Tyre Size Change. Should I worry





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    Default Tyre Size Change. Should I worry

    Hello Family..
    Hope everyone is well.

    I am thinking of changing my tyres (on 09 Freelander 2) from 235/65/17 to 235/55/17. Do you guys think it will cause major issues on the FL2?

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    That's a 6.2% drop in circumference, and common advice is to not exceed 3% either way. Also nearly a full inch of ground clearance lost.

    What is the reason for dropping so much?

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    I am getting those tyres at a very very good price.

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    Default Re: Tyre Size Change. Should I worry

    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyG View Post
    That's a 6.2% drop in circumference, and common advice is to not exceed 3% either way. Also nearly a full inch of ground clearance lost.

    What is the reason for dropping so much?

    But if its not recommended.. I'll get the same size.. Thanks Bud..
    really appreciate the reply.

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    I'll be last to claim to be an expert.... feel free to hang on for more opinions.

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    Default Re: Tyre Size Change. Should I worry

    Quote Originally Posted by Immyk2 View Post
    I am getting those tyres at a very very good price.
    You are going to lose the saving on tyres in extra fuel due to the higher cruising revs in any case. Its going to be worse off nearly everywhere. To put in perspective my Toyota 86 sports car has 45 profile tyres on, only one size smaller than the size you want to try on the LR.

    I wouldn't do it, 65 aspect ratio tyres in that size not very expensive either, plenty for less than R2k. Have a look at Grabber, Geolanders, Duellers or crosscontacts, all around that price.
    Last edited by jarnojvv; 2016/09/20 at 01:28 PM.

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