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Old 24th January 2012, 14:07   #556
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BFG All Terrain TA/KO?
Good luck finding those. I called up many dealers in both PB and Delhi, and all they have is BFG Longtrail tires, not the AT tires.
Michelin dealers stock only Michelin LTX

BFG was much cheaper than LTX, and was cannibalizing sales of the LTX/LTX2
Yup
Capital tyres, green park has it. Quoted me 6800/tyre. You can talk to pankaj or sharmaji on this.
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Old 31st January 2012, 06:29   #557
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Hi all,
This is probably my first post on the team, but I have been a member for more than 3 years now and I am thankful to all the wonderful posts which helped me make my decision and I am bringing home my beast on 2nd Feb.

I have gone in for the EX model and unfortunately since they don't have 4x4 now I will have to upgrade to alloys myself. The accessory shop at the dealer is quoting me Rs 36000 for the oem alloys in exchange for the stock wheels. Looking for the teams views and suggestions.
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.... The accessory shop at the dealer is quoting me Rs 36000 for the oem alloys in exchange for the stock wheels. Looking for the teams views and suggestions.
Welcome to the forum.

The OEM alloys are absolutely rugged and fairly decent looking too. Ive required just minor balancing only once in my almost 4yr ownership.
But i do see a lot of better designs in the aftermarket shops. Not sure how well built these are.
Also note, the OEM alloys have small plastic hub caps costing about Rs.250/- per piece and these are not tight fits on the alloys and happen to fall off if you drive hard and often in potholed roads.

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Welcome to the forum.

The OEM alloys are absolutely rugged and fairly decent looking too. Ive required just minor balancing only once in my almost 4yr ownership.
But i do see a lot of better designs in the aftermarket shops. Not sure how well built these are.
Also note, the OEM alloys have small plastic hub caps costing about Rs.250/- per piece and these are not tight fits on the alloys and happen to fall off if you drive hard and often in potholed roads.
Thanks Jay, it gives me a pretty good idea about the quality of the alloys. I was also concerned regarding the quality of the after market ones especially since I do not have any known accessory shops in Pune. The dealer does not have any other variants in the alloy, only the oem. Also, do you think the price from the dealer is a reasonable one or it is exorbitantly high, any ideas?
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.... Also, do you think the price from the dealer is a reasonable one or it is exorbitantly high, any ideas?
Not sure about the price. You could try checking with multiple TASS for comparative quotes. Goodluck.
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Not sure about the price. You could try checking with multiple TASS for comparative quotes. Goodluck.
Thanks Jay, I finally have decided to go with the OEM alloys and will be receiving my delivery tomorrow.
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Let us know how much it cost you.
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BFG All Terrain TA/KO?
Good luck finding those. I called up many dealers in both PB and Delhi, and all they have is BFG Longtrail tires, not the AT tires.
Michelin dealers stock only Michelin LTX

BFG was much cheaper than LTX, and was cannibalizing sales of the LTX/LTX2
Finally bought Michelin Latitude Cross for 6540/- per tyre from Reliance Autozone , Gurgaon. Original quoted price was 7800/- per tyre.

Immediate observation : Tyres are very quiet.

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Have covered 5k kms till date on Michelin Latitude Cross till date. Have found them quite grippy and noiseless on tarmac.

Also found them grippy enough on the light off roading I did on the sea shore in Daman.

Paid 6k in addition to my original new Bridgestone tyres for these.
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Anyone used Apollo Hawkz R/Ts 255/65R16 on safari stock alloy rims.

Safari stock size is 235/60 R16. So sidewall diff is negligible.
However, safari stock rim is 6.5J.
Is 7.0J the minimum required for ths size? Or will 255 fit fine on stock rim.

the reason I ask this is because Continental cross contact A/T has gotten too expensive, and the tire is not very suitable for soft sand. R/Ts seems to be designed for tough offroad terrain as opposed to Yokohama AT/S etc., which have weaker sidewalls.
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Safari stock size is 235/60 R16. So sidewall diff is negligible.
Isn't It 235/70/16 the stock size ? I saw Hawkz at Reliance autozone, IMO the side wall of Hawkz too was similar to Yoko AT.
Yes 255 requires 7.0J and bumper scrapping issue will also be there.

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Anyone used Apollo Hawkz R/Ts 255/65R16 on safari stock alloy rims.

Safari stock size is 235/60 R16. So sidewall diff is negligible.
However, safari stock rim is 6.5J.
Is 7.0J the minimum required for ths size? Or will 255 fit fine on stock rim.

the reason I ask this is because Continental cross contact A/T has gotten too expensive, and the tire is not very suitable for soft sand. R/Ts seems to be designed for tough offroad terrain as opposed to Yokohama AT/S etc., which have weaker sidewalls.
Think Hawkz were also the OEs sometime before. I hate their looks and I find the gap between threads two big.

Why not Wanderer?

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Isn't It 235/70/16 the stock size ? I saw Hawkz at Reliance autozone, IMO the side wall of Hawkz too was similar to Yoko AT.
Yes 255 requires 7.0J and bumper scrapping issue will also be there.
Yes, its 235/70 R16. You can put 255's on stock but not recommended.

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my bad, its 235/70

I was talking about hawkz R/Ts. They were never OE.
About wanderer, it does not seem to be an A/T tire. Too Highway like tread pattern.

Guess I will stick to Cross contact A/T unless I can find BFG All Terrain TA/KO
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Guess I will stick to Cross contact A/T unless I can find BFG All Terrain TA/KO
According to dealers here in Bangalore, BFGs can be pretty much ruled out of contention this year, Michelin might be back with their LTX AT2 in the second half of 2012. Michelin is now selling the Latitude Cross only in the 235/70/16 size.
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According to dealers here in Bangalore, BFGs can be pretty much ruled out of contention this year, Michelin might be back with their LTX AT2 in the second half of 2012. Michelin is now selling the Latitude Cross only in the 235/70/16 size.
This is the same info i too got when i was looking for BFG. There is some ISI certification issue to.
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