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Old February 13th, 2007, 03:59 AM
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Steel Rims For an 04 Range Rover

Just wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions regarding steel rims for the 04 Range Rover...Has anyone ever seen any steel rims on this vehicle? Any known problems such as warning lights going crazy? Id appreciate anyone's input as I need to convince my dad this is not a good idea(unless anyone else disagrees!) Thanks
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Old February 13th, 2007, 10:46 AM
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Why does your dad want steelies? Is he planning on wheeling it? I don't know if there are any for it. I'm sure you can find them though if you look at the normal suppliers.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 11:01 AM
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Marco--

I don't know why your dad would want steelies on a Range Rover either.

Maybe he's just looking at the cost (have you/him curbed his nice alloys lately?); steelies are cheap and bombproof versus alloys.

Try this as a counter argument:
Steelies have open centers, so you don't have a centering hub like you do with alloys. On my Defender this can make for a much rougher ride sometimes, especially at speed on the highway. This isn't a huge deal with a Defender (if you're looking for a smooth ride in a Defender, you just ain't doing it right), but I'm guessing it would be a lot bigger deal in a Range Rover and he wouldn't like it very much.
Hope that helps a little at least.

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Old February 13th, 2007, 11:11 AM
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The bolt pattern is the same as a D2 or a P38, so it can be done. I've actually seen a 4.4 RR with steel wheels. It was built as an off-road truck with sliders, bumpers and skid plates. It was designed by Outback Off-Road in Chatanooga, TN.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 01:22 PM
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The bolt pattern is the same as a D2 or a P38, so it can be done.
Are you sure about that? Why do people need adapters to put the new L322 wheels on a P38a then?
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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:21 PM
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The bolt pattern is the same as a D2 or a P38, so it can be done. I've actually seen a 4.4 RR with steel wheels. It was built as an off-road truck with sliders, bumpers and skid plates. It was designed by Outback Off-Road in Chatanooga, TN.
Was that the one that was featured in LRM a couple years ago?
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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:23 PM
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Was that the one that was featured in LRM a couple years ago?
I think you are talking about BIG CEO <<No not me .....Yet>>? I believe they had steelies on it??
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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:25 PM
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I think you are talking about BIG CEO <<No not me .....Yet>>? I believe they had steelies on it??
Maybe. i remember it was a guy in NC though.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:27 PM
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Maybe. i remember it was a guy in NC though.
No this guy was out of TN I think. I have the pic on my laptop at home, I can upload it later!
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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:53 PM
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I remember that truck.

I don't see the point to steelies unless there is a tire in 18in you really want as 19in stock wheels are cheap used due to the bling upgrades.
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Are you sure about that? Why do people need adapters to put the new L322 wheels on a P38a then?
The adapter is needed because there is a slight difference between the size of the hubs on the new v. old RR. The 4.4 hub is slightly larger. But, the actual bolt pattern is exactly the same.

I put a set of the RR 19's on my old P38 and I needed to add the adapter to balance out the wheels properly.

However, I do not think that you would be able to put a set of 18" hurricanes on a new Range Rover. With the steel wheels, the hub area would be open. I am not sure if there was any adjustments made to the steel wheels on the RR 4.4 that Outback Off-Road built.

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Was that the one that was featured in LRM a couple years ago?
Yep, that was it.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 04:12 PM
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The adapter is needed because there is a slight difference between the size of the hubs on the new v. old RR. The 4.4 hub is slightly larger. But, the actual bolt pattern is exactly the same.

I put a set of the RR 19's on my old P38 and I needed to add the adapter to balance out the wheels properly.

However, I do not think that you would be able to put a set of 18" hurricanes on a new Range Rover. With the steel wheels, the hub area would be open. I am not sure if there was any adjustments made to the steel wheels on the RR 4.4 that Outback Off-Road built.
Gotcha. My mistake.
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