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Old November 24th, 2013, 11:44 PM
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Tornado vs. Freestyle rims?

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What's the difference? I am seeing ads for both and both state they will fit Defender/Discovery 1.

What's the story?

Thanks,

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Old November 24th, 2013, 11:48 PM
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Same wheel. Defender and disco I of that wheel are exactly the same.

Enjoy the new truck.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 11:50 PM
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Same wheel. Defender and disco I of that wheel are exactly the same.

Enjoy the new truck.
Thanks! Now to find a set...
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Old November 24th, 2013, 11:55 PM
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Going rate seems to be $50 a piece. For what used disco I are selling for you might be better off buying a whole truck with a bad engine as a donor for the axles, wheels etc. freestyles are easy to find since they are so common.

BTW. Don't throw out the rear diff. It should be a 4 pin diff since that is a V8. Pretty sure it is 24 spline as well. If it is 24 spline, swap it over to the disco rear axle as it is stronger than the two pin that is every other rover diff. Which also lets you buy a disco with a rear rotoflex.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 01:18 AM
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I always thought tornado rims were the style that came on LWB classics
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Old November 25th, 2013, 03:16 AM
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I always thought tornado rims were the style that came on LWB classics
No, the 94 and 95 LWB wheels are called cyclones. I am not sure why the freestyle/tornado has two names.
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No, the 94 and 95 LWB wheels are called cyclones. I am not sure why the freestyle/tornado has two names.
I think the 95 SWB came with the same rim you are talking about.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 06:44 AM
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As a visual ref point for the Cyclones (I believe I've seen them on both 94 and 95 RRC's as alluded to)
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Freestyle pics abound in the for sale section.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 07:38 AM
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I thought the Tornado were the square spoke common on early Discos, and the Freestyle the rounded tapered 5 spoke on NAS90 and many D-I's. And of course the TWR 5 spokes were the slender tapered spokes...
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Old November 25th, 2013, 08:04 AM
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I thought the Tornado were the square spoke common on early Discos, and the Freestyle the rounded tapered 5 spoke on NAS90 and many D-I's. And of course the TWR 5 spokes were the slender tapered spokes...
Most Disco guys call the early square-ish wheels Castors...good for scrap in the eyes of many.

Not having a guide at my fingertips if you go off this: http://www.roverlandparts.com/discov...eels-rims.aspx

From the top left:
Castors
Steelies (typically spare wheels CONUS)
Freestyles
Deep Dish
Boost

Then you get into Dii rims, and eventually down to the Defender ones which appear to be two different PN for the Freestyles.
For RRC's you get: http://www.roverlandparts.com/range-...eels-rims.aspx
Three Spokes (love/hate relationship there is strong with many)
Steel spare
Then I can't tell by the drawing which one that is.
Then TWR
Rounded out by the Cyclone.

By all means if I'm missing something people chime in.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 08:09 AM
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Castor wheels were standard on 94-95 D1 with the spare being steel. In 96 they mixed it up with other styles.

I'm recycling my castor wheels for my build.

Think I'm the only one who likes them. So I'll accept any donations for future use.
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Missing Hurricane style for DII and early new Range Rovers. :-)
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