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Steve9bug



Member Since: 01 Oct 2017
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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4_e HSE Auto Stornoway Grey
Wheel and tyre change

Right running 235-60-18 but want to run some



chunky 235-65-17 on winter wheels anyone running these and any issues with rubbing

Post #381854 27th Nov 2019 7:20 pm
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Lightwater



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They will be very noisy.

https://tiresize.com/tyre-size-calculator/

I think you will need a pair of Uvex-xv 37db earmuffs! (I have a pair & they are about as good as you can get)

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Post #381867 28th Nov 2019 3:46 am
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ozjeff62



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Australia 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Ipanema Sand

235/65/17 is a standard fitment so there shouldn't be any issue. I have that size myself.

I use the online tyre size calculator a lot, it's terrific for checking what kind of ET you can use with different rim and tyre combinations. Have fun.

That is one hell of a tread pattern. MY11 SD4 SE Auto

Post #381882 28th Nov 2019 10:41 am
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RealBeale



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Sumatra Black

Yeah, biggest problem will be noise. But it won't be too bad. Oh, and a drop in mpg.


Incidentally , I ran MT's on my Freelander 1 for a short time - maybe 2-3 months, but had to remove them.
The tyre noise noise would resonate through the roll cage at around 30mph and cause a sort of high pitched humming. This would get worse up to it's peak at 37MPH. If, for some reason you held it at 37MPH, then within 30 seconds this resonance would cause headaches and nausea. I kid you not. Must be something to do with the shape and acoustics of the 3 door as did it on both .




Post #381886 28th Nov 2019 12:15 pm
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Steve9bug



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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4_e HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

Put them on my winter wheels fit no issues as yet not to bad on noise can still hear music with window down

Post #381899 28th Nov 2019 4:49 pm
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Steve9bug



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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4_e HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

Put them on my winter wheels fit no issues as yet not to bad on noise can still hear music with window down




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Lightweight Syncro



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RealBeale wrote:





Love the look

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Bobupndown



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Steve9bug wrote:
Put them on my winter wheels fit no issues as yet not to bad on noise can still hear music with window down






Fantastic grip from those mud terrains, can climb vertically Rolling with laughter
Do you use the tyres for what they are intended or is ot simply the look you like?
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Post #382292 5th Dec 2019 9:49 pm
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RealBeale



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Sumatra Black

Steve, at that size they're around 3mm taller than my 265/60/18's. How are they at rubbing the rear of the front wheel arch on lock ? Mine rub if on lock and the suspension is being compressed. Thought it would be more pronounced with taller MT tyres.

Post #382296 5th Dec 2019 10:05 pm
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