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Old November 28th, 2006, 10:56 AM
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anyone have any exp with this dash upgrade?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Land-...QQcmdZViewItem

This seems like it could save a lot of space. Nice switches guages etc. anyone have any experience with these?

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Old November 28th, 2006, 10:58 AM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Land-...QQcmdZViewItem

This seems like it could save a lot of space. Nice switches guages etc. anyone have any experience with these?

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There's one getting installed in my 110. Pics will come soon. Haven't seen it yet installed. it's made by Iron Goat in Canada.
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Old November 28th, 2006, 11:05 AM
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I got one on my truck. I really like it, not too bad to install. I did not do everything like the instructions, but pretty straight forward to install. I don't have anything hooked up in it except a few gauges, no radio or switched items yet.
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Old November 28th, 2006, 11:08 AM
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I dig the Mudstuff console. Has some cleaner lines and LR touches. Fits right in with the dash. It is also much cheaper.

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Old November 28th, 2006, 11:10 AM
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I have one sitting in my garage waiting for some free time for me to install it. They really do a nice job with the dash unit - it looks great and should be a first rate addition to the D-90.

Very nice piece but you have to disassemble half the dash board to put it in. I'll post some pics of the procedure when I get a chance to install it.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 05:48 PM
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That is a real price varience - $300 on ebay (shipping inclusive) vs ~$150.00 from the UK.
Jeromy - post a pix or 3 and what about switches and wiring - was that included are those extras?

Finally, I did see one of these highlighted in a Land Rover mag at about the same UK prie but switchs were extra
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Old November 30th, 2006, 01:45 AM
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Mine came with all the switches. Really nice switches, very similar to the arb air locker switches. I will see if I can get some pictures tomorrow or rather later today
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Old November 30th, 2006, 07:53 AM
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The Iron Goat kit comes with metal box that inserts into the package tray, a metal face plate, a plastic overlay for the front of the dash and all of the switches - all of it top quality. That other unit just looks like a plastic piece - not sure if it would be as durable as the Iron Goat one. I like my IG dash kit - can't wait to install it.
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Old November 30th, 2006, 10:57 AM
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Why does the dash need to be so "durable"?

Why overpay for US made switches (Carling type) and some metal and plastic?

The mudstuff kit is also a metal surround and the fascia is a thick ABS plastic. I'm not sure why you would want carling switches when you can order more interesting ones that actually have labels and other unique features. The only difference between the mudstuff and IG are the fascia design and that the IG comes with the metal shroud for radio support (if you are installing a radio).

The paddle switches look too much like heavy machinery switches to me. Eaton makes smaller and more elegant ones for their commercial controls division.

Don't get me wrong, I have my fair share of the carling switches but with the dash install, I'm consolidating and going to smaller switches to clean up the interior.
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Old November 30th, 2006, 03:36 PM
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So Dave are you going to install the MudUK console?

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Old November 30th, 2006, 07:16 PM
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Heres a couple pics from Mark K's install
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Old November 30th, 2006, 08:25 PM
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You could say that.



We are working on it (I'm no wiring wizz)...
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Hmm it looks like it would take alot of space away from your dash, not save any.. And whats the bit about having all the controls at your fingertips? My radio's controls are right at my fingertips in its stock location. In the dash cubby is not where my fingertips reside!


I mean, the kit looks pro and all, but I jus don get it!

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The mudstuff kit is also a metal surround and the fascia is a thick ABS plastic. I'm not sure why you would want carling switches when you can order more interesting ones that actually have labels and other unique features.
Awsome switches, thanks for the link
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David, that is really looking good.
Did you find it here in the States, or did you have to get it shipped across the big pond?
Just curious, I see you've moved your coolant temp. and fuel gauges onto the console, what did you decide to put in their place in the dash?

Lots of encouragement here, keep up the good work!
(and please post more pics as you progress!)
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Old December 1st, 2006, 01:37 PM
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You could say that.



We are working on it (I'm no wiring wizz)...

O-la-la. Do I spy a an IC-706MK? Nice.

I concure with you're decision on the Mud console vs. the IG. The IG doesn't have the OEM look that the Mud kit has. It looks like it's been sprayed with hammerite.

So if you're transfering your gauges to this console what are you installing in the LaSalle console in thier stead? By the way, I ordered my LaSalle liner. I got two other guys into a group buy so the shipping was only ~$115. I should get it in about 2-3 weeks.

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Old December 1st, 2006, 02:00 PM
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I just got my Lasalle liner.
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I just got my Lasalle liner.
Mark,
I like the looks of that liner. What did that set you back?
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Nice liner. I bet you'll be happy to be rid of that crappy OEM liner!



Matt

Here's their website with thier prices listed: http://freespace.virgin.net/lasalle.trim/

The shipping is almost as much as the liner, at least for a D90 liner. I had to get a couple of guys in on the order to get the shipping down. Oh, and they only ship to international airports.

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Old December 1st, 2006, 03:48 PM
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I only had to ship within the UK. M&D engineering stuck it in with my Intl 2.8 PS conversion crate
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