Announcing the FunRover Fuel Challenge! Your chance to make a difference to the pockets of Land Rover owners everywhere!
FunRover contributor Matt Harvey writes shares some common truths about Land Rover ownership. You'll find yourself agreeing with every single one.
In the US now, there's snow. Lots and lots of it. Here in the UK the media is constantly warning that this winter is going to be horrendous (or in other words, winter will be winter) and there will be a total white out. Whilst these phrases strike fear into the hearts of your typical motorist, every Land Rover and Range Rover owner in the country let's out a cheeky smile. For them it means weeks of fun, playing the hero and just generally being awesome. So with that in mind, we thought we'd double fun. We've put together a break down of some of the snow ploughs available, specifically designed for use with Landys.
Wheels. Love or hate them, they can really transform your vehicles appearance and effectiveness off-road as well as things like the handling (in conjunction with tyres) and load capacity. Land Rover currently only offer 4 wheel options for new Defenders, each with their own intended audience.
Don't go and rip out your old distributor if you are fed up of points, or want something more reliable - There is a cheap, simple and effective option you can go for. Our Landy started to misbehave. It broke down as the points welded themselves shut. A quick pry apart got the old tank home, but new points were needed. I had been made aware of a tidy little 'pointless module' that can be used in place of the old points part without needing to replace the entire system. This is a great step up between a full electronic ignition and the old mechanical points... so I thought I'd give that a go. FunRover contributor, Lucas Black, shows you how to replace the ignition system on your Series Landy
In order to make a Defender more comfortable at road speeds, fitting some sound-proofing is an excellent idea. Today, FunRover Contributor Willem, looks at how you can reduce the road noise in your cab by adding some sound insulation material to the underside of the bonnet. You can also check out his excellent Cargo Rail Fitting Guide here.
FunRover Guest Contributor, Lucas Black, tells us how he found this almost mint Series 3 Land Rover and gives some great advice for living with a slice of Land Rover's heritage.
LandyWatch is a new organisation that we recently came across on our world wide web travels. They are aiming to clamp down on Land Rover thefts and related crimes by building a community of Land Rover owners who are willing to look out for, and if needed, help recover stolen Solihull metal.
Our Land Rover needs some serious tweaking. As you may or may not now, we've previously run through our plans to modify the 90 into a camera vehicle. We're planning on producing all kinds of exciting greenlaning, off-roading and general Land Rover videos (such as fitting guides e.t.c) and so it makes sense to convert the Defender to do all the above. We've also hopefully commandeered a friends Nissan Navara Pick-up to use a camera car, just like Top Gear! Should be pretty interesting. However, before the Landy is ready for it's debut, it needs some modifications. When we say, we're talking probably at least £3,000 worth. It's a lot of money, but Land Rovers just keep going on and on! Let's take a look at the current state of the truck, changes we'll be making and our chosen suppliers for such upgrades should you wish to make some of your own!
It's coming up to the time of year when the climate is a 'little' drier and the sun starts to shine. It's an ideal time to take advantage of the weather to prep your car for the winter. We're going to run a two part series on protecting your vehicle, or perhaps more importantly the chassis, in time for all those wintry showers and heavily salted roads. In this first part, we'll be looking at the whole process of Waxoyling and then in the following post, prepping and protecting things like bumpers and cross members.