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    Rear spring plates/lower shock mount

    Have managed to shear off the lower rear shock mount on the spring plate. Looks like I may need to perform some R&D. Although it has lasted a good number of years since modding my 88. Can anyone help locate any of these? I’m assuming they are not remanufactuered at present. As il struggling to find them. I can find a couple of different spring plates listed for the front axle. Anyone know how these differ to the rear or if they can be substituted?
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    Snorkel / RAI

    In a positive or negative way?
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    Snorkel / RAI

    Can’t see a few feet of water being an issue air intake wise. As long as you aren’t parked in it, well up the grill will be fine with the stock intake. Water proofing the electrics on a petrol will be more important.
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    New shocks for leafers

    I’m running Rough Country shocks on mine. Full details in my build thread.
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    X-Lite LED retrofit fail - Attempt 1

    Hi. Only just seen this. Apologies for the delayed reply. I did did have an attempt 2. But I didn’t really find anything that out performed the halogens. The halogens are also quite resistant to being dipped underwater such as when fording. The last set of MR16’s I actually pulled them apart and removed the driver board from the unit and remote mounted in a sealed box high up in the engine bay. My final idea was to actually build a custom MR16 using one of the led units I’d got. Using a better LED and driver. But I never finished the project. I might pick it up again next winter though. Less need for the lights during the summer.
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    Defender 90 chassis

    Gearing wouldn't need touching, but everything the engine bolts or plumbs into would. It would be a massive amount of work to gain less power, less performance and a lot more noise. I'm a Tdi fan, have two 200Tdi's, but they are completely inferior to the latter engines in every regard.
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    Will a RR classic winch bumper fit a disco 2

    Disco 2 chassis is very different. As is the p38. Disco 1 and RRC are very similar.
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    Guardian Off Road

    Thanks for the info. Was after a tubular bumper for an RRC. They built me a custom one to my specs for my D1 many years ago which has been great. And would happily have got another.
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    Guardian Off Road

    Apologies for reviving an old thread. But does anyone know if Guardian are still in business? Their site seems to have gone, but I guess they could be trading under a different name these days. Thanks.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    The Jimny is a bit oddball, the UK has only been allocated 1000 vehicles for the first year. I believe dealers only know their allocation until March at present and you can't actually order one, only by on allocation. I'm sure any new Defender will sell well initially for the yuppie status. But LR would be fools to restrict numbers to 1000 units in the UK.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    On a different note, I have booked a test drive in the new Jimny for 2 weeks time. To me this is far more what I'd want from a new Defender.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Tcs worked. Especially with the dark p38. It wouldn’t have driven through the axle twister if not. But the older systems don’t always seem to work first time. You have to back off the the throttle completely and try again. Same with the Jeep JK system. You can hear the tcs in the p38 from inside and it flashes the light on the dash when active. I have it in my p38. Although mine is 4 wheel rather than the earlier 2 wheel system. But I don’t have it on video.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Maybe not the best vid for this. But one I had uploaded. At 3 min there is a DSE p38 with rear axle tcs. You can hear the engine revs increase when it’s in use and no power is being cut. There is a bob tailed V8 p38 at the beginning Of the vid. I think it too has rear tcs on it. And again you can see when it goes through the hole the engine revs aren’t restricted by use of the tcs (when the left rear wheel spins at 1m 12sec).
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    No arguments from me. I admit I’m not so familiar with the newer stuff. The older tcs systems don’t reduce the engine output, other than through increased load that is. But no actual cutting of the power.
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