1993 Land Rover Range Rover
Full picture set is hereThis going to sound crazy but this old high mileage rover has been one of the most reliable vehicles we’ve had in the stable so far (maybe we’ve just had some crappy cars?). It’s never left us stranded and I’ve never hesitated to fire it up and drive off into the wilderness. The previous owner told us that it had the head gaskets done under his ownership and engine bay evidence would lead me to believe him unfortunately I don’t have any records of this other than that it still runs great and doesn’t use any coolant or an abnormal amount of oil between changes. Speaking of oil changes we’ve done those every 4-5k with synthetic rotella who knows what happened before we got it but again it’s still working so something must have been done right. Trans works great no issues whatsoever so does the 4x4 system including low range. It wasn’t always that way so let me give you a bit of history. On our way back from California around abouts Bend OR we realized that something was not working with the 4x4 when we nearly got it stuck way up a snowy mountain pass. We stopped in at a local rover shop (incredible coincidence that there’d be a rover shop on our route) and they agreed something was wrong but without taking it all apart they couldn’t really tell us except that yes it seemed that the front axle wasn’t being powered. They advised us that if it ain’t broke don’t fix it this far from home and we cut out the rest of the planned trip and headed directly back to Reading PA with absolutely zero issues except for a bad coil wire that cropped up as we rolled through the first rain storm somewhere in Nebraska luckily we had brought a spare. Back home the entire front axle was dis-assembled and the problem became evident immediately. At some point there had been a failure of the passenger side outer CV joint so some crazy-ass went through all the trouble of taking it apart removing the broken CV cage and balls and re-assembling it without it leaving the axle in place incredible show of pennywise and pound foolish repair work. While that was apart everything on both sides of the front axle was replaced all new seals at least one good used replacement swivel housing due to damage from the metal debris from the broken joint re-shimmed swivel pins the works. Around the same time it also got the fancy-pants RTE stainless tie rod and drag link setup and the RTE steering damper relocation kit as well as an OEM Discovery 2 steering damper I have a terra-firma one you can have too but in my opinion it was way too stiff and probably killed the steering box. Right the steering box thats got maybe 2000 miles on it probably less and is from http://www.meridianautoparts.com/ very highly reccomended rebuilder and it’s worked great since no leaks! The truck came with the air suspension removed and replaced with OME medium duty springs (pretty sure thats what they were they amazingly still have the tags on them so I can check and report back if need be). I got a good deal on a set of Bilstein 7100 shocks 10” travel 360/80 valving from a range rover classic and bought the required lower mounts from RTE and rigged up a set of stock Discovery 2 shock towers. The heim joints they usually come with have been replaced with polyurethane bushings so no maddening rattling noise to worry about just a nice controlled firm ride Ideally you’d want to do the rear conversion to match but it’s not 100% necessary at this point drives just fine as-is. Also added the driving lights around that time they’re hella rallye 4000’s with an aftermarket HID kit they throw off some light to say the least. Also has Hella H4 conversion headlights and upgraded wiring with a nice little relay box from a Saab. Also comes with a big box of spares ECU airflow meter think theres a distributor in there? It’s all yours. Not sure if there’s much else to mention next on my list was a set of rock sliders to replace the stock side steps as they’re in pretty sad shape at this point but never got around to it. Oh also has a set of Tactical Rovers diff guards http://www.tacticalrovers.com/Products.html super heavy duty really nice product. The interior was another project it was pretty good when we got it but the radio wasn’t working and the memory seat controller had gone wrong. It’s got a good used seat controller that I repaired and replaced the battery in (look it up if you’re not familiar very common issue that’s really expensive to fix!) Radio works as good as it ever did the CD changer even works occasionally and I’ve got a few spare magazines that’ll come with for all your baller 90’s CDs. Leather is all in great shape with just a bit of patina the drivers side armrest having the largest amount of wear. The big draw is the complete lack of rust on this thing it’s incredible no rust whatsoever anywhere other than the front corner of the hood where for some reason all RRC’s get rusty and it’s been touched up so that you can’t even really tell unless you’re looking for it. The paint is pretty bad but you’re not going to have to worry about the ABS pump falling through the fender from rust like most of the trucks left in the northeast. This is a genuine California car since new I found a Raiders Bic lighter under one of the seats. It’s also never been driven in the snow or salt since we’ve owned it always got put in the garage for the winter months ‘cause that just seemed like a mean thing to do to it at this point in it’s life. We love this Rover but we're having to cull the herd due to a divorce-type situation. Tim Robbins please forgive us. Feel free to email with any questions or to set up a showing I’m positive there are more things I can’t recall that have been done.