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gavinEd



Member Since: 20 Sep 2015
Location: Edinburgh
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United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black
New tyre recommendation

Hello.

I have a Freelander 2 190bhp on 235/60 R18 103V Pirelli Scorpion Zeros. The car whines over 60mph and this has been traced to the tyres (swapped with other wheels and tyres and the whine disappeared). Tread is around 4mm.

Time to replace with new tyres. Car is mostly used on-road, including motorway, but need tyres which can cope with a Scottish winter too. Zeros have coped fine in the past, but feel perhaps time for something different.

Wondering about Pirelli Verde All Season, Goodyears or General Grabber?

Everyone seems to have their own preference, but any advice welcome....

Thank you.

Post #332677 7th Oct 2017 8:09 am
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Steve D



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Pirelli Verde Scorpion all season are what many people use on their Evoques. Standard fitment too..... Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
Present: Evoque SD4 Dynamic Lux Auto

Post #332678 7th Oct 2017 8:19 am
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MartynB



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Zermatt Silver

Pirelli Scorpian AT , incredibly quiet tyres especialy for their type but have a very good tread that will cope with some serious muck or snow. Decent mpg , braking and road holding too. They also have a very pronounced rim protection bead Thumbs Up. 2009 GS Auto Zermatt Silver - Halifax winter necessity.
2016 Subaru Outback SE 2.0 diesel SE Premium Lineartronic the Thinking Man's AWD

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Dragore



Member Since: 16 Aug 2017
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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HST Manual Zermatt Silver

Hi

Ive got 235/60R18 Goodyear Wrangler HP All Weather on mine at the moment which perform really well with good grip in the wet on tarmac and have been surprisingly good on wet mud too even with 5mm all round but they give quite a drone at motorway speeds so might avoid these if its refinement you are after.

Opposite for what was asked for but hopefully useful all the same. If your going through hell, keep going!

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CJOver



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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

Also have a look at Nokian Weatherproofs

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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

After the original fit Continentals (19inch), which I thought wore out quite quickly especially on the shoulders, (less than 30,000 miles)

I fitted Pirelli Verde Scorpion all season tyres.

These lasted much longer, (about 40,000) and to me seemed to have a better, much finer, tread pattern. (for our very wet climate)

As our roads are getting more and more damaged, I lost 2 tyres to pot holes, making accurate comparison difficult. FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017-

Post #332703 7th Oct 2017 11:39 am
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bxzx16v



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England 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Narvik Black

+1 for the Pirelli Scorpion Atr's, the wife's got Michelin latitude cross on her Fl2 which are very good too . She previously had General Grabber At's which were a very noisy tyre and which got removed early due to noise .

Mark 2007 FL2 GS Narvik Black
2009 FL2 SE Zermatt Silver

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gavinEd



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United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

Thanks guys, a varied response. Has anyone tried the Michelin Crossclimate? Seems new and has good reviews, except it would appear in relation to snow; which is hardly ideal!

Struggling to find Scorpion ATRs in same size, but will keep looking....

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Yorky Bob



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Firenze Red

Got the Crossclimates and all good apart from the price. Would recommend. 51 Series one passed/sold on half restored to a mate to finish years ago.
Lots of Euro Trash
53 Series one low mileage let go foolishly years ago looking at current prices.
Series 2A Safari restored fully while in Saudi Arabia years ago, sold on to a Brit.
FL2 MY10 TD4 GS traded in at 2 years
FL2 MY13 TD4 GS Current

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AW14



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I use Michelin Lattitude Cross. Very good tyre in all conditions.

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biggles1670



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How well do the Michelins wear?

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Yorky Bob



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Michelin have always been known for long wear. That said depends on driving style and being put on and then tracked at front and rear. 51 Series one passed/sold on half restored to a mate to finish years ago.
Lots of Euro Trash
53 Series one low mileage let go foolishly years ago looking at current prices.
Series 2A Safari restored fully while in Saudi Arabia years ago, sold on to a Brit.
FL2 MY10 TD4 GS traded in at 2 years
FL2 MY13 TD4 GS Current

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AW14



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Had mine for about 15000 miles and I am still on 6/7mill with a lot of off road and motorways. I expect to get 40K plus out of them

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gavinEd



Member Since: 20 Sep 2015
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United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

So, I ended up getting Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season.

Although purchasing them was all very odd - ASDA tyres online price was 100 cheaper than my local tyre fitter's website quote, yet my local fitter was listed on the ASDA website as my nearest fitter for ASDA tyres. So, off I went to the local fitter, showed him his price, showed him the ASDA price was 100 less and asked him if he could just match the ASDA price to save time. He couldn't get anywhere near it! So, I ordered through ASDA and had him fit them. Bizarre! But is does show ASDA's purchasing power.

Tyres are great - much smoother on the road that the Scorpion Zeros.

Snow report to follow over the coming months I hope....

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Markinaboat



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235/55/R19 105's from Asda 145 each!

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