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Hi everyone im new to the group hope everyone is well.

well i have a set of landrover defender wheels i know the PCD is diffrent as the ones on my dads 2007 sportage is 5x114.3 and the PCD on the defender wheels is 5x165.1. Is there any way of getting adapters for the fitment or would i need to get some made? i know its a crazy question just the wheels are wicked and will make the car look mean and have INSA TURBO SPECIAL TRACK MUD TERRAIN tyres on so will make it look neat,

im asking for some advice please no hate or digging on wanting to do something diffrent,

thanks, KD MALTY91
 

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Presume that the tyre sizes are the same? Wheels hve the same offset?

While I am sure that an adaptor plate could be fabricated it will sit between the hub and the wheel and this will change the offset and the track. There might be a combination which will keep the tyres in the same relative place but you will need a real expert to figure that out and have it safe.

You will also have to notify your insurer as this will for sure be seen as a modification.
 

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Hi Trump, thank you for your reply and your advice. After talking into consideration of having to get a fitment plate and of course have a specialist check for safety reasons. I'm going to leave the idea as a idea. I have the wheels so I'm sure I can find a job for them somewhere.

Could you give me some advice on what wheels are best for the shortage. I know the car has some nice standard alloys but I would like to change for a few sizes bigger possible a set of 17"-18" wheels. I'm doing this as a surprise for my father's birthday as he has mentioned that he would like to make these changes.

Any more advice or information is very much appreciated.

Thanks K.D Malty91
 

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Hi KD

The 16'' wheels are the best for our rough and potholed roads,and they give good protection to the wheel rims if you drive over a sharp edged pothole etc.
Larger wheels will also give a 'harsher' ride as the tyres are lower profile.
 

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Agree with maxaret. Larger wheels will mean lower profile tyres and this gives less protection from pothole damage, a harsher ride, and increased tendency for tramlining. Atill will have to inform insurer.
 
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