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Old 10-08-2013, 12:06 PM   #1576
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:19 PM   #1577
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Thanks Backdrifter for the shout out and the kind words.

I'm in the St. Louis area for the rest of October if anyone wants to come check it out.
I'm trying to figure out how to get around Missouri taxation nonsense right now or else I'd be driving it.

As an aside, it's kind of for sale...tentatively.
I'm headed for New Jersey in November and will take it with me if I can't sell it.

PM me if you think you might be interested or want to come check it out just for the hell of it.

I'd be looking for offers in the $30k range...

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Old 10-09-2013, 06:27 AM   #1578
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May be 205 but I wasn't going to check over the entire thread to see whether or not it had been posted before.

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Old 10-09-2013, 06:40 AM   #1579
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May be 205 but I wasn't going to check over the entire thread to see whether or not it had been posted before.

Is it my imagination, or is the Dodge not in 4wd and has an open rear diff?
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #1580
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Is it my imagination, or is the Dodge not in 4wd and has an open rear diff?
Smoke from right rear and left front wheel wells (I think) so I'm thinking it was in 4WD however no apparent locking action on the diffs.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:38 PM   #1581
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So, I went on a LR sponsored excursion today, out to a nice little 340 acre estate.

Some of the Rovers



This was fun





Traffic Jam!



Beautiful chapel




Hill-climbing...with someone sideways.


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Old 10-17-2013, 05:30 PM   #1582
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #1583
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Yip..very nice indeed..if it were I,I'd put the original rims on to make it complete..

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Old 10-18-2013, 02:22 AM   #1584
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Height, width, length.
It's just a much bigger truck.

(and a much better truck)
Depends on intended use. IMHO, the D2 is a better wheeling rig. Better partially because of how the chasis is set-up, partially because there's been more time for the aftermarket to make parts, and better because they're cheaper to buy. Cheap is a good attribute in a rig intended for wheeling! I've now got about $8-9k into my '00 DII. That's gotten me a $3500 DII that's since gotten the headgasket repair (effen LR engineering!), radiator, hoses, braided lines, new fluids throughout, 2" OME suspension lift and fitted ARB winch bumper. Compared to a Jeep? It's a bargain!

On road, for daily driver duties? I think the LR3 is better from what I've read (I don't own one, nor have I driven one). They can still wheel more than most drivers would ever use as well. And it does get better mileage despite it's overall larger size. So... I suppose for most users most of the time... the LR3 probably is the better rig.

Still... There should be a big ol' tire on the rear. It looks kind of funny having that big, blank billboard back there.



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Old 10-18-2013, 02:55 PM   #1585
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Sad news. Land Rover to end Defender production without a successor.

http://www.autoweek.com/article/2013...NEWS/131019982
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:09 PM   #1586
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I often wondered what,not only the army navy and air force will do with out a good general purpose Land Rover,but all the other companies that use them..the likes of electricity companies.....aid organizations and local councils.

What other 4x4 can do that kind of work,take the same punishment and cost less to repair/run.

The Puma these days IMO does not have a very good reputation for quality and reliability as costs are cut,hence poor sales in the domestic market compared with the likes of Toyota and Mitsibushi.

You just have to read through a few pages of Defender2.net to get a glimpse and any Range Rover forum to see what's what these days.

FFS it's not rocket science......just build a good 4x4.

I'll stick with my Defender in it's simplest form and carry on.

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Old 10-19-2013, 12:45 AM   #1587
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I often wondered what,not only the army navy and air force will do with out a good general purpose Land Rover,but all the other companies that use them..the likes of electricity companies.....aid organizations and local councils.

What other 4x4 can do that kind of work,take the same punishment and cost less to repair/run.
US Army Special Forces choses the Toyota Tacoma:


The USMC chose M-B G-Wagon:


The Egyptian Army uses a Jeep with a modified, HD drivetrain:


And of course the British MOD chose the LR Defender:



So there are several well established options out there using largely COTS solutions to the "alternative to walking" that the military often faces and that the Jeep filled for many years. I have always been of the opinion that the Hummer was an over-engineered, over-priced, and over-sized option. However, I think that the Hummer contract kicked down the best "post-retirement employment package" for the General(s) that chose it.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:51 AM   #1588
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Yip....I just think Land Rover will loose out where others will profit..doesn't make sense to remove a good seller and replace it with nothing and allow your competitors in...

I'd like to think e.g.that a clutch or an air filter etc for a Land Rover is less expensive than the MB or Toyota equal...





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Old 10-23-2013, 05:04 AM   #1589
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Australian Army has now moved to G-Wagens.

I found another old tiny pic of my 110. Wish I didn't sell it.

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Old 10-23-2013, 06:16 AM   #1590
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So there are several well established options out there using largely COTS solutions to the "alternative to walking" that the military often faces and that the Jeep filled for many years. I have always been of the opinion that the Hummer was an over-engineered, over-priced, and over-sized option. However, I think that the Hummer contract kicked down the best "post-retirement employment package" for the General(s) that chose it.
I got my Army license in a 1/4ton Jeep. Hands down, the Humvee is a better vehicle for pretty much everything. Among other reasons for abandoning the Jeep was having MOGAS in the supply lines alongside the diesel. Rollovers are another big one...

For what it was designed to do: replace the Jeep, it does it well. Its a lot more capable off-road, etc etc etc. It is NOT an armored vehicle tho. Adding armored panels, etc just drags the performance down that much further.

They got rid of the CUCV and the M1008 (pickup) to go Humvee.

Ahh well. Progress.

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