Off-Road Discovery


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Panhard Rod / Track Bar Kit Conversion from Watts Linkage

The 2nd Best Modification We Have Done to Our Land Rover Discovery 2 (Engine is #1)

Does anyone know what a Watts Linkage is or what it does? Is it better than a Panhard Rod? What is a Panhard Rod? (chuckle)

We are not going to explain how these two pieces of equipment function (we will provide awesome resources that do) but we can tell you from firsthand experience the difference in how they feel and comparison of their durability.

Newly Installed Panhard Rod

Panhard Rod / Track Bar Kit Conversion from Watts Linkage on a Land Rover Discovery

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watts linkage replacement...


Overland External Modifications and Add-ons

Our Adventure Mobile Set-up

We have recently added some additions to the exterior of our Land Rover and love them! Modifications and additions to a vehicle are personal and vary for need and personal taste. We get pretty excited when we find things that make our life easier and make us happy so we want to share our add-ons in case it helps you find what you’re looking for. Within a very short period of time we added a High Lift Jack, ARB Awning, iKamper Roof Top Tent, Ladder, Shovel, Fuel and H20 Rotopax canisters.

Land Rover Discovery External Modifications and Add-ons, from Off-Road Discovery

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upgrade ideas for overland vehicles...


60,000km Update on Turner Engineering Engine

How our Land Rover Discovery Engine Re-build and Replacement is Running Now

After replacing our stock 4.0 L Bosch engine for a 4.6 L Turner Engineering Rover V8 with a high performance Kent cam shaft, ported and polished heads, top hatted liners, upgraded 4.6 intake, ECU tune from Mark Adams at Tornado Systems and new Safari Snorkel we have hit the 60,000 km mark!

Old Vehicle, New Engine, Endless of Fun

Land Rover Discovery 2 Upgrades and Adventures

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our observations and insights at the 60,000km mark...


iKamper Skycamp Roof Top Tent

Why Camping in Our Own Tree House is the Best

We recently bought a roof top tent for our Land Rover Discovery to camp in with our two kids. Since we got it we have been asked by so many people what a roof top tent is, how we all fit in it and why we choose it. With so many people asking we thought we would write it down and share.

iKamper Skycamp Roof Top Tent

iKamper, the easiest roof top tent to set up

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why our family loves our roof top tent...


Diagnosing Knocking Noise from Front End of Land Rover Discovery 2

Failed Shock

We heard the knocking noise best when driving in our back alley, slowly on the bumpy road. We also heard it well when driving high speeds on a hwy hitting the fine bumps of the pavement. The knocking sounded sort of like a chirping noise. We thought it was coming from the suspension, now we just had to figure out if we were right.

Mechanics in Training - Always Ready to Help

Land Rover Mechanics in Training

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diagnosing shock, springs, track rods and other things that knock...


Mobility 4wd Adventure with Your Friends?

4x4 Driving with Mobility Challenges using Hand Controls

Ever considered taking one of your mobility challenged friends or colleagues on a 4wd adventure in your vehicle?

Anyone with a mobility issue together with their family or support team would really benefit from the experience. If they hold a current driving licence you may even invite them to drive some gentle off road terrain under your guidance if their mobility issue allows.

Even if they are unable to drive then they can still enjoy the experience of a 4wd adventure with you and your friends.

Everything is Possible with the right attitude of Ability not Disability.

You too will enjoy their experience.

This content was developed by and owned by Paul Sinkinson, Xplorability owner. Paul is a 4wd Defensive Driver Training Consultant/Trainer and Programme Developer.

Land Rover Experience for Help for Heros Adventure Day

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4x4 Driving with Mobility Challenges...


Off-Road Winch Recovery

Land Rover Defenders Demonstrating Basic Rules and Guidelines for Winch Recovery

There are MANY cases a winch comes in handy and it’s not just when you are stuck. A winch can also get you out of tight spots that may otherwise damage the vehicle or environment around it. Keep reading to get the basic rules and guidelines to recovering a vehicle with a winch.

This content was developed by and owned by Paul Sinkinson, Xplorability owner. Paul is a 4wd Defensive Driver Training Consultant/Trainer and Programme Developer.

Going to need to winch out of this one

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techniques on how recover with a winch...


4x4 a Water Crossing

Exhilarating and Challenging Off-Road Driving

There is one thing I can tell you about water – it’s WET!

As a Boat Builder/Designer/Marina Developer and Owner for 30 years as one of my businesses, I can confirm that “WET” and Mechanical/Electrical working parts don’t go well together.

Water crossings can provide some of the most exhilarating and challenging 4x4 Driving around. They can also prove to be the most expensive! So, if you’re not an Auto Mechanic or Auto Electrician then be prepared for those less agreeable quotes from your local 4x4 garage that usually start with “Open your Wallet Sir and say after me HELP YOURSELF!”

This content was developed by and owned by Paul Sinkinson, Xplorability owner. Paul is a 4wd Defensive Driver Training Consultant/Trainer and Programme Developer.

Land Rover Discovery going for a swim

This really is as extreme as you ever want to go unless you are an Olympic Swimmer. This was on a 4wd Trek drive by a very experienced off-roader in a well prepared Discovery BUT it could still have been touch and go at this depth.

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techniques on how to 4x4 through water...


Land Rover Discovery 2 - Air Suspension

How to Use

Land Rover Discovery’s are well known for their Air Suspension which works with the Land Rover Self Leveling Suspension (SLS) system. Love it or hate it, if you have air suspension you will want to know how to use it.

Controls for Air Suspension and Next Generation Driver

Land Rover Discovery Suspension Controls

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how to use D2 Air Suspension...


How to Cross a Ditch While Off-Roading

10 Steps For Crossing a Ditch - Trench - Fosse

Have you ever had to cross a ditch or been stuck in a ditch?

Keep reading to ensure you can safely maneuver around a ditch or mound.

This content was developed by and owned by Paul Sinkinson, Xplorability owner. Paul is a 4wd Defensive Driver Training Consultant/Trainer and Programme Developer.

Everything you need to know to drive your Land Rover Discovery WELL

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techniques for crossing ditches and mounds...