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Thread: What did you do on your Defender today ? (well, this week anyway)

  1. #111
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    I bought 5 new tyres for my 300 Tdi project vehicle, but the tyre shop was unable to balance the wheels as the centres in the Dynamic rims (which were on the vehicle when I bought it) are about 1/2 an inch wider than the standard Defender rim and they didn't fit their balancing machine.

    This photo is with the Dynamic rim on the 300 Tdi.

    300 Tdi wheel hub.jpg

    and the second is my Td5 on standard rims (they are both running heavy duty axles and hubs) and it is quite clear the Dynamic's are bigger.

    Td5 wheel hub.jpg


    The guy at the place said that 90% of tyre fitting places would not have the larger attachment to enable balancing these.. This surprised me as was the fact he didn't have the attachment as this was a large and busy tyre business with lots of 4WD's coming and going.

    However driving the 40kms home after the fitting with unbalance wheels, all seemed fine though I would certainly like to get them balanced.
    Cheers
    Travelrover

    Adventure before Dementia

    2012 Puma 90 - Black
    1999 Td5 110 Ute - White
    1996 Tdi 300 Wagon - White (the project)

    VKS-737 - Mobile 0972

  2. #112
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    Central West NSW
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    Perhaps worth commenting that the practice of balancing tyres except on high performance cars is relatively new - almost unheard of on four wheel drives when I first owned Series vehicles.
    John

    JDNSW
    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

  3. #113
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    Yes, I have owned a couple of series 1ís and a series 3 over the last 40 years and I donít recall if we ever got the bar treads balanced!
    Cheers
    Travelrover

    Adventure before Dementia

    2012 Puma 90 - Black
    1999 Td5 110 Ute - White
    1996 Tdi 300 Wagon - White (the project)

    VKS-737 - Mobile 0972

  4. #114
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    Nov 2017
    Location
    Gold Coast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer30 View Post
    Looks great. Which conversion kit/headlight did you go with?

    I'm in the process of researching different options for my 110. Trying to decide between the Britpart Lynx Eye, the JW-Speaker or the Nugget Stuff option from Wayne (headlights).

    A bit overwhelming to be honest.

    Cheers,

    Matt
    Morning Matt

    I used the mudstuff 73mm LED conversion kit for the body lights and the headlights I bought spare of the moment from Wayne actually but they aren't his. These ones are from Ultraflex4x4 and he was using them for some R & D so I took them off his hands when I was picking up some other things from nugget.

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