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Old 28 June 2005, 11:58   #181
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What tyres do you have on your Landrover, I've got some slimmish 750 R16 radials on at present but were considering changing them to something better for beach launching - any ideas?
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Old 28 June 2005, 12:22   #182
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Codders,

What tyres do you have on your Landrover, I've got some slimmish 750 R16 radials on at present but were considering changing them to something better for beach launching - any ideas?
Do you want to stick with stock rims, or splash out on new rims too?

"proper" sand tyres are good for that and not much else...... whatever you buy will be a compromise. An aggressive tread pattern is not the most suitable for soft sand........

This is what a specific "sand pattern" tyre looks like...
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Codders,

What tyres do you have on your Landrover, I've got some slimmish 750 R16 radials on at present but were considering changing them to something better for beach launching - any ideas?
You need Michelin XS or XSF Tyres 7.50R16 for perfect sand use according to the brochure. it will give you performance wise the following out of 5, 5 being best, I have listed some of their other options for 90's and 110's :-

Sand - 5
Rocks - 3
Unmade Roads - 4
Highway - 1
Off Road - 3
Snow - 1

General Grabber 235/85R16
Sand - 3
Rocks - 2
Unmade Roads - 3
Highway - 5
Off Road - 3
Snow - 4

Michelin XPC 205R16 (NOT for 110)
Sand - 3
Rocks - 2
Unmade Roads - 3
Highway - 4
off Road - 2
Snow - 4

Michelin ZXL 7.50R16
Sand - 3
Rocks - 2
Unmade Roads - 4
Highway - 1
Off Road - 1
Snow - 4

Sand = Loose or compact sand, rocks possible
Rocks = Solid Rock strewn with boulders/stones
Unmade Roads = Dirt or gravel
Highway = Normal tarmac road
Off road = Mud & grass
Snow = Compact snow and ice

Hope this helps.
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Well had the waxoyling done, reminds me of the old 'Brut advert' splash it all over I think they put their probes in places that you would never have thought of, I am sure that the vehicle is a lot heavier now, but thanks for the advice re NOT parking it on the driveway, there are still a few drops of the oil dripping off. I hope it does some good, It can't do any damage anyway I wouldn't have thought.

Off to get my Roof Rack tomorrow, what a rip off price they are roof rack & ladder code RTC8161A / STC50417, Labour to fit 196.00, PARTS 384.00, TOTAL 507.00 + VAT. Can anyone tell me what is so difficult about fitting a roof rack, is it not just like the Mechano No 4 set? Please advise me if it is something I could do myself. Thanks
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Old 28 June 2005, 18:04   #185
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Codders,

What tyres do you have on your Landrover, I've got some slimmish 750 R16 radials on at present but were considering changing them to something better for beach launching - any ideas?
Jono is right - proper sand tyres are wide and almost bald!!!

The skinny standard Avon Rangemasters are one of the best general purpose tyres there is - but not so good on sand.

Depends what mileage you do.

If you have standard steel wheels they won't take much else. Get steel modular wheels from Bearmach or one of the others - about 330 each and look quite good - almost like alloys.

As to tyres - depends on how many miles you drive - I find the Colway AT remoulds are great - 235/85 x16 or 265/something - would NEVER use remoulds on a fast car but great on a landy unless you live on the motorway with it. If you do more than 40,000 miles a year go for the BFGs - last 2x as long but 2x the price!!!!
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Well had the waxoyling done, reminds me of the old 'Brut advert' splash it all over I think they put their probes in places that you would never have thought of, I am sure that the vehicle is a lot heavier now, but thanks for the advice re NOT parking it on the driveway, there are still a few drops of the oil dripping off. I hope it does some good, It can't do any damage anyway I wouldn't have thought.

Off to get my Roof Rack tomorrow, what a rip off price they are roof rack & ladder code RTC8161A / STC50417, Labour to fit 196.00, PARTS 384.00, TOTAL 507.00 + VAT. Can anyone tell me what is so difficult about fitting a roof rack, is it not just like the Mechano No 4 set? Please advise me if it is something I could do myself. Thanks
WHOOPS forgot that!!!!

Idiot bloke I know almost drowned his Rangie in waxoyl - the black stuff - very hot weather so it was runny as hell - above the doors there are a load of big grommets to get at the roof screws. He pumped in gallons of waxoyl and then forgot about it.

2 days later he was taking his wiffe to work in her new dress - went around a corner and out comes a grommet!!!! Would have LOVED to have been there - she is a miserable old cow at the best of times!!!!
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Looks like it might have to be the ubiquitous ATs do a lot of mileage on motorway then a tiny bit on the beach launching, must get some stuan deflators and and a truck air compressor.
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Looks like it might have to be the ubiquitous ATs do a lot of mileage on motorway then a tiny bit on the beach launching, must get some stuan deflators and and a truck air compressor.
Whhops meant 30 for wheels - NOT 330!!!!

The deflators are handy but wouldn't bother - it's a lot quicker to let them down than air them up!!!

As to the truck air - best electric tyre inflator I have used but NOT as good as I hoped - still takes about 5 mins per tyre - thats 20mins wasted!!! I am thinking of getting some sort of adaptor to use a pub co2 bottle - they only cost about 7 for a refill and should do a lot of tyres???

Yes letting the tyres down does make a hell of a difference on soft sand - don't forget the trailer as well.
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Codders get your self a diving cylinder as refill will be easy to get & cheaper!
If you knead a regulator (I'm shore if you do not have one then one of your mates will) I have a few kicking about!
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Codders get your self a diving cylinder as refill will be easy to get & cheaper!
If you knead a regulator (I'm shore if you do not have one then one of your mates will) I have a few kicking about!
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Bloody good point - yacht club I have just joined will refill bottles for me FREE!!!

When you say a regulator I assume you mean a normal dive reg or is there an adaptor to enable you to connect up to tyres etc???

Either way thanks for the kind offer - may take you up on it.
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