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#1

madtuna
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14 March 2019 12:53 am

I run 16 ply rag tyres on my Landrover Perentie, the only drama is it is almost impossible to change them on a standard rim using hand tools.
No option but to take them to town where they struggle to change them on the machine. Plus they charge a forune.

I can buy genuine Landrover split rims from LR but ...$1500 each!! yikes

Solution - Summerfield Rims, Wheel & rim repair service in Baldivis, Western Australia ph: 0400 801 204

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category … 090997167/

This guy takes a standard Toyota split rim and fabricates a Landrover centre for $220 each.
If you're chasing splitties for what ever vehicle he can fabricate rims to suit.
His work is excellent and at the price, only one and a half punctures and a rim has paid for itself at Laverton prices.

Not a brilliant pic but this is some he done for a friends Landy

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If guns kill people, cutlery causes obesity. Sporks should be Cat D and have no place in suburbia
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#2

boobook
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15 March 2019 09:02 am

That's a great result MT, why they never had a split rim option on the Defender range defies logic.
A great bush vehicle with just a few shortcomings like that.

Unlike so many, I have never wanted to change from the original splits on my L/Cruiser trayback, in fact I also use the identical rims/tyres on the Supreme Getaway van which more or less live permanently behind the truck. (pic. on this topic here) This means I can have up to 4 spares, its very unusual from where we end up that at least one has not copped a mulga spike.

being "self sufficient" to us is more than extra water and baked beans!
mike

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#3

madtuna
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15 March 2019 10:19 am

Hi Mike,

yep $1500 per rim for a Landrover is rediculous, why they weren't a standard item concidering the type of vehicle and thier usual use is beyond me.
I've also got a Supreme Getaway and fitted split rims to it. thumbsup


If guns kill people, cutlery causes obesity. Sporks should be Cat D and have no place in suburbia
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boobook
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15 March 2019 11:24 am

Mine is on P7 14/11/14 this topic.
Spent a long time looking for a side door model, saw too many dust problems with a rear door, if not inside, at least around it.
This one turned out to be totally dust proof (that goldfields dust penetrates well) plus made up a rear spare wheel carrier in addition to the underneath one.
mike

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#5

Nightjar
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15 March 2019 11:25 am

MT, Just a thought, would 5 stud Cruiser rims fit?


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madtuna
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15 March 2019 02:27 pm

Hi Pete, nope the Landrover studs are wider apart plus hefty compared to the Toyota ones. I wish!


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#7

Goldchaser1
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16 March 2019 08:28 pm

well theres some good options tuna,can fit any centre,nice stuff....

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Nightjar
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16 March 2019 11:41 pm

This brings back memories of Fitting & Turning apprenticeship days. Being the "boys" in the shop one of our early machining jobs was to split VW rims and weld in a 3" more or less spacer for the ever increasing popularity of VW dune buggies. Can recall more than one occasion where someone got stuck in the hollow between the dunes. As most know a VW wouldn't pull the skin off a custard so another bug couldn't tow out the bogged one. Four bolts and a couple of wires and we could lift the engine out of the stranded beetle. Load the engine onto another buggie, drive out then return and tow the engine free one out. Boys will be boys.....


Happy Hunting, Nightjar.

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#9

Mr Magoo
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17 March 2019 12:00 am

Talk to Summerfield Engineering in Perth. They seem to do rim conversions..... Apparently. https://www.aulro.com/afvb/90-110-130-d … rce-2.html

2nd post.

#10

madtuna
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17 March 2019 12:04 am

That's the mob I'm using


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Mr Magoo
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17 March 2019 12:13 am

madtuna wrote:

That's the mob I'm using

Sorry there. Was just looking at price comparison. Looks like they have a captive market. argh


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