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  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
    Posts: 1505
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    mordred1973 wrote:
    the wider the tyre the greater the "tramlining"

    I have to admit I prefer the looks of the cars with 22", but am quite content with my 20" sicne it's made almost 12,000 miles so far without being kerbed. the considerably taller side walls pretty much keep the rim away from kerbs.


    Yes I agree the 22's look more aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
    However there is still quite alot of tyre wall compared to my car which has 18 inch, semi slick, low profile, Bridgestone Potenzas tyres on it.

    These look proper low profile compared to the D5's 22's which in comparison looks like a normal tyre.

    When it comes to parking, the car has the 360 degree ariel view, along with the function of seeing both front tyres simultaneously on the screen, thereby making it virtually impossible to kerb them.

    The reason we decided to go for the 22's was because of the boat like ride of the 20's. The 22's being stiffer made it feel like a totally different car. Albeit there is advantages and disadvantages too both.
    Smoother ride over bumps with the 20's, but a wallowy ride compared to a slightly more firmer ride with the 22's, but with alot better handling characterics due to less tyre flex and a wider tread pattern. Can really push the car on twisty winding roads. Incidentally had both cars on the exact stretch of road and the difference was like day and night.
    Both my younger kids said they felt sick when sitting in the 2 seats in the boot when driving with the 20's, but have not complained once with the 22's. Both have never complained in my car which is a saloon, with alot less body roll either.
    Rather go for the latter than be cleaning up kids vomit tbh Sad


    Last edited by Road Runner 2017 on 10th Jun 2019 4:40 pm. Edited 2 times in total

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  • Wolfpack
    Member Since: 25 May 2019
    Location: England
    Posts: 7
    United Kingdom 

    mordred1973 wrote:
    just had to go off and look my old one up Smile

    I had 255/40 x 20 on my Volvo, seems the sidewall was 4" high. every one of my alloys on that car was unfortunately kerbed and stayed like it when it was p/x at 5.5 years old (having bought it as new at 0.5 years old)

    My issue would have been on the Disco, black wheels will show kerbing far more than silver did. Not that I had a real choice over wheels since it wasnt new, and from reading I think I would prefer the way those with 22" wheels handle and ride compared to those with 20"



    The local dealership are offering 3yr insurance on hubs....for £500. Supposedly if you get rim damage from kerbing they will repair/replace upto 5 wheels in 3 years. I guess it’s like all insurance....only worth it when you actually need it.
  • simonej
    Member Since: 01 May 2017
    Location: Wakefield
    Posts: 22
     

    TazDaz and Lotusdmc; cheers for your input on the petrol! I was looking at the torque figure of the petrol and it’s 400nm which isn’t far off the small diesel. A long way off the 700nm of the big diesel though!

    I’ve pretty much got the deal I want on a nice petrol so will probably end up going for it. Just getting some prices on the SDV6 though to see if I can be tempted away....
  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 214
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    Wolfpack wrote:
    mordred1973 wrote:
    just had to go off and look my old one up Smile

    I had 255/40 x 20 on my Volvo, seems the sidewall was 4" high. every one of my alloys on that car was unfortunately kerbed and stayed like it when it was p/x at 5.5 years old (having bought it as new at 0.5 years old)

    My issue would have been on the Disco, black wheels will show kerbing far more than silver did. Not that I had a real choice over wheels since it wasnt new, and from reading I think I would prefer the way those with 22" wheels handle and ride compared to those with 20"



    The local dealership are offering 3yr insurance on hubs....for £500. Supposedly if you get rim damage from kerbing they will repair/replace upto 5 wheels in 3 years. I guess it’s like all insurance....only worth it when you actually need it.


    my dealer offered me 18 wheel refurbs in 3 years for that amount of £

    have no idea where they expect someone to have 6 refurbs a year though...

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar.
  • simonej
    Member Since: 01 May 2017
    Location: Wakefield
    Posts: 22
     

    Well, after a load of going back and forth trying to hammer out a deal I’ve managed to order myself a 2.0 petrol, HSE Luxury to be delivered in September. I was never a fan of the new Disco initially but it’s grown on me and I’m excited about this one!

    Budget was stretched so it’s juat Narvic Black paint but with Dynamic Pack 2, privacy glass and a black headlining. I can’t stand black interiors and have always wanted a tan interior, so here we go.....black and Tan!




  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
    Posts: 1505
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    Looking good Simonej, nice colour choice and contrast. Thumbs Up

    Not a fan of black interior as it makes the interior look claustrophobic, compared to lighter colours, not to mention seeing all the dust settling on it.

    Hence Mrs went for the nimbus cream.

    Talking about Black n Tan, I could murder a Guinness Rolling with laughter

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