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View Poll Results: Best 1st upgrade : Underdrive or Lockers?
Underdrive 2 6.45%
Lockers 29 93.55%
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Old March 28th, 2011, 10:56 PM
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I also design, build and operate refineries and petrochemical facilities and have been involved in a lot of fire fighting training. I'm fairly conversant with the flammability of light hydrocarbons.

Gasoline burns well, cars burn well. Making a liquid non-oxygenated fuel "explode" is pretty hard without explosives or a pressure containment device available.
I had no idea you design, AND build, AND operate refineries. When do you sleep?

All joking aside, I got the impression that everyone was talking about a fireball or vapor fire. Not an explosion. I think you are argueing against a point that no one is making.

And here is a picture of a pressure containment device. lol.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 09:01 AM
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Well u might want to think twice about taking coffee whitener with you too!!!

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Old March 29th, 2011, 11:12 AM
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Well u might want to think twice about taking coffee whitener with you too!!!
That's why I only drink black.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 12:55 PM
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More than one grain elevator has gone kaboom as well over the years due to a careless smoker, but I thought we were trying to offer advice on choosing a locker or an underdrive. I say lockers and gears, and on the trail as slow as possible and as fast as neccessary.
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I here along along I thought we were talking about upgrading my D-90...
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#1 on board air so you can feel confident airing down your tyres on the trail.
#2 make sure you have really good tow points front and rear
#3 rear ARB, Or rear ARB and front Trutrac (my favorite combo) or front & rear ARB

Note if you are going places that need a front and rear locker consider diff protectors & steering protector

#4 underdrive

You will need a compressor to run an air locker, just get the high volume piston type and a small air tank to run the locker off of so pump doesn't need to come on whenever you decide to lock the diff.
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I would add a winch in TAW's list somewhere. Probably before the under drive.
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 01:48 AM
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In order of importance:

1. A good set of tools if you don't wheel with anyone who carries them

2. Frame-mounted recovery points front and rear - nobody can help you if they can't pull you

3. HD steering links - weakest part of a Defender and will leave you stranded and un-towable if they're hosed

4. Good tires of stock size. If you go bigger, you may need to re-gear and that's a $3,000 ball of wax if you do everything else while you're in there (axles, lockers, gears)

5. winch + bumper and a good battery (not optima)

6. Powertank - for tire fills and running air tools

7. 2m radio and Technician-class ham license - out here in the PNW, emergency help is a mountaintop repeater away

8. HD axles - do these before lockers

9. lockers - only after or with an axle upgrade.
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Rock sliders
Steering protection
Axle protection
Ann three before you get lockers or even a suspension lift.
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