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    Hi, All

    I am new to the forum and need expert advice.

    I have a GV 2.4, it has done 60K and it needs new set of tires. It came with Bridgestone Duellers HT (225/65/R17). I really would like to upgrade to Yokohama Geolandar AT tires. I sought advise of the service engineer at the agency. He told me if you install AT tires they may damage your suspension and axle. I found this really strange. GV is a proper 4x4 and it should accept them.

    I dont plan to increase the tire size. My GV is in standard configuration with no modifications. I do light offroading on weekends and the ats would really make lot of difference in its handling and performance.


    Please let me know if it would be safe or that guy doesnt know what hes talking about.

    Thanks.

    Mukhtar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kashaif View Post
    I sought advise of the service engineer at the agency. He told me if you install AT tires they may damage your suspension and axle....
    BS....

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    You must be kidding me? Does he even know what AT stands for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtG View Post
    You must be kidding me? Does he even know what AT stands for?
    Unfortunately i am not. Should i go ahead with at ATs then.

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    I and many others have AT tyres. I have 235/65/17
    I understand you can go wider by 3% without it effecting your warranty so to go 235 wide is within that limit.
    I noticed no difference on the car consumption etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balljoint View Post
    I and many others have AT tyres. I have 235/65/17
    I understand you can go wider by 3% without it effecting your warranty so to go 235 wide is within that limit.
    I noticed no difference on the car consumption etc

    +1, have a look at the geolander ATs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kashaif View Post
    Unfortunately i am not. Should i go ahead with at ATs then.

    Yes definitely, very good all round tyre. The Yokohama's are great tyres and so are the Pirelli Scorpions from what I have read and heard from others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtG View Post
    Yes definitely, very good all round tyre. The Yokohama's are great tyres and so are the Pirelli Scorpions from what I have read and heard from others.
    Guys thanks for your valuable inputs. Will get the Ats.

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    "He told me if you install AT tires they may damage your suspension and axle" Be afraid, be very, very afraid! Yes, this is how I feel when taking my GV to the stealers for even a basic service!!



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    Default Re: GV AT Tires

    Especially when they start talking about lifetime oils

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    Default Re: GV AT Tires

    Go look through this post for tyre sizes etc.
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...99#post2635899

    I had a bad experience with Pirelli Scorpions but it might only have been me. I am now on General Grabber AT and very happy with them. There are other choices like the Cooper discoverer AT3 and some other good brands. Shop around and see if you can find a deal on AT tyres.

    Good luck and ask if you need help
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    Default Re: GV AT Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Kashaif View Post
    Hi, All

    I am new to the forum and need expert advice.

    I have a GV 2.4, it has done 60K and it needs new set of tires. It came with Bridgestone Duellers HT (225/65/R17). I really would like to upgrade to Yokohama Geolandar AT tires. I sought advise of the service engineer at the agency. He told me if you install AT tires they may damage your suspension and axle. I found this really strange. GV is a proper 4x4 and it should accept them.

    I dont plan to increase the tire size. My GV is in standard configuration with no modifications. I do light offroading on weekends and the ats would really make lot of difference in its handling and performance.


    Please let me know if it would be safe or that guy doesnt know what hes talking about.

    Thanks.

    Mukhtar

    Welcome to our community Mukhtar - I see you come from Salalah, Oman.

    Don't be worried - the dealers sometimes have to cover themselves against failures under warranty - so they will tell you no changes are allowed. AT tyres do not change your driving experience much at all - except they are noisier on tar and far better off road - they especially tend to have stronger sidewalls than HT tyres, so if you are deflating for driving in sand they are not so prone to blowouts because of hot sand friction against the sidewall of the tyre - which I guess could be of concern in Oman too! Fit them and enjoy it - looking forward to seeing some photos of your excursions :-).

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    Default Re: GV AT Tires

    Welcome to the forum. Unless Suzuki in the GCC territory specifically prohibits the use of AT or MT tyres at the risk of voiding the factory warranty, please go ahead and fit ATs. We have a variety GVs down here in South Africa riding on AT, MT, over-sized or not.

    PS Ive checked with a fellow GV driver right here in Dubai and it does not seem to influence your warranty if you fit more aggressive tyres. Just try and keep to the tyre size limits as per the operators handbook. Oman could be different. Check with the Suzuki dealer directly if it will affect your warranty, regardless of their recommendation on wear and tear.
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