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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    as a land rover owner you wont wear out the brakes as the vehicle will be in the workshop being repaired for 80% of its life.
    Saves on fuel costs too.

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    As an aside my 80 series cruiser after having rebuilt all the calipers and replaced all the disks front and rear at great expense I would still smoke a set of front pads every warrent and rears every second.....admittedly it was on 33" tires and they work the brakes a bit harder but my driving style is no differnt to say the hilux I had on 33"s or any of the other old school trucks/utes I have had.....they just had shit brakes and a heavy vehicle with a shit automatic box.
    Thankfully things have moved on.
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    Ok so all good just my 04 L200 which I brought SH with 75000 miles on the clock has never had its brakes done while I’ve owned it and I’ve added another 75000 miles.
    Also I’d rather change a manual clutch than an auto. Plus if for some god awful reason you do brake down at lest you can tow it. Or push start a manual. Unless things have moved on there too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Ok so all good just my 04 L200 which I brought SH with 75000 miles on the clock has never had its brakes done while I’ve owned it and I’ve added another 75000 miles.
    Also I’d rather change a manual clutch than an auto. Plus if for some god awful reason you do brake down at lest you can tow it. Or push start a manual. Unless things have moved on there too?
    Yep bro, things have moved on just a little. If you can't fire the ecu up the engine won't run - period. No crash starting now, unless you have enough power to run the ECU through the pre start sequence and have enough power to keep the ECU live after the first start attempt after which you discover you don't have enough battery life to turn the thing over...

    As an aside, you need quite a powerful little jumpstart box nowadays with the new diesels, the small powerall type jumpstarter really struggles with something like a Ranger and quite often won't do it. You need the larger 1200A size for these!

 

 

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