|By cartner on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 07:06 pm: Edit|
Didn't LR use the Freelander in the CT? What mods did they have to do I wonder. Anyone know? I think it could be a good truck, and I'm sure someone in the aftermarket will figure out a way to get better traction with lockers or something for offroad. its a nice little rover, but a bit pricey, although, I often wonder why the Disco is so costly, then I remember the guts of the truck. Perhaps its a similar thing with the Freelander. THoughts?
|By Glenn Guinto (Glenn) on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 11:57 pm: Edit|
I have the CT video(tierra del fuego) with the Freelanders. Quite a capable little truck. They have roof-mounted lights (4 of them) enlcosed in a one-piece shell thingy attached on the roof. Looked good. They have reinforced(?) skid plates, bars and winch. They drove through snow, dessert, and some mud. I guess it's a good contender in its class.
|By Dave on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 09:57 am: Edit|
Whatr about lack of transfer case? How do you get around that?
Do the video show lot's of tires spinning?
|By cartner on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 10:50 am: Edit|
I bet Rover will have an "optional for a kidney"
locker you can get....at least soon.
|By Axel Haakonsen (Axel) on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 12:18 pm: Edit|
The Freelander has a transfer case with a viscous coupling, but no low gear.
|By cartner on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 10:18 am: Edit|
Wonder if you can PUT a low gear in...like maybe that rock crawler box for the disco, who makes that thing? ANyway, I bet someone makes someething that will fit somewhere...
|By chris browne on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 12:22 pm: Edit|
Freelander is pretty simply a modified final drive that normally goes to the Front wheels only (see Rover 827), runs to a IRD a viscous coupling to the rear wheels. Initally at least the rear final drive ration was different to the front...makes me wonder if thats the reason so many freelanders had tire wear problems
|By Javier Velador (Jvelador) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 02:54 pm: Edit|
BTW, it was the 1998 Camel Trophy (Tierra del Fuego). It was the last CT that LR provided the vehicles. The final CT was 1999 with Honda CRVs (blah!).
I have two screen savers that I downloaded from LR's site in Dec 1998. Email me if you want either or both. Note, the screensavers don't like WinNT/Win2000, only Win 95 through WinME. They have very cool pics of the Freelander in that CT.
(jvelador at yahoo dot com)
|By David Gage (Davidg) on Friday, December 07, 2001 - 11:37 am: Edit|
Here's a picture of a 98 CT Freelander at Billing back in July
|By Ho Chung (Ho) on Friday, December 07, 2001 - 02:35 pm: Edit|
wonder if those wheels would fit a disco2...
|By David Gage (Davidg) on Friday, December 07, 2001 - 03:51 pm: Edit|
Don't know Ho, But we can check measurments when mine gets here....
Been trying to locate the source for the light pod too..
|By Bluegill (Bluegill) on Friday, December 07, 2001 - 04:00 pm: Edit|
|By cartner on Friday, December 07, 2001 - 04:40 pm: Edit|
yeah, that light pad is sweeet. look good on the roof of a Disco if it was mounted well, like under a higher roofrack, like a hannibal or a Brownchurch..
|By Phillip Perkinson (R0ver4x4) on Friday, December 07, 2001 - 11:25 pm: Edit|
reminds me of an X-Terra especailly the wheels
|By Javier Velador (Jvelador) on Saturday, December 08, 2001 - 01:34 pm: Edit|
Oops, you all probably caught it. But there was no CT in 1999 and the final CT, using Honda CRVs was 2000.
|By Steve (Steve2) on Saturday, December 08, 2001 - 02:01 pm: Edit|
read in a LRO a few months back - the light pod/rack combo is 1300gbs - or $1950.00! makes the adventure rack look cheap!!
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