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Eaters



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Location: East Sussex
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Zermatt Silver
Winter Tyres - what should I do?

I'm thinking about purchasing some winter tyres for my RRS. It has 20 inch wheels and, for reasons too long winded to go into here (although my saga has all been played out on this forum) I am thinking along the lines of some 3 peaks tyres I can swap onto my existing rims each Autumn (£25 charge at my local garage) and then swap back in the Spring. Currently for everyday use I am running Uniroyal 275/40 R20 106Y which I find are performing well albeit there are signs (supported by my local indie) that the edges are wearing more than the rest of the tread. I didn't use them much during the recent bad weather but when I did they seemed to perform well.

I was thinking that a bit more comfort and cushioning might be a good idea and am led to believe that 45 profile tyres will fit just fine. So has anyone any views on a good tyre to keep in the garage for the summer to bring out each Autumn? Or should I just get a set of good all rounders when the Uniroyals wear out? Robin
2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8
Awaiting rebuild: NGTF
Gone:
Jaguar S-Type V8 4.2 Sport
MGZTT 190 2.5

Post #550550 Mon Mar 05 2018 10:13pm
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timhum



Member Since: 06 Mar 2017
Location: Suffolk
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On my L494 i have a set of Pirelli winter tyres with the snow symbol,, 255,55,20. They have performed extremely well over the last few days.
Tim Tim
RRS HSE 3.0TDV6

Post #550567 Mon Mar 05 2018 11:40pm
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muddywheels
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When I had my RRS bought a set of 19" alloys and fitted continental winters to them - the ride was a big improvement but I never really tested there effectiveness due to mild winters

I kept the 20" Pirelli scorpions for summer because they scared me first winter I used them

Tyrefitter (Andy) has been swapping my 18" Toyo summer and continental winters twice a year on the Phev and last week I finally tested them so now convinced they're worth having - I was considering Michelin cross climates all year up to this point

I've just found a set of alloys on eBay reasonable price so will be back to 2 sets and save twice a year swap - sorry Andy last big breakfast in April Embarassed 

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Post #550574 Tue Mar 06 2018 12:07am
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hafman



Member Since: 16 Oct 2016
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Can't comment about the tyres, but I would give careful thought re: buying a new set of rims c/w tyres; it makes the swap from winter to summer & vice versa MUCH easier. You can also go for smaller wheels for the winter tyres which is a good thing.

Post #550590 Tue Mar 06 2018 8:36am
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Buy a set of the correct 19in rims for your TDV8 and run winters on those. Thumbs Up 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #550595 Tue Mar 06 2018 9:09am
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