tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to OEM
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    tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to OEM

    I bought my 2010 SC used about 4 years ago and I still have the same aftermarket Falken ZIEX S/TZ05 265/50R20 tires on them that the previous owner put on. The rear tires are in great shape, but both front tires are now badly worn on the outside (i.e., too much positive camber or toe in?). Several shops/mechanics recently have suggested I replace them and have an alignment done. These tires are slightly wider (10 mm) and taller (10 mm) than the OEM tires (Michelin Latitude Diamaris 255/50R20). Does this accelerate the wear? I am asking because I am wondering if I should simply replace the fronts with used, same make and model, similar tread life (8/32") tires or replace all four with OEM tires to avoid accelerated wear...?

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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    im on michelin premier ltx but most likely going to try michelin Defender LTX M/S next time. have no experience with falkens.

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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    Quote Originally Posted by ttforcefed View Post
    im on michelin premier ltx but most likely going to try michelin Defender LTX M/S next time. have no experience with falkens.
    why did you go with the Premiers and why are you considering the Defender?

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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    the premiers looked less rugged and i thought it wld be a smoother ride. they permiers are very soft and ware quickly. i hear the defenders last longer and better in the snow so given how comfortable the RR is i dont think the premiers will be materially different wrt comfort

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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    We have the Michelin Defender LTX 255/55R20 on our RR Supercharged. I have no complaints, but they only have about 10k miles on them so I cannot make a comment regarding longevity.

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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    Quote Originally Posted by BillConn View Post
    We have the Michelin Defender LTX 255/55R20 on our RR Supercharged. I have no complaints, but they only have about 10k miles on them so I cannot make a comment regarding longevity.
    How have they been in the snow? Premiers have been great and i hear defenders are better


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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    I have only had one winter on these tires so I can’t offer a lot of insight. This was also my first winter with the Range Rover. That said, I never had traction or performance issues with them, so no complaints.

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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    How is the wear so far on these models for y'all? How's the acceleration off the line and when passing or merging? How's the handling (and acceleration) when turning a city corner or bend/winding road?

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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    i mean we are talking about a massive truck....

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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    Quote Originally Posted by bruzer View Post
    How is the wear so far on these models for y'all? How's the acceleration off the line and when passing or merging? How's the handling (and acceleration) when turning a city corner or bend/winding road?
    It’s not my 17 Jaguar XF, which was totaled by some guy doing over 100mph hitting me in the back, but I find that it is very much better than my 02 RR 4.6.
    No plans on replacing the Jag even though I loved it.


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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    Quote Originally Posted by LuisC View Post
    It’s not my 17 Jaguar XF, which was totaled by some guy doing over 100mph hitting me in the back, but I find that it is very much better than my 02 RR 4.6.
    No plans on replacing the Jag even though I loved it.


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    ??? I was referring to the Premiers and Defenders tires

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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    I was kind of wondering what you were referring to ? The tires or the handling of the vehicle.
    No worries. I misread into it.


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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    After hours of research I went with below. Love them.
    https://www.continentaltire.com/prod...t-22560r17-99h
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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    I have those too (Continental Terrain Contact) and they have been great, I highly recommend them.

    However I may go with the Yokohamas next time:

    https://www.yokohamatire.com/tires/geolandar-a-t-g015
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    Re: tires need replacement - stay aftermarket or go back to

    Quote Originally Posted by jgibson308 View Post
    After hours of research I went with below. Love them.
    https://www.continentaltire.com/prod...t-22560r17-99h
    What size did you end up getting? I don't see that they have the right factory size for 20" wheels.

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