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Welcome New Members!

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9 years 6 months ago - 9 years 6 months ago #5621 by Scott
Replied by Scott on topic Re:Welcome New Members!
Gavin wrote:

Hey everyone!

I'm brand new to the SCLR and very much look forward to meeting up with you all in the not too distant future somewhere out in the desert. My fiance and I recently picked up a Range Rover Sport and can't wait to see what it can do (though from all the photos, maybe we should have gotten an LR3 for off-road prowess?) The RR is completely stock, and it's wheels are way to pretty/shiny to take off-road. So, before I venture out into the sand and get a couple of flats trying to reach you guys, I figure the first thing to do is outfit it with some more capable shoes. Any recommendations of shops in the San Diego area for the basic essentials for off-roading? Obviously, I'm pretty new to this, but really don't want this vehicle only going to and from Whole Foods. It really needs some dirt on it.

Any help would be appreciated, and thanks!
Gavin


Welcome! Don't let new shoes keep you from the new member run next month. You will be ok with stock tires.

As for getting outfitted with new wheels there is not much of an offroad wheel aftermarket for newer LL/RRS. If you have stock 18" rims you are ok and you can search for spares on Ebay, they come up from time to time, sometimes in full sets if you have if you need all 4. You can find some 19" tires but the list is much shorter.

Other gear most of us get from all over the place once you start to figure out what you need for what you plan to do. But you will see soon that it never ends once hooked and you can always find something else you need.

The best way is to get out on the trail with us and you will have many mentors.

Scott Horsley
SCLR President 2012-2014
2006 LR3

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9 years 6 months ago #5622 by JimBiram
Replied by JimBiram on topic Re:Welcome New Members!
Wheels are somewhat problematic with some of the Sports, especially due to the Brembo brakes on the supercharged versions. Rob Broeren, one of our members searched far and wide to find 18" wheels, as there are no stock LR wheels that will fit in that situation. He ended up finding an American Racing wheel that worked without hitting the brake caliper housing. I believe he had to turn the caliper around as well. Another source is Compomotive Wheels in the UK. Below is an email from them last fall to Rob about the wheels. Rob is a wealth of information on the subject of wheels for the Sport. You can get his email from the Clubhouse directory.

COMPOMOTIVE LATEST NEWS

DUE TO INCREASED DEMAND WE ARE LOOKING TO CAST A ‘SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION’ RUN OF THE PD1880 8X18 (PLEASE SEE ATTACHED)

THE PD1880 8X18 MANUFACTURED WILL BE NOW BE AVAILABLE IN OFFSETS RANGING FROM ET35 UPTO ET50 TO SUIT A LARGE RANGE OF 4X4, OFFROAD, SUV & RALLYRAID VEHICLES i.e. RANGE ROVER SPORT (fitted with BREMBO brakes), VW TOURAREG, PORSCHE CAYENNE, FORD KUGA, HONDA HRV, NISSAN QUASHQAI, VW TIGUAN, RAV 4, VOLVO XC90 & MANY MORE 5 BOLT FIXINGS FROM 5X100 UPTO 5X130.

MANUFACTURED FROM PRIMARY HEAT TREATED ALUMINIUM AS ALL OUR MOTORSPORT WHEELS & AVAILABLE IN SILVER, WHITE, GOLD, GREY OR BLACK.

FINISHED WHEELS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER 2010 HOWEVER THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF WHEELS BEING MANUFACTURED SO THEY WILL BE SOLD ON A ‘FIRST COME’ BASIS.

PLEASE CONTACT US NOW SHOULD YOU REQUIRE FURTHER INFORMATION, BEST PRICES & TO RESERVE WHEELS


Components Automotives 73 Limited
4/6 Wulfrun Industrial Estate
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV10 6HG

tel: 00 44 1902 311499 fax: 00 44 1902 715213

email: [email protected] web: www.comp.co.uk

Every Day is a good day surfing...some are just better than others
2005 Java Black LR3
K6JKB

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9 years 6 months ago #5624 by 1016
Replied by 1016 on topic Re:Welcome New Members!
Thanks guys for your responses. I went into a nearby Off-Road shop and the guy laughed when I asked about new wheels! It seems the market is only for 22" chrome spinner wheels... I didn't realize it would be this tough right off the bat.

I did check out the Compomotive site, and have been in contact with them. Either way, I do plan on making it to the new member run next month, and I'm sure I'll have many more questions then.

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9 years 5 months ago #5654 by 1021
Replied by 1021 on topic Re:Welcome New Members!
Hi all,

New guy here to SCLR. Not new to LRR, LRO and D-90 Source forums. 5 years ago I bought a stock Beluga Black D1 LE w/ Chrome bumpers w/ 97K miles. Now, after the help of C-List, E-Bay and other LR forum members, I have a: 98 D1 with 119K miles with 3" HD Ironman suspension lift, HiCountry sliders, ARB Bumper w/ a 12.5K TuffStuff winch over steelies wrapped w/ 265/75/16 Good Year MTR's, Fr and Rr Diff covers, HD Drag link w/ raised relocation, Safari snorkel w/ custom air box for K&N cold air intake and Hella 550's and fogs. Need a custom rear bumper to finish it off.?

I'm looking forward to meeting some of you in Borrego next month and the rest of you later.

D1Rovin

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9 years 4 months ago #5786 by 1031
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Hello SCLR!!

New member Ted Hill and my wife Nicole. New to the Land Rover community. Recently purchased a 1999 Disco 2 and LOVE IT!

Very excited to learn from all you seasoned vets and be a part of this great group!

Thanks for the warm welcomes!

Ted

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9 years 3 months ago #5788 by Frank_B
Replied by Frank_B on topic Re: Welcome New Members!
Ted and Nicole-

As a former president of the club, Welcome to SCLR.
I think you'll find SCLR is a great group of seasoned veterans, each of them ready, willing and able to help out with anything they can.

I look forward to meeting you and Nicole out on the trail.

Working on keeping it shiny side up!

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