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N.R.G97
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1966 Land Rover Hybrid

PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:33 pm    Post subject: The best low cost mod Reply with quote

As Im changing my landy alot to suit a different discipline, Im having so spend quite a bit, but there are a few things that Im doing that dont cost alot, and will hopefully provide a good improvement, and it got me thinking, actually the small low cost bits really do add up!
We all know you can spend huge amounts on tyres, axles- suspension and the like, but whats your favourite low cost or home made mod?

ATM mine is probably the seats Embarassed having suffered crap seats for ever its so refreshing to have a nice comfy pair fitted, and they were only £25!

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RichardD
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my diet coke bottle air reservoir for lockers/freespool cost about £12. the next is using deodorant aerosol lids to cover my air freespool cost nothing but I stole that idea.

Other favourite that was not necessarily that cheap: beer keg petrol tank

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teamidris
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's the under ski. Easier to clean than a belly pan and a lot cheaper Smile



Bicycle gear levers for changing winch gears must be high on my list as well.

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Little Tank
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

teamidris wrote:
I think it's the under ski. Easier to clean than a belly pan and a lot cheaper Smile



Bicycle gear levers for changing winch gears must be high on my list as well.


love the ski, similar to what im making for the underside of my vitara Very Happy

I'm curious about the bicycle levers for changing winch gears now?



Mine has to be the trusted farm jack, even if your stuck it can be used to lift you up out of holes etc or over rocks if your in the doodoo
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Xpajun
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably the cheapest mod is a torsion bar wind up costs absolutely nothing to do (initially) and can give you a lift of 40mm or more Shocked

In the long run though, you'll get through tyres on a fast regular basis followed by CV joints - sometimes cheap isn't the best...
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dxmedia
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Followed by dropping the diff (free) and adjusting the camber (free)

Suddenly a torsion bar lift stops eating tyres and CV's.
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Orangev81
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drive an awfull lot better when I havn't been out on the **** the night before!!!!........and you save loads of money.
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N.R.G97
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orangev81 wrote:
I drive an awfull lot better when I havn't been out on the **** the night before!!!!........and you save loads of money.


Very true for most i think! Embarassed

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Toseland
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it wrong to consider that i am probably a better driver after a drink?

(to all the doogooder PC Brigade that may happen to be reading this i do NOT advocate, or take part in any driving whilst intoxicated)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Tank; The winch has 6:1 gear set but can change to 1:1 for a stupidly fast reeve speed, and the bike gear levers let you change that from the cab. The 'fix' came from HFS Very Happy

Hand throttle was good cheap fix, for when you found yourself with a foot on the clutch and one on the brake. You just blip it with your finger tips.

The autobox shift has a plate across it so you go to reverse, not right through to park. Cheaps and simples Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toseland wrote:
is it wrong to consider that i am probably a better driver after a drink?

(to all the doogooder PC Brigade that may happen to be reading this i do NOT advocate, or take part in any driving whilst intoxicated)


Best advise I was given by a mate for high speed bike riding. Works with snowboards too.
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