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John1000



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improving Ride comfort L322

Hi, I am looking to improve ride comfort on road in a 2011 SC. I thought about moving to a 235 55 r20 tire (same diameter as OEM) or 255 55 r20, but some people just had rubber issues. Anyone could please recommend a tire that will fit without mods? I ws thinkin 235/255 55 r20. Another option is to reduce psi. What would be the best psi? Any other ideas? thanks in advance

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alanm_3



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Scotland 2008 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

I’m amazed that you think the ride comfort isn’t good.
What tyres do you have on the car just now? Got - 2008 TDV8 Vogue SE in Java black
Had - 2007 S/C in Stornoway Grey

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quavey



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United Kingdom 2002 Range Rover HSE 4.4 V8 Epsom Green

235/55/20 is a smaller diameter remember the profile, 55, is a percentage of the tread width, 235.
In this case you are reducing the over diameter by almost an inch 2005 E60 M5
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John1000



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alanm_3 wrote:
I’m amazed that you think the ride comfort isn’t good.
What tyres do you have on the car just now?


Hi, ride is good but would like to improve it as much as I can. I am using the continentals crosscontact...car is a 2011 SC...thanks

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John1000



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quavey wrote:
235/55/20 is a smaller diameter remember the profile, 55, is a percentage of the tread width, 235.
In this case you are reducing the over diameter by almost an inch


yes, you are right. I should go for 255 55 r20, I do not think 275 55 r20 will work

thanks

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Lester Burnham



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How old are the existing tires? They degrade so slowly you don't realise how good a new set can feel until you slap them on. This might be as much a problem as tyre size.

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Ticketyboo Too



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Ireland 2010 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Zermatt Silver

I have the Vogue SE 2010 TDV8 and my last two sets have been Michelin Latitude Sport 3 255/50 R20, okay not the SC, but the ride comfort has been excellent, grip superb esp in the wet and I get good wear (I rotate front-back every 3-5K miles), so much better than the Conti boots that were on when I got her.

Now looking to get a set of good winter boots as we live high up and this past Feb we were snowed in for 5 days, the road tyres just no good in -12oC and dry or compacted snow. FF MY2010 3.6 tdV8 VogueSE

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England 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Santorini Black

john, one option to improve comfort is to reduce the tyre pressures slightly by a couple of psi...

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John1000



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Hi Lester, they are from Nov 2016, they have 22,000 miles, thx

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John1000



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stan wrote:
john, one option to improve comfort is to reduce the tyre pressures slightly by a couple of psi...


thanks Stan, will try that

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