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Land Rover LR3, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#2 of 188 Replacment tires
Oct 01, 2006 (2:53 pm)
I have a 2005 LR3 with about 18K miles - the original Goodyears are worn and have been very noisy since about 10K miles. I remember seeing similar complaints posted in the past regarding attempts to have Land Rover cover the cost of the replacements (tires on a $50K+ vehicle should not be this bad). Two questions (1) did anyone set a precedence by geeting reimbursed by LR, and (2) is there a concensus on what is the best replacement tire for the LR3? Thanks for your help.
#3 of 188 Re: Replacment tires [jobie]
Oct 02, 2006 (9:08 am)
I had teh same problem, (at 20k) you should inspect them very closley as they are probably worn to the point of being a hydroplane or blow out risk. There is a tech service bulletin about bush geometry whatever that is which refers to premature tire wear. The dealer's service manager was a dick about it so I had to turn up the heat, anyway Landrover Canada is paying for 50% of the cost of replacing the tires, Landrover has said not to rotate (not even front to back) the tires. I am going to investigate the reason as it makes no sense.
Goodyear is coming out with a slightly lower speed rated tire (rubber not so soft) which will probably wear longer. All that said the Goodyears don't seem to be that great of a tire - when I lifted the old ones into my truck they were remarkably light. Heavier tire = more rubber = better tire. Subscribe to the land rover tech info site its well worth the money.
#4 of 188 Re: Replacment tires [jobie]
Oct 02, 2006 (10:27 am)
Mine went bad before 20K. The noise was terrible. Goodyear "prorated" them at their inflated prices, but it still came to $800. I wouldn't ever buy those tires if there was a bigger selection in the 19" size. Good luck...
#5 of 188 Re: Replacment tires [jobie]
Oct 03, 2006 (3:41 pm)
I have a 2005 LR3 with about 18K miles - the original Goodyears are worn and have been very noisy since about 10K miles. I remember seeing similar complaints posted in the past regarding attempts to have Land Rover cover the cost of the replacements (tires on a $50K+ vehicle should not be this bad). Two questions (1) did anyone set a precedence by geeting reimbursed by LR
I did - Budds in Oakville, ON just replaced the tires for me a few weeks ago, free of charge. Same issue exactly, noisy Goodyears. I have new Goodyears now/
#6 of 188 Re: LR3 Tire Issues [ssp1]
Oct 24, 2006 (12:33 am)
That's a massive undertaking but this is a start!
#7 of 188 Question about tires and rims.
Oct 31, 2006 (1:31 pm)
I've got the LR3 HSE with 19" rims.
What rules do I need to follow to get something like a 16 or 17" steel rim with offroad or winter tires.
I don't have the exact spec of the tire sizes with me, but just at a guess - 235/50/R19 would read to me like 235mm wide, side profile is 50% of that, rims size is 19" - so the total diameter would be 19" plus 117.5mm (4.6")for a grand total of 23.6 inches?
If I wanted a 17" rim, I would need a side profile of 6.6 inches... or for a 16" rim, a side profile of 7.6 inches?
I understand that I need to try and maintain the same outside diameter to keep the speedo and odometer accurate. not sure if a different tire will affect the traction systems / ABS / etc?
I could just buy 19" off road tires, but I didn't want to switch tires on and off of the original rims all the time, and wanted to keep the winter/offroad tires on their own rims. If I'm buying new rims, buying a smaller rim and tire is cheaper than buying rubber alone for a 19" tire.
Also, you can't deflate a 19" tire very much for offroading... with a 16 or 17" with a wide side profile, I can deflate them lots and get lots of extra grip.
Can someone recommend a good tire solution for this?
Thanks in advance!
#8 of 188 Re: 19 inch tire sizes
Oct 31, 2006 (2:17 pm)
You have a slight error:
235/50/19 would be 2 times 50 percent times 235 plus 19
this equals 235 mm + 19 inches = 9.25 in + 19 in = 28.25 in
That's too small.
Factory tire is 255/55/19 = 1.1 times 255 + 19
which is 280.5mm + 19 in = 11.04 in + 19 = 30.04 in
You are limited to a minimum wheel size because of your brake rotors. I don't know what the limit is but it may be only 18 inches for an HSE or may be 19. That is the main reason I bought an SE and not an HSE. I don't know if the SE can use 17 inch wheels but I think it can't. You can be pretty certain though that you can't run 16 or 17 inchers on your HSE.
#10 of 188 Re: 19 inch tire sizes [lr3maybe]
Nov 01, 2006 (7:11 am)
RIGHT! I forgot about the OTHER side of the tire...
In either case, it looks like I'm going to have to get dirty to measure the size of the rotor this weekend and see what clearances I have.
Followed the link by british_rover and the UK site has some weird acronyms that I'm not familiar with...
for the HSE, the rims are stated as:
"5 alloy wheels 19 inch ilo 18 inch style 2"
I would assume that "ilo" is "in lieu of"?
Does anyone know if there is a recommended minimum safe clearance between rotors and rims?
#11 of 188 Re: 19 inch tire sizes [dandrews1]
Nov 01, 2006 (7:50 am)
Just throwing out some tires I have found online:
BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO (LT285/70R17 121Q)
BFGoodrich Krawler T/A KX (37X12.5R17 116)
<Side note: how am I supposed to read that tire size?>
They both have an "R17" at the end, which tells me they should work on a 17" rim - the KX also comes in a 20" size, but the sidewall is too tall.
Also found a Pirelli Scorpion ATR (265/70R17)
The outside diameter of these would be 31.6" - compared to the stock 19" rims with tire OD of 30.04
Would that be close enough?