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Old January 23rd, 2018, 08:49 PM
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Thank you for all the advice thus far. I'll be posting photos soon of my progress on the build in the appropriate forum topic.

I couldn't find any info on whether or not Britpart wheels are okay. Their sawtooths are super cheap and I wonder if they even make them. Thoughts?

Also, if I plan on doing some overlanding here and there, is 18" too large and heavy?
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Old January 23rd, 2018, 09:08 PM
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Britpart is not a manufacturer.
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Old January 23rd, 2018, 10:02 PM
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I couldn't find any info on whether or not Britpart wheels are okay.
Unknowable, imo. I have 16" Britpart Boosts on my RRC & it's not like they have disintegrated upon hrs of Interstate 80-85mph cruising...
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Old January 23rd, 2018, 10:03 PM
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Britpart is not a manufacturer.
So what does it mean when a product is britpart branded?
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Old January 23rd, 2018, 10:17 PM
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So what does it mean when a product is britpart branded?
Britpart is a parts wholesaler. Just like Bearmach or Allmakes. They buy parts from manufacturers in bulk and sell them wholesale to businesses.
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Old January 23rd, 2018, 10:33 PM
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Go to Land Rover South Dade, or North Dade. Order LR Genuine steel wheels, about 98 bucks a each. They will have them in about a week, no shipping charges, you pick up. Have painted or powdercoated to your specification.

Like these- https://www.lrdirect.com/ANR4583PM-Road-Wheel-Wolf/

BritPart, also widely known as ShitPart, are exactly what Red said. It is a crapshoot. May get good stuff, may get chinese knock off quality.

If I was really into wheels, would go Blindo (WMIK) wheels by Silverline.

http://silverlinewheels-tyres.com/ca...el-gunmetal-2/
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https://www.britpart.com/parts/wheel...nder/lr025862/

Britpart is a major supplier. The wheels are JWL tested. I would guess they will be just fine.

Every other ECD Defender seems to be rocking those 18" Sawtooth's.
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Old January 25th, 2018, 08:05 AM
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Thanks all. Makes sense.

Anyone know if BFG makes this exact tire anymore? Can't find it.

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Thanks all. Makes sense.

Anyone know if BFG makes this exact tire anymore? Can't find it.



I bought these last year from Tirerack. Are these the same?




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Old January 25th, 2018, 08:52 AM
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Almost. The difference is in the detail on the sidewall. I know, I shouldn't care, but I do.
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Old January 25th, 2018, 08:56 AM
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Two versions of the BFG AT

1: Original Formula: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...rrain+T%2FA+KO

2: New "improved" forumula: https://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire...errain-t-a-ko2
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Old January 25th, 2018, 08:57 AM
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Two versions of the BFG AT

1: Original Formula: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...rrain+T%2FA+KO

2: New "improved" forumula: https://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire...errain-t-a-ko2
Bingo! Thank you sir. Do you know what has been "improved"?
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Old January 25th, 2018, 10:07 AM
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Bingo! Thank you sir. Do you know what has been "improved"?
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In comparison to the KO tire it replaces, the KO2 has:

twice the tread life on gravel;
15% longer tread life on asphalt;
10% better traction in mud;
19% improved traction in snow; and
20% more resistance to sidewall splitting.
Same terrain, new KO tire - Retail - Modern Tire Dealer
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Old January 25th, 2018, 12:38 PM
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Bingo! Thank you sir. Do you know what has been "improved"?
The new KO2 is a softer tire with an average tread life of 30,000-40,000 miles - according to BF Goodrich. I just put them on my rover and love the way they ride.
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Thank you!
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