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Old September 21st, 2016, 06:28 PM
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Wheels with drum brakes

I have been looking on this forum to see if this question has been answered, but I haven't found anything. If there is a thread already for this question, please point me to it.

I need a spare tire and rim for my 1990 Defender 110. I have been debating just getting a full set of rims but I cannot figure out what I can get which will fit. I have read that I need an offset because of the rear drum brakes, but I'm unsure of what that offset needs to be. I would love to get alloy rims but I think that it out of the questions without spacers (I personally think they are dangerous) or replacing the axle. I'm curious about the latter but I think this may be more of a project to tackle at this time.

What rims will fit a Defender with drum brakes.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 06:31 PM
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There are aftermarket alloys that fit. I believe stormer has a pair for sale. Otherwise, any rover pattern steel wheel will fit. I personally like disco I spare wheels but no one else does.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 06:40 PM
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There are aftermarket alloys that fit. I believe stormer has a pair for sale. Otherwise, any rover pattern steel wheel will fit. I personally like disco I spare wheels but no one else does.
Thanks for the reply. I like the Disco rims too. I'm looking at these below but I'm not sure how I can tell if the offset would be correct, or could I use a spacer just on the rear?
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Old September 21st, 2016, 07:04 PM
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It has nothing to do with the brakes or the offset. The interference is with the drive flanges.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 07:07 PM
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It has nothing to do with the brakes or the offset. The interference is with the drive flanges.
Thanks. I always thought that it was the brakes. What am I looking for in a wheel?
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Second vote for the disco 1 spare steel wheels. Cheap and tough.

If you have the coin and time, I like my procomp 16x8 black steel wheels. With coupon codes from 4wheel parts I got mine for about 66 a wheel. They have a great offset the pushed my tires out.
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Second vote for the disco 1 spare steel wheels. Cheap and tough.

If you have the coin and time, I like my procomp 16x8 black steel wheels. With coupon codes from 4wheel parts I got mine for about 66 a wheel. They have a great offset the pushed my tires out.
Thanks for the info. I'm going to show my ignorance. What kind of offset would I want, and why would I want an offset?
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