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Old January 29th, 2012, 06:22 PM
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green-guy, importing, and D90 security...

Hello all,
I went over to England over Xmas and bought a rebuilt 1987 D90 (new chasis, paint etc). It finally arrives into the Port of NY/NJ this Wednesday (2/1) - I have a mountain of paperwork prepared, but i'm sure they'll find a way to hold it for a week or two... In any case, i have a couple of questions:

1. If anyone has imported a 25+ year D90 into the NJ/NY, feel free to shout some advise (or a link to a previous post).

2. And I'm not sure about here in the US, but there's a huge problem with stealing Defenders in the UK (any year, any 90, 110...). I bought my 90 from a guy that rebuilds them - just 6 hours after i bought my D90 (and after the guy put mine in a secured barn), the sole remaining Defender (a 110) was stolen. Some guy hot-wired it, and drove it in reverse 100' through two security fences (1 metal and 1 wood) - which speaks to the bad-ass nature of these vehicles, even in reverse. So... should i invest in an alarm, dis-abler, or low-jack security system? My D90 will be residing in NJ/NYC for a few months before it's move to Maine.
Anyone else in the area have a security system in theirs....?

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Old January 29th, 2012, 06:35 PM
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i think most people in NY dont know what it is. i live on LI and only a few people seem to know it isnt a jeep. i drive my truck daily and i have left it in some what of a bad area and no one touches it. plus i dont think may people know how to drive a RHD stick.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Welcome to the forum...

The Defenders are not stolen too often here. Alarms tend to mess with the already "ify" electrical systems. I had one in my truck and it worked fine for a while, but started to do some weird stuff after a while.

Doug Crowther would be the best person to talk to about importation.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 06:43 PM
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The theft problem in the UK thankfully doesn't seem to exist here ... A stick shift will probably make most potential thieves think twice ...
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Old January 29th, 2012, 07:21 PM
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I remember hearing a long time ago about putting the T case in neutral and that would probably be enough to throw off many would be thieves.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 07:34 PM
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I have a bettery cut off, I always take the cut off key with me. Plus my truck is intentionally devoid of anything valuable..
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i think most people in NY dont know what it is. i live on LI and only a few people seem to know it isnt a jeep. i drive my truck daily and i have left it in some what of a bad area and no one touches it. plus i dont think may people know how to drive a RHD stick.
I too agree that RHD+Stick alone in this country can be considered a theft deterrent...
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The theft problem in the UK thankfully doesn't seem to exist here ... A stick shift will probably make most potential thieves think twice ...

Thats because defenders aren't in the quantity to easily spread their parts about to Other vehicles like over here. Seems a lot of the recovered ones end up being parted and mixed in with other trucks if not completely stripped.
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I too agree that RHD+Stick alone in this country can be considered a theft deterrent...
Because they try to hotwire the wrong side of the car ?
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a large amount of the stolen UK defenders end up in sri lanka in bits, some arrive in the US Last one i saw was a rhd station wagon TD5 in great condition that the Chap brought for 6000 as a '1986' , A decent late model td5 110 stationwagon with history is normally at least 10,000 from any UK dealer. Ebay UK is always full of stolen trucks.
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