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Old 10th May 2012, 22:36   #631
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Well sir to trust a thing you have to test it so i wont pass judgement on these tyres till i test them, also i said i spent half the amount i was planning to. I dint mean that the tyres cost half of what a yoko geo At would.
Good point, I am sorry if I sounded condescending, it was not my intention, what tyres did the car have as OE?
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Good point, I am sorry if I sounded condescending, it was not my intention, what tyres did the car have as OE?
The car had apollo hawkz when i saw it in the yard but i built a rapport with the sales guy and requested him to get me Bridgestone duellers which he eventually did by swapping this set with another EX standing in the yard with Bridgestones.
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One can now buy the tyres online, Not relevant to this thread but as I own a Safari so sharing here, Pardon if already shared:

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Back after a really long long long....time, looking for some help. Hope you guys would forgive my absence.

Today two of my cars tyres burst-ed near the delhi airport. Its a 2009 Gx which has done almost 55K on the stock Bridgestone Duellers. I was planning on buying Bridgestone once again but after going through this thread I think it would be sensible to shift to a 255 with stronger sidewalls.

I would be happy to go with any H/T with stronger side walls, as I wont be doing anything crazy for the next 2-3 years (newest member of the family is yet to complete 2 months). Most of the discussion here seems to be focused on A/T, so I am unable to make up my mind even after spending quite some time on the forum. What's the best option when it comes to H/T: Yoko, Micheline, MRF, BGF, JK, Apollo, Bridgestone, or any other?

I do not have much time to spend on negotiations, as I can not drive until I get the tires replaced. Have to get it done within a day. And the dealer would have to bring the tyres to Dwarka and do the fitting.

I do not expect anything for the 3 tyres which are still intact, but how much can I expect for the stock alloys if I wish to go for new alloys. If I am not mistaken 6.5J and 7J can both handle 255, right?

I would be really grateful if someone can please suggest a good dealer (for tyres & alloys) who would be willing to walk the extra mile without ripping me off. And some suggestions to get me out of this conundrum with regard to the tyres.
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Hi Guys,

I am looking to change tyres of my steed. Did some calling today and got below rates. Currently I am running Hankook 245/70/R16 but now they are up for change.

Below are today's rates. Please advise which will be a better buy. My usage is 70 percent highway and 30 percent slush, rocky roads.

Yoko Geolander 235/70/R16- 6900
Yoko Geolander 245/70/R16- 8100

Michelin LTX-AT 235/70/R16 - 7125
Michelin Latitude cross: 7900

I checked Bridgestone Duelers and they were 7800. I don't think they make any sense if Geolander cost less than that.

Please advice

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Yoko Geolander 245/70/R16- 8100

Michelin LTX-AT 235/70/R16 - 7125
Michelin Latitude cross: 7900
You sure about that Geolander size, I think the next upsize from 235/70/R16 is 255/65/R16. Both the Michelin and the Geolander's are good. I have been using the geolander on my scorp for the last 30k plus kms and have been pretty satisfied with them.

Fellow member lukeskywalker who is using the Michelin's have been happy with them. So it's safe to say you can pick one of them above two brands.
That said, please stay away from the BS Duelers, pathetic road noise and the braking was scary with these tires. I had used them for 5k clicks before I swapped over to the Geolanders.
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You sure about that Geolander size, I think the next upsize from 235/70/R16 is 255/65/R16. Both the Michelin and the Geolander's are good. I have been using the geolander on my scorp for the last 30k plus kms and have been pretty satisfied with them.

Fellow member lukeskywalker who is using the Michelin's have been happy with them. So it's safe to say you can pick one of them above two brands.
That said, please stay away from the BS Duelers, pathetic road noise and the braking was scary with these tires. I had used them for 5k clicks before I swapped over to the Geolanders.
Yup they have that size. IIRC, they launched it an year back or so. 255 ( experts say) is a overkill on stock alloy and hence 245 would be better?
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Yup they have that size. IIRC, they launched it an year back or so. 255 ( experts say) is a overkill on stock alloy and hence 245 would be better?
Expect some amount of speedo error and the correct up-sizes for the Dicor would be

245/70-16
255/65-16
265/60-16
275/60-16
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Thanks rjstyles69,

So what do you think. Is there much difference between 235 and 245? I am currently running 245 but don't recall how 235 were?

Is percieved advantage justify extra expenditure of 1000+INR

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Thanks rjstyles69,

So what do you think. Is there much difference between 235 and 245? I am currently running 245 but don't recall how 235 were?

Is percieved advantage justify extra expenditure of 1000+INR

-Ijeet
Yikeees !! Clicked thanks instead of quote.

On a lighter note, yes there is a difference of 10mm .However the size that you mentioned earlier isn't the right up-size for the dicor though. My previous post has the right upsizes.

Read this post, should give you an idea.
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Yikeees !! Clicked thanks instead of quote.

On a lighter note, yes there is a difference of 10mm .However the size that you mentioned earlier isn't the right up-size for the dicor though. My previous post has the right upsizes.

Read this post, should give you an idea.
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Rj, what do you really mean by not correct upsize? I am running 245/70/R16 now and they were okay until i messed them up because of my stupidity.

What i really wanted to know that how much difference does 10mm makes while it comes to braking , taking care of slush etc.

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Rj, what do you really mean by not correct upsize? I am running 245/70/R16 now and they were okay until i messed them up because of my stupidity.

What i really wanted to know that how much difference does 10mm makes while it comes to braking , taking care of slush etc.

-ijeet
Sorry man I misread the size. You are correct and that is the right up-size.
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Does it make sense in having different size tyres in front and back of a rear wheel drive Safari- something like on Nano. Like 235 in front - wider ones have issue with fender and full turns- and 245 or 255 on the rear?
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Rj, what do you really mean by not correct upsize? I am running 245/70/R16 now and they were okay until i messed them up because of my stupidity.

What i really wanted to know that how much difference does 10mm makes while it comes to braking , taking care of slush etc.

-ijeet
Hello Ijeet,

Did you get the tires changed, if yes to which brand and size (235 or the 245)?

thanks,
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Does it make sense in having different size tyres in front and back of a rear wheel drive Safari- something like on Nano. Like 235 in front - wider ones have issue with fender and full turns- and 245 or 255 on the rear?
It seems even MRF Wanderer's 235 would look wider. Do also check that.
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