Range Rover Velar

I’ve been very busy, you could even say I was in jail if you will.  I will respond to comments and add some more pictures and media and posts soon.

There is a new Range Rover Coming, the Range Rover Velar, which is a name that goes back to the first road going Range Rover prototypes that were built under the name “Velar.”

The Velar is going to sit between the Evoque and the Sport and is aggressively priced at $49,xxx.  The Velar is 189 inches and can wade up to 25″.  I have been told the Velar is loosely based on the Discovery Sport with being about 9″ longer I am not sure it is true however the wading depth is similar for the 340 hp V6.  Also new is the return of the Discovery I will do a write up of the Discovery and Discovery Sport on here soon.

This new Range Rover is very exciting and I think it will be a hit.  I will try to test drive one ASAP and perhaps get a more in-depth write up.  For now more thoughts on the Velar will be updated below.  I will reflect on the 4×4 system and more as I have time.

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L322 Third Generation Buyers Guide Range Rover Book — Releasing Tomorrow

Cliff’s Unofficial L322 ‘Full Fat’ Range Rover Buyers Guide Releases Tomorrow!  Thanks everyone who has pre-ordered the book.  Just a quick heads up though, Amazon told me I had until the 26th to make changes, but locked me out on the 26th.  SO I cannot update the book until it goes live, but we have an update in the pipeline.  Therefore there will be a quickly released update within the next few days and I hope everyone downloads that version because it is more finished.

Here is a quick reference to the book:

Thanks again!


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L322 eBook Now Available on Amazon

L322 eBook Now Available on Amazon

The first ebook from OffRoadRover.com: Cliff’s Unofficial L322 ‘Full Fat’ Range Rover Buyers Guide is now available on Amazon.


Check out the various Amazon sites for our L322 ‘Full Fat’ Range Rover Buyers Guide

Thank you for your support!

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6000 Mile Massive Coast-to-Coast to Coast-to-Coast Trip 88 Hours!

We took a Range Rover from Denver to LA to Denver to Washington DC, to Rehobeth Beach, DE, to Greenwich, CT and back to Rehobeth Beach then all the way back to Denver.  This was a massive trip going from the West Coast, Disney Land, Las Vegas, all the way to Rehobeth Beach, DE which is a beautiful small beach town without sales taxes and with great shopping.

This trip was massive, going through death valley in 129 degree start and stop traffic the Range Rover didn’t give up.  Thank God!

In the middle of nowhere, no cell phone service, the desert the Range Rover drove as she should.  The only casualty another dash light in addition to the common RR CEL. The red battery signal which forebodes the ides of march for your alternator.  She is still running.

We have done this trip in pieces but never within a week of each leg.  This trip was huge.  In fact this trip made me realize it is time to write an Range Rover Off Road ebook.  Look for it soon
it on Amazon now!

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4×4 Systems Overview: 4×4 vs AWD vs Permanent 4WD vs torque vectored vs locked vs unlocked

4×4 Systems Overview: 4×4 vs AWD vs Permanent 4WD vs torque vectored vs locked vs unlocked

The Range Rover has always featured innovated 4 wheel drive systems but there are many versions of these drive systems, in addition to the host of other Land Rover off road technology.

The first thing to note is that 2wd needs 1 open differential to ensure power is delivered smoothly around corners.  This also means that if one of those wheels has no traction the open differential sends all of the power to the wheel with the most slip!


The Range Rover’s locking elocking rear and center differentials enables progress when traction is low.

An all wheel drive system adds two more open differentials, one in the center between the fore and aft and two open differentials on each axel.  In this system again the power will go to the wheel with the most slip.  So basically if one wheel has no traction you still aren’t moving by positive power train action.

A permanent 4wd system like those employed on range rovers provide a viscous coupling in the p38a, a torsen in the 2003-2005 Range Rover, and electronic locking in the 2006-on.  The point of the (partially) locked center differential is that some power will be sent to the opposing axel so if one wheel has no traction you will still be able to move. Or if both front or both rear wheels have no or limited traction you will be able to move forward, unless truly no traction is provided and then you would need a locker, or an electronic locker.


A main difference between the h1 and the hmmvee is the differentials in the H1 are torsens and the hmmvee had lockers.  The G500 also has 3 lockers.

A 4wd system implies a true center locking center differential and a low range, although new gearing and gearboxes have made some off-roading available without low range.

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