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Old November 23rd, 2009, 06:13 PM
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Your on Bill. My D90 is 100% stock right down to the BFG ATs (ok, to be fair it does have bilsteins, but it is stock springs etc.) next ROVERS Trials Event in Robesonia.
Yeah, I love the smack talk. When is this event?
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 06:21 PM
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Yeah, I love the smack talk. When is this event?
Spring, I think. Edit: I could shoot myself. It is you're on. Not your on.

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> Next ROVERS Trials Event in Robesonia

Hmmm. Hafta put mud tires on for that. Lemme know.
Mud tires are cheating. Stock for stock.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 06:25 PM
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I dunno but I'm going. Just to see this. Does Bill get an extra shunt on account of the long wheelbase? The 90 is shorter and narrower and has a much larger and more aggressive stock tire and much better approach, departure, and breakover angles. The RR has TC on the rear axle. So if it is an offroad situation and discounting driver skillor lack thereof, the 90 should have the advantage in the typical ARC-type RTV trials event. If it is a road rallye, time speed distance sort of thing then my money's on the RR. Or it could be some combination of the two. If there is ever a race to determine who can spend the most time getting to the MAR I know I can claim the current record at 12 hours from DC to Pearl's Pond.

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 06:49 PM
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Does Bill get an extra shunt on account of the long wheelbase?
Does this answer it?
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I'll put my stock EAS Lawib up against a stock Defender any day.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 06:59 PM
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You drive through a bunch of sticks (two PVC poles with flags). LWBs get a shunt on certain parts per the rules. If he is running muds, I will fit the old series wheels with 30in bias ply traction tires and turn in the steering stops on the D90.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 07:11 PM
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Yeah I have done one of those at the MAR.

I should have been more blunt. The answer is NO
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 08:24 PM
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What would be interesting is to make it more of a driver's challenge and do two runs each. One in my truck and one in yours and see who gets through cleanest out of the two runs. I won't take any double shunts. If I end up buying beers, well, no big loss there I guess.
I'd really like to do it using the original 205-16 Michelins. I have two (unused spares)....would like to scrounge another pair.

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One more thing. If I win the loser has to help me take the 109 apart.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 08:26 PM
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Yes I like this idea.
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Further confirmation was this week's trip to Greenville ( ~1050 miles) during which there were no EAS problems or other truck related issues. I also was happy to see about 18 mpg average.
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Bumping this blast from the past!

Bill, what's the source of this info on which pins do what on the RRC EAS? I am considering keeping the air suspension but going to a manual (at least initially) or custom control system at some point. In other words no using the RRC ECU, but hopefully all the existing pump/manifold/solenoids/plumbing.

At the very lest it would be nice to be able to set the height while I muck around with comparing it to my old frame.

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OK, I guess it's officially working again. I drove it to the Eastern Shore and back over the weekend and it worked flawlessly. Went down to access mode, up to extended and holds standard height with no problems.

No apologies to all of you who think air suspension is a boondoggle. It has proven itself worthy lo these 16-odd years.

>My LWB wouldn't stay locked above 55 mph. Dropped to highway mode.

Just as it is supposed to. I think it is supposed to go back to Standard height if it is over 35 mph for more than 5 seconds.

>Nick's (my son) newly purchased SWB had new air springs & pump replaced by the PO at 134K miles (now has 141K) along with a laundry list of other stuff...(oil cooler lines, gas tank, alternator, etc) then the SRS warning came on and they promptly donated the RR to charity...lucky for Nick. He now wants to lift it...say good buy to the springs...any way to program/bypass the EAS in a classic to get more lift?

Yes, unplug the ECU, jumper wires 1,8,26 together to start he pump and open the inlet valve. Then one by one jumper wire 10, 11, 27,28 to lift the springs to your taste. If you go too high jumper 1 and 9 and then each corner. Unplug all the jumpers. Leave the ECU unplugged. You may have to occasionally reinflate.

I carry a 4way jumper in the cubby box in case of bumpstop failure. You can usually overcome a hard fault by manually pumping up using the above process.

You don't need more lift with EAS. It will lift the truck plenty when you need it to. If you want to run giant Super Swampers, then a Classic with EAS is not the vehicle.

I'll put my stock EAS Lawib up against a stock Defender any day.

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Guilty, but I own one anyway.
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