back this weekend.
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did anyone use 8j rims on safari dicor. are there any technical issues if i use 8j and still keep the tyres to 235/70/16.

also how much is the pricing for different types of rims available in the market. for safari dicor 16inch.

i keep looking at some threads saying that we have to cut the bumpers and stuff like that pls put your thoughts in guys.

good day.
Guess that's a bit too much.Most accessory shop push 8-8.5J and 16 inch alloys options for Safari are very limited!

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Suman...any update on the geolandars? I'm planning the same on my scorpio, although i'm planning to upsize from my existing 235/75R15 (6J) to 255/70R15. Will there be issues with this? I really need fatter tyres as my stock ones look too skinny. Also, I do not intend to install alloys right now due to budget constraints...so i'm planning that in a couple of months. Any inputs on this?
Steer used to have 255's on stock alloys; but wider alloys helped handling better as per him IIRC. He uses 7.5J now (?)

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OE alloys is 6.5J and think steer got 7J.

Guru say's

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1124424-post152.html

And experience using 255/65/16 on OE 6.5J alloys

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1184921-post158.html

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I wonder where our Guru disappeared to. Hasnt been online since May 21st.
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thanks for the links jk...so i'm assuming its safe to go for 255 on stock rims now will upgrade to alloys in a couple of months.
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Thanks to this thread had narrowed down to Michelin AT and Yokohama Geolanders .

Finally went in for the Geolanders today! Had Ceat Rhino on my TCIC - OEMs which did 90k.

Geolander ride is better than the Ceat one and hopefully should help if/when I go off-road!

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Finally went in for the Geolanders today! Had Ceat Rhino on my TCIC - OEMs which did 90k.
Good choice. Post a photo of your car, please
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how much did the geolandars cost jennifer ? and please post some pics...
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how much did the geolandars cost jennifer ? and please post some pics...

Minor Correction : Its AVR who went for tyre upgrade not Jennifer.

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