Winter tyre/alloy combination advice

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Re: Winter tyre/alloy combination advice

Post by Past master » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:37 pm

Not all FL2 - some have larger discs that won't accommodate the 16" wheels. Bear in mind too that FL2 wheels don't fit straight onto DS hubs. You need to use spacers as the offset is different.
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Re: Winter tyre/alloy combination advice

Post by BFGDSMan » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:10 pm

flay wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:20 pm
Hello, anybody know if the 16" rims will fit on the Discovery Sports ? I mean fitting over the discs and calipers.
I am running currently the standard 18" wheels but I need some winter wheels.
I see the Freelanders 2 have them as standard.
Definitely not - there is only a sliver of space with 17" wheels and the front brake calipers.
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Re: Winter tyre/alloy combination advice

Post by ap20 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:14 pm

2 years ago i needed some winter tyres/wheels as we spend 2 months in the Alps each winter. Luckily I bought some second hand 18 inch Evoque wheels fitted with winter tyres for about £300. Sprayed the wheels black as we have the black edition and have completed roughly 4000 miles on them! Absolute bargain and would not go to expense of buying new when there are plenty of Evoque rims about-worst case is fit winter tyres or maybe some AT2 if you want to play in the mud as well?

I now have decided to try and get a spacesaver for the long journeys, we have the Alps trip looming so if anyone wants to sell me their space saver- I am interested!
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