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Mowog



Member Since: 11 Apr 2018
Location: Cheshire
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Winter wheels and tyres

I would like a set of WINTER tyres
Currently on 19” 235.55.

Does anyone know where to buy steel wheels?

Was thinking of 17” steels with WINTER tyres, 235.70.17?

Suggestions please
Thanks in advance

Post #356825 13th Sep 2018 9:49 pm
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Jack frost



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I would not waste my money on winter tyres the FL2 is far more than capable of dealing with the UK winters on stock 19” tyres just make sure they have plenty of tread, unless you are doing serious off road that is.

Post #356829 13th Sep 2018 10:55 pm
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Mowog



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Thanks for the suggestion but Ireally do want a second set of winter wheels Smile

I just wanted to go downhill safely in the ice and snow and the winter compound seemed to offer some insurance.

If we pop over to France this winter I didnt want to get knicked

Got some Klebers on our Clio and it outperformed a few Fwds uphills last winter.

Can’t decide on size of winter wheels though.

Post #356830 13th Sep 2018 11:06 pm
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Bobbster



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I have the same problem although I have opted to go for a second set of wheels 19 inch. I managed to pick up some Evoque 19 inch alloys on gumtree and intend to fit Hankook i-cept winter tyres

There are plenty of evoque/landrover alloys on ebay if you cannot source any steels

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CJOver



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Someone was asking Dan (see the Duckworth Parts section under Site Sponsors) about some steels recently.

Else as suggested ebay has lots of Freender/Ewok alloys

Post #356846 14th Sep 2018 9:16 am
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Mowog



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My ideal scenario was a set of steel wheels 17” to use with a set of 70? WINTER tyres, giving me the peace of mind that I have less chance of mangling the rim edges in snow

I saw a set of steels on eBay but are these ok to use?

Post #356847 14th Sep 2018 9:24 am
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Yorky Bob



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Get some older 17" LR FL2 wheels you wont do much damage and if you do its patina. 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

Post #356853 14th Sep 2018 10:10 am
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Mowog



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Yes a good idea

But what winter tyres?

Proper WINTER tyres with the 3 peaks

Can you get them in 235 70 17.
.?
Is that the size to retain the same circumference as the 235.55.19?


Does anyone know if there is a 17” WINTER tyre that fits the bill

Post #356860 14th Sep 2018 12:06 pm
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anglaslt



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Mowog wrote:
My ideal scenario was a set of steel wheels 17” to use with a set of 70? WINTER tyres, giving me the peace of mind that I have less chance of mangling the rim edges in snow

I saw a set of steels on eBay but are these ok to use?


Are you really sure you want to do that?

We have some pretty extreme winters here but just about nobody uses steel wheels these days. Find a used set of FL2 or Ewok alloys and put your winter tyres on those.

I use 235/55 19s winter and summer and the're fine. Even the FL2 19" is not a low profile tyre so you're unlikely to damage them. During the past few winters they have had to cope with untreated compacted snow in the High Tatra mountains and have performed well. There are other good winter tyres too but I always use Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme. driving on the right side

Post #356862 14th Sep 2018 12:54 pm
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Yorky Bob



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I use CrossClimates all year around so I would go for something like below unless I lived up a mountain track that was ice and snow for months and then I would use a Defender: The fact of using 17" wheels will make a big difference.

https://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rshop.pl...p=R-350295

Or these.
https://www.asdatyres.co.uk/235-65-17?spec...l%20season 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

Post #356863 14th Sep 2018 1:00 pm
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jules



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Mowog

Make tyres /wheel size comparisons here

http://www.kouki.co.uk/utilities/visual-tyre-size-calculator


236/65 R17 is best fit and yes there are winter tyres that size ( no tyres available for the size you suggested) Jules

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CJOver



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the stock sizes are

235/65 R17
235/60 R18
235/55 R19

Post #356869 14th Sep 2018 2:12 pm
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Yorky Bob



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By moving the speed rating up (or I guess even down as well but use some common sense on that one) gives you a better choice of tyres. 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

Post #356873 14th Sep 2018 2:17 pm
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Mowog



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Many thanks for all the advice and suggestions

Will report on my findings Thumbs Up

I have done a bit of snow and ice driving, winter compounds seem to make a big difference.

Alas,unlike the Germans, I couldn’t afford winter tyres then and just made do with Michelin 1200x20 on the tractor unit.

And my trusty chains.

One chain on one front steering axle
One chain on one wheel at rear most trailer axle
Full sets on both drive axles (double drive)

But then that was to negotiate Tahir Pass in Eastern Turkey on the way to Iran. Shocked

( a long time ago)

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Rimini HSE



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I bought a set of Evoque 19" rims and winter sport conti winter contacts, been good for the couple of winters, now have general grabber At3'S on the standard alloys 19" which would function well in the winter.

Post #356969 15th Sep 2018 6:24 pm
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