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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

Whilst having to swap a tyre damaged on our appalling roads, I notice that the wear rating on the Pirelli Scorpion Verde 105v 235 19 all season was 600, but the original Continental Cross Contact was only 420.

Not sure what this means but my Pirelli tyres lasted longer on my first FL2 than the original Continentals. FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 30k+ miles)

Post #348931 4th May 2018 8:23 pm
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landahoy



Member Since: 26 Jun 2018
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2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Fuji White

On contacting LR and Continental re UHP replacement (on my car I have 3 and for some reason best known to National tyres a UHPe)Continental said these 2 tyres are different and should not be on the same car, well done National. I have just replaced the two rear as at only 30.000 they had perished (probably power wash at dealer every time it went in) Continental advised me that the UHP are not made any more and advised Continental Sport Contact 5 FR XL LR 235/55 R19 105W SUV as their replacement, These have been fitted and so far are quite good but even though the EU coding gives their noise level as the same as the UHP they are most definitely noisier. Will have to see if they last as long as the originals.

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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

Yorky Bob wrote:
Honest John (Winner of Best Automotive Website, Newspress Awards 2016, 2017 and 2018) swears by CrossClimates.

I have them fitted now after 2 sets of Wranglers lasted only average miles.

Quiet enough and have felt very assured in the wet and snow. Not bothered about getting my car buried to its axles in mud so no comment on that.


How are you finding the wear on those YB? Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)

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Scotshighlander



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Scotland 2010 Freelander 2 TD4_e GS Manual Lago Grey

I use Good Year Wranglers, they have never let me down and they are reasonable to buy. I live in the Scottish Highlands and they took me through my first winter with my FL2 with no problems.

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HappyNomad



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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Firenze Red

I replaced my OEM Contis with Avon ZX7 - second summer season now and thus far, nothing to complain of. They are quiet (as far as big 4x4 tyres are ever going to be quiet) and sure footed. Fairly low summer only mileage so longevity is the unknown quantity but assuming a decent wear rate there is nothing that makes me wish I'd bought differently.

They cost a little less than the contis they replaced too.

https://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyres/avo...gIZo_D_BwE

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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

When comparing the tread patterns of various tyres, I always think that the Pirelli ..Verde has more snipes to get rid surface water and stick to the snow. They are my preferred tyre, quiet, grippy, and reasonably long lasting.

https://www.mytyres.co.uk/rshop/Tyres/Pire...-/R-194334 FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 30k+ miles)

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Steve D



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Marksovereign wrote:
I went from Cross Contacts to Scorpion Verde all seasons. If you don't need an M&S tyre the Verdes are quiet , and wear well and don't give you noise issues, not bad in the snow either!!

I did the same on my Evoque. Wearing well and very happy with them. Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
Present: Evoque SD4 Dynamic Lux Auto

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