I am expecting delivery of a 23MY Defender March/April. It's not a build I built but rather one that came available and I was able to jump on it.
I am concerned about the 22" rims as I want to be able to go off road - nothing drastic but slippery mud very likely and smaller rocks etc. Also, we have lots of prickly pear around which you can't always avoid driving over.
I have been in negotiations with dealership on swapping out the 22" for 20" rims which has been a difficult conversation as I feel it would give me more options.
But, I have found some all terrain tires that are 275/45r22 which I assume would work - I know not ideal as more sidewall is better but I am not looking for rock crawling or even extreme overloading - we live on the property and love to take folks around so swapping tires on an as needed basis is not practical.
I am also concerned that when I try fit all terrain tires that tire fitment places may refuse to fit them if not sanctioned by Land Rover - I know this is to be common for high performance cars.
I'd love to hear from anyone with experience.
Thanks for feedback - it looks good. I am hoping to hear from dealer any day now that car has arrived - such strange times we live in.
Hello - I just went through new tire selection for my 2022 Defender X. Mine came with 20’ rims and Goodyear Wrangler 255 60 R20. Most of what I read on line (of which I did a lot) was that folks were/are getting 275 60 r20s which is a 33 inch tire. Some people say they fit just fine and some say they had to trim some of the wheel well and to add that bigger tire lifting the truck is needed. So I added 1.5 Johnson rods ( as most did) to make the truck higher and to create more room BUT I ended up going with Falken Wildpeaks 265 60 r20s which is a 32.5 inch tire compared to the 32 inch stock tire. I wanted no part of rubbing or trimming. I think it came out really well.
Thanks, much appreciated. My local dealership has been pushing back on the all terrains so good to know.
275-45R22 will fit just fine. You should not have any problems getting the tires fitted. All terrains come standard on most of the Defenders.