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  1. 2 points
  2. Lets just say I'll keep an open mind and see what fate throws at the plan
    2 points
  3. I bought new Defenders, I may by a Grenadier ....so what does that prove? Anyone who calls it a "Grenny" needs a serious talking to.
    2 points
  4. 2 points
  5. Well we're back in sunny Basingstoke 1,996 miles later - PC's exploded so no photos to upload just yet Some great scenery, some great roads, some not-so-terrible weather, all went very well really.
    2 points
  6. Let’s aim to disagree without being rude .....
    2 points
  7. I saw a couple of Velars the other day parked together at the airport. They looked very smart, but even as a LR enthusiast, I didn’t realise what model they were until I read the badging. If enthusiasts of the marque can’t identify the cars, then what chance for the main market?
    2 points
  8. Fair enough - there will be some smart folk there. I just can’t see how the board collectively let JLR get to a point where they have so many models that the market can’t differentiate, are competing primarily with themselves and fell so far behind on the EV shift. Not many managers or board members can individually change the course of the company, but the bulk of them must be asleep at the wheel to permit so much product confusion, parallel logistics costs and failure to read the market occur.
    2 points
  9. Further south and west you have Brechfa Forest which has some real gems - all perfectly drivable in a normal Defender. If you want some more scenic routes then although not challenging there's the Elan Valley (Claerwen Reservoir) but you'll almost certainly have to do a U-turn at the end. There's also Soar-y-Mynedd near the western end of Strata Florida.
    1 point
  10. I've covered nearly 1000 miles now since the conversion has been on the road. Still plenty of little things to finish off but I'm really pleased. It has totally transformed the land rover and it's such a pleasure to drive. Here's a quick walk round video and short test drive.
    1 point
  11. I would say have yes have done this with a 4 bolt and fitted it from undernieth regards Stephen
    1 point
  12. Um, fairly sure Strata is currently closed for repairs (or at least most of it). If I remember correctly they were hoping to have finished repairs by now but winter weather and Covid has put delays on it. https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/2444/Temporary-closures-of-Public-Rights-of-Way-in-Powys Shouldn't have an issue with a standard vehicle in the slightest - OK mine is twin locked and winch but running standard suspension setup and never had an issue before any of that, remember it is a green lane after all. I did it in my L322 a few years back so 18" tyres on a Defender shouldn't be
    1 point
  13. I know absolutely nothing to do with portal axles but they are part of the portal axle / refit of my lightweight regards Stephen
    1 point
  14. You can make the masses believe anything is evil. Look at Veganism - some people honestly believe the nonsense about farming being dangerous for the environment. Look at Trump - some folk genuinely believe he is the saviour... So all it takes is for PETA to create some more b*ll*x about something....glyphosate causing cancer, lambs being skinned for their fleeces, diesel car drivers spreading Covid 19 when drinking the blood of small children; and as for those V8 petrol driving children of BAAL and their cannibalistic rites
    1 point
  15. You don't have to fit the supercharger if you do go down that route. If you never buy the supercharger then it'll be more difficult if you do fancy it later
    1 point
  16. A mate had an XJR, release year, I can tell you the whine and the speed NEVER wore off....
    1 point
  17. Our 127 Ambulance came with a yeeuuge roof-rack, it's amazing the difference it made removing it - it was the equivalent of having a fat bloke sat on the roof and really didn't help cornering!
    1 point
  18. Managed to pick up a hard copy from eBay. On a related note, it passed its MOT!
    1 point
  19. It's interesting just how much a collection of bits of thin steel tube can really much up the aerodynamics of a brick. I love my roof rack, but the reduction in noise and the added 2 mpg means it stays on the drive unless needed
    1 point
  20. I suspect 4-pot petrols going for a premium is because Series and Defender are increasingly valuable classics and a lot of them are being put back to original spec - a 200TDi conversion is the right answer if you want a usable everyday vehicle but for a pukka classic a lot of people want the full original experience puttering around the lanes on a sunny weekend and who cares if it's costing you 10mpg. As there's more and more 25-year-old Defenders the US market opens up but they don't like imported conversions as they never got 200TDi Defenders, a lot of vehicles were seized and crushed a whi
    1 point
  21. I have made a 3d file for the Dog guard brackets. I have uploaded them to Shapeways for those who dont have a 3d printer https://www.shapeways.com/product/6UHX8P4A8/discovery-2-dog-guard-grab-handle-brackets?optionId=177253047&li=shops Otherwise the files are attached here for anyone to use. Use is entirely at your own risk. Please make sure you use a suitable material. Cheers Matt Discovery 2 dog guard Grab Handle Bracket LEFT.stl Discovery 2 dog guard Grab Handle Bracket RIGHT.stl
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  22. I would have bought a Defender if I’d had the means to do so while they were in production. And I’d buy a Grenadier if they turn out to be good and once the company has established itself. The commercial variant would be a good option in terms of running costs but best not bought new if using as a private vehicle so someone else can take the hit on the VAT if appropriate. Realistically though they’ll struggle to take any of the commercial 4x4 market away from the pickups which dominate.
    1 point
  23. But the word 'Grenadier' is a lovely word to say.... why would you muck it up at all.
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  24. https://car-recalls.co.uk/recall/land-rover-defender-left-hand-front-brake-flexible-hose-concern/ https://car-recalls.co.uk/recall/land-rover-defender-sudden-loss-of-brake-fluid/ https://car-recalls.co.uk/recall/land-rover-defender-possible-loss-of-service-brake/ https://car-recalls.co.uk/recall/land-rover-defender-parking-brake-may-become-ineffective/ https://car-recalls.co.uk/recall/land-rover-defender-braking-imbalance-may-make-vehicle-unstable/ https://car-recalls.co.uk/recall/land-rover-defender-left-hand-front-brake-flexible-hose-concern/ There's a fe
    1 point
  25. He's also got a 200tdi in it. Mike
    1 point
  26. There is Tasman blue in non metallic too.
    1 point
  27. Well having seen a few of them on our recent trip round the NC500 I have to say the look is growing on me, especially in NATO green with "sensible" sized wheels/tyres. Shiny ones in metallic "grandad" colours with bling alloys look awful but that's probably true of anything. Why on earth are the colour swatches from the 1987 Austin Montego line making a comeback? Quite a few of the "new" owners gave us a wave in the ambulance and one I spoke to at a motorway services was a die-hard Defender fan who said the new one was just so much nicer for modern motoring... certainly I bet they we
    1 point
  28. AMR3325 is the Voltage sensitive switch [yellow case] which is part of the rear heated screen circuit, to prevent the screen heater use when engine is not running. AMR3324 is the split charge unit Item 3 in this diagram https://parts.jaguarlandroverclassic.com/amr3324-relay.html it has a black case & lives in the drivers side rear corner of the engine bay. looks like this ---- This might help https://forums.lr4x4.com/topic/90287-factory-fit-split-charge-circuit/
    1 point
  29. Budget is being capped at $175m from next year. Going to be interesting....
    1 point
  30. What do you expect from a group of people who have been loyal supporters of a marque that boasts about its ruggedness and resilience solely because of the enthusiasts’ dedication in keeping those vehicles going year after year, decade after decade, and then not only kicks those supporters by ending production of essential parts and ripping them off on prices of parts they do continue, but then insult them by using the name of the most revered model on something that is a perversion of the legacy? You also need to differentiate that when people slag off an organisation, it’s a criticis
    1 point
  31. 5" thats average isnt it? Oops wrong forum!
    1 point
  32. been out this morning for a test drive at the Landrover experiance at dunkeld, more offroad biased than on road & can say that it does gentle offroad well for a "standard" vehicle on road tyres, having gone along with every intention to hate it, i cant say i do, its a significant leap forward from the old defender which in reality was welllll out of date when they stopped building it, would i buy a new one? no, would i buy one thats a couple of years old , would consider it, especially with the new 6 cylinder diesel thats coming, just means now that i need to wait &
    1 point
  33. Mostly more bent than a bendy thing, with the finest qualifications money can buy, unless they’re qualifications from known foreign institutions.
    1 point
  34. Is Indian management as good as the quality of their manufactured goods ? Mo
    1 point
  35. Exactly Snagger, gone are the days of the distinctive defender, discovery, Range Rover and even the Freelander when a Land Rover model stood out from the others and others tried to emulate. Now it's the reverse, if that's good modern management then bring back the old ! Regrettably I'm pretty sure the next large car manufacturer to go under will be Land Rover. Mo
    1 point
  36. Too true, Reb. Too true.
    1 point
  37. We aren't the enthusiasts that the marque wants anymore though....
    1 point
  38. Following with interest as a few mates and I are taking the Volvo 850 replica BTCC estate, a 1994 1.4 Corsa SXI and a Rover 220 of similar vintage up there early October. Camping for the majority of it too Make sure you share plenty of pictures Fridge !
    1 point
  39. 😀 we're on a different grading spectrum I think. I'd call those rattles rather than failures 🙂 I worked on a bunch of ex-mine 110's that came over from Sierra leone - would be fair to say they were not lavished with mechanical sympathy , after all nothing handles like a company car!
    1 point
  40. Bearing in mind how good the last few generations of Range Rover/Discovery have been off-road and on road, there can't be much doubt the new Defender is going to be more than adequate, and from the series 1 onwards the design brief was for a light utility vehicle which they have made progressively slightly more comfortable through the years . For heavy stuff they made the forward controls, 101, Wolf etc. Any extension of the envelope into a challenge truck, motorsport, heavy industry or having a cherry picker bolted to the back was always stretching things into compromise. I wouldn't
    1 point
  41. Looks like the different materials are different colours to me.
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  42. As a tangent - the intermediate gear in the Ashcroft HRTC set is actually the Suffix B S2 intermediate gear (521330), which is no longer available ... unfortunately they only have enough of them to sell as sets, so to get one I’m going to need to buy the whole HRTC gear set 😥
    0 points


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