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!

Cliff

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L322 eBook Now Available on Amazon
Nov07

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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Off Road Rover under DDOS attack
Mar27

Off Road Rover under DDOS attack

Unfortunately we may have had to block some good traffic to survive a DDOS attack which is unfortunately on-going.  Please pardon any throttling or blocks right now as we persevere through this attack.  We have removed alpha functionality at this point to preserve up-time.

 

Thanks and Happy Easter!

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Air Springs Leaking – on bump stops – raising slowly – suspension fault 30 MPH max – Cheap Air springs
Feb15

Air Springs Leaking – on bump stops – raising slowly – suspension fault 30 MPH max – Cheap Air springs

UPDATE: Bilstien has doubled the price of their airsprings!

 

How can I tell if my air springs are leaking? Why is my air suspension on bump stops?  These are common question on many Range Rover forums.   To make this post get to the point the most common failure for RR air suspension will be the front airsprings. The struts are not controlled by the air suspension, but dampen the air bags which replace regular springs.  Adaptive Dynamic struts are also not controlled by air but by ferromagnetic fluid and a computer which controls the viscosity of the fluid via magnetic field.

REPLACE BOTH OF YOUR FRONT AIRSPRINGS

If you suddenly find your truck on bump stops it, is almost assuredly one of the two front airsprings went.  “but the whole car is on bump stops”  The computer will lower all four corners to bump stops once it has found an airspring leaking, although sometimes just the front or rear will drop.

DON’T CONTINUE TO USE YOUR AIR SUSPENSION UNTIL THE SPRINGS ARE FIXED

There is a whole bunch of wallet hurt if you try to raise an airsuspension that is leaking because the air compressor wasn’t built for that and it might throw a hard code that only special LR focused computers can clear — autozone won’t help you here… In short if you try to raise your truck and hear some clanking in the back it is the air compressor killing itself.

WHERE DO I GET THE PARTS, CHEAPLY

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Is Selling a Car With Bank Transfer Safe — Not Necessarily

On Full Fat RR today someone asked if it was safe to sell a car with a bank transfer, the short answer is no.  One of the most common scams is when someone doesn’t wire money but instead deposits a check in another branch, or deposits an echeck those both can later bounce.  In fact you can withdraw the whole amount and put it into another account, but if it’s a bad check you will be responsible to repay that even out of another account (in the USA).

The best way to do this is with a cashiers check at a bank.  A wire transfer should be positively confirmed a wire transfer as they can electronic check can appear the same way.

 

Take-Aways:

  1. Keep the title, but release car, until the echeck, deposit to another branch, or “wire” clears or until you can positviely verify the transaction was a wire and not a deposit or e check.
  2. Internet escrow and wiring payment to pay for a car is almost always a scam.
  3. The more you can do at the bank the better, from meeting, cashing the check of the buyer (out of their account) and taking cash directly from bank, the better in my opinion.

 

 

 

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