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Great British Land Rover Show - Stoneleigh 2019

Discussion in 'Land Rover Shows' started by HandyAndyUK, Nov 13, 2019.

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  1. Hippo

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    That's good ter hear. ;)
     
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    OK, so I went with a few things in mind to look at, and potentially get while there.
    It was smaller than I expected, even though I didn't realise that I had any expectations of what there would be.
    There was a good range of things there, but by no means everything...

    I went hoping to get some ideas of what to do in the back, and although I saw some display vehicles with some options that I will think about, had I gone with the idea of getting anything, there really wasn't much in the way of interior suppliers that weren't leather clad high end (that I saw), so for example, had I wanted a bench seat, I'd still have been wanting!

    I also went to look at additional lights (Front fogs, Front off-road, and Rear work lights) and although there were a couple of places that sold lights the LED conversion sets were £££ and the other light offerings were not that inspirational.

    I didn't venture up to the off road course, so I can't comment on that, but I met some nice people, chatted some nonsense and learned a bit too!

    All in all, I'm not sure I'd want to have paid £15 to get in, but it was a nice few hours of walking about with some lovely vehicles and some very knowledgeable people!
     
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    I've been to this show for the last four or five years and if i'm honest i was a bit disappointed.
    When i read that they were inviting car clubs to attend i thought, YAY, it's getting bigger!
    But no. I think it had shrunk.
    The off road course was good. The first few years nothing changed. It was the same route each year and then last year they mixed it up a bit and introduced some 'extreme' routes. Last year was also the first time we experienced a bit of mud because it was the first time we'd seen a bit of rain during the week before.
    Well, we had no shortage of rain in the preceeding days this year!
    T'was muddy!!!
    We even had a pretty deep mud bath to drive through.
    The routes were mixed up some more this year.
    After chatting to one of the marshals stood at the top of a steep decline(like an incline but downhill) i mentioned my concern about not knowing if my TC was working on my Disco 2. I described the noise it made and he told me that they all make that noise and to hang in there. "Don't give up. It'll switch between wheels and pull you out! Don't worry, you won't get stuck..."
    Odd then that five minutes later after four of five attempts at trying to crawl out of a large puddle i found myself being hooked up and winched... OH the shame...

    It's the first time i've experienced traction control. Are other users happy with it or prefer a good old locking centre diff? Getting my centre locking diff reinstated will be my number one priority!
    I found myself stalling a lot in low second. It took me a while to realise that that may be due to the TC braking wheels? It's either that or i'm just revving this D2 less than i used to my D1
     
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    Traction control works well on freelanders. You need to get it on very wet grass or snow and spin all wheels. You will feel the brake pedal pulse and see the wheels stop briefly as the abs pulse brakes them when needed. Don't forget you have a heavy vehicle. Uphill out of water with wet tires and wet slope is hitting the limits of little traction. Momentum is needed to assist. TC won't stall it.
     
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