Go Back   :::.Nissan 4x4 Owners Club.::: > General > The Clubs Virtual Pub

The Clubs Virtual Pub For general chat, so come on in and pull up a chair.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-08-2019, 23:55   #1
macabethiel
Wanabee Procrastinator
Click here to find out how to become a paid up member
 
macabethiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Derby
Vehicle: Grand Cherokee 2.7 CRD
Posts: 4,038
Question Tyre Talk

Looking at replacing the tyres on our WK Jeep they are 245/65 R17 the existing ones are Cooper A/T they are very noisy especially on some concrete surfaces. Also the sidewalls seem very soft and are showing white on both nearside tyres from previous owners scuffing - not cord but looks odd. The tyres have raised white lettering.

At the moment I like the Vredstein Quadrac 5 and the General Grabber GT I want all season road use tyres not chunky block treads like the existing tyres.

Anyone here got any suggestions or experience of the above makes ?

Most important is low road noise & wet grip I have looked online and am getting more confused!
__________________
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) 2.7 CRD LTD XS Auto
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK mk1) 3.0 CRD LTD edition
1997 Mercedes R129 SL500 Auto
macabethiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2019, 03:02   #2
macabethiel
Wanabee Procrastinator
Click here to find out how to become a paid up member
 
macabethiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Derby
Vehicle: Grand Cherokee 2.7 CRD
Posts: 4,038
Question I felt sure someone here had Grabbers ?

No response I guess the high proportion of off road drivers here want chunky like the existing Cooper Tyres I have!

I think the Vredsteins are the ones for me although Nokian Hakka Blue 2 have better wet grip price is too much.
__________________
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) 2.7 CRD LTD XS Auto
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK mk1) 3.0 CRD LTD edition
1997 Mercedes R129 SL500 Auto
macabethiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2019, 07:30   #3
Blocky10
Senior Member
Click here to find out how to become a paid up member
 
Blocky10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Welcome to Norwich, a fine city
Vehicle: 2004 Terrano 3.0 SVE Auto
Posts: 3,501
Default

On my 15 inch road wheels I have Nexen all terrain tyres. I bought them off a mate who scrapped his truck just after buying them. They're 275 75 15 so wider than standard, fit ok and have been fantastic. They're cheap too, in comparison.
__________________
Ian
2004 3ltr Auto
31x10.50x15 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain Tyres on Mitsi rims.
2.7 rear axle (manly man one) and front diff swap.
2" Xpajun body lift.
Blocky10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2019, 13:00   #4
elty001
Senior Member
Click here to find out how to become a paid up member
 
elty001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Aflreton,Derbyshire.
Vehicle: 2000se+ 2.7tdi terrano II
Posts: 5,836
Default

All depends what you want from a tyre.
So much choice these days and yes I'm an avid off roader so don't tend to look at anything other than chunky tyres.
__________________
2000 terrano II se+ auto 2.7tdi.3"spring lift.2"body lift.33 12.50 15 nankang muds on steel rims.snorkel.wind deflectors.cb.led light bar,30mm hubcentric wheel spacers.pro comp steering damper,12000lb front winch,rose jointed ARB,tie rods and super strong steering job,custom steel rear bumper and man steps
elty001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2019, 13:01   #5
Banshee
Moderator
 
Banshee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Solihull
Vehicle: 04 2.7 SWB Terrano II Van
Posts: 12,464
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blocky10 View Post
On my 15 inch road wheels I have Nexen all terrain tyres. I bought them off a mate who scrapped his truck just after buying them. They're 275 75 15 so wider than standard, fit ok and have been fantastic. They're cheap too, in comparison.
They the one's you've got on the Wellers you had off me?
__________________
Moderator

04' Terrano II SE 2.7 TDi SWB Commercial in Silver - Project Thread
Maxxis Treppador 35's on 10J Steels, Super Strong Steering Job, Navara D22 Snorkel, Front LOKKA
Auto Hubs, EGR Blank, PowerChip, 3" Body Lift, 2" Suss Lift, Heat Exchanger
Black Interior, 3.0 Borg&Beck Clutch, Eckes Heated Fuel Filter


99' Y61 Patrol GR SE 2.8 TD6 LWB in Blue/Silver - Project Thread
Engine Transplant - In Progress!!!
Banshee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2019, 19:24   #6
Blocky10
Senior Member
Click here to find out how to become a paid up member
 
Blocky10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Welcome to Norwich, a fine city
Vehicle: 2004 Terrano 3.0 SVE Auto
Posts: 3,501
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Banshee View Post
They the one's you've got on the Wellers you had off me?
No mate. I have them BFG Mud Terrains on your wellas. Earplugs needed
Apparently noisier the more worn they are.... If that makes sense
__________________
Ian
2004 3ltr Auto
31x10.50x15 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain Tyres on Mitsi rims.
2.7 rear axle (manly man one) and front diff swap.
2" Xpajun body lift.
Blocky10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2019, 22:10   #7
scrumpydude
Senior Member
Click here to find out how to become a paid up member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: South West
Vehicle: 2002 Teranno 3.0
Posts: 114
Default

Fitted Cooper Discovery 3 A/T tyres on my Terrano a few years back and wouldn't put anything else on her (should she outlive the tyres ) The tyres I had before caused me a few 'moments' in the wet coming off a roundabout (managed to catch it, no 180s).

The tyres I had before when I bought tyhe truck were some very budget road tyres.

Anyhoo, the world would be boring if we all liked the same thing

Or would it.....
scrumpydude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2019, 22:46   #8
elty001
Senior Member
Click here to find out how to become a paid up member
 
elty001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Aflreton,Derbyshire.
Vehicle: 2000se+ 2.7tdi terrano II
Posts: 5,836
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scrumpydude View Post
Fitted Cooper Discovery 3 A/T tyres on my Terrano a few years back and wouldn't put anything else on her (should she outlive the tyres ) The tyres I had before caused me a few 'moments' in the wet coming off a roundabout (managed to catch it, no 180s).

The tyres I had before when I bought tyhe truck were some very budget road tyres.

Anyhoo, the world would be boring if we all liked the same thing

Or would it.....
Mine did that a couple of weeks ago in the wet.
Taken the same corner many times in various conditions so I think there may be some diesel/oil on the road.
Woke me up I tell you
Bit of power on opposite lock got her straight eventually.
__________________
2000 terrano II se+ auto 2.7tdi.3"spring lift.2"body lift.33 12.50 15 nankang muds on steel rims.snorkel.wind deflectors.cb.led light bar,30mm hubcentric wheel spacers.pro comp steering damper,12000lb front winch,rose jointed ARB,tie rods and super strong steering job,custom steel rear bumper and man steps
elty001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2019, 06:49   #9
macabethiel
Wanabee Procrastinator
Click here to find out how to become a paid up member
 
macabethiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Derby
Vehicle: Grand Cherokee 2.7 CRD
Posts: 4,038
Thumbs up Vredestein Quatrac 5 fitted to Jeep WK

Well decided on the above and had them fitted on Friday early days as not run in yet but the first obvious improvement is reduction in road noise especially on concrete sections of the A50. Wet grip is rated as 'B' so that should be good in the wet especially with the grunt on the V6 3.0 litre engine.

I know it should not matter but they are a boring tyre visually - they did however come top of a blind tyre test in Auto Express on a 4x4. I paid 456 (114 each) for all 4 fitted & balanced with free tracking check. In many ways they feel quite similar to the Goodyear Wranglers fitted on our other Jeep.
__________________
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) 2.7 CRD LTD XS Auto
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK mk1) 3.0 CRD LTD edition
1997 Mercedes R129 SL500 Auto
macabethiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-2019, 23:27   #10
Thomas-the-Terrano2
Moderator
 
Thomas-the-Terrano2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Hackenthorpe Sheffield
Vehicle: Terrano2 R20 lwb 2.7TDi
Posts: 5,214
Default

just had to fit set whilst on hol so not lot of choice.

National supplied Pirelli Verdi All season, XL spec 108V so fast and good load rating.

Best value shop had in stock, much more HT than would have looked at but my
fault for not sorting when had more time, would have gone Grabber AT3.

Decided the Verdi be good for road towing. Suspect for the lanes I do will get through
or may look for some cheap aggressives.

Other wise happy with ride on these.
__________________
M6YTB / 20YTB

'60' 2010 Ford C Max Zetec 1.6i, black

'56' 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0TD, silver

1999 Abbey Spectrum 520 t/a caravan

Smile, its more likely to confuse.

One Life, Don't Just Live It, Drive a Nissan, or ...... a Jeep.

Owner of Nissan 4x4s 2005 to 2019, and maybe in the future too!
Thomas-the-Terrano2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:55.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Images online photo albums