Monthly Archives: July 2015

JGS4x4 Explains What is Torque and Horsepower?

“Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you drive through that wall” The term “Horsepower” was adopted in the late 18th century by Scottish engineer James Watt to compare the output of steam engines with the power

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Land Rover’s Off-Roading and Water!

Water crossing can be a very deceptive challenge. Water has a great habit of being perfectly flat on the surface but hides what lies beneath in the murky depths. Again, a lot of problems can be avoided by walking the

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Driving In or Through Mud

Mud is wet dirt! Mud comes in various types, from thick, bottomless clay to the slippery surface mud found in forests. Key is “As slow as possible but as fast as necessary”, a low gear to give enough engine speed,

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How did the first Land Rover come about?

Believe it or not the first Land Rover was born on the beach at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey when Maurice Wilks, engineering director of the British motor company Rover drew his first design in the sand. From the beginning,

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