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Land Rover LR3, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#49 of 188 Re: 2005 lr3 tire update [urrover00]
Apr 11, 2007 (8:38 am)
What brand of tires did you buy?
I am at 16,500 miles. My rear tires are worn much more than the front. Since there is such a disparity with the rear tires it has to be something with how the car settles, aligns or whatever (discussed on here ad nauseum!). I hope Land Rover develops a better solution. The LR3 is too great of a vehicle for this problem to be present and affecting so many. I do go off road a bit for some wildlife conservation work i do (once a week and longer trips three times a year). I wouldnt take an X3 X5 or anything else with me. Even with the tire issue this is the only vehicle that i can pick up a client in and handle some of the terrain and weather i am in year round.
LR still has to fix this problem however!
#50 of 188 Re: 2005 lr3 tire update [ssp1]
Apr 11, 2007 (8:47 am)
I don't remember the exact model but they were Goodyears. The same brand that came on the vehicle when I bought it. Apparently, Goodyear knows that it is a LR problem. They told me that the standard tire that comes on the vehicle cannot with stand the weight of the car. I just got tired of dealing with it and the service dept. wans't pleasent or willing to take care of the problems.
#51 of 188 Re: 2005 lr3 tire update [jweaver2]
Apr 11, 2007 (8:56 am)
Can I ask what dealer you go to? Ive been told the same thing, that the GY tire is not a good solution for this vehicle.
I wonder if anyone on this board has had experience (miles) with either the Nitto Grappler or Michelin Syncrhones. Those are the two suggested replacements.
#52 of 188 Re: 2005 lr3 tire update [ssp1]
Apr 11, 2007 (9:09 am)
Land Rover of Richmond in Midlothian, Virginia.
#53 of 188 Re: 2005 lr3 tire update [ssp1]
Apr 11, 2007 (10:21 am)
I replaced the stock GY for the Nitto Terra Grapplers (285/60/R18) - so far I love them.
#54 of 188 Re: 2005 lr3 tire update [dbregman]
Apr 11, 2007 (1:16 pm)
How many miles do you have on the Nittos' ? how is the ride on road (i know those are good off road tires)? Thanks
#55 of 188 Re: 2005 lr3 tire update [ssp1]
Apr 11, 2007 (4:38 pm)
I have about 500 miles on them (all on road I am sorry to say)!
They are as quiet as the GY and handel well - I can not wait to take them off-road.
#56 of 188 re: lr3 tire update
Apr 11, 2007 (8:48 pm)
I replaced the rear tires with basically the same GY's as it was my understanding that this was a factory alignment issue. But c'mon 8000 miles and the same problem? Are GY's THAT bad? This has got to be something with the LR3 alignment that is still not resolved. I'm taking it up with the service manager and next land rover america. I'm starting to get fed up. I've had so many problems including the gas tank recall. I'm not ready to dish out more money for new tires after 8000 miles!
#57 of 188 re: lr3 tire update [urrover00]
Apr 16, 2007 (1:57 pm)
Ive been reading a bunch of reviews online, mostly by users and it seems that the GY are that bad. A tire guy told me if I had rotated every 5K i would have gotten more out of them. I rotated 2x in 17K miles. the rear are legally bald as of today.
#58 of 188 Tire Choices
Apr 16, 2007 (1:59 pm)
Does anyone know if the Michelin Synchrone tires come in the size for an LR3 with the 18 inch wheel? I am getting mixed information on the web.