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Old 21st March 2012, 09:17   #601
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I have heard that the better riding tyres ( like Yokos) are not a good bet in stock size. Apparently this is because of the softer sidewalls which causes them to burst in high load conditions. I have heard this for more than one of my friends running Yokos in stock size.

So i believe one should go for the next upsize when selecting such tyres; the extra volume of air should take care of stressful situations under load.
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Old 21st March 2012, 11:00   #602
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Thanks to all for the advice!


I agree that Storme is a refined product by TATA but following are the reasons (my own views) for not waiting it's launch:
  • Have been waiting for more than 8-10 months but still there is NO confirmation on Storme launch date
  • Can't wait for few more months
  • TATAs have a history of providing manufacturing defects / niggles in the first year of launch
  • Current Safari has got better looks than the Storme
  • Price difference will be more than 2 lakhs
I have waited so much and now I dont have patience also because of excise duty hike.

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Its expected around mid-year and the excise duty is already applicable for vehicles coming out from 16th March onwards, unless someone has an older stock of the variant and colour you need.
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It is time for Replacing the tyres on my Safari 4x4 and I would like some advice on the same.
My current Bridgestone H/T duellers lasted 63k kms and I had one tyre blast with this tyre recently at 80kmph due to a sidewall failure due to a stone on the highway. Below is pic of tyre after blast
Tata Safari : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread-img_1376.jpg

Apart from this incident, they did a good job for me.


My usage pattern is 80% highway and 20% rocky and non existent roads in muddy and rocky areas. When on Highway, I usually drive for long periods like 12 hours continuous without stops but not at too much high speeds ( I usually cruise around 80-100kmph mark).

Based on this usage pattern, I am looking for a tyre which has
1. Strong side wall
2. Hard compound as I want the tyres to last another 50-60k kms atleast.

So my question is
1. Do I need to buy A/T tyres?
So far the H/Ts did a good job for me, but I am planning to do Leh and Sikkim sometime in the near future.

2. Based on my usage pattern which would be the best choice for me to go for?

I am completely new to the tyre selection process. So T-bhpians help on this would be greatly helpful

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Old 23rd March 2012, 07:32   #604
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Go for a Michelin A/T, I am a highly satisfied user of the tire.

Earlier I used Bridgestone and it started giving troubles only after 60k kms.
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Go for a Michelin A/T, I am a highly satisfied user of the tire.

Earlier I used Bridgestone and it started giving troubles only after 60k kms.
Do Michelin A/Ts last long? And does it have a really strong side wall?
What is the approximate cost I can expect for Michelin A/T tyres?

And since you are using it, can you also comment on how long the tyres will last?
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Old 23rd March 2012, 14:55   #606
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I think it would last as much as the bridgestones that I had earlier. Its already 40k and I think still 1/3rd tread left.

I have driven it over a variety of terrains and never was disappointed. Good comfort, never had any issues, only one puncture where it was flat. I had some issues with the valve pin/neck though, but that might not be anything to do with the tire as such.
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Old 15th April 2012, 21:44   #607
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My BfGoodrich a/t tires are loosing air to the tune of 5 psi a week. I got the tires inspected and all the valves are nice n fine. No punctures no nothin..
Any ideas ?

They are a year old


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I have finally shortlisted the following. Which one should I choose?

BFGoodrich Long Trail T/A tour
Bridgestone Dueler D689
Goodyear Wrangler HP AW

Please do not suggest any other tyres. My only contenders are the above three.

As I have mentioned before, I do not drive in extreme rocky and rough conditions often where tyres are tested to the limits. My main criteria are Longevity and Strong sidewall ( I often drive for 12 to 14 hours stretches continuously without a stop). I also do drives on the beaches and mud and slush but not too often.

My second question is pertaining to Bridgestone.

I currently have a 2 year old unused Bridgestone Dueler HT. In case I opt for Bridgestone D689, can I buy only 3 tyres and use the Bridgestone Dueler HT as the 4th tyre? Does it create problems in suspension set up and other mechanicals of the car with this set up? The tyre shop person mentioned that it would not create any such problems with the set up but I want to confirm the same with the fellow T-BHpian Gurus.

Thanks a lot for your help.
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The BF Goodrich makes good sense. Its not a hard core A/T tire, but a trail driving tire.
As for bridgestone, I did not have a good experience. Lost multiple tires due to stones, highway burst etc.,
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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.
You got the 'DEAL'.

The same tyres at Reliance Autozone at EDM mall (Ghaziabad) is costing Rs 8300. It really looks awesome!

BTW, whats your feedback on their usage on highways, bad roads or no roads?

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BTW, whats your feedback on their usage on highways, bad roads or no roads?

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PM fellow member lukeskywalker, IIRC he was using the same Michelins.

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My BfGoodrich a/t tires are loosing air to the tune of 5 psi a week. I got the tires inspected and all the valves are nice n fine. No punctures no nothin..
Any ideas ?

They are a year old


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Its a pin puncture, get them overinflated to about 45psi and then check under water for bubbles.
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You got the 'DEAL'.

The same tyres at Reliance Autozone at EDM mall (Ghaziabad) is costing Rs 8300. It really looks awesome!

BTW, whats your feedback on their usage on highways, bad roads or no roads?

Cheers!
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Yes, even now when the i visit the reliance auto zone, he still comments on that deal. Feedback for 4k kms i have done Its very quite and road grip is much better than my OE Bridgestone. I am happy with it.
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PM fellow member lukeskywalker, IIRC he was using the same Michelins.
Riju, I am currently using Michelin LTX AT2 which are currently not available, the Latitude Cross is not a hard core All terrain tyre, it looks more like a comfort/highway tyre.

My current set have crossed 61k kms and still have at least another 10k kms of life left.
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Can someone from Hyderabad tell me a good tyre shop for the Safari Tyres who are willing to buy an unused 2 year old Bridgestone Dueler? None of the dealers I talked to deal in the seconds market.
I am planning to get 5 BF Goodrich Long Trail tyres. Hence, I want to sell off the tyre.
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