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Old February 1st, 2010, 02:35 PM
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One year with the 110

I got my 110 12 months ago thinking it was a deal. HA HA HA HA

Replaced all outer bolts with MUDUK stainless
Replaced the old rusted out hinges with takeoff hinges from a white 2008 Defender.
Ripped out the carpet and replaced with new style rubber td5 floor coverings
Rubber floor mats through out – Front , middle, and heavy duty one in the back. All genuine.
Replaced Seatbox cover with genuine rubber version instead of carpet
Replaced rear carpet it area with a special land rover mat only made in Brazil. It covers everything.
Installed Trailhead 4x4 stainless oil cooler lines
Replaced outer right tierod end
Replaced foam in front seats. Had this done by an upholstery shop.
Added genuine seat covers. Removed jump seats
Refilled swivel housings with grease instead of oil
Replaced all door seals including sill seals
New Battery
Added K&N Air Filter
New ball joint assembly in the rear
New power steering hoses
Had top end of the engine rebuilt (head gasket, valve cover gasket, plugs, rod and cam bearings, etc)
New cross seals and oil pan seals
New fan clutch
Brass Radiator plugs
EE Convex Mirrors
New hood cable
New rubber feet for hood
Resealed Front passenger side hub (seal kit from rovers north)
Dynamatted floors, doors and roof
Replaced all burnt out bulbs in dash
New AC switch, relay, resistor, new heater valve, seals, compressor oil, and fans. New AC lines to compressor. System now runs on R134 and blows at 48 degrees
Fixed torn AC vacuum lines
Added a Mantec tire carrier
New center hubcaps
Had the cage powder coated black. Zinc primed All new bolts, factory washers, to hold the cage on
Replaced all missing or broken interior trim. (one door lock, missing vent cover, plastic for fan switch, rubber blanking cap, etc)
New wiper arms, mounts, screws and silblade wipers
Installed original factory radio with new speakers
New turn, horn lever. Only replaced because the boot on the old one was missing and you can't buy the boot separate.
New drivers side door check - holds door open
Recovered headliner and added three new style interior lights
New windshield and alpine window seals
*New style rear door with all parts – not painted yet
New winch fairlead, cable, and hook
Wheels powder coated black, all new lug nuts, and BF Goodrich KM2 mud terrains
Billstein shocks
OME steering stabilizer
HD springs
Recored Radiator
Aluminum kick panels to replace cardboard
Stripped and repainted rear crossmember
Refinished badge on the back
Tuffy Box on the way

I think I got most of it. Sadly its still far from perfect.

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Old February 1st, 2010, 06:44 PM
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But it all sounds like it was so much fun...how can you put a price on that?
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Old February 1st, 2010, 06:49 PM
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You know it was fun to a point. I mean I did the oil lines, hub seal, cosmetic crap, tie rod end vacuum lines myself. I learned a couple things.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 10:14 PM
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Sounds like you're getting somewhere !
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How big are the KM2s? Any rubbing?
Mine are 285 and rub on the radius arm quite a bit.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 09:36 AM
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i am on month 8 and so far only fixed handbrake switch and weird noise from the passenger front doors, all of what i would contribute to previous (very hardcore) owner :-D. But even with list like your's i wouldn't be sad, our shop always gives me another rover to drive when i either want something improved or eventually i would need something fixed. And from all those landys i tried, i can say, that every single one is different!
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 09:45 AM
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Ah Sandy you get to drive a Puma though. Mine is a dinosaur in comparison but I do love it.

Ze 235/85/16. I love the look but I wouldn't mind 265/75/16
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 05:42 PM
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[QUOTE=bjf;202945]Ah Sandy you get to drive a Puma though. Mine is a dinosaur in comparison but I do love it.


Puma pics?!
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 05:51 PM
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Oh yeah I ddi my shocks and springs too. My neighbors love my ghetto work in the alley behind my house
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 06:03 PM
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this is my, before it was "downtuned"
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Wow nice looking truck...
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thank you :-). pretty stock (but with almost anything orderable from factory) then added some mirror glass tint, lowered springs, audio, 230V socket, 90deg door openings, navigation and few other minor stuffs
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love the little door in back on outside
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 06:20 PM
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Ordering from the factory is not a luxury we have here in the U.S.. We are limited to pouring money into 15 year old or older vehicles..Hence our friend Barrys checklist.
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that was some military mod installed, there is otherwise just empty space (on other side is tank entry). It fits gas canister, towing stuffs, and couple other stuffs which would then have to be fastened in back

i know john and it sucks. but it is not perfect here either, with older defender i would not be able to drive into the city because of emissions and they have painfull insurance. it comes out cheaper to have newer in every aspect.
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thank you :-). pretty stock (but with almost anything orderable from factory) then added some mirror glass tint, lowered springs, audio, 230V socket, 90deg door openings, navigation and few other minor stuffs

What do you mean by "lowered springs?" Also, what are 90deg door openings? I thought the doors opened pretty wide on the 110s? Can't be nearly as bad as a DII...nice truck btw...jealous.
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we had to compress springs and install lower tires to fit in my garage. height is now 4cm less then stock

the side doors was opening only about 60 so they placed there some bigger lever and now they open fully 90, so you can load something long on the floor

i have also rised seats in front because love the view :-).
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we had to compress springs and install lower tires to fit in my garage. height is now 4cm less then stock

the side doors was opening only about 60 so they placed there some bigger lever and now they open fully 90, so you can load something long on the floor

i have also rised seats in front because love the view :-).

Ah, I see...so jealous of that puma!
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we had to compress springs and install lower tires to fit in my garage. height is now 4cm less then stock.
I have never heard of lowered springs in a Defender, isn't that Blasphemy? J/K. Sadly enough, mine doesn't fit in the garage either, not that I have room for it. I often wonder what it would be like to own a newer Defender but given the option, I think I would pick the older ones. They just have more character a seem to tell a story when you see them. Not that I would ever turn away a 2008 PUMA!

Barry, I am not even half way through with my rebuild but I think my list will be pretty extensive too. I'm almost afraid to list it.
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