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#2310 of 4548 Re: LR3 2006 [lrdiscovery]
Jun 21, 2005 (7:42 am)
For 2006, I'd expect them to appear in North America in September or so... about a year after launch. Give or take a month or so. Don't expect any real changes, as LR3 is too new. (The only definite is the "stripped" V6 model becoming available, '05 V6 is SE trim.)
Many hope Sirius will become an optional '06 feature, like it is for the '06 Range Rover Sport & Range Rover. It would really be dumb of Land Rover not to offer it, since they share stereos designs. (You listening Land Rover?)
#2311 of 4548 Re: LR3 2006 [grommet]
Jun 21, 2005 (8:25 am)
Do you know if the flash memory can be used to retroactively install satellite radio in the '05 LR3? There was some talk fron the vendor that features could be added later. Currently have an xm receiver mounted and it looks great but, still, it would be nice to shelve it....
#2312 of 4548 Re: LR3 2006 [roverdawg]
Jun 21, 2005 (3:50 pm)
Being "possible" and allowing it/supporting it are two different things. If we see it on '06 LR3, there will be a chance... but I sure won't bet on it. Car manufacturers tend not to offer functional upgrades, only "fixes." As the RRS and RR Sirius option are factory options only, that also lessens the chance there will be a "dealer" kit.
Send your feedback that you'd like to see an integrated Sirius dealer install accessory... and to at least offer it as "factory" option on 2006, too.
#2313 of 4548 Can the LR3 be driven on Sand?
Jun 22, 2005 (6:57 am)
I am a sport fisherman and am looking to buy an SUV that can ride on soft sand (on the beach) without problems. When I say problems, I don't want to be stuck in the sand. Here in New Jersey, we are allowed to drive on the beach in certain areas to go surf fishing. I currently drive a VW Touareg and it has proven to be less than capable in soft sand. Can the LR3 meet my needs? Where is the full-size spare tire on the LR3? Is it under the floor in the trunk? Thanks.
#2314 of 4548 Re: Can the LR3 be driven on Sand? [vpotluri]
Jun 22, 2005 (7:30 am)
vpotluri, yes it can be driven on the sand... even has a "Sand" setting in the electronic Terrain Response. Worked well for me... of course, this is no guarantee you won't ever get stuck. It will depend on the specific driving environment and your driving style/skill, too.
The spare is outside underneath the LR3's cargo area. Full-size spare is optional in North America as part of the Heavy Duty Package.
#2315 of 4548 Re: Can the LR3 be driven on Sand? [grommet]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 22, 2005 (2:14 pm)
Check out the SUVs for Beach Sand discussion for tips like airing down your tires.
#2316 of 4548 Auxillary Input Hum
Jun 23, 2005 (12:44 pm)
I found that when I plugged my MP3 player to the auxillary input I would get a annoying humming sound sometimes. I tried a ground loop isolator from Radio Shack, but it persisted.
The workaround is that I have to press AM, CD, and then AUX. I consistently get no hum. Let us know if this workaround works for you.
You might want to control the volume as AM and CD are much louder than AUX.
PS: I have a Creative Nomad 60 GB Xtra and I love it. It fits perfectly in the notch the right side of the center console. Until they get ipod functionality like Mercedes Benz, this is the next best thing.
6700 miles and no problems. Would definitely recommend. Love the room, adequate power, and functionality.
#2318 of 4548 Uneven tire wear
Jun 25, 2005 (2:26 pm)
I seem to be getting more wear on the inside edge of my front tire especially the front right. I took it back to dealer a few weeks ago when I notice the car pulling right. They did an alignment and rotated the tires no charge.
I looked today and notice the extra wear on right inside edge. Just wondering has any one else noticed the wear. It's easy to see the difference since Good Year was nice enough to put some squiggly lines in the tread
#2319 of 4548 Re: Uneven tire wear [flowner]
Jun 25, 2005 (5:04 pm)
Although it's not entirely clear from your post, I think you're saying thatyou have excessive wear on the inside edge of both your front tires, and that the inside edge of the right tire is more heavily worn than the left?
As a rule of thumb, equally excessive wear on the inside or outside edges of both front tires is usually attributed to an incorrect toe setting. Wear on the inside or outside edge of just one tire is usually caused by either a camber or castor problem. If it's a castor problem it will usually be accompanied by a steering pull to one side or the other.
From your description, it sounds as though it could be an incorrect toe setting, accompanied by a castor issue as well. Don't forget that once the steering alignment is properly corrected and the tire wear returns to normal, the existing wear pattern on the tire won't correct itself and return to normal (tires aren't self healing ).