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Winu

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About half year of collecting, chasing parts around the world, and finally suspension set is complete ;D



This is complete suspension set to Freelander 1 MY'00 L-series. It contains 87 parts to assembly so we have a quite large puzzle Wink
Now I need to check that I have all needed parts, and we are ready to begin Twisted Evil

First day will be spent at assembling four MacPherson struts - this will be a nice and clean job because we didn't use any old parts from the car. Next Freebie will be dissembled, complete old suspension (struts, lower arms, arms fixings, strut bushes ect. ) will be removed. When this will be done new lower arms will be fitted on place.
Next complete MCP struts will be fitted in to the car, new track rod ball joints and stabilizer drop links also will be fitted. Final thing is setting new Camber and Geometry values Very Happy

Special Thanks for Duncan Mansfield and Brit-car Ltd. Team for support and helping with all Genuine Land Rover Parts.

Suppliers:
- Dobinsons Springs from Australia in cooperation with MTM Profi
- Front Monroe Adventure shocks - LRDirect.com
- Rear Monroe Adventure shocks- Mailorder4x4
- Front lower Arms - LRDirect.com

mmgemini online

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Nice and clean. You're not going to get those dirty are you Arrow  Arrow

mike

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Winu

Posts: 32

 

Well... some terrain test should be perfomed Arrow

Jaytee

Posts: 2655

 

Quite a serious motor is developing here me thinks Smile

jt

Defender 110 CSW 200TDi 'Gordon'
North Yorkshire
Yorkshire 4X4 Response
Not here long so 'do it while you can'. 'Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero'

Winu

Posts: 32

 

Hmmm... serious, not so much. Arrow

New turbocharger is needed with all boost pipes (maybe IC too , i decide when i remove it), new injectors, injection pump renew/recondition maybe slight boost increase with TiT monitoring.

I need to make some protection to my fuel lines from fuel cooler... those have bad routing and fray from engine cover contact.
 


So i put it in to sleeve. Rolling Eyes




same thing with PAS and AC hoses - but here we need to use LR spacers CDU2153L and fit them on proper place (no contact between hoses)

Check my intake manifold and IC hose too






It's a little bit oily there. Not very much oil, but i think that compressor side sealing is on final road to his end. But i leave that to the end of his life and i fit new turbocharger as I planned.

Updated August 23, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Winu

Posts: 32

 

Finally lifted with dobinsons springs and monroe adventure shocks . NO inner fender cutting (about 10-15 mm space when fully dropped suspension)

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Drives perfectly. He is stick to ground on sharp turns, i observe better handling too.

new tires are on place
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New 205/80/16 MP71 AT vs old 215/65/16

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Fitted

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we have some nice extra clearance here -> 320 mm between sill and ground

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On rear he have 235 mm between lowest guard point and ground

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And on front it's 240 mm between ground and sump guard.

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Im very happy with that. Total no rubbing on inner wings, car is quiet on road. I notice some ratio change, but now he can drive itself on Idle RPM's (manual gearbox, just put in on 1st, gently loose clutch and it's drive on their own without touching accelerator )

On last weekend some off road test has been performed <img src=" src="http://www.lro.com/forum3/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif" title="Twisted Evil" /> . Sand terrain most, but all mod's works great.
New lifted suspension works perfectly, bigger tires also do the job. Everybody who want to go for some O-R fun with FL should invest in 50 mm suspension lift. Also all mantec's underbody protection works well - when clearance is over those protection plates are perfect sliders on sand/mud.

Here is a couple of photos:
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This poor TD4 Freebie burn his clutch Arrow and is winched to the top of hill...

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Anyway there was a lot of fun Arrow , car runs great. But i need to make some more alterations
- Definitely i need to put stronger clutch plate (my stock is all fine after that ) from Black Diamond
- I found an LSD rear diff, and i think that will be a good upgrade instead of stock rear open differential

But first of all i need to take care about Safety Devices Roll cage. I got great news from Sarah and Jake from Devon4x4 - my cage is ready and wait for deliver. I can't wait for that time, but I need to wait until December, my workshop and car must be prepared to quick cage install.

Updated October 16, 2012 at 5:10 PM

BermudaRover

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Thanks for the update. It's nice to be able to see the ongoing upgrades to the Freelander. Arrow

1993 Defender 110 200Tdi CSW.

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Arjan

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Interesting Reading      Arrow

Keep them coming, please Arrow

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Winu

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Thank you Smile

I'm glad that you like it. More updates  soon (with roll cage deliver & install ) Arrow

Jaytee

Posts: 2655

 

Excellent pictures and the story as your truck develops. Very interesting so do keep them coming.

Defender 110 CSW 200TDi 'Gordon'
North Yorkshire
Yorkshire 4X4 Response
Not here long so 'do it while you can'. 'Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero'

Winu

Posts: 32

 

Still working/research about mounting LSD Diff

Owners of cars to VIN 1A 576765 (about start of 2002 MY) must found a new revision of diff casing/complete diff witch incorporate a larger diff carrier bearings. You need TVK000180 or second hand diff from MY 2002-2006.

If you have car post 2002 or VIN described above you can use your old diff casing.

Main part of our modification is a Quaife QDF31K Helical LSD Diff. It cost about ~714 pounds including VAT.
By the way we should take care about other diff parts, and make a little renovation :

2 x TZZ100160 - half shafts bearings
2 x TOC100000 - half shaft sealings
1 x TZZ100150 - pinion flange bearing
1 x TXT100010 - collapsible spacer
1 x TZZ100140 - pinion bearing
2 x TZZ100170 - Diff carrier bearings
1 x FTC5258 - Pinion seal
1 x FTC5317 - pinion dust cover

Few words about bearing difference


Our new diff needs a larger bearings - D3- 41.1 mm

Freebie diffs have two types of it
TVK000180 diff carrier bearings are :
41,275 x 73,431 x 21,43 mm

Old diff revision bearings are:
38.1 x 65.08 x 18.03 mm

So in newer ones those are wider, and have larger bore. So also we will be have changes in diff casing






Also i found on web some pictures :
this is our standard two satellite open diff


And this is our new Helical LSD Diff

Much stronger than standard.

Stay tuned cheers

Jaytee

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A vicious LSD in Dennis 2 would be awesome but I fear well out of my payscale Arrow

Updated October 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Defender 110 CSW 200TDi 'Gordon'
North Yorkshire
Yorkshire 4X4 Response
Not here long so 'do it while you can'. 'Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero'

kiltedchico

Posts: 112

 

Hi Lukas.  Excellent thought out project.  All the extras fitting snugly and neatly into place. Really shows what can be done with a bit of thought and time. Keep the posting the pictures.  If you are ever in the vicinity of Gibraltar on your European travels, let me know. Would be great to meet up.   Quick question,  "have you managed to find a raised air intake for a Freelander  1 " ?

 I found out today , to carry out any modifications in Spain, you have to produce a project, present it to the Traffico Engineering department, if agreed, it costs €450 for the licence to start modifying your car. !!!   All a car owner is allowed to do is add two low level front lights, ................... (if there are only two driving lights fitted ),, and fit wider tyres, on the original rims with out submitting a Project !

 

Kiltedchico Arrow

kiltedchico
1996 300Tdi 90 SW.(LHD)
2005 Td4 5 door HSE Freelander 1

Winu

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No, i didn't make a raised air intake. I got an older engine (Rover L-Series), and with this type of engine/chassis, snorkel is a quite difficult to made. Mantec snorkels are only for 1A Chassis and V6/TD4 engines.

I think that I use a "Camel Trophy" style intake Smile

Winu

Posts: 32

 

And this is it cheers Safety Devices Roll Cage for 5dr Freelander - CT style.


Full set


Very nice brand, will be look good behind rear side window Wink



Center bar (B - post) and one of side bars


Protection padding



New dashboard side wall - unpainted (will be also black)


Here the side pipe comes down to floor

It is a perfect sized to the car. We try to put one of the bars for try-up, but it's not possible without removing trim panels Smile

I would like to thanks Sarah and Jake from D44 Smile, I'm relay impressed about service quality and I appreciate that they keep it until we're ready to get it. .
THANK YOU! Very Happy

Winu

Posts: 32

 

Cage waiting for spring, but here we've got some for long, cold winter evenings. ;wink . A donor differential for my Torsen LSD diff project.

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Very nice DANA 51441/4756- from beginning of production new "uprated" rear diff for Freelander.

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Precisely it is from January 2002 , 3.21 ratio, 45 teeth crown and 14 teeth pinion.

Good quality of casing. No sights of any damage, also rear cover looks good - of course all of that is to restoration, cleaning and painting.
Pinion also didn't have backslashes, so maybe new Ashcroft's pinion & crown wouldn't be needed, but decision will be made after complete disassembly .

Few words about numbers for successors :

From numbers stamped on side of casing we're interest of:
47098 174-002

47098 - old model from MY'98-02 , smaller differential carrier bearings : 38.1 x 65.08 x 18.03 mm
51441 - new uprated model from vin 2A374725 MY'02-06 larger differential carrier bearings: 41,275 x 73,431 x 21,43 mm

For quaife torsen diff we need second type.

Stay tuned Arrow

Jaytee

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Good to hear from you again. The project continues Arrow. Very interesting Arrow

Defender 110 CSW 200TDi 'Gordon'
North Yorkshire
Yorkshire 4X4 Response
Not here long so 'do it while you can'. 'Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero'

Winu

Posts: 32

 

Yip, continiues - i must spent my money on something Arrow Arrow

We're fit SD roll cage on early spring, next step is interior retrim. Project is ready:

Black leather steering wheel & gear knob, finished with red stitch.

Black/smokestone interior with black leather seats finished with red stitch corresponding to red "dot" on Safety Devices logo (put on safety harness)

All put together should look great Arrow

and meanwhile i will build a new diff. It should be ready for autmn/winter 2013 Arrow

Updated January 11, 2013 at 11:31 PM

BermudaRover

Posts: 750

 

Great to see the on going upgrades. You're setting a high standard for those who may attempt to follow!

Great job Winu! Arrow

Craig

1993 Defender 110 200Tdi CSW.

www.bermudarover.com

Winu

Posts: 32

 

I'm glad that you like itArrow

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