Replacement tires Wheel rims and tires are matched to suit the handling characteristics of the vehicle. For safety, ALWAYS check that replacement tires comply with the original specification (see ‘WHEELS & TIRES’, page 247) and that the load and speed ratings shown on the side wall are the same as that of the original equipment. Contact your Land Rover retailer for further information or assistance.
UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING Quality Grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section width. For example:
Tires that are deep tread, winter-type snow tires are exempt from the marking requirements as described above. Consequently, the tires fitted to your vehicle may not carry these markings.
ALWAYS use the same make and type of radial-ply tires front and rear. DO NOT use bias-ply tires, or interchange tires from front to rear.
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades.
Your vehicle is fitted with road wheels that will NOT accept inner tubes. DO NOT fit a tubed tire.
DO NOT replace wheels with any type other than genuine Land Rover parts. Wheels and tires are designed for both off-road and on-road use and have a very important influence on vehicle handling. Alternative wheels which do not meet original equipment specifications should not be fitted as they could affect vehicle handling.
Always have replacement wheels and tires balanced before use.
Treadwear The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example; a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half (1½) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.