Land Rover Owner December 2019

LRO is the world's biggest magazine dedicated entirely towards the Land and Range Rover enthusiast. Every issue you'll find our team of experts writing inspirational features on: - Adventure! Off-road adventures in some of the world's most spectacular countryside - Restoration! Inspiring tales of old Land and Range Rovers lovingly rescued and restored... - Maps! Tough tracks with OS maps for you to try - Rare models... find something unusual in every issue - Land Rovers and spare parts for sale... a fantastic range of parts & vehicles for sale, every month Plus the latest club news and events from around the world. Love Land Rovers? Love LRO!

United Kingdom
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s welcome

Is there a better time to get in the workshop and improve your Land Rover than autumn? Dark evenings mean you can’t enjoy the scenery, and it’s good to get away from binge-watching box sets for a while. Everyone wants something different from their Land Rover and the great thing is they all are so adaptable you can tweak them to be exactly what you want. This can be anything from changing the engine, extracting more power from it, making it longer, adding extra kit or just giving it a full makeover inside. Even the latest models can be improved – and the new Defender has a wealth of accessories you can add. Okay, they’re designed to be dealer-fitted, but it won’t be long before others hit the market. Whatever you’re up to…

2 min
world of land rovers

1st prize STEPHANIE HOWE WINS A SEALEY TYRE INFLATOR We love the soft light that’s bathing Joe Dilley’s Defender 110 (aka Twitch) in the Hertfordshire countryside, as it lies in wait for its next big trip. NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR 2nd prize WILLIAM BRUCE WINS A SEALEY BRAKE BLEEDER William’s wife Danni must feel on top of the world. This is the couple’s adventure-prepped 110 near Calatayud in Spain, and William has framed the shot perfectly. NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR…

1 min
gear in the next issue of lro

1st PRIZE Sealey Angle Grinder 115mm 900W/230V (SG115) List Price £62.34 2nd PRIZE Sealey Hot Air Gun 1600W 2-speed 375°C/500°C (HS105) List Price £29.45 Send pics to Include a description of the vehicle and where the pic was taken, plus the names of anyone in the pic. Please send us the biggest image file sizes you have. In this issue, congratulations to first-placed Stephanie Howe, who wins a Sealey Tyre Inflator with Twin Push-On Connector. Second prize, a Sealey Automatic Brake and Clutch Bleeder, goes to William Bruce.…

8 min
compound interest

Eye-popping orange Defenders are not that uncommon nowadays, but you’ve never seen one quite like this; I guarantee it. It may look fairly conventional as serious off-road machines go, but what lies beneath that Lamborghini Hellrot Orange bonnet is far from conventional. The sun’s out, the ground is dry and we’ve got Tixover Quarry to ourselves to see what ‘Beastie’ – as owner Eddie Beeston calls it – can do. More to it than that Before we all get carried away with the clever engineering and well thought-out modifications, it’s worth considering the sheer amount of time, effort and skill that have transformed what was once a potential donor vehicle into the bulletproof performer it is today. Eddie bought the 90 about six years ago while still at university, with the intention of…

1 min
eddie beeston

Eddie is a 24-year-old motorsport engineer from Tamworth. His day job is designing anything necessary to improve the performance of track-racing BMW Minis, taking part in the Mini Challenge series. ‘Every car I’ve had, I’ve modified,’ he says. ‘I started off with little cars and went into the Japanese cars.’ However, his passion is for Land Rovers, specifically this incredible twin-turbo Defender 90 that he’s spent the past three years on – it’s a passion that began eight or nine years ago, when Eddie helped his cousin rebuild his Defender.…

1 min
tech spec

• Vehicle: 1992 Defender 90 • Engine: 200Tdi, compound twin-turbos, performance camshaft, forged steel pistons and con rods, uprated fuel pump, 3¾in straight-through exhaust • Transmission: Synchro Gearboxes five-speed manual with chromoly final drive. Two-speed transfer box, custom-made clutch from Clutchfix • Tyres: 285/75 R16 Hifly Vigourous AT601 • Suspension: Range Rover Classic coils on 2in blocks, TerraFirma adjustable dampers, TerraFirma six-degree cranked front radius arms, 10mm longer Gwyn Lewis rear radius arms, Adrenalin 4x4 A-frame, Raptor HD steering arms • Brakes: Front four-pot Alcon with Endless pads; drilled, grooved, vented discs. Rear standard discs and pads.…