Will Bigger Tires Rub?

Will bigger tires rub? This is an often asked question.  Yes, anything larger than 31″ outside diameter will rub. One of the most popular tire upgrade size is 285/60/18, which is 31.5″ in diameter, and yes, it rubs…just barely.  Continue reading

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Bigger Tires? Move this Wire!

For those of you running larger than stock tires (such as the popular 285/60/18’s), you might want to check out your chassis to see if you have this sensor wire.  If you have it, move it, as it could be rubbed through in a hard right turn with larger than stock tires.  It’s in the driver’s side front Continue reading

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Welcome to LR3 Tips!

Hello, I’m Nathan Woods. A few years ago I was fortunate enough to choose an LR3 for a daily driver, and WOW did my life change.    I quickly discovered that the LR3 was an absolutely marvelous off road vehicle, and with it, I was able to take my entire family adventuring all over the Western United States.  The more I learned about the LR3, the more questions I found that I had.  However, I soon realized that there simply wasn’t very much off road oriented information to be found about the LR3.  So I began to post to my website the bits and pieces of what I learned along the way.  As my involvement in the off road community increased, my other hobbies (such as architecture, photography, and web design) began to diminish.  Before I realized it, my web development blog NextStepDesigns.com became almost entirely devoted to Land Rover related articles and stories. The website eventually grew in popularity far beyond all anticipations, as more and more people began searching for elusive answers about increasingly common questions related to the Land Rover LR3.

Fast forward a few years, and I’ve finally gotten around to separating the Land Rover specific info from my more business oriented pursuits.  So, for those of you used to pointing your browser to NextStepDesigns.com to learn the latest development about tires, lifts, and repairs for your LR3, I am pleased to introduce you to www.LR3tips.wordpress.com.

It is my hope that others join this site, and continue to add content, updates, news and anything else helpful or interesting to fellow owners of Modern Land Rovers.  I have enormously enjoyed my experiences in the Land Rover community. It has been a privilege to get to know so many of you so well, to explore the back road and back country together, and to share the warmth of a camp fire among friends.   Thank you for all the wonderful experiences!

Cheers!

The Woods Family LR3 in Utah

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How to Get Video on the LR3 Nav Screen

A few years ago an enterprising fellow on the Disco3.co.uk forum figured out how to get the nav screen to play video.   Here is a link to Woodman’s Guide To Get Video On Your Touchscreen Display For LR3/Discovery 3 or Range Rover 2006+

WoodmanVideoGuide

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Land Rover National Rally’s in Moab – what LR3 owners need to know

If you have given any thought at all to taking your LR3 to Moab, DO IT!  If you have any trepidations, put them aside, and GO.  Moab is one of the most fun places on earth in a 4×4 vehicle.  It’s like a roller coaster that you can drive one.  It’s like a giant Hot Wheels track designed just for you.  It is spectacular to behold, and even more fun to experience. Continue reading

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LR3 Repair – Swaybar Retrofit to reduce Suspension Knock

Suffering from suspension knock? Out of warranty?  An excellent how-to article was posted by Disco_Mikey on http://www.disco3.co.uk with pictures and part numbers on how to add the newly released rubber isolation shims that help prevent the anti-sway bars from knocking about. This will help! Continue reading

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LR3 Repair – How to replace lower ball joints

Suffering from suspension knock? Out of warranty?  An excellent how-to article was posted by Disco_Mikey on http://www.disco3.co.uk with pictures and part numbers on how to replace the front lower ball joints.  This will help! Continue reading

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