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#4288 of 4548 Re: LR3 update [koesler]
Jul 21, 2007 (8:15 am)
Koesler, I have 15,000 miles on my 2006 LR3 HSE... and my tires are also wearing evenly as far as I can tell. They are getting more noisy than when they were new.
I had to have my rear-view mirror replaced as the black coating on the garage buttons started to flake off. Land Rover put on a whole new style mirror with the buttons on the bottom which I like better.
I have never gotten the gas mileage that you have. I get 11-11.5 mpg's in the city and about 19 on the road.
So far with a year and half of ownership, I'm very pleased with my LR3.
#4289 of 4548 Re: LR3 update [pfolk]
Jul 21, 2007 (7:15 pm)
I did too but I dont think they have a size for the standard SE wheel (18 inch?)
#4290 of 4548 Tires and 2008 model
Aug 14, 2007 (12:22 am)
Hello there, I am wondering about the Michelin Synchrones, as Michelin lists the Synchrones as meant for model 2005 HSE LR3s ONLY. Is it ok to use them from LR3 models 2007-2008?
EDIT:I have recently found out that all 08' LR3 HSE models have wood trim!
#4291 of 4548 Re: LR3 update [ssp1]
Aug 14, 2007 (9:29 am)
I think thats correct. i tried to replace the OE with Synchrones and there was not a size for the regular SE wheel
Aug 16, 2007 (5:12 am)
My 2005 HSE has about 30,000 miles w/original tires. I'm looking for new, beefier tires for off road. The 19" seems to be limited in choices. I've considered trading for 18" to get a bigger tire.
#4293 of 4548 Re: HSE Beefier Tires [gordongecko]
Aug 16, 2007 (6:24 am)
What kind of off-road driving do you do? A "beefier" tire sounds like a snow/mud tire. If you don't do a lot of driving in those conditions, you are going to get a lot more tire noise during your on-road driving with not much off-road benefit. I wouldn't do that.
If your off-road driving is mostly on unpaved forest roads, most any good A/T tire should do it and will give you a reasonably quiet ride on-road. Pirellis are also a good tire to consider, although the Synchrones have had good reviews too.
The 19's are clearly a fad. If I could have ordered my HSE without them, I would have. The 18's should give you better ride comfort and may open up more options for you in off-road tires.
#4294 of 4548 Re: HSE Beefier Tires [gordongecko]
Aug 16, 2007 (7:24 am)
I think the syncrhones fit your size but not the 18'
thats been the recommended alternative and per pfolk i agree-unless you are competing off road the syncrhones will do the trick. i have michelin all weather tour tires (didnt want them but thats what LR replaced my GY with re the tire wear issue). And they have been fine in rocky, muddy and dirt forest roads, plus the ride is noiseless
#4295 of 4548 Re: HSE Beefier Tires [pfolk]
Aug 20, 2007 (3:20 am)
Thanks for the replies pfolk and ssp1.
I don't plan on a monster truck ralley, but I don't like the look or performance of the stock low profile tires. I live in Colorado and do go off road, sometimes more than forest service road.
I think I just want tires that are not low profile, I think I'll check around some tire shops here to see what they recommend. I just haven't been able to find anything on the internet, all the tire sites recommend the same tire/size I have. The Synchrones sound like they may work, maybe I need a different size tire?
#4297 of 4548 Re: HSE Beefier Tires [gordongecko]
Aug 20, 2007 (9:00 am)
See if you can find an independant land rover service center near by and ask their advice. I went through the same question and issue you were facing regarding new tires.
I asked literally a dozen people who know tires from land rover people to tire people. From personal experience and what i was told: The synchrones may be very similar to the original equipment size and performance. I think they will wear better and they will stay quieter. Most of the guys i talked to said without a doubt they are better quality than the GY wranglers. But they would not necessarily improve off road performance. For off road performance I was told the Nitto Grapplers and the BF Goodrich All Terrain TA/KO were both great tires. I dont know if they come in the right size for the HSE. There will be increase noise but perhaps you willget some comfort from the fact that the noise comes with the better off road performance, there will be some piece of mind. All web sites and tire people start with the "recommended size." some tire stores will only put on the factory recommended size due to liability issues (whatever those are). I was advised to go to an independant tire shop. But that said I just had BF goodrich's installed on my 95 RR classic in a size larger than the recommended specs.
I am certainly not a tire expert but usually someone at an independant shop for Land rovers has good experience in this area. There is a guy named Ed Tassel (sp?) at Land Rover Mission Viejo who knows tires well or in CO http://www.jcrover4x4.com/ or someone here may know http://www.solihullsociety.org/about-us/
Please post what you find out if you dont mind.