freelanders

ocker62

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31
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
 

MarcoV777

New member
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11
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
 

MarcoV777

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11
From
South africa
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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
 

TCJBOLDIE

Torque King
Points
667
From
Brisbane
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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.
 

MarcoV777

New member
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11
From
South africa
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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
 
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