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Old 07-20-2005, 13:02   #1 (permalink)
Michael Roberts
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disco 3 tyres

Hope someone can help with this one! The new Disco3 7 seater only has 18"
wheels as standard but I understand will also accept 17" wheels. I want to
use intermediate tyres all the time instead of standard road tyres . But
Goodrich only make 16" and 15" intermediates . The best intermediates I have
ever used are Michelin ZXLs which are also only made in sizes which will not
fit the Disco 3. Does anyone know of a manufacturer who makes good
intermediates in 18 or 17 inches? Michael Roberts
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: disco 3 tyres

In message <42de82a2$0$20203$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net>,
Michael Roberts <mail@dogcountrysports.co.uk> writes
>Hope someone can help with this one! The new Disco3 7 seater only has 18"
>wheels as standard but I understand will also accept 17" wheels. I want to
>use intermediate tyres all the time instead of standard road tyres . But
>Goodrich only make 16" and 15" intermediates . The best intermediates I have
>ever used are Michelin ZXLs which are also only made in sizes which will not
>fit the Disco 3. Does anyone know of a manufacturer who makes good
>intermediates in 18 or 17 inches? Michael Roberts
>*************************************************
>take the dog out to reply direct to me
>*************************************************
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>


General make an 18" AT that should do the job.

Selling like hot cakes at the moment

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Old 07-21-2005, 15:03   #3 (permalink)
Michael Roberts
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Re: disco 3 tyres


"Marc Draper" <marc@mdeng.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:oMvj0bYke13CFweM@mdeng.demon.co.uk...
> In message <42de82a2$0$20203$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net>,
> Michael Roberts <mail@dogcountrysports.co.uk> writes
> >Hope someone can help with this one! The new Disco3 7 seater only has

18"
> >wheels as standard but I understand will also accept 17" wheels. I want

to
> >use intermediate tyres all the time instead of standard road tyres . But
> >Goodrich only make 16" and 15" intermediates . The best intermediates I

have
> >ever used are Michelin ZXLs which are also only made in sizes which will

not
> >fit the Disco 3. Does anyone know of a manufacturer who makes good
> >intermediates in 18 or 17 inches? Michael Roberts

>
> General make an 18" AT that should do the job.
> Selling like hot cakes at the moment > Marc Draper


Thanks for your comment, Marc
I've just heard about this tyre. But also heard that it's not very good on
the road and it seems to last for ages (which I interpret as being of such
hard compound that it does not grip very much if it never wears out). I've
been told this tyre is fitted to Landy 110s - any one else comment on the
performance of this tyre? Michael Roberts


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Old 07-21-2005, 18:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: disco 3 tyres

In message <42dfe56a$0$13990$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net>,
Michael Roberts <mail@dogcountrysports.co.uk> writes
>> General make an 18" AT that should do the job.
>> Selling like hot cakes at the moment > Marc Draper

>
>Thanks for your comment, Marc
>I've just heard about this tyre. But also heard that it's not very good on
>the road and it seems to last for ages (which I interpret as being of such
>hard compound that it does not grip very much if it never wears out). I've
>been told this tyre is fitted to Landy 110s - any one else comment on the
>performance of this tyre? Michael Roberts



I like to test a tyre before recommending them to customers. So cannot
vouch for the road holding yet.

The General AT to my knowledge is not fitted to 110's by the factory
although the BFG used to be.

The B.F.G. AT is a hard wearing tyre too but is very good on road.
(Customers are getting 50,000 miles from a set !!!)

Personally I run B.F.G AT's on all my Disco's and hope that they soon
produce an 18" version for the Disco 3 and RR customers.
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Old 07-22-2005, 02:01   #5 (permalink)
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"Marc Draper" <marc@mdeng.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:QbqdhOcOjD4CFwgA@mdeng.demon.co.uk...
> In message <42dfe56a$0$13990$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net>,
> Michael Roberts <mail@dogcountrysports.co.uk> writes
> >> General make an 18" AT that should do the job.
> >> Selling like hot cakes at the moment > Marc Draper

> >
> >Thanks for your comment, Marc
> >I've just heard about this tyre. But also heard that it's not very good

on
> >the road and it seems to last for ages (which I interpret as being of

such
> >hard compound that it does not grip very much if it never wears out).

I've
> >been told this tyre is fitted to Landy 110s - any one else comment on the
> >performance of this tyre? Michael Roberts

>
>
> I like to test a tyre before recommending them to customers. So cannot
> vouch for the road holding yet.


Quite right Marc, take it from me they are great, more than happy to put on
the wife's car.

> The General AT to my knowledge is not fitted to 110's by the factory
> although the BFG used to be.


Right again.
>
> The B.F.G. AT is a hard wearing tyre too but is very good on road.
> (Customers are getting 50,000 miles from a set !!!)


50,000 miles is very easy to get, "hand on heart" 88,000+ on the rear of a
Defender, with 3mil still left.
>
> Personally I run B.F.G AT's on all my Disco's and hope that they soon
> produce an 18" version for the Disco 3 and RR customers.


They have prodused an 18" for the new Amazon, but as yet not for the L/R,
R/R's, soon we are being told, will not hold my breath.

Andy www.ajstyres.co.uk


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Old 07-22-2005, 05:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: disco 3 tyres

Look here: http://www.overlandrover.net/mediaget4_op_532x800.jpg

Or here (bottom of the page) for all the pics:

http://www.overlandrover.net/OtherStuff.html

Goodyear Wranglers, looks like 18 inch wheels.



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More on the Disco 3 debate...

"Michael Roberts" <mail@dogcountrysports.co.uk> wrote in message
news:42de82a2$0$20203$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net...
> Hope someone can help with this one! The new Disco3 7 seater only has 18"
> wheels as standard but I understand will also accept 17" wheels. I want to
> use intermediate tyres all the time instead of standard road tyres . But
> Goodrich only make 16" and 15" intermediates . The best intermediates I
> have
> ever used are Michelin ZXLs which are also only made in sizes which will
> not
> fit the Disco 3. Does anyone know of a manufacturer who makes good
> intermediates in 18 or 17 inches? Michael Roberts
> *************************************************
> take the dog out to reply direct to me
> *************************************************
>
>



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Old 07-22-2005, 14:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: disco 3 tyres

On Fri, 22 Jul 2005 12:38:46 +0200, Landynut wrote:

> Goodyear Wranglers, looks like 18 inch wheels.


Yep, 255/55R18 Goodyear Wrangler HP on my Disco II. Not impressed by
the wear rate. I suspect the ones that were on the rear when I got the
car were orginals. The fronts had been changed, sometime before the
29,000 that was on it at that time.

The Wranglers, having been on the back for 29,000, are now on the
front and at 36,000 miles they ain't going to make 40,000.

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