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Old June 27th, 2016, 03:17 PM
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I'm with Clay - nix the folding side steps like you did the 5 bar. However, I have found the one at the rear of the truck to be quite useful.

That said, it's your truck, your time and your money. Make it the way you want.
Thanks. I appreciate the opinion. I don't have any experience with the folding steps so it is helpful to hear from people that have actually had them installed and whether or not they were helpful or just got in the way.
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Old June 27th, 2016, 04:07 PM
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If you get a roof rack, steps, or running boards can be helpful.

Make sure if you get a rear bumper you get the NAS one with the trailer hitch.

As for the running boards being too modern, I think you are wrong about that. Keswick is a newer color anyway so regardless of wheels it gives a modern look.

The running boards would be fine.

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Old June 27th, 2016, 04:09 PM
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Thanks. I appreciate the opinion. I don't have any experience with the folding steps so it is helpful to hear from people that have actually had them installed and whether or not they were helpful or just got in the way.
No problem!
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Old June 27th, 2016, 08:18 PM
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Thanks. It is a stock height. Should i just eliminate the side steps all together?
Maybe wait and see if you need any steps and add them later. Again, stock height = might not need them. I like the less is more look on my 110.
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Old June 27th, 2016, 10:17 PM
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Maybe wait and see if you need any steps and add them later. Again, stock height = might not need them. I like the less is more look on my 110.
That is probably a good call.

Do you think the wife and kids able to hop/climb in the car w out a step of soMe kind?

I'm torturing this side step thing but another question. With the fold up side steps, do the automatically fold up after you use them? Or you need to manually push them up with your hand or foot? Is it strange if you have 1/2 down and 1/2 up?
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Old June 28th, 2016, 06:41 AM
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That is probably a good call. Do you think the wife and kids able to hop/climb in the car w out a step of soMe kind? I'm torturing this side step thing but another question. With the fold up side steps, do the automatically fold up after you use them? Or you need to manually push them up with your hand or foot? Is it strange if you have 1/2 down and 1/2 up?
Ha! The first attempts will be good YouTube material but they'll catch on quickly.

Fold automatically? No, that's what you had kids for.
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Old June 30th, 2016, 09:00 PM
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A few paint progress photos
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For what it is worth I have an Epsom 110 and have folding steps. I would probably prefer side rails but don't find the steps to be a problem at all. They are something very unique to a defender and will get lots of attention. My kids love folding the down and up. I am short (5'8") and need them to reach my roof rack on the sides. Also, defender 110s are so unique no matter what you do people will wonder how old they are.
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Old July 1st, 2016, 08:19 AM
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For what it is worth I have an Epsom 110 and have folding steps. I would probably prefer side rails but don't find the steps to be a problem at all. They are something very unique to a defender and will get lots of attention. My kids love folding the down and up. I am short (5'8") and need them to reach my roof rack on the sides. Also, defender 110s are so unique no matter what you do people will wonder how old they are.
looks like it is sitting a little low. I ran HD OEM springs and mine sat quite a bit higher
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Old July 1st, 2016, 08:42 AM
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looks like it is sitting a little low. I ran HD OEM springs and mine sat quite a bit higher
It has stock springs that I will upgrade at some point. That said, the picture is a little deceiving as the ground tilts toward the camera.
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Old July 1st, 2016, 08:53 AM
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It has stock springs that I will upgrade at some point. That said, the picture is a little deceiving as the ground tilts toward the camera.
that does look better.
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Old July 1st, 2016, 09:06 AM
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For what it is worth I have an Epsom 110 and have folding steps. I would probably prefer side rails but don't find the steps to be a problem at all. They are something very unique to a defender and will get lots of attention. My kids love folding the down and up. I am short (5'8") and need them to reach my roof rack on the sides. Also, defender 110s are so unique no matter what you do people will wonder how old they are.
Thanks. I did decide to go with the folding side steps. Mostly because of how unique they are. If I get sick of them or they are knocking into things, I will just get rid of them and upgrade to a running bar or rock bar. I appreciate the input.
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Old July 8th, 2016, 06:33 PM
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Serious progress!! These guys have been working hard in the last week! I'll post a full review on the vendor when the process is complete.
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Old July 8th, 2016, 06:39 PM
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Looks amazing! Nice work -- I have been following your progress. What size KO2s did you put on your wolf wheels? They look great with the rest of your setup.
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Old July 9th, 2016, 12:07 AM
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Looks amazing! Nice work -- I have been following your progress. What size KO2s did you put on your wolf wheels? They look great with the rest of your setup.
Thanks. They are 235/85/16
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That's looking superb, Kurt! When are you planning to import it? Would love to see it sometime after you get it here.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 01:22 PM
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That's looking superb, Kurt! When are you planning to import it? Would love to see it sometime after you get it here.
Thanks!! AC is being installed now by CoolAir Logan. It should be on a ship by the end of July. More photos to come.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 01:31 PM
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Wow they are hustling with that thing. Looks great.

Is that the Masai NAS style rear step bumper? It's on my list of things to buy soon.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 01:38 PM
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Wow they are hustling with that thing. Looks great. Is that the Masai NAS style rear step bumper? It's on my list of things to buy soon.
Thanks. They have been incredibly quick, thorough and efficient with the project and the paint was even delayed by a few weeks. If that hadn't occurred it would have been done already.

Yes, that is the Masai NAS rear bumper.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 01:42 PM
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Yes, that is the Masai NAS rear bumper.
Awesome. I haven't saw one other then on their site. Ill be grabbing that next month.

Yea man they are flying with your truck. I know people with project cars around here that sit in body shops for year(s) before getting worked on.

Hell I paid for my truck in early May, and am still waiting for the damn thing (awaiting customs exam now) and I didn't have anything done to it.
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