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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Mav, Jul 30, 2009.
How the bourgeoisie live!
Portal axles - nice!
Any details on the conversion?
yip that is pretty sweet alright!
Nice color, Wheels good good. whats there size
Dana 44 with portals.
Sweet! I've read a build thread on the white 130 on one of the Land Rover sites. I thought it was a one-off; I'm off to do some research on Tibus Offroad.
(I bet they're expensive - that sort of quality kit always is.)
one portal box is around 1300 EUR.
And you need one box per hub??
plus the rims (the one in the pictures is the one off the armored Mercedes G (like the Canadians are using.), because the standard LR wheels would stick out too far and the portals would not fit.
It even has the classic LR blinkers. LOL
Gee, I didn't realize that Land Rover were making kids' toys, too.
LR 101FC converted for the Judge Dredd movie.
The 101 are really nice vehicles...
more trucks by LR
Those last pics: they better be DAMN good off-road cause they sure got hit with the ugly stick!
So bourgeois that I will be renting one rather than buying
It's a lot of money for an extra 3-4" of ground clearance. If I had the money to spare I'd do it (and a pair of ARB lockers) just for the sake of having the ultimate Land Rover.
Sadly, I'm unlikely ever to be in that position. Nice to know they're there though, and to dream.
What does it do to the road handling?
Not sure, I've never driven one on road.
One of my local club members fitted Unimog axles. The downsides are much higher unsprung mass which affects suspension and ultimately handling. This is unlikely to be such an issue with the Tibus bolt-on units which would be much lighter than the 'mog axles. The CofG would go up too, which would have an effect - this might be offset by the slightly wider track. I'll ask him next time I see him - I know that he sold the vehicle not long after building it. I think the reality was different from what he imagined.
I can't see that there would be any advantages to them for road use - apart from being able to see over the top of Transits.
From what I know they are Air activated so run like an open diff until activated with switch in cab..