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Old January 25th, 2016, 07:22 PM
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84 Canadian Military D90 - Wheel Replacement Recommendations

I'm looking for recommendations on replacement wheels for my D90. Right now I have Canadian Military spec wheels that came with the truck that rock the 7.50R16c Michelin XZL tires, cool for what they are but a bit difficult to find replacements for and not that practical. I would ideally like to go to 32 or 33 inch tire with a 16 inch wheel (maybe 285/70/R16 or 285/75/R16). I'm not sure if I need to buy special wheels given the military history of the vehicle or if any standard steelie will work so I posted a pic below. Thanks in advance for any input.
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Looks like wolf wheels. They should be fine with other tires if you don't want the XZLs anymore.
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Yeah, it says on the dash that they have "special wolf wheels" I would imagine they can fit other tires but they are a bit narrow. Ideally I would want to go wider, just not sure if there is anything I have to take into account when purchasing replacement wheels.
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Wolfs wheels. A great choice. 265/75R16 for a 32" or 255/85R16 for a 33" are good fits.
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Wolfs wheels. A great choice. 265/75R16 for a 32" or 255/85R16 for a 33" are good fits.
This.

Any other wheel is not going to look right on your 90 either.
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I have a set of those wheels with 285'75's on them. Aired them down to 14psi and wheeled the hell of them many times.
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hmm I didn't know you could get these much wider than what I had. I guess that I'll go for the same style wheel, just wider and maybe some lug nut extensions. Thanks for the input guys.
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The wheel doesn't come wider. You can run considerably wider/taller rubber on the wheels you have.
Many consider the nato/wolf wheel to be the best steel wheel available for the defender. If you hadn't noticed they are made of .25 steel.
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hmm I didn't know you could get these much wider than what I had. I guess that I'll go for the same style wheel, just wider and maybe some lug nut extensions. Thanks for the input guys.
What size tire are you looking to run?

I've seen 315 width tires on Wolfs.
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If you stick with stock wheels there isn't much width to gain. I think the wolfs are 6.5" and disco/defender alloy or disco steel wheels are 7"

You'd have to go aftermarket to get much more width.
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