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4×4 Winch Service and Repair Guide

The Winch Repair and Service Guide DVD is for people who own or are looking to buy and fit a winch to their 4×4.



In this DVD you get over an hour and a half of step by step guides to save you ££££s. Fault finding Stripping Repairing Rebuilding plus bonus features: Fitting to your vehicle and splicing rope Service and Maintenance: Learn how to disassemble an electric winch, covering all aspects of the unit including the solenoids, motor assembly, drum and brake assembly, and gearbox.

Avoid costly repairs by doing it yourself.

Step by Step Instructions: Every aspect is covered in an easy to follow step-by-step guide. Working around the most popular electric winch design of all time, you ll be able to completely rebuild your winch and save it from the scrapheap. How to fit a winch correctly: Buying a new winch? Let our experts guide you on every step of fitting an electric winch correctly to your 4×4. See everything from mounting the winch bumper to wiring up your winch. It s all here. How to splice your own rope: You don t need to be a pro to splice your own plasma rope onto your winch. Follow our step-by-step guide on splicing and fitting a new plasma rope to your winch. Discover the secrets the professionals use.

You can get your copy here.

Guide to Buying & Selling a Land Rover

Buy and selling a Land Rover can be daunting. This Guide by Haynes gives you tips and tricks to getting the best deals.
This is a comprehensive guide to buying and selling a Land Rover, by Haynes, covers Land Rover models from a Series 1 to a Freelander.
This book is comprehensively illustrated and provides advice to help the reader locate a vehicle that fits their requirements, assess its provenance and negotiate the best possible deal. Detailed information for each model lists the pros and cons of ownership, points out what to look for and what to avoid, and gives details of known problem areas.
The book is an essential tool for anyone contemplating buying a Land Rover or wishing to make the best possible price on a sale.
This book is available from Amazon here


Land Rover Discovery Buyers Guide

Land Rover’s Discovery was a massive success for Land Rover. Bringing the comfort of a Range Rover and the offroad Capabilities of the Defender and for a mid-range price was a stroke of genius. The Discovery swiftly become a best-seller and, in many countries, also a best-seller in its class.



This popularity mean that means there are many examples on the second-hand market with a large number of different varieties meaning buying the correct Discovery can be confusing. This confusion has led to a real need for the sort of purchasing help that this Ultimate Buyers Guide aims to provide.

With colour photography throughout, this all-new Ultimate Buyers Guide aims to give the buyer the core information needed to select and buy a Discovery.

Click this link to have a sneak peak and read before deciding to purchase.

Range Rover, Discovery and Defender Modification Guide

Buying a Land Rover, no matter which you buy, Range Rover, Discovery or Defender can be the start of a wonderful adventure.

Land Rovers are great adventure vehicles for offroading and green laning as well as great work horses. But what Land Rover give you is just the start of the possibilities of what your Land Rover can be or do.  This book shows the possibilities available to the owner, from big wheels and suspension lifts, under-body protection and tuning ideas, right up to how to convert the car into a high speed racer or an international expedition vehicle.



This Land Rover modification guide has clear, jargon-free instructions, advice on events like family weekend green-laning, international expeditions and full-on competition, accompanied by colour photographs throughout, this is the definitive guide to getting the most from these exciting vehicles.

A world of fun, excitement, exploration and satisfaction awaits the owner of one of these iconic Land Rovers and this book is your ticket to that wonderful world.

Some of the most popular Land Rover pastimes are detailed here, with explanations of how to take part and what equipment you need. This unique book explains how these versatile machines can be modified to suit a vast range of applications, from simple upgrades for easier everyday driving and servicing/renovation tips, right up to large scale conversions for racing, trialling and international expeditions.

Everything is explained in clear, straightforward text, written by a qualified engineer and Land Rover enthusiast with many years of practical experience, and accompanied by detailed photographs to show the reader how it’s all done. Many of the modifications shown were carried out on the writer’s own vehicles, giving the reader an honest account of the effort involved bruised knuckles and all. Featuring ‘how to’ sections, comparison charts to help you choose which modifications are right for you, detailed spec sheets, and lists of useful contacts.

This guide covers how to modify all three Land Rover coil sprung models, Defender, Discovery and Range Rover Classic and practical maintenance and restoration advice to keep your Land Rover running as well as data sheets with vehicle dimensions, capacities and performance.

This guide is written by a qualified engineer and Land Rover enthusiast with much experience and is a must for all Land Rover Discover, Defender and Range Rover Classic owner looking to do off roading.

Follow this link to have a peak inside and see if this guide is for you before buying.

Land Rover Discovery Modification Guide

Land Rovers are known as one of the best vehicles for offroading and Discovery is no exception. The Land Rover Discovery is a capable offroad vehicle, but in its standard for is limited to basic greenlanes/farm tracks. For the more routed greenlanes or serious offroading some modifications are required.


If you are looking to modify your Land Rover discovery then this guide will help you get your Discovery offroad capable without removing any of the comfort.

The Discovery, unveiled in 1989, quickly became the ultimate 4×4 vehicle competing in both the family and the off-road markets. But the true spirit of the Discovery is found in its off-road ability, which can be enhanced with a huge range of modifications that are easily available. Let Haynes show you how to create the ultimate show-stopping, performance-enhanced vehicle that could very easily take you to the end of the world and back – in more ways than one!

Land Rover Discovery Modifying Manual (Haynes Service and Repair Manuals) you can get your self a copy here and get your self off road in your Land Rover Discovery

Thinking of building a Hybrid Land Rover?

Are you thinking of building a Land Rover Hybrid?? A good place to start is with the following book Hybrid Land Rovers: The Ultimate Home-made 4x4s for Recreation and Motorsport

A hybrid Land Rover is one made up of parts from two or more different models. Many hybrids have been built with competition in mind – for trials or off-road racing – but they can also be simply to play with off-road, or to make a better road vehicle within a limited budget. If you’re thinking about building a hybrid, the examples on these pages will provide all the inspiration you’ll need!

This is not a cheap book but is very helpfull when building a Hybrid Land Rover! You can buy Hybrid Land Rovers: The Ultimate Home-made 4x4s for Recreation and Motorsport online from amazon for new or used.

How To Modify Your Land Rover Defender

Land Rover Defender Modifying Manual: A Practical Guide to Upgrades (Haynes Modifying Manuals)

Land Rover Defender Modifying Manual
Land Rover Defender Modifying Manual

Land Rover Defender Modifying Manual: A Practical Guide to Upgrades (Haynes Modifying Manuals) Haynes Manual provides a practical guide to modifications and upgrades for Defender owners who wish to update or improve their vehicles. Coverage includes modifications for recreational off-road use, as well as modifications intended to improve comfort and cosmetic appearance.

The legendary ‘classic’ Land Rover – the mainstay of the four-wheel-drive market world-wide for over 60 years – was rebranded Defender in 1990, and has upheld Land Rover’s reputation for producing rugged workhorses, with unbeatable off-road capability.

This is a must for anyone looking to modify their Land Rover Defender for off road use.

Buy your copy of Land Rover Defender Modifying Manual: A Practical Guide to Upgrades (Haynes Modifying Manuals) here from Amazon

Little Book of Land Rover

Little Book Of Land Rover
Little Book Of Land Rover

Little Book of Land Rover is a fantastic 128-page hardback book celebrating one of the most iconic motoring brands in the world, Land Rover, that celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2008.

Take a trip down memory lane and remembers the models that drove their way into the Nations hearts.

Launched in 1948 the Land Rover had some unexpected owners including King George VI and Winston Churchill and once the British Army embraced it as their vehicle of choice, the Land Rover s place in motoring s hall of fame was secured The story started with the Series 1, but the family expanded with the arrival of the Range Rover, Defender, Discovery and Freelander not to mention the purpose-built variations for the military and emergency services so come on a journey to relive the birth of the 4 X 4.

By motoring historian Stephen Vokins, archivist at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, and one of the foremost authorities on the story of the legendary marque.

Click here to buy Little Book of Land Rover from Amazon

Race2Recovery Special Offer only £11.51

Special Offer! Normal RRP £17.99 …. Special Price:£11.51

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The Race2Recovery team’s stories of struggle and sacrifice are mixed with amazing action photographs in this superb all-colour book. The publisher is donating £2 for every copy sold to Help for Heroes and the Race2Recovery Foundation in order aid the flagship Personnel Recovery and Assessment Centre at Tedworth House in Wiltshire.

Race2Recovery: Beyond injury, achieving the extraordinary tells the incredible story of how a group of injured and disabled British service personnel, as seen on BBC Top Gear, were inspired to compete in the world s toughest off road motorsport event the 5,500-mile Dakar Rally Raid in South America and at the same time raise money for the charity that assisted them during their recovery and rehabilitation.

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