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Old 21st October 2009, 10:25   #1
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Default Need help for Grand Vitara (old) tyres in Goa.

A very close friend of mine has just shifted from Delhi to Goa. His old GV (XL-7) needs tyre replacement now.
Problem is availability and choice in Goa.
Only person (according to him) is offering only Pirelli MTR tyre for 9400/-. Which MTR exactly I don't know. I have a feeling that rate is on the higher side but it's a feeling only.

Can anybody help me on this topic? Tyre size is 235/60/16. He needs 4 tyres.

Is this the only choice he has?

Can he get a better price/choice from Bombay including courier cost?

Is there a better price/choice from Delhi or Bangalore (including courier cost)? Now where is our tyrewallah?

He's not into any kind off-road activities and doesn't really need any exotic stuff.
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Old 21st October 2009, 11:39   #2
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I take it that he doesn't want to do a weekend drive down to Mumbai? I'm sure there'd be cheaper (and more) options available there.
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Suman, that's why i've said..
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Can he get a better price/choice from Bombay including courier cost?
But it's surely a good option as you suggested.
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See, shipping it from either Bombay or Bangalore wont be a problem and the price would be lesser than 9k. But it is a little bit of a hassle. He'll have to go to the transporter's office/godown and collect the tyre, then take it to a tyre shop and get it fitted, balanced, etc.

Also, in that size, you hardly get anything. Nothing from Yoko and Conti. Michelin have the excellent Latitude Tour HP but it's been out of stock for the past 4-5 months. Maxxis has one model in India, but I dont remember the name. Bridgestone might have something, but one thing for sure is that it will be a 2-3 year old tyre.

The Michelin sells at 8,800 usually. So, the Pirelli is a little expensive, but if he can bargain it down, then it will make more sense to buy it there itself.
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Yoko's should be available and lot cheaper, i have a feeling that this is the shop guy trying to push the piled up stock.

Why dont you PM the tire wallahs to take a look here

EDIT: and already here!

EDIT 2: Ask him to contact MUL dealer also, you never know they might have something up their sleeve.

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I understand Nikhil. It's an odd size. What should be the right price for that Pirelli?
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I really dont know. I feel it definitely SHOULD be lesser than the Michelin as Michelins are always the most expensive. Also, after read some posts on the forum where people have purchased the Pirellis and comparing the prices of thos Pirellis with the competition, I'm convinced the Pirellis in India sell for much lower than the Michelins.

If I had to take a stab at it, I would say it should be around 7.8k - 8k.
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Odd size tire might cost more, main thing to check would be the age of the tire. Dont go beyond a year if he is picking them up at that price.
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Which part of Goa is he in?
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235/60 16" is a common size. Safari has that
I suspect he is looking for 225/60 16" which is rare
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235/60 16" is a common size. Safari has that
I thought the Safari has 235x70x16? And 255x65x16 as the upsize.
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Oops, my bad! I got confused!
Yup in that case, its really a rare size.
Fitting 235/70 will raise wheel width by 23mm

However bridgestone makes a tire
235/60R16 100H Its D687 Dueller HT tire.

Contacting Bridgestone India may do the trick
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Which part of Goa is he in?
Taleigao, near Panjim.
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235/60 16" is a common size. Safari has that
I suspect he is looking for 225/60 16" which is rare
His GV's OE size is 235/60/16.
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Sir,
In that size, Yokohama Decibel V550 is available.
Note : Its not a SUV tire so expect more wear rate.

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A very close friend of mine has just shifted from Delhi to Goa. His old GV (XL-7) needs tyre replacement now.
Problem is availability and choice in Goa.
Only person (according to him) is offering only Pirelli MTR tyre for 9400/-. Which MTR exactly I don't know. I have a feeling that rate is on the higher side but it's a feeling only.

Can anybody help me on this topic? Tyre size is 235/60/16. He needs 4 tyres.

Is this the only choice he has?

Can he get a better price/choice from Bombay including courier cost?

Is there a better price/choice from Delhi or Bangalore (including courier cost)? Now where is our tyrewallah?

He's not into any kind off-road activities and doesn't really need any exotic stuff.

Prices for such things in goa are a bit on higher side than anywhere else.

There is only one official pirelli dealer in Goa and he is Bad at what he does. [everything is over priced].
What size is he actually looking for , I am confused.
I will ask my tyre guy [if he has the tyre size or if he can get it]and let you know than your friend can come and check personally.
I hope your friend does not have any problem traveling to Mapusa.

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