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  1. mach5 wheel mod

    It is a grey area, as bead locks are not legal (as in DOT approved), but split rims are. You cannot see from the outside what it is, so claiming ignorance tends to work. I think though if you start looking, any wheel (like tyres) that is not DOT approved is illegal. Almost no one, including the IVA man seem to know or understand the rules, or even know what a bead lock is. The IVA man will know about DOT approved though. A Hutchinson double bead lock wheel (which is a split rim with an insert) is advertised as being the only DOT approved bead lock available. Daan
  2. mach5 wheel mod

    I doubt any of his wheels are E marked. The only difference between the beadlock and the non beadlock is that the non beadlock does not have the lip on the rim to lock the bead. You could cut this off or claim ignorance. I would just run them anyway as the beadlock is safer, being a run flat sort of wheel. With wheels it is a case of legal untill they fall off. If you think they are safe, then run them. Daan
  3. Tyres Sizes on a Series Land Rover

    Interesting, you could fit pvc inserts and you have double beadlocks. Groeten, Daan
  4. That should go together ok. I would suggest splitting the inlet and exhaust manifold; warming up the inlet manifold is only helping when it is -10 or so, otherwise you loose efficiency. I used the 2.25 exhaust manifold, cut it it down in this area and welded a plate on top of it. Daan
  5. The "Pass the Bucket" 4x4 For Sale on Ebay Thread

    It takes all sorts, doesnt'it? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LANDROVER-SERIES-3-V8-LOWERED-RAT-ROD-DEFENDER-RWD-CONVERTED/182685562189?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107083358%26meid%3D37a49cf919444bb9a2d7580db7ee8cc1%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D3%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D311837914750 Daan
  6. Tyres Sizes on a Series Land Rover

    What are those wheels off? Daan
  7. found via facebook, not cheap by the way: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282572104314?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649&clk_rvr_id=1264756307092&rmvSB=true It looks like my landy is valuable, or is that just wish full thinking? Daan
  8. Half Shafts - Trimming to Length?

    You will probably solve the problem by cutting them down, but the next problem is that they will get pushed out while driving; The plastic cap wont hold it and your wheels will get covered in oil. This I have had myself. You could try to create a splined spacer behind the drive member to prevent this from happening. I must say though that the narrower hub is a bad design for many reasons: there is less spline engagement as you noticed and the bearings a re closer together which gives less strength. I don't think the shafts from the link above will work. They are most probably from a rover axle and longer than the salisbury shafts. If they are from a salisbury axle, they will work. Daan
  9. Reading it back, the 3 bearing and 5 bearing bell housing are different in the oil seal area, plus the starter motor issue. The 380 has a different stud pattern as well I think, so you probably need a 300 tdi bell house on the engine. Daan
  10. Little sideline in Mini Marcos body panels? Daan
  11. This is not a good time to get personal! Daan
  12. Autonomous Land Rovers by end of 2017

    Knowing the reliabilty of the electrics on my landy, I wouldn't want lives depending on it somehow.