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yes they are heavier but only slightly thicker. i carried a second spare on my bonnet and noticed no difference to the previous steel rims. on the weight side, my tubeless wolf rims with a michelin xzy 's weigh near 30kg apiece.
I think the wolf rims (fine for 7.50 x 16) are about 13kg each. And I guess standard landy wheels are a few kgs lighter.
looking on my list, all the standard steel wheels (5.5 and 6.5) are for tubed tyres (strange?). And the wolf rim is available as tubed or tubeless. A tubeless wolf rim is about £60 inc vat.
Standard landy rim (5.5) is about £35.00 inc vat.
Go wolf tubeless, you know it makes sense!!!
Ps, for anyone interested, Prosecco in Lidl has gone up! It's now about £3.50 per bottle. Darn!! Gone are the cheap days of drinking....
oh, I forgot to say. Longer studs are available. I can't remember the part number and it's a pain to look up. But I guess they're £2 or £3 each. You need 20!!
Best to have them, but you can get away without.
OK, it seems Wolf's are the way to go. A little bit wary of being able to replace one along the way if needed, and extra weight isn't needed, but at least 4 out of the 6 will have their weight in a very good position.
They do have the advantage of looking a little bit sexier as well ;-)
£192 = 12 times Michelin tubes (£16 each)
£ 60 = Change all old tubes to new ones and keep 6 spares
£252 = Total
£282 = 6 times either Wolf wheels or LR tubeless wheels (£47 each)
(My landy place will swap the wheels over and keep my landy rims in exchange)
£32 = Two tubes to take
£314 = Total
I went tubeless with XZY's but my rims are not Wolf, rather LR standard type plain rims but tubeless. The part number is stamped on the rim if you need it. I got them from VASS with brand new XZY's on for £75+vat each. They are not thick like Wolf so you do not need long studs (mine are short studs). As for weight, dunno - the tyre is very heavy by itself. With a Wolf rim you officially need long studs, but I've seen them fitted to short studs and they pass the MOT ok.
VASS sell cheaper XZY's in varying mileages, as well as brand new with tubeless rim.
One word of advice - mine needed a LOT of balance weights fitted by the local Quickfit - the high weight meant that driving out of balance rims was very unpleasant, so get them balanced regardless after purchase.
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