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Having just used the V10 (20" wheels) in a pretty wet field the reality is that I will need something much better off-road for the winter. Had to unload the horse to the car out :oops:

I've seen lots of posts on the tyres (all good info) just wondered if I should be looking at some 17" wheels with AT tyres, will the road handling be a pig with all the grunt of the V10?

Anyone have any gathering dust that they want to sell?

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This is what you need! You'll climb Everest with these on!!

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2427967



But I understand that 17 inch wheels from a 2.5 diesel won't fit because their stud pattern is wrong as the hubs have come from the VW Transporter parts box, so you'd probably be better off getting aftermarket wheels if you are serious.

Try event-tyres.co.uk for your new knobblies too.
 

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They do look cool, if a bit too hard core.

Reading the thread they suggested that 17" wheels would not fit (even with the right stud patten) as the brakes were to big, so i'm probably looking for some 18" wheels which I can stick something like the 255/55R18 109H TOYO OPEN COUNTRY AT.
 

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Woody1664 said:
Having just used the V10 (20" wheels) in a pretty wet field the reality is that I will need something much better off-road for the winter. Had to unload the horse to the car out :oops:

I've seen lots of posts on the tyres (all good info) just wondered if I should be looking at some 17" wheels with AT tyres, will the road handling be a pig with all the grunt of the V10?

Anyone have any gathering dust that they want to sell?

Woody
Hi Woody,

Been there with our 2.5 and bridgestones in a very wet field and very slight incline! Gave up in the end and left the empty horse trailer ( Twin IW 505 ) and got the car out solo. lukily it was at home and not at a show!!

To be really sure you need good AT tyres at least otherwise it can be very :oops:

In saying that I got stuck on a grass verge with a Discovery with road tyres so it's not just a Treg problem.

Cheers

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Hi Woody,

I run General Grabber AT2's on 18" rims for winter/mud. They are so much better than the normal road tyres. Paddock Spares (Landrover specialists) usually have the best prices for these.

On road, they are more comfortable but a little noisier. They also have the highest speed rating on any AT tyre as far as I can see, and stand up well to long cross-Europe trips. Fuel consumption drops by about 2mpg, but tyre life increases to around 30k miles.

I bought a 2nd hand set of Treg 18"s off Ebay last year for less than the tyres. Not perfect, but ideal for off-road use.

Hope you find something suitable,

Alex.
 

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Hi Woody,

I run General Grabber AT2's on 18" rims for winter/mud. They are so much better than the normal road tyres. Paddock Spares (Landrover specialists) usually have the best prices for these.

On road, they are more comfortable but a little noisier. They also have the highest speed rating on any AT tyre as far as I can see, and stand up well to long cross-Europe trips. Fuel consumption drops by about 2mpg, but tyre life increases to around 30k miles.

I bought a 2nd hand set of Treg 18"s off Ebay last year for less than the tyres. Not perfect, but ideal for off-road use.

Hope you find something suitable,

Alex.
Thanks Alex - very useful as I will do a good amount of onroad driving.
 

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Had a good chat with the Unlimted guys on Sunday. Interesting to see that had most of the cars on General Grabber UHP and only one on the General Grabber AT2.

Looking at the tires the AT2 look very aggressive but not that mean (if you know what I mean
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The UHP's seemed to cope pretty well with everything we did on the day, and they said that they cope with all the courses they run.

Waiting from the wheels from BQF, will have to make a call on this soon
 

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I got the Grabber AT2's brilliant tyre, looks great.

Sadly Snow has not been that heavy here, yet?, so haven't tested them out fully. In the mud they are ace and on the road doing a little more than the 70 limited they were fine.
 

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Still looking for winter tyres? PIRELLI SCORPION ATR 255/55/18
Some Landy people say these wear quickly.

If anyone has worn a set right through to the next change, please let us have your mileage experience on the Treg together with a bit of info on car and how you use it so others can make an informed judgement.

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Vredestian Winter 4 Xtreme's. ?105 + vat each. 36,000 miles on the last set.

Used them through this snow and have had a blast ... the grip has been superb.

You could do alot lot worse.

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Vredestein have an excellent reputation on the continent where their qualities are in more frequent use, and others have reported them to by good in warmer weather too.

I suppose that's not surprising as they are designed to be "sticky" at low temperatures, so they should be sticky at high ones too!

This might mean they wear a bit faster if you chuck your car around a lot, but 36K on a set for a Treg is about 3 times the OEM Contis from what I've read on here! And they weren't expensive either!!
 

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The Contis lasted me 9k miles ...


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Know its a bit late for this year, but there's always next winter. Have a V10 with 255/55 18 wheels/tyres. Have been running on Nokian WR SUV for 2 years now... fantastic tyres. Full high speed rating 'VR' so no speed restiction, great on snow and ice and also on mud, towed out several Land Rovers earlier this year on a muddy field much to their owners annoyance. Best of all now at 22,000 miles and only about half worn! Not bad for a V10!!
 

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Hi Guys,
New member joining you. Anyone running a V10 with 19" rims ?
Everyone seems pretty keen on finding the best tyre fitment for mileage,comfort and off/on road ability.
I thought i'd throw my two penny worth....
Anyone thought about the 19" Goodyear MT/R off road tyres, if they're good enough for a Range Rover and the G4 Challenge...just a thought. They look pretty damn good aswell. Only problem is that they come in 255/55/19 only. They're 33mm taller than standard fit 275/45/19 and 20mm narrower. Should soak up bumps better and give good wear though due to taller sidewall.
Also if you run 18" tyres the BFGOODRICH All Terrains are excellent for on/off road and wear. Come in 265 0r 285/65/18,these tyres are legendary for durability on and off road and are just under ?150 for the 265 width and just over ?150 for the 285 width. Which is a steal for this quality of tyre.
If you want to look the same as everyone else though the General Grabber UHP's are a good all round tyre for those who hardly ever venture into the rough stuff.(either 275/45/19 or go one up to 285/45/19 and gain a little on sidewall height aswell as width !)
Let me know your thoughts.
I'm looking to buy around a 54'plate V10 on 19", any problems or faults I should know about before I buy, or what to look for? I'm going to be spending mine and the missuses last 5 years worth of savings so I had better buy the right one or I'm sleeping with the dog ! !
Talk soon.
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Winter tyres have a different, softer compound with more silicone in it so they remain more flexible at less than 8 degrees C and many more sipes - very small little grippy openings - in the tread.

I think the tyres you have described are Mud and Snow but not true winter tyres as our continental Treggers might purchase, probably on a set of narrower steel rims, which are put on in October/November and taken off in March/April.
 

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Be careful of those Goodyears on a V10, they are only rated to 98mph, and whilst good off road not really suitable for much on road use.
 
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