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Leonidas1978



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Winter/All season tyre preferences sought...

Hi All,

Long time lurker, first time poster... and all that Censored .

I'm fairly positive that this question has been asked so many times that you all hate it. But... What winter/all season tyres do you all think are any good?

I have an '09 Freelander 2, had it for 7 years now and for 5 of them I've had Goodyear Wrangler HP's on it. At first I really liked them and didn't have any complaints. But then I moved home and had to drive down a gravel track and, over time, the tread on the tyres began to slice open at the edges, I can only assume from the terrain, turning the wheels on it over time etc. It's been playing on my mind for this upcoming winter and today I've been browsing online for a new set. I can get the Wranglers for basically the same price I paid for them years ago but... I'm put off them now.

So... Does anyone have any long-term positive (or negative) recommendations for tyre replacements? I've been looking at Pirelli scorpion verde's/p zeros, General Grabbers, Hankooks, Toyos and lots more. I need something for mainly road use but travelling to and from work on neglected British B-roads out in the sticks, on wet, flooded surfaces so I need something that's well behaved and easy to live with on the daily commute, but also something that I can be confident with if I need to use them in anger, which I have needed before in mud and ice.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

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Sidthecat



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Think you’ve pretty much summed it up in your first paragraph. If you use the search facility you’ll find endless threads on this very topic and there’s no one answer.

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General Grabber AT3, great hard wearing tyre. I put 48000 miles on my last set. Similar position to you living down a stony lane which takes its toll. Currently running my summer tyres which are Pirelli scorpion Verde but need a new set this year, considering GGs again but also like the look of Michelin latitude cross. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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NoDo$h



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What size wheels do you have? Some tyres available for some rims, not for others.

Also roughly how many miles a year do you do? While fuel economy is always a consideration, there's always a trade-off with different tyre types, prices etc against any nominal changes in economy.

I ran Falken Wildpeak A/T AT3WA on mine - they are a winter rated (TPMSF) all season All Terrain tyre capable of holding up well on gravel and mud and well suited to rural Dorset roads (I'm a DT2 postcode).

You lose a couple of MPG over a dedicated tarmac tyre, but they deal with potholes, mud, grass, gravel and they hold really well on tarmac (I've never found their limit, wet or dry, and I push the car hard at times). Current driveway contents:
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Aveling



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Falken Wildpeak for me here too.
I've done 30,000 miles on mine now and still have plenty of tread left - they're worn down to 4.8mm on average now.
Excellent roadholding wet or dry, and not failed in the muddy stuff so far - but nothing too serious.
Mine are 19"

Post #425303 16th Sep 2022 10:36 am
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