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Old 3rd November 2010, 19:07   #451
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JKDas, the LTX series is known to have very good tyre life. The LTX A/T2 is a little lesser, but as Hari has pointed out, the tyre life is still very good.

The original LTX was a legend with the Sumo and Safari guys. 80,000 kms, 1 lakh kms. These are not bogus claims but genuine claims! Taxi driven vehicles.
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I dont think 80k is impossible. I am looking at another 20-25k, over and above the 60k that I have already done on my stock Bridgestone duellers.
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Thanks all for your inputs...

Finally opted for Michelin LTX A/T2. Got a decent deal
  • 5 Tires, each @ Rs. 6800/-
  • Unused Spare tire (Bstone Dueler) return @ Rs. 6000/-
  • 4 Used tires returned @ Rs. 800/-
  • Hence Total Costing for 5 Michelins - Rs. 27200.
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Sorry for going OT here. But any idea what is the max size that the LTX is available in?
Is size like 275/70 or 265/70 available?


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Thanks all for your inputs...

Finally opted for Michelin LTX A/T2. Got a decent deal
  • 5 Tires, each @ Rs. 6800/-
  • Unused Spare tire (Bstone Dueler) return @ Rs. 6000/-
  • 4 Used tires returned @ Rs. 800/-
  • Hence Total Costing for 5 Michelins - Rs. 27200.
Regards,

Ishlesh
Ishlesh, Can you please share the number of the tyre shop that gave you the deal or if you could ask him if the above size(s) are available
Thanks

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Sorry for going OT here. But any idea what is the max size that the LTX is available in?
Is size like 275/70 or 265/70 available?




Ishlesh, Can you please share the number of the tyre shop that gave you the deal or if you could ask him if the above size(s) are available
Thanks
Dear Harjeev,

As per Michelin's India site - LTX A/T2 is available in just 1 size in India - 235/70/16, and Shop has also confirmed the same just now.

BTW, the dealer name is The Tyre Zone, Manimajra. 0172-5012300

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I would suggest people to take a look at Continental Cross Contact AT also.
My detailed review is there in this section.
I have done almost 40,000 on these tires.
They have seen 2 ladakh trips, 2 lahaul trips, spiti trip and dune trips in Rajasthan.
Besides that they have also seen lot of "no roads" in the remote areas of HP, and I have done considerable snow and slush driving also in these tires.

Only one tire is problematic, as it got pierced by a thick bolt on a tarred highway. The puncture plug was not done well, and it fell out. I had to get puncture redone.
Apart from that, no issues, even after lots of rock crawling and punishing terrain, no bulging or sidewall cuts.
I think it will cost around 6500/tire now.
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Old 13th December 2010, 14:17   #457
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Hi Guys,

I will be changing the tyres of my safari this month. Will be replacing my stock Bridgestones, which have now completed over 70k kms.

I'd like to ask which is the most optimal choice for the following parameters:

1) I do a lot of highway driving - and mostly over good roads. My driving style is sedate. I generally dont venture above 90kmph. And on an average my running in a month is upwards of 3500 Kms.

2) Just like the stock set - I need a set of tryes that can last for 70k - 75k kilometers

3) Cost - lesser the better

Since the good expereience with Bridgestone, I am favorably inclined towards them.
Also has anyone had any experience with MRF wanderer?

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rr; Get the stock Brigdestones or maybe the new MRF.
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HI Guys

I have a Dec 2010 Safri GX. I read somewhere that filling nitrogen in th tyres increases their life and durability. If thats true, shall I go for it for my stock bridgestone duelers.

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Hi Sheelz,

There is an entire thread devoted to Nitrogen Inflation here on TBHP. Please go through that. You will find all your questions answered!
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I have bought a Tata Safari Dicor 2.2 VTT LX , Cycus Grey and would be getting the delivery in a couple of days . Plan to change the shoes immediately .

I am getting Bridgestone Deullar HT as standard fitments , and plan to change with BF Goodrich Long Trail .
Have been reading the reviews by Suman , tsk1979 on the tyres , but still confused .
Should I go in for the change to BFGoodrich LT or stick to the OE fitments.
My usage pattern is typical Highway/ city driving with hardly 5 % offroading stuff .All I want is a good rubber , a Mile cruncher , light on pocket , improved FE and should be able to take a mild abuse

I have enquired about the excahnge and I won't have to pay anything for the exchange to BFG from a reputed store . . The dealer has been suggesting the performance of Hankooks to be better than BFG .

Please suggest what shoudl be the course of action .
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BF GoodRich Long Trail is a light trail driving tire. It has excellent highway manners, and is good for bad roads. Remember, what is called a Trail in the west, is actually the condition many roads over here are in.
So if you do not have to pay anything, go make the change!
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BF GoodRich Long Trail is a light trail driving tire. It has excellent highway manners, and is good for bad roads. Remember, what is called a Trail in the west, is actually the condition many roads over here are in.
So if you do not have to pay anything, go make the change!

I agree . How would you compare the two : BFG LT / Continental Cross Contact AT . What would be your pick ? The usage pattern has already been declared above

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Yokohama Geolander A/T. The best traction you can get for a Safari on and off the road. I especially love the onroad performance - super sticky grip and awesome ride.
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I agree . How would you compare the two : BFG LT / Continental Cross Contact AT . What would be your pick ? The usage pattern has already been declared above
I use Continental because I do not of offroad driving, not just trail driving. But for your usage, a harcore AT tire is not needed. BFG Long Trail will be more suitable for highways, and cost much less than hardcore AT tires like Yokohama Geolander/Michelin LTX/Continental Cross Contact AT
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