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Land Rover LR3, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#71 of 200 Re: Kumho tires [hmfig]
Jun 18, 2007 (4:06 pm)
I have a 2005 LR3 with 24000 miles. At 22000 I took it in and was told my back tires were bald on the inside. Apparently, the back end is very suseptible to going out of alignment because of the weight. I was told by the dealer there is nothing to do here and I paid for a new set. I would say that yours are new tires because the previous owner had the exact same issue. I saw another LR3 going down the road and the tires bend in at the top when this happens. So I would absolutely take it in and I would bet you a new set of tires your alignment is out just like mine was. So I am now selling mine too. Want to buy another one? I loved mine, but I do take mine off road sometimes. Nothing serious but like my fishing trips etc. What really drove me over the edge was LR NA and the response from everyone. I kept getting told " this is a heavy vehicle and the alignment goes out when you hit thing". I said, "I bought a Land Rover, not a car, so I could take it off road. Now you tell me that every time I go off road that I run the risk of having to pay $300 for the alignment to get fixed?" I made a huge deal and they paid for mine, but they say it isn't a warranty item. So if the wheels go in towards the top, you have a problem and get it in soon....
Feel free to email me, I can give you dealers etc....
I am looking for something else, I loved it but not enough to worry about whether it can get me where I need to go.
#72 of 200 Re: Kumho tires [mmac1]
Jun 22, 2007 (3:11 pm)
I have 2005 LR3 HSE. Dealer told me that I need to replace two rear tires because alignment wasn't correct on the car. At that time, I only had 19K miles on it. it costs me about $700. I have contacted LR of USA and asked for reimbursement which they didn't approve. After that I called BBB Auto Line and opened a case for the above problem. LR didn't want to resolve it, so we went for arbitration which i won and got all my money back.
#73 of 200 Re: LR3 Tire Issues [ssp1]
Jun 23, 2007 (5:39 am)
Just wanted to give everyone an update on my 05 HSE. At 20,000 I had my Goodyears replaced with Michelin Synchrones. A world of difference as the Goodyears were so loud I could not bear. I had LR rotate the tires 28,000 (why they didn't do alignment at that time is beyond me)and now at 34,000 I started hearing some noise again. I took it back to the tire place yesterday and the front alignment was way off. When they were done, I noticed that the vehicle was lowered. They must have accidentally lowered it while sifting through my change for quarters! I made them check the alignment at normal height and indeed the front was out of spec.
My advice is to have alignment checked at all 3 levels. The specs are wide enough that if done properly it will vary but remain within spec. It needs to be perfect, like leveling one of those front load washing machines I just bought.
Hope this helps
#74 of 200 Rotation Question
Jun 24, 2007 (6:13 pm)
Taking our 05 LR3 in for 45k service this week. Overall, ours has been a truly excellent performer - though, like most on here, tire life is short compared to more pedestrian SUVs.
Question: does any have an opinion about rotating front to back (same side) vs crossing the tires left rear to right front etc.?????
#75 of 200 The Numbers
Jul 10, 2007 (6:46 pm)
O.K. let's compare some numbers, my 2006 LR3 with orig tires and 25,000 miles had the following before realignment and new set of Michelin 19's put on (oh, and now my low coolant light is on as the temp is near 100F but at least I'm not leaking coolant and the level is fine) :
Front left Front right
-0.5 Camber(range -1.3 - 0.3) -0.9
3.9 Caster (3.9 - 4.9) 4.1
-.21bad Toe (-0.17 - 0.00) -0.17
Cross Camber 0.4 (-0.8 - 0.8)
Cross Caster -0.1 (-0.8 - 0.8)
Total Toe -0.38bad (-0.33 - 0.00)
Rear Left Rear Right
-1.3 Camber (-1.8 - 0.3) -1.3
0.11 Toe 0.00 - 0.17) -0.13bad
Total Toe -0.02bad ( 0.00 - 0.33)
Thrust Angle 0.12bad (-0.10 - 0.10)
#76 of 200 Re: The Numbers [macc24]
Aug 15, 2007 (4:39 pm)
hi guys. new to the forum. the wranglers on my 06 lr3 started cupping on the back at 13k. i took it in 3 times this summer, and each time was told "it was still within spec". now i've got 18k, just came back from hilton head, and have flat spots on the inside rear.
has anyone heard any more about the class action suite in calif. over this?
i just want to get rid of the noise. any other tires wearing better on this model? love the car to death, but the wa-wa is getting to me!!!
#77 of 200 Re: The Numbers [jboiter]
Aug 15, 2007 (7:40 pm)
If the wear is extensive they should do some % replacement. Call the Land Rover customer service desk and talk to the GM at the dealer. I did get a 50% deduct on a new set of michelins. very quiet and seem to be wearing correctly
#78 of 200 Re: LR3 Tire Issues [ssp1]
Aug 16, 2007 (6:51 pm)
I have a 2006 LR 3 same issue with noise at 12,000 miles. Dealer will do nothing and Land Rover USA said Goodyear is responsible and not them. It is an alignment issue. Alignment fron the factory, toe in is incorrect causing the excessive wear and cupping that leads to the noise.
#79 of 200 Re: Kumho tires [mmac1]
Sep 22, 2007 (5:21 pm)
New to this forum, but wondering what you finally selected as a replacement for your LR3?
I currently own a 2005 LR3 HSE which after a $3K repair (full brake & tire replacement) at 24.5K mi am very dissapointed with both my dealer and LR North America. (Yes, they were the Goodyear factory tires). Went through the Service Manger (did nothing except sit on the issue for 6 weeks)and 'Customer Care' at LRNA... but truly just a waste of time.
My story is similar to so many folks here - very appaling to spend ~$60K w/ no recourse even though I know all about the TSBs in October about the alignment/brushing issue and even the one in April '07 with the tire reimbursement brackets. My dealer, whom I foolishly trusted, has been most underhanded and uncooperative. (Won't bore you with the details, because it's all been said before.)
So - I'm planning on replacing my LR3 with something more safe and dependable and which has more than 1 dealer in a 40 mile radius. I've contacted the class action folks, NHTSA, and planning to follow up with the BBB. It is absolutely ridiculious the way LR is treating their customers.
#80 of 200 06 LR3 tire issues @ 20,500 miles
Oct 04, 2007 (12:33 pm)
I just brought my LR3 in to get roof rails and mentioned how my tires were going bald on the inside of the rear. Well wouldn't you know I need an alignment and a new set of tires on the rear. The service dept. said that LRNA won't do anything after 20,000 miles, (i am at 20,500) but the dealer will pay for one tire at $350 a pop! plus an alignment at $130. I am now educated as to this problem and a bit distressed. This is my fifth LR, (1 disco, 3 disco series II and my new LR3) and this is the first difficulty. I am looking at 2 other tires and having them installed and aligned by someone other than the dealership. Continental Cross Contact UHP which is used for the range sports, and the Avon Tech ST which has some very good customer reviews by Tirerack. Anyone have any new experiences or recommendations on waht to do? As far as I can tell I do not want to keep these goodyear wranglers on my truck.
Thanks in advance for all comments.