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Weegie



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France 2008 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Stornoway Grey

j9ffy wrote:
I had to go with 50s in the end (which is a shame as the 55s were cheaper and possibly have other advantages per discussion) ... reason is that the mot equivalent in France only recognises 255/50 for r20 for 2011 model year... ho hum...


Interesting, I have 255/55/20 on my 2008 TDv8 and there was no mention on the last CT (June last year). John
2008 Stornoway Grey 3.6 Tdv8 Vogue
2005 TD6 Java Black Vogue - Written off!!
GAP iiD BT
2003 Discovery TD5 Auto, Nanocom Evolution - gone to a new home!
MasseyFerguson 152 - No electronics!!

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j9ffy



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France 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

Possibly due to the model year - or that the testing station didn't pick-up on it? France being France, I'd check it. I asked three local tyre dealers and they all checked their systems and said same thing - as did the local CT tester. When I spoke with Land Rover UK, they seemed ok with the idea of fitting 55s, but that's the UK and I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of the gendarmes Very Happy

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j9ffy



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France 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

Weegie wrote:
j9ffy wrote:
I had to go with 50s in the end (which is a shame as the 55s were cheaper and possibly have other advantages per discussion) ... reason is that the mot equivalent in France only recognises 255/50 for r20 for 2011 model year... ho hum...


Interesting, I have 255/55/20 on my 2008 TDv8 and there was no mention on the last CT (June last year).


Possibly due to the model year - or that the testing station didn't pick-up on it? France being France, I'd check it. I asked three local tyre dealers and they all checked their systems and said same thing - as did the local CT tester. When I spoke with Land Rover UK, they seemed ok with the idea of fitting 55s, but that's the UK and I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of the gendarmes Very Happy

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j9ffy



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France 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

8810bigcat wrote:
Hi j9ffy,

How are you getting on with the Scorpion Zero All Season? I need to get a new set boots in next couple of weeks and was interested to hear your thoughts?

Thanks in advance, BC.


Love them. Would make same choice again. Noticeably quieter and better ride than on the scorpion zero m+s they replaced.

Also I like the look of them - the rubber has a sort of flatter black look to it, a bit like in the photos comparing them to the verdes in the post above... can't really see it in the hopeless photo I took of them on car (lens smashed on my phone Whistle ). I'll get some better pics up.

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8810bigcat



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Just ordered a set for mine, hope to have them on at the weekend, was unsure of these vs Verdes but the improved fuel efficiency rating and b grade wet rating tipped the balance.

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Weegie



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France 2008 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Stornoway Grey

j9ffy wrote:
Weegie wrote:
j9ffy wrote:
I had to go with 50s in the end (which is a shame as the 55s were cheaper and possibly have other advantages per discussion) ... reason is that the mot equivalent in France only recognises 255/50 for r20 for 2011 model year... ho hum...


Interesting, I have 255/55/20 on my 2008 TDv8 and there was no mention on the last CT (June last year).


Possibly due to the model year - or that the testing station didn't pick-up on it? France being France, I'd check it. I asked three local tyre dealers and they all checked their systems and said same thing - as did the local CT tester. When I spoke with Land Rover UK, they seemed ok with the idea of fitting 55s, but that's the UK and I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of the gendarmes Very Happy


Will see if there is any mention on next ct. The 55s are a very comfortable ride.


"I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of the gendarmes"

Moi non plus! Thumbs Up Shocked Very Happy John
2008 Stornoway Grey 3.6 Tdv8 Vogue
2005 TD6 Java Black Vogue - Written off!!
GAP iiD BT
2003 Discovery TD5 Auto, Nanocom Evolution - gone to a new home!
MasseyFerguson 152 - No electronics!!

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FF_FR



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I had the same conversation /result with euromaster last year
They refused to fit 55 versus 50
I had bought via allopneus and needed to return however they were great if this interests anybody
Highly recommended ----------------------------------------
2006 -2009 RRS HSE 80k mls trouble free (a lucky one)
1990 FF Vogue - fantastic

Post #523109 28th Jul 2019 9:19pm
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8810bigcat



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Early days with these 255 55r20 Scorpion Zero A/S but certainly seems smoother ride, not that it was bad before but these seem to make a difference. They do look huge though, guess it will take some time to get used to them.

Looking forward to trying them out over a long journey and see whether this A rating for fuel efficiency is detectable or not! RR Vogue TDV8 Grey/Black
D3 TDV6 HSE Silver/Black (Gone)
D3 TDV6 HSE Black/Tan (Gone)
RRS TDV8 Black/Black (Gone)
RRS TDV8 Stornaway (Gone)
RR Vogue TDV8 (Gone)
RRS 4.4V8 (Gone)
Defender 110 300tdi (Stolen, much missed)
RR Vogue V8 P38 (Gone)
LR 90 TD (Gone)

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j9ffy



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France 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

I did 500km on B road equivalents last week (very hot & air-con on full whack) ... well under half a tank.... seems better than usual. Definitely quieter and smoother imho. I had a look inside and the 'pncs' just looks like a bit of 1/2 inch foam stuck on Very Happy

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funnyguy1



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United States 2016 Range Rover 5.0 SC V8 Corris Grey

I may have mentioned this before, but I had Continental Extreme Contacts on my L322
Possibly the best tires I have ever had. I don't know if they are available in Europe. Ultra High Performance, all season 180 MPH + and great in rain and snow!!! Just purchased a 2016 L405 and put a new set on. Love them!

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