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    Quote Originally Posted by pjf110 View Post
    The rim sizes are a pity but its worth remembering that the new defender runs on larger diameter tyres overall. So in 18” and even 19” it has a respectable sidewall length.

    Current Hilux/Fortuner runs 265/65R17 thus 172mm high sidewall

    Defender runs 255/70R18 thus 179mm (more than a standard 4x4 bakkie)

    Or

    255/65R19 for the powerful models at 166mm sidewall height. Thats a mere 4% difference in sidewall height to the typical 4x4 bakkie.

    D4s ran 255/55R19, thats 10% less than the defender. So don’t expect the same tyre trouble that the discos had.
    This ^ makes sense, and explains things nicely. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    I take it that what you are saying is that you use the same wheel and increase the tyre size? If you increase the tyre size as you indicate, then, what about the gearing? Could you still lug around all the weight you need to?
    He mentioned a 33" tyre. A 33" tyre is a 33" tyre regardless of the size of the rim.... By deault all the new Defenders come with a 32" tyre regardless of whether you choose 18, 19, 20 or 22" rim size. So yes, changing to a 33" will affect the gearing a bit, but it's only a 1" difference in size, it's not going to make a huge difference with the modern engines that the Defender has

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    Quote Originally Posted by byaru1 View Post
    Is it about the rim size or Sidewall height? @DevonEllett sums it well.
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    My 110DC has 285/75r16s which I stand corrected have a sidewall height of 213mm which fits easily with a 2inch lift.

    How much sidewall could you get onto the new Defender if you lift it before it eats its own fender? Big rims mean nothing to me, you want tyre.

    PS when Jeep upgrades the Wranglers (Their offroad icon) they made sure there was ample space for guys to put bigger tyres on and for guys to adapt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonEllett View Post
    By deault all the new Defenders come with a 32" tyre regardless of whether you choose 18, 19, 20 or 22" rim size.
    I did not see where this is said? And yes, 1" will not make much difference, my bad. I was talking about the 34/5" in the next post without referencing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    I did not see where this is said? And yes, 1" will not make much difference, my bad. I was talking about the 34/5" in the next post without referencing them.
    From what I can find, these are the standard sizes available:
    255/70R18 (32”)
    255/65R19 (32”)
    255/60R20 (32”)
    275/45R22 (32”)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    My 110DC has 285/75r16s which I stand corrected have a sidewall height of 213mm which fits easily with a 2inch lift.

    How much sidewall could you get onto the new Defender if you lift it before it eats its own fender? Big rims mean nothing to me, you want tyre.

    PS when Jeep upgrades the Wranglers (Their offroad icon) they made sure there was ample space for guys to put bigger tyres on and for guys to adapt it.
    Guys have already fitted 33" tyres with only 1" inch lift. So should be able to fit 275/70/R18s giving you a perfectly respectable sidewall of 193mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    I don't think anyone is debating those points with you but that sounds like the full fat Range Rover design brief, only thing missing is most luxurious.

    If it is a Defender replacement that has been developed and has played catch up in design, then why is there no pick up or double cab?

    I'll tell you why because that Defender is dead and the new one is just a name to cash in on the heritage. Do I blame them for doing it? Definitely not because it is a business and they out to make money like every other business.

    I would buy it as well as an everyday car but I am fortunate to have a proper 90 and 110 as well which will always be the Defender I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonEllett View Post
    From what I can find, these are the standard sizes available:
    255/70R18 (32”)
    255/65R19 (32”)
    255/60R20 (32”)
    275/45R22 (32”)
    Am I correct in saying that the 18" (255/70R18) are the steelies exclusively"
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    You have just proven that you actually know nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Am I correct in saying that the 18" (255/70R18) are the steelies exclusively"
    No - can get 18" alloys. Unfortunately on the P400 the smallest wheel you can get is 19" due to the size of the brakes fitted. However someone in Dubai has already fitted 18" after-market wheels - although they did have to shave down the brakes a tad to get to to fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cor View Post
    Think not , had a Defender , still has a Wrangler . Toyota on the farm .
    So you say Wrangler JK and JL don't have coil springs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    So you say Wrangler JK and JL don't have coil springs?
    He says they are not overlanders
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    Just got back from my test drive of a D240 in SE spec. Unfortunately I didn't get to spend a lot of time with it as they had test drives booked throughout the day and each car has to be sanitised between drives. First impressions are overwhelmingly positive and I cant wait for mine to get here. Contrary to what a lot of people have said the car feels huge - especially from the drivers seat.

    A few points I picked up which may be of interest.


    • The rear sets can be moved forward to increase space in the boot
    • The vehicle I drove was fitted with Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs. The standard offroad tyre is Goodyear Adventures but if you prefer Duratracs these can be fitted by the dealer. Road noise was not noticeable with the Duratracs so I think I will be getting them assuming LR can supply at a reasonable price...
    • The built in compressor looks very slick but for R11k they can keep it. Also wont work with a drawer system as the drawers will block access
    • Dealer tells me that of their first delivery all except a few of the lowest spec S versions are already sold
    • Apparently none of the first batch were petrol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    He says they are not overlanders
    I wonder why.

    What is an overlander by his definition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMark View Post
    • The vehicle I drove was fitted with Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs. The standard offroad tyre is Goodyear Adventures but if you prefer Duratracs these can be fitted by the dealer. Road noise was not noticeable with the Duratracs so I think I will be getting them assuming LR can supply at a reasonable price...
    Duratracs are same price or cheaper than AdventureShould not be extra cost if you chose to have Duratracs fitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    He says they are not overlanders
    No, he said the Defender coil springs made it more comfortable.
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    Sjoe, quite a few people slagging a vehicle they either have no intention of buying or cannot afford to buy

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    And as the Afrikaans say, n vark Bly n vark Al dra dit lipstiffie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    Sjoe, quite a few people slagging a vehicle they either have no intention of buying or cannot afford to buy

    As the French say, les chiens aboient, la caravane passe...
    Are you going to trade your Puma 90 in on one?
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