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Old 30th June 2005, 16:05   #1
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Default Tyre Upgrade for the Endeavour and Hyundai Tucson.

hi guys,

i am planning on buying a Ford Endeavour very soon, and want to know which is the biggest tyre size i can upgrade to for it? and which models?

also would u recommend i do an upgrade or let the stock tyres be? how good are the MRF Stock tyres?

The current sizing is: 265/70 R15(Tubeless) MRF.

I am also considering the Hyundai Tucson as my next buy, and wanted to know what wider tyre size i can put in it , without losing the ground clearence.

The Stock tyres are 215/65/ R16.
they look very thin, compared to its stance.

what is the upgrade size i can put if i want something nice and broad? which make?

thanx a lot guys!

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Old 30th June 2005, 16:15   #2
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Don't you think 265 is big enuf already?

I think you should keep the stock tyres for now. If they were tubed you could have gone for tubeless, but since they're already tubeless, why bother.

MRFs are pretty good on bad roads.

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Just happened to read this one on AutoCar India today - came to my mind since you say you plan to buy an Endeavour...it may just be a one-of-a-kind issue, but its something you might want to know.

http://www.autocarindia.com/new/AAADetails.asp?id=2059
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@Shan2Nu... thanx a lot for the reply, i know MRF is good, but was wondering Bridgestone and Pirelli are better...? so was wondering should i change it or not.

@Steeroid, thanx a lot for the info! really shocking!
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@Shan2Nu... thanx a lot for the reply, i know MRF is good, but was wondering Bridgestone and Pirelli are better...? so was wondering should i change it or not.
You'll have to ask someone who has them on their 4x4. Whatever make you go in for, make sure it's 265/70 R15, it's just the perfect size.

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thanx for the info, Shan2nu, will keep that in mind.
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The stock tyres are really good......i was always against indian tyres on all my cars but i stuck to it for my endeavour and MRF has performed very well.......dont even think about goin over 265 as the car already suffers from turbo lag and broader tyres will just increase the draggyness. As for the profile i wouldnt recommend to go lower as the rear suspension isnt the cars strongest point...if u changed to 16inch then maybe u can go one notch less in the profile.
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anyone with some advise for the TUCSON please???

the OEM Tyres are 215/65/ R16. what size tyres can i put to make them more wider.?

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225/65 R16 - don't come below 65, it's already low as per SUV standards.

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hankook has 295 tires.now dunno about the OD .
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In the US market, Tucson comes with a 2.7L V6 and 235/60R16 tires. You might need new rims if you want these.
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@ SHAN2NU: can i put the 225/65/16 on the same rims?

@MPOWER: the 235/60/R16 tyres, cant i put them to the same rims ? i was seeing thru the Australian Hyundai Website, and there on the elite model of the Tucson, they have given the 235/60/16, but on the same alloys as far as its mentioned there.(they havent mentioned any alloy change but only tyre changes for the elite model).
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@ SHAN2NU: can i put the 225/65/16 on the same rims?
225mm tyres can be fitted on any wheel that is between 6 and 8 inches wide. But, 6" is the ideal size.

The ideal width of the wheel on a tyre in the 50 series and above should be 70% of the tyre width. In your case it's 6.20 inches so, you can take 6 or go up by 0.5" to 6.5".

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Shan2nu... i have found out that the Hyundai Tucson is coming with 16" * 6.5" rim. so u mean i can put the 235/60/16 on these?
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Shan2nu... i have found out that the Hyundai Tucson is coming with 16" * 6.5" rim. so u mean i can put the 235/60/16 on these?
No probe as far as the tyre to wheel size is concerned. Ride quality however would depend on the compund of the tyre.

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