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Gozy



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Wolf rims authenticity

Hi all I like to know what markings or numbers are on genuine wolf rims please ,so I don’t buy secondhand patterned ones thanks Gozy.

Post #801146 7th Nov 2019 4:31am
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dorsetsmith



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have read old post

https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic31672-30.html

Post #801155 7th Nov 2019 9:10am
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Gozy



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Morning Dorsetsmith thanks very much for pointing out the link. It was exactly the information required, this forum works great with members like you thank you Gozy.

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90 Dreamer



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And can i add another potentially silly question ??

What's the difference between 'wolf' wheels and the std fit steel wheels??

Post #802162 13th Nov 2019 10:55pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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Wolf wheels are wider at 6.5 inches v. 5.5 inches for standard wheels, plus they have a much higher load rating. Their official name is HD wheels but they're known as 'Wolf' because of their association with the military variants of the same name. Darren

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Post #802168 13th Nov 2019 11:32pm
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Grouse



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Wolf rims also have less offset at 20.6mm compared to standard steels which are 33mm. The Wolf’s therefore stick out further and fill the arches better

Post #802188 14th Nov 2019 7:04am
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Joe the Plumber



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And they're the best looking wheels you can get for your Land Rover.

Other wheels, and (incorrect) opinions, may be available...!

Post #802194 14th Nov 2019 8:06am
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90 Dreamer



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cheers and is there any issues / advantages of using either the Tubed or Tubeless rims??

is it just simply the older ones were originally for tubed tyres??

Post #802413 16th Nov 2019 9:35am
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LandRoverAnorak



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Essentially, yes. Traditionally, 7.50x16 tyres and their ilk were tubed, although tubeless versions are now readily available.

There are some particular circumstances where tubed tyres may still be considered an advantage: typically if travelling somewhere very remote where the ability to repair a puncture in the field is required. Beyond that though, modern tubeless tyres are ubiquitous. Darren

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v8bob



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Tubed or tubeless

You will need to make sure the rims match the tyres.
Tube and tubeless rims have different numbers on them.
Some tyres are tube type only (a bit rare now) and some say may be used with tubes.
So both these can be used with tubes, on tube type rims.
If a tubeless tyre, and no mention of tube you will need to check the websites to see if it can be used with a tube. If nothing then needs to be used without tube on tubeless rims.
Mixing incorrectly / not obeying the rules, can be a get out for insurance claims.
Decide on your tyres then get rims to match.

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90 Dreamer



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so from that presumably any "tubed" rim requires a tube regardless and shouldn't simply have a more modern tyre fitted

Post #802420 16th Nov 2019 10:54am
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LandRoverAnorak



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Yes, rims designed for tubes aren't necessarily air tight. Darren

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v8bob



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Tubed rims

Yes is the politically correct answer. Keeps the insurance and everyone happy, if you obey the rules.
Generally tube rims are riveted, so airtight wasn’t at the top of the design spec.

There are a number of people using tube type rims with no tubes but with tubeless tyres. This will all depend on use and how you feel about it though.

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LandRoverAnorak



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Not sure about being politically correct? Just seems like common sense to me Confused Darren

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v8bob



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No, i stick with what I have said.
Depends on use....
If you have a restricted use vehicle used round a farm then it can be your choice.
If you have a off road vehicle and you want to get a tyre off at the side of a track with tyre levers, then you can with a tube type rim.
Depends on use.

Post #802437 16th Nov 2019 2:20pm
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