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Old 4th July 2010, 22:02   #1
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Default MRF Wanderer All-Terrain (not Sport)

MRF's Wanderer range : said to be good, and not the run of the mill MRF's we know of. Available in both tube-type & tube-less type, and without a price difference in the versions.

Starting this thread to hear about experiences of users of these tyres.

And one question here : has anybody noticed the squarish section of these tyres ? Unlike any other tyre I have seen - including truck / HGV tyres, footprint is the widest I have come across, when seen in comparison to the overall tyre width. Considering this, what the pro's & cons of such a wide footprint ?

One way : you are getting a wider tyre (about 1 size wider that another brand would offer) for the price of a lower size. So should a person who is buying Wanderers buy one size lower than what he wants ?

If you are wondreing why I asked about the con's of such a tyre construction - well, every make of typre has the tyre tapering from it's widest part to the actual footprint width. With wanderers. this taper is much lesser. Also, it looks like the footprint width is wider than the mounting width (as seen on the rim side).

To confirm this observation of the width, I compared this Wanderer with Michelin's & Conti's of the same size (235's). The actual footprint width of the other two was less than the wanderers by almost 20mm !

To give you an idea, here's the comparison :

MRF Wanderer All-Terrain (not Sport)-wanderer-section.jpg

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Good observation there. I have booked Scorpio SLE. I have asked for BS Duelers or MRF Wanderers. Let me know which is good.

Are JK Elanzo or Hawkz good?
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The BS Duelers are any-day a better choice over the Elanzo's,no idea about the Hawkz though.
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I will follow this thread closely. Illustration given above by @condor is interesting.

I got MRF wandrers as stock tyres for my scorpio delivered in Feb'2011
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Hi,

Got an update from Sales. I would be getting Apollo Hawkz AT tires for Scorpio SLE.
Not sure why would they put AT tires for SLE. Mine is not 4x4 version.
I think keeping them stock and use them till they are bald. And then go for better tires.

Please advise.
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I've Wanderers on my Scoprio and I really have no complaints till now (just the initial impression of 6000kms). They seems to be pretty durable tires and I'm not finding the road noise to be that bad. The grip also seems to be good. I'll put another update once I'm done with around 20k on these tires.
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Anyone has further updates on the Wanderer? Want to change my tire on the Thar from HT to AT. The off-roading tires thread leans towards Yokohama Geolander, only issue being the side wall thickness. Looks like Wanderer would be a good replacement? Can any Wanderer owners comment on the off-roading capability and highway behavior of Wanderer? I am happy with the current highway performance of OE Bridgestore HT tires, but have been warned of issues if using the HT tires for off-roading.

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The Wanderer is pretty decent on -road. However, off road the Geolandars would be better.
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Condor - slightly OT - is there a Wanderer tyre to fit a Yeti at all?
Stock size 215/60/16

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Shankar, no ..

MRF Tyres
  • 215/75R15 WANDERER TT TL
  • 235/75R15 WANDERER TT
  • 235/70R16 WANDERER TL
  • 255/65R16 WANDERER TL
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Can somebody give long term usage feedback on MRF wanderer? I wasn't considering it until somebody gave me a pretty good feedback on that.

My current usage is 50% GQ quality roads, and 30% so-so roads, and 20% bad roads. And I do value ride quality and good road grip.
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Can somebody give long term usage feedback on MRF wanderer? I wasn't considering it until somebody gave me a pretty good feedback on that.

My current usage is 50% GQ quality roads, and 30% so-so roads, and 20% bad roads. And I do value ride quality and good road grip.
I would suggest you take a look at BF Goodrich Long Trail TA/KO
After Michelin discontinued the BFG All Terrain TA/KO, they came out with this tire designed for trails(as opposed to conventional A/T tires). Very good feedback online for trail driving.
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Seriously thinking of getting this since we hear news of Yoko soft side wall issue from people in motor industry.

Condor, do you know how much these costs?
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Can somebody give long term usage feedback on MRF wanderer? I wasn't considering it until somebody gave me a pretty good feedback on that.

My current usage is 50% GQ quality roads, and 30% so-so roads, and 20% bad roads. And I do value ride quality and good road grip.
It is quite good according to many people I've spoken to, but grip isnt as good as the Yokos is what I believe. No personal experience in this, only 3rd party opinions.

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I would suggest you take a look at BF Goodrich Long Trail TA/KO
After Michelin discontinued the BFG All Terrain TA/KO, they came out with this tire designed for trails(as opposed to conventional A/T tires). Very good feedback online for trail driving.
Not available in India unfortunately. Since the ISI rule came about, Michelin decided to forgte about the BFG brand in India. Grey market imports are also nonexistent.
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The percieved soft side-wall of the Yoko's can push one away from them.

Nikhil, do you have anything else that we/I can consider ? My Sumo tyres crossed the 7 year mark (from manufacture date).
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