Yesterday was the first time I’ve had chance to look at the alloys that I recently bought off eBay.
Upon looking at the tyres on the alloys I came to the conclusion that 4 of them weren’t good enough to use. Tyres are a critical safety element of a vehicle and for me to use them in the condition they were would be irresponsible. One had a chunk missing, one had cracks in the sidewall and another just had no tread. A fourth one may have been ok and the fifth one was fine.
I took the rims down to Just Tyres in Stourbridge and the nice man took all 5 tyres off and disposed of the 4 scrap ones for the princely sum of £20. This makes storing them whilst I save my pennies for the new set of tyres a lot easier!
Whilst trawling the web I found a a place that will refurbish alloys for £20/wheel so I got to thinking I could get the wheels back to like new condition for relatively small outlay. However their offer seems to be a little out of date (Ends end of Jan this year ???) so it might not be possible. The only other alternative I know of is Redditch Shot Blasting who made a nice job of the spare wheel carrier on the Freelander.
There’s quite a bit of wear left in the current tyres on the Freelander and I’ll be looking to change them some time in September. All details will be published here as usual.
In real life I'm a Software Engineer developing embedded software mainly in the automotive industry.
Freelander 2 SE TD4 in Tonga Green
Defender XS also in Tonga Green
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