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    Default Good all terrain tyres for my defender 110?

    Hi guys, looking to buy a new set of all terrain tyres for my 110 Defender. Want to try keep it under 3k a Tyre.

    I'm looking at 265/70/R16 tyres.

    Driving will be about 80% on road and other 20% offroad/dirt roads.

    Was wondering about the continental CrossContacts that are about 2400 each.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated

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    Default Re: Good all terrain tyres for my defender 110?

    Continental Cross Contacts are average.

    Buy these:

    https://www.twt.co.za/velocity-265-7...12t-raptor-a-t
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Continental Cross Contacts are average.

    Buy these:

    https://www.twt.co.za/velocity-265-7...12t-raptor-a-t
    3 weeks ago TWT Durbanville quoted me R1995 per tire in that size as I am also looking at upgrading my tires to that size
    Seriously considering them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacques_Nel View Post
    3 weeks ago TWT Durbanville quoted me R1995 per tire in that size as I am also looking at upgrading my tires to that size
    Seriously considering them
    I run 245/70-16 on my Tata Xenon.

    Brilliant tyre. No punctures with a daily 10km dirt servitude road, no issues with delamination, balancing, or uneven wear.

    Even load up 1.2 tons @ 2 bar and they don't complain.

    Great value.
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    Recently fitted general grabber at3s and am very impressed at the price point. Balanced very well, handles dirt roads with ease and they feel quite secure on wet tar as well.
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    Ps. I think a 235/85/16 looks great on a defender.
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    Default Re: Good all terrain tyres for my defender 110?

    Quote Originally Posted by landy123 View Post
    Hi guys, looking to buy a new set of all terrain tyres for my 110 Defender. Want to try keep it under 3k a Tyre.

    I'm looking at 265/70/R16 tyres.

    Driving will be about 80% on road and other 20% offroad/dirt roads.

    Was wondering about the continental CrossContacts that are about 2400 each.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated
    Firstly 265/70R16 are too small and your speedo will over read. 265/75r16 or 235/85r16 are the sizes you want. 235/85r16 came standard with most defenders. My vote is for Goodyear wrangler at/sa, decent price and decent performance.
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    Default Re: Good all terrain tyres for my defender 110?

    I'm on my second set of the continental cross contact A/T's on my Pajero 265/65/17. I think they're a good balance. They tend to chip on the front wheel which is annoying but its due to sharp turning on tar in town. The tyre flaking issue is well recorded on the rangers as well (3.2 came std with them). Not to be confused with the HT cross contact LX that comes on the other rangers.

    I've driven a lot of k's on them and they perform very well on tar, wet tar, gravel and sand. No punctures to date despite using them 50% gravels roads including some bad shale roads in the northern cape and many 4x4 trails. But, they have soft sidewalls, and bulge quickly when deflated so I'm careful. Maybe growing up on Karoo gravel roads I'm a bit better at avoiding the stuff that punctures your tyres so maybe not accurate.

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    Default Re: Good all terrain tyres for my defender 110?

    I'm also pro 235/85R16

    It's your choice but please go for LT rated.
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    General Grabber AT3 or Goodyear wrangler gets my vote
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