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Old 4th September 2009, 20:21   #256
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Need help! I have to change tyres pretty soon, 46500 done on the ones that came with the Safari. They are BG's.

I want to upsize and hence will be getting 255/65 R16 on OE alloys. I checked with one dealer; said they have only Yokos for 6950 Rs !

Now, is this rate high? And which model is this Yoko? If this is high, I can get tyres couried from other states cheaper and without tax issues? I happen to hate the dealer coz of their attitute and hence looking for more options.
Mostly i have seen only Yoko ATS and its a highway robbery if the dealer is asking for 7k per tyre.

stay away from him, in 7k you can buy Michelin LTX.

but considering your highway use and at the rate you are munching the miles i would suggest BF Goodrich or Yokohama ATS

But why you want to Upsize and i am not even sure whether 255/65/16 available with all companies.

Go and check with other car dealers in vicinity too
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If Yoko is 6950, it is daylight robbery! I'll happily sell it to you for 6.5k including shipping!!! :

It should be around 6.1-6.2k
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Whats the life of Yoko ATS ?
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Should last 40-45k comfortably.
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Mostly i have seen only Yoko ATS and its a highway robbery if the dealer is asking for 7k per tyre.

stay away from him, in 7k you can buy Michelin LTX.

but considering your highway use and at the rate you are munching the miles i would suggest BF Goodrich or Yokohama ATS

But why you want to Upsize and i am not even sure whether 255/65/16 available with all companies.

Go and check with other car dealers in vicinity too
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If Yoko is 6950, it is daylight robbery! I'll happily sell it to you for 6.5k including shipping!!! :

It should be around 6.1-6.2k
what did I tell you guys about the dealer! See !

Think I should be doing business with Nikhil.

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Whats the life of Yoko ATS ?
sunny; 18 months
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JKdas, who is this dealer?
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JKdas, who is this dealer?
New Bharat Tyres. I think they are the main dealer at TRV.
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JK, Yoko A/T S, stock size please, why do you need to upsize?
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My vehicle has also run for 35k kms and I think that I'll have to change maybe in the next 5-10k kms!!!
I was thinking about the Michellins!!!
235/70/R16's

What is the street price for these tyres and what should be the life(in kms) of these tyres!!!
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JK, Yoko A/T S, stock size please, why do you need to upsize?
Heard it helps to do better triple speed stuff
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JK, Yoko A/T S, stock size please, why do you need to upsize?
Some PMs and more searched and gyan => 235/70 suits 6.5J ;

Its NOT advisable to get 255/65 on 6.5J alloys.

So, in talk with dealers and TBHPians to source 235/70 Yoko ATS.
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Stick to the stock size, with 255s on stock rims you would float around the corner.
Had one scary experience in the zen, the truck should be scarier.

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Some PMs and more searched and gyan => 235/70 suits 6.5J ;

Its NOT advisable to get 255/65 on 6.5J alloys.

So, in talk with dealers and TBHPians to source 235/70 Yoko ATS.
Trying to achieve the daily target of 3-4 posts ?
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So, in talk with dealers and TBHPians to source 235/70 Yoko ATS.
Happy to hear that. Trust me, even stock size Yokos will give you the ride of your life
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Hey!
I've booked a Tata Safari VX 4x4 and will be getting delivery by the end of September.
I'm thinking on upgrading the wheels the very day I get the delivery. Am thinking of 17" rims and all terrain tyres.
How is the report of the Michelin ltx a/t2 all terrain tyres?According to the website they are only available for 16" rims while the On Road type tyres are available upto 20". I'm curious whether 16" is a limitation on OTR tyres.
Any suggestions for a better all terrain tyre than the above mentioned?

Thanks.
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Dont bother upsizing to 17". It is quite useless frankly. Get Michelin or Yoko Geolandars in 235/70 R16 itself. If you simply HAVE to have wider tyres, then go in for 255/65 R16 but you need 7j alloy wheels for that.
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