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Old 08-22-2010, 08:17 PM   #721
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The only weird thi8ng was learning how to shift with my left hand. Everything else was pretty easy. Provided you have windows (I added mine) to see while merging and intersections its no big deal at all. Plus you have more room for your feet
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Speaking of windows, I liked the old series 2 with the sliding front doors. The defender roll up windows are down low on the door and it takes at least 5 turns to open and close.

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Old 08-23-2010, 01:05 AM   #722
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Speaking of windows, I liked the old series 2 with the sliding front doors. The defender roll up windows are down low on the door and it takes at least 5 turns to open and close.

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Early defenders and military ones also had the sliding windows. Can easily fitted without mods to a 2010 Defender.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:00 PM   #723
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Why do you need 320 hp on an off road vehicle? Better fuel economy I can see but you could achieve better fuel economy by going diesel - using either the TdI, TD5 or ZSD




BTW you know that you'll also more than likely need to change axles and of course springs ... the stock probably won't take the additional ponies. Interesting project though ... wish you luck .... post pictures

BTW - here's my underpowered, thirsty, unreliable 4.0 Discovery on the way back from the arctic ocean

Link to trip report?
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:40 AM   #724
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Looks like the speedo is 200 kph, I'm lucky to do 110 on my 94 defender
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:01 AM   #725
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Looks like the speedo is 200 kph, I'm lucky to do 110 on my 94 defender
No airbags in AU trucks?

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Old 08-26-2010, 08:53 AM   #726
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airbags

http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mell...25742E002215A6

[IMG]But with ever tightening emissions and crash-test performance requirements looming, a potential 2010 facelift for the Defender, which still lacks airbags, would be relatively short-lived, at least in western markets including Australia.[/IMG]
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:22 AM   #727
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No airbags in AU trucks?

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Defenders don't have airbags. anywhere.
One reason why they are not available in the US.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:29 PM   #728
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That's a good looking rig you have there chap

Any chance of a pic from the front to show the size of the tyres? I run 235/85s on my defender - narrow by many peoples perspectives, especially for mud tyres.
Forgive the late reply... I did take this photo just for you though... ya lucky duck you.

Oh, and EVERY Rover owner owns at least ONE drip pan right?

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Old 08-27-2010, 04:21 PM   #729
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Oh, and EVERY Rover owner owns at least ONE drip pan right?
How else would you know they need more oil?
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:10 PM   #730
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Link to trip report?
It was in Land Rover Monthly a few years back. And it was on landroveradventure.com ... but it doesn't look as though it's there any more


Not sure if it's allowable to post scanned articles
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:12 PM   #731
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It was in Land Rover Monthly a few years back. And it was on landroveradventure.com ... but it doesn't look as though it's there any more


Not sure if it's allowable to post scanned articles
Smugmug, and PM with em. I'd like to read it.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:47 PM   #732
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Just got back from 2 weeks in Morocco - 4500 miles, half camping wild and half in hotels. Had a fantastic time and saw some great sights Haven't uploaded all the pics yet - but here's one I particularly liked:

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Old 09-12-2010, 09:11 PM   #733
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Just got back from 2 weeks in Morocco - 4500 miles, half camping wild and half in hotels. Had a fantastic time and saw some great sights Haven't uploaded all the pics yet - but here's one I particularly liked:
MOAR!!
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:56 AM   #734
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Just got back from 2 weeks in Morocco - 4500 miles, half camping wild and half in hotels. Had a fantastic time and saw some great sights Haven't uploaded all the pics yet - but here's one I particularly liked:

Looks like a fixer-upper to me ... the SS ADVRider perhaps.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:39 PM   #735
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After a month and a half I really wish I could get my Disco back from the dealer!
I could go on , but I won't. I miss my 1962 IIA it was easy!
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