LR3 18" wheels on Defender 90

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I really have looked for this answer and see a lot of "will the new Defender 18" wheels fit on this <name vehicle>..." but I'm trying to understand if LR3 18" wheels will fit on a new Defender 90. I have some fitted on my LR4 (with spacers) and as I am getting close to buying a Defender 90, it would be good to know if I can make the swap.
 

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I doubt it will without spacers. The 18" Defender wheels have an inner barrel that stays wide for longer than a standard 18" wheel, which is what makes them able to fit over the LR4 brake calipers. I think the LR3 wheels have a standard inner barrel.
 

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Thanks Ryan. Always good info. Maybe my current spacers would work…
 

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This powerfuluk video (at around 2:20) shows what I was talking about with the inner barrel diameter.

 

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Now if only I had waited for these 18” wheels for the LR4! Lol the spacers have worked out fine with the LR3 wheels though it never feels quite as good as just the wheel.
 

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How about installing p300 rotors and caliper carriers? I know you can go down to 17” on the LR3 by swapping out those parts from the V6 model.
 

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