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sportne



Member Since: 09 Apr 2019
Location: Malaga
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Ride Comfort - 21 VS 20 inch

Hi,
I am about to finalize my order and i am troubled about the ride comfort. Basically whether I should go for the HSE Dynamic which comes with the 21 inches or should better choose smaller diameter wheels like 20 inches of an HSE. For sure the 21 inches looks much nicer than the 20 inch but for me priority is the ride comfort.. I cover about 25.000 miles every year both motorways and city drive. Currently i drive a Freelander 2 which is really relaxing to drive. I appreciate your help.

Thanks

Post #579160 Wed Apr 17 2019 7:24pm
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Red Merle



Member Since: 28 Mar 2018
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I’ve owned 3 x Freelander 2’s (on 17, 18 & 19” rims), 2 x Disco 4’s (on 20” rims) and now own a Full Fat RR which came with 21” rims.

I drive between 35,000 and 40,000 miles a year. I drove my RR for 44,500 miles on the 21” rims, before intending to temporarily swap to a set of 20’s nearly 6,000 miles ago. The ride on the 21’s was fine, but I was completely knocked out by how much smoother the ride was on 20’s. They are also much less vulnerable to tram lining and overall, it feels like a new car again. I no longer have to worry about kerbs either! I have now moved to 20” rims permanently and I’ve already sold my spare set of new 21” tyres.






If comfort is vital to you, without a shadow of a doubt, go with the 20’s Thumbs Up They are also incredibly easy to keep clean and you can even check the brake pads without removing the wheels!

PS: so that I know what ride quality that you’re used to, what’s the rim size on your FL2? A Fatty owner, just dropping by Smile

Post #579186 Thu Apr 18 2019 12:45am
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naks



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South Africa 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Siberian Silver

For comfort, go with 20 and fit 255/55R20 - the ride will be super comfy Thumbs Up --
2010 Defender Puma 90 + BAS remap + Alive IC + Slickshift + Ashcroft ATB rear
2015 Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8 HSE Dynamic



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Post #579192 Thu Apr 18 2019 8:01am
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sportne



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Thank you guys for your posts. Red Merle the rim size on the Freel2 is 18 inch..
However it would also helpful if someone with experience of the 21 inch gave us some comments
Thanks

Post #579213 Thu Apr 18 2019 4:38pm
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Red Merle



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I did 44,500 miles on the 21” rims on the FF, before changing to the 20’s.

The 21’s on the Range Rover were very reminiscent of the ride on the 18’s on the FL2. That may be all that you are looking for. However, the 20’’s are a substantial improvement and suit the car very well. As an aside, the 17’s on the FL2 were a superb ride too, but they had gone a little too far in that they became a a bit too vague around the “dead ahead” position at motorway speeds. A Fatty owner, just dropping by Smile

Post #579214 Thu Apr 18 2019 4:49pm
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sportne



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Thank you very much for the help Red Merle. So i should assume that keeping the same rim size, the ride of the FF is very similar to the RRS?

Post #579219 Thu Apr 18 2019 5:57pm
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Red Merle



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Having driven them both, there’s really not a lot in it Thumbs Up

Which engine are you considering? A Fatty owner, just dropping by Smile

Post #579224 Thu Apr 18 2019 6:58pm
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sportne



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SDV6 306bhp. As I understand is very refined and smooth engine

Post #579236 Thu Apr 18 2019 8:44pm
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Red Merle



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It’s a nice engine to drive and it’s quick too Thumbs Up A Fatty owner, just dropping by Smile

Post #579237 Thu Apr 18 2019 9:25pm
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naks



Member Since: 15 Jul 2016
Location: Stellenbosch
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South Africa 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Siberian Silver

sure, until the crank breaks... and then you'd wish you'd gone with the V8 --
2010 Defender Puma 90 + BAS remap + Alive IC + Slickshift + Ashcroft ATB rear
2015 Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8 HSE Dynamic



Defender Puma Workshop Manual: https://bit.ly/2zZ1en9
Discovery 4 Workshop Manual: https://bit.ly/2zXrtKO
Range Rover/Sport L320/L322/L494 Workshop Manual: https://bit.ly/2zc58JQ

Post #579334 Sat Apr 20 2019 6:53pm
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timhum



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not again, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Tim Tim
RRS HSE 3.0TDV6

Post #579343 Sat Apr 20 2019 8:53pm
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