Here at TuffAnt we love our Disco 4 (and Land Rovers in general), we love to get outdoors and amongst it. But sadly, like most owners have found, a distinct lack of suitable 19" tyres have left us wanting more. A wheel and tyre combination to match the amazing technical ability of the Disco in all the tough off road conditions we care to throw at it. From firsthand experience, we have felt the short comings of the tyre choice when the going gets tough and we ask the most from our tyres.
The tyre choices in 18” are vastly improved but if you wanted to go to an 18" wheel you were left with very few legal options, particularly in Australia. The existing options are expensive and often hard to get. You could go to 20" but again, little choice is readily available for a high-quality, LT rated tyre to tackle those big challenges.
We knew there had to be a better way. The solution was a properly engineered and legal 18" steel rim that would suit late model Discovery 4’s and LR4’s that would not break the bank or require any vehicle modifications. Of course the wheels also fit the D3 as well as some Range Rover Sport Models (See Fitment page). We are also thrilled to have developed the TuffAnt MKII's which fit some models of Discovery 5 (see Discovery 5 page).
We designed a wheel specifically for that purpose. Our first product was our TuffAnt 18's Steelies for Land Rover Discovery 3, 4, and 5 (Only suitable for some selected models of D5. Please refer Discovery 5 and Fitment pages). The wheel was designed with wheel engineers both in Australia and at the factory in China and passes all required tests for strength, fatigue, cornering, for all standards required in Australia.
When fitted correctly all TuffAnt 18" wheels are designed to ensure they are legal in all states in Australia, which has the most onerous conditions regarding changes to factory-supplied equipment. In addition, the wheel complies with the relevant ISO, DOT and SAE standards to ensure TuffAnt 18's are 100% fit for purpose and can be used anywhere in the world.
To ensure you get the very best, TuffAnt Steelies are fabricated from high strength steel, which is then machine pressed, machine welded plus painted then powdercoated in black to provide a wheel that is rated at 1000kg each.
Since then we have gone on to add the 18"Alloy to the range with the same load rating but in a lighter version. Great for those that prefer the alloy look in a lighter package.