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Old 21st May 2009, 19:46   #1
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Question Tyre for Trax Gurkha

Hi Guys

I am looking for tyres for my Gurkha

Currently I am running 31x10.5xR15 Yokohama AT+

These tyres are too soft and get punctures easily. The tyre material also looks zagged to me. Might be duplicate. They are not living up to expectation of being a YOKOHAMA or the aura created around it.

I am looking for 235x85x16 MT or AT any brand which would be available. I can also shift to 17" if required. What I need is good on-road capability with good off-road grip. If any MT would do would even go for that.

I have been told 31x10.5xR15 and 33x12.5xR15 Yokohama MT are avaialble in Delhi. But somehow not very much convinced. 31x10.5xR15 reduces my GC a bit.

Would give try to even Kumho/Maxxis/Toyo/BG/GY/bridgeston etc. or any brand if I can get right size and good tires.

Suggestions and CONTACT of places where I can look for these tires in NCR region.

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Old 22nd May 2009, 12:01   #2
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Rhandle, I'm very happy with the Michelin LTXs running on my Jeep (fair amount of offroading as well). Also heard good things about Coopers from Allan (though they are more expensive). You might want to drop by this thread (The Offroad Rims & Tyres Thread).
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What size you are running GTO?
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Old 22nd May 2009, 12:33   #4
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rhandle, the earlier yokohoma AT had this problem of frequent punctures. Even the Raid guy who was there at one of the OTR commented on that. Later he switched to the new version and there is no problem.
Other than Yokohama, you can look at BF Goodrich All Terrain TA KO. Online I have read only good things about this tire.
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Hi Guys

I am looking for tyres for my Gurkha

Currently I am running 31x10.5xR15 Yokohama AT+
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Suggestions and CONTACT of places where I can look for these tires in NCR region.

Thanks
AT+, is it official stuff or grey stuff.

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If you can find 16x6" alloy rims with the correct offset, then you should go for 235/85R16 tubeless tyres. Good M/T tyres available here are BFG MT KM2 (expensive) and Maxxis Bighorn (cheaper). You cold also try importing 750R16 Michelin 4x4 O/R from UK if you want a tough trail tyre.
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AT+, is it official stuff or grey stuff.
it's original Yoko AT+ what I have been told, after showing it to a different authorized YOKO dealer.

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If you can find 16x6" alloy rims with the correct offset, then you should go for 235/85R16 tubeless tyres. Good M/T tyres available here are BFG MT KM2 (expensive) and Maxxis Bighorn (cheaper). You cold also try importing 750R16 Michelin 4x4 O/R from UK if you want a tough trail tyre.
Where can I get 235x85x16, do you know anyone?
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You can check with a maxxis dealer in Delhi called Derik Impex or something. I dont have their contacts right now.
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I am searching the web but got nothing. Do you have any one in Jaipur?
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Why in India do we have SUV and Off-road vehicle when we cannot even source one good tire legally of right size :(
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Umm, In most shops I saw lots of Off-road tires for 235/70R16 size with bill and warranty. I think for the common SUVs you can easily source and good tire legally
The number of off road tire brands available are
MRF Wanderer, Apollo Hawks A/T, Bridgestone Dueller A/T, Michelin LTX, Yokohama AT2/AT+, JK Brute 4x4, BF Goodrich, Goodyear Wrangler.... The list goes on and on!
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I'm running a 225 (on 15 inch wheels), though for a vehicle the size of a Gurkha (and the additional power), 235 (or even 265!!) would make it a monster.
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Yes the vehicle has gone up by 1".

I am though not entirely happy. Guess 265 would have been a better bet. Just driven 100kms. Most probably after 200-300 kms when the tire sets in I would be able to judge the differences more accurately and share with you guys.

BTW difference between 31x10.5x15 and 275x70x16 can be seen on my Gurkha thread.
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Dam YOKOHAMA... sidewalls are made of paper. Think twice before you go for one. I had had this experience on two set of Yoko not one!
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In your Bihar trip two of your tires went bad, which you replaced. Did the new ones also go Kaput?
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