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m33ufo



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Wales 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Indus Silver

Just for info...tyre outlets have various options when it comes to purchasing tyres - the cheapest my tyre shop achieved on BFG's was directly from Michelin. Might be worth mentioning.

175 each fitted was only a few weeks ago. 2016 90XS SW Indus Silver
2014 90 Pickup Keswick Green
Mark

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Seapod



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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black

Ok, so its looking like - 161.95 from 4x4 tyres delivered. Then my local tyre centre will fit them for 10 (cash! Wink ) or 12 if you pay on a card, per wheel inc. balance and valves.

This gets me to the 172 price range that you guys have achieved.

Thanks again both

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m33ufo



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Wales 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Indus Silver

Great price Thumbs Up 2016 90XS SW Indus Silver
2014 90 Pickup Keswick Green
Mark

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DefenderSmith



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Has anyone weighed the bowlers vs standard Alloys or asked Bowler. I like the look but wondered as they are advertised as lightweight how much weight saving there actually is?

I have always wondered this with most of their product line?

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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

I'd be interested to hear how they compare to say the standard boast alloy or steel wheel Thumbs Up

LRO wrote "These 8x18-inch, UK-made wheels have been designed by Bowler for its racing Defender, their lighter weight - compared to Boost alloys - lowering the unsprung weight of the axles."

I can't imagine they're that much lighter? Confused Shocked James

MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red

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Grenadier



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France 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Corris Grey

Mine are awesomely light. Sometimes I think I'm driving a Caterham, the feedback is so precise and sharp. Whistle

In seriousness, my current set up (18" Bowlers + BFGs, on a 2.4 DCPU that some on this forum think may have the HD springs) is definitely lighter and more responsive and with better feedback than my previous set-up (16" Blindos + Cooper ST Maxx, on a 2.2 7-seat 110SW with standard springs). But is this because of the combined set-up or just the wheels or tyres or springs or DCPU weight or engine weight etc etc? Hard to say, but I definitely prefer driving this to any other Def I have ever driven. Thumbs Up Monsieur Le Grenadier

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

2011 Puma 110DC - Corris Grey

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mud33



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2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Havana

JOW240725 wrote:
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Are these the standard white bowlers or did you have them painted limestone ?

Thinking of a set for my havanna 90 (havanna roof)

Post #735747 19th Oct 2018 5:39pm
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

They're definitely not the standard white, I'd guess Limestone but can't say exact colour for sure. Looked great with a matching roof.

I spotted a different Bowler with the same colour scheme, it really is lovely.


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 James

MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red

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