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Newbie & AT Tires

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by BOOM, Sep 6, 2008.

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  1. BOOM

    BOOM New Member

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    Evenin All!

    Firstly let me introduce myself.

    Just bought my first Landy, an '03 Petrol Freelander 5 Door in Silver with 35k on the clock. All 'head gasket' upgrades and modifications made and she is absolutely mint.

    I have had her about 2 weeks and have done some mild soft roading. Long distance journeys and short hops to the shops and she runs like a peach.

    I am very pleased with my purchase and when funds allow I shall invest in a defender 90 as i'm sold on the whole off road / cruising thing as I have a motorbike for my kicks!

    I want to do some green laning and delve deeper into the world of off roading and initially want to invest in some boots that will cope better than the current road going michelins she's wrapped with.

    The wheels are the 17" 6 spoke variety and I can't seem to find any AT tires anywhere for 17's they all appear to be for 15's or 16's. Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Ideally I would like to get a set of black steels with some really chunky tires that I could stick on for the weekends when I'm not using it for commuting during the week.

    Thanks in advance and the beers are on me!
     
  2. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    welcome to Looneyzone.

    hope u have a thick skin and an even thicker wallet:)
     
  3. drewster

    drewster Well-Known Member

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    gaylander
     
  4. BOOMER

    BOOMER Free advice with abundant sarcasm.

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    Good luck with a petrol Freelander, not yet heard of one being totally 'cured' - gotta be as difficult as makin a poof straight. :D :D :D

    Buy Land Rover Owner or Land Rover Monthly or trawl the net, lots of tyre adverts in them with contact details for specialists; you should get what info you require.

    General Grabber ATs may be available in a 17" size.
     
  5. Blippie

    Blippie Well-Known Member

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    A second set of wheels with BFG ATs sounds like order of the day!

    Cheers

    Blippie
     
  6. G13SJC

    G13SJC New Member

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    You have a limited tyre option like me:

    17" Pirelli Scorpians - quite good off road when new.

    17" Michelin Synchrones - surprisingly good despite road tread pattern

    17" Colway A/T - sadly now longer in production, but a copy of the BF Goodrich AT and excellent at £49 each.

    Thats about your lot. Your idea of the steel wheels is good and these can be purchased reasonably (Ie around £100 for a set of 5) with good tyres on ebay as many owners junk them and fit alloys.

    If you find a good A/T tyre in 225/55 R17, then let me know as I will need some tyres in a few months.

    Regards,

    Steve
     
  7. drewster

    drewster Well-Known Member

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    a suspention lift would also be a good idea 2" should do
     
  8. BOOM

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    What would that require? I think I've seen a kit or something about, is this what I'm after?
     
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    here's mine with a 2" bearmach lift.you need to cut a bit out of the bottom of the inner wing where the steeering rods go through the wing, it's not difficult to do. oh and you will need your tracking redone.mine was 33mm out after i fitted the lift kit. i run it on 215/75/15 bridgestone dueller MT tyres.[​IMG]
     
  10. KTM Gordo

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    I bought a set of steel wheels for my Freelander for ~£50 on eBay and have fitted them with General AT² tyres:

    [​IMG]

    The steelies only come as a 15", and in silver - although nothing to stop you painting them...

    HTH :)
     
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