My Force Gurkha gets a set of new tyres: Goodyear Wrangler AT SilentTra

In similar driving conditions, Bridgestone & CEAT tyres on our Tata Aria had lasted 45,000-50,000 km each.

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So got the tyres changed today, picked up the Goodyear Wrangler Silentrac ATs in 245/70 R16.

The dealer had JK Elanzos in 245/75 R16 but did not want to go for JK, Ceat Czar ATs were not in stock.

While I have been happy with the Yokos as such, I feel they gave up way too soon. In spite of the off-road, those are at speeds of 25-30kmph, and only dirt tracks nothing more than that.

In similar driving situations our previous Bridgestones and then later a set of Ceat (both HT) on our Aria lasted 45-50K kms each, maybe the softer compound of the Yokohamas resulted in this wear.

The Good Years cost INR 8500 each and they look really good. Will be heading outdoors on Saturday and can check then how they perform on highways and trails.

Came with a 3yr unconditional warranty of replacement and an additional 3yrs against Manufacturing defects (such as ballooning and bulges). We will see how this performs.

A few pics of the Tyres.

The tread depth indicator of the Yoko is almost flat now and there are visible cracks too, though it may still be driveable but can't say about safety in this condition.

The tread depth of the Wranglers, the treads seem quite deep and groovy and the top profile is nice and flat.

Side by side, you can see the tyre wear and the difference in height between the old and new.

Installed, planning to get the rims painted black.

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