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Paddi



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Location: Hertfordshire
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black
Rim protection effective?

As my RRS has almost eaten its way through yet another set of Toyo Proxes I've decided to have a change just for fun and took delivery of four lovely new General Grabber GTs this morning.

The GGs have rim protection (FR code) but I am wondering just how effective this is - can anyone offer me their experience?

BTW - I'm having the wheels refurbed again since they all seem to have picked up kerb rash. There's a local place with a good reputation that will do the refurb at a price 240 and mount the tyres as part of the deal so considering it usually costs about 100 to have 4 tyres mounted it's a no-brainer. 2008 MY Java Black TDV8 HSE

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Johnski



Member Since: 02 Sep 2015
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Wales 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Sumatra Black

Some tyres are better than others.
The General Grabber GT tyre I have found offers very little protection at all I'm afraid, when I had them fitted.

I've never paid more than 10-15 a tyre to have them fitted, weighted and balanced. Whistle John

RRS MY12 SDV6 HSE. Sumatra Black/Ebony & Walnut + Dynamic Pack, + Cold Climate Pack + Memory Pack, Digital TV/DVD, Premium Leather, Cornering Lights, Cooler/Fridge Box, & most Options.

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grey17



Member Since: 18 Jul 2016
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport 4.4 V8 HSE Zermatt Silver

Hi Paddi.

My RRS TDV8 came with 4 new 275/40R20 GG GT's when I bought the car. I can confirm that they are useless at protecting your rims and am thinking of either going to go to a 45 profile or maybe 19" rims.

I caught the NSR against the kerb on Saturday whilst parking. Daft idea to have ever put such a low profile tyre on a range Rover in the first place!

G

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Paddi



Member Since: 06 Jul 2012
Location: Hertfordshire
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

Thanks for the replies. Yes - looks as if the kerbing rib doesn't provide much protection if any. Seems to depend on the shape of the outer rim.

On another car I own the tyre rib protrudes 3-4mm beyond the wheel rim and protects it well. 2008 MY Java Black TDV8 HSE

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Hocks172



Member Since: 01 Dec 2016
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HST Stornoway Grey

If your that worried why not fit some rim protectors like alloygators?
Im thinking about it as my 22's are on 35's. D3 Sold but not forgotten, very good!!
Other gonners, BMW 525d E60, Jag 2.2d X-Type, Merc E240, Audi A4, Peugeot 306, VW Golf GTI 1.8T mk4,Toyota Hilux, Mazda 323f, Escort 1.3!

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Paddi



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

Bit of a late reply - but no I don't want to fit Alloygators because they don't look great and apparently they have a reputation for tearing and lashing around, damaging the paintwork.

Anyway- Wheels now refurbed and General Grabber GTs fitted and all is good, car feels more planted at speed and there is a bit less road noise and smoother ride.

Kerb protection rim as said above though is hopeless. 2008 MY Java Black TDV8 HSE

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