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#175 of 200 does anyone have a honest answer for which tires dont suck for 2006 lr3
Sep 28, 2011 (12:02 pm)
I purchased a used 06 lr3 v8 se about a year ago.I NEVER considered buying one before, but I got a great deal on it and needed a safe and substantial vehicle for the wife and kids,so here I am. I Love the vehicle, not so much the costs associated with it ( I.e. brakes $1300 / front & rear, battery $321, heated w/shld $900 etc.) I accept and understand the costs of those items, not happily but I do. What I cannot get a grip on is every person I've spoken to that has any experience with this vehicle (owners, dealers, service techs) say that you burn through tires in no time at all and will NEVER get rated mileage out of any tire made due to performance size commands softer compounds and heavy weight of vehicle contradicts that with excessive wear. I got jacked by my local Big O Tire (LITTLETON, Co) as they STRONGLY recommended Pirelli scorpion zero's be put on the vehicle, which I did, I mean these guys do this everyday they should know right? Yeah,huh? you would think they would know their ass from a hole in the wall but... pirelli and big o can suck it til the cows come home. 18,000 mi. And I'm at 2/32 and 3/32 on wear. Big O's answer? Tough **** and oh by the way pirelli has absolutely NO WARRANTY for size 255/60/18 not mileage guarantee NOTHING. So, here I am with bald tires and getting the run around again. Does anyone have an honest answer to the question of which tire will perform best for all weather HIGHWAY driving in Colorado? I don't go off road and I just want to make sure that tires will last a REASONABLE amount of time. I am ridiculously vigilant in getting my rotation done at regularly scheduled intervals if not a little early. My local Land Rover dealer advised me that Absolutely under NO circumstances sh
ould I attempt to put a bigger tire (275/65/18 or 285/60/18) on the vehicle as it will almost guarantee damage to air suspension harness. Please somebody, anybody help!!
#176 of 200 Re: does anyone have a honest answer for which tires dont suck for 2006 lr3 [nyzombie1]
Jun 24, 2010 (12:38 pm)
Here is my thinking. I got 28k out of my original Wranglers but I drive carefully. This car does go though tires, its a 7000lb car and all warranties that exist are null and void on this car anyhow.
I went for Kumho tires. They were significantly cheaper than most others and feel great, actually better than the Wranglers. They are well engineered and perform well. No I do not expect them to last as long as some, but the additional cost of the "Name" brands is not reflected in huge extra distance. I could get two sets of these with change for one set of Pirellis and I am sure I will get close to the Pirelli or Michelin distance is not all of it.
I did piles of research and these are tires widely used globally and have a very good safety record. They are lesser know in the USA so much cheaper.
I am very pleased with them, after 5k they look fine, front have just rubbed away the small pimples when new but not at the back.
$800 all set aligned and balanced and with free future rotation and balancing. Old ones disposed..blah blah....
#177 of 200 Re: Best Tires
Jun 24, 2010 (12:55 pm)
Firstly, there is an issue with the bushings "settling", causing uneven tire wear and prematurely requiring replacement tires. Land Rover issued a service bulletin about it and there was even a class action lawsuit. The good news is that you're over it now because it's already had its effect, so here's what I recommend:
After consulting some people that know what they're talking about, I put Michelin Latitude Tour XPs on the car about 18 months ago and they're holding up just great. Make sure you get a proper 4-wheel alignment done because you really need to given the bushing problem. It's not a luxury or a con - you really need it done.
As for saving money, try calling up what seem to be the best independent service companies locally. Even if they don't handle Land Rover, you can ask them "what their recommendation would be" to get steered in the right direction. A side benefit of that is when you need tires they will tell you where to go and can get their discounted rate, which can be a really substantial saving.
Best of luck.
#179 of 200 I went with Pirellis for my 06 LR3
Jan 03, 2011 (6:26 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 200 Re: does anyone have a honest answer for which tires dont suck for 2006 lr3 [britman4]
Jan 04, 2011 (7:10 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 200 Re: does anyone have a honest answer for which tires dont suck for 2006 lr3 [britman4]
Mar 28, 2011 (10:07 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 200 Land Rover Cherry Hill/Princeton = Dead Wrong
May 24, 2011 (3:20 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 200 Re: does anyone have a honest answer for which tires dont suck for 2006 lr3 [nyzombie1]
Nov 24, 2011 (3:54 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 200 I need new tires-2007 LR3
Dec 04, 2011 (11:26 am)
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.