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On a classic vehicle steel wheels look the part but on a modern vehicle they just look like spare tires...
Spares rock!


How We'd Spec It: A $65,000 Land Rover Defender with Steel Wheels

*That's all nifty, but we can't get over one thing: that the Defender still offers classic-looking steel wheels. We wouldn't buy a 4x4 like the Defender without these, simply because they are rad as hell."

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Is it just me or do those wheel wells seem like they have a lot of room to fit larger tires without a lift? Especially if you remove those crash bars and pair with wheels with the right backspacing. I guess time will tell but I'm wondering how much you will need to lift a BD to accommodate 35's? Seems like not much. Perhaps just take off springs from a Sasquatch when someone goes to 37's.
 

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as much as i appreciate all the good pictures, I can't tell if the rock rails are attached to the body or the chassis?
please tell me its not the body!
 
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They are attached to the body
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I know this causes people great consternation and I am likely to use the sliders more gently than some, but it looks pretty well done. The engineers have mentioned and the videos have shown them using the rails to support the vehicle weight. I would say they are similar to the skidlplates, beefy for OEM, not equivalent to high end AM. Hopefully those images help you see the mounting.
 

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I know this causes people great consternation and I am likely to use the sliders more gently than some, but it looks pretty well done. The engineers have mentioned and the videos have shown them using the rails to support the vehicle weight. I would say they are similar to the skidlplates, beefy for OEM, not equivalent to high end AM. Hopefully those images help you see the mounting.
looking at the picture, we see numerous holes in the frame. Are these holes in good positions, for aftermarket rails? Maybe, Maybe Not, plus that would put even more hardware below, which we do not want. Drill additional holes in the frame to do so? Absofuckinglutely Not!. Regarless there will be options available. However the current rails, without being "super robust" will do what they are intended to do! they will protect the body
 

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definite need to remove Badlands one is removed already squatch removes both from factory
Are you saying Badlands do or don't have a crash bar to fit 33s?
 

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Are you saying Badlands do or don't have a crash bar to fit 33s?
LEGEND has always advised BL only has one crash bar vs the two on the lower trims. I don't know which one stays and which one goes with BL though.
 
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LEGEND has always advised BL only has one crash bar vs the two on the lower trims. I don't know which one stays and which one goes with BL though.
I don't imagine those are bolt on and easily removed. Are we assuming they will need to be cut off?

***Scratch that. Looked at the pictures closer. Appears like two bolts for each.
 

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Are you saying Badlands do or don't have a crash bar to fit 33s?
badlands standard tires are 33s I can't remember exactly but , one of the inpact bars is removed or more appropriately said,! would be Badlands only has one installed, straight from the factory, on the squatch neither are installed
 

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