View Full Version : Tire suggestion for Toyota Fortuner

04-12-2011, 08:47 PM
As usual running my bad luck with tires. Earlier was fighting with Gurkha and now it's Fortuner.

The Dunlop A/T what Fortuner comes fitted with as per my experience are not worth.

They got cut recently driving on NH24.


Puncture on Road


The Cut.

Used the air Jack to change the tires.




Actually the tool given by Toyota to get the spare tire out is also very very horrible. Not fit to be in that price of car.

Now thinking of replacing the tires soon and what can be my options?

35x12.5x17 Yoko MT?

or OEM size Yoko, Maxxis or Cooper?

Any suggestions and where do you think we can get them?

04-12-2011, 09:11 PM
Any views on:


Discoverer S/T Maxx LT285/70R17 height 33"


Any research or experience welcome.

Jeep Captain
04-12-2011, 09:23 PM
Hi Rahul,

Sorry to see your bad luck with Dunlops. I have seen and heard many similar stories. But unfortunately Toyota still prefers to have Dunlop as their OE tyres for many vehicles accross the range. :(

I have been using Cooper STT Discoverer on my Wrangler for last 3 years. Its good for offroading but noisy on the road. Never tried Cooper S/T though. The tread pattern looks very interestting.

For replacement why dont you look for Michelin or Maxxis. Or may be Yokohoma Geolandar M/T??

Just my thoughts.
Jeep Captain

04-12-2011, 09:42 PM
I wont get Michellin in that size.

Yoko M/T in India come only in 15". I would be trying to see if I can get Yoko M/T.

I have very happy with Cooper's performance in my Gurkha -that is cooper STT.

This S/T Maxx has interesting tread and has been recently launched as not getting enough reviews of the same.

04-12-2011, 10:51 PM
Have you tried to go to a toyota dealer and show the damage to the Tyre? This could possibly be a tyre defect. Have never seen tyres go like this.

IMO the dunlop is a soft road tyre and can surely not take a beating. I am also considering a spare set for my fortuner. Eagerly watching the responses to this thread before making a decision.

04-13-2011, 11:11 AM
Isnt this the 2nd tyre that you have lost?

I would suggest Michelin Lattitude Cross... not sure if they are available in the size you need. Stick to OEM size for this vehicle. This is your primary vehicle and you dont need to loose out on the comfort factor while still keeping the 4wd ability. You already have the Gurkha as an offroader.

Just my thought.


04-13-2011, 11:56 AM
Rahul Bhai, The tire made by which country? Japan or USA? I think, Factory fitted tire on Toyota in here is Dunlop made by USA.
As a tire dealer told two days earlier, Dunlop tire made by USA is not good for middle east and our region. Dunlop Japan is good. I am using it more than a year, Don’t seen any problem and very silent on road.

04-13-2011, 11:40 PM
dunlop here r made in japan mansour

Rahul is 285/70/r17 available coz i m searching for it fr 2 months now

05-16-2011, 03:40 PM
I dont think so Dunlop tyres are that worst..as i also use in Corolla..but i didnt had problem since last 2 yrs since in a week i travel from Mumbai to Pune thrice.. but no problem yet....

05-17-2011, 03:40 PM
Guys ..go for maxxis bravo A/t ..they r the best for a allterrain vehicle which Fortuner is ..i have them and i can still go 160 kmph without any noise frm tyres

09-11-2011, 08:25 PM
Hello All. Has anyone been able to figure out where to get 285/70/17 tires for the Fortuner yet? BTW any expert advice on whether this size would fit without trouble? By my calculation, the diameter is higher by only 2 inches....

09-12-2011, 07:58 PM
Hello All. Has anyone been able to figure out where to get 285/70/17 tires for the Fortuner yet? BTW any expert advice on whether this size would fit without trouble? By my calculation, the diameter is higher by only 2 inches....

Above mentioned specs you might get in Maxxiss or Yoko.

I know Vibhav has gone for 285 size but then he also went for lift and has Iron man suspensions otherwise the tires would have fouled.

Even with these tires they get stuck in wheel arc, so with 285 size you would be just looking at show value and not overall work.


09-12-2011, 09:12 PM
Hey Rahul, thanks a lot. Already glad I signed up! Sorry about the long story below, newbie excitement on "meeting" local experts.

I was already in touch with Zac for the Ironman lift, would love to get feedback from Vaibhav as an actual user. Considering this is what I drive daily, and on highways at speed, cant really risk getting it wrong.

So here's the deal with the tires - Knowing you have a Fortuner too, you know the stock tires are absolutely useless everywhere except on a proper road. So I wanted something with a more suitable tread, which would have to be A/T considering daily road use as well as the family holiday car for highways. On checking with the few places I know hardly anything from the usual brands is available.

Then, searching on the internet, I found Ironman by chance and got excited about the lift kit they have. Which then led to wanting taller tires. Why? well, because the lift would allow it. Some additional GC with Lift + Taller tires would be nice, not that the Fortuner suffers as such. But again, couldnt find any tires that were taller but not wider. The size I quoted were BFGs I came across, not that I know how to get them anyway:) Actually quite happy with the width I have akready....

SO, questions:
1. What's a good tire replacement for the Fortuner - For better off-roading, without on-road compromise.
2. Would such a tire exist such that it's taller too?
3. Any ideas on where to buy them in Gurgaon/Delhi?
4. And therefore, into the equation also comes the Ironman lift?

BTW, in case these questions are easier answered when I meet you all on an OTR then please do save yourself the trouble.

09-12-2011, 10:05 PM
Hi ..Plz look into my threads and pics ..i have posted everything , you dont have to worry getting it wrong .. i have risked it and came through with all calculations

Rahul , You have seen it in action ..

09-12-2011, 11:21 PM
OK, so Sniper equals Vibhav :) My name is Manish. The Gurgaon Trails ID's been there for long, but I've seen many guys here who know these trails much more than me.

Vibhav - I had actually seen most threads on the forum, and they all left me confused. Therefore I had posed the questions. Examples:

Rahul mentioned your car sagging at one end, where Zac said he would have to check though he thought it could have been due to your oversize tyres...(that thread is not yet resolved)
Dr Mohan's thread talked about how wider is not better, yet in that same thread you thanked him though and concluded by saying you could have gone to 318s instead of the 285s you got.....
Rahul, in this very thread, mentioned how your tyres were fouling with the wheel arches.....

So guys, what does a man do?
Is the Ironman lift finally good or not?
Does it allow 285x70x17s? Or do the tyres still foul?
If not, then what else is suitable and available?
Oh, how does the vehicle handle at speed with the lift kit? High speed....

Rahul - I think you live in Gurgaon? You would know best about local availability....BTW, I had to discard a tyre too. Got a flat and it shredded even worse than yours.

09-12-2011, 11:52 PM
well Manish ,

* if ironman4x4 gives the lift as promised (ie 45mm ) without sagging down ..your vehicle WILL PERFORM PERFECTLY

* if u get That lift 285/75/16 fits without any issue , u will require some negative offset rims , only thing u will have to remove front mud guard , it only brushes the front plastic ( i hav not removd coz it protects the bumper fog lights )

*Handles well at high speeds nd less body roll since its stiffer suspension , hav gone 160 ;)

There are many other options such as ARB, TJM , Rancho Etc ..But Again Warrenty is the issue
As Consumer i Like products to be Perfect

Fr any info you can always PM me

09-13-2011, 11:08 PM
@ Manish I put up in Indirapuram and my office is in Noida.

Wider the tires, more the friction so when we are talking Gurkha - a 75 bhp vehicle the tire width matters a lot, whereas in Fortuner it wont matter that much.

Wider tires also mean more stability but then your fuel economy might be also hit. Taller tires also mean less space for articulation. In the end it is up to you what you want to derive from the vehicle, once you have decided on that then getting the tires would be the less difficult part.

09-14-2011, 12:29 PM
Well, tyre specs decided. I'm going to keep the 17" stock rims. Max width of the tyres will be 275mm. And profile has to be minimum 65 as in stock, but quite happy with higher profile. Tread has to be off-road oriented, but A/T as I drive the car everyday to work. As soon as I can find the tyres, I'm putting in the Ironman suspension lift.So there my friends. Who know how to help me find the actual tyres in Gurgaon/Delhi?This is real, this is right now. :)

12-07-2011, 10:43 AM
Hi all
My suggestion would be that Toyota Fortuner is the king of roads, it is the perfect combination of power and style. The perfect SUV made for the all kind of roads.
Fortuner Rocks

12-10-2011, 09:53 AM
I drive a fortuner with BFG A/T tyres and the right hand front tyre is the only tyre that rubs a bit at full steering lock and really isn't anything to worry about. Don't be steered into buying tyres based on how much tar and offroad driving you do with the latter being the least because most people a year based on 30 000km will probably only do 3000km of actual driving on dirt which is 10%. People I know who have run a few sets of BFG A/T and who've got between 70000 and 90000km on them, can only account for 10% of that mileage offroad. Moral of the story you still going to get good mileage if most of your distance is done on tar!

12-12-2011, 01:07 PM
Hello Everyone

I would like to share about the safety features of his giant car which is best as compare to other car. Toyota Fortuner offers lots of safety features for both driver and pedestrians. The active safety features that are available with Toyota Fortuner includes Dual Front SRS Airbags that greatly reduces the chance of injury in case of front collision, ABS with EBD that enables the driver to maneuver the vehicle even during hard braking, 15” Front Disc Brakes that de-accelerate the vehicle instantly. The other passive safety features that are available with Toyota Fortuner are Multi-Reflector Quad Headlamps, LED High Mount Tail Lamps, and GOA (Global Outstanding Assessment) body provides the highest level of safe body in its segment.

05-14-2012, 06:02 PM
i would strongly suggest Goodyear Wrangler. that tyre is known for serious off roading !!

11-20-2013, 07:01 PM
Agreed but after 34000kms drive I notice on my one tyre a small bulge like a small bulb, as such reported matter to shop where I bought my car.
Was told Dunlop normally refuses to get replacement in India done as here legal matters take years to materilize and for the same reason an advantage for the company. If I do not get a proper response I'd like to write an article in news columns to highlight this problem and dissuade Toyota in India to STOP using Dunlop. I'd welcome more inputs. Thanks

11-26-2013, 07:42 AM
Yokohama Geolandar, Toyo Open Country, if you really have to go Goodyear, suggest you check out Cooper or Maxis.

11-28-2013, 11:20 AM
Dunlop are the worst tires. The issue is if you shift to some other tire the company can refuse you warranty as told to me. They dont do the wheel alignment or balancing for me now even though I had paid for it in happy smile package. The reason - sir the tread in your yokohama geolander AT are too broad and we cannot set it. Even though those yoko are same size as Dunlop ad even Dunlop are AT.

12-27-2013, 04:02 PM
What kind of bull crappy excuse is that, Toyolet is really going down the drain. Even Mahindra which is crookedness defined didn't object to my changing the OEM Hankooks to Yokos on Rexton.

Rajmohan Choudhary
03-15-2014, 01:55 PM
Above mentioned specs you might get in Maxxiss or Yoko.

I know Vibhav has gone for 285 size but then he also went for lift and has Iron man suspensions otherwise the tires would have fouled.

Even with these tires they get stuck in wheel arc, so with 285 size you would be just looking at show value and not overall work.


Hi I had similar problem, while running cut in the tyre, it was good that was rear tyre, if I would be front tyre then would have created problem. Then I purchased all new tyres "Michelin Latitude Cross" . I have very good experience both on road and off road. Tyre noise has been reduced tremendously and where I used to lox differential in Dunlop Tyres, now in MLC there is no requirement, these so smooth and rugged. I would prefer to got for "Michelin Latitude Cross"