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Overland Journal Project Rover Discovery 4 (LR4)

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As many of you the Overland Journal staff likes Land Rovers, the solid-axle, coil-sprung variety. Our vehicles include a 1991 1995 DI (5-speed), Defender DII, Series IIa, We have all seen Land take a completely different to vehicle design and systems those classic, Camel era machines.

I had all but discounted the new offerings, but my opinion on the Land Rovers changed I purchased a Range Rover for my wife (Stephanie is the designer of Journal) and then subsequently a month-long trip in Australia a Discovery 3 (LR3).

From our into the outback of Australia. We thousands of miles in a well-used LR3 ARB and had no issues, not even a flat.

was improving rapidly for Land and these trucks were outperforming earlier models in conditions (especially cross-axle The final aha moment came a chat with Ray Dinardi, Manager of Land Rover Las He was showing me his collection of classic BMW and indicated that the area he was all these cool bikes to be LR service bays.

He said that in 2006, had 25 technicians and worked 7 days a on warranty work and repairs. The of the new Land Rovers has increased so that he now employes only six This is big news – Land Rovers seem to be reliable.

I really enjoy Stephanie’s Range Rover, so when I considering what my next would be, I reviewed the available We had bought a JK Wrangler Rubicon drove it all the way to Panama), and of course I my Discovery I, but it is becoming more of an decoration than daily It is also important that we new products and new vehicles, so I decided to dip my toe the dark and foreboding pool of overland vehicles.

We considered several modern but none seemed interesting. We had modifying and working with Rubicons for several years, so it was to change it up.

We obtained a 2012 LR4 for and put it through the paces. I really it.

With the successful test, the was made to build a modern Rover into a serious vehicle. It is surprising how many are available for the LR4, so we made a of solutions that would concerns with the stock for long-distance remote travel. Rover provided a 2012 LR4 for the and we wasted no time cutting

The goal was to have the LR4 mostly by SEMA.

It is silver with a tan

Land Rover just a similar vehicle (although half-way around the world. I a few of the drivers from that and they told me the trucks did – no major issues. Rover Millionth Discovery

I respect that Land still supports significant expeditions like this.

details on planned modifications and later today. We also forward to learning from who have already modified and LR4s. Post up your and ideas.

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