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Can i go backwards?

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by ieuandavies, Oct 24, 2009.

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  1. ieuandavies

    ieuandavies Active Member

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    hi
    i want to get more control on my series 3 and i was wondering if i could just put te wheel on backwards i think it will go on but is it safe?
    thanks
    Ieuan.D.
     
  2. Trewey

    Trewey Cockernee, Pasty munchin bastid.

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    Congratulations.
    You are now holder of the "stupidest question ever asked on LandyZone" award.
     
  3. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Yu have summed it quite eloquently, Trew. Polite too:)
     
  4. Paul D

    Paul D Old, nackered 'n broke, but the Landy is fine . :) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    A big enough hammer and welding gear you can almost fit anything to anything ... but why the feck would you think putting the wheel on backwards will give you more control?

    Hw can anyone tell? I'd say go for it and tell everyone ... but make sure you get a decent video of it for Youtube/Darwin awards ...
     
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  6. Soloby Rob

    Soloby Rob Banned

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    109party Well-Known Member

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    WOW we must get this guy a medal he has thought long and hard about his question, but now he has seen the error of his ways
     
  8. Steve Ashworth

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    It's not even April fools day!

    Well, it's defo not April
     
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    109party Well-Known Member

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    got to be a wind up
     
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    OMG after seeing those two little tw@ts on xfactor this has made me smile
     
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    CharlesY Well-Known Member

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    Which wheel is he asking about?

    Front? Rear? Steering-wheel? Spare?

    Don't rubbish him too soon in case he's onto something!

    CharlesY
     
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    I think I've spotted a typo in there....you meant Don't rubbish him too soon in case he's on something! :D
     
  13. Steve Ashworth

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    Ha ha - Well spotted Tim; my sentiment exactly.

    I agree with earlier comment - it has to be wind up.

    Nevertheless brought a smile to my face.

    Steve
     
  14. 90truckcab

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    be nice to kno :eek:
     
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    What i THINK he is on about is turning the wheels inside out if you will to increase off-set. Seen it done on some Series running disco wheels. "Reversing" them if you will.

    Personally, i would not do it because it will add so much stress to everything and i don't think the nuts will seat properly!

    As shown here on a RRC - They do look good.... (Top corner)

    Range Rover Classic Tire Choices
     
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    90truckcab Well-Known Member

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    yeah seen it done a few times, the nuts are fine, if yer look at the pressing of the steel the nut will seat proper on either side ! not somethin i would do tho :rolleyes:
     
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    gemsdad NOT BOTHERED.

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    used to do this on mini's many years ago,not recommended though as it fecks your wheel bearings etc.:mad:
     
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    Dont do it, you wont be able to turn the steering wheel, and the load on yer axles will knacker them.
    As for more control, I think the word is no control.
    Fitting 4 wheels on the rear axle as per transit vans might be a possibility to get more traction on sand, but turning the wheels round, nope.
     
  19. ieuandavies

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    that is exactly what i meant but i said more control rather than more sticky outyness
     
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    depends what your trying to acheive
    if its more grip your after and you got tractor style tyres then swapping side to side may help as the tyre will be going backwards dugging into the mud
    from /\-----/\ to \/------\/
    but without any extra stress on all the parts as the offset wouldnt be affected
    but im not even 100% sure it will give much diffrance
    definatly dont just turn the wheel around at the same position as like everybody else has said it will **** it right up
     
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