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Old October 28th, 2015, 04:26 PM
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Question: Defender rims

Is the lug nut pattern on the Land Rover Defender unique or will most any rim work for this vehicle?
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It is definitely different than most.. Bolt pattern is referred to as '5 x 6.5'. Essentially means 5 lugs, 6.5 inch spacing..

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/....jsp?techid=92
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Unique to Land Rover. Used on all Land Rovers until the end of the disco 1 and RRC.
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Unique to Land Rover. Used on all Land Rovers until the end of the disco 1 and RRC.
Still used on Land Rovers....
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Still used on Land Rovers....
The important word was "all".
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Old October 28th, 2015, 05:26 PM
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I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Thanks everyone

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the quick response.
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you can always go searching around online for spacer adapters that'll bring you from one bolt pattern to another, but there are plenty of sexy wheels already available in the stock defender/D1/RRC, etc. bolt pattern to choose from. Like boosts.
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FWIW, if you have older axles and/or drum brakes, the rims from a RRC/D1 will fit, but only without center caps as the hubs poke out too far.

That said, D1 axles will fit a Defender. Cheap, quick upgrade to disc brakes plus they have sway bar mounts...
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