Wiper Blades, Ball joints, and Brakes

Wiper Blades

are such a small thing, but this post can really apply to many small things.


Wiper Blades are one of those items where you have a huge option in price variance, according to consumer reports, the cheapest perform as well as the most expensive as long as they are changed often.  I find blades (vs traditional wipers) work a bit better on the L322 at high speeds as the wipers tend to lift at about 80mph. ( While 80MPH is illegal on much of the east coast, it is the speed limit throughout much of the desert and west. )

I would go to RockAuto.com and pick up about 4 full sets of blades on sale for my L322.  They cost about $5 each and are easy to replace.  And I would replace them every six months to a year to keep that streak free shine.

I am stickler for a clean windshield, so cleaning your windshield off at each gas stop will help the blades work better by ensuring good content.  I lift the blades up so debris falls off the blades.

Getting blades or windshield wipers replaced by a dealer can cost a lot whether you drive a P38a or L405 getting blades at rock auto and changing them out yourself makes a lot of sense.  I also want to disclose this is not a sponsored post, rock auto does have great prices on wiper blades, and brakes.


Brakes are another thing where keeping on top of your pads will make a big difference down the line.  I would replace your brake pads every 2 years or earlier.  Get cheap pads from rock auto and just replace them.  Pads are so easy to replace it’s important to stay on-top of them because the rotors on the Rover are a bit more difficult, especially the rears which have the parking drum built in.

If your truck has clunks it can be due to a few things but often it is the ball joints and just tightening the roll bars.  ball joints do go quite often on a rover.  This is another item where rock auto is great.  Picking up bump stops get all of them at once, switch out each link per side at the same time on a rack, you’ll be good to go and out the door with 1k more dollars in your pocket than a dealer.

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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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