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i have a mate in botswana who is doing alot of bush driving and hes looking for a set of split rims for a 110!

do they actually exist?

he'd even consider getting some made!

so do they exist? and how much?

cheers Hugh

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dunno if they exsist or not i've only seen an old set for series 1 ages ago on ebay and alloys which were split rims for a defender but it said they were custom made.

does he need split rims?? if its to do with changing tyres then using a waffle board/sand ladder/hi-lift to brake the bead using the weight of the landy and tyre irons for getting the tye off works fine

dave

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If it is the ones that look like standard Land Rover steel rims but are split you are thinking of, I'm not sure they were ever made specifically for Land Rovers. I've had a couple of sets and I think they were originally made for the Austin Champ (Also had one of them for a while, less said the better :blink: )

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yeah stazworks came to mind too, ill point him in their direction i think!

anyway thanks for the replies!! B)

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Original L/R split rims were supplied for military vehicles only if I remember right - so possibly only Series 1 vehicles. I bought 6 of them a few years ago - of which only 5 were any good. Getting the special nuts & bolts for them was murder though - the old ones had to be cut off.

If you get the original ones - they will be for 600/16 or 650/16 tyres. I fitted 650/16 Avon Traction Mileage to them.

Les.

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The splits for 6.00 & 6.50 tyres were only 4.5" wide and the splits for the 7.00 & 7.50 tyres were IIRC 5.5" wide.

BUT on a RRC front axle the rim bolts/nuts foul the calipers and that was with solid discs. They also foul on 3" wide 109 front brake drums. Been there, seen it & done it.

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The landrover split rims were only for tube type tyres !

Tubeless in the bush is far easier, in every way .

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