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HonkHonk

Wheels!

Anybody in the know?

As some of you are aware I own a Transit van, so a guy has told me that Land Rover wheels will fit straight onto this, what i'm wondering is are Defender and Discovery wheels the same fit also, my line of thinking is to put a spare wheel carrier on the back door of the Tranny, but looking on eBay they are all advertised for the spesific vehicle, so what to buy??

Thanks.  
andy b

land rover wheels

Just get a Land Rover get rid of that rusty old ford lol      
12Bore

http://www.landrover.com/content/gb/en/pdf/ebrochures/defender
http://www.wheel-size.com/size/ford/transit/

Any use?
HonkHonk

LOL Thanks guys, they both have the 16ins wheels I was wondering about the stud holes being in the same position, i've had a look and it seems that there is a 2mm difference in stud size but they should line up ok to fit on a wheel carrier not too sure i'd confidently drive on them but as it is only to hold the spare it should be ok.

Andy B i've had 2 LRs and have never been as skint in my life as when I owned them lol, if I win the Lotto i'll get another so I can keep up with the repairs/spares prices  
camillitech

HonkHonk wrote:
LOL Thanks guys, they both have the 16ins wheels I was wondering about the stud holes being in the same position,


Morning Honk,

the size your refer to is call the 'PCD' or 'pitch circle diameter'



It would seem from this thread http://fordtransit.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=106644 that they're slightly different but would be fine to hold a spare wheel. Whether the rear door of a transit has strong enough hinges to take it is a different matter though. The Disco doors were designed to take the wheels weight (and still sag), the Ford's are not.

I'm sure it would work just fine if you mounted it on the door that opens second and didn't use it very often though.

Good luck, Paul
HonkHonk

Thanks for that camilitech, answered my question perfectley.

I was considering the n/s rear door tbh, i'm also thinking maybe have it sited on a roof rack, but being a High Top Transit it may be awkward getting it up and down there  

Apart from me not likeing the spare wheel to be suspended under the vehicle mine is no longer usable as I had to cut the cable to release it recently.

Cheers.
camillitech

Aye Honk,

spare wheels underslung are pants, fill up with carp, rust away, get nicked by pikey's and are generally seized up solid whenever you actually need them  

Good luck, Paul

PS, you did right to steer clear of Land Rovers, I've had them the 1970's and would never recommend one to a friend  
HonkHonk

ta mate.
12Bore

When I had high tops, I used to keep the spare on the "shelf" above the driver's seat.
HonkHonk

Hi 12Bore, I had thought about that, easy to get at and safe and clean, but i'm converting this into a campervan and really need as much space as possible utilised in side, i'm looking to make that area into a storage cupboard.  
12Bore

Ah, right. Fairynuff  

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