balloon tires for fj cruiser

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balloon tires for fj cruiser

Post by fjcru2011 » 30 Jul 2011, 6:56 pm

dear all,
i would like to have some advice on changing balloon tires for my fj 2010, is it good and safe to have balloon tires?
i would also like to have some suggestion for on and off road tires, which is the good one to use on both

thanks in advance

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Re: balloon tires for fj cruiser

Post by TNT » 30 Jul 2011, 7:11 pm

They are not safe on the road, especially during braking.
A good all round tire is the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S.

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Re: balloon tires for fj cruiser

Post by FQ400 » 31 Jul 2011, 1:20 am

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Post by TNT » 31 Jul 2011, 1:58 am

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Post by FQ400 » 31 Jul 2011, 3:40 pm

^ Lets just say I couldn't not-post anymore.
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Re: balloon tires for fj cruiser

Post by THUGZ » 31 Jul 2011, 8:58 pm

Balloon Tyres ( Tissamiya) are not very safe like other all terrain tyres. They lack grip especially due to its Line cutting. If you can get used to its grips then driving one is totally fine
Comparing it with desert , these are the best...they can help to take the vehicle to extreme heights(depends on the driver too ) just like Paddle tyres.
One issue with balloon tyres are while u drive around 120-140 it vibrates..but as far as u get a neat set of tyres ...balanced and all those , i guess no issues !!
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Re: balloon tires for fj cruiser

Post by Tamu » 01 Aug 2011, 3:35 pm

I think the worst part with balloon tires is warming them up every morning or after a long duration of the car being idle. The car vibrates so much till they are warm...and this causes your alignment to go out. You will find yourself doing alignments and wheel balancing every two months!!....

Other then that it's chill, just try to brake a little earlier and not try to turn to drastically otherwise you will find yourself on two wheels or doing a burnout!!.....

Lastly when the tire is full hot...YOU HAVE ZERO GRIP!!...Qatar is most likely implementing a ban on Balloon tires after eid or maybe even during Ramadan. I won't be surprised if the other GCC countries will follow.
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Re: balloon tires for fj cruiser

Post by Matt » 01 Aug 2011, 3:40 pm

so....
- When they are cold, they vibrate
- When they are hot, you have no grip
- They can mess up your alignment
- move the steering wheel to fast and you crash

BUT

They look cool

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Post by AccordTuner » 01 Aug 2011, 4:05 pm

Tamu wrote:I think the worst part with balloon tires is warming them up every morning or after a long duration of the car being idle. The car vibrates so much till they are warm...and this causes your alignment to go out. You will find yourself doing alignments and wheel balancing every two months!!....

Other then that it's chill, just try to brake a little earlier and not try to turn to drastically otherwise you will find yourself on two wheels or doing a burnout!!.....

Lastly when the tire is full hot...YOU HAVE ZERO GRIP!!...Qatar is most likely implementing a ban on Balloon tires after eid or maybe even during Ramadan. I won't be surprised if the other GCC countries will follow.
I heard kuwait already ban em
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Re: balloon tires for fj cruiser

Post by Tamu » 01 Aug 2011, 6:20 pm

Matt wrote:so....
- When they are cold, they vibrate
- When they are hot, you have no grip
- They can mess up your alignment
- move the steering wheel to fast and you crash

BUT

They look cool
Indeed, they do look cool and are bloody expensive..approx 850 aed per tire....

@Accord - I had no clue Kuwait already banned them...Well then I guess its going to be for sure in Qatar then!!
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Re: balloon tires for fj cruiser

Post by Matt » 01 Aug 2011, 7:22 pm

650 each here i think...

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Re: balloon tires for fj cruiser

Post by albertho555 » 01 Aug 2011, 7:40 pm

Its a nice cool factor, but believe me its really not worth it unless its a strictly 95% offroad vehicle.

As mentioned above ATS Tyres are pretty all round tyres, many other options available that are good both on and offroad. Been offroading for like a few years now, i've never touched a baloon tyre
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Re: balloon tires for fj cruiser

Post by TNT » 01 Aug 2011, 7:42 pm

Nope, about 800 here too. Tamu is right.
They are the biggest rip-off in tire history, cheaply made and sold for a huge profit.

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Re: balloon tires for fj cruiser

Post by AccordTuner » 01 Aug 2011, 9:23 pm

Siams - 650
Malone-610
Thats te usual price i've seen around


Yup Tamu they banned em, after Qatar i guess UAE. Will also ban em

But they make great smoke in burnouts
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Re: balloon tires for fj cruiser

Post by fjcru2011 » 02 Aug 2011, 4:36 am

thats interesting, i just saw this cooper tires they are awesome, hope they dont have this kind of problems with them..:p

but they have huge and i guess they are noisy too..but looks good

ne suggestion on cooper tires and where i can find this tires for good price



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