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grumsel



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Netherlands 2012 Freelander 2 TD4 Sport Auto Barolo Black

I have them since spring 2019, still looking fine. Have a set of winter tires so only 1 summer of real use. 2020 the car was standing still most of the time like is is now. I did not swap them, they are still on the original corners. I am happy with them, no regrets.

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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

Lakelander wrote:
I have a FL2 2013 currently fitted with Pirelli Scorpian Zero 235/60.18 which I think are the same as the original factory spec. Need changing soon and was going to replace with Pirelli Scorpian Verde all season.
However had a rethink. I have always found the steering too light and floaty ( although my daily drive is a Defender!) Yesterday had some work done at my local indie and they lent me a 2008 model HSE with 197000 on the clock. It drove very well and the steering seemed weightier and more pleasant for me.
It was running General Grabber AT 235/65 .17 so I wonder if the tyres could make a difference for me? The Grabbers weren't noisy and the car handled very nicely ( for a FL 2 that is !)
Anybody got views on All terrain tyres for normal motoring?


I run ATs all the time, have done for years. I don't notice any draw back regarding handling or noise. Predominantly on tarmac and plenty of long towing trips in France. Longevity is brilliant. My Freelander is a do it all family vehicle I fit do it all tyres. No complaints. 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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Sidthecat



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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Orkney Grey

GlynnB wrote:
I have just fitted 4 Michelin Cross Climate SUV's. Couldn't believe the deal I got online at On Your Drive (Halfords). £480 fully fitted on my drive with voucher code on their homepage.


Bought mine elsewhere but Thumbs Up for the CCs - had them previously on my Subaru Forester hence my choosing them ahead of the Scorpions

Post #408956 11th Jun 2021 5:39 pm
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DaveS44



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My 2014 14 is on its original Goodyear Wrangler HPs, date code 0914, has 25k on the clock and 4 to 5mm tread left. With my low annual mileage, 5k, I am expecting a couple more years out of them. LR2 SD4 GS
D2 TD5 S

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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

Lakelander wrote:
I have a FL2 2013 currently fitted with Pirelli Scorpion Zero 235/60.18 which I think are the same as the original factory spec. Need changing soon and was going to replace with Pirelli Scorpion Verde all season.
However had a rethink. I have always found the steering too light and floaty ( although my daily drive is a Defender!) Yesterday had some work done at my local indie and they lent me a 2008 model HSE with 197000 on the clock. It drove very well and the steering seemed weightier and more pleasant for me.
It was running General Grabber AT 235/65 .17 so I wonder if the tyres could make a difference for me? The Grabbers weren't noisy and the car handled very nicely ( for a FL 2 that is !)
Anybody got views on All terrain tyres for normal motoring?


Another vote for Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season tyres.
They are the latest LR factory fit and I find them responsive on the road, and quiet when fast cruising on motorway.

I had Pirelli Scorpion Verde on previously and their rate of wear seemed better than Continentals that both my FL2 were supplied with originally..
The 'Zero' tyres have better wet grip figures than the (designed for economy) 'Verde' tyres. - In my part of the country it rains much, much, more than it snows.

Image of old Continental and new Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season from previous post.

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 FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles) (MY2011)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 52k+ miles) (MY2015)

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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

DaveS44 wrote:
My 2014 14 is on its original Goodyear Wrangler HPs, date code 0914, has 25k on the clock and 4 to 5mm tread left. With my low annual mileage, 5k, I am expecting a couple more years out of them.


7 year old tyres? 😲
Not for me! 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)

Post #408964 11th Jun 2021 9:30 pm
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ReggiePerrin



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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Firenze Red

Bobupndown wrote:

7 year old tyres? 😲
Not for me!


Personal preference of course - I change caravan tyres at seven years old bug I have never had car tyres last anything like that long - but there are lots of differing opinions on when otherwise serviceable tyres should be retired by virtue old age. A couple of examples:

Continental Tyres wrote:

All tyres (including spare tyres) more than ten years old should be removed from service and replaced with new tyres.

https://www.continental-tyres.co.uk/car/al...cing-tyres


Kwikfit wrote:

Tyre Age when buying new tyres
Tyres are considered to be ‘new’ and are suitable for retail sale for, up to 5 years from the original date of production with recommended storage guidance from tyre manufacturers.

Post #408971 11th Jun 2021 10:13 pm
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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

I change my caravan tyres at 5 years which is what is most often recommended. Some say (no, not describing the Stig here) that 7 is the maximum age for caravan tyres. I've seen and heard of too many caravans having blow outs causing inconvenience or at worst complete destruction of the van. Don't fancy that happening, or taking a risk that it might, it would be a terrible way to end a holiday. Small price to pay for peace of mind. 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)

Post #408974 12th Jun 2021 9:52 am
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Lakelander



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Orkney Grey

Bobupndown wrote:
Lakelander wrote:
I have a FL2 2013 currently fitted with Pirelli Scorpian Zero 235/60.18 which I think are the same as the original factory spec. Need changing soon and was going to replace with Pirelli Scorpian Verde all season.
However had a rethink. I have always found the steering too light and floaty ( although my daily drive is a Defender!) Yesterday had some work done at my local indie and they lent me a 2008 model HSE with 197000 on the clock. It drove very well and the steering seemed weightier and more pleasant for me.
It was running General Grabber AT 235/65 .17 so I wonder if the tyres could make a difference for me? The Grabbers weren't noisy and the car handled very nicely ( for a FL 2 that is !)
Anybody got views on All terrain tyres for normal motoring?


I run ATs all the time, have done for years. I don't notice any draw back regarding handling or noise. Predominantly on tarmac and plenty of long towing trips in France. Longevity is brilliant. My Freelander is a do it all family vehicle I fit do it all tyres. No complaints.


Looks like General Grabbers are not available in my size 235/60/R18. That's a pity. Defender County Station Wagon 2013 Orkney Grey
FL2 SD4 XS 2013 Orkney Grey

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Jack frost



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Bobupndown wrote:
I change my caravan tyres at 5 years which is what is most often recommended. Some say (no, not describing the Stig here) that 7 is the maximum age for caravan tyres. I've seen and heard of too many caravans having blow outs causing inconvenience or at worst complete destruction of the van. Don't fancy that happening, or taking a risk that it might, it would be a terrible way to end a holiday. Small price to pay for peace of mind.


Don’t worry about a terrible way to end a holiday, think about the rest of us stuck behind you idiots on the roads Rolling with laughter

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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

According to Blackcircles they do. Maybe not a common size but I'm sure could be ordered? 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)

Post #408980 12th Jun 2021 11:18 am
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ReggiePerrin



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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Firenze Red

Jack frost wrote:

Don’t worry about a terrible way to end a holiday, think about the rest of us stuck behind you idiots on the roads Rolling with laughter

Where’s Chicken George when you need him? Rolling with laughter

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Jack frost



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That man should be the minister for transport Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

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janderson41



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Scotland 

As a new FL2 owner I am very interested in this topic.
Probably need to fit tyres for the winter
On my Disco ,s I just fitted chinese tyres as per the tyre company. 50 k miles on first set and sold the car with only 4K on last set with negligible wear. Appreciate the front wheel drive will,cause more wear but the thought of replacing tyres at 17k miles horrifies me. When the time comes I will probably go for an all year round tyre.
Enjoying all the comments Jim A
Fl2 HSE 2010 auto
Disco 2Td5 auto 2002 gone
Disci 1 300Tdi auto 1996 gone

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janderson41



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Forgot to say my Chinese tyres 235/70 R16,cost me £72 a corner fitted.
Makes you think Jim A
Fl2 HSE 2010 auto
Disco 2Td5 auto 2002 gone
Disci 1 300Tdi auto 1996 gone

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