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Old March 14th, 2015, 02:30 PM
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Defender and sankey driving basics

couple takeaways
  1. hands at 10 and 2
  2. Don't ride bikes around Land Rovers
  3. Don't be a jackhole when pulling a Sankey
  4. Never go wading without a 3D Briggs. You'll need to send one of those in the slop to recce

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Old March 14th, 2015, 04:58 PM
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what is the rear axle on this truck? Looks trussed
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Old March 14th, 2015, 05:11 PM
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what is the rear axle on this truck? Looks trussed
Ed, I have seen this truss on jeeps, specially when modified for off road use. land rover made it standrd
on a suffix military axels due to the possiblity of heavier than normal loads and of course heavy off road
punishment.
the intruduction of better steel, on the b suffix axel did away mostly with the truss. my old 87 rangie
had been trussed in such manner.
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Ed, I have seen this truss on jeeps, specially when modified for off road use. land rover made it standrd
on a suffix military axels due to the possiblity of heavier than normal loads and of course heavy off road
punishment.
the intruduction of better steel, on the b suffix axel did away mostly with the truss. my old 87 rangie
had been trussed in such manner.
thanks carlos! thats quite interesting. was the trussed axle running a rover diff?
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I've not owned a Discovery or Range Rover, only Series and a 90. I've never seen a "Land Rover" without that trussed rear axle. They all have them.
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thanks carlos! thats quite interesting. was the trussed axle running a rover diff?
Yes,thus the " A" suffix reference and once on a Salisbury fitted to an ex ambulance. Interestingly enough, only the rear seems to trussed as I have never seen it on the front . it is nothing but a 2x4 square steel cut at a bevel to fit the contour of the diff housing and anchored to the axle tube via weld, you know it can be strengthened further by drilling holes at the bottom which will act as aggregates drainage.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 10:06 AM
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I've not owned a Discovery or Range Rover, only Series and a 90. I've never seen a "Land Rover" without that trussed rear axle. They all have them.
Uh no. I have 2 130's, a 110 county, and 2 X mod trucks here and none of them have an axle trussed like pictured.
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Hmmmm...I have owned 6 series trucks and never seen a trussed axle...
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I've had about 20 old rovers and never seen a trussed axle like that either. It's cool though
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MAny series trucks came with trussed rear ends. Some with trussed fronts. The one Ed asks about though is a Wolf version of the Td5 and later 110 rear.

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Trussed rear ends were super common on the Wolf, Snatch, and other MoD trucks running around Afghanistan.
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fascinating rover trivia. Thanks for the info gents...
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That picture says it all.. the wolf 110 and 130 "pulse" (but not the wolf 90) had those trussed casings. Uses the later Td5/puma/P38 rangerover short nose diff too.

The casing isn't just a 110 axle with a bit welded on though, all the metal is thicker, as is the diff cover piece, same as the wolf front axles; thicker with the HD type diff cover.

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Health & safety crap for new rectuits, and also for the military who were only used to driving the 2.5 NAD rovers with no power steering, no power, and naff brakes.

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