Wheels and tires What Can You Use the Freelander?


Because the Freelander 4×4 vehicle is a type of wheels and tires to use is very important that you do not damage the drive train.

Recommended tire sizes

The recommended tire size Freelander 1 (1998-2006): [A

  • 15-inch tires: 195/80 R15
  • 16-inch tires: 215/65 R16
  • 17-inch tires: 235/55 R17
  • 18-inch wheels: 235/50 R18
  • 19-inch tires: 245/45 R19
  • 20-inch tires: 245/40 R20
  • 22-inch tires: 295/30 R22

Although not encounter many Freelanders 22-inch wheels!

The Freelander 2 (2006 onwards) recommended tire sizes:

  • 16-inch tires: 215/75 R16
  • 17-inch tires: 235/65 R17
  • 18-inch tires: 235/60 R18
  • 19-inch tires: 235/55 R19
  • 20-inch tires: 275/40 R20
  • 22-inch tires: 265/35 R22

What do the tire size numbers?

Although many of us are accustomed to ordering tires in number, and knows that it is important that not all understand what it means.

If we take the 16-inch wheels on the Freelander 1 the tires must be

215/65 R16

The first number, 215, the width of the tire mm from the wall wall when sex, and emphasized that it is looking at the top. The technical name of the section width.

The second number, 65, this ratio is expressed as a percentage of the height of the sidewall of the tire width. The technical name of the aspect ratio or height sections. In this case, 65% of 215 mm 139.75 mm.

R means radial tire construction, this just means that the wire layers are arranged 90 degrees to the direction of travel or radial (in the middle of the tire).

The next number, 16, the diameter of the rim of the tire is designed to. So in this case it is a tire on a 16 inch wheel.

This is a bit odd to mix inch tire sizes mm, but this is the way it is!

If you look at the size of this number is printed on the tire, for example, 215/65 R16, followed by two numbers and a letter. The two numbers of the load index and speed rating of the letter. The load index indicates how much weight the tire can take (the Freelander needs a minimum load index of 84 or 85, depending on the exact model Freelander is) and the nominal speed is the speed you can travel 10 minutes continuously without that tire from falling.

Based on the speed of the following:

  • Speed ​​Symbol Max speed capability
  • MPH Km / h
  • L 120 75
  • M 130 81
  • N 140 87
  • P 150 95
  • Q 160 100
  • R 170 105
  • S 180 113
  • T 190 118
  • U 200 125
  • H 210 130
  • V 240 150
  • W 270 168
  • Y 300 186
  • Z 240+ 150+

use different sizes of tires Recommended for you Freelander?

Assuming that the overall wheel diameter of the tire mounted within plus or minus 2.5% of the recommended, you will not have any problems fitting different sizes of tires Freelander (although the speedometer will read somewhat inaccurately). The entire circumference of the calculation of the overall diameter.

If the entire circumference of more than plus or minus 2.5%, there is a risk of damage to the powertrain.

Taking Freelander most common tire size, here are some alternative sizes you can use:

195/80 R15 alternatives:

  • 205/75 R15 (-0 87% difference district)
  • 215/70 R15 (-1.70% difference district)
  • 215/75 R15 (+ 1.47% difference district)
  • 225/70 R15 (+ 0.32% difference district)
  • 235/70 R15 (+ 2.34% difference district)

215/65 R16 alternatives

  • 225/65 R16 (+ 1.76% difference district)
  • 225/60 R16 (-1, 44% difference district)
  • 235/60 R16 (+ 0.28% difference district)
  • 255/55 R16 (0% difference district)

215/75 R16 alternatives:

  • 225/70 R16 (-0.83% difference district)
  • 225/75 R16 (+ 2.19% difference district)
  • 235/65 R16 (-2.19% difference district)
  • 235/70 R16 (+ 1.09% – a difference of district)
  • 255/65 R16 (+ 1.36% difference district)

235/65 R17 alternatives:

  • 245/65 R17 (+ 1.64% difference district)
  • 255/60 R17 (0% difference district)
  • 265/60 R17 (+ 1.64% difference district)
  • 275/55 R17 (-1.52% difference district)

Note that if there is a difference the circumference of the speedometer reading will be slightly wrong.

Whether lands check Can this be sure to replace your current tires perform by any size: other use of the individual tire size calculators available, so if you want to check land yourself, “and then you try this tires calculator .

How many rear If you replace your Freelander?

always advisable to replace the four tires at the same time the Freelander, the same brand, model and type that will not cause damage to the powertrain.

the 4×4 system, the Freelander 1 is very sensitive to differences in rolling radius of the tires, and if they are more different from each other 5mm will jeopardize the powertrain, especially in the back differential

to check that the tires are not the elimination of the viscous coupling unit (VCU). – the center of the onion pieces of the propeller shaft running from the front to the back of the Freelander 1 – which is a hub for sending drive to the rear wheels and then drive the Freelander approximately 5-10 miles, you can get under it, and check the temperature of the VCU. Please take care of the VCU can get very hot! If a VCU is too hot to comfortably keep your hands on it, then there is a problem with the tires, and we must look to replace them IMMEDIATELY – otherwise you are going to a very large bill powertrain components.

If you replace just two tires on the Freelander 1, you can be sure the new tires go on the back (the same make, model and type as the first) and check the temperature of the VCU, as above, to make sure it does not heat up. Never replace a single tire in the Freelander.

a little more technical details on the Freelander rear and wheels

For those who like a little more technical details on the Freelander wheels and tires in a little more.

The Freelander 1:

  • PCD 5 x 114
  • Offset 35-45
  • Bore 64.1
  • N 12 fittings x 1.5

, the Freelander 2

  • PCD 5 x 108
  • Offset 35- 50
  • Bore 63.4
  • N 14 fittings x 1.5

If you do not understand what these mean, here is a brief explanation .

PCD pitch circle diameter. This is the diameter, in millimeters, drawn to the wheels through a round screw holes. It also indicates how many studs or bolts, the wheel will be. So the Freelander 1 5 bolts and diameter of a circle drawn through the holes 114 mm. The Freelander 2 5 screws and a diameter of 108 mm.

The offset, which are the wheel, to the body due to the vehicle. Offset is usually stamped on the tire in millimeters and weigh et (et the short form of the German “Einpresstiefe”, which literally translated insertion depth). These numbers are essentially the distance between wheel and hub.

The center bore of the wheel fitted over the center of the hub. The hole diameter of the measurement, in millimeters, of the center hole.

The valves of the wheel nuts and bolts required.


Source by Sue L Maddock

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