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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Looks great Bomber!! I saw a full Bowler 90 again at the weekend running 16" and thought to myself that I think 16" might be the way to go. Thumbs Up James

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MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red

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Fos_landy



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United Kingdom 2009 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Keswick Green

they look great Bomber, know the feeling - still looking at mine on a daily basis! Thumbs Up Defender 90 Puma 2.4

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Seapod



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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black

Have any of you recent Bowler converts gone centre cap free? Looking back through various threads it seems to split opinion on whether it improves the look.
Aesthetics aside, are there any disadvantages in not having a centre cap? They must be there for a reason....? Keeps muck and dirt out? Or is it purely cosmetic?

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Fos_landy



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United Kingdom 2009 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Keswick Green

centre cap free for me, not noticed any differences so far! Defender 90 Puma 2.4

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Fos_landy



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United Kingdom 2009 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Keswick Green

centre cap free for me, not noticed any dirt issues so far! Defender 90 Puma 2.4

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Anyone got any Bowler wheel close up pictures of with/without centre caps . . ?

I didnt even know Bowler alloys came with Centre Caps ?

Rolling Eyes

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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Bowler's don't have a centre cap. I guess someone has just found a cap that fits, but where from I don't know? Way back in my tyre fitting days, several alloys just had very basic 'tin cups' as centre caps, so I'm sure one could be found to fit relatively easily.

Stolen from Bankz, the standard Bowler


 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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mk1collector



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Could the twisted wheel centre caps be used? Ray
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http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic17615.html

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Seapod



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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black

In case its of interest I have just ordered 5 18" Bowlers in Anthracite. Best price (i phoned 3 suppliers + Bowler) was direct from Bowler 1350 + VAT and 30 delivery charge (to Devon). Pretty reasonable, a 10% discount.

Now I need to find some reasonably priced tyres to go on them ! Just been quoted 200 for the usual BFG KO2 265/65/18 ... Shocked

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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up 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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m33ufo



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Seapod wrote:
In case its of interest I have just ordered 5 18" Bowlers in Anthracite. Best price (i phoned 3 suppliers + Bowler) was direct from Bowler 1350 + VAT and 30 delivery charge (to Devon). Pretty reasonable, a 10% discount.

Now I need to find some reasonably priced tyres to go on them ! Just been quoted 200 for the usual BFG KO2 265/65/18 ... Shocked



I managed 175 each fitted for the KO2's. Also did a bit better on the wheels but I ordered a few other bits too Thumbs Up

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2014 90 Pickup Keswick Green
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Seapod



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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black

Hi Mark, Yes I certainly could have got a bit more on the wheels as I wanted to order a lightweight bumper and steering guard too, but budget wouldn't stretch to it this month. But they have promised me to 'carry over' the discount when I follow up, which seems fair.

Thanks for the tyre prices, I shall keep calling around

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Bowler are a great bunch. I couldn't rate them more highly. 2016 90XS SW Indus Silver
2014 90 Pickup Keswick Green
Mark

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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

4x4tyres or Camskill are normally the cheapest online supplier around 161.49 inc vat delivered.

My local tyres supplier quoted me 183.60 fitted and balanced, but these was September last year. 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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