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Thread: New Defender - 19 or 20 inch wheels

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield View Post
    Thanks Sean. I think the main issue is the compomotives rims fitting over the front brake calipers of the new Defender D300 ( not so much the tyre size itself) - which we will only really know when we try it out.
    from all of the reports i have seen, the D300 will have similar if not the same large rotors and calipers as the P400. One of the few 18" that has been fitted to a P400 was
    after some modifications to the rear brakes (sdv6 D5 calipers retro fitted) and they were Tuff Ant alloys.. that was done by Lucky8 in the good ole US of A..
    fettling with the brakes is a risk to far for me personally, especially around insurance and vehicle compliance.. so will stick with the 255/65 R19 fitment

  2. #12
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    Zilch,

    Did you keep the original 255/65 r19 tyres the Defender came with or fit a set of Goodyear Duratrac tyres ?

    Also did you get 3rd row seats and if so is there much leg room ? I'm still pondering whether to order the D300 with 3rd row seats or without - hoping there maybe extra storage area where the 3rd row seats would have gone ?

    Quote Originally Posted by zilch View Post
    from all of the reports i have seen, the D300 will have similar if not the same large rotors and calipers as the P400. One of the few 18" that has been fitted to a P400 was
    after some modifications to the rear brakes (sdv6 D5 calipers retro fitted) and they were Tuff Ant alloys.. that was done by Lucky8 in the good ole US of A..
    fettling with the brakes is a risk to far for me personally, especially around insurance and vehicle compliance.. so will stick with the 255/65 R19 fitment

  3. #13
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    one of the examples there shows a 255/60x18 0n an 8"rim

    why cant you use a 265 or 275/65-75x18 on an 8"rim

    then you get the tyre dia you want.

    I wouldn't run a 255 on an 8"rim personally.

  4. #14
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    I think the original LR 18 inch rims only fit on 4cyl versions - not the six cyl versions with larger brake caliper.

    Quote Originally Posted by ramblingboy42 View Post
    one of the examples there shows a 255/60x18 0n an 8"rim

    why cant you use a 265 or 275/65-75x18 on an 8"rim

    then you get the tyre dia you want.

    I wouldn't run a 255 on an 8"rim personally.

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield View Post
    I think the original LR 18 inch rims only fit on 4cyl versions - not the six cyl versions with larger brake caliper.

    18 inch rims are also available on the D250 3.0L inline 6 cylinder on Defender Base & S models. SE and HSE models have the D300 with the larger brake calipers:


    Screen Shot 2020-11-26 at 2.55.11 am.jpg

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    Thanks Drizzle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drizzle View Post
    18 inch rims are also available on the D250 3.0L inline 6 cylinder on Defender Base & S models. SE and HSE models have the D300 with the larger brake calipers:


    Screen Shot 2020-11-26 at 2.55.11 am.jpg

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