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Goddamnox



Member Since: 27 Apr 2021
Location: County Durham
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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Baltic Blue
17" FL2 Wheel and Tyre recommendations

Are there any recommendations for swapping from 19" alloys down to 17", lots of farm tracks and roads in the sticks going to be driven over the next few years as well as having to park on street in Bristol at the moment so the HSE 19" are going to get hammered so may need to go into storage or ebay....

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Paul4751



Member Since: 02 Mar 2018
Location: lightwater
Posts: 169

United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Alaska White

Did exactly what you are doing, a few years back. Bought an Sd4 HSE with standard 19" wheels and OMG was the ride as hard as nails compared to my previous TD4...too hard to live with. So I bought 2nd hand a set of 17" and fitted with brand new Continentals as per original spec for that size and they were a sheer delight for the next 39,500 miles. In 2019 I changed to Pirelli "all weather" and what a huge mistake! They wandered all over the place, every change of surface, and gradient, and white lines, were reflected in the direction of the steering wheel. I thought there was something seriously wrong and took car back for wheel realignment to the fitter and to another place for second opinion. All checked out as correct, so therefor it must be the tyres. Due to Covid and reduced miles the tyres are lasting forever but can't wait to get back to Contis for some straight line motoring. Hope that helps.

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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

Have standard fitment 17" 6 spoke GS alloys with 235/65 tyres, perfect comfort and current General Grabber AT3 have so far done 43000 miles. Had 18's on previous D2 which weren't ideal, anything 19" or above must be horrible. 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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dorsetfreelander



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Loire Blue

Just put four new Goodyear Wranglers on my 17" wheels. Black circles £403 and fitted by a local garage. Old ones (all replaced together) had done 30k miles, the fronts had about 4.5mm left and the rears about 3mm so decided to replace all 4. 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
FL2 GS 11 reg gearbox ,hesitation, exhaust sensors, wiper stalk,
FL2 XS 14 reg SD4 Auto , door lock problem @ 29k

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Goddamnox



Member Since: 27 Apr 2021
Location: County Durham
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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Baltic Blue

To be fair Ihave found the 19's absolutely fine on some 250+ mile motorway trips but around town and on anything B road or worse and yes they are unnervingly firm! I think the do look nice but when funds allow I will be looking for some 17's. Are the Continental tyres you suggest the conti cross?

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Lightwater



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Australia 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

Poodle rims.... or rather Extra Poodle rims! Look out on the for sale thead for second hand non poodle rims..... in other words 17".

245/70R17 is the best option. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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Paul4751



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United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Alaska White

Goddamnox wrote:
To be fair Ihave found the 19's absolutely fine on some 250+ mile motorway trips but around town and on anything B road or worse and yes they are unnervingly firm! I think the do look nice but when funds allow I will be looking for some 17's. Are the Continental tyres you suggest the conti cross?


YES

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Simon J



Member Since: 27 Jul 2019
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2008 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Auto Rimini Red

I fitted Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season 235/65R17 108 V XL about 13k miles ago and I have to say I find them entirely satisfactory. I don’t know if these are the same as the “all weather” ones referred to above but I don’t find any wandering whatsoever.

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Nodge68



Member Since: 15 Jul 2020
Location: Newquay
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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Manual Rimini Red

Yokohama Geolander AT 015 are brilliant in all conditions, so I'll be fitted a set to mine, when the current tyres need changing. 2009 Rimini Red SE, unfortunately previously maintained by a moron.

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riverblanche



Member Since: 11 Apr 2019
Location: Retford'ish
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England 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Orkney Grey

Hi,
think we may need a pair of tyres at the end of the year and it will be between the Yoko's or AT3's Question

not decided yet, as long as they also have the 3SP symbol for winter rated it may well be down to price

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my first ever FL2 and I've kept it longer than most other cars!
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Rommel



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England 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Fuji White

BF Goodrich urban terrain quiet on road very good off road and in snow never got stuck but most of all they will do high mileages, not cheap but worth it as they last. 2013 FL2 XS.
Defender 90 300 TDi.
Defender 90 300 TDi CSW.
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17 hand Irish Drought Thoroughbred (mostly lame)
Nagging Old Boiler.

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