Tyres wanted

#1
I need a set of tyres for my Land Rover.

Current fit is "Deestone Extra Grip" which is a copy of the old Goodyear Hi Mile Extra Grip" that was fitted to military SIII etc.



Size is 7.50x16 (Crossply)

Any offers/suggestions? Best price I've found is £75 inc vat inc fitting.

I can fit them myself if I can get them delivered for a better price.
 
#4
EX_STAB said:
jagman said:
£75 is a good prie for Xtragrips
I would stick with them too.
That's for the Deestone copies. I don't think Goodyear make this pattern any more.
Goodyear still market them-

http://www.goodyear.com.my/Custom.html

Nothing wrong at all with Deestone quality though, I would be more than happy with them.

Whatever you do be very cautious about the modern mud tyres offered in the Land Rover magazines, many of them are terrible tyres!
 

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#5
I paid £120 for 4 used Grabbers on composite rims on eBay.

I'd agree on silly mud grabber tyres like Insa Turbo's. They look the business, but hit the brakes hard in the wet on tarmac and life gets real interesting, real fast.
 
#7
jagman said:
EX_STAB said:
jagman said:
£75 is a good prie for Xtragrips
I would stick with them too.
That's for the Deestone copies. I don't think Goodyear make this pattern any more.

Goodyear still market them-

http://www.goodyear.com.my/Custom.html


Nothing wrong at all with Deestone quality though, I would be more than happy with them.

Whatever you do be very cautious about the modern mud tyres offered in the Land Rover magazines, many of them are terrible tyres!
Only in Malaysia though?
 
#9
Any reason why you are wanting to stick with cross-ply?
I changed mine to 265/65R16 on modular wheels to give me a more "modern" choice of tyre, and what a difference it made to handling. Thats on a 1985 V8 110. The other choice which is almost identical in size to the 7.50 x 16 is the 235/85R16

I use Pirelli Scorpions for road use and Colway/Kumho Mud Terains for offroad/winter use. (£60 each roughly)

I used to use Goodyear M/Ts but they just get cut up and knackered for day to day off road use. Waste of £150 each!

If you are wanting to stick with the cross-ply for "Authenticity" etc, then how about these?

http://www.ekmpowershop5.com/ekmps/...miler-tyres750x16xtra-grips6-plyx4-1513-p.asp

http://www.4x4tyres.com/index.php?profile=7.50/0&rim=R16&show=tyres#


Hope that helps a bit
 
#10
Colway went out of business a while ago and the last of the tyres produced by them were of reallly oor quality. I had a set of four muds just before hey went under and all were unbalance-able, couldn't get enough balance weights on the wheel!

Kingpins are a good remould.

Leaf sprung Series Land Rovers are better on cross ply's. They tend to drive better with them!

I'm currently using General Grabber AT2's on my Discovery after destroying 3 Pirelli Scorpions on slate in one go. I won't ever be buying Pirelli's again!!!!
 

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#11
2/51 said:
and what a difference it made to handling.
So let me get this straight. You are concerned about road handling on a Landy, yes?

Whats your position on the existence of space aliens? Or handbrakes and heaters on a Landy? Makeup?

So long as it more or less stays straight on the road, scrabbles out of mud and doesnt strip down to the wire on shale, it'll do me.
 
#12
Ended up with "Security ML814" tyres - a Chinese copy of the Goodyear. £65 a corner inc vat and fitting.

I was told there is a Michelin of the same pattern but I don't believe it.
 

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#13
EX_STAB said:
I was told there is a Michelin of the same pattern but I don't believe it.
There is. Its called the Michelin All Terrain something or other. I flogged a set to some guy from Yorkshire back in the Spring. They looked like the ones in the pic at the start of this thread.

Big wedges on the side. That'll get you out of the clarts when your sexy Insu's pack up.
 
#14
TheIronDuke said:
2/51 said:
and what a difference it made to handling.
So let me get this straight. You are concerned about road handling on a Landy, yes?

Whats your position on the existence of space aliens? Or handbrakes and heaters on a Landy? Makeup?

So long as it more or less stays straight on the road, scrabbles out of mud and doesnt strip down to the wire on shale, it'll do me.
Fair comment :D on the handling!

My 110 V8 is not too bad with the heater..well, heat from the enginebay..lol.

My 300 Tdi 90 has one of those scoops on the heater inlet...just blows colder air faster..lol
 

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#15
Landy = ambient temperature.

Did you fit the V8 to your 110? I've got a 2.5 TDI in my 110 and I really fancy a V8. But I hear its a hassle?
 
#16
TheIronDuke said:
Landy = ambient temperature.

Did you fit the V8 to your 110? I've got a 2.5 TDI in my 110 and I really fancy a V8. But I hear its a hassle?
Easier just to buy a V8 110
They aren't worth a fortune compared to a TDi
 
#17
12 months on they haven't lasted well. Might just see the winter out. Anyone got a lead on those Michelins?
 

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#18
12 months on they haven't lasted well. Might just see the winter out. Anyone got a lead on those Michelins?
No. But I have always fitted my Landy's with the sort of grabbers you picture in your first post. But now I question that because, offroad tyres are frankly dangerous on the road in the wet. You may as well be driving on slicks.

Proper Landy people who work for Landy, fit road tyres and it seems to work in the clarts?

Could we have a knobbly-tyre Walt thread here?
 
#19
Road tyres on an older Land Rover would struggle in the really claggy stuff, so I always go for at least an All Terrain tread, especially on the Discoverys I've had. I had BFG mud terrains on a 110 and had a brown trouser moment in the rain once which has put me off using MTs on road again. When I eventually get round to replacing the mixed set of ATs on the current Disco I'm looking at some Cooper Discoverer ATRs, I've only heard good things about them. Modern LRs are fine on road tyres because of all the electrical gadgets.
 
#20
I had General AT's on my SIII 109 - very civilised on the road and they stopped it fine in the wet, although to be honest, it seldom got above 50mph, and as you say, who cares if you rear end a taxi driver in a Nissan - LR's concept of a crumple zone is anything OUTSIDE the vehicle.
Off road performance - can't really say, my experience was just riverbanks and fields with mud not much deeper than the tread so they were fine - but then I'm a Yorkshireman and don't go chasing sheep.
 

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