Two year update- A roof basket has been mounted on low profile ROLA crossbars. With the additional spotlights up top, it makes night driving even easier. I've also managed to get a set of used OEM 18in Disco Sport wheels and powdercoated them at my local tire shop. Mounted on these wheels are 265/60/R18 Cooper Adventurers from Pep Boys (Buy 3 get 1 free
). I took the new set-up to one of the tougher NF roads in WA state, and it handled it with no drama at all, even in the rain.
Some pics of the DS all packed up and ready to go.