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Old 5th May 2008, 05:18   #1
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Hey Guys,
I plan to buy a safari 2.2 lx very shortly. I would like to know if I can put a 16x7 alloy wheel on the stock tyre? Stock tyre spec is 235/70 R 16, 105 S

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Old 5th May 2008, 11:07   #2
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If I'm not mistaken the stock alloys that come on VX/EX 4X4 are 16X7. So, it should be very much possible to mount the stock tyre on that size.

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If I'm not mistaken the stock alloys that come on VX/EX 4X4 are 16X7. So, it should be very much possible to mount the stock tyre on that size.

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the alloys are 16x6.5 and tyres are 235/50R16
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^^Bhai,its 235/70/R16.
It says tubetype for the LX version in the brochure. But, i got tubeless ones. (Thank you,TATA)
These are decent tyres. Not bad,not amazing either.
Hence, I've decided not to upgrade them in my 2.2 LX.
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^^Bhai,its 235/70/R16.
It says tubetype for the LX version in the brochure. But, i got tubeless ones. (Thank you,TATA)
These are decent tyres. Not bad,not amazing either.
Hence, I've decided not to upgrade them in my 2.2 LX.
? You too?

They are decent but 255 should help a lot.
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^^Bhai,its 235/70/R16.
It says tubetype for the LX version in the brochure. But, i got tubeless ones. (Thank you,TATA)
These are decent tyres. Not bad,not amazing either.
Hence, I've decided not to upgrade them in my 2.2 LX.
sorry for typo,indeed it is 235/70R16

and its a welcome change that Tata is giving tubeless in LX now.

i have Bridgestone dueller in my 3.0L and its above average tyre.

done 26k till now and tread left says its gud till 35k

Right upsize should be 255/70R16
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Thank you guys for the response.

@su-47 : As per the website, ex/vx both have 16x6.5 rims/alloys.
Do we get 16x6.5 alloys in the market? Most of the alloys I have checked were 7ners

If I put a 235 width tyre on a 16x7 will it effect the performance in anyway?
and in case I upgrade to 255/70R16 will have to cut the body? And will the spare wheel cover still fit?
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Correct upsize for Safari is 255/65 R16.
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Hi. has anyone tried BF Goodrich LT 255/70 R16 on Safari 2.2? Kindly give feedback if you have.
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Hi. has anyone tried BF Goodrich LT 255/70 R16 on Safari 2.2? Kindly give feedback if you have.
255/70 R16 will not be the right choice for 2.2 anyways.
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255/70 R16 will not be the right choice for 2.2 anyways.
What do you recomend? 245/65/R16?
How is Yokohama ATS 255/65/R 16?
A quick reply will help as I will be buying the safari soon.
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255/65 R16 is the correct upsize. The Yoko's are good tyres.
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Thanx.
Another question please.
Have finally decided to go in for Aura F11665 (16" x 6.5") rims. with Geolander ATS 255/65 R16. Yokohama recommends rim width for these tyres 7.0" to 9.0".
Would this create any kind of problem on these rims?
Is 245/70 R16 of the same make a better idea instead? The overall diameter of the tyres increase form 29.2"(741mm of stock 235/70 R16) to 29.7"(754mm).
Though I have read people having fitted these tyres on Safari but is it recommended is is outrightedly a no-no.
Kindly feed back.
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(16" x 6.5") rims. with Geolander ATS 255/65 R16.
Thats atrocious!
Please use 7J rims.
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Thats atrocious!
Please use 7J rims.
Thanx nitrous.
I called the Yokohama guys and they told me that although the company recomends a 7.0 to 9.0J rims for 255/65 R16 tyres, there are people using these on 6.5J with no problems whatsoever. Though there are chances of the tyre bead wearing out faster! What do I do. Tell me if 245/70 R16 will fit on Safari without fouling. In that case I will go in for Michelin LTX A/T2 245/70 R 16 instead. These rated very good tyre. Whats your opinion. I am not intrested in going in for a very wide tyre but as I do intend to switch over from the stock I might as well go in for 245. Otherwise I am also quite fine with 235.
please a quick reply.
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