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The stock 20s have newish OEM continentals and I was wondering how small of a wheel I can put on this vehicle with the brembo front brakes. I want to put a meaty set of rubber for off roading on a cheap set of used wheels but want to do it right. My brother found a cheap set of 19s off a 2010 era car but would like to see if we could fit 18s on this thing before investing in new rubber. I was told the options for mud terrains for those 19s are slim. Thanks!

PS: I did a search but found conflicting info and it seems depending on year this can change.
 

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Most 18" won't fit, but Terrafirma makes some steel wheels I was thinking of getting that clear the 06-09 SC Brembo calipers.

I picked up some 19" rims off an LR3 cheap and found it's slim pickings for off-road rubber in 19" :(

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yes they shld fit. i have the bigger calipers from the SC on my 2007 HSE and the stock 19s fit just fine. On a 2010+ the SC calipers were bigger and i dont think 19s fit on those.
 

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If I recall correctly the owners manual for my 2008 SC says that 19 inch wheels need to be fitted if off road tires are desired. I have BFG K02s on my P38 and I see these are not available in 19 inch, only 16 and 18. Could very well be difficult to get an aggressive tire for 19s and if 18s are too small I'm not sure what you would do other than maybe buy special wheels (or buy a P38 for offroad).
 

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We did get 19 inch LR4/2010 full size style split spoke 19s and mounted a set of those Atturos on them. We'll see if we end up buying a set of suitable 18s and moving to a KO2 or Duratrac or something in the future.
 

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I bought my 2007 SC with 22's. I purchased 19" LR3 wheels on ebay and mounted 255/55/19 Continental TerrainContact A/T tires. I was visiting Mammoth Mountain and needed to carry tire chains due to road restrictions. I didn't need to mount the chains and the wheel/tire combo worked well in the light snow. Since then I have gone off-road in Joshua Tree and I am really satisfied with the tire and wheels. They look pretty good too.
 

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Good to hear - I have 19" and just fitted some 255/55/19 Continental TerrainContact A/T tires on my 2010 - looking forward to trying them in the snow. The tires look great and I was happy to find them.
 

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Just thought y'all might like to see a pic of the car with the Atturos on it. They're definitely noisy but work very well. Not sure if we'll run them until they wear out or try other options. I still have stock 20s with Continentals on them, so the tradeoff isn't too bad besides the headache of wheel swapping.

 

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I'm bumping this post to see if anyone has any more info. I have an e-mail out to Compmotive since the guy at Johnson Rods wasn't 100% on if it would work and I e-mailed MudTech a 2nd time since they failed to follow up. Based on the research so far I'm guessing there aren't 18s that safely fit on this vehicle, but I'm hopeful. Maybe there's a 19 inch tire fitment that works aside from those ones from the mud terrain Trail Blade from Thailand and the TerrainContact A/T from Continental.
 

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So I was going to post this as a new thread but remembered I had already started this one. Hopefully this still gets the same visibility. Just copy pasting now with many more details than I had when I started this journey:

I have a 2008 Supercharged model that came with the 20 inch RRC502690MNH wheel. We picked up a set of 19 inch LR4 takeoffs that are from the 2010-2015 era and LR051523 is the current part number (replaces LR013925, LR028929). My 20 inch wheels have an offset of 58mm according to hubcaphaven. On the site it lists the offset of the LR4 rim as 53mm while the 19 inch wheels that come stock on the L322 are both listed as 57mm. Is there any kind of safety or wear issue when using the LR4 wheels? Aesthetically I prefer the older 19 inch RRC001270MNH that came during the BMW time to the one they came out with for 2006-2009 (RRC502640MNH). Would there be any issue using the older wheel as long as you have the correct wheel nuts for your model year?

The LR4 wheel does fit and I have driven on it with Atturo Trail Blade mud terrains, but they are currently off the vehicle. I know there was an odd sound I was getting that went away a bit when I swapped the bigger wheels back on but wanted to check in with the braintrust here to see if they had more info. I was also looking at getting the Compomotive 18 inch wheels but wasn't getting solid confirmation that they would clear the calipers on the Brembo brakes. I know for certain they fit the 2010+ HSE models with the larger rotors, 2006-2009 HSE models, and 2005-2009 Range Rover Sport Supercharged with the Brembo brakes. I believe the Brembo calipers on the 2006-2009 Supercharged are unique to that model. Johnson Rods said maybe, Compomotive themselves couldn't give me an answer one way or the other, and Vogue Xpeditions said they would fit. Photos below.

LR4 wheel:

Stock 20s that come with the vehicle:

2003-2005 19 inch:

2006-2009 19 inch:

Compomotive:
 

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Just wanted to say I absolutely love this thread. Most people want to put bigger wheels and lower profile ties, which makes absolutely no sense for an SUV of this caliber, with a stated 4x4 purpose, no matter the use case.

Fitting smaller wheels and fatter profile tires makes much more sense for both comfort, off-road capability and aesthetics. Kudos.
 

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I bought my 2007 SC with 22's. I purchased 19" LR3 wheels on ebay and mounted 255/55/19 Continental TerrainContact A/T tires. I was visiting Mammoth Mountain and needed to carry tire chains due to road restrictions. I didn't need to mount the chains and the wheel/tire combo worked well in the light snow. Since then I have gone off-road in Joshua Tree and I am really satisfied with the tire and wheels. They look pretty good too.
Same here. TerrainContact have been great in snow and mud. Good on highway as well.
 
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