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Which Tyres ?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by redwood, Oct 9, 2015.

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  1. redwood

    redwood Active Member

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    Scratching my head on this one but what are the best mid range (price) tyres to put on a Freelander, I will be doing 99% mileage on tarmac with the once a week down farm tracks. I don't want to get it wrong as X4 is an expensive mistake.
     
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    flatlander It's not broken! Donater

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    (pssssst, Before anyone notices, scuttle off and do a search, and choose from one of the many, many threads covering this topic. I'll try to keep people away till you get back)
     
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    I have lol
    I'm just curious, what do you recommend?
     
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    flatlander It's not broken! Donater

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    Dunno, I've got a trattor.
     
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    Basically it comes down to a road tyre or a AT tyre , Continental Xcontact AT was a good compromise, but size availability is not as wide as it was , All the road type tyres are much of a muchness , its a balance between cost and longevity . Ive put these on in the past and they seem to perform quite well , and consider good value for money . In the end its your decision . HTSH

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261977236991?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
     
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    I recommend Yokahama ATS as a good compromise between road/ off road longevity and price.
     
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    I was thinking about General grabbers or Dunlop AT2
     
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    I ordered some Hankook Dynapro from black circles (online retailer, which sends them to various garages) 195 80 r15. Got them for £65 each inc. fitting. They seem like a good tyre, they look good and have good sidewall protection.
     
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    Latitude cross were very good
     
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    won't be worth a damn off road or mud, doubt they will function for snow as they are a road, or wet road tyre. good for soccer moms

    For fast and powerful SUVs and off-road vehicles. Newly developed for high-powered SUVs and offroad vehicles, the Grabber GT is not just really good to look at. Its asymmetric tread design guarantees outstanding handling characteristics on dry and wet surfaces, and a high level of safety thanks to excellent braking performance in the wet. The harmonious tread structure on the newcomer provides high levels of driving comfort by significantly reducing external rolling noise
     
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    I know I know but my off roading is a dirt track once or twice a week, no mud or hill climbing involved, If I did then a chunkier tyre would have been my first choice.
     
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    Doubt if there is a lot of snow in Swansea anyway. West coast, right by the sea.
    I have found ATs are quite good in snow if you take it easy. Not as good as a specialist snow tyre, but British climate doesn't really justify them, unless you live right up in the Cairngorms or similar.
     
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    Run Cooper AT2 now AT3 and them are a very good in snow and ice hard packed snow on the roads, we get about 6-8' of snow where I live for the winter. I wouldn't change type or brand
     
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    I know! Been just over the water in wintertime before! :eek: :D Freeze the balls off a brass monkey!
    If they are working for you, why change! :)
     
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    Correct with that, we'll get 2-3 weeks of -40f not counting wind chill, and they work good
     
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    We don't get much snow here, nothing last year anyway, fitted my new tyres today, peace of mind now that I have all four tyres the same tread depth and pattern unlike before with three different tyres and depths, this should now be kind to my transmission drive train, (hopefully!!!)
     
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