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Green Land Rover
 


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Think of changing from 20" to 19" rims. Any advice?

As per the title, I'm thinking about changing the 20"rims on my D4 HSE for 19" ones.

I've heard the ride is a little less hard on 19s and also a full set of tyres is about £300 less for 19s.

These are the current 20" rims



Choice of 3 for the 19s

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Not sure what was standard fit for the HSE in 19s?

Any advice most welcome Thumbs Up


Thanks in advance

Jason
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The MY13 I had came with style 703.
Don’t think yours has the standard wheels, think they came out a little later, maybe wrong, sure someone will put me right. Think yours would have had 704’s had standard.
Matter of choice though, much prefer the ride with 20” I run 19” in the winter, a lot more roll in the bends with 19” I find, happier when the 20” go back on.

Do feel if it’s a case of trying to save £300 now you will have worry’s in the future, you can’t run a Disco on a shoestring.
  
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I really don’t think you would notice much difference in ride quality, a little maybe but nothing major. I had 20” rims on my last D4 and never thought the ride was anything but magic carpet, I have 19” on my current D3 and the same applies.

Having said that, you will probably sell your 20” rims easy enough, you may even find someone looking to do a swap.

If you want to poop over to kenilworth, you are more than welcome to drive my D3 to compare the ride to yours.
 David

 
 
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Don’t forget other older types. Plenty of choice out there if you want to go a bit different. Thumbs Up

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Thanks everyone for the positive replies Bow down

Washwipe. Thanks for the input, appreciate the comments regarding the ride and feeling in the bends.

The '511' wheels are standard I believe. The previous owner hasn't changed them since the new purchase and the brochure seems to bear this out: -

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davidhem. Thanks also for your input regarding ride quality and your offer of trying the ride in your D3 Thumbs Up I may take you up on that before making a final decision.

DSL. Last but not least, thank you for info on other alloy styles Thumbs Up Worth a look around.


In summary, seems like I wouldn't gain that much in terms of ride quality.

One thing I didn't mention was I do like the look of a less low profile tire. i.e. seeing more rubber than wheel filling the wheel arch.

Thanks again everyone Thumbs Up

Jason
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The first modification I’ve done to my last three Discovery’s is to remove the 20” rims and fit 19” rims, 18” Compomotives on my current one.
There’s a noticeable difference, I find the smaller rims give a more comfortable ride. Perhaps more importantly though, they’re so much more useable on and off road. It’s pretty difficult to “kerb” the smaller rims, whilst the 20”s only have to look at a kerb to get damaged. The deeper sidewall is an advantage off road.
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I am with LT on this one.

The smaller wheels do make a difference to the ride quality and I have not noticed a drop off in handling.

An added bonus is that on the 19 inch wheels I have never kerbed a rim or damaged a tyre - something that used to happen with frightening regularity on the 20 inch wheels.
  
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I have now done 200k miles in d4's - approx. 160 on 19's, and 40 on 20s. Absolutely no doubt in my mind that 19s are better. More comfortable, more forgiving, more adaptable for conditions, no damage and cheaper.
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Re: Think of changing from 20" to 19" rims. Any advice?

Not sure what was standard fit for the HSE in 19s?



Hi Jason, I have style 704 as the 19" standard wheels on my D4 MY14 HSE. I think they look great and work well. No curbing problems with them at all and more comfortable than the 20's on my previous D4.
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Much preferred the 20" rims, didn't notice much in the way of changes in the ride, still got it's wheels dirty, nothing extreme and not mark on them.

With the D5, I went from 19" to 21" and they were hard and a kerb magnet.




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I have a set of 703's in the For Sale section.
  
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consider Completive 18's - put these on for off road use and they are much better - deeper sidewall helps off road. Ride is a bit smoother too, and little difference cornering. Use my 19's in the summer unless on an expedition though, as the tyre noise is less because they are road-oriented compared to the more mixed use tread on the 18's.....


  
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Thanks again everyone Bow down

Photos are really helpful. J77 has my wheels and the ones I'm considering.

Lots of food for thought Thumbs Up


Cheers,

Jason
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