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Discussion in '4x4 Owners club (off roaders)' started by ocker62, 5 April 2013.

  1. ocker62

    ocker62 Full member

    Messages:
    10
    From:
    uk birmingham
    Car:
    sedona 2.9 crdi
    hi all some advice needed please
    thinking of buying a secand hand freelander td4 to pull our touring van
    i've heard that you can convert it to 2 wheel drive for fuel econemy
    is it a case of just removing the propshaft to the rear axel ?
    is the saving in fuel enough to warrent doing this?
    regards mark
     
  2. MarcoV777

    MarcoV777 New member

    Messages:
    5
    From:
    South africa
    Car:
    Landrover 2.0tdi
    It does give better economy and little acceleration too but if you want to use it off road at all (not including just plain gravel roads) i wouldn't suggest it
     
  3. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    20,369
    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    Greetings MarcoV777 and welcome to our TorqueCars forum my friend :)
     
  4. MarcoV777

    MarcoV777 New member

    Messages:
    5
    From:
    South africa
    Car:
    Landrover 2.0tdi
    Thx Tman
     
  5. MarcoV777

    MarcoV777 New member

    Messages:
    5
    From:
    South africa
    Car:
    Landrover 2.0tdi
    But i also went and thought about it seeing as though your in the uknand you want to tow dont remove the prop as your weather is crap and removing the prop deminishes the handling it becomes abit wavy on the road
     
  6. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,897
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    I would want the option of 4wd in adverse conditions.
    FWIW I engage hi range 4WD in heavy downpours on tarmac as the conditions allow for the transfer case not to develop wind up as the grip level is similar to off road or dirt/gravel.
     
  7. MarcoV777

    MarcoV777 New member

    Messages:
    5
    From:
    South africa
    Car:
    Landrover 2.0tdi
    Ok but the freelander is an constant all wheel drive as it is a transverse motor so the gearbox hasnt got a transfer case but a IRD (immediate reduction drive) which allows for the "tail piece" that would power the prop shaft as the front wheels are driven of side shafts straight from the Gbox like a front wheel drive car has
     
  8. RobBentley

    RobBentley The Torque Meister

    Messages:
    1,470
    From:
    Kent, UK
    Car:
    Audi RS6 C6 Saloon
    Are we talking Freelander (original shape) or Freelander 2...?
     
  9. MarcoV777

    MarcoV777 New member

    Messages:
    5
    From:
    South africa
    Car:
    Landrover 2.0tdi
    Freelander1 i have one
     

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