Disco owners please see following....

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 10:39
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Has someone succeeded in finding/fiiting a second set of steel/alloy rims for the current model Disco? - at a reasonable price....

Wanting to fit Cooper ST's as an off-road set and leave Michelins on exisiting alloys for on-road.

Cheers
JC
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Reply By: marcus - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 16:17

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 16:17
Hi John C,
Have recently been down that road myself and found it much better to have two sets of wheels and tyres.
One friend cracked an alloy wheel whilst off road and they can get scratched up.
Other friends just bought a Disco S which is like a base model and came with steel rims which made the car look a bit plain.I found them some second hand alloys from a 2001 model disco in as new condition and aquired their steel rims as my second set.I go off road now with the confidence of steel which is the way to go.Others in my club on a recent off road trip were running 245/75/r16 on these rims instead of my 235/70/r16 standard size tyre.The 245's are a taller tyre which give extra ground clearance and the slight difference in speedo is not a big deal on an off road trip.I will go for the taller tyres on the steel rims when i replace my off road tyres .
cheers mark
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Follow Up By: Member - John C (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 20:44

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 20:44
thks marcus
tried the wreckers, trying to find steel rims for a current model disco is near impossible. ROH etc don't make.
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Reply By: Baldrick - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 17:23

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 17:23
I bought some steel Disco rims for my camper trailer from the local dealer (Southern, WA) for $100 ea.
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Follow Up By: Member - John C (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 20:40

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 20:40
Baldrick
Could you advise some details of the dealer so I can track down the manufacturer etc.

Cheers
JC
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Follow Up By: Baldrick - Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 22:17

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 22:17
Sorry to take so long to reply.....

dealer is Southern Land Rover in Cannington WA

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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 22:15

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 22:15
John.
Just eye balling the Disco2, it looks like the standard usa wheel pattern, ie Ford GM etc same as 100 series, if thats true, take your pick. Eric.
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Reply By: marcus - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 00:13

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 00:13
John,
I am pretty sure that i saw some the other day when i picked up my car from a service at Ritters landrover here in Melbourne.I know it is a long way from you but they courier stuff interstate all the time.Could always enquire as they are good people to deal with.
Ritters landrover specialists (03 9808 0266)
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Reply By: greydemon - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 16:07

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 16:07
I don't know if the current model are any different to the earlier models, but when I wanted an extra rim for a trip to Mitchell Falls 13 months ago I called into a tyre place in Freo and just struck lucky - they had four Disco steel rims at $50 each. I only bought one. The rest would have sold long ago but a phone around of places fitting after market alloys might find a set of steels traded in..

Personally I couldn't be bothered with continually changing wheels, if the gaps between changes are long enough to not be a pain then you need to get off the tarmac more often! 8-)
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Follow Up By: Member - John C (QLD) - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 11:21

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 11:21
grey demon

can i ask - what tyres do you run on the disco?

John C
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Follow Up By: greydemon - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 19:42

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 19:42
John,

Well, to be honest I am currently running a bit of a mis-mash (can't afford to be too fussy) . As mentioned above I went to the Kimberley last year, we managed the entire trip from Perth via Broome, Mitchell falls, Lake Argyle, Bungle Bungles without a puncture....EXCEPT that within 20 kms of Ellenbrae we had FOUR!! The road had recently been graded and all the sharp stones were standing nicely up on edge. So, I was pretty much at the mercy of the Kununnurra tyre dealer, who I have to say was brilliant. It took an hour to get one completely shredded tyre off the rim even with hydraulic equipment.

So, back to the question, on the back I have Bridgestone Dueler A/Ts which have now covered about 32,000 and look as though they will easily do the same again. On the front I have Kumho Venture A/Ts which have probably done about 40,000+ and should make it to 60,000 without difficulty, probably far more. I plan to rotate them in the next week or so.

I do a lot of on road driving to and from work and to kids activities but also get off road a few times a week even if only to take the dog for a run in the bush. These tyres have handled rocks, sand and mud without any noticeable problem and seem good on road, most of my off-road work would be over rocky or muddy tracks rather than sand. To be frank tyres are not something I think about a lot because (other than around Ellenbrae) I never seem to have any problems.
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