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Winter Tyre Sizes

Has anybody tried 255/60 r19 tyres on a Discovery 3/4 with the slightly taller aspect ratio? (ignoring speedo lack of accuracy)

I like Cooper Weathermaster tyres and have them on the wife's D3 with 20" wheels but mine has 19" and Cooper do not make the tyre in 255/55 r19.

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Any opinions out there?
 
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My opinion is that you can find similar or better cold weather tyres in the correct size. Thumbs Up
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That may well be true and of course I know that but I LIKE these tyres Smile

The question is will the slightly higher "60" instead of "55" tyre wall make much difference on the road?
 
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I know it's an All Season tyre, but for the price I'd be tempted by these:

https://www.camskill.co.uk/m147b0s8063p101...se%3A_72dB

LR OE fit on many models (as you know Thumbs Up )
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Gazellio @ Prestige Cars wrote:
That may well be true and of course I know that but I LIKE these tyres Smile

The question is will the slightly higher "60" instead of "55" tyre wall make much difference on the road?


No idea, I've always run stock sizes, but in theory the ride should be more "comfy". Thumbs Up
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LT wrote:
I know it's an All Season tyre, but for the price I'd be tempted by these:

https://www.camskill.co.uk/m147b0s8063p101...se%3A_72dB

LR OE fit on many models (as you know Thumbs Up )


Not for me I like aggressive (looking) tread if at all possible...
 
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LT wrote:
Gazellio @ Prestige Cars wrote:
That may well be true and of course I know that but I LIKE these tyres Smile

The question is will the slightly higher "60" instead of "55" tyre wall make much difference on the road?


No idea, I've always run stock sizes, but in theory the ride should be more "comfy". Thumbs Up


Yes that's what I was thinking thanks Thumbs Up
 
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The GG AT3 has the mountain/snowflake symbol, IIRC. That's pretty aggressive looking.
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2010 D4 HSE (A bit bling)
2014 D4 HSE (Almost too bling)
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That dimension is the new size fitted to both D5 and RRS!

I am thinking of going down the same root with these tyres but in the 20 inch oversize of 255 55 20.
Main reason gives the same depth of tyre 5.5 inch as 19 inch tyre standard size, so reducing kerb damage to rims as standard kerb size is 5". Also think the increased tyre depth would look better as the standard size looks rather skinny, especially when off road
Pricing seems very good on these at present and seem to have good positive feedback.
The overall increase in size is 3.3percent which is within the recomended guidlines of 3.5 percent

The downsides as I see it are speedo being a bit out, but not much and having the dilemma of running the current spare standard size, which would only be a short term option or forking out for 5 new tyres.
Havent fathomed out if the more positive speedo reading would benfit or hinder mpg figures
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Several reports of AT3 being pretty useless on wet grass and not that great in fairly muddy conditions.

WSC seems to cope really well with wet grass, and have been led to believe cope quiet well in muddier conditions as well.
 D4 HSE MY12 Marmais Teal: Gone. Missed a lot!
Freelander 2 SD HSE MY11 Silver:Thankfully gone.
D4 HSE MY11 Silver: Gone missed !
Range Rover Sport MY06 HSE Buck Blue: Gone missed!
Discovery D2 TD5 Facelift MY Red Gone Missed!
Discovery D2 TD5 Cobalt Blue: Gone Missed!
Discovery D1 Auto Oxford Blue Not missed at all!
Discovery D1 Avalon Blue First LR! missed!

Now driving a rather nice Black Van (joined Club Landmark) 
 
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If I had 19 inch wheels think I would go for the Duratrac which in the 19 inch size is very reasonably priced.

This would give you right dimensions but the lower speed rating (Q 99mph)
 D4 HSE MY12 Marmais Teal: Gone. Missed a lot!
Freelander 2 SD HSE MY11 Silver:Thankfully gone.
D4 HSE MY11 Silver: Gone missed !
Range Rover Sport MY06 HSE Buck Blue: Gone missed!
Discovery D2 TD5 Facelift MY Red Gone Missed!
Discovery D2 TD5 Cobalt Blue: Gone Missed!
Discovery D1 Auto Oxford Blue Not missed at all!
Discovery D1 Avalon Blue First LR! missed!

Now driving a rather nice Black Van (joined Club Landmark) 
 
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I was about to say you were wrong with 5.5" for 55 and 5" for 50 tyres but I did the maths and for 255 tyres you are correct +or-
  
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Very Happy Thumbs Up

It should be, gone over it enough times Thumbs Up
 D4 HSE MY12 Marmais Teal: Gone. Missed a lot!
Freelander 2 SD HSE MY11 Silver:Thankfully gone.
D4 HSE MY11 Silver: Gone missed !
Range Rover Sport MY06 HSE Buck Blue: Gone missed!
Discovery D2 TD5 Facelift MY Red Gone Missed!
Discovery D2 TD5 Cobalt Blue: Gone Missed!
Discovery D1 Auto Oxford Blue Not missed at all!
Discovery D1 Avalon Blue First LR! missed!

Now driving a rather nice Black Van (joined Club Landmark) 
 
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lespes wrote:
Several reports of AT3 being pretty useless on wet grass and not that great in fairly muddy conditions.


Salisbury Plain?

I wouldn't buy them, but I'm more interested in performance than looks.

Les, why don't buy a set of 19" or even 18" rims? My last 3 D4's came with 20" rims and one of the first things I did was to swap them for a smaller set. I kept the 20"s, so I can put it all back to standard spec. Thumbs Up
 2006 D3 HSE (Original & still the best)
2010 D4 HSE (A bit bling)
2014 D4 HSE (Almost too bling)
2015 D4 HSE (A heated what?)
2016 D4 Landmark (Written Off)
2016 D4 Landmark (Surely the last!) 
 
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