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Old May 27th, 2014, 03:47 PM
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Wolf wheel questions

The Wolf wheels, I understand are military wheels made of heavy steel. They come on sale used from time to time in the classifieds but I'm interested in a set of 5 new white ones for a Arles Blue 95 NAS D90. This site gave some info: http://www.landroverexpedition.com/e...t/wolf-wheels/

In the US, I cannot find any dealer that sells them even after searching for the part number. I did quite a bit of searching on the internet and I can see that RN used to sell them only a few years ago but now they have some other brand.

Is Wolf a specific brand name or just a general term for the type of steel rims of this design?

How much heavier are they than the standard alloy rims the Defender came with and does this affect overall performance or other safety issues?
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Old May 27th, 2014, 03:56 PM
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It's a term for the style, Land Rover is the brand.

http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDe...R4583PM&type=0
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"Wolf" refers to the designation for specific Defenders that were built for the UK military. These were the wheels that they "used". Currently they used a heavy duty alloy rim.

There are genuine and copycat versions available from most vendors.

Note that it is really only the center that is heavy duty. The actual rim part is just normal.
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It's a term for the style, Land Rover is the brand.

http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDe...R4583PM&type=0
2-3/4" offset.... That is quite misleading. Not sure what that is meaning to say. "Offset" is 20.6 mm (a bit more than 3/4"). Perhaps they meant to quote the front spacing?
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It's a term for the style, Land Rover is the brand.

http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDe...R4583PM&type=0
Thanks. I didn't realize those were them.

If I wanted white, would it be best to paint, powder coat or another process?
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Buy these. Black looks cooler anyway, they're local, they're painted, they're clean, and they're over $1,000 less than you'll spend by the time you paint yours (properly) white.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=53516


As with anything, the "best" process depends entirely on your intended usage and expectations of them. And yes they are a good bit heavier.
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I don't think that they ever were sold in white by Land Rover, so there is no white part number, but I could be wrong. The normal part number is ANR4583PM "PM" stands for black primer. They are primed and you are meant to paint them.
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2-3/4" offset.... That is quite misleading. Not sure what that is meaning to say. "Offset" is 20.6 mm (a bit more than 3/4"). Perhaps they meant to quote the front spacing?
I cannot comment on that... I can measure it though
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Buy these. Black looks cooler anyway, they're local, they're painted, they're clean, and they're over $1,000 less than you'll spend by the time you paint yours (properly) white.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=53516
Too bad, they're sold already and I just live an hour away.
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I have the measurements...

http://www.red90.ca/rovers/roverwheels.html
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Too bad, they're sold already and I just live an hour away.
Hadn't seen that. The lesson learned here then is to buy accessories before you even realize you want/need them. Then you'll always be set.
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Hang in there and Rock the white wolfs.
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And the white isn't always white but limestone.

Confused yet?
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So I'm guessing the set of 4 I just bought, in black, for $280 shipped was a good deal.....

I'm not sure if they are copy cat or the real deal, but for the price, I'm not sure I care.
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So I'm guessing the set of 4 I just bought, in black, for $280 shipped was a good deal.....

I'm not sure if they are copy cat or the real deal, but for the price, I'm not sure I care.
Yeah, if they're genuine, then figure around another $100+ per wheel to paint them (properly) white.

This was the next best deal I've seen in some time.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=46846
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Yeah, if they're genuine, then figure around another $100+ per wheel to paint them (properly) white.

This was the next best deal I've seen in some time.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=46846
Yeah, I'm ok with the dirty black that they are... for now. I don't have them yet, so I'm unsure if they are copies or the real deal. How do you tell? Do the copies not have the land rover part number on them?

Another thought... has anyone every had their wheels galvanized? Is that a horrible idea? Not concerned about what people think it would LOOK like... but would it work? Would there be any issues with the tire bead sealing/seating?
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A tan powder coat is nice too!
Not to jack the thread but ill have 10 black oem wolf wheels for sale shortly just have to get the #s off them
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Get the tubeless ones. I had a set of tube type and knocked the tire off the bead looking at them cockeyed.
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A tan powder coat is nice too!
Not to jack the thread but ill have 10 black oem wolf wheels for sale shortly just have to get the #s off them
Chris,

Let me know when they become available I might be interested in 5 if they would fit a stock NAS D90 and are in good shape.
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FYI: LR sold the "Wolf" or "NATO" wheels in "white" through 2011/2012. They are now only available in black primer from LR.

Factory "white" "wolf" wheels are available now only and NOS or NTO as fitted to 130's.

The "Wolf styl" wheels have the aesthetics of a try "wolf", but not the weight (nor the sturdiness)
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