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Old October 31st, 2011, 03:23 PM
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Alloy wheels for the early 110's ?

Does anyone make an Alloy wheel the the early 110's ?
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Old October 31st, 2011, 04:10 PM
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I'm sure someone like MJLee does, but if you want to fit the more easily available alloys from a later model truck, you have as far as I can tell 3 options:
1. Wheel Spacers
2. Try several designs, Doug pointed out recently (http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ighlight=alloy) that boosts might fit without modification
3. try to fit on your favorite set of alloys, observe where they hit the hub, machine down as necessary (all this after removing the lock washers from the hub bolts to try and gain the necessary space.

Option 1 is likely the easiest, option 2 is worth a try and option 3 has never really struck me as a good idea just because of the fear that you may well have an issue when you go to fit a spare tire and you don't have an angle grinder handy.
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Swap axles/hubs for newer ones.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 05:55 PM
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Chris, the alloys won't fit the early hubs very well, although they can be made to fit.

See here for a bit on info; You'll end up with the rubber hub cap piking through the middle of the rim on factory LR alloys.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 01:49 PM
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So the issue is not the rear drum brakes it is the 1/2 shaft mounting flange ?
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Yes, and the dust cap on the front axle won't allow you to fit the center logo cap on your alloys. Spacers remedy all of this apparently.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 01:59 PM
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Anyone carry/ make a reasonably priced set of wheel spacers here in the USA ? Or will it end up costing as much for the spaces and the used set of alloy wheels ?
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If you think $200 is reasonable, yes: http://www.ezaccessory.com/Wheel_Ada...5650-5650c.htm
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Do the rear disc brake conversion on the sals and run front spacers. All in, the rear is like $500 to convert with new shafts if you have a donor abs rear axle for parts.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 04:11 PM
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Is there a Salisibury rear disc brake conversion write up some where? (would you want the front end of the Rover with a wider stance than the rear end (spacers end up being like 1.5" each side or a 3" overall ) ( the other way around narrower front would not hurt the tuning radius as badly as the other way around) Series I Discovery ('94-'99) the best donor for 1/2 shafts and side gears or diff swap
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There is a write up. The ideal way IMHO is to buy new shafts and brackets use the ABS hubs/stub axles etc. off of an ABS rover axle. The other way involves shaving down the brackets and using non-ABS hubs and the factory shafts. All chevy's use wider fronts than rears so I cant see spacers on the front only being a huge issue although I did not know they were 1.5in each. If it is LHD, given how cheap disco I/RRC front axles are used, it would be silly not to just swap the front axle as well.
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Bought 2 sets of the spacers so the available options for alloy wheels is greater. What years did Land Rover continue to use the 5 stud 6.5" spacing on the Alloys ?
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I think it went all the way through the RR Classics (1995) and Disco series 1s.

I think both the D2s and the P38 RangeRovers were different.
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Is there a Salisibury rear disc brake conversion write up some where?
Here's a good write up
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=22397
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I'll likely live to regret saying this, but it seems like a hell of a lot of time, effor and money to swap out good working axles hubs and potentially brakes just to fit alloys. I can see if you were running 10 spline/had a funy CV/had crappy drums brakes, but otherwise . . .
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That's why I took the simple route of using spacers, The brakes on the 110 are quite good ( knock on wood) not trying to fix what aint broke. Just my "wagon" style steel wheels are rusting , and are probably my least favorite of all the wheels ever available, if they were the round hole cut out "outlaw" or "Black nuggets" style steel wheels I'd be happy with them
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Chris, I had the same issue with the wheels on my 110. I wound up throwing some black paint on them and they turned out 150% better. Might be worth a try as well.
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I wonder if I use the same silver paint I used on my 1961 MGA wire spoke wheels if the wife would approve (it is actually her 110 as she will tell you ;-)

------ Follow up post added November 2nd, 2011 04:16 PM ------

On another note are there decent aftermarket lug nuts for the alloy wheels ? I have seen used sets of 20 of these selling for between $100 to $369 , for just the lug nuts ! . And to think one of the first things I did when I had bought my brand New 1997 D90 was to put on steel wheels (and 35's)
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$50 for 20 seems to be market for used ones these days. Only ones that command a premium seem to be the early RRC ones without the aluminium caps.
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I know I'm digging up a old thread but I'm at the same spot with wanting alloy's. How much spacer thickness is needed and I'm assuming that non hub centric would be the right choice?
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