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Old 14th June 2009, 23:27   #226
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how much did the geolandars cost jennifer ? and please post some pics...
The Geolanders cost me 5250 a piece - Frankly didn't research the price part too much.

Had been reading about them on the forum and then was passing by a tyre shop where this safari was undergoing a footwear change. Stopped and had a look at the Geolanders. Went back home looked up the thread again and by evening had them fitted on my Safari!

The other options I looked at were the following along with the prices:
1) Michelin LTX A/T - 5500 a piece - The final choice was michelin v/s yokohama!
2) Hankook 255/65(60?) R15 - 5800 a piece
3) Bridgestone Duelers - 5300 a piece (if i remember right!)
4) BF Goodrich - apparently not available for the old Safari wheel size (15 inch)

Will post pics in a day or so.

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Old 15th June 2009, 11:04   #227
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Here are some pics of the Geolanders!

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Hope they serve the purpose.

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Old 15th June 2009, 16:33   #228
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This white lettering stuff looks cool and i hope it stays on

Good choice AVR.

By any chance did you inquire about the GEOs prices for 16"?
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Old 15th June 2009, 17:34   #229
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Had been reading about them on the forum and then was passing by a tyre shop where this safari was undergoing a footwear change. Stopped and had a look at the Geolanders. Went back home looked up the thread again and by evening had them fitted on my Safari!

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Congrats on the new footwear .

From what I read, these seem to work best for the Safari, so I'm sure you will have a great fun with them.
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Old 16th June 2009, 11:20   #230
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Congrats on the new footwear .

From what I read, these seem to work best for the Safari, so I'm sure you will have a great fun with them.
Thanks Umang. hope to make best use of them over the monsoons!

Hows your trip shaping up to B'lore?

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This white lettering stuff looks cool and i hope it stays on

Good choice AVR.

By any chance did you inquire about the GEOs prices for 16"?
Thanks Sunny - I didn't enquire about the 16" price but am assuming it wouldn't be too different. On 16" it would be worthwhile to check out BF Goodrich also - awesome tyres but not available in 15"

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Old 20th June 2009, 17:43   #231
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I am also going for a Tyre change and finally decided on a 265/70/R15 Yokohama Geolandar AT-S for my TCIC Safari.

I know it affects the mileage and high-speed, not a problem for me. Cost is also not a problem. I liked the look of 265 and can't stay with 235 as I dont like the OWL. There is no 255 available.

But my question is,

1. Will up-sizing to 265/70/R15 affects the turning radius? Will it need any major cutting works?
2. Will it affect the pick up of the vehicle? If yes, is it negotiable?

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do not upsize jennifer. like i said in the pm, it will affect the pick up tremdously and will touch the insides of the wheel well.

alteast my tcic did, both with the regular alloys and the negative offset ones.

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Old 21st June 2009, 01:13   #233
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I agree with aadix - 265/70 will be a bit too big. I think the recommended upsize is 255/70 which also will affect performance and turning. If not in Yokohama why not try BF Goodrich - If I had to upsize the best option would be the 255/70 in BFG

Have you checked them out?

Frankly the 235/75 would be perfect though.

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If I had to upsize the best option would be the 255/70 in BFG
Is it available in R15?
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Old 21st June 2009, 13:07   #235
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Is it available in R15?
Unfortunately its not available in this spec. 235 BFGs come only for the 16" stock size
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Old 22nd June 2009, 01:06   #236
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I dropped the idea of 265/70.

Whats your suggestion about Goodyear Wrangler AT/R 255/70/R15?

Or is it better to stay with 235 only? (I have a 7" Alloy)

Please guide me to choose the correct: My final choices are:

1. Goodyear Wrangler AT/R 255/70/R15
2. Michelin LTX A/T 235/75/R15

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I dropped the idea of 265/70.

Whats your suggestion about Goodyear Wrangler AT/R 255/70/R15?

Or is it better to stay with 235 only? (I have a 7" Alloy)

Please guide me to choose the correct: My final choices are:

1. Goodyear Wrangler AT/R 255/70/R15
2. Michelin LTX A/T 235/75/R15
I liked the Michelins though I didnt really look at the Goodyear too closely. Why not look up the 255/70/R15 Michelin LTX A/T - You get an upsize and you get Michelins!!

here's the link for you

Michelin India - LTX A/T

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Why not 235/75 R15 Geolander?

Look, both Michelin and Yokohama are good. Stick to the stock size.

Instead of wasting time looking at pictures, just make up your mind and have a look at the real tyres by visiting a tyre dealer and then take your call. Dont overthink such matters!! YOu'll just end up confusing yourself.

Stick to Michelin or Yoko.
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Thank you friends, I will finalize Michelin 235.

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Why not look up the 255/70/R15 Michelin LTX A/T - You get an upsize and you get Michelins!!
No, if its Michelin then I dont need the upsize as I will get the fatty look in 235 itself because of the flexible sidewall. I considered 255 for flat sidewall tyres only.

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Why not 235/75 R15 Geolander?
It looks thin or lean in a TCIC Safari. We have a TCIC because of the look & style, not for performance, isn't it.

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just make up your mind and have a look at the real tyres by visiting a tyre dealer
No Bhai, I already visited almost all shops in Chennai.

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Yes, I stick to Michelin 235, But I recommend Yokohama 235 for those who prefer the performance than look.
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I need to get 2 tires to replace the misalignment damaged Bridgestones before my trip.
So I just decided to go to Reliance Autozone, and check out what they had.
They had BF Goodrich Long trail T/A Tour only, not All Terrain T/A KO.
The guy in charge called up his distributor and told me that the latter has been discontinued, and only Long Trail T/A Tour is available for safari.
He did not have Michelin LTX in stock, Only 15" was available.
Guess I need to go to some other shop for the BF Goodrich.

In case I do not get BFG the options I will have are
1. MRF Wanderer - But it does not have the look and feel of a proper offroad tire. I need something which can handle rocky terrain, which means extra strength sidewall, which BFG All Terrain has.
2. MIchelin LTX - This is very expensive as compared to BFG, goes above 6100 or so as compared to 5600 approx for the BFG
3. Geolander AT/S AT/2 - I am aware the the older version(is it AT/S and AT/II) is prone to sidewall damage on rocky terrain. This problem they supposedly rectified in newer version. But again this is expensive
4. Apollo Hawk AT - Again, does not have the offroad look and feel!
5. Pirelli Scorpion ATR - Dealers and warranty in India is suspect as most tires dealers have are grey market!

I am looking for something which will be at home in rocky terrain with additional sidewall strength
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