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Old 24-04-2019, 08:32 PM   #1
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New project I wasnít planning on doing another mini but in the process of selling up my k turbo mini I acquired a shell on px for my old shell then got speaking to a bloke who I work with he was saying heís scrapping his free lander (rotten out) then I got thinking got a shell sat there doing nothing asked the question how much for the running gear itís free if I remove it all my self thought well rude not to have it.

So the plan is awd 1.8 120bhp for now. needs to be done as cheaply possible!





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Old 24-04-2019, 08:57 PM   #2
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Interested to see how you get on with this, I’ve got a freelander in the yard waiting to get scrapped....
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Old 25-04-2019, 07:39 AM   #3
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Fit the steering rack then offer it up, I've heard a few people have tried this but the rack is in the way

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Old 25-04-2019, 08:55 AM   #4
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Fit the steering rack then offer it up, I've heard a few people have tried this but the rack is in the way



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The steering rack was in the way the grinder soon helped with that




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Old 25-04-2019, 02:07 PM   #5
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You best re watch Binky to understand how to correct the geometry after grapesing around with the steering rack.
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Old 26-04-2019, 12:30 PM   #6
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Interesting ! What's given you the idia to do it ?
Was it all the power of last turbo mini , that just wouldn't handle for ShiT ,
120 is a good solid amount for a mini ! W,t,f are you going to get around the f.d gearing ?
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W,t,f are you going to get around the f.d gearing ?
From what I understand the gears are the same as the other K series boxes so can be swapped and changed the same as the FWD boxes can be.
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I still don't see what you are going to do with the actual steering rack
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Old 26-04-2019, 03:10 PM   #9
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From what I understand the gears are the same as the other K series boxes so can be swapped and changed the same as the FWD boxes can be.
That's a miracle ! I'm confused coz they have massive tyres,
Would emagine the 75,50,13 would only be the same size as the land rover alloy , without the bulbus tyre ,
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Old 26-04-2019, 08:40 PM   #10
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I still don't see what you are going to do with the actual steering rack

Will be mounted up high behind pedal box going to put spacers in the steering arms to correct bump steer
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Old 26-04-2019, 08:45 PM   #11
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Had a quick play with the pipe bender at work going to use 32mm seamless 3mm wall for the subframe




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Old 27-04-2019, 12:06 AM   #12
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From what I understand the gears are the same as the other K series boxes so can be swapped and changed the same as the FWD boxes can be.
I have been swapping the gears for the Freelander guys. As stated, it's a simple ratio change.

The Freelander has S4 ratios. With the big wheels and tyres they run. it's vastly over geared. Top speed of the stock car on the calculator is 199mph! As if that's going to happen from a 120bhp and 1.5 tonne car.

I have been swapping the sets from the C4. This gives a far better acceleration and a nice cruising 5th. Top speed is 174mph but 1 to 4 are quite close on the C sets and 5th is just for cruising.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rove...x/192864588325

p.s. I have just swapped the S4 gears into Phoenix. This is great for 13" wheels with 175x50x13 tyres.

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Old 27-04-2019, 09:30 AM   #13
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How much higher is the rack going ? Looks like it could be some big spacers with all that extra leverage on the poor standard mini steering arms. Also would any spacer clear the tyre?
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Old 27-04-2019, 04:42 PM   #14
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How much higher is the rack going ? Looks like it could be some big spacers with all that extra leverage on the poor standard mini steering arms. Also would any spacer clear the tyre?

Will be sometime similar to this





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Old 27-04-2019, 04:50 PM   #15
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Is that a special steering arm also ?
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