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Old 11th June 2009, 21:40   #1
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Anybody know a dealer in Chennai where I can buy Continental ContiCrossContact AT for my Safari?
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Not sure about that particular model but one member recently visited Tyrestore on Greams Road and he had stock of Continental tyres.
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Any Continental dealer will be able to get you the tyres.

As Bottle said, Tyrestore will definitely have them. If you need any contact numbers, let me know.
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Any Continental dealer will be able to get you the tyres.

As Bottle said, Tyrestore will definitely have them. If you need any contact numbers, let me know.
Nikhilb; what are the options with Conti? And how would you rate Conti with the competition?
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There are quite a few options in all the common sizes. Even a few in 17".

It is supposed to be really good. Good blend of grip and comfort(on the entire range. The best are the Contisportcontact and ContiPremium Contact2).

The CPC2 is very very good. Not too many complaints on Indian roads. SportContacts should be avoided for now. All VWs came with SC but are now being replaced FOC with CPC2 because they were very prone to damages.
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There are quite a few options in all the common sizes. Even a few in 17".

It is supposed to be really good. Good blend of grip and comfort(on the entire range. The best are the Contisportcontact and ContiPremium Contact2).

The CPC2 is very very good. Not too many complaints on Indian roads. SportContacts should be avoided for now. All VWs came with SC but are now being replaced FOC with CPC2 because they were very prone to damages.
Lets stick with whats best for the Safari and hence the 16s.

Lets the we have options such as Conti CPC2(?) vs Yoko Geos vs BB's ; of these price wise and performance taking that one does 95% on road/highways at good speed.
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AAah.... for Safari, it is the Conti CrossContact AT or AT XL. The pattern is different.

In your case, I would suggest the Yokos. They perform well and are very well priced. The Contis are much more expensive.
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I have seen Yokoma geolander and I am not impressed with the pattern. Whats your opinion about Michelin LTX A/T?

Also do you recommend to upgrade to 255/70/R15, currently I have 235/75/R15 in a 7J Alloy.

And Michelin LTX cost me Rs. 5500 for 235/75 and Rs. 7000 for 255/70? Is it worth the upgrade?

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Continental is also a very good tyre. Supposed to have decent grip and lasts quite long, so can be VFM if you dont like the Yoko.

Michelin LTX is also nice. I think currently, both LTX and LTX2 are being sold in different sizes. LTX has a very good reputation for being very long lasting. In some cases it has lasted for more than 65000 kms!! This is not through word of mouth but from a regular customer at my uncle's shop in Mysore.

Personally, I dont think it is worth the upgrade to 255. You wont really get much for that extra price. Your car will just slow down. You wont really need the extra 20mm of grip.
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Thanks for the fast response. And I selected Michelin LTX as I got a chance to compare Michelin LTX with Crosscontact A/T and Geolander side-by-side at the same place. For me, Continental looks fantastic and its grid pattern are high-class. Yokoma seems to be a tractor tyre for my eyes.

But LTX threads are not bad and it looks wider than Continental because of the flexible sidewalls. Currently I have Bridestone Dueler H/T and this tyres looks very wider on my 7J Rims. And my question is 'WILL Upgrading to Michelin LTX A/T spoil the wider look of my current tyres?' or this wider look because of the 7J Rims?

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Will I get this wider look with 235/75 Michelin tyres also on my 7J Rims? (And yes, my current Bridestone are 235/75 only) Or should I go for 255/70 Michelin? (And yes, I wont get this wider look with Continental or Yokoma as they dont have flexible sidewall and they are all almost flat with hard sidewalls)

what I am trying to say here is I dont actually need wider footprint, but wider/baloon type sidewall.

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Flexible sidewalls are not always the best. It means the sidewall is soft and hit a pothole at high speeds and say bye bye to y our expensive tyres!

Anyway, with any tyre, you will get that look. No worries. End result : Just go with what you like. You wont regret it either way.
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Thanks friends, Finally decided on 235/75. No upsize and will post the picture once done.
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