Sliding Load Bed

Reaching stuff in the rear load bed was difficult enough, but once the canopy was fitted I knew it would become even more difficult.  Because of this I needed a solution that would allow easy access to the full load bed without wasting space.

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Whispbars

The Wildtrak Ranger comes fitted with roofrails and I wanted to make use of them.  I don’t like the look of many of the roofbars on the market as they sit high and have a big impact on fuel consumption and noise.

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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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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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