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

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  • Pirelli Scorpion STR

    1 12.50%
  • General Grabber AT

    5 62.50%
  • Conti Contact 4x4

    1 12.50%
  • Goodyear Wrangler

    1 12.50%
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Thread: Tyre for all seasons !

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    Default Tyre for all seasons !

    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

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

    Just my opinion

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    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.

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    Conti's get my vote too
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    2 for Conti. Can you advise which one you use?

    ContiCrossContact LX


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    1 vote for the GG's
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    GGs 2 - Conti 2

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Default Re: Tyre for all seasons !

    Added the poll for you, BM25!

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

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    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

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    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

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    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...........

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    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

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