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Jonothethird



Member Since: 17 Jan 2021
Location: North Uorkshire
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Tonga Green
Haha - make the most of the wife’s approval!
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Piggy501



Member Since: 27 Sep 2017
Location: Scotland
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Scotland 1996 Defender 90 300 Tdi PU Arrow Red
Lockheedcarton wrote:
https://www.bowlermotors.com/our-services/bowler-racing/bowler-defender-challenge/
https://www.bowlermotors.com/wp-content/up...lenge_.pdf

https://www.bowlermotors.com/parts/18-lightweight-wheel/

Are these not the same wheels that will be offered for the defender challenge by bowler? Are they using an adapter then? the description for the wheels mentions it’s used in the defender challenge. I’ve sent a couple emails to bowler but can’t get a response


Bowler now have wheels for the new Defender listed on their website.

https://www.bowlermotors.com/parts/bowler-...oy-wheels/
Post #942289 13th Feb 2022 11:07am
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Wilderness Woodsman



Member Since: 06 Mar 2022
Location: Wales
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 CSW Tonga Green

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My truck has joined the Bowler wheel brigade.

Running on 265/75/16 General Grabber AT2 tyres

I appreciate those who have previously shared photo's of their Bowler wheels. It certainly helped me with the decision making process.
Post #945322 10th Mar 2022 5:47pm
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JOW240725



Member Since: 04 May 2015
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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey
Very nice Wilderness Woodman!! Thumbs Up

Welcome to D2N! James
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MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
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Post #945365 11th Mar 2022 7:06am
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John P



Member Since: 26 Dec 2013
Location: West Sussex
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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Corris Grey
Jonothethird wrote:
John P wrote:
Jono, what size tyre are you running?


285/75/16s - so that’s about 32.5 inch. They have 20mm spacers too.


Hi Jono, are you sure they are 20mm? Seems 20mm is not as common as 30mm, so just wanted to check before I ordered a set, as I'm going for the same setup as you have for the Wife's 90.
Post #950492 25th Apr 2022 3:39pm
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Jonothethird



Member Since: 17 Jan 2021
Location: North Uorkshire
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Tonga Green
Hi John P

I’ll try and measure them tomorrow but they look about 20mm to me. Sure you could use 30mm and I’m pretty sure you would not have any MOT problems, as mine are only very slightly outside the standard arches. Turning circle would be slightly better too.
Post #950680 26th Apr 2022 11:13pm
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Jonothethird



Member Since: 17 Jan 2021
Location: North Uorkshire
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Tonga Green
30mm spacers will be fine. It’s a great wheel/tyre combo IMO.



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Post #950681 26th Apr 2022 11:33pm
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Smyles_



Member Since: 26 Aug 2018
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Scotland 2008 Defender 130 Puma 2.4 HCPU Cairns Blue
If anyone is considering a set of Bowler's, there's 20% off this coming weekend - see below link

https://www.defender2.net/forum/post964361.html#964361 Stuart


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Post #964362 7th Sep 2022 11:10pm
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Grenadier



Member Since: 23 Jul 2014
Location: The foot of Mont Blanc...
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France 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Corris Grey
Looking good Woodsman. Best wheel out there…. Thumbs Up Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

2011 Puma 110DC - Corris Grey
Post #964543 10th Sep 2022 7:52am
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MatLandy



Member Since: 11 Sep 2020
Location: Paris
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France 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 CSW Zermatt Silver
Just wanted to pay a small tribute to this long thread that inspired me to spend a considerable amount of money on a set of new 16” gloss black Bowler wheels about 6 months ago.

I must certainly say that I have not seen any other Defender with them so far anywhere in France, and I’ve been around lately Whistle
What really makes it for me is that they look at home everywhere, on and off road. They look smart in the city when clean and shinny with very fine lines, and fit for purpose when overlanding with perfect to me ET10 offset (no spacer) and higher load rating.
Changing from 18” Lucari wheels and being back to 16” was also a good move retrospectively. 16” is definitely more versatile, off-road when needing to lower tyre pressure and less prone to chipping from rocks, on road irregularities I find 16” sensibly more confortable as more rubber on the wheels.

All in all very happy
/Mat


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Grenadier



Member Since: 23 Jul 2014
Location: The foot of Mont Blanc...
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France 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Corris Grey
Bienvenue à la famille Bowler!! There’s been a set here in the Haute Savoie since 2016! But the only ones I’ve also ever seen outside of the UK. Thumbs Up


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 Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

2011 Puma 110DC - Corris Grey
Post #965401 18th Sep 2022 2:58pm
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Jonothethird



Member Since: 17 Jan 2021
Location: North Uorkshire
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Tonga Green
Very nice. Thumbs Up
Post #965675 21st Sep 2022 11:15pm
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Grenadier



Member Since: 23 Jul 2014
Location: The foot of Mont Blanc...
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France 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Corris Grey
Ref my last post above, almost as soon as I posted it, I spot a very nice Black and White 110USW with Bowler bits, in my very town. Rolling with laughter Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

2011 Puma 110DC - Corris Grey
Post #965756 23rd Sep 2022 6:59am
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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey
They're really common Whistle Laughing Darren

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"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" - Princess Leia
Post #965759 23rd Sep 2022 7:23am
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MatLandy



Member Since: 11 Sep 2020
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France 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 CSW Zermatt Silver
Damn…. We shall get outnumbered pretty soon at this pace Sad
Post #965761 23rd Sep 2022 7:26am
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