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#179 of 188 I went with Pirellis for my 06 LR3
Jan 03, 2011 (7:26 pm)
I replaced the OEM Goodyears on my 06 LR3 at 27,000 miles in July 2010. I didn't realize how noisy the worn Goodyears were. I now run P255/60R-18 Pirelli Scorpion ATR XL Great tire on road and offroad, and very quiet. $1,300 for all 4 installed. I now have 34k miles and they look like new.
Certainly driving style matters but I think it's more that approx 80% of my miles are on highway with little braking. I've now clocked 34k miles and brakes are fine.
#180 of 188 Re: does anyone have a honest answer for which tires dont suck for 2006 lr3 [britman4]
Jan 04, 2011 (8:10 am)
Quick Update on the KUMHO Venture. 10,000 miles done. Tyres look as new, ride is still much quieter and smoother than the Wranglers.
Just had a pile of snow and they were excellent. Not a slip on loose or compacted snow or ice for that matter.
I agree with something I read elsewhere that these tyres are engineered very well indeed.
#181 of 188 Re: does anyone have a honest answer for which tires dont suck for 2006 lr3 [britman4]
Mar 28, 2011 (11:07 am)
I'm big on researching before I make any type of purchase. Based on my findings I chose to put Toyo tires on my 06' LR3. I drive a lot for work, highway and in the city. I live in Kansas City so we get a little bit of everything when it comes to weather, snow, ice, rain...
I couldn't be happier with my tire purchase! 52,000mi on my LR3 when I bought the Toyos and now 99,000mi I am gong back for another set! They still have decent tread left but I travel extensively and do not want to risk loosing traction in the rain driving 80mi an hour. Bought them at Goodyear, they were $915, 4 tires, taxes, fees, balance...free rotation as recommended. I do keep up with the rotation schedule and all other maintenance requirements. I blow past everyone without a worry in the snow...love my Toyos!!! They were also very quiet and made for a smooth ride!
#182 of 188 Land Rover Cherry Hill/Princeton = Dead Wrong
May 24, 2011 (4:20 pm)
I got an '07 LR3 in the fall of '08 and have just finished with my third set of tires. Between LR Cherry Hill dispelling my concers ("service bulletins, oh those are just usually put out by the manufacturers and are not like they are recalls or anything", from one of the service dept managers) as to why I need all new tires after paying over $1000 for tires and alignment less than a year ago, I chose to go see their evil twin down the road at LR Princeton (engine light came on also by the way). They blew off the very irregular wear of the rear passenger tire (which I replaced at LRCH after I walke outside one morning to find the wire showing through the tire not long after having my 45K service done there) and just told me my alignment was severely off (I do no off roading and avoid potholes like the plague) and needed to align me and hustle (oops) I mean sell me four better brand Toyos (and do a flush for that engine light). $1300 later, I rode home last night to my steering wheel leaning a bit to the left slightly and a bumpier ride than my Wranglers. By the way, my engine light came back on as I pulled into home.
#183 of 188 Re: does anyone have a honest answer for which tires dont suck for 2006 lr3 [nyzombie1]
Nov 24, 2011 (4:54 pm)
Sorry for the late response and you may not like my answer, but Pirelli Scorpion ATR's , not the Scorpion Zeros!, have been a great solution for me on my 2006 LR3 HSE. Ive heard nothing but bad news about the 'Zeros' no matter what brand of car they are installed on. I replaced the OE Goodyears at 11K miles with the Pirelli ATR's. The Goodyears were absolutely terrible (a well known fact)...noise being the worst complaint...bad!! I now have 46K on the ATR's and I'm about ready to install a new set. They've been excellent in every respect...quiet and handle well on the highway, dry and wet, also good on snow and ice and off-road. I've driven with them in all conditions...still quiet and smooth on a 2,500 mi highway road trip last summer. Probably would have done better on the mileage had I been more diligent about rotating...just a little uneven wear now. The 'dealers' will all try to sell you on the 'Zeros' or Mich. 'Latitudes'....or even the new OE Continental 4'x4' Contacts...none of them a true all terrain tire. Who knows, perhaps you will want to test your LR's true capabilities someday?...might as well have that option.
#184 of 188 I need new tires-2007 LR3
Dec 04, 2011 (12:26 pm)
For the love of Pete! I can't believe I've had such a hard time figuring out what kind/size/type/etc tires to replace the Wranglers on my truck, which are bare!
Do I buy online & find a mechanic who can properly put them on my LR3?
Do I pay through the nose at the dealership ( only 1 here in the Minneapolis area)?
Do I go to a discounter like Sam's/Costco/Discount Tire & trust that they can properly install them?
Currently I have 31k miles on my LR3 & am replacing the Goodyear Wrangler 255/60/R18 tires my truck came with. I have seen good recommendations about Toyo Open Country A/T's & Toyo Proxies, Kumho ( no specific tire size was noted) & Nitto Terra Grapplers.
Anyone who is pleased with their tire choice? Or NOT pleased ( and why)
Where did you buy them?
Who installed them?
What was the cost to purchase/install/align?
Thanks SO MUCH in advance!
I drive on road 99% of the time, but do live in Minnesota & we get hit with a ton of snow.
#185 of 188 Best tire for your 2006-up lr3 TOYO open country HT
Dec 08, 2011 (8:42 pm)
This tire has 720+ tread wear A traction A for temp
It's good for on pavement and also for slight off roading( I'm mean
Slight) if you do of road a lot then get the toyo open country MT
Or wrangler MTR. Toyo has a brute look and it will look good on
#186 of 188 Re: does anyone have a honest answer for which tires dont suck for 2006 lr3 [nyzombie1]
Dec 08, 2011 (8:47 pm)
I will recommend toyo open country HT. It has a 720 tread wear A traction A Temp. This tire will look good on you're lr3. It is good on pavement
And slight off road. I have mine for years and the treads still deep.
They don't wear much.
#187 of 188 Re: does anyone have a honest answer for which tires dont suck for 2006 lr3 [britman4]
Dec 13, 2011 (12:36 pm)
I bought an '06 LR3 SE 2+ years ago. It had the OEM wranglers which were very noisy and had a horrible wear pattern (inside rear was bald). Aligned vehicle at the dealer in Annapolis and had them install a set I ordered from TireRack.com. (General Grabber AT/2). Hard to believe, but honestly a night & day difference on road noise! The All Terrain tire was so much quieter than the all-season Wranglers they replaced! Very happy with tires in 3 blizzards on the East coast, then we moved to California and have loved them in the record snow fall we had last year at Lake Tahoe / Sierra region. On road handling and noise are still like new (after 35,000 miles on them now)! Highly recommend the General Grabber AT/2's. We don't do "off-roading" on the Rubicon trail type stuff, but routinely head to the ski slopes and have even traversed "closed in winter due to no snow plowing" roads (inadvertently that is as we 'trusted' the GPS errantly down the "Mormom Emigrant Trail!") -- and we never got stuck... obviously a function of many things; tires, LR3!!!, etc.
#188 of 188 Re: I need new tires-2007 LR3 [tripletmommy]
Dec 27, 2011 (11:06 am)
After much research and comparisons, I am going to try the Toyo Open Country HT's. I have gone through 2 sets of Goodyears since Dec 2007 have pushed this last set as far as I feel comfortable.
I am purchasing this set (4) of TOYO's at Tire Discounters and I am getting them mounted, balanced, and a 4 wheel alignment for $1K.