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Old 9th June 2015, 11:47   #286
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Almost 2 years and some 50-60k kilometers later, the latitude tour HP's gave away.

Very happy with Michelin and will recommend

But this time, we went with Yokohama Geolander AT. Cost was Rs. 33,000 with alignment & balancing. Michelin were Rs. 15,000 more expensive then, unsure of the cost now.

Yokohamas as of now are as silent as Michelin and ride/handling is the same, but I will provide more details after driving it a bit more.

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Full profile car tire photographs will be loaded after sometime, let the weather improve a bit
I had been using the yoko geo HT for 3 yrs (35k Kms) and happy so far. I reckon it still has around 10-15K kms left to be churned out, but I may get the yoko AT too as the HT is prone to frequent punctures (nails) because of soft nature. I will be waiting for your experience with the AT. Congrats.

PS. Did you get the AT at the stock size i.e., 215/60 R16 ? or was it 215/65 R16?

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Requesting all who have put on 215/65 R16 on their Yeti to post a few pics, just so everyone else who is a little baffled with the question get some confidence and visual appeal of the vehicle.
Visual appeal is not the primary purpose of the tyres on your vehicle. That said, here you go a pic with the nearly bald Latitudes, just before the change to Falkens:
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Hello Folks,

I've finally decided to go for Michelin Latitude Tour HP. Primary reason being there are a few people who have positive experience of it on the Yeti and have used it for quite some time now. I am not prepared to experiment as of now (considering my upcoming trips), and hence taking cue from experience and advice of our fellow auto-enthusiasts.

For the spare I was thinking of 205/65 R16, we have couple of tires available in this size, I believe it should fit well and the difference with 215/65 R16 is just -1.90%.

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PS. Did you get the AT at the stock size i.e., 215/60 R16 ? or was it 215/65 R16?
We always wanted 65 section aspect ratio. The Michelin Latitude Tour HP's were 215/65. GC is increased by few mm's and that is a bonus, as is tire availability.
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We always wanted 65 section aspect ratio. The Michelin Latitude Tour HP's were 215/65. GC is increased by few mm's and that is a bonus, as is tire availability.
How is your new yoko AT tyres holding up? I know you might have just run few hundred kms since you switched, but just your initial impression would be great
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How is your new yoko AT tyres holding up? I know you might have just run few hundred kms since you switched, but just your initial impression would be great
I haven't really driven the car much after this change, but the driver has. Some 1000 odd kms. He is happy with them as of now.

I hope to drive some 500 kilometers at a stretch soon, will update accordingly.

But tire noise well concealed [considering an AT design] and its grippy + comfortable.
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Hi! I need to buy a fresh set of tyres for my Skoda a Yeti. Ca anyone suggest an outlet in South Delhi where I can get some good quality stuff? I'm currently using Goodyear Excellence 215/60 R 60 which have run 55k kilometers and are quite wornout.
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Hi! I need to buy a fresh set of tyres for my Skoda a Yeti. Ca anyone suggest an outlet in South Delhi where I can get some good quality stuff? I'm currently using Goodyear Excellence 215/60 R 60 which have run 55k kilometers and are quite wornout.
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You can refer back a few pages on this thread. Most Yeti owners have gone for either Falken HT in 215/65 R16 or Michelin Latitude Tour HP. In stock size you can go for Falken Azenis or Bridgestone ER370. If you upsize to 215/65 R16 the ride quality improves and the ground clearance also increases by 10mm. There is a good outlet called BK tyres in Lajpat nagar where you can go to check out tyres.

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Hey mate! Good to bump into you here. Question- if I upsize does'nt it bring errors into the km gauge?
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Hey mate! Good to bump into you here. Question- if I upsize does'nt it bring errors into the km gauge?
There is a deliberate error margin of 5% built into the speedo to overreport speed (to prevent overspeed fines) so actually speedo will become more accurate. The odometer will be 3% off as the bigger tyres have a 3% bigger circumference. It will show 3% less kms covered than actual, which is not that bad an error margin.
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Ok. And I don't have to change my alloy wheels?
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Ok. And I don't have to change my alloy wheels?
Not at all, the rim size is the same, only the aspect ratio of the tyres is different.
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And it will fit in the trunk?

How would you compare the upsized Falken HT with the Goodyear Wrangler HP A/W. Both are 215/60 R16. The latter has a Kevlar layer.

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How would you compare the upsized Falken HT with the Goodyear Wrangler HP A/W. Both are 215/60 R16. The latter has a Kevlar layer.
Avoid the Goodyear Wrangler at all costs! They are quite a few cases of tyre hardness and early failure. The Michelins and the Falkens are much better.
Also for your spare retain one of the existing 215/60 R16 tyres as the bigger ones dont fit easily (they do squeeze in if you remove the plastic retainer screw and the side storage tray).

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Did not do much of driving for the past few days and managed only 1k kms after the tyre switch to Falken HT, but my initial impression is the ride is quiet and handles well on straight roads. I do not somehow get the confidence while cornering with these tyres but will confirm after some more driving.
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