19 incl versus 20 inch wheels?

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19 incl versus 20 inch wheels?

Post by MarkW » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:07 am

HI Guys,
New member about to pick up 2017 HSE.
Here's my question...
19 incl versus 20 inch wheels?

I have the option from the garage.
Based in Ireland, Weather is very rarely snow,
occasional slight frost/ice &
mostly I will be just road-going driving.
Ride comfort is more important than looks.
Any advice welcome.

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Re: 19 incl versus 20 inch wheels?

Post by Hauser » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:28 pm

I would go with the 20 inch rims.
Tires in 19" size are hard to get. Even off road shops offer sets with the 20 inch rims and General Grabber AT3 or Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac.
Do you have the air suspension? My D5 came with 22 inch wheels and the air suspension is so comfortable, that I don't notice the difference to my 20" wheels. (On my Disco Sport I swapped from 20 inch to 18" because 20 inch was to uncomfortable, even though I got the adaptive dynamics (magna ride).)

Discovery 5 (MY 2017): HSE Luxury, TDV6, Fuji White w. black roof
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ride / handling/ hardness on the road

Post by MarkW » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:41 pm

Hi Hauser,
Belated thanks for your view on the wheels. I actually got the 19 inch anyway.
Yes I do have air suspension as my Disco 5 (MY 2017) HSE is 7 seats.

To be honest I would get 17 or 18 inch if I could - the more air & rubber the better
but one can't go smaller than 19 inch due to the size of the brake calipers, I am advised...

I am still flabbergasted as to how hard the ride / handling/ hardness on the road is even with the:
* 19 inch wheels and
* air suspension.

I have driven a Disco 4 (MY 2013) business edition 5 seats for a number of years & it is
FAR MORE comfortable re ride / handling / hardness on the road.

So much so that I am back in the Disco 4 & the better half (wife) is driving the Disco 5!!

I am wondering if the the cause is the aluminium body instead of the steel which I believe has knocked nearly
half a ton off the body weight between D4 going to D5?
This makes it lighter on the road - more bouncy?

Any ideas on the lighter body idea?

ps I have a sensitive back - caused by a disasterous BMW 4 series with M-Sport suspension that I got 2 years ago.
pps Happy New Year!

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