First Range Rover! My experience in the first 1000k miles

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  1. RyanRR

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    Hello everyone! New to the forum, but have posted something north of 30k times on various BMW/Porsche/Ford/Subaru forums dating back to 2008.


    In anticipation of buying a house next year I traded in my 2016 F150, which I enjoyed, but owed over $28k on, for a 2007 Range Rover of which I now owe the bank man only $13k. The RR had 100,078 miles on it when I drove off the lot on 04-23-18.

    So far I've done the following maintenance over the past 900 miles:
    1. Front + rear diff fluid
    2. Transfer case fluid
    3. Supercharger oil
    4. Engine oil
    5. Removed resonator - absolutely love the sound now!!!!
    *6. Purchased a metal transmission pan w/removable filter from Atlantic British to be installed soon
    *7. Purchased a new rear driveshaft with center support bearing to be installed soon (original CSB worn)


    Plans:
    Like all of my vehicles, this one will surely get some modifications soon. I'm planning these mild updates:
    1. 275/45/20 Cooper Zeons
    2. Repairing road rash on stock wheels + painting them black
    3. Painting calipers red (current coating is flaking off and looks bad)
    4. Purchasing black front grill, painting side vents black
    5. Matching window tint up front
    6. Roof rack to hold camping gear + mountain bike


    Overall Impression:
    Coming from a brand new 2016 F150 with the 2.7 Ecoboost, I am in no way disappointed with this RR. I love it! Power feels excellent, ride is great, MPG is similar given the mods to the F150. It's going to take a little bit to get used to the lack of a truck bed but I'll get over it :D


    Next month I'll be doing a shakedown of the RR by taking it on some easy off road trails in Northern WI. In September I'll be putting together a group trip down to the Badlands in IN to spend the day playing around off road in a semi-controlled environment. The plan is to have everything sorted out so the girlfriend and I can take the RR on a mini-overlanding trip through CO next year for camping and mountain biking.


    Now the good stuff, pics!

    F150 next to the RR:

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    Best part, I can finally park in the garage!!

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    Ivory interior, which I absolutely love:

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    Resonator delete:




    For reference, I removed #7

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    That's all I got for now :)
     
  2. joey

    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Nice looking rover.
     
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    Thanks Joey!
     
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    Sound is wonderfull. As a V8 must sound
     
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    Thanks!

    Replaced the tiny OEM size 275/40/20 all seasons with some 265/50/20 Nitto Terra Grappler G2s :)

    Very happy with how they feel on the road (quiet, no noticeable extra roll, good grip in rain), can't wait to test them off road next month!

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