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  1. LR Max

    Long Term Reliability of LR4

    My dad has a 2010 LR4 with 120k on it. Going strong. They are heavy on maintenance (brakes and suspension are maintenance items!!) items, but you get what you pay for. Great vehicles. I'd keep it. It shares many components with the LR3s, and I'm hearing about LR3s at 300k still going strong...
  2. LR Max

    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    That is very interesting. On the flipside, the aftermarket has catered to these issues, and provides fixes. The main issue I see with all new rovers is that JLR has done everything they can to "lock out" the aftermarket. So whatever issues crop up with the newer vehicles, it'll be an uphill...
  3. LR Max

    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    Australia will be a key market!!?? HA. Rover handed that to Toyota over 30 years ago. Go to the edge of the Simpson Desert with one of these new Defenders and a brand new Toyota 70 series. Park them next to each other, outfit them with everything you need to cross. No one would pick the...
  4. LR Max

    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    Good ole Land rover, make sure the exhaust hangs below the rear diff so it'll get all bashed up. I'll be interested if they use the same 4 cyl engine + plug in hybrid system that they advertise for their RRS. That would interest me as most of my driving is in town and running on battery for...
  5. LR Max

    Need some schooling on 2010ish Land Rover Range Rover HSE

    Excellent vehicles. I'm going to make the assumption that you are interested primarily in longevity and reliability. I'd look back for an 07-09 non-supercharged version. Those seem to be the best years. That said I'm sure a 2010 is pretty good on reliability as well. Main thing is maintenance...
  6. LR Max

    Intro and advice

    I was just in there. Remove the inner fender liner. Well, you can probably just remove a few fasteners at the front of the wheel well to get in there. Otherwise, pull the whole liner. Its sort of straight forward. You'll need to pull all those little plastic pop-pieces out (a pick and then a...
  7. LR Max

    D1 rescue for my daughter

    Rotoflex is fine. But you might want to replace it with a new rotoflex. Because 20 years old.
  8. LR Max

    D1 rescue for my daughter

    No they won't fit. Well I mean, they will but its gonna be rubbing and making all kinds of fun noise as they self clearance...or chew themselves up. Whichever comes first. Also considering its probably the original suspension, its probably sagging, making it worse. Get a nice OME Medium duty...
  9. LR Max

    Cell Booster

    Check expo here. There was a good gear write up in the articles section (not the forum section we are in). I've seen them in use and unless you are in a hole somewhere, they work rather well. Especially hooked up to Verizon or AT&T. I think Verizon has better coverage but AT&T works very well...
  10. LR Max

    Reliability

    When I was dating, I would take the possible candidates out in the 109, if they hated it or mentioned "trade in for a new one", they were gone. Current one tolerates it. Close enough.
  11. LR Max

    Reliability

    Yep. I still have my 109. It is attached to my soul so I'm super stuck. However you won't see me driving it out west again this year. It'll be in the LR3. Actually the 109 has been broken for a year and a half. In the interim, the LR3 has gotten 15k on the clock. With many of those miles being...
  12. LR Max

    Reliability

    LR3s are now "old rovers". You can pick up a LR3 or LR4 for well under the Toyota mark up. Great vehicles and very comfortable. I took a trip last year out west. ~10 days in the saddle with my dad. He has a bad lower back. He was comfortable and had no issues. Overall its been very reliable. I...
  13. LR Max

    Cinnamon Pass, Alpine Loop, San Juan County, Colorado

    Nice. Makes me want to go back out. Alpine is fun. Really, black bear isn't difficult. Just have to VERY MUCH pay attention. Near the top of the pass, there are a few lines you can take. The "shortest" line is for real. However there is a lovely bypass that takes you kinda the long way around to...
  14. LR Max

    Lr3 tail gate storage?

    There really is no room in there. Its all taken up by the subwoofer (which I guess you can remove if desired) but then the rest of the space is taken up with the door actuators.
  15. LR Max

    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    Scratch off the word "Defender" and replace with "LR5" and this thing starts making a bit more sense. Seems like every 10 years, Jaguar and Land Rover (and even before they were JLR) tried to self destruct. I hope they can pull off another upswing...again.
  16. LR Max

    LR3 (LR4 RRS) air strut replacement job step by step

    If it takes 5 minutes to remove the fender liner, it'll probably save me 30 minutes on the back side, at least. I did try messing with this SOB on Saturday at camp. It was not fun. Anything to make life easier, I'm going to do it. If a set of flex head ratchet wrenches aren't in my set, they...
  17. LR Max

    Lr3 Heated seats issues? Upgrade seat options?

    @Victory_Overland question: have you removed the seat before? I am looking doing the same, my driver heated seat element doesn't work. Well, it did kinda for a second but then died. This is on my "to-fix" list. How difficult was it to remove the seat? I did monkey around under there, trying to...
  18. LR Max

    LR3 (LR4 RRS) air strut replacement job step by step

    Thank you. Front struts and UCA's are in my near future. Didn't know I needed to remove the fender liner, but that does make sense.
  19. LR Max

    Back to Life

    If you want the overkill list... Beyond engine, transmission, transfer case, diffs, and swivels, Check: Brakes and brake fluid. Make sure you don't have some weird leak somewhere. Clutch hydraulics. Same. Re-torque drive flanges (35 ft-lb, If memory serves, it is a spec in the manual) and lug...
  20. LR Max

    So... what do we think?

    Why spend all the money on ACTUALLY doing something, when you can get a side profile of a D5 with a roof rack, take a snorkel, make it work, and photoshop some series steelies on there. Oh and then splash it with yellow. I don't know how much time it takes a digital artist to make that, but less...
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