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    Patriot Campers

    I missed an X1 that was for sale in Lawrenceville for around $29k about two months ago. It had been traded in at an RV dealer and they had no idea what it was. It had a lot of options and somebody beat me to it by a couple of days - I called as soon as I saw the ad. If I'd seen the ad sooner I...
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    New Defender News

    Cool video here - commercial versions:
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    Help Me Build A Defender 110 Please

    Go here: https://www.defendersource.com/threads/gm-chevy-250-engine-conversion.160130/ to read about Robert Davis' engine conversion. Robert has been stuffing different motors into Land Rovers for over 40 years. No swap is easier than his latest six cylinder conversion in a 110. you can...
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    Help Me Build A Defender 110 Please

    Alu-Cab conversion on a 110 - consider putting a Robert Davis Chevrolet six cylinder conversion kit in it. Check those out on defendersource.com The Robert Davis conversion uses a stock Chevrolet 292 or 250 six cyliner inline engine - you can pick them up for a few hundred dollars and they bolt...
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    Defender first impressions

    I spent some quality time looking at the sliders you guys built for the D5 Trek trucks at Land Rover North Point and they are very impressive. It will probably be the first accessory I add to my new 110 when it gets here.
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    Defender 110 - Sleeping arrangements

    A friend of mine did the Alu-Cab conversion on his 110 - If you want to be the envy of all your friends... Even my sister thought that is one of the coolest campers ever.
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    Defender first impressions

    Well, I really wanted the Ingenium 6 diesel but it doesn't look good for diesels in this country and the MHEV sort of scares me so I'm going with the P300 4 cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. I'm an old guy so I don't need a lot of horsepower but I'm really going to miss the 450 ft-lbs of...
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    Defender first impressions

    So how long until you guys have a set of rock sliders ready for the new 110? I'm not taking mine off road until a set of your sliders is mounted on it. I learned that hard lesson at Tellico with my Range Rover a lot of years ago. The build order for my new 110 is going in the system this week.
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    Car Paint Colors & Temperatures

    Back a few years ago when I was judging a state science fair one of the elementary school kids did an experiment with the cooperation of one of his parents friends who owned a local car dealership. They lined up seven identical cars in a row along the edge of the dealer parking lot. The only...
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    New Defender News

    Well that's good news, means that we will be able to start accesorizing our new Defenders right away. First thing I would want would be rock sliders and skid plates. I will wait to see what ARB will come up with for bumpers but a friend of mine has some great bumpers on his Toyotas made here in...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    I had a rented four door Wrangler out in Ft Worth for a week - the year before they went to the more powerful V-6. It was a slug on the highway. It was noisy and I just about face planted a couple of times getting out of the thing - your trailing foot would catch the door sill and trip you up...
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    2020 Defender factory vs frontrunner roof rack

    One thing I really like about the Hannibal rack on my Defender 90 is the lengthwise slats - much quieter.
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    2020 Defender factory vs frontrunner roof rack

    The factory rack doesn't mask the satellite radio antenna, it looks like frontrunner one doesn't have the notch at the trailing edge to keep the antenna exposed. A friend of mine has a frontrunner rack on his LR3, there are a couple of small details about the rack that he doesn't like. The...
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    Land Rover LR3 EPB (Electronic Parking Brake) Light - Possible to Eliminate?

    One of the best things about the D5 is the integrated parking brake actuators on the rear calipers instead of the tunnel mounted unit of the LR3/4. I wonder if the D5 calipers can be mounted on an earlier truck?
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    New Defender News

    If JLR decides to bring a diesel in (which is not at all certain according to sources there) ... I'd be happy with the 240 HP four cylinder version of the diesel myself but the six would be outstanding. I like white Land Rovers so Fuji White will work for me but wrapping it is a pretty good...
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