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Sidthecat



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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Orkney Grey
You have to laugh

Bird at work drives an Ewok and I was curious what tyres she had. "No idea, bought the cheapest ones I could from Black Circles . . . didn't want to pay a lot for them" Rolling with laughter

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Post #366200 11th Feb 2019 8:13 pm
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Largered



Member Since: 10 Jul 2016
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do I ??

. I use the FL2 for what it was made for. I spend 6mths/yr on a single road trip adventure.

Post #366203 11th Feb 2019 8:24 pm
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Lightwater



Member Since: 21 Aug 2014
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Australia 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

In the outback an owner with a new second hand car gets a flat tyre, spare tyre is flat, old & cracked, no repair kit or pump. Didn't want to spend the money!

Another person tries to pump up the spare but their cheap pump doesn't work when needed.

You see the stress on someone's face when they see the reality of their situation. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

2x 1kg ABE, carpet in doors. ARB TPMS, 3 compressors heatsink fan cooled 4L air tank. 4x 10L fuel tanks on LR roof racks & 2x 5L. Highly modified 28L Waeco fridge, 3x 26AH gel battery, 120w solar, awning, acoustic insulation. 2 spare Pirelli Scorpion AT Plus 255/60R18 Fuji/Almond/Dark Chestnut. Petrol 10.48L/100 (26.95mpg) inc 500kg payload

Post #366211 11th Feb 2019 9:14 pm
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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

Scary how little people consider their safety (and that of their families and other road users).
Not at all surprising unfortunately Rolling Eyes Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
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Post #366215 11th Feb 2019 9:35 pm
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alex_pescaru



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Romania 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Alaska White

I believe that it's a saying in aviation: stupids and aces die first.... Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads... Go beyond !

Post #366218 11th Feb 2019 10:31 pm
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Longdave



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Alex:

The truest of aviation sayings:

* 'there are brave pilots and there are old pilots, but very few brave old pilots'

I guess the same could possibly be said about drivers!

Post #366243 12th Feb 2019 11:44 am
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npinks



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i would hazard a guess the cheapest of tires will have to meet some sort of legal requirement, and be fit for purpose, so what if she chose to save some money on her tyres

some of my richest friends are as tight as a Gnats chuff when it comes to parting money on everyday items No Longer the Site Moderator - Martins the Man to Speak too now

Post #366264 12th Feb 2019 3:28 pm
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dorsetfreelander



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Loire Blue

When I was working one of the secretaries (a lady of some years and very respectable etc) got called down to reception as "two policemen want to talk to you" another policeman was standing by her car in the car park. The long and short of it was that her number plate had been cloned and an identical car and number plate had been used in an armed robbery. They still wanted someone to vouch for her whereabouts that day and search the car in case she had a sawn off shotgun in there. Laughing 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
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Post #366270 12th Feb 2019 4:58 pm
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Longdave



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www.carkeys.co.uk/news/are-budget-tyres-safe

quote:

Aside from materials and construction, one of the reasons that premium tyres cost more is because there’s a significant amount more research and development is put into them. That means that they can generally perform better and more predictably in all sorts of conditions.

Budget tyres on the other hand, tend to work fine in dry weather, but when the road gets wetter their ability to grip the road can fall dramatically. According to consumer experts Which?, budget tyres can increase stopping distances at motorway speeds by up to 15 metres compared with more pricey competitors; roughly the length of an articulated lorry.

A similar test from What Car?, which you can view above, shows that the braking distances and grip levels of budget tyres are around 30 per cent worse than more premium tyres, meaning there’s greater potential for losing control of the car.

In other words, in good conditions budget tyres perform capably, but in countries like Britain where we typically experience more wet weather it’s worth paying a bit more for a better tyre.

Shockingly, drivers in the UK have a higher percentage of budget tyres fitted to their cars than any other country in Europe, earning Britain the controversial nickname of the European “dumping ground” for budget tyre manufacturers.

Post #366272 12th Feb 2019 5:05 pm
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F5JJT



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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Orkney Grey

I wonder if the "bird at work" would apply the same logic to birth control and condoms Whistle F2 3.2 i6 for the white stuff
F Type 3.0 V6 AWD for the fun stuff

Post #366274 12th Feb 2019 5:34 pm
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Largered



Member Since: 10 Jul 2016
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npinks wrote:

some of my richest friends are as tight as a Gnats chuff when it comes to parting money on everyday items



Well ! ..... you have never called me that before !!

, I use the FL2 for what it was made for. I spend 6mths/yr on a single road trip adventure.

Post #366293 12th Feb 2019 7:43 pm
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Jimboland



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England 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Santorini Black

F5JJT wrote:
I wonder if the "bird at work" would apply the same logic to birth control and condoms Whistle


Maybe she could "try before you buy" now that most pharmacies have a private consulting room.

J

Post #366371 13th Feb 2019 4:16 pm
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SouthamFL2



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Baltic Blue

Where motor vehicles are concerned, NEVER compromise on Brakes, Tyres, Oil and Fuel (in that order!)

Where birds are concerned, never compromise on protection, or bank accounts! Rolling with laughter

Post #366380 13th Feb 2019 5:41 pm
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j77



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npinks wrote:
i would hazard a guess the cheapest of tires will have to meet some sort of legal requirement, and be fit for purpose, so what if she chose to save some money on her tyres

some of my richest friends are as tight as a Gnats chuff when it comes to parting money on everyday items


That was my thinking.

Surly they have to be fit for purpose. 18MY Velar R-Dynamic SE D240, Fuji White

Post #366391 13th Feb 2019 8:22 pm
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RogB



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England 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Auto Barolo Black

some of these budget brands are downright dangerous though, they may meet legal requirements but they have been manufactured in the cheapest way possible and don't grip, or the compound breaks down easily etc etc.

as we used to say in the army, we were relying on kit that has been provided by the cheapest bidder, not the best quality one. 2012 '62' SD4 Auto Sport LE - Barolo black with black/ivory interior,

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