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Land Rover LR3 Tires and Wheels



  • mikenomikeno Posts: 3
    I have the Pirelli Zero's on my 2006 LR3.

    $1000 for the dealer to install 11 months ago and they're wearing out after 14,000 miles.

    Stay away from them.
  • bgsntthbgsntth Posts: 89
    Your dealer is recommending OE tires only. Your friend most likely has Toyo Open Country HT's or S/TII, the former being an All-Season, and the latter more of a Sport-truck tire. Pirelli just released a very good AT tire in 255/55-19, the ATR; which is the top-ranked AT tire by Consumer Reports. Michelin also makes the Lattitude in that size, as well as a new Dunlop, Bridgestone, and Continental. You now have many choices.

    I would recommend all of the above tires before the GY Wranglers and Pirelli Scorpions. You only need to stay above a 110 Load Index and HR speed rating to make LRNA happy. Do a quick search on and, as they both carry different brands.
  • gillzgillz Posts: 15
    The OE Goodyear Wranglers on my 2007 MY HSE (19" wheels) wore out at around 28000 miles. I researched and replaced with Pirelli ATR...have around 8,000 miles on these tires and find the difference to the OE tire phenominal. Better ride, quiet, and more sure footed on wet surfaces. Put them on and headed right out on a 3200 mile trip then on a hunting expedition through mud and prairie, so lots of climbing on slippery wet grass. The Pirelli's behaved admirally.

    Would highly recommend the ATR's over the Michelin Lattitude. Have a friend who installed these on his RR Sport and laments the decision, wishing he would have bought the Pirelli's.
  • General AT Grabbers. I got 60,000+ on mine. Awesome tire. I have a 2006 LR3.

    This may be helpful for those of you still suffering with LR3's! Love my new Audi Q7!
  • gillzgillz Posts: 15
    Lr3looser ? or did you mean 'loser' ?

    Seems that Land Rover and offroad enthusiasts deal with the little challenges of the vehicle because they are such a superior 4x4. The owners who [non-permissible content removed] or sue the manufacturer aren't cut out for the vehicle and bought more for a status symbol - then traded in for an Audi...3rd rate German machine !

    Just pulling your chain !! :D
  • ssp1ssp1 Posts: 115
    I am sure the Volkswagen - meant Audi - is a nice car. Even with the tire issue and the credit i received for new tires, I am still very happy with my LR3. Bought it 3 years ago and there have been no issues. Have 52,500 on it. People still comment on how nice it is.
  • wootbotwootbot Posts: 8
    I'm really happy with the Michelin Latitude tires I replaced the OEM Goodyear ones with. I was tempted to just replace like-for-like, but I went with a strong recommendation from a tire guy I know. The ride is noticeably smoother and quieter.

    I was, however, a bit taken aback at how unevenly the tires wore out - especially since in places they had plenty of tread and in other places they were dangerously worn (down to the cord, in fact). The alignment had drifted way out. It turns out this is a known problem and there's a potential class action lawsuit over it. I don't know whether it will go anywhere, but it might be worth registering on the site for that just in case you end up being able to recoup some of the considerable cost of premature replacement.
  • I have a leaky tire on my '06 LR3. The dealer charges $77 for a patch and the local firestone tire shop charges $17. Is there any advantage to getting this type of service done at the dealer?
  • None at all. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the dealer sends the tire out or has a mobile unit come in and patch it. You are better off going to Firestone and saving the money.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    Is there any advantage to getting this type of service done at the dealer?

    None, whatsoever! Use the $60 you save for something useful. :)

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • Thanks for the repsonses about the tire patch. Surprise surprise I need to replace all 4 tires (won't get into why...will save that for another post).

    Does anyone have experience with Kumho tires? They have excellent reviews on, are 112V rated with a 600A A treadwear rating as well. I'm planning on getting the Kumho Road Venture APT KL 51 put on my '06 LR3 this afternoon and just wanted a second opinion from this forum.
  • No experience with those, but I would be very much inclined to let yourself be guided by good reviews vs. going for a like-for-like replacement. I went with Michelin Latitude Tour HPs and was seriously impressed with the improvement in ride, handling, and steering. I am so glad I did that.

    P.S. You might want to check out the class action lawsuit on LR3 tires wearing out prematurely. At the very least, be sure to take some photographs when the car is up on the lift at the tire dealer so at least you have those in-hand.
  • Thanks. Unfortunately, I bought the car used so I'm not sure if I'm elegible for any settlement. I didn't know much about tires when I was shopping, so I believed the dealer when he told me they were 6 months old. Now I know, and wish I had known, better. I just never thought a Land Rover dealership would be so shady. I don't mean to sound snobby, but I thought that once you reach a level of car, the dealerships are above hawking stories and lying to get the vehicles out the door. Guess I was wrong.

    Anyway, I still love the car, and was able to shop for a great deal on the tires. I got the lifetime alignment package from Firestone for $140 and can take the car in any time for re-alignment. I'm planning on taking it in every 5k miles to be on the safe side, since the car is so heavy.
  • They're not being shady, and you're doing the right thing. Since you bought it used, the fallout from the bushings settling and causing severe and uneven tire wear is already done. Having made sure your tires are right, you should be good from this point on.

    Having owned two Land Rovers (Discovery II + LR3), I would attest that problems tend to manifest themselves within the first 18 months and, past that point, they are tremendously reliable, fun and rewarding vehicles to own. So, enjoy - and best wishes :-)
  • My son and I bought 2006 LR3's at the same time and have had the same tire wear problems. He put the Kumho's on 4 months ago and had the front end realigned once again. He is very high on the Kumho's ride and price.

    I have tried to purchase the same recently and found the factory doesn't have any in inventory nor any dealer. I have ordered a set of 4 and it will cost $609 mounted and balanced. I will look into the lifetime Firestone alignment as talked about by another member.
  • When changing all four tires, is there any reason to prefer the dealership? Clearly its a complex car for suspension and allignment etc but could a Firestone etc. do as good a job? I assume it would null and void any parts of the warranty?

    And, I ask that for breaks as well?

  • ssp1ssp1 Posts: 115
    A year later I see this post, I have Latitude Tours, they have been great on dry pavement and decent off road. Found them slippery on wet pavement, felt almost unstable.
  • ssp1ssp1 Posts: 115
    The comment from looser isnt true that the suspension destroys any tire. The dealer replaced my GYs in april of 07 with michelin latittude tours and they lasted till today - 40K miles plus. They were great and i had no alignment or other problems since getting rid of the GYs
  • nyzombie1nyzombie1 Posts: 1
    edited September 2011
    I purchased a used 06 lr3 v8 se about a year ago.I NEVER considered buying one before, but I got a great deal on it and needed a safe and substantial vehicle for the wife and kids,so here I am. I Love the vehicle, not so much the costs associated with it ( I.e. brakes $1300 / front & rear, battery $321, heated w/shld $900 etc.) I accept and understand the costs of those items, not happily but I do. What I cannot get a grip on is every person I've spoken to that has any experience with this vehicle (owners, dealers, service techs) say that you burn through tires in no time at all and will NEVER get rated mileage out of any tire made due to performance size commands softer compounds and heavy weight of vehicle contradicts that with excessive wear. I got jacked by my local Big O Tire (LITTLETON, Co) as they STRONGLY recommended Pirelli scorpion zero's be put on the vehicle, which I did, I mean these guys do this everyday they should know right? Yeah,huh? you would think they would know their [non-permissible content removed] from a hole in the wall but... pirelli and big o can suck it til the cows come home. 18,000 mi. And I'm at 2/32 and 3/32 on wear. Big O's answer? Tough **** and oh by the way pirelli has absolutely NO WARRANTY for size 255/60/18 not mileage guarantee NOTHING. So, here I am with bald tires and getting the run around again. Does anyone have an honest answer to the question of which tire will perform best for all weather HIGHWAY driving in Colorado? I don't go off road and I just want to make sure that tires will last a REASONABLE amount of time. I am ridiculously vigilant in getting my rotation done at regularly scheduled intervals if not a little early. My local Land Rover dealer advised me that Absolutely under NO circumstances sh
    ould I attempt to put a bigger tire (275/65/18 or 285/60/18) on the vehicle as it will almost guarantee damage to air suspension harness. Please somebody, anybody help!!
  • britman4britman4 Posts: 27
    edited June 2010
    Here is my thinking. I got 28k out of my original Wranglers but I drive carefully. This car does go though tires, its a 7000lb car and all warranties that exist are null and void on this car anyhow.

    I went for Kumho tires. They were significantly cheaper than most others and feel great, actually better than the Wranglers. They are well engineered and perform well. No I do not expect them to last as long as some, but the additional cost of the "Name" brands is not reflected in huge extra distance. I could get two sets of these with change for one set of Pirellis and I am sure I will get close to the Pirelli or Michelin distance is not all of it.

    I did piles of research and these are tires widely used globally and have a very good safety record. They are lesser know in the USA so much cheaper.

    I am very pleased with them, after 5k they look fine, front have just rubbed away the small pimples when new but not at the back.

    $800 all set aligned and balanced and with free future rotation and balancing. Old ones disposed..blah blah....
  • wootbotwootbot Posts: 8
    Firstly, there is an issue with the bushings "settling", causing uneven tire wear and prematurely requiring replacement tires. Land Rover issued a service bulletin about it and there was even a class action lawsuit. The good news is that you're over it now because it's already had its effect, so here's what I recommend:

    After consulting some people that know what they're talking about, I put Michelin Latitude Tour XPs on the car about 18 months ago and they're holding up just great. Make sure you get a proper 4-wheel alignment done because you really need to given the bushing problem. It's not a luxury or a con - you really need it done.

    As for saving money, try calling up what seem to be the best independent service companies locally. Even if they don't handle Land Rover, you can ask them "what their recommendation would be" to get steered in the right direction. A side benefit of that is when you need tires they will tell you where to go and can get their discounted rate, which can be a really substantial saving.

    Best of luck.
  • I replaced the OEM Goodyears on my 06 LR3 at 27,000 miles in July 2010. I didn't realize how noisy the worn Goodyears were. I now run P255/60R-18 Pirelli Scorpion ATR XL Great tire on road and offroad, and very quiet. $1,300 for all 4 installed. I now have 34k miles and they look like new.

    Certainly driving style matters but I think it's more that approx 80% of my miles are on highway with little braking. I've now clocked 34k miles and brakes are fine.
  • britman4britman4 Posts: 27
    edited January 2011
    Quick Update on the KUMHO Venture. 10,000 miles done. Tyres look as new, ride is still much quieter and smoother than the Wranglers.

    Just had a pile of snow and they were excellent. Not a slip on loose or compacted snow or ice for that matter.

    I agree with something I read elsewhere that these tyres are engineered very well indeed.
  • jhackettjhackett Posts: 1
    edited March 2011
    I'm big on researching before I make any type of purchase. Based on my findings I chose to put Toyo tires on my 06' LR3. I drive a lot for work, highway and in the city. I live in Kansas City so we get a little bit of everything when it comes to weather, snow, ice, rain...
    I couldn't be happier with my tire purchase! 52,000mi on my LR3 when I bought the Toyos and now @ 99,000mi I am gong back for another set! They still have decent tread left but I travel extensively and do not want to risk loosing traction in the rain driving 80mi an hour. Bought them at Goodyear, they were $915, 4 tires, taxes, fees, rotation as recommended. I do keep up with the rotation schedule and all other maintenance requirements. I blow past everyone without a worry in the my Toyos!!! They were also very quiet and made for a smooth ride!
  • zodoublezodouble Posts: 1
    I got an '07 LR3 in the fall of '08 and have just finished with my third set of tires. Between LR Cherry Hill dispelling my concers ("service bulletins, oh those are just usually put out by the manufacturers and are not like they are recalls or anything", from one of the service dept managers) as to why I need all new tires after paying over $1000 for tires and alignment less than a year ago, I chose to go see their evil twin down the road at LR Princeton (engine light came on also by the way). They blew off the very irregular wear of the rear passenger tire (which I replaced at LRCH after I walke outside one morning to find the wire showing through the tire not long after having my 45K service done there) and just told me my alignment was severely off (I do no off roading and avoid potholes like the plague) and needed to align me and hustle (oops) I mean sell me four better brand Toyos (and do a flush for that engine light). $1300 later, I rode home last night to my steering wheel leaning a bit to the left slightly and a bumpier ride than my Wranglers. By the way, my engine light came back on as I pulled into home.
  • Sorry for the late response and you may not like my answer, but Pirelli Scorpion ATR's , not the Scorpion Zeros!, have been a great solution for me on my 2006 LR3 HSE. Ive heard nothing but bad news about the 'Zeros' no matter what brand of car they are installed on. I replaced the OE Goodyears at 11K miles with the Pirelli ATR's. The Goodyears were absolutely terrible (a well known fact)...noise being the worst complaint...bad!! I now have 46K on the ATR's and I'm about ready to install a new set. They've been excellent in every respect...quiet and handle well on the highway, dry and wet, also good on snow and ice and off-road. I've driven with them in all conditions...still quiet and smooth on a 2,500 mi highway road trip last summer. Probably would have done better on the mileage had I been more diligent about rotating...just a little uneven wear now. The 'dealers' will all try to sell you on the 'Zeros' or Mich. 'Latitudes'....or even the new OE Continental 4'x4' Contacts...none of them a true all terrain tire. Who knows, perhaps you will want to test your LR's true capabilities someday?...might as well have that option.
  • tripletmommytripletmommy Posts: 1
    edited December 2011
    For the love of Pete! I can't believe I've had such a hard time figuring out what kind/size/type/etc tires to replace the Wranglers on my truck, which are bare!

    Do I buy online & find a mechanic who can properly put them on my LR3?
    Do I pay through the nose at the dealership ( only 1 here in the Minneapolis area)?
    Do I go to a discounter like Sam's/Costco/Discount Tire & trust that they can properly install them?

    Currently I have 31k miles on my LR3 & am replacing the Goodyear Wrangler 255/60/R18 tires my truck came with. I have seen good recommendations about Toyo Open Country A/T's & Toyo Proxies, Kumho ( no specific tire size was noted) & Nitto Terra Grapplers.

    Anyone who is pleased with their tire choice? Or NOT pleased ( and why)
    Where did you buy them?
    Who installed them?
    What size?
    What was the cost to purchase/install/align?

    Thanks SO MUCH in advance!

    I drive on road 99% of the time, but do live in Minnesota & we get hit with a ton of snow.
  • This tire has 720+ tread wear A traction A for temp
    It's good for on pavement and also for slight off roading( I'm mean
    Slight) if you do of road a lot then get the toyo open country MT
    Or wrangler MTR. Toyo has a brute look and it will look good on
    You're LR3.
  • I will recommend toyo open country HT. It has a 720 tread wear A traction A Temp. This tire will look good on you're lr3. It is good on pavement
    And slight off road. I have mine for years and the treads still deep.
    They don't wear much.
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