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Old 20th July 2010, 20:07   #436
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Thanks Suman and Dadu. I took my truck to TASS today. SA looked at it and said "stone damage" (expected that ), however, I insisted and showed him the LHS tyre too, which is developing a similar (hairline) crack. Then he referred me to Bridgestone service. I am meeting BS engineer tomorrow. Pls share anymore tips for passing that test. Here is a pic of the damage:

What surprises me is that LHS rear tyre too has a similar hairline crack (more faint) at the exact location (on U in Dueller) ?

-BJ
The best justification for you is that the "U" border has not suffered any damage and the embossed borders are intact with no chipoff's. If a stone hits the "U" the first thing to show damage or chip off would be the border which is thin and protuding out. Its a defective tyre.

But they are very shrewd in honouring warranty.
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Old 23rd July 2010, 17:41   #437
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Default Various tyre damages

While I am still checking with TML/BS about my Safari tyre damage, I found this Michelin document very informative about various types of tyre damages. Not sure, if this was posted before.

http://www.tirew.com/warranty/_docum...ot_covered.pdf
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Guys look at the following two pics, does it mean that upsize (255/65/R16)tyres will not work here? will it hit the fender? upsize is not recommended for offroading?

Also, anyone tried the above upsize on OEM alloys? OEM alloys are 6.5j right?

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That is some serious articulation. And yes, if you had those wide bulging out tires, they would touch!
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Guys look at the following two pics, does it mean that upsize (255/65/R16)tyres will not work here? will it hit the fender? upsize is not recommended for offroading?

Also, anyone tried the above upsize on OEM alloys? OEM alloys are 6.5j right?

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1) As Tanveer mentioned, the 255s might touch the fenders and an upsize is not really needed on the Safari for offroading. Have seen a Safari from Italy with rather big mud terrains but then the owner went the whole hog with a lift kit, etc.
2) OEMs are 6.5J and they should be able to handle 255s though you'd be cutting it fine and unless you really really "want" the upsize, its best to stay away!

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Default Continental 235/70 R16

Any Updates on these tyres for the Safari -

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Old 4th October 2010, 13:59   #442
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I am using those tires for past 35000kms, they have seen 2 ladakh and 1 spiti trip.
Only one tire is problematic, it got ripped somewhat by a large bolt. The puncture job done was shoddy, and the puncture plug escaped. I had to get the puncture done again. After that its working fine.

But these are hard core AT tires, very very hard and tough, so noise is a little more than stock Bridgestones, and braking on wet tarmac is slightly worse.
Other than that, they will last you 60-70k without issues.
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I am using those tires for past 35000kms, they have seen 2 ladakh and 1 spiti trip.
Only one tire is problematic, it got ripped somewhat by a large bolt. The puncture job done was shoddy, and the puncture plug escaped. I had to get the puncture done again. After that its working fine.

But these are hard core AT tires, very very hard and tough, so noise is a little more than stock Bridgestones, and braking on wet tarmac is slightly worse.
Other than that, they will last you 60-70k without issues.
Thanks Tanveer for the info

The rip off was due to some factory fault or any other reason, according to the person he says they come with 5yrs warranty so you could have got your tyres replaced if it was a factory fault.

As of now i am running it on the stock Bridgestone and done 65K & can run another 5K on these tyres.

Guess the wet tarmac should not be a issue as the ABS could be an added advantage on my Safari.
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No, it was not a factory issue. A bug bolt punctured the tire on the highway, and puncture done was shoddy.
Thats about it.
You can read my review
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...-one-down.html (Continental CrossContact AT - 30000kms update - One down..)

I got 4 tires initially, and put my damaged bridgestone as the spare tire.
Before my second trip, I got a new tire, and the punctured tire is now doing its job as spare.
This puncture is holding up(got it done from a good place), but I thought its best to use such a tire for emergencies only.

That said, I have had my share of sidewall cuts, but the tire did not get a bulge. Only cut on exterior sidewall. This is by far the toughest sidewall I have seen!
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Default Tyre Change advice for Safari 2.2

Request an advice.

I am planning to change OEM Tyres (Bridgestone Dueler HT) on my Safari 2.2 EX. Have already done about 57000 KM, and are capable of running for about 5K more - but wish to change.

The Options shortlisted are:
  1. Michelin LTX A/T2 - 235/70/16
  2. Yokohama Geolandar ATS - 235/70/16
  3. Yokohama Geolandar ATS - 245/70/16 (New Size Option- recently available - seems to be good up-size)
As of now - I am planning to retain the OEM RIMs, and shall upgrade to Alloys sometime later.

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Option 3 looks good. Stick to Yoko's. Michelin's seem too soft which is good if u want a soft ride.. but.. tire life and tire damage are suspect.
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Michelin LTX doesnt have a soft sidewall. It's pretty durable.

All these three options are good. I see no point in going for 245/70 R16. 235/70 R16 will do the job beautifully.
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Old 1st November 2010, 19:05   #448
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I recommand Michelin too and stick to stock size, I have completed 10k travel in my safari since 12 months I am happy with drive and comfort it offers. I have driven even in very bad roads and it took every beating with ease!! I found Michelin tyres super silent too even they are AT tyres.

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Michelin LTX doesnt have a soft sidewall. It's pretty durable.

All these three options are good. I see no point in going for 245/70 R16. 235/70 R16 will do the job beautifully.
Think I have 'heard' of Mich wearing out faster.

My Yoko has done almost 30k by now. It still looks good for 30k!
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Default Wear of Michelins

I am having Michelin LTX AT2 on my Safari, the tyres are pretty good and even the wear is not so much as I expected. Here is a pic of the condition of the tyre taken yesterday, the tyre has done 32700kms as of now.

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I have Michelin Energy MXV8 on my Optra and have found that those have worn out faster than expected, but the ride quality on both the tyres is simply superb.
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