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familymad



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2016 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Santorini Black
Toyo Open Country MT 255/85 16

As promised, an update on these tyres after much consideration into buying them over the last 6months. Paid £505 delivered and £50 to have fitted and balanced.

These replaced Wrangler MTR’s in 235/85 16. Noise is AT levels with a very faint hum with the windows down. Dry weather and wet weather braking and grip excellent. Vehicle is lifted by about 30mm (as wife can’t reach rear roof tent Velcro now!) and arches filled way better. No rubbing on lock or on axle articulation.

Have done 2500miles with the loaded 130 on fast road, rock climbs, river crossings, thick thick mud and sand. Utterly impressed and would buy again subject to wear rates over next 30k.



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 1951 80" S1
1958 88" S2

Post #723395 14th Aug 2018 9:54am
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Theater



Member Since: 27 Sep 2010
Location: Pisa Italy
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Italy 2009 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SW Galway Green

Thanks for your report!

I like your new boots !

Thumbs Up Marco

Defender 110 "SW" SE Galway Green MY 2009
Ex Defender 90 "SW" S Santorini Black MY 2010

Post #723401 14th Aug 2018 10:27am
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Great write up, thank you. For the money they seem amazing! I shall be getting a set when the rims come in stock!

What a great camping Defender Bow down James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

Post #723510 14th Aug 2018 10:09pm
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familymad



Member Since: 13 Dec 2011
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2016 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Santorini Black

Did 150 miles across wet and boggy sand today. Can’t fault them. They clear their treads quicker than my MTR’s did. 1951 80" S1
1958 88" S2

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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Wet and boggy! That I wouldn't expect, I'd imagine dry dry dry. James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

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familymad



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2016 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Santorini Black

We planned for dry hot dry and more heat. Most days we have had some rain but Tuesday evening and Wednesday the Sahara region has had flash rains. Normally 4 inches per annum, they have had 6-8inches in 36hrs. We have failed to cross some ‘dry’ river beds as it was so deep and fast flowing that we picked our way north away from them. So wet and boggy sand was a fair description. I must hold the record of the only UK Defender owner to have his wipers on for 6hrs in in the Sahara in August Laughing 1951 80" S1
1958 88" S2

Post #723719 16th Aug 2018 7:05am
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Fat Cog



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United Kingdom 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

I've got the same Toyo tyres on my Wolf...they are fantastic & frankly a bargain, I paid £88 each inc fitting at my local tyre fitter.



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 Since 1973...S1, Air Portables, Defenders & finally 2016 90 XS HT & 90 Wolf

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Kit



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Scotia Grey

Where was that fat cog, the cheapest I can find is £101 1993 200 Tdi 90 CSW
1956 Series 1 Hard-top
1958 Series 1 Soft-top

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AJC



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130 looking belting

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Fat Cog



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United Kingdom 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

Kit wrote:
Where was that fat cog, the cheapest I can find is £101


I got them from Protyre in Banbury; I've just looked at my bill dated Feb 2018 and they were £82 + VAT each including fitting but I had a discount code which took them down to £89 each all in.

When I got them the fitter said they hadn't supplied them before so I think they were heavily discounted, i've just checked their website & they're up to £115 so I think I was lucky.

Having said that, I'm so impressed with the tyres that I'd happily pay that, especially looking at the price of BFG's, Bridgestone 's etc. Since 1973...S1, Air Portables, Defenders & finally 2016 90 XS HT & 90 Wolf

Post #723942 17th Aug 2018 7:37am
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familymad



Member Since: 13 Dec 2011
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2016 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Santorini Black

Just under 5000miles completed.

Still incredibly impressed with these. Messed around with tyre pressures from 32 upto 50psi in the rear of the 130. Noise changed noticeably with the greater contact patch and less pressure. She seems happiest with around 45 psi in the rear. The ride quality is good. Dry fast road grip and braking predictable. I could get the Goodyear’s to lock quite quickly in the wet but these strubbornly refuse at the same speed.

Looks wise (if that bothers you) they are aggressive and look great in my view. The only downside is slow moving first gear traffic where you can feel the tread blocks vibration slightly. 1951 80" S1
1958 88" S2

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diesel_jim



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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 110 Td5 SW Epsom Green

Fat Cog wrote:
I've got the same Toyo tyres on my Wolf...they are fantastic & frankly a bargain, I paid £88 each inc fitting at my local tyre fitter.



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Lovely wolf! Bow down

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CarMan



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And good for 16x7" rims I guess Question 1993 200tdi 90
1998 300tdi 90
2016 2.2 XS 90

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CarMan



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Do they compromise the turning circle noticeably compared to 235's? Seriously thinking of putting a set on my 300tdi on Zu's (which are ET11 I think) as the 235 AT's look a bit 'lost' in the arches Rolling Eyes

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doncarloz



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Austria 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 DCPU Stornoway Grey

I'm running the same size (bfg mts) on ZU rims and tbh the turning circle didn't get worse alot. Just adjust the steering stops and you should be fine.

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