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Old 07-05-2005, 18:02   #1 (permalink)
Hugh Hogan
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Tyres for a Disco

I have always used B F Goodridge Long Trail tyres on my classic range
rover and hoped to use the same on my new (1998) Disco. I used them as
I tend to use the vehicle about 80% on the road and 20% off road. I
chose this tyre as it was designed for about that level of off road
use. However I have now been told that they have discontinued these
tyres in the 235/70 range. They have been replaced bu a "macadam" tyre
which is supposed to be 100% road use.

Now my question is what is everyone else using and why? Has anyone
tried the new Macadam Tyres yet and are they any good?

Come on dont be shy

Hugh

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Old 07-06-2005, 01:02   #2 (permalink)
Paul - xxx
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Re: Tyres for a Disco

Hugh Hogan came up with the following;:
> I have always used B F Goodridge Long Trail tyres on my classic range
> rover and hoped to use the same on my new (1998) Disco. I used them as
> I tend to use the vehicle about 80% on the road and 20% off road. I
> chose this tyre as it was designed for about that level of off road
> use. However I have now been told that they have discontinued these
> tyres in the 235/70 range. They have been replaced bu a "macadam" tyre
> which is supposed to be 100% road use.
>
> Now my question is what is everyone else using and why? Has anyone
> tried the new Macadam Tyres yet and are they any good?
>
> Come on dont be shy


I've never tried anything other than BFG AT, which I can heartily recommend,
on our Discovery.

We do, however, use it off-road most weekends. Mileage wise we use it
on-road most, mainly motorways towing the caravan, but time-wise, off-road
going a bit slower ..

I have seen no good reason to change to any other tyre.

I did have some BFG MT's on our series and later some King Pin remoulds that
were surprisingly good, but for the Disco BFG AT all the way.

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Old 07-06-2005, 01:02   #3 (permalink)
Andy Sargeant
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Re: Tyres for a Disco

The BFGoodrich Long Trail range has been discontinued for some time now and
replaced (as you correctly post) by the Macadam, this is a totally road
biased tyre with directional tread, a very good tyre with quite stiff
sidewalls and giving good tread life , we have had customers getting up to
45K out of them but my only concern is that the supply has been up and down
over the last 9 months which does get a bit frustrating for us if we can't
replace a tyre for one of our customers.
One to take a good look at is the newish General Grabber UHP which is
available in the size you require, the feed back we are getting is very,very
positive and having just tested these on a Disco II, I am very impressed,
the level of grip is fantastic, well worth a look.
Andy Sargeant. www.ajstyres.co.uk

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"Hugh Hogan" <hhogan@eircom.net> wrote in message
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>I have always used B F Goodridge Long Trail tyres on my classic range
> rover and hoped to use the same on my new (1998) Disco. I used them as
> I tend to use the vehicle about 80% on the road and 20% off road. I
> chose this tyre as it was designed for about that level of off road
> use. However I have now been told that they have discontinued these
> tyres in the 235/70 range. They have been replaced bu a "macadam" tyre
> which is supposed to be 100% road use.
>
> Now my question is what is everyone else using and why? Has anyone
> tried the new Macadam Tyres yet and are they any good?
>
> Come on dont be shy
>
> Hugh
>



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Old 07-06-2005, 09:03   #4 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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Re: Tyres for a Disco

On or around Wed, 6 Jul 2005 07:11:47 +0100, "Paul - xxx"
<notcheckedever@hotmail.com> enlightened us thusly:

>I've never tried anything other than BFG AT, which I can heartily recommend,
>on our Discovery.


Pricey and a touch on the hard side, compound-wise.

Avon Ranger AT on my disco, nice and grippy on the road, not tried 'em
seriously off road and can't comment on mileage.
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"Quos deus vult perdere, prius dementat" Euripedes, quoted in
Boswell's "Johnson".
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Tyres for a Disco

I have fitted my ser1 300tdi with cooper discoverer at's. Not tested them in
anything other than a bit of sand yet, but they seem to be giving good
milage and grip in wet and dry. Not sure if you get these in the UK. Dunlop
bring them into South Africa.

I am very happy with them so far.
Regards
Stephen


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Old 07-07-2005, 18:02   #6 (permalink)
Badger
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Re: Tyres for a Disco


"Fanie" <fanie@checkitsystems.com> wrote in message
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>I have fitted my ser1 300tdi with cooper discoverer at's. Not tested them
>in anything other than a bit of sand yet, but they seem to be giving good
>milage and grip in wet and dry. Not sure if you get these in the UK. Dunlop
>bring them into South Africa.
>
> I am very happy with them so far.
> Regards
> Stephen


Just put a set of Marshall KL12's (same tyre as Kumho KL12, same company!)
on the disco2. Initial impressions, compared to the crappy wranglers it came
with, are that they are quieter, grip better in the wet and give a smoother
ride. Time will tell on the wear front.
Set of 4 (255/55-18) fitted, 330ish!! a lot better than the 175 PER TYRE
the local National Tyres depot wanted for wranglers!!
Got them through www.valuetyres.co.uk
Badger.


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Old 07-08-2005, 04:02   #7 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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Re: Tyres for a Disco

On or around Thu, 7 Jul 2005 22:48:51 +0000 (UTC), "Badger"
<brianhatton@btinternet.com> enlightened us thusly:

>Just put a set of Marshall KL12's (same tyre as Kumho KL12, same company!)
>on the disco2. Initial impressions, compared to the crappy wranglers it came
>with, are that they are quieter, grip better in the wet and give a smoother
>ride. Time will tell on the wear front.


Had some Nankang Wide Conquerors on the 110, they were surprisingly good for
the money - about 240 for a set of 4.

>Set of 4 (255/55-18) fitted, 330ish!! a lot better than the 175 PER TYRE
>the local National Tyres depot wanted for wranglers!!
>Got them through www.valuetyres.co.uk


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Old 07-08-2005, 18:02   #8 (permalink)
Richard
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Re: Tyres for a Disco

Well I suppose everyone has their favourite tyre. At the moment I have
Michelin on our Discovery and BFG All Terrain T/A's on our 90. I find the
BFG superb and will be fitting a set to the Discovery within the next 1000
miles. We also had them on our Range Rover and in all the time we had it
there was no sign of wear.
Richard



"Hugh Hogan" <hhogan@eircom.net> wrote in message
news:1120607477.596125.23000@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I have always used B F Goodridge Long Trail tyres on my classic range
> rover and hoped to use the same on my new (1998) Disco. I used them as
> I tend to use the vehicle about 80% on the road and 20% off road. I
> chose this tyre as it was designed for about that level of off road
> use. However I have now been told that they have discontinued these
> tyres in the 235/70 range. They have been replaced bu a "macadam" tyre
> which is supposed to be 100% road use.
>
> Now my question is what is everyone else using and why? Has anyone
> tried the new Macadam Tyres yet and are they any good?
>
> Come on dont be shy
>
> Hugh
>



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