Landy lacking oomph!
Keep up the good work with an excellent magazine. I have a Defender Td5 130 with 33-inch tyres on 15-inch bead locks. The first gear is too fast (or weak) and it stalls often when rock crawling. Although the engine has been remapped, I am still looking for more low down torque. I am concerned that changing the diff ratios will affect my cruising in high range. Will it help in the low range department to fit a variable turbo with all the goodies like intercoolers etc?
- Ivan Smuts Ed - I contacted our friend and Landy performance expert Anthony from TorqTune to ask for advice. The Td5 generally only starts to produce meaningful torque at around 2 000 rpm. Depending on your gearing, and especially those with large tyres, providing an even worse ratio, you can find it difficult to get off the mark. Remapping does help with a little earlier torque (100 revs), but there is only so much you can do with a standard turbo. TorqTune does a variable nozzle upgrade (VNT) with an appropriate remap that will provide you with a whole different beast. The turbo spools up much earlier than a standard turbo and you will start to develop torque 300 rpm earlier. For more info on this matter you can contact Anthony 082 650 0615 or email him An[email protected]