Steel wheels on the new Defender

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lightning

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l think the new Defender looks best in base trim (no bling) with the steel wheels
When l say "looks best" l mean "looks as good as it's going to"

But few agree with me by the looks of it. Ebay is awash with new "take off" steel wheels with tyres as owners bolt fancy alloys on instead.

l've just been offered five new 18" steel wheels with tyres for £350 from an ebay seller.

That's £70 per wheel. The tyres are £178 each.

l can't buy them as l already have two sets in the garage, having found the prices irresistible.

My steel wheels are staying, but it says a lot about the market for these new Defenders. No love for the traditional wheels (which being 18" and impossible to curb are the best combination for proper off road use)

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In years to come, when the new defender is more affordable, the steel wheels will likely become more sought after like wolf wheels are now. Best buy a few more sets whilst they’re cheap… 🤔😉
 
You could be right.

There's quite a few on the other forums using these new Defenders for serious Overlanding particularly in the USA and Australia. And the steel wheels are really the only choice.

lt's a shame these wheels don't fit the old model, there's around twenty sets for sale on Ebay with prices between £400 and £600 for a set of 5.

l won't need to buy tyres for a while that's for sure.


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My steel wheels are staying, but it says a lot about the market for these new Defenders. No love for the traditional wheels (which being 18" and impossible to curb are the best combination for proper off road use)
Given the state of much our roads are getting in it may be best for them too.
 
You could be right.

There's quite a few on the other forums using these new Defenders for serious Overlanding particularly in the USA and Australia. And the steel wheels are really the only choice.

lt's a shame these wheels don't fit the old model, there's around twenty sets for sale on Ebay with prices between £400 and £600 for a set of 5.

l won't need to buy tyres for a while that's for sure.


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Do they fit a D4?
 
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