Choosing the correct Defender wheels can be a minefield, so here are a few things to consider before making your purchase.
What do you use your vehicle for?
If your Defender is used for play and you’re a serious off-roader, then alloys are probably not going to be for you. Although it takes more impact to damage an alloy wheel than a steel wheel it’s much more likely that damage to a steel wheel is reparable. Steel bends easily but won’t crack and can usually be hammered back into shape, whereas an alloy is harder to bend but a heavy blow will usually result in an irreparable crack. This is especially important if you use your Defender for expeditions as you can repair a bend in a steel wheel at the road side - it takes time but it is possible. Continue reading