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Old April 10th, 2015, 03:00 PM
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Just left urban with my 90.

Truck is easily at 99% the shop sent out 2 trucks today and there are 2 more right behind it.

My experience at camp Urban was overwhelmingly positive; I encourage everyone on this thread to visit the shop if they're in Atlanta.

You can count me among Urbans satisfied customers
You should consider yourself lucky and on a short list…How anyone can describe this POS as reliable is mind numbing…
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Old April 10th, 2015, 03:55 PM
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Jason, the truck looks great! And I'm glad you made it out with a great truck. BUT as I found out the hard way....let's wait until you get it home and have it fully inspected before you proclaim it done and done correctly. You and I both know that wasn't the case with my truck.

Anyone see anything wrong with this photo? This is how it was delivered to me.

And inquiring minds want to know about Ceyon's progress.
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Old April 10th, 2015, 04:04 PM
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My Land Rover dealership (who took the photo for me) was amazed that you could even get the sway bar to fit that way....let alone how it didn't break on my way home from ULC! I have lots of other face palm photo's post ULC.
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Old April 10th, 2015, 04:05 PM
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Jason, the truck looks great! And I'm glad you made it out with a great truck. BUT as I found out the hard way....let's wait until you get it home and have it fully inspected before you proclaim it done and done correctly. You and I both know that wasn't the case with my truck. Anyone see anything wrong with this photo? This is how it was delivered to me. And inquiring minds want to know about Ceyon's progress.
I think you posted that picture upside down...
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Old April 10th, 2015, 04:11 PM
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PUBLIC Service Announcement.......apparently there is a whole bunch of sh*t that can easily be installed upside down on Defenders. Who knew?? (queue heavy sarcasm)

Jason already knows this, and I'm sure he'll be spending a lot of time "admiring" the finer points of his truck over the next several days. My truck is still in the shop and I've only been able to drive it a sum total of 3+ weeks since I rescued it from ULC on January 9th. Thankfully, its nearly all sorted out.
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Old April 10th, 2015, 04:18 PM
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Once again, it floors me that anyone can continue to support this hack
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Old April 10th, 2015, 04:37 PM
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Hate to jump/dump on ULC but add me to the dissatisfied list. Even ordering off their website proved an example of the ol' bait & switch.
Headliner listed for $700 was bought and was able to get an additional 10% off (surprisingly) when you enter "Defendersource" but when you call them they say it's $800 and they don't know of any Defendersource discount.
This was my last attempt to try and see if they were worth doing biz with and they showed their ass.
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Old April 10th, 2015, 04:43 PM
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This Thursday?
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Old April 10th, 2015, 08:45 PM
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Jason, I can't believe you finally have your Defender. Looks great.
Just in time for spring.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 12:54 PM
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yep this thursday
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Old April 13th, 2015, 01:13 PM
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Out of curiosity for all the Defender owners who sent their trucks to ULC for refurbishment, etc. etc. What made you decide to choose ULC over Safari Parts, Overland Engineering, British 4x4 Specialists, North America Overland, Southwest Rovers, or even ECR (not in any order)?
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Old April 13th, 2015, 10:51 PM
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Out of curiosity for all the Defender owners who sent their trucks to ULC for refurbishment, etc. etc. What made you decide to choose ULC over Safari Parts, Overland Engineering, British 4x4 Specialists, North America Overland, Southwest Rovers, or even ECR (not in any order)?
I went with them because I could drive thru Atlanta easily on trips to NC from MS. I could easily tow the truck there myself and had the option to fly in and out cheaply if needed. They worked my truck into the shop on my schedule. All the work was footwell repair, fix a tstat housing that had a bolt head snapped off, complete front axle housing overhaul and install lift. Supposedly a lot has changed like the number of workers etc., but they still have lots of trucks there beIng worked on so I don't know. Most of these places are all packed with work but waiting over a year before a shop can work you into their shop is insane. Waiting a year while it's being worked on is also insane. Requiring a full restoration and not expecting to have to spend $50k+ is also insane.

Would I use them again? Probably based off my experience. I don't need to because my truck works fine and I used them for the specific work I couldn't easily do myself or didnt want to do. I want to buy the GRE doors before I move from MS and probably will. I know people can say they have a bad name in the Land Cruiser world and there are a few instances of stuff here (300 tdi fiasco, ceyons truck, Carmen's refund?, Mongo's engine?, maybe some other stuff regarding a recent build that the owner then had to fix a bunch of poor repairs) but the only instances that actually have been thoroughly explained rather than alluded to are the 300 tdi and ceyons. And I think those have been resolved Despite taking forever to come to a resolution. It's hard to tell from these threads.


I will add that after dealing with Aaron Richardet, when I met Dave when I dropped off my truck I did not get any heebie jeebie vibes And I'm vary weary of "business" people now. All the guys there seemed to like their jobs and Land Rovers and didn't cross me as scumbags.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 12:03 PM
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Jason, I can't believe you finally have your Defender. Looks great.
Just in time for spring.
Well I just pulled into my driveway...

drove from ATL to NOLA to Baton Rouge to Roanoke VA to MD.

1800 miles test drive.

Aside from a drip in the rear main seal and some tidying up I have nothing to report. Truck performed well and the 300 TDI is a monster upgrade to a 2.5NA.

Pulled right along at 75 (though I didn't really want to drive it at speed because my tires are old and shyte).

I am sure I will be taking it all apart in the next few months but overall my expectations were right in line with delivered product so no complaints, just lots of funny looks on the road.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 12:08 PM
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Congrats buddy!
It's been a loooong wait.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 12:32 PM
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Congrats Jason! And if I'd of known you were as close as Baton Rouge I'd of driven over and met you. Glad your truck is running great.

BUT what gives, you get your truck back and you're too busy to text a friend? Defender honeymoon, so I understand. Just giving a shout out.

And what is the update from Ceyon???
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Old April 15th, 2015, 12:46 PM
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Congrats, Jason. Maybe a Rover roadtrip next time you head out to Idaho.........
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Old April 15th, 2015, 12:53 PM
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Congrats, Jason. Maybe a Rover roadtrip next time you head out to Idaho.........
I hope to be back there soon, maybe a defender pac NW gtg next time I am up there
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Old April 15th, 2015, 12:57 PM
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a drip in the rear main seal
Um, that's kinda like a major thing. Will require removal of transfer case and transmission. It would be something that would be changed as a matter of course whenever the engine presents its rear end, such as when being installed for instance.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 12:59 PM
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Um, that's kinda like a major thing. Will require removal of transfer case and transmission. It would be something that would be changed as a matter of course whenever the engine presents its rear end, such as when being installed for instance.
Agreed, I can't say I wasn't disappointed to see a drip there on an otherwise clean engine

it appears the head gasket was sorted so I had to take the good with the bad on this one.

Lets face it, I am going to take this whole thing apart in the next few months
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Old April 15th, 2015, 01:09 PM
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