Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories > Tyre & Alloy wheel Section


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 14th May 2010, 08:44   #406
Senior - BHPian
 
akshay4587's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chandigarh/Mohali/Ambala Cantt
Posts: 3,751
Thanked: 1,486 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaysmokesleaves View Post
Guys!!

Got a pair of CAT Sunglasses too as part of a scheme by Yokohama. Nice pair, its worth approx 3k i guess!!
I would be picking up 4 Geolanders next week.
Hope to avail the offer.
How are the sunglasses?
akshay4587 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14th May 2010, 08:46   #407
Distinguished - BHPian
 
jkdas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Thiruvananthapu
Posts: 9,575
Thanked: 1,234 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaysmokesleaves View Post
Drove about 100 kms on the new Yokos on Mumbai tarmac = almost offroad.

Immediate noticeable difference compared to the OEM Bridgestones.

Seemingly better grip with somewhat EXTREME handling.
Almost no tire noise in comparision to the bridgestones at 30psi at all speeds.
Ride is SOFT in comparision. maybe because of the 9mm tread on the new tires.
Braking has improved noticeably.

Will post the offroad review after a OTR session.
see ! great tyres right? I was more confident doing high speeds after I got these.

akshay !
jkdas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th May 2010, 09:06   #408
Senior - BHPian
 
akshay4587's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chandigarh/Mohali/Ambala Cantt
Posts: 3,751
Thanked: 1,486 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkdas View Post
see ! great tyres right? I was more confident doing high speeds after I got these.

akshay !
I was just asking if i should take glasses or ask dealer for a Discount,as i was offered either glasses or 3K discount
akshay4587 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14th May 2010, 13:33   #409
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 16
Thanked: 3 Times
Default Safari Tyres rubbing on wheel run

Folks,

Safari fitted with 16'' neo wheel alloys. Yokohama geolander tyres 255/60R/16. The tyres rub onto the wheel run from the inside while doing full turns with full occupants (2+2). Wat can be done to avoid it. Already cut the inside flap and about 1 cm of the metal cum rubber board above it
tuhin11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th May 2010, 13:54   #410
Senior - BHPian
 
simply_sunny001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London & Rohtak
Posts: 1,339
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

There is already a thread meant specific to Safari tyres, please use that thread.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...-tyres-28.html
simply_sunny001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd June 2010, 17:11   #411
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 180
Thanked: 18 Times
Default

I bought new Tata safari yesterday, Pls let me know How much it is worth to change RIMs to alloys and and Stock tyres to YOKO AT. Tyre dealer is giving me 5000/tyre adn 300 for stock RIM. As per him YOKO AT (255/65/r16)(Rs7200) and X2 8 spoke alloys(RS 18500) will be best fit for Safari.
mandyrana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd June 2010, 17:21   #412
Senior - BHPian
 
mercedised's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indore
Posts: 1,054
Thanked: 146 Times
Default

My Brother SAFARI VTT 1 year old got accidented, yesterday. He was doing 60kmph, when the Front left tyre bursted(How could this happen to a tubeless tyre.). The car pushed to left and whole left(front to back) was badly scratched from sideways by railing of bridge. God knows what would have happened if the railing werenot there. And after that the rear left tyre too got burst.
I want to ask Are these Tubeless Tyres really! safe.
mercedised is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd June 2010, 18:33   #413
AVR
BHPian
 
AVR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ahmedabad
Posts: 927
Thanked: 508 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mercedised View Post
My Brother SAFARI VTT 1 year old got accidented, yesterday. He was doing 60kmph, when the Front left tyre bursted(How could this happen to a tubeless tyre.). The car pushed to left and whole left(front to back) was badly scratched from sideways by railing of bridge. God knows what would have happened if the railing werenot there. And after that the rear left tyre too got burst.
I want to ask Are these Tubeless Tyres really! safe.
What tubeless tyres were these? I believe the OEMs are Bridgestone Dueler HT right? Could be a bad piece. I believe tyre bursting is more likely in tube tyres than in tubeless. Right?
AVR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd June 2010, 18:59   #414
Senior - BHPian
 
mercedised's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indore
Posts: 1,054
Thanked: 146 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AVR View Post
What tubeless tyres were these? I believe the OEMs are Bridgestone Dueler HT right? Could be a bad piece. I believe tyre bursting is more likely in tube tyres than in tubeless. Right?
The Tyres were stock and Tubeless as all VTT comes with tubeless as standard fitment. I am still pulling out my hairs to understand how a tubeless can burst. There was no sign of any nail tearing or any external thing that could have cause that nightmare.
mercedised is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd June 2010, 19:03   #415
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Nikhilb2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,564
Thanked: 2,496 Times
Default

Any tyre can burst. Tubeless or tubetype.

Mercedised, it is difficult to say WHY the tyre burst over an online forum like this. and if a nail or something has caused the tyre to burst, it wont leave any major mark or anything. It is very difficult to know why.

Also, the tyre may have been over inflated or underinflated.
Nikhilb2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd June 2010, 19:04   #416
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,018
Thanked: 360 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mercedised View Post
The Tyres were stock and Tubeless as all VTT comes with tubeless as standard fitment. I am still pulling out my hairs to understand how a tubeless can burst. There was no sign of any nail tearing or any external thing that could have cause that nightmare.
Earlier LX was tubed tyre and EX onwards were tubeless. Anyway if the tyre was tubeless then it should be a defect

Was the pressure in tyres correct ? Once I filled air on highway and found the ride bumpy later checked at another point and pressure was 45 PSI whereas the reading at that place showed 32 seems that for trucks it does not make a difference and pressure gauges are badly calibrated
amitk26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd June 2010, 20:13   #417
Senior - BHPian
 
mercedised's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indore
Posts: 1,054
Thanked: 146 Times
Default

@amit, Nikhil:
The version was VX 4*4, so, any possibility of it being TUBED goes away + i have personally inspected\driven it regularly as it's my brother's car.
aNY DEFECT IN tyres, well just at the time the front one got burst at second instance of that the rear too got burst. Making a difference of 2-3secs. Rear tyre was is ok condition. But the front one was really snatched out of the RIM. I will try and post pictures to make it more clear. That will help in identifying the real culprit.
mercedised is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd June 2010, 22:59   #418
Senior - BHPian
 
nitrous's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: UAE/Lon/Madras
Posts: 6,957
Thanked: 247 Times
Default

@mercedised: Were you running nitrogen in the tyres?
nitrous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2010, 09:46   #419
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 180
Thanked: 18 Times
Default

I bought new Tata safari yesterday, Pls let me know How much it is worth to change RIMs to alloys and and Stock tyres to YOKO AT. Tyre dealer is giving me 5000/tyre adn 300 for stock RIM. As per him YOKO AT (255/65/r16)(Rs7200) and X2 8 spoke alloys(RS 18500) will be best fit for Safari.
mandyrana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2010, 10:11   #420
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Nikhilb2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,564
Thanked: 2,496 Times
Default

The prices seem good. You can go ahead with it.
Nikhilb2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toyota Etios & Liva : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread nkrishnap Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 54 27th November 2016 21:38
Hyundai Grand i10 & Xcent : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread jkdas Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 10 29th August 2016 17:08
Fiat Palio : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread shahmotors Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 635 9th February 2016 06:59
Tata Bolt : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread narayan Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 11 11th September 2015 18:36
Tata Indigo Manza : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread -NUT-case Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 99 15th June 2015 19:59


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:41.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks