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Old July 6th, 2014, 11:17 AM
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I've had good luck with the Hankook, such that I just put a second set on the Discovery.
I just replaced the Michelin LTX on the Range Rover with Cooper. I'm anxious the see how they do. So far after 10K miles including a drive from Austin to Omaha, they are doing great.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 11:22 AM
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My Good Year MT/R's are great (IMO), I've been through rock that would have shredded "Regular" off road tires. Just put a set on the RRC as well. They are pricey, but I've never had a problem, always keep the spare in the rotation and I have them on the trailer for back up spares...
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Old July 6th, 2014, 11:35 AM
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Russell: at least you have the 17 inch rims. If you'd had the 20 inch jobs it would be much more difficult to get decent tires.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 11:36 AM
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I've had good luck with the Hankook, such that I just put a second set on the Discovery.
I just replaced the Michelin LTX on the Range Rover with Cooper. I'm anxious the see how they do. So far after 10K miles including a drive from Austin to Omaha, they are doing great.
I have mixed feelings about Hankook and other "off brands". I've seen a lot of them have 7/32" tread evenly worn across the tire, except for a strip on the inside edge where it is worn to steel belts. I've seen it on too many Land Rovers for it to be just a bad tire or poor alignment. Always seems to be the rears. They're pretty good for the money overall. I would just prefer a Michelin or Continental.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 12:23 PM
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I would imagine there is a correlation between economy tire buyers and the amount of money spent on vehicle maintenance.

Depending on where you are located in the world would define your definition of 'off' brands.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 12:35 PM
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I would imagine there is a correlation between economy tire buyers and the amount of money spent on vehicle maintenance.

Depending on where you are located in the world would define your definition of 'off' brands.
I am not against less mainstream brands. And, to be honest, many are subsidiaries of the larger brands.

I put a set of Sumitomos on my '05 allroad. Similar to the LR3 in that it had air suspension, full time awd, lots of power, and was ludicrously heavy for a car in that segment. They handle WVa fire roads easily and daily driving. Sumi is seen as an off brand to some but they were perfect for that car.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 01:29 PM
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I would imagine there is a correlation between economy tire buyers and the amount of money spent on vehicle maintenance. Depending on where you are located in the world would define your definition of 'off' brands.
I wouldn't say there is 100% truth to that. I'm budget minded on tires with in reason. I do my research before buying. I look at things like tread wear life and wet road performance. We don't see hard winters in Austin, so snow rating is minor.
The Disco tires are Hankook AT rated. The Coopers are street since I don't off road the RR.
I never go with Discount Tires own brand "Pathfinder" or Walmart tires.
I don't skimp on things like brakes. I spend good money for top brake components.
The more I save on tires, the more I have for goodies.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 02:35 PM
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I don't skimp on things like brakes. I spend good money for top brake components.
The more I save on tires, the more I have for goodies.
Tires are just as important in stopping a moving car as brakes are...
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Old July 6th, 2014, 02:45 PM
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Russell: at least you have the 17 inch rims. If you'd had the 20 inch jobs it would be much more difficult to get decent tires.
It was a rental, but yea that 17 OEM GY HP replacement was $198. Probably much cheaper than the 20". The tire shop owner here (Telluride) was filled with hilarious stories of all the DBs (me included) bringing in their rentals from the trails with slashed tires and suspension issues. He also owns the local Hertz franchise and the only Jeep rental in town. Said that the transmissions in the 4H Tahoes get thrashed crossing the passes as well. Strongly warmed me to quit while I was ahead. Cool guy and defiantly the entrepreneur. Said that 2011 was the last year Chevy stopped installing okay trail tires on the Tahoe. Also the last year of 4L as base equipment.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 03:01 PM
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Tires are just as important in stopping a moving car as brakes are...
I'm aware of that as well. That's why I use Consumer Reports as well as other reviews on tires.
I don't use something that is completely unheard of or has bad ratings.
Sidewall ratings must be "A" for traction, at least "B" for temperature and 500 tread wear. Speed rating at least an "H".
The motorcycle is the only thing steadfast on tire replacement. I go with what Harley recommends.
I don't need big name marketing on everything. Hankook is going big now by the way. Prices will be going up.
I'm not frugal on everything. When I travel, I backpack and stay in hostels and backpacker districts. Sometimes with a local family to immerse myself into the culture. Went to Egypt a few years ago for 8 days. Spent less than $200.
But when it comes to my flights, I won't even board the airplane unless it's first or business.
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