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mzplcg



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United Kingdom 2014 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Corris Grey

The genuine LR wheels have a load rating, usually cast on the back of the spokes, but always available against the part number. As long as the aftermarket wheels have similar, and are rated to the same (or higher) loads as original wheels are, the offset, the J dimension and the tyre size are all the same, the insurance company could not refuse a claim based on changing rims, as long as they were informed of the change.

However, cheap Chinese copy wheels with no pedigree or load rate testing etc, well you wouldn't.

All the above assumes same offset, same load rating, same size tyres, same rim width (the J rating) -I have never strayed from these due to the many issues that can bring such as tramlining, tyres rubbing etc.

Interesting to note how many of the VW Transporter boys are having issues now with FFRR wheels. Regardless of all other factors the VW is a VAN, and as such it needs at least 6 ply tyres. Try getting those in a 35 profile ! Anyway, the DOT have clamped down on it and MOT failures for this are becoming more common. My brother in law has one and has gone back to steel wheels for this very reason.

SO yes, as long as you can be sure they meet the requirements they should be fine.

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Lukie



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2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Zambezi Silver

Alistair wrote:
Lukie wrote:
......20inch turbine look a likes wheels.......and they have been accredited by land rover


I very very much doubt that - is there any proof ? Did they come with a certificate ?

Do you seriously believe that LR will accredit a copy of their own wheels ?? Confused


this is what I had seen on there website sorry

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Alistair



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Santorini Black

Good luck with them Thumbs Up

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nbunney



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Bonatti Grey

Can buy my 5 genuine 20" rims for less than 700 Thumbs Up

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Lukie



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2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Zambezi Silver

got my new wheels the other day, they are now in paint shop waiting to be painted

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Alistair



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Santorini Black

Paint shop ?

Didn't you buy diamond cut turbine replicas ?

What are you getting painted ?

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Z0RR0



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You might want to check into TUV (german DOT equivalent) approved wheels. Don't quote me on the actual details, but they are thourough with their testing and approval. As much as I agree with everyone saying "cheap replicas are crap, OEM only", I'd confidently get a set of TUV approved wheels.

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forrey



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Canada 2009 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Java Black

go redbournes or TSW same company different logo Thumbs Up rated for range rover weight ...get knock off ones and your asking for trouble...buy cheap ....then ya Censored they won't be good

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