View Poll Results: Which 215 / 65 / 16 tyre do you prefer

Voters
8. You may not vote on this poll
  • Pirelli Scorpion STR

    1 12.50%
  • General Grabber AT

    5 62.50%
  • Conti Contact 4x4

    1 12.50%
  • Goodyear Wrangler

    1 12.50%
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Tyre for all seasons !

  1. #1

    Default Tyre for all seasons !

    Hi,
    Which 215 / 65 / 16 tyre do you prefer for all year round driving mainly on roads, some grass and good in snow? This is for a FL1 TD4 auto.

    I would do a poll by no idea how?

    1. Pirelli Scorpion STR
    2. General Grabber AT
    3. Conti Contact 4x4
    4. Goodyear Wrangler

    I have had STRs for the last 3 years but I am being told that the GG ATs are better

  2. #2
    Apprentice landy_bug's Avatar
    Join Date
    19th Feb 2010
    Location
    down the woods, otherwise known as the forest of dean
    Posts
    455
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    i would probably go GG AT, i used to have the old style AT2 on my old TD4 and liked them.

    Just my opinion

    Chris
    life is a waste of time and time is a waste of life, so get wasted all of the time and you'll have the time of you're life!

    "It's better to be late in this life, Than early into the next"

    SAVE A COW - Eat a Vegetarian!!

    undergoing the apprenticeship of Drvl

    Member of the YCHJCYA2PDTHFH club
    1998 300tdi 110 csw (Ewan) the overlander
    2003 TD4 freelander 3 Door, the 'laner

    TD4 freelander commercial
    Series 3 3.0 V6 88''

  3. #3
    Apprentice Katerschnurr's Avatar
    Join Date
    28th Nov 2011
    Location
    Schottland or Bosnia i Hercegovina
    Posts
    441
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    Seeing as how you mention off-road grass and not mud over 2" deep then the Continental 4X4 Contact is the one to go for.

    Much quieter than the others due to the less aggressive tread pattern.

    Excellent wet road braking, good on grass, and brilliant in snow and ice.

    OK in light mud and forest / farm tracks.

    Mine have done 30K and still have 4.5mm left.
    TD4 HSE Auto in Zambezi built 13th Sept 2004

    EGR by-pass, Pierburg MAF with RonBox 2a+, BMW pcv, Silicon Turbo & Intake Hoses,
    Wayfinder V7000 Altimeter & Compass, Scangauge 2, Australian EGR Guards,
    Bell 'Huey' Cabin Lights, EBC Greenstuff Discs & Pads, 235/55 R17 Continentals,

    LR Black Tapered Side-Runners, Philips H7 NightGuide & H7 WeatherVision Lamps.

    M-Benz Sprinter 212D, BMW 528i, Rover P6

  4. #4
    Consultant Dave-H's Avatar
    Join Date
    4th Apr 2005
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    9,731
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    Conti's get my vote too
    Guns n' Landrovers, anything else is irrelevant.

    www.irbdevelopments.com
    www.mobilecentre.co.uk

  5. #5

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    2 for Conti. Can you advise which one you use?

    Conti4x4Contact
    ContiCrossContact LX

    Thanks

  6. #6

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    1 vote for the GG's
    2003 td4 kalahari

    www.tjrfc.co.uk
    - Tonbridge Juddians - best rugby club in the world!

    PROUD MEMBER OF THE YCHJCYA2PDTHFH CLUB

  7. #7

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    GGs 2 - Conti 2

    This is not a football score.....come guys I need some help here !

  8. #8
    Apprentice scaff's Avatar
    Join Date
    15th Jan 2009
    Location
    Newark
    Posts
    135
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    I run GG AT & GG AT2's on various farm vehicles. Very good, the new AT pattern probably better for the use you describe.

    However saw a set of Conti cross contact AT on a 110 defender the other day and they looked like a good pattern. From google look good on price aswell.

    (guess i've not helped at all !!!!)
    Discovery TD5 GS
    Series 1 86inch V8 powered
    Subaru Impreza Turbo2000
    Westfiled SEiW

  9. #9

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    Hi, I fitted BFG AT tyres to the TD 4 that we use as a spare car and the wife's winter drive, well pleased with the tyres in every way except for the increase in tyre noise, being a base model the lack of soundproofing probably doesn't help.

  10. #10
    Unavailable for comment
    Join Date
    24th Dec 2002
    Posts
    23,745
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    Added the poll for you, BM25!


  11. #11

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sandy View Post
    Added the poll for you, BM25!
    Thank you.

  12. #12
    Trainee
    Join Date
    29th Dec 2012
    Location
    Gretton
    Age
    48
    Posts
    17
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    I just got new used wheels with in good nick GG AT2's
    They work well in the dry and wet so far
    Not had em of road yet as I'm on 2 wheel drive as my VCU is past it's best and I removed it for the time being until I get a replacement from Bell's

    I had Wranglers on my old rims and they did well but I didn't like the way they lost traction when turning in all that snow we had this year

  13. #13

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    i started off wanting to keep the STRs, then i heard the Conti's are good but the ATs are winning the poll.

    Hmmm decisions decisions

  14. #14
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    31st Mar 2007
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    426
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    I'm on holiday at the moment, so as I bought a brand new set of 5 General Grabber AT, I decided to fit them to my Td4 to go away on. So far I am more than happy with the results. I can go round islands in the wet without sliding all over the place, and in the dry it feels like the freelander is on rails. I used to have Goodyear AT/R 's on my V6 and they were lethal at the sniff of wet weather ,same with my Avon Ranger TSE's. But that's just my experience. I've heard nothing but praise for the AT/R's on other forums...........

  15. #15

    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    out of interest what pressure are you running the ATs on?
    a friend has his at 35psi whereas the STRs run at 30 as per hand book. he says the ATs are a tad squiffy at 30

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Seasons greetings
    By DEFENDER 01 in forum Public Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23rd Dec 2009, 15:58
  2. Seasons Greetins
    By adafish in forum Public Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 18th Dec 2009, 19:45
  3. Seasons Salutations
    By MACKER in forum Public Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17th Dec 2009, 18:56
  4. Seasons Greetings.
    By willo in forum Land Rover Freelander
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29th Dec 2006, 12:15

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •