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    FRESHMAN ROVER
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    Upgrade Question

    I currently have a 06’ RRS SC and I’m looking to upgrade to a 12’ SC. Is there anything that I should be looking for specifically on those? Like for example the air struts having problems or something?
    06 RRS SC Fuji Black, Custom Exhaust, Black Headliner, Carbon Fiber Interior Trim and 20' Black Rims

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    FRESHMAN ROVER
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    Re: Upgrade Question

    Hi, not really. Airstuts aren't the same P/N but not any bigger issue than in 06. I think in 2010 and up, timing is a biggest gremlin but those seem to be more common in 2010-2011, I believe 2012-2013 year production vehicles received a newer tensioner design from the factory. Sometime supercharger drive coupler/snout gets noisy but thats once in a while and not really expensive repair. Besides that, I don't think LR has invented any major issues in 2010 and up models VS up to 2009. Same bulletproof ZF tranny somewhat updated - 6HP28, many "something here and there" were carried over but being owner of "06 should not really be any surprises for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roman NJ View Post
    Hi, not really. Airstuts aren't the same P/N but not any bigger issue than in 06. I think in 2010 and up, timing is a biggest gremlin but those seem to be more common in 2010-2011, I believe 2012-2013 year production vehicles received a newer tensioner design from the factory. Sometime supercharger drive coupler/snout gets noisy but thats once in a while and not really expensive repair. Besides that, I don't think LR has invented any major issues in 2010 and up models VS up to 2009. Same bulletproof ZF tranny somewhat updated - 6HP28, many "something here and there" were carried over but being owner of "06 should not really be any surprises for you.

    Thanks! I was looking at getting a 2012 sc autobiography
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    Re: Upgrade Question

    Roman has it: Read up on timing chain issues in the 5.0L engines. Supposedly solved by 13 MY; but . . . . The mechanical fuel pumps are noisy; some issues with water pumps and assorted cooling parts, and the usual issues with Super charger bearings, just like the 4.2L. The rest is same maintenance issues of which you are already aware. By '12 the had sorted out most of the issues with the early 06 strut airbags and pumps. I would suggest staying away from a unit that has been heavily offroaded. An issue I found switching from an 08 RRS/SC to a '13, which you shouldn't see in the Autobiography, but I had in an HSE, seat heaters were no longer standard equipment.
    Cheers, Jim

    2017 Lincoln Continental Select 2.7 AWD; 2013 RRSport HSE, 40000 miles (traded); 2001 Jaguar XJ8L X308 BRG 89000 miles (traded on RRS); 08 RRSport SC (sold); 08 LR 3 (traded); 05 LR 3 4.2 (traded); 04 BMW Z4 sold; 01 XJ8 anthracite (for LR 3); 98 Z3 (traded on Z4); 01 S-type 4.0 V8 (traded on XJ8; 99 323 IC (traded on S-type); 94 Deville traded; 88 325IS sold

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