Re­plac­ing front and rear brakes

With im­proved power and torque it’s time for the Td5 to have a new brake sys­tem

Land Rover Monthly - - Contents - TREVOR CUTH­BERT

y Dis­cov­ery 2 has been hav­ing some up­grades to the en­gine to im­prove the power and torque de­liv­ery for mod­ern 21st cen­tury mo­tor­ing as part of an over­all re­build pro­gram. The up­grades in­clude a free-flow ex­haust man­i­fold, an up­graded tur­bocharger and a stain­less steel ex­haust sys­tem. Other up­grades, not yet re­ported on, in­clude an im­proved in­ter­cooler, sil­i­con hoses and prob­a­bly an ECU remap.

The brak­ing sys­tem of any Land Rover should be reg­u­larly checked, and main­tained in op­ti­mum con­di­tion. As the stan­dard power out­put of this Td5 Dis­cov­ery 2 (135 bhp) is in­creased to around 190 bph it is clearly vi­tally im­por­tant that the brakes are in per­fect con­di­tion. When this Disco was last on the road, the brakes were work­ing well, but now it is time to in­spect ev­ery­thing thor­oughly and en­sure that the com­plete brak­ing sys­tem is per­form­ing at its very best.


Trevor Cuth­bert treats his Td5 Dis­cov­ery 2 to a new set of brake discs, calipers and pads, and finds the job fairly straight­for­ward

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