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Old 3rd June 2008, 15:43   #136
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hey guys
my new beast - Tata Safari 2.2 dicor EX will arrive in a few days time.
need a bit of info on the following
* change tyres n rims - need broader tires n slick lookin rims
* good place to get them from - how's bombay tyres at s'cruz
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Old 26th July 2008, 00:05   #137
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I had Bridgestone Dueler H/Ts in my 2004 EX. Lasted me a good 40K kms.. I changed to Neo alloys and Goodyear Wrangler AT/R, 255 this time. You lose out on top speed, it reduced from 165 to 155 kmph (indicated). But the kind of grip you have while cornering is simply amazing.. I managed to overtake a Laura at 140 kmph on the Sinhgad Institute turn on Mumbai Pune expressway.. Feels much safer.. (I was insane.. won't do it again.. sometimes, you just give in to pushing the car na)

I took a test drive of the 2.2, somehow I felt that my older model has better suspension.. you have the feeling of "floating" over potholes while you feel a jerkier ride on a 2.2 over the same patch.. Is it due to 15inch 235 HT and 16 inch 255 ATR?
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I had Bridgestone Dueler H/Ts in my 2004 EX. Lasted me a good 40K kms.. I changed to Neo alloys and Goodyear Wrangler AT/R, 255 this time. You lose out on top speed, it reduced from 165 to 155 kmph (indicated). But the kind of grip you have while cornering is simply amazing.. I managed to overtake a Laura at 140 kmph on the Sinhgad Institute turn on Mumbai Pune expressway.. Feels much safer.. (I was insane.. won't do it again.. sometimes, you just give in to pushing the car na)

I took a test drive of the 2.2, somehow I felt that my older model has better suspension.. you have the feeling of "floating" over potholes while you feel a jerkier ride on a 2.2 over the same patch.. Is it due to 15inch 235 HT and 16 inch 255 ATR?
235 to 255? Great. How much did it cost you and what about ride comfort and did you do any mods to accommodate it?
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Old 29th September 2008, 15:56   #139
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Had seen this Safari on the Int. Ring Road in Blr last month. Somehow came across its photo on a blog today, so here's the question I have meaning to ask for a while.

the Chowchowbath.com blog Blog Archive Fcuk the poacher, save the tiger

How much do such alloys cost for a set of 5 ?

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Old 30th October 2008, 22:45   #140
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I am planning to buy Yokohama Geolander A/T or BFGood Rich All-Terrain. I think the price of BFGood rich are quite costlier.
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I am planning to buy Yokohama Geolander A/T or BFGood Rich All-Terrain. I think the price of BFGood rich are quite costlier.
Buy tyres which are suitable for 90% of your driving and not for the 10% you may indulge in very rarely.

For snow - get snow chains. One time investment goes with any sort of tyres, plug and play option for your snow stints.
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I am planning to buy Yokohama Geolander A/T or BFGood Rich All-Terrain. I think the price of BFGood rich are quite costlier.
The "Yokohama Geolandar A/T S" tubeless radials that I recently fitted on my Gypsy are a bit more costly than the BFG. The Yoko has better on-road ride (in addition to being good OTR tyres as well), as compared to the BFG. The ride in the BFG will be harder , but they are the best from a pure offroading perspective. If you want the best of both worlds, then I would suggest the Yokos over the BFG.
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Yokos Geolander are good and BGF are noisy. Try Micheline instead. The AT2 are comparitively newer in the market and are very good.
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Old 17th December 2008, 18:36   #144
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Gents, what is the best A/T tyre upsize for the Safari? I have 6.5J x 16" OE alloys and need something that will marginally increase the GC without adversely affecting anything else.

Current tyres are OEM Bridgestone Dueler H/T 235/70 R16
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Gents, what is the best A/T tyre upsize for the Safari? I have 6.5J x 16" OE alloys and need something that will marginally increase the GC without adversely affecting anything else.

Current tyres are OEM Bridgestone Dueler H/T 235/70 R16
255/65/ R 16 it should be. 7J preferred for 255s thought.
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Guys dont you think this thread should also have show-off picture of Safary wheels?
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Old 24th December 2008, 16:54   #147
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I saw a 1998 Safari in Mumbai with 17 inch M class wheels, they were the previous generation 2000 to 2003 model 5 spoke design. She looked hot they seemed to fit like a glove no spacers or visible tinwork inside the wheel well. The tyres were semi low pro but she looked transformed and maybe the height was just a tad lower maybe. This car was painted in flat sky blue anyone seen this around Mumbai sorry no picks but I was tempted to upsize my safari before I sold it had I know she would look hot I would have done it and not sold her

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I have had and have a tata safari and have used Bridgestone treys whice comes as OE. after that i changed over to Appolo, I was able to get about 60,000 kms on it till just before sold the car, and there was a lot of thread still on them, It may have run for another 20 or 25 K kms, . the comfort level may have changed which i did not realise.but sure lasted longer.
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Priority:

* Ride Comfort
* Only 5% medium offroading
* Less road noise

I need one input about Old Safari (say 2003 model) tyres, Old Safari used to come with 15 inch tyre. I guess specification is 235/75 R15. I have referred to irraghava's tyre upgrade excel sheet which states right upgrade is 245/70-15 , 255/70-15 , 265/65-15 , 245/65-16 , 255/65-16 , 265/60-16.

Can 235/70-16 be fitted on old Safari ?

Can someone throw light on me which is best size for old Safari which comes with 15 inch tyre as stock one. Which is best one 15 inch or 16inch ?

Thank you very much!

Ravi.
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Gents, what is the best A/T tyre upsize for the Safari? I have 6.5J x 16" OE alloys and need something that will marginally increase the GC without adversely affecting anything else.
Was checking out Yoko Geolanders 255x65x16s day before - look real good & come highly recommended
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