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Old 3rd July 2009, 13:03   #151
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Hi Tarkesh,

The paint job looks very nice.

What tyres do you plan to use?

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Hi Tarkesh,

The paint job looks very nice.

What tyres do you plan to use?

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Thanks Arka,

I have kept 2 options open for Tyres.

1) Appolo Bullt / Sandgrip - 7.50X16 - Same as I have now on my Jeep- But procuring these tyres is an issue + Less Life of the tyres

If not this then
2) Michelin/BFGs - 235X85XR16 - Tubeless - Easily Available - longer life

Will finalize the same after checking with my friend in Delhi if 1st Option available.

What is your suggestion on this? Pls help.

Tarkesh
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I have kept 2 options open for Tyres.

1) Appolo Bullt / Sandgrip - 7.50X16 - Same as I have now on my Jeep- But procuring these tyres is an issue + Less Life of the tyres

If not this then
2) Michelin/BFGs - 235X85XR16 - Tubeless - Easily Available - longer life

Will finalize the same after checking with my friend in Delhi if 1st Option available.

What is your suggestion on this? Pls help.
Hi Tarkesh,

Apollo Bullet is available in Chennai for Rs4100 each (Tyre & Tube).

Michelin/BFG is better if available in 235-85-16/245-75-16/255-85-16.

Try keeping the overall diameter 30.5" to 32"max.

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The "heat proof" material you have in there looks like foam. It may be heat proof, but it is not fire resistant. Foam+engine fire is a dangerous mix.
Have a look at the material that gbanavar (Ganesh) has used in his engine bay. Maybe you could use the same. Ganesh has used it for its sound-deadening properties. IIRC, the shop-keeper told me that it is also heat resistant. I am not aware of its fire-proof properties. If you are unable to source it in your city, let me or Ganesh know and we will be happy to ship some to you.
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Hi Tarkesh,

Apollo Bullet is available in Chennai for Rs4100 each (Tyre & Tube).

Michelin/BFG is better if available in 235-85-16/245-75-16/255-85-16.

Try keeping the overall diameter 30.5" to 32"max.

Regards,

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Thats Great Arka!!

If I arrange for pick up from Chennai , would you help me in that? Pick up and delivery will not be a problem for me as I handle All India Distribution for my company.

What would be the life of the tyres approx considering good amount of use on road and off road as well?

If I put Michelin/BFG what will be the overall diameter? I think I am asking too many questions together.

Tarkesh
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^^^ Thats one clean engine bay. Keep up the good work.
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For sound and heat proofing you can try Wurth products.They seem to be of good quality and should be of international standards
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Thats Great Arka!!

If I arrange for pick up from Chennai , would you help me in that? Pick up and delivery will not be a problem for me as I handle All India Distribution for my company.

What would be the life of the tyres approx considering good amount of use on road and off road as well?

If I put Michelin/BFG what will be the overall diameter? I think I am asking too many questions together.

Tarkesh
Hi Arka,

Pls help. My technician says now the tyre are needed for alignment and take some trials on road. My stock tyres are totally bald.

Yesterday I was in Hyd , I enquired about the Bullet / Sandgrip but it was not available.

It will be great if you can do this for me, the person who will come for pick up will carry cash and pay to the dealer.

Tarkesh
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Hi Arka,

Pls help. My technician says now the tyre are needed for alignment and take some trials on road. My stock tyres are totally bald.

Yesterday I was in Hyd , I enquired about the Bullet / Sandgrip but it was not available.

It will be great if you can do this for me, the person who will come for pick up will carry cash and pay to the dealer.

Tarkesh
Hi Tarkesh,

You can send your person to BM Lal (Behind Satyam Theatre Parking Lot).

This Shop is opposite the entrance to the parking lot on Whites Road.

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Hi Tarkesh,

You can send your person to BM Lal (Behind Satyam Theatre Parking Lot).

This Shop is opposite the entrance to the parking lot on Whites Road.

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Great Arka,

When can I send the person? Will you be there just to guide him? Because I have doubt that the dealer will give him right tyre or will he replace with some Tarmac tyre.

Thanks for your help.

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I am confused. Is the Jeep in Chennai now? and being built there?
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The shop owner of B.M. Lal Tyre Store is Santhosh. Speak to him.
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I am confused. Is the Jeep in Chennai now? and being built there?

Hey Dan,

My Jeep is in my native town(Kolhapur) only. I am trying getting Apollo Bullets from Chennai.

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I have asked my person to go and check at BM Lal store . He ll go and check today/tommorow max for Apollo Bullet. If these are available then he will ship it to Pune tomm. Max I will get it before this weekend. Lets see if I am lucky.

As suggested bu nitrous I have asked him to meet Santhosh.

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Do let me know in case you are not able to source the tyres from Pune!!! I arranged a set of 5 Apolo Sandgrips for Jayesh in South India and the tyre guy in karol bagh transported them to his place!!
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