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  1. I'm using BFG muds and have played around with tyre pressures a lot. I'm a big fan of running low tyre pressures when laning - much more comfortable and much more grip. Using a slightly narrower rim gives more confidence on not losing a bead (but to be fair I've only done that when competing). I disagree on tyre pressures, its much better to run lower pressures when laning - more comfort, more grip, less damage (risk of spinning a tyre). Don't forget a 35 x 12.5 x 15 has a lot more air and sidewall than a standard 235/85 x 16 (around two thirds more) so you need to allow for that when working out the best pressure. I've got an on board air system with tank which matches most forecourt compressors for speed to reinflate for longer road use.
  2. I'm running the 35 x 12.5 x 15 on an 8 inch rim with no issues. Generally I lane at about 15 psi in the tyres and have had no issues whatsovere. Equally shove the pressures up and you can do long motorway journeys just as easily. I would prefer a narrower tyre but the extra height of the 35's is worth the width (and loss of turning circle). I'm not too far from Newbury (just outside of Oxford) if you wanted a look.
  3. I'm running 35 x 12.5 x 15 BFG muds on my 90 with a 2 inch lift. Works very well other than a tendency to stall in 1st. They balance up very well and are reasonably quiet (as you will know).
  4. The numbers stamped on the forgings are the non machined part numbers HRC1197 on the a-frame mounting, from memory you will see HRC1705 and HRC 1706 on the a-frame arms.
  5. Here is a link to the 2.8 TGV manual, not sure if ti will help? http://landrover.narod.ru/DEFENDER/TGVWorkshop_Manual.pdf
  6. As someone who worked for Adwest about 20 years ago, I know that about one third of all Adwest recon boxes failed within twelve to eighteen months. Fundamentally once you have wear on the sector shaft then the box will always leak again. I don't know if anyone is machining up new sector shafts etc., but I would put money on the failure rate of recon boxes nowadays being just the same as it was. Mind you looking at the prices its probably worth going recon and hoping you get one of the two thirds that doesn't fail!
  7. I'd say that's the remains of a cap that has worn through - bet if you check the sump you'll find some bits in there!
  8. Koni on my heavy 110 Dormobile - absolutely great.
  9. Having got a 6x6 they are great, but there are are a few issues to consider - it will almost certainly be over 3.5 tonne, so will be an HGV! Mine was, but had been run on a Class 7 MOT (illegally) for years, and before that it was mobile plant and so had never been plated. It took me six months with DVLA to get it down rated to 3.5 tonne (which makes life much simpler). However it is great - go for it!
  10. Talking to someone about these the fronts are the arches only, they don't come with the inner section like the OE ones. This mean you need to cut up your old ones to have the inner section when you fit them, makes it a bit of a non-reversible job!
  11. Here's the link to the Gazette appointing the liquidator: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2911762
  12. I'm running 35/12.5 x 15 BF Goodrich on zero offset rims. They are actually very good, I have the wider arches and its quite reasonable.
  13. I have already checked this with Admin as I know IVA is a contentious issue. According to the latest update on 10th October on the Government website all vehicles over 10 years old are exempt from any IVA: https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-approval/exemptions-from-vehicle-approval 2. Exemptions from vehicle approval You don’t need vehicle approval for: heavy goods vehicles (more than 3,500kg maximum weight) over 25 years old light goods vehicles (3,500kg maximum weight or less) over 10 years old cars and minibuses with 8 passenger seats or less (not including the driver) over 10 years old At this point I shall step back, but I hope this is a useful for some folks!
  14. The option I've done in the past is to lift the carpets as much as possible without removing them, but taking off the dorr trims, and then cut the insulation underneath out, and remove that to dry it. That gets 80% of the wet out immediately and allows the water to drain down from the higehr areas of insulation. Once dry the insulation can go back in and nobody knows about the cuts.
  15. I've just collected one in my trailer. Two of us could barely lift it, so no chance of getting it on the roof!
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