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deryck

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Sunday, September 17th 2017, 11:33am

General Grabber Tyres

I have a new Fortuner V6 fitted with General Grabber tyres, as supplied by Toyota. At 10 000 km I went for wheel balancing and rotation. They found that they could not balance properly because the front tyres had ridges on them. The wheel alignment guys said this is a common problem with these tyres and Toyota no longer used them. I believe they are now fitted with Dunlop. As I understand it the General tyres were specifically developed for the new Fortuners and Hiluxes.

Anybody had a similar problem and is this grounds for asking Toyota to replace the tyres?

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Sunday, September 17th 2017, 8:53pm

What year is your Fortuner, also what model is the tyre and what's the year on it ?

The only problem Toyota had with tyres was the General but the AW model. That was from 2006 to 2008. That was the same Toyota that rolled, or had the rolling problems.


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Monday, September 18th 2017, 9:00am

My Fortuner is now on its third set of Grabbers. Two sets of AW's and have just fitted a new set of AT's. My last set gave me close to 80000 kms. I have never experienced wheel balancing or alignment problems. My vehicle is now 10 years old , a V6 4x4. I would get a second opinion from another tyre fitment place.

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Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 12:00pm

Thanks for the feedback. I'm afraid I gave the wrong info about the tyres - I was thinking of my previous Fortuner. My current Fortuner is the new shape 2016 model V6

The tyres are Bridgestone Dueler A/T 265/65R17 1125 693III. Not sure what the last two numbers mean.

My last Fortuner was also a V6 and one of the first models that came out. First set of Grabbers gave me ± 80 000 km as did my second set of Michelin AT2s. Sold it at 180 000km after 10 years with the third set also Michelins. When I replaced the first lot of Michelins at 80 000 they had also worn ridges, otherwise I could have probably got another 10 000km out of them. I have always been very strict about wheel balancing, rotation and wheel alignment every 10 000km.

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Wednesday, September 20th 2017, 8:15am

The Bridgestone Duelers are well known for being out of round...had the same problem on mine and Toyota organized that Bridgestone inspect and replace them.
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