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Old January 3rd, 2014, 12:11 AM
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WTB: Wheels - Need Suggestions

I am looking for 16" or 18" wheels for a 110. Black prefered but I can powder coat if needed. Northeast would also be nice to save on shipping. I can pick up locally in MA or NJ or anywhere in between.

It does not look like there are many options for the Defenders but I could be wrong. I currently have stock Steel Wheels and looking for an aggressive look.

Does anyone have a set of 5 wheels available or have any suggestions? I am leaning towards 18" since the car will mainly be on pavement but open to options.

Boost? Saw Tooth? Khan?
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 12:18 AM
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 06:23 AM
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I have a set of 5 Saw Tooths (Saw Teeth?) that I would consider parting with if you are interested. Happy to show them to you if you are driving the Merrit up to Boston.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 08:11 AM
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I have 5 boost black with new Toyo open Country AT NEW

$ 2,200.00 located in Sykesville MD
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 08:32 AM
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 09:16 AM
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Very few 18 inch wheels out there for Defenders. If that's something you like consider getting stud adapters and running some RR wheels of a design that works for you.
If you want tough looking look for MJ Lee or ZU wheels in 16 inch size.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 09:44 AM
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I am looking for 16" or 18" wheels for a 110. Black prefered but I can powder coat if needed. Northeast would also be nice to save on shipping. I can pick up locally in MA or NJ or anywhere in between. It does not look like there are many options for the Defenders but I could be wrong. I currently have stock Steel Wheels and looking for an aggressive look. Does anyone have a set of 5 wheels available or have any suggestions? I am leaning towards 18" since the car will mainly be on pavement but open to options. Boost? Saw Tooth? Khan?
Just put bigger tires on ... That will give you the look ... Take a browse of the land rovers that suck thread for combinations to avoid.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 09:46 AM
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If you buy spacers to convert from Defender to the newer Range Rover bolt pattern, then your options for larger wheels increase. Very few (if any) options for >16" in the original bolt pattern.

Himalaya can probably give you more information.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 11:39 AM
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Thanks everyone. The truck has not arrived yet but here is one of the sellers photos.

Will those bolt pattern spacers ride well / safe? I'm reading lots pros and cons about putting spacers on and don't want to end up in a ditch... I'm a huge fan of the RR Sport wheels but 20" for a stock Defender is too much.

I should have also mentioned that I am trying to stay under $1,000 for wheels. I saw a few Boost threads go for $500 which is great. Another $250 a month ago... Amazing deal. Anyone have wheels in this range?

Rugbier - Thanks but 2k is over my budget.

Stormer - I'll swing by to check out the Sawtooth and the 130.

And I'm certainly reading the "rovers that suck" thread to ensure I never get on that blacklist.

First picture post so bear with me if it doesnt work...
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 11:50 AM
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 11:53 AM
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Id be interested in your steel wheels if/when you switch out.

And I hate to say it, but there are few options out there that fit your budget and wont land your NAS on the "Rovers That Suck" thread. Id stick with what you got, Wolf/Nato, or Boosts. If you have to go bling, there arent many options that wont cost more than Rugbier's price on his sweet Boost setup that he offered.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 12:08 PM
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Id be interested in your steel wheels if/when you switch out.

And I hate to say it, but there are few options out there that fit your budget and wont land your NAS on the "Rovers That Suck" thread. Id stick with what you got, Wolf/Nato, or Boosts. If you have to go bling, there arent many options that wont cost more than Rugbier's price on his sweet Boost setup that he offered.

I'll keep you posted but I may decide to keep them in storage since they are the original wheels on the truck.

I am definitely not trying to go bling and hoping this board can keep me off that list. Rugbier's offer is nice, just over my budget for wheels.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 12:10 PM
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Looks good.

Keep the steel wheels. Alloy wheels tend to look goofy on the NAS 110s. If anything, paint them black; they look great in that color.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 12:17 PM
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It would be a shame to put anything other than steelies on that rig. I'd say Boosts at most.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 12:45 PM
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With spacers on these trucks don't drive as well (not that they have an amazing ride anyway).

If you want an 18inch wheel I think twisted and alive sell the same 18inch alloy wheel that looks good on modern defenders...not sure how great it would look on the NAS110.

The Kahn wheels are more similar to the sawtooth in style and you would be better off with Stormer's sawtooths in my opinion.

The SVX wheels in black also look awesome.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 01:27 PM
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IMHO spacers are fine. Lots of people on here run the most extreme 50mm spacers and they handle a lot of abuse without any issues.

Sounds like you just want something more modern looking than the steelies.

The cheapest options are freestyles that people are dumping off NAS trucks, or boosts from junkyard discos. I've seen people jettison these for $50 a wheel.

If you're going to pay real money for alloys, don't buy secondhand stuff. Buy brand new blindo/dakars, Terrafirma Beadlocks, or Sawtooths. Should run about $1500 for 5.
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That said, I'm with the other folks on here. Don't bother with the wheels. Buy a 3 inch lift kit and it will look much badder than a stock truck with blingy alloys.
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I've seen boosts, saw tooth wheels, freestyles, steelies, etc. all painted black, and it's really difficult to tell what wheels they are as they end up all being so dark you can't tell.

wolfs
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/.../8408/3991.jpg

don't know...terrafirma?
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/.../9434/3429.jpg

boosts
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/.../7932/2364.jpg

no idea
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/.../5769/2578.jpg

freestyles
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/.../4227/1893.jpg

boosts
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/.../3364/1230.jpg

wolfs
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...10595/4214.jpg

freestyles
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/.../8054/1160.jpg

ANR1534 NAS 110 wheels (and 130)
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/.../5212/3906.jpg

ANR1534 NAS 110s with wheels spacers in front
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...7&d=1360781845
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 02:21 PM
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You guys are knocking some sense into me. I would like a modern look but again it may not be the right look for this 110. I may have to wait till I have a high spec 110 built.

I'm leaning towards getting Boost. Anyone have these for 50 a piece?

Would I need spacers to run these?
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 02:30 PM
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IMHO spacers are fine. Lots of people on here run the most extreme 50mm spacers and they handle a lot of abuse without any issues.

Sounds like you just want something more modern looking than the steelies.

The cheapest options are freestyles that people are dumping off NAS trucks, or boosts from junkyard discos. I've seen people jettison these for $50 a wheel.

If you're going to pay real money for alloys, don't buy secondhand stuff. Buy brand new blindo/dakars, Terrafirma Beadlocks, or Sawtooths. Should run about $1500 for 5.
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That said, I'm with the other folks on here. Don't bother with the wheels. Buy a 3 inch lift kit and it will look much badder than a stock truck with blingy alloys.
Meant adapters, not spacers.
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