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Old 19th September 2007, 12:49   #91
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my bro has a set of hanooks on his safari and IMPO the grip sucks i have use bridgestines and michellens on several cars in the us and have found the tire wear to be the least and the grip to be the highest
Not all Hankooks are bad and not all Bridgestones and Michelins are good. Every brand has different products with varying compounds.

It would be wrong to buy a tyre just by Brand.
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My truck would be 6-months old soon, and it will go for the first service this week. It has done only about 2.5K Kms, should I get the oil changed or not?
Truck came back clean and happy after the service:
1. Engine oil has been changed.
2. Dashboard was making a minor noise, which is fixed.
3. Steering column grease had dried (don't know how it happened). It has been re-lubricated and the steering feels much better.
4. Awesome quality of car-wash and car was ready on the promised time.

Got a follow up call from the workshop asking for feedback. At the end they requested that I rate their workshop well when I recieve a service feedback call from Tata. Hehehehe
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Old 22nd October 2007, 13:57   #93
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Hey guys,

i am planning to buy Safari 2.2 DICOR. and i want get upsize big fat tyres for my new safari. i spoke to local dealer here in pune and he said max you upsize 265 instead of OE 235. where as i have even bigger tyre on Safari.

the dealer said big tyres would hamper inner fender. guys please help me with appropriate information on tyre upsizing for Safari.

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Old 22nd October 2007, 15:49   #94
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yes, its better u try out 255/65, that would be appropriate. Also it depends on the type of alloys, if you are planning for them to. In some cases there won't be any modding to be done, but in my case i had to cut some part of the mud flaps and also the inside portion of front bumper...
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You can find the list of correct upsizes for the Safari here:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-alloy-wheel-section/26252-read-first-choosing-right-set-tyres-your-car.html
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changed my beasts tyres.
From EX's Stock Bridgestone (new) 235/ 70/ R 16 to Kuhmo 255/ 65/ R 16.
Traded the old rims too in lieu of brand new alloys the one that come in the VX model.
for the whole thing paid 21K
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changed my beasts tyres.
From EX's Stock Bridgestone (new) 235/ 70/ R 16 to Kuhmo 255/ 65/ R 16.
Traded the old rims too in lieu of brand new alloys the one that come in the VX model.
for the whole thing paid 21K
Is there any differnce in driving after the change (handling, breaking). Does it makes any differnce in Power steering. (Someone said to me, broader tyres makes PS a little hard)
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Is there any differnce in driving after the change (handling, breaking). Does it makes any differnce in Power steering. (Someone said to me, broader tyres makes PS a little hard)
No I haven't felt the slightest bit of difference as I have not put broader alloys.
I have put alloys that are provided as OEM equipment on the VX. The car has become a little lighter though. and I think they(the alloys) are as wide as the stock rims (6.5")
So and increase of 20mm (2cm) should hardly make a difference.
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(Someone said to me, broader tyres makes PS a little hard)
Hasnt made any diff on my 3.0 which sports broader tyres AND alloys.
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Need Help in Finalizing new Shoes for my Beast

Guys,

Got quote from two different dealers in B'lore

Place A:

Exchange price for Apollo Hawkz: Rs. 3,600 each

Recommenced Tubeless Michelin LATITUDE TOUR HP OE Size 235/70 R16 3900 per tire

Place B:

Exchange price for Apollo Hawkz: ????
Tubeless Michelin LATITUDE TOUR HP - 3400 (Stock Size)
Tubeless Michelin LATITUDE TOUR HP - 4850 ( for 255)

Also, as I was looking for switching to Alloy wheels, the Place B seems to have a OE Aura Stock Alloys of Safari Dicor which has run about 7 to 8 thousand KMS) is it wroth picking? if yes, is it worth paying 12,500?

Please help, I need to change this week itself at any cost
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Need Help in Finalizing new Shoes for my Beast

Guys,

Got quote from two different dealers in B'lore

Place A:

Exchange price for Apollo Hawkz: Rs. 3,600 each

Recommenced Tubeless Michelin LATITUDE TOUR HP OE Size 235/70 R16 3900 per tire

Place B:

Exchange price for Apollo Hawkz: ????
Tubeless Michelin LATITUDE TOUR HP - 3400 (Stock Size)
Tubeless Michelin LATITUDE TOUR HP - 4850 ( for 255)

Also, as I was looking for switching to Alloy wheels, the Place B seems to have a OE Aura Stock Alloys of Safari Dicor which has run about 7 to 8 thousand KMS) is it wroth picking? if yes, is it worth paying 12,500?

Please help, I need to change this week itself at any cost
i donno about the tyre price, but with another 7,500 you can get brand new alloys and also you will have choice on the design.
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Need Help in Finalizing new Shoes for my Beast

Guys,

Got quote from two different dealers in B'lore

Place A:

Exchange price for Apollo Hawkz: Rs. 3,600 each

Recommenced Tubeless Michelin LATITUDE TOUR HP OE Size 235/70 R16 3900 per tire

Place B:

Exchange price for Apollo Hawkz: ????
Tubeless Michelin LATITUDE TOUR HP - 3400 (Stock Size)
Tubeless Michelin LATITUDE TOUR HP - 4850 ( for 255)

Also, as I was looking for switching to Alloy wheels, the Place B seems to have a OE Aura Stock Alloys of Safari Dicor which has run about 7 to 8 thousand KMS) is it wroth picking? if yes, is it worth paying 12,500?

Please help, I need to change this week itself at any cost

I think option B is good as far as he buys the stock on a similar price. Basically u have to see whats the exchange price diff.

And I would say go for a brand new alloys. It will cost 6-8 K more.
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Check out for 255/65 R16...great option...
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Thanks babureddy, abbey4u and itzzme,

I need couple of help pointer again, I was reading some other thread in BHP and got confused.

What Brand of Alloys you guys suggest and what size? why I am asking this is if I upsize my tires to 255 instead of 235, do I need to change the size of Alloys as well, if yes from 6J to ??? (what) or the 255 will fit on 6J itself. please help
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Thanks babureddy, abbey4u and itzzme,

I need couple of help pointer again, I was reading some other thread in BHP and got confused.

What Brand of Alloys you guys suggest and what size? why I am asking this is if I upsize my tires to 255 instead of 235, do I need to change the size of Alloys as well, if yes from 6J to ??? (what) or the 255 will fit on 6J itself. please help
For 255 the stock alloys will be Okay. Its a 6.5J for safari dicor onwards.
However the best size would be 7J i think but that might need some cutting and trimming of rubber parts.

For size greater than 255 u definately needs wider rims.
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