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    Lookout for Pirelli Scorpio ATR's. I have them also in 19' and they are great both on and off road.
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    I have Dunlops AT3's on the Pajero, and to be honest, I wouldn't recommend them. On dry tar they are great, but we had some rain over the weekend and they do not inspire confidence in the wet at all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by petermoffat View Post
    I have Dunlops AT3's on the Pajero, and to be honest, I wouldn't recommend them. On dry tar they are great, but we had some rain over the weekend and they do not inspire confidence in the wet at all!
    Strange, we've had them on the Wrangler for almost a year and I didn't have the same experience. On the contrary, better than the GY Wranglers that came with the Jeep.
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    I currently have the Goodyear HP's on my FL2 in 18 inches. Been over some very rocky sections and through lots of mud and snow last weekend without any issues.
    In regards to the 18's though has anyone looked at going up to 245/60/18's. Seem to be easier to get hold of but not sure how they would perform.

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    I got Cooper Discoverer CTS in 235/60/18........maybe not really an AT tyre in the true sense but tough enough & comes with 70k km warranty..........


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    I have Khumo 235x65x18 103 H on my Freelander II. Done 56000 km's with it and will last for another 30000 Km's. We are staying on a farm and do 70/30 tar and gravel. No puntures yet and no damages due to potholes. I will buy them again.
    In the past I was very reluctent to fit "new brands" but is really impressed with the Khumos. Go and have a look, you will be surprised.

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    Thanks everyone for the comments.


    Have decided to give the Hankook's a try.


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    I had the same problem a few months ago, requiring 235/60/18.

    Looked at the Hankooks, but the load rating was too low, needs to be at least 108.

    Couldn't find anything.

    Gave up, bought 5 used 17" rims. Make sure you get LD, else the load rating may be inadequate.

    I then bought a set of Goodyear Wrangler AT SA 235/65/17's.

    Very happy, have been on a few trips, tyres behaving very well.

    BTW, 235/60/18 and 235/65/17 have same tyre outside diameter.
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    you were lucky to find 5 x 17's...care to sell one of your old 18's?? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by veedub View Post
    you were lucky to find 5 x 17's...care to sell one of your old 18's?? :-)
    Yes, was lucky, managed to find a set of 4 for a good price, and then later another matching rim - the last one not quite as good condition and more expensive.

    As for the 18" rims, they all still have a good set of low mileage road tyres on, so will probably keep that for long tar road trips. Will possibly only sell them when those tyres are used up.
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    @ Jola, two questions:


    1. How much should I pay for 17"'s if I manage to come by them ?


    2. Confused regarding the load rating. The OEM Goodyear Wrangler HP Allweather is 103V. According to the supplier the Hankook's are 102T i.e. a load rating of 850Kg per tyre. 3,400Kg's in total which is below the Freelander 2 GVM of 2,505Kg. Should I not trust this advice ?

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    According to my research the load rating for the FL2 rims and tyres should be close to 1000kg, which is a 108. And after my last off-road trip I firmly believe that you need this.

    The FL2 is a very robust and heavy vehicle.

    I am a bit surprised at the rating of your OEM tyres, my OEM tyres are 107V (Continental Cross Contact UHP 235/60/18 ), which is for 975kg and 240kmph, I don't even think that the SD will do that speed.

    My Goodyear Wrangler AT SA tyres are 108T. The speed rating is a bit low, but T is up to 190kmph, I'm not going to travel at near that speed. Especially not off-road :-)

    The load rating argument is complicated. Some argue that two wheels should be able to carry the vehicle mass, which sometimes happens off-road. Personally I am more concerned about hitting ditches or potholes at 80kph. But also check what your insurers views are about a lower rated tyre.

    I paid an average of R1400 cash for my 5 17" rims, I was probably a bit lucky. But try to get them for R2000 or less per rim , in fairly good condition. Try Gumtree, OLX, Junkmail. The new rims cost R6000 each from Landrover.

    Note that Discovery rims do not fit, but I believe that some Evoque rims may fit, not that those came out in 17".

    BTW, there are other rims that fit on the FL2, including some Volvo rims (XC60 ?). But you would have to make sure that the load rating is 1000kg. In any event, the Volvo rims are not cheap either.
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    I recall seeing a set of 17 on Gumtree about a week ago for about R13000 including some fair tyres. Other vehicle rims do fit onto the FL2's like the Ford Kuga. Only difference was in the offset which I was told may effect the handling of the vehicle so was advised against changing to another manufacturers rims. I eventually stuck to my 18's but are considering putting some 245/60/18. Only a 6mm difference in radius so wont have any major effect on performance.

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    I did some intense research regarding rims and tyres.

    In 16 inch shop around for Ford Focus or Modeo rims, Volvo, Peugeot or even Citroen. PCD is 5x108. The tyre that will work brilliantly is a 245/70/16 - you can even go up to a 245/75/16 if you travel off road often enough.

    15 Inchers is even an option! Shop for 15 inch steelies, again from the Focus or Mondeo - yes it does clear the brake calipers, alloys don't. Perfect OEM size match is 245/75/15 or 30x9.5x15 - the common bakkie tyre.

    Currently the mrs run 245/65/17's. Come swop time I will shop for 16 inchers.
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    Decided to err on the side of caution and replaced all four tyres with Yokohama Geolander G055 H/TS 235/60 R18 107V based on the attached which I found on a USA forum.


    Also installed Valor TPMS.


    Will update on both in months ahead.
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    I have just bought a set of Cooper Zeon 4XS UHP, rating 103V. The ratings are higher than the OEM for a Freelander at 103H. Anyone else tried these tyres before and got any feedback on them. Does it make a difference putting nitrogen into the tyres? Total price for 4 plus fitting was R7800-00. Apparently there are big specials at Dunlop...

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    If you plan to do any 4x4ing, then I would think that nitrogen is out

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    Default Re: Best AT Tyres for Freelander 2?

    Hi All,

    Would fitting 255/60R18 Pirelli Scorpions AT's to my 2013 Freelander cause any problems?

    Very tough finding 235/60R18 AT's for the Freelander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toady1 View Post
    Hi All,

    Would fitting 255/60R18 Pirelli Scorpions AT's to my 2013 Freelander cause any problems?

    Very tough finding 235/60R18 AT's for the Freelander.
    Absolutely not. It's the same size as the stock 255/55/19.

    Go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by douglash View Post
    Absolutely not. It's the same size as the stock 255/55/19.

    Go for it.

    Thanks for the feedback. I currently have 235/60R18 road tyres on but want AT's for my Namibia trip.

    Just needed to make sure it would all work.

    Thanks again

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