How to modify a Range Rover...

…by Ken Needham, who has done a superlative job of fitting his prized vehicle out with smart, subtle modifications

How to modify a Range Rover...
Rear axle guard (there’s one at the front, too) allows for shenanigans like this


I absolutely love my 2007 Range Rover. Obviously, the registration number makes her stand out a bit, but I’ve carried out quite a bit of work behind the scenes that, although not quite so instantly obvious, still makes a big difference . 

On the front – in the proper Land Rover mount – is a Warn 9.5ti winch. In the picture above, you’ll just be able to make out the side tubes running along under the sills, which give a little protection when off-roading. In the back is a full dog guard. 

I have two sets of wheels: the off-road set are 19-inch jobs shod with Pirelli ATR tyres (excellent) while, for road use, I have 20-inch dark chrome alloys with standard road tyres (pictured left). 

The roof rack is the same as that on the G4 vehicles, and those aerials aren’t just for show – I have both CB and UHF radio. I’ve also made it fully iPod-compatible. Strobe lights live behind the grille, and there are front and rear axle guards. The sump guard is small – but, boy, is it heavy!

I’m just about to fit an auxiliary battery system and rear strobe lights, and I’m trying to source a number of other add-ons. It’s pretty hard to get stuff for the L322 but, hopefully, I’ll soon have a full set of G4 underbody protection, a rear ladder and towing hitch receiver. 


This owner review appeared in the May 2009 issue of LRO. Current and Back issues are available to download on digital devices here. Please note, we only hold stocks of the the last three back issues.

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