Monitoring & Diagnostics – Part 1

With the increasing complexity of modern vehicles a DIY diagnostic solution, in your toolbox, is as important as a set of spanners.  So, why is this part 1?  Well this is a complex area and I shall continue to a research a wide variety of options.  This post will focus,…

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Wind deflectors

One of the great pleasures of travelling is experiencing the sights and sounds of other countries.  Sometimes we can’t actually stop, as we pass through towns and villages, and so we tend to drive with our windows open so that we can speak to the locals, hear the sounds and…

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Raised Air Intake (Snorkel)

One of the first modifications I wanted to make to Arbie was to fit a Raised Air Intake or Snorkel.  Although the Ranger has a ‘class leading’ wading depth of 800mm I wanted some extra comfort when crossing deep water and we do intend to revisit Iceland where water crossings are…

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Planned modifications and kit

I have no intention of converting Arbie into a Mad Max Armageddon machine as I wish to keep him as standard as possible.  This will make it easier for servicing, getting parts and limit insurance problems.  However listed here are a few modifications that I want to do and kit that…

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Smart phone holders

On my previous vehicle we made extensive use of our iPhones.  I used mine to control the GoPros and/or act as a backup sat nav.  We would use Belinda’s to stream music or control a camera as and when we wanted to use two.  As such we wanted them accessible and…

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Tyre Choice

On my previous vehicle (Discovery 300 TDi) I fitted Goodyear Wrangler MT/Rs.  This was mainly because I originally used the car for pay and play days and some extreme-ish greenlaning.  They we a 70-30 off/on road tyre and performed well.  However they were fairly noisy, interesting in the wet and…

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