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robtheranter



Member Since: 05 Sep 2020
Location: Scottish Borders
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Scotland 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Zermatt Silver
Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 255/65/19 or 255/55/19

New to this so be gentle.

I could do with some advice regarding some off road mods I'm carrying out on my RRS Supercharged.

I've fitted a set of adjustable Johnson rods which give me 50mm lift in preparation to fit a set of Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 255/65/r19s on Disco 3 rims, I've done a little bit of homework and everything should fit with a little bit of clearance.

Has anyone fitted this wheel / tyre combination ?
What will the larger sidewall drive like on tarmac ?
I have the option of the same tyre at 255/55 but think the 255/65 with more rubber on the sidewall will perform better off road and look better, would I be right ?

Thanks in advance , Rob.

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HughN



Member Since: 10 Sep 2017
Location: Near Llanybydder
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Wales 

Hello, Rob.

I fitted Duratrac tyres on my L320 and have had three punctures whilst off-roading - all of which were in the sidewalls. I'm not impressed and other people have told me to send the pictures/tyres back. Don't get me wrong, they grip well and clear the tread nicely but the sidewalls appear to be very vulnerable to rocks and to stones in the sides of ruts. I now take two spare wheels and tyres with me.

Not too noisy on the road.

HTH
Hugh

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robtheranter



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Scotland 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Zermatt Silver

Mostly peat bog and deep mud use for me so should be ok for punctures

Post #604197 Sun Sep 06 2020 1:13pm
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Pufftmw



Member Since: 23 May 2012
Location: Carmarthenshire
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Just seen this. Won't the 65 profile be too much for the speedo etc? 255/50/19 is the OE size iirc but /55 is within tolerance but /65 would be a bit too much. I think that the way forward is to get 18" rims for 265/60/18 or 255/65/18.

If you're not worried about sidewall punctures, there's also no benefit I would have thought from a 65 profile.

Post #607317 Tue Dec 08 2020 2:29pm
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Buckster



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England 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

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biasbilt



Member Since: 14 Mar 2021
Location: Devon
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

I’ve just fitted 19x7.5j ET 47 wheels from a 2015ish RR, fitted with the Duratracs, no lift, and standard Discovery 4 sized brakes. Plenty of clearance on bumps at full lock both ways - may be 1” minimum, so room for slightly bigger tyres if needed. I can get some specific measurements tomorrow if you want them.

Compared to the 6 spoke Discovery 3 19x8j ET53 rims, they have a tiny bit more offset which you’d think would be negated by being narrower but they look like they fill the arches better. Theoretically, with the change in offset, it does affect the geometry slightly, but you can’t feel it/tell driving.

Noise wise, I can’t really tell the difference from a set of road tyres, with the engine (tdv8) possibly being dominant and overall certainly quieter than my old D3 on road tyres.

Can’t tell you about offroad performance as it’s not been tested yet, but reputationally good. Only thing I’d say is that having inflated them to the same pressure as the 255/55r19 road tyres on the D3, they look like they need more, but that be the slightly narrower wheel - I’ll be experimenting with this over the next few weeks, with a temperature gun.

Finally, they look a lot better, filling the arch much better than the 275/40r20s that came off it! They also correct the speedo, which reading 75 but doing 70, and is now reading 75 and doing 74 (tested where conditions allow) Thumbs Up

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