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Old 5th June 2013, 22:24   #151
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Hello All,

I came across an interesting tire option Falken Azenis PT722 which is available in stock size on http://www.changemytyre.com/Tyres/Ca...ID=7&CityID=25. I tried checking it on http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shop...s/Tires+Rating and all Azenis PT722's UTQG range between 400 to 600.

The price is INR 8400 per tire its a 95V tire.

Need opinion / experience on this Falken Azenis PT722.

Are they really good enough?

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Old 11th June 2013, 23:15   #152
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Hi Nisarg,

Welcome to TBHP and happy to help!
If you are getting Pirelli 205/65 R16 STR in India, go for it. These are good tyres and also within the acceptable size limit.
Some differences in handling which you will feel:
1) Steering will become a little lighter as cross section is slightly less
2) Ride comfort will improve as aspect is higher
3) Grip will remain similar, though in sharp cornering, the car may lose a little grip due to smaller contact patch
4) Handling in snow will be better as smaller section tyres are better in snow

All the best and do share the prices that you are able to get.

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Hello Behemoth,

I am again coming back to you for an opinion as I did not get a reply on a fresh quote on the forum.

I came across an interesting tire option Falken Azenis PT722 which is available in stock size on http://www.changemytyre.com/Tyres/Ca...ID=7&CityID=25. I tried checking it on http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shop...s/Tires+Rating and all Azenis PT722's UTQG range between 400 to 600.

The price is INR 8400 per tire its a 95V tire.

Need opinion / experience on this Falken Azenis PT722.

Are they really good enough?

Regards,
Nisarg
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Hello Behemoth,

I am again coming back to you for an opinion as I did not get a reply on a fresh quote on the forum.

I came across an interesting tire option Falken Azenis PT722 which is available in stock size on http://www.changemytyre.com/Tyres/Ca...ID=7&CityID=25. I tried checking it on http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shop...s/Tires+Rating and all Azenis PT722's UTQG range between 400 to 600.

The price is INR 8400 per tire its a 95V tire.

Need opinion / experience on this Falken Azenis PT722.

Are they really good enough?

Regards,
Nisarg
I saw an ad in Autocar or What car magazine where Falken offers some sort of warranty against road damage. Check if this is available on these particular tyres. Seems to me a good thing, given the horrid roads in India...
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Hello Behemoth,

I am again coming back to you for an opinion as I did not get a reply on a fresh quote on the forum.

I came across an interesting tire option Falken Azenis PT722 which is available in stock size on http://www.changemytyre.com/Tyres/Ca...ID=7&CityID=25. I tried checking it on http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shop...s/Tires+Rating and all Azenis PT722's UTQG range between 400 to 600.

The price is INR 8400 per tire its a 95V tire.

Need opinion / experience on this Falken Azenis PT722.

Are they really good enough?

Regards,
Nisarg
Frankly I have no experience so far about Falken tyres and will not be in a position to advise you either way! But at the end of the day if the tyre has a good number of satisfied users who are using this tyre for a similar car/ crossover and on bad roads, you can take the risk. However from my experience you will still be safer with the Mnc's which have been manufacturing tyres in India like Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli as these companies have adapted their tyres for Indian weather and road conditions.
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Just read up an interesting article on Car & Driver about the effects of upsizing tyres. THe article gives a good perspective on what effect an upsized tyre has, given that the tyre compound and other variables are constant. They ran a VW Golf on various sizes of tyres ranging for stock to about +4 upsize, keeping the overall wheel diameter the same. The tyres used were also identical, just the size and profiles varied. The results are quite interesting - Wider tyres suffered poorer fuel economy - Acceleration was poorer with wider tyres - Braking was marginally better - Lateral grip improved upto + 2 upsize, beyond that it diminished - Bigger rim and low profile tyre combo adds unsprung weight as metal is heavier than rubber. Read the article here http://www.caranddriver.com/features...d-tires-tested

I thought this is interesting.

It's copy pasted from team Bhp itself.
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Even Im thinking of changing the tires on my Yeti and read some pretty good reviews about the falken wildpeaks(http://www.changemytyre.com/Tyres/Ca...ID=29&CityID=1).. Planning to take the Yeti to the Himalayas in the near future thus feel a tire change will be prudent. how are they in comparison to geolenders ??
inputs will be highly appreciated
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I saw an ad in Autocar or What car magazine where Falken offers some sort of warranty against road damage. Check if this is available on these particular tyres. Seems to me a good thing, given the horrid roads in India...
Falken has an Indian presence now and they seem to offer warranty on all their tyres on sale here: http://falkentyre.in/?page_id=1748

(This is good news! One more contender in my shortlist for my 205/55R16s)
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Falken has an Indian presence now and they seem to offer warranty on all their tyres on sale here: http://falkentyre.in/?page_id=1748

(This is good news! One more contender in my shortlist for my 205/55R16s)
Went to Madhu's today and saw Michelin 215/65/16 at 11250/- per tyre.
Ravi at Madhu's said these were strong All Terrain tyres but they seemed to me to be more of the Highway Terrain type.
My existing tyres have an easy 20 K kms left in them. Considering I have barely managed 18k kms in my Yeti since I bought it, I imagine I will take at least two more years to reach the stage where I need a tyre change/ upgrade.
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Went to Madhu's today and saw Michelin 215/65/16 at 11250/- per tyre.
Ravi at Madhu's said these were strong All Terrain tyres but they seemed to me to be more of the Highway Terrain type.
My existing tyres have an easy 20 K kms left in them. Considering I have barely managed 18k kms in my Yeti since I bought it, I imagine I will take at least two more years to reach the stage where I need a tyre change/ upgrade.
Why wait that long? The stock tyres are nonsense, I cannot wait to switch the tyres on my Yeti. They are just so noisy and make the ride terrible. If you can switch ASAP and the Yeti will feel like a different much more refined machine altogether.
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One of the Michelin (L F) has developed a cut and the tire sealant has oozed out. Currently, a tube is put up to hold air, another new Michelin should soon find its place.
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One of the Michelin (L F) has developed a cut and the tire sealant has oozed out. Currently, a tube is put up to hold air, another new Michelin should soon find its place.
Cut on the sidewall? Man maybe the Michelins were too delicate for your use. Next time maybe something tougher?

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Question of priorities for spending 50 grand on a set of new tyres or other more pressing things...
Certainly agree with you. Depends on priorities. But in case you do have some spare dough lying around why not? It will completely change the car.

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Why wait that long? The stock tyres are nonsense, I cannot wait to switch the tyres on my Yeti. They are just so noisy and make the ride terrible. If you can switch ASAP and the Yeti will feel like a different much more refined machine altogether.
Question of priorities for spending 50 grand on a set of new tyres or other more pressing things...
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Next time maybe something tougher?
What? Options are rather limited in these sizes, especially in this part of the world. I paid at least Rs. 3,000 more than the current prices for a 4 set. (say In Delhi)

The tires are very good, they have changed the Car's characteristics (for better). I will pass this as a one off incident as the road traversed was very bad & the bridge had sharp metal popping out everywhere. It could have punctured the tire anywhere.
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Went to Madhu's today and saw Michelin 215/65/16 at 11250/- per tyre.
Ravi at Madhu's said these were strong All Terrain tyres but they seemed to me to be more of the Highway Terrain type.
My existing tyres have an easy 20 K kms left in them. Considering I have barely managed 18k kms in my Yeti since I bought it, I imagine I will take at least two more years to reach the stage where I need a tyre change/ upgrade.
When did you come? You are referring to the Latitude Tour HP?

They are actually quite strong and good! Maybe not proper A/T tyres but good enough for a Yeti.

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One of the Michelin (L F) has developed a cut and the tire sealant has oozed out. Currently, a tube is put up to hold air, another new Michelin should soon find its place.
Which Michelin?
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When did you come? You are referring to the Latitude Tour HP?

They are actually quite strong and good! Maybe not proper A/T tyres but good enough for a Yeti.

Which Michelin?
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