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    G’day everyone, welcome me to the family!

    Hi everyone;

    ‘My partner and I are just about to purchase a 2018 L494 RRS HSE in Grey, Cream interior, 15,000kms city car from Melbourne.

    ‘I’ve just sold my Discovery 4 HSE and will always own my 2012 Defender 110 re powered by LS3 6.2 V8 with 6 speed Auto, but want the RRS 225/700nm as a business, private and towing vehicle for when we buy another off road caravan. (Sold my 20.6 ft Zone off road and are kicking myself due to 16 month lead times thanks to COVID).

    First thing I’ll be looking at changing is the 21 inch rims to 20 inch for touring/towing duties.

    Ive read about the slow infotainment unit function. Can this be improved on or isn’t it a real problem?

    What are the other must change/mod priorities for this vehicle for long range towing duties? It’s not going to be a Toorak Tractor.

    I look forward to information, banter and tips here from members, and are more than a bit excited about this vehicle, that’s just a little different to my Defender!

    Best wishes from Tassie every one.

    Ken
    2012 Defender 110 Silver
    2022 Range Rover Sport HSE 494 225Kw/700Nm
    Defender:LS3 6.2 V8 and 6 Speed Auto, ARB BP51 shocks, springs, Damper, Gwyn Lewis running gear, Superior Engineering Radius arms, Long Ranger tank, Recaros', Dual battery, LED lighting, Bundutop, ARB Lockers etc etc.

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    Relax and enjoy.... I put a set of 20" rims on mine but they came with Pirellis with 60% tread so I'm too much of a tightarse to buy 275/55 tyres for it yet. Even with the 2014 I can't think of anything dramatic that I would like to change, although I'm not sure what role mine will have at the moment as we still use the 130 for the serious offroad stuff.
    I bought a cheap set of aftermarket mudflaps but they are still sitting in the box, that paint is so pretty its a shame to damage it.....
    I have a large plastic box in the boot held down with srtetchy straps that holds bits and pieces that I carry around. I got sick of them sliding around uncontrolled and rubber mats weren't enough to hold stuff in place.About $45.00 from Bunnings.

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    GDay Tote,

    ‘Thanks for the reply mate.

    I thought it must be a pretty clicky sub group here after seeing 60 views with no reply!

    I know what you mean re the 130 being kept for the heavy stuff. Our RRS is a business car, slash tow week end vehicle, and looks like we may up spec to a 2019 HSE, just going through the process at the moment after the original car wasn’t in the condition the Melbourne seller stated it was. (Surprise!)

    I think seeing we’re spending so much, factory warranty and the newer media, adaptive cruise and heated seats etc is needed.

    More to follow.

    Best wishes Tote.

    Ken
    2012 Defender 110 Silver
    2022 Range Rover Sport HSE 494 225Kw/700Nm
    Defender:LS3 6.2 V8 and 6 Speed Auto, ARB BP51 shocks, springs, Damper, Gwyn Lewis running gear, Superior Engineering Radius arms, Long Ranger tank, Recaros', Dual battery, LED lighting, Bundutop, ARB Lockers etc etc.

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    Welcome. I don't know anything about the infotainment system on a RRS, but these guys do:

    Retrofitting missing factory options to new-ish LR's; FL2, Evoque, D3/D4, RRS, etc...

    There are some smart guys over there who seem to exist in their own little corner. I highly recommend you check it out.
    ​JayTee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baytown View Post
    GDay Tote,

    ‘Thanks for the reply mate.

    I thought it must be a pretty clicky sub group here after seeing 60 views with no reply!

    I know what you mean re the 130 being kept for the heavy stuff. Our RRS is a business car, slash tow week end vehicle, and looks like we may up spec to a 2019 HSE, just going through the process at the moment after the original car wasn’t in the condition the Melbourne seller stated it was. (Surprise!)

    I think seeing we’re spending so much, factory warranty and the newer media, adaptive cruise and heated seats etc is needed.

    More to follow.

    Best wishes Tote.

    Ken
    G'day Ken, welcome to the L494 family...well almost.

    It's a lot quieter in here than in the D3/D4 area ... as I found out 5 years ago. The 60 views that you saw were likely folk from all parts of the forum not just the L494 so don't worry about whether or not it was the RRS2 folk not responding (I know you aren't really)

    Anyway mate, good luck with the purchase you'll definitely enjoy the vehicle, completely different to the D4. I bet you get caught out on the 1st U turn you attempt. The D4's turning circle is brilliant!

    Look forward to hearing about it all when you get it.
    Cheers,

    Sean

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    Thanks Sean, good on you, and re the vehicle, bracket creep is well and truely set in, we’re even looking at 2020 HSE’s now! Warranty is a very comforting option!

    Quote Originally Posted by SBD4 View Post
    G'day Ken, welcome to the L494 family...well almost.

    It's a lot quieter in here than in the D3/D4 area ... as I found out 5 years ago. The 60 views that you saw were likely folk from all parts of the forum not just the L494 so don't worry about whether or not it was the RRS2 folk not responding (I know you aren't really)

    Anyway mate, good luck with the purchase you'll definitely enjoy the vehicle, completely different to the D4. I bet you get caught out on the 1st U turn you attempt. The D4's turning circle is brilliant!

    Look forward to hearing about it all when you get it.
    2012 Defender 110 Silver
    2022 Range Rover Sport HSE 494 225Kw/700Nm
    Defender:LS3 6.2 V8 and 6 Speed Auto, ARB BP51 shocks, springs, Damper, Gwyn Lewis running gear, Superior Engineering Radius arms, Long Ranger tank, Recaros', Dual battery, LED lighting, Bundutop, ARB Lockers etc etc.

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    Bracket Creep!

    Done.
    ‘We just put a deposit with Hobart Land Rover on our New 2022 RRS HSE in White, Black roof, pano glass, tow pack, flash head lights, cream interior with wood grain trim (I really do need to re read the build sheet!) upgraded Meridian sound system, driver assist package, auto tail gate etc etc.
    ‘July delivery.
    ‘Pretty happy to say the least.

    Best wishes all.

    Ken
    2012 Defender 110 Silver
    2022 Range Rover Sport HSE 494 225Kw/700Nm
    Defender:LS3 6.2 V8 and 6 Speed Auto, ARB BP51 shocks, springs, Damper, Gwyn Lewis running gear, Superior Engineering Radius arms, Long Ranger tank, Recaros', Dual battery, LED lighting, Bundutop, ARB Lockers etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baytown View Post
    Hi everyone;

    ‘My partner and I are just about to purchase a 2018 L494 RRS HSE in Grey, Cream interior, 15,000kms city car from Melbourne.

    ‘I’ve just sold my Discovery 4 HSE and will always own my 2012 Defender 110 re powered by LS3 6.2 V8 with 6 speed Auto, but want the RRS 225/700nm as a business, private and towing vehicle for when we buy another off road caravan. (Sold my 20.6 ft Zone off road and are kicking myself due to 16 month lead times thanks to COVID).

    First thing I’ll be looking at changing is the 21 inch rims to 20 inch for touring/towing duties.

    Ive read about the slow infotainment unit function. Can this be improved on or isn’t it a real problem?

    What are the other must change/mod priorities for this vehicle for long range towing duties? It’s not going to be a Toorak Tractor.

    I look forward to information, banter and tips here from members, and are more than a bit excited about this vehicle, that’s just a little different to my Defender!

    Best wishes from Tassie every one.

    Ken
    Well I have ordered a zone 20.5 and believe the RRS SDV8 will be a great tow vehicle.

    Welcome aboard , site is slow because their isn't a lot of new RRS on the road yet.

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    New RRS Tow Ball down weight rating

    Hi Bails;

    Thanks mate and yep, it’s seriously slow in here compared to the Defender (original) page, I suppose I’m just use to that group and it’s banter.

    Re the 2022 RRS, I’ve a bit of a serious hiccup at present re towing capacity. The Land Rover Australia web site advertises a tow ball weight of 350kg for the RRS, but then on the web page for the vehicle with generic specs, colours, wheels etc, a tow ball max weight of only 150kg, which is useless for towing a tandem caravan. My Zone RV 20.6 Off Road has a tow ball weight of 190Kg.

    Ive e-mailed the dealer in Hobart but not received a reply as of yet. This will be a deal breaker if infact it’s correct that they’re only rated to 150Kg, and Land Rover Australia need to correct their web information badly.

    More to follow as I’m sure this will interest many.

    Best wishes mate.

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bails;[URL="tel:3073514"
    3073514[/URL]]Well I have ordered a zone 20.5 and believe the RRS SDV8 will be a great tow vehicle.

    Welcome aboard , site is slow because their isn't a lot of new RRS on the road yet.
    2012 Defender 110 Silver
    2022 Range Rover Sport HSE 494 225Kw/700Nm
    Defender:LS3 6.2 V8 and 6 Speed Auto, ARB BP51 shocks, springs, Damper, Gwyn Lewis running gear, Superior Engineering Radius arms, Long Ranger tank, Recaros', Dual battery, LED lighting, Bundutop, ARB Lockers etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baytown View Post
    Hi Bails;

    Thanks mate and yep, it’s seriously slow in here compared to the Defender (original) page, I suppose I’m just use to that group and it’s banter.

    Re the 2022 RRS, I’ve a bit of a serious hiccup at present re towing capacity. The Land Rover Australia web site advertises a tow ball weight of 350kg for the RRS, but then on the web page for the vehicle with generic specs, colours, wheels etc, a tow ball max weight of only 150kg, which is useless for towing a tandem caravan. My Zone RV 20.6 Off Road has a tow ball weight of 190Kg.

    Ive e-mailed the dealer in Hobart but not received a reply as of yet. This will be a deal breaker if infact it’s correct that they’re only rated to 150Kg, and Land Rover Australia need to correct their web information badly.

    More to follow as I’m sure this will interest many.

    Best wishes mate.

    Ken
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    The manual refers to the limits in Europe. The RRS is engineers for 350Kgs here in Aus (as is the new Defender and D5 ). There's supplemental documentation to support it. Your dealer should be able to confirm that when they get back to you. You can relax, you're still getting the RRS
    Cheers,

    Sean

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    MY10 D4 TDV6 3.0 HSE Baltic Blue - Gone

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