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Lightwater



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Australia 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

255/60R18 here, same width! http://www.freel2.com/forum/topic32292.html Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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Post #371178 1st May 2019 11:06 am
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fatbutcher



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Firenze Red

itsaguything wrote:
I have the very same question. In my research I went to landroverforums.com and discovered many threads on this very situation. A few of the members there seem to be very pleased with their installations.

So,... I 'finally' scheduled a fitment of the 255/55-19 Duratracs and will get back to you.

Edit: Apologies, just read the other's posts. Glad to hear the diameter is ok! Now about this width...


How did you get on with your fit? I have these tyres ready to go on, just think I might need some spacers on the rear to help clear the shock.

Post #373385 11th Jun 2019 2:04 am
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itsaguything



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Canada 2013 LR2 2.0T HSE Auto Firenze Red

In the end, Pirelli Scorpion A/T... a better price than the Duratracs.
And get this: 265/60/18 fit!

Very Happy Guy Pensa
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Carel Kriek



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South Africa 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Orkney Grey

Just fitted Hancook Dynapro's 255 x 55 x R19. Did a full clearance check and no problems. On our other Freelander SD4 we have 255 x 60 x R18 for more than a year. Gravel, sand and lots of towing an off-road caravan are no problem.
Both cars have a much improved ride (smoother over small corrugations) than the standard sizes. 2013 SD4 SE (hers)
2013 SD4 HSE (mine)
Ex: 2008 D3 V8 HSE

Post #373997 25th Jun 2019 7:40 am
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Boxbrownie



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

itsaguything wrote:
In the end, Pirelli Scorpion A/T... a better price than the Duratracs.
And get this: 265/60/18 fit!

Very Happy


On the standard wheels I’d love to see the rear strut clearance......only got about 5mm with my 255/55x18 Wink Regards

David

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Post #374005 25th Jun 2019 9:54 am
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dorsetfreelander



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Loire Blue

Tradewind 35 wrote:
Anyone run changing tyre and wheel spec from Manufacturer recommended sizes past their motor insurer for a view as to whether that is street legal under Con and Use regs or if a loading is put on the premium if it is legal? I imagine that in the event of an RTA one might get into poops if the modification is picked up by a potential litigant or the fuzz.
Clearly when off roading all the Highways guff does not apply but seems risky business to me.


Our first 08 reg FL2 was an "S" spec with 16" wheels. I can't remember actual the tyre size but when I came to replace them (originals) I ran into a few problems phoning tyre suppliers who said things like "are you sure that's the sort that's on there sir?" One tyre dealer refused to replace them as he said that they were Transit Van tyres and should no have been put on a 4x4. And these were original fitment! (I guess during Ford ownership). 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
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Post #374012 25th Jun 2019 11:27 am
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Boxbrownie



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Of course the tyre dealer knew better than the development engineers from a multi billion pound/dollar motor company Rolling Eyes

Laughing Regards

David

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Post #374015 25th Jun 2019 12:39 pm
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Boxbrownie



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

The police are more concerned your tyres are road “worthy” without cracks, tears, bald patches or under/over inflated than being 10/20mm wider.

Also it’s odd that it is perfectly legal to go and fit some part worn tyres with completely unknown history for £10 each which are the correct size but fit a brand new set of Michelin/Pirelli for £450+ etc premium tyres of slightly different size (which varies less than the manufacturers lower tyre options) and everyone and their lap cat shouts foul! Censored

C’est la Vie....... Regards

David

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Post #374016 25th Jun 2019 12:47 pm
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