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Old 5th September 2016, 11:49   #811
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As far as I know, the major difference between 235/75 and 255/65 is that the tyre width will be more and the percentage of sidewall wil be less ie., Surface contact width of tyre will be more and the height of the tyre wen seen from side will be little less in the case of 255/65? Please correct me if I am wrong.
Not really. This is the aspect ratio. Which means, it is a ratio of the width of the tyre and the height. So, 235/70/16 and 255/65/16 have the same outer diameter. However, 245/70/16 will be taller and if you have a tyre thats, say, 265/55/16, it might be the same dia as the 255/65/16 and the 235/70/16. Sometimes, you can use a tire that has a very small sidewall height with a larger rim dia and still achieve the same height (low profile tyres). I have also seen Safaris with 15" alloys which use tyres with a higher sidewall height. So, all of this is really a combination of what you want to use with the right combination of rims.
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My CEAT CZAR was due for change and opted for Maxxis 255/65/16 along with alloys an upgrade which was long pending. CZAR was 245/70/16 and has served me well for the past 50K, anyday better than the OE Bridgestones.

Maxxis costed me 7200/ per tyre and the initial impression is positive. I haven't done any long drives after the change hence cant comment on the road noise.

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My CEAT CZAR was due for change and opted for Maxxis 255/65/16
Any issues (like fouling etc.) with the wider tyres on, given that are 255 as opposed to OE 235.
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Any issues (like fouling etc.) with the wider tyres on, given that are 255 as opposed to OE 235.
Oh yes, not primarily because of the wider tyres but due to wider alloys. The OE size was 6.5J and the current ones are 8J. We had to trim the mud guard quite a bit to accommodate these along with some trimming on the front bumper which is visible in the pics.
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Excellent. I have locked down on Michelin LTX AT2 235/70/R16
Guys - need quick feedback. I had almost zeroed in on Michelin LTX but am getting a sweet deal on Pirelli Scorpion ATR. Anyone tried it yet? Some pointers on on/off road performance, road noise, etc would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance...
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Finally took the plunge and got Michelin LTX AT2 today.

Initial impression very good so far - am going on a 1000+ km drive next week, will provide a more comprehensive report once back...
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Good evening everyone.
First of all gratitude to every member on this thread for sharing their quest and experience with tires for safari / storme.
My quest started last December 2016. Immediately found this thread and was glued to it!
It was really delightful to read all owners opinions, reviews and much appreciated knowledge about variety of tires and their respective behaviour on our Indian roads. With time the only thing apart from going through everything shared in threads, I just struggled with images and contacts. It would be simply amazing if respective owners can share pics of their new tires on their esteemed machines. It would be like complete search destination for owners looking forward to new tires.
I am looking forward to this specific model for my Storme.

Apologies, if you're unable to see the above image.
My device's browser might be the culprit!
Images attached as well.

Kindly share your thoughts and experience on these models.
(Availability confirmed @ tyres shoppe, Noida)
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Few months back had been to Pirelli store, from the discussion with the store manager I could make out that the tyre life won’t be much. The SM was confident that this tyre will out-perform both Dueler and LTX .

However, thanks to the experience I had with my bike tyre(Pirelli Demon), am not very confident with this brand.
However, will keep a close watch on your experience, if you decide to buy Pirelli's . as next year my truck's tyre's are due for replacement.

BTW, Have you explored Apollo Hawkz and MRF Wanderer?

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Guys - need quick feedback. I had almost zeroed in on Michelin LTX but am getting a sweet deal on Pirelli Scorpion ATR. Anyone tried it yet? Some pointers on on/off road performance, road noise, etc would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance...
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Finally took the plunge and got Michelin LTX AT2 today. Initial impression very good so far - am going on a 1000+ km drive next week, will provide a more comprehensive report once back...
As promised, here is a quick review based on my drive to Uttara Kannada earlier this month. Terrain covered was mostly tarmac, with a mix of excellent, fair, and broken roads adding up to 1,250 km. At the outset, ride comfort has improved significantly and road noise at high speeds has gone down by far. The Safari has always handled broken roads with aplomb and now, shod with LTX, it seems to have broken roads for breakfast. Net-net, I am quite pleased with these tyres - worth the price I'd say

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BTW, Have you explored Apollo Hawkz and MRF Wanderer?
Nope, I did not. Have not heard good reviews on either.
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Great, LTX certainly has some great reviews.

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I am quite pleased with these tyres - worth the price I'd say
My truck has Hawkz, the truck came with these tyres. initially even i was bit skeptical but decided to stick on with them. so far no complaints.

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Nope, I did not. Have not heard good reviews on either.
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... Net-net, I am quite pleased with these tyres - worth the price I'd say
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Got these on my 2.2 from day one; and the second set also are the same. They will serve you well.

In the life time of the first set, never faced a puncture - just an air leak due to a faulty valve.
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