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    5 years Landy free... 1990 Range Rover v8

    Spotted this on Facebook marketplace, covered in tyre brand stickers, $600 and a 4hr round trip to pick it up.

    Dragged the family down to Goolwa, had a look, old mate rattled off all the new bits on it, took it for a spin, wife rolled her eyes and I handed over the cash. It made the 2hr trip home on a 35deg day with a non working temp gauge and used about 20l for 150km which was pretty good.

    Its 1990 Range rover vogue, 3.9l v8 efi with a 4sp auto. Pretty much stock except an arb rear bar (all rangies seem to have one) and some 31" all terrains. Aircon works and so far the only major thing is the brake mc resi leaks through the grommet.

    Plan is for night/day runs and 4wd park trips with dad and mates. My d40 will continue to get fitted out for long range stuff. Maybe ute chop it and get into some sort of 4wd comp stuff later on.

    Dad and I both love driving it, enough grunt, sounds tits with a 2.25 inch twin system and just soaks up the bumps.

    Did a small run with a mate in his gu, the auto just makes it awesome off road and it barely grounded out anywhere.

    Mods wise Im thinking 30mm spring spacers (no touring so no need for heavy springs) and longer shocks and 32" muddies. Maybe a tube front bar and a custom snorkel.

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    The rangie v8 does make a wonderful noise, and a little bit of power as a byproduct

    I'm surprised you haven't hooked up on those rear mufflers though
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    Yeah the mufflers need a good tuck. One has already been reshaped.

    First-low up a solid hill sounds bloody great.

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    Old rovers aint getting any cheaper...... just do it.

    Its not like they are complicated or hard to fix, not compared to anything modern anyway.
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    Cleaned up the front end and picked up a cheap winch. Got a bid on a arb front bar on ebay which I'll convert to hold the winch otherwise it'll be a custom tube winch bar.

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    Very cool! Wonder what the story is with all the Tyre Stickers lol
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    These things are life long affliction.

    I've still got my 88 with twin lockers and a bent chassis.

    Can't bring myself to get rid of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR-PUNANNY View Post
    Very cool! Wonder what the story is with all the Tyre Stickers lol
    Previous owner owns Goolwa tyres and mobility (so while getting some new kuhmos you can browse their range of mobilty scooters).



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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo510 View Post
    These things are life long affliction.

    I've still got my 88 with twin lockers and a bent chassis.

    Can't bring myself to get rid of it

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    Why would you sell it? haha

    Turbo510, What's your thoughts on longer shocks and spring spacers only (either poly or the lra ones)? This wont have any weight in it so I dont see the need for harder springs. Just want the extra clearance.

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    I've never used spacers on any of my RR's or Disco 1's. I've always run the tallest off the shelf Kings with bilsteins.

    Rides heaps better than the stock stuff and articulates really well. Have had Simex 33's on it in the past with no clearance issues.

    Rear doors are cut as well as the arches with the flares though.
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    $65 arb bar and a $200 supercentre winch. The winch mount was pretty simple to build, just had to notch bottom part to fit the drum.

    Just needs a blast and paint, then bolt her on and she's ready for some wheeling.



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    Awesome.

    This is pretty much how I feel about them and mostly why I haven't bought one or 6 yet.
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    You need to be careful, they multiply.

    At one stage I had two disco 1's, three RR Classics and a two door RR.

    Now I only have the one 88 RR left. It's stashed up at a mates farm and I try not to think about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo510 View Post
    I've never used spacers on any of my RR's or Disco 1's. I've always run the tallest off the shelf Kings with bilsteins.

    Rides heaps better than the stock stuff and articulates really well. Have had Simex 33's on it in the past with no clearance issues.

    Rear doors are cut as well as the arches with the flares though.
    I'll probably just save up for some kings and some sort of longer shocks. Cheers.

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    Aaand fitted. All works well except for free spool. Guy said he never used it so its probably jammed. Just needs a small lift and muddies for the e-fame.




    Brothers Gq pootrol, goes anywhere with enough petrol lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by da9jeff View Post
    Brothers Gq pootrol, goes anywhere with enough petrol lol.
    I bought a GQ to replace my RR. The Rangie just doesnt have enough space for extended camping trips with the family on board.

    Mines a TD42 that I have turbo'd. Goes twice the distance the RR did per litre.
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    Yeah he's building a silvertop td42 to replace the tb. He's a heavy diesel fitter so won't cost much to end up with a good rig.

    I would like to do Vic high country this year and if dad's well enough hopefully he can drive the rangie over.

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    Bit of a 4wd working bee over the weekend. I finished off the cargo barrier (forgot pics) so its now a 2 seater while the brother got stuck into his gq extra cab conversion (wagon+ute rear firewall)

    Since the last post its copped the winch and winch bar, home made snorkel, tjm roof rack probably from a patrol modded to fit (rrc roof is 150mm wider surprisingly), $50 supercheap light bar, and a quick oil change and grease job. Only thing left on the list is a dual battery setup just due to the starter battery being so small, only a compact n70.

    Total cost is currently around the $1200 mark (including car!). With enough fuel she should be a reasonable tourer/bush pig. Hopefully get it out this winter.





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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo510 View Post
    I bought a GQ to replace my RR. The Rangie just doesnt have enough space for extended camping trips with the family on board.

    Mines a TD42 that I have turbo'd. Goes twice the distance the RR did per litre.
    +1 to this. I've got my 93RRC with a 4.6 and a Few other bits and pieces for sale at the moment. Have replaced it with a GUIV ST-L now the kids are getting bigger.

    Took the Rangie for one last spin the other night and it feels like an MX5 compared to the GUIV

    Will miss the old petrol to noise conversion unit when it's gone

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    110% approval on this purchase and mods. Warms my heart to see so many old rangie tragics tucked away on PF.
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