LR5 Off-road in Colorado

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shawnjanika
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LR5 Off-road in Colorado

Post by shawnjanika » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:54 am

Took the LR5 over Imogene Pass and Black Bear Pass in Telluride, Colorado. Definitely a capable off road vehicle.

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Hrex
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Re: LR5 Off-road in Colorado

Post by Hrex » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:17 pm

Cool. What tires are you using?


shawnjanika
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Re: LR5 Off-road in Colorado

Post by shawnjanika » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:29 pm

I'm running the BF Goodrich T/A K02 275/55R20. They work well when you need a more aggressive tread.

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Re: LR5 Off-road in Colorado

Post by Hrex » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:00 pm

Looking good as well! So they don't touch the inside of the wheel arch even though they are slightly wider and taller than factory ones?


shawnjanika
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Re: LR5 Off-road in Colorado

Post by shawnjanika » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:47 pm

They fit perfectly and required no modification with no rubbing off road, on road or dropped down to access height. Land Rover NA ran the Duratrac of the same size on their recovery vehicle during the D5 rollout (see photo). While it's a good all around tire, they are a rougher ride on paved roads and I wouldn't recommend them unless your off-roading demands a more aggressive tread.

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Re: LR5 Off-road in Colorado

Post by BWV007 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:38 am

Hi Shawn, great picture and very nice truck. I'm contemplating the BFG KO2 275/55R20 when my new Disco arrives in December as I need something more robust to handle the Aussie outback. I would appreciate if you could tell me whether you have a full size spare and whether it fits underneath with the BFG on.
Thanks
Barry


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Re: LR5 Off-road in Colorado

Post by shawnjanika » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:33 pm

Hi Barry, yes, I have a full spare under the vehicle. Enjoy your new vehicle! The K02 has a larger circumference than the factory tire and your speedometer and odometer will be slightly off unless adjusted.

Shawn


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Re: LR5 Off-road in Colorado

Post by BWV007 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:13 am

Perfect Shawn, thank you. It's always been a struggle with my D4 getting decent off road rubber to fit underneath - glad to hear the options have improved with the D5..

Cheers
Barry


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Re: LR5 Off-road in Colorado

Post by shawnjanika » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:37 am

Barry, I should note that my local Land Rover dealer recommended the Nitto Terra Grappler and it looks like a pretty solid tire. Best of luck!


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Re: LR5 Off-road in Colorado

Post by BWV007 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:13 am

Thanks Shawn, I have the Nitto TG G2 on my D4 and they are a decent tire but the carcass isn't as strong as the BFG and only average in the wet. Thanks for your help.


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