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Tyre Choice
Michelin Cross Climate
30%
 30%  [9]
Michelin Latitude Cross
10%
 10%  [3]
Pirelli Scorpion Verde
3%
 3%  [1]
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
36%
 36%  [11]
General Grabber AT3
13%
 13%  [4]
General Grabber GT
6%
 6%  [2]
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Paul4751



Member Since: 02 Mar 2018
Location: lightwater
Posts: 157

United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Alaska White

I renewed from Continentals which did 39,500 miles to Pirelli Verde all weather, and included an alignment check, and the car instantly became a wandering star. I began to notice every white line, change in camber, and varying road surfaces. Returned to fitter for alignment check and was confirmed as accurate. 4 months later had to have new track rod ends for MOT and again an alignment check by AN Other, and thought this would straighten out the wander, but made no difference. It must be down to the tyres. I've learned to live with it and the 18 month wear seems to be even so far, but I'll not be having Pirellis again whatever the wear performance.

Post #393998 9th Jul 2020 8:22 am
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axle



Member Since: 11 Sep 2016
Location: Warwickshire
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England 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Santorini Black

At least you will be able to cut in what ever tread pattern you want Smile Common sense isn't very common.
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2007 Land Rover Freelander2 I6 hse Auto in Black with LPG
2016 Suzuki Celery Cool
2000 Land Rover Defender Santiago

Post #394005 9th Jul 2020 10:18 am
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Bobupndown



Member Since: 26 Dec 2014
Location: Upside down behind the TV!
Posts: 1338

United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

General Grabbers for my vote Thumbs Up

Ive driven on them exclusively for last 12 years on the 2 Landrovers using AT2, AT and now AT3, I have found them to be hard wearing offering good grip and longevity.

Also run GG GT tyres on my wife's VW Tiguan, just fitted its 3 set and these easily last 40000 miles.

Apart from BF Godridge AT/TA which I have often considered but never bought due to the price difference with the GGs these are the only brand I plan on using in future. 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 #394028 9th Jul 2020 4:40 pm
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O-B-Wan003



Member Since: 12 Sep 2017
Location: county Down
Posts: 56

United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

I had been using Michelin Cross Climate's for the past two years and found them excellent but didn't wear as well as I had expected. The inside shoulders had worn significantly after 26k miles but generally a very good tyre especially in the wet. Never used in anger apart from towing a caravan across a grass field or a little beach combing Very Happy but would definitely go back to them. The spare was a brand new Pirelli Scorpion Zero so decided to buy 3 more and use a cross climate as the spare. The Zero's get a good rating as well so will see how they go with towing but in our climate in NI don't expect harsh Scottish winters Laughing

Post #394030 9th Jul 2020 7:33 pm
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IanMetro



Member Since: 11 Sep 2017
Location: Somerset BS21
Posts: 1613

United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

I note that Volvo recommend this Noise Reducing Pirelli Scorpion Zero on the Volvo XC60.

It has B rated Economy, A rated Wet Road Grip, and 69db Noise. Also top end price.

Has anyone tried these and are they worth the money?

Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season NCS product description & features

Includes Pirelli NCS technology to reduce noise
Asymmetric tread pattern to enhance grip
Lower chance of aquaplaning

The Scorpion Zero All Season NCS has been designed by Pirelli to deliver outstanding performance for premium SUV vehicles.

Featuring an optimised asymmetric tread pattern that incorporates numerous sipes and grooves of various sizes and patterns, the Scorpion Zero All Season NCS delivers outstanding grip in snowy conditions. It also has a lower risk of aquaplaning thanks to the four circumferential groves within the tread pattern allowing water to be quickly removed from the tyre.

It features Pirelli specially designed Noise Cancelling System (NCS) technology – which aims to decrease noise through a sound absorbing device that has been applied to the inside wall of the tyre. This new technology substantially reduce noise of the Scorpion Zero All Season NCS, creating a more comfortable ride.


https://www.blackcircles.com/tyres/brands/...orAllSizes FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles) (MY2011)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 50k+ miles) (MY2015)

Post #394032 9th Jul 2020 8:41 pm
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jules



Member Since: 13 Dec 2007
Location: The Wilds of Warwickshire
Posts: 2297

United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Firenze Red

Im happy with my Nokian Weatherproof tyres Jules

Post #394037 9th Jul 2020 10:00 pm
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Jack frost



Member Since: 21 Dec 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 668

United Kingdom 

Dunlop Ditch Finders for me Very Happy

Post #394049 10th Jul 2020 7:02 am
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sid



Member Since: 16 Jul 2015
Location: devon
Posts: 309

England 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Manual Stornoway Grey

sailun terramax,national tyres/devon mobile tyres,good grip god wearing,good price under 80 pound (not fitted)

Post #394124 11th Jul 2020 9:47 pm
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GundogSD4



Member Since: 04 Dec 2019
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 353

England 2015 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Santorini Black

Continental Cross Contact LX Sport 235/55/R19 factory fit LR & Volvo, Not the cheapest budget tyres but LR's are not cheap budget cars... :thumbsup:

Post #394132 12th Jul 2020 8:44 am
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riverblanche



Member Since: 11 Apr 2019
Location: Retford'ish
Posts: 232

England 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Orkney Grey

O-B-Wan003 wrote:
The inside shoulders had worn significantly after 26k miles Laughing


Hi,
did you get your tracking/suspension bushes checked when fitting the new set of tyres Question
or you could be replacing them early again, if all is good they should wear even

Thumbs Up .

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Post #394144 12th Jul 2020 5:03 pm
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Worms



Member Since: 31 Oct 2017
Location: Highlands
Posts: 545

Scotland 2010 Freelander 2 TD4_e GS Manual Zermatt Silver

Paul4751 wrote:
I renewed from Continentals which did 39,500 miles to Pirelli Verde all weather, and included an alignment check, and the car instantly became a wandering star...


That was my experience of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde in the non all-weather version. Changed to Vredestein Quatrac 5s and been happy ever since (now on my second set), with the first set having had two that did 51,000 miles and two that did 41,000 miles. The Quatracs come with the “three peaks and snowflake” symbol and have served me well on wet and sometimes snowy Highland roads. 2010 model year FL2 TD4e GS - now at 142,000 miles, 62,000 of them mine.
Previously:
‘93 Defender 110 200TDi CSW
‘87 Defender 90 4 cyl Petrol
‘83 110 CSW V8 - best ever!
Range Rover 2-door V8 (not sure of year - 4-speed box and vacuum diff switch)
Series III SWB Diesel

Post #394155 13th Jul 2020 5:49 am
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Deafender



Member Since: 09 Mar 2019
Location: Buckingham
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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Zermatt Silver

Quote:
I had been using Michelin Cross Climate's for the past two years and found them excellent but didn't wear as well as I had expected. The inside shoulders had worn significantly after 26k miles


Times 2 on this. I had the same on my FL2 last month and had to get both lower suspension arms changed as the bushes were shot - tyres gone on the inside edge '000's of miles ahead of the rear tyres instead of about the same time ... serves me right for not getting the bushes checked when I last changed the tyres (or at least, getting a full alignment check which would have highlighted the issue) - the previous ones were a bit more worn on the inside but the tyres were at end of life anyway so I didn't pay enough attention.

I'm on the Pirelli Scorpion Verdes now, out in the rain and roundabouts around Milton Keynes - helped by now having wheels all properly aligned - no complaints at all. 2009 Freelander 2 HSE... had an engine transplant and staying for the 200,000 mile mark - at least!!
2002 Jaguar XK8 Coupe... very different to the Freelander, just as pleasing for us!

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Dakers



Member Since: 29 Feb 2016
Location: Herts/Beds
Posts: 70

United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Indus Silver

Thanks all, seems the more I read the more confused I get!

I know I definitely need to get booked in for a wheel alignment too sharpish, but I'd like to pick the new boots soon too.

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Dakers



Member Since: 29 Feb 2016
Location: Herts/Beds
Posts: 70

United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Indus Silver

Opted for. The Michelin Latitude Cross from Costco in the end. Nice chunky look without too much compromise, and with what looks like twice the tread depth that the Cross Climates came with!



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bxzx16v



Member Since: 11 Jul 2013
Location: Sunny Sheffield
Posts: 522

England 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Auto Barolo Black

Good choice 👌

Mark 2009 FL2 TD4 SE (Sadly gone)
2007 FL2 TD4 GS (The wifes)
2012 FL2 SD4 SPORT LE

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