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Old 14 September 2005, 09:02   #21
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Yep Jap stuff always scares me!
But going fast in a defender which is just a bit on the agricultural side, that scares me too!
could you email me some details on who did the work on the defender, cost etc.

i have heard the td5 can be pepped up to produce 170 or 200 hp with relative ease but wanted to chat to someone that has had that done and what they think.

i know the engine in the defender is lower on power to start with for some reason

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Chris,

what you need is one of these, it pulls my twin axle caravan with ease (kills the Street Credibility dead though!!!), and my rib no probs, plus NO COMPANY CAR TAX (till 2007 I think) and towing weight upto 3000kgs and it's automatic. Also getting a PRO DRIVE Booster pack fitted to it in about 2 months time when it is releast giving an extra 50bhp.
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could you email me some details on who did the work on the defender, cost etc.

i have heard the td5 can be pepped up to produce 170 or 200 hp with relative ease but wanted to chat to someone that has had that done and what they think.

i know the engine in the defender is lower on power to start with for some reason

cheers
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Remap the ECU
www.turbochip.com

Plug in box
www.tunit.co.uk
Lots more doing similar, these are the best I have found for what they do!
I'm shore Codders will have something to say about this subject
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what you need is one of these, it pulls my twin axle caravan with ease (kills the Street Credibility dead though!!!), and my rib no probs, plus NO COMPANY CAR TAX (till 2007 I think) and towing weight upto 3000kgs and it's automatic. Also getting a PRO DRIVE Booster pack fitted to it in about 2 months time when it is releast giving an extra 50bhp.
so what is it?

cant make it out,

what i would love is a ford f350 with 8 litre diesel engine like my mate has in the usa, now that thing does have some serious power and is an extended cab that is bigger inside then my disco and it has a flat bed you can get a car on as well...well almost....parking is the only prob....
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so what is it?
Isuzu Rodeo Denver Max, 3.0 TDi, economical considering the size of the engine, averaging 30/35mpg.
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if you come out to your car in the morning and find the engine missing, it will be bacause i have managed to find a way of shoehorning it into the disco!

looks like a nice beast anyway and economy is certainly better than mine

will have to have a gander one day soon

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A mate of mine has rammed a 6.2ltr GMC diesel in a mk3 Landy. It sounds awesome. Heaps of torque for you there Chris. MPG would not be to hot
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no but i bet it does sound good, i can imagine that with straight thru pipes...mmmmmmmmm....
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A mate of mine has rammed a 6.2ltr GMC diesel in a mk3 Landy. It sounds awesome. Heaps of torque for you there Chris. MPG would not be to hot
Actually this conversion has fallen out of favour now - it is a VERY low tech diesel - the Yanks may make great V8 petrols but as they would say "diesels suck"!!!

People talk of gutless - I drove a Pajero the other day - a 2.8 auto - now that WAS gutless - and it wallowed like an old barge - I honestly felt sick in the thing.

An Auto Discovery can feel a bit gutless UNLESS you drive it properly - use the box like a manual - most people forget that one - it save the brakes on downhill runs as well.

The reason the Defender has different power settings etc to a Discovery is intended use - the Defender has the aerodynamics of a barn door so it will NEVER be that great on the motorway - having said that my V8 110 will do 105mph on the GPS but the fuel consumption goes stupid - far better to let it sit between 60 and 80mph - 60 if I can stand it!!!
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An Auto Discovery can feel a bit gutless UNLESS you drive it properly - use the box like a manual - most people forget that one - it save the brakes on downhill runs as well.
Revving TD5s never sound that good down hill, would rather take my foot off the throttle and let the revs drop to idle and save on fuel and eardrums and pay for new brakes. But using it in manual dont help much except holding gears on uphill climbs to stop it shifting up and holding gears in corners, or holding a gear so if you stomp your foot down so it tears off like a scolded cat....i wish!. If i need to race around i use my car or a bike. But the disco with the boat or caravan on the back it is very lacklusture. I have started a separate thread to get peoples feedback on chipping the td5. two options out there are chip to 160 to 170 from 136 or go with chip and intercooler to get around the 200 mark, would love to drive one with that done to gauge the difference, and failing that chat to people who have had it done.

other options is to go for a 4.6 range rover with gas conversion
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