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rrsfan



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CAN I ADD 22" ALLOYS TO THE NEW PLUG IN HYBRID

Hello All

I noticed when i ordered my my17 rrs atb that if i had chosen the 7 seat option that the maximum size for the alloys was 21". is it possible to still change those to 22" oem alloys as i am thinking of buying the new plug in hybrid but it states that you can only order the car with 21" wheels.

Does any member know what will happen if i change to 22" does it affect the car in any way as i am was thinking of asking the dealer to order the car as is but then swap the wheels with my cars 22"

Thanks

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Tim in Scotland



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IIRC if you spec the 22" OEM (my car has them from the factory) then there are tiny lips on the rear wheel arches to cover where the bigger wheels very slightly stick out of the wheel arches. HOWEVER, what you do after delivery of the car I'm sure would take only an anorak like me to notice that your car were illegal! I too would like the new PHEV, HSE Dynamic in Velocity Blue........... and hate all the new wheel designs. I have a spare set of SVR 21" wheels at home with Winter tyres just put on them but would consider putting them on my current car to swap out the used 22" Style 507's to the new one!
Great minds and all that stuff! 2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, preceeded by a 2.7SE RRS, a 3.6TDv8 RRS, several FFRR's and 2 Evoques.
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW.... my fun car to enjoy bashing and denting 20 years old and still giving loads of fun

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rrsfan



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Thanks for replying but do you think it would affect the car in any way. What do you think is the reason you cannot have 22" on either the plug in or the 7 seat combination ? Will the tyres rub against the wheel arch for instance ?

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Tim in Scotland



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The wheels cannot rub in the arches as I cannot see LR fitting smaller ones just for 7 seater cars as they have airsuspension that self levels the car. For the Hybrid it could be something to do with the regenerative braking system that charges the batteries when you slow down. The only other thing I can think of is that the vehicle weight with either two large adults in the boot seats or the weight of the batteries in the PHEV is too much for the vehicle weight permitted on the 22" tyres or the wheels cannot take the loading. I would have love it had LR been smart enough to have offered a solar panel roof option to charge the batteries when parked up. There was an interetsing item in Autocar a couple of weeks back about the amazing amount of charge their Prius PHEV which has roof mounted panels instead of a panoramic roof was able to recharge itself just sitting for a week in an airport car park - they were able to get 13 free miles worth of charge from 4 days parked up at the airport. 2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, preceeded by a 2.7SE RRS, a 3.6TDv8 RRS, several FFRR's and 2 Evoques.
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW.... my fun car to enjoy bashing and denting 20 years old and still giving loads of fun

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DaveW



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Its pretty much down to tyre loading - the 21 tyre has a higher load capability over the M&S 22".

Be wary of going down that particular route of fitting 22"s

For instance; If you fitted 22"s and had an accident attributed to tyre stability, do you think the insurance would pay out?

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