Discovery Tires

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 21:14
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Hope some one can give me some feedback on tyres for a 98 Landrover Discovery. V8. Now the vehicle is used extensively for highway criusing. I presently have Michellin Synchromes 235/70/16 and done 80K. But have been told to put 245/75/16 on in a Cooper AT. a bit bigger than whats on the landi at the moment. Has anyone put the bigger tyres on and if so, what tires and did you have any problems with the extra size. My landi has not been raised. All feedback gratefully received
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Reply By: seqfisho - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 21:46

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 21:46
Hi Richard

245/75 R16s will catch the rear of the back wheel arches if you dont have a lift

If its only on road then the standard Michys are a pretty good choice

But there are plenty of highway biased tyres out there that will be cheaper

For on road I would stick with 235/70/16's

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Reply By: Muddy doe (SA) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 22:02

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 22:02
Cooper ATR much better for on-road than Cooper A/T - Not bad offroad either.

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Reply By: disco driver - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 23:16

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 23:16
Hi Stayat
Currently run 245.75R16 on my stock standard DiscoTD5 with no problems with touching anywhere.
However dimensions and clearances are different to the earlier models.
Mate ran 245.75.R16 Coopers on his 93 Diesel with no mods to anything.
Does affect the speedo a bit, 110kph on the dial had me in strife, Fundraising camera recorded me at 118 ($100 & 2 points)

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Reply By: Redback - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 08:34

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 08:34
Another option is 245/70/16 Kelly ATs, which were on my Disco when i bought it, more of a highway tyre than offroad and in the time i had them i found them to be excellent on the road and not too bad offroad and didn't look all that bad when i replaced them, now run 245/75/16 Cooper STT, but i have a 4" lift so mine don't rub, but they didn't rub when i had no lift either.

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Reply By: seqfisho - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 10:27

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 10:27
Discovery 2 rear guards have more clearence than D1s

Although if its only on road you would probably get away with 245s on a D1

when I put 245/75s on my D1 the speedo reads correct according to the GPS.

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Reply By: marcus - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 12:45

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 12:45
Hi Richard,
I run essentially road tyres on my alloys 235/70/16 and on the steel rims 245/75/16 Goodyear MTR.The discovery 11 has a 50 mm lift.When running the bigger tyres i find it runs out of puff a bit quicker on long uphills requiring more gear changes,slight economy loss and need to remember that 94kmh on the speedo is actually 100kmh.For road use it is a better drive on the 235/70/16 as the gearing and economy are better but for off road the taller more aggressive tyres come into there own.This is the advantage of having two sets of wheels but if i had only one set i would run with the 235/70/16's.
Cheers Mark
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Reply By: STAYAT - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 21:02

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 21:02
Hi all
Thanks for so many replies. I have checked out the rear guards and yes they would be close, on the road ok, but on any rough stuff may cause a problem. The speedo would not have been a problem as mine reads 110 at 100, thats from the gps. But the one I really thought about was the lack of performance with the bigger tyres. This may be a concern as I drive fairly hard, especially overtaking. Will look at 235 and 245 both in 70 profiles. Thanks for the feedback
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Reply By: arthurking83 - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 23:53

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 23:53
If you drive aggressively, then the bigger diam tyres may not be what you really want....without gearing mods!

But since I've changed my 205R16 for 31x10.5/15's on my fuel economy is much better!! possibly by 0.5km/l!!

You have to remember that when you change the diam of the wheel your ODO is also going to tell you some little pokies about the number of kms travelled.....mine currently tells me about 3% less klms or about 10 klms for every 100!

On the boring freeway bits from Albury to Melb, I use the mile posts to keep a tab on how (in)accurate the odo is!! The GPS is not the perfect tool for that measurement???

ps. why not learn to drive less aggressively? You'll get there just as for 5 mins or so :p......sounds like you have a "fuel card"!!!! :P
( you can almost always tell who has the luxury of a "fuel card".....and those that pay their own way.......except for the younger women!!! thay almost always drive at 20kmh over the posted limit!!)
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