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Old November 4th, 2015, 03:11 PM
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Sheepskin seat covers. Really. They are probably my favorite modification. Sooooo comfy I even got a set for my daily driver.
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Old November 4th, 2015, 03:39 PM
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Eaton Supercharger. Made my commute much more enjoyable!
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Old November 4th, 2015, 05:08 PM
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How else are you going to get 87mph out of a Defender at 2600rpm...?
Now that's awesome! 87mph at 25+/-mpg despite having the drag coefficient of a house! Love it!

So far, my best upgrade would be the PDHD sliders! Structural level steel and safety.
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Old November 4th, 2015, 05:44 PM
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1. Taller seat rails to get the seat further back from the steering wheel.

2. VNT turbo with 1.2 transfer box

Both huge improvements for everyday comfort of use.

3. Mantec rear wheel carrier. Save your door hinges.

4. Battery and fuel supply cut off switches. No more dead battery after leaving it parked for a week at an airport. Hidden fuel cut switch as an anti theft feature (and to embarrass myself in public from time to time)

And x2 also on better headlamps - binned the useless factory ones and put in IPFs.
John, I tried sending you a PM asking your thoughts on the VNT turbo. (Box is full) is it the Allisport? How do you like it?

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Old November 4th, 2015, 09:04 PM
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Roamer drives are fantastic. Slight noise for the first couple hundred miles, then quieted right down. Works perfectly. How else are you going to get 87mph out of a Defender at 2600rpm...?
WOW. Damned impressive. And that tach must be rare! Says Td5 on it? Never seen one like that.
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Old November 4th, 2015, 09:09 PM
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And that tach must be rare! Says Td5 on it? Never seen one like that.
Even on a td5.
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Old November 4th, 2015, 09:39 PM
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Old November 4th, 2015, 09:49 PM
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1. LED lights (all round)
2. Swapped the Rostyles for NAS style alloys
3. Dynamat. Lots of it (helped a lot with my V8, I imagine it would help with a diesel too)
4. Swapped the twin carb 3.5 for a 3.9 Efi.
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Old November 4th, 2015, 10:14 PM
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WOW. Damned impressive. And that tach must be rare! Says Td5 on it? Never seen one like that.
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I think it was an option on one of the models.

When I saw that tach for the first time, I thought.. I HAVE to have it. Any Td5 I've seen have a clock next to the speedo. It should really be a calendar though, cause that would be more accurate to time your travels with if you don't have the overdrive!!

Freakin' expensive.. so I waited and watched, watched and waited, found one on eBay in the UK... took over 4 months to come up.
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Old November 5th, 2015, 08:28 AM
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4.8L ACR engine - tons of low end torque.
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Old November 5th, 2015, 10:08 AM
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1) welded Exo-cage: slightly increased peace of mind... Looks badass

2) OM617: extra power to haul the Exo-cage. I can actually cruise at safe speeds and get out of my own way. Boost.

3) disco middle row: pain in the ass install, but better comfort, durability and safety.

4) OME heavy duty springs and shocks: control excessive body roll and improve stance

5) VDO vision gauges: the #1 "how did I drive this truck before this?" Modification
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Old November 5th, 2015, 10:50 AM
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Floor mats and floor liners made with mass loaded vinyl with closed cell foam backing. Much lower temperature, less road noise, and removable.

Mass Loaded Vinyl 48W w/Closed Cell (30 Roll)-Super Soundproofing Store

Second best was removing my OME springs and shocks to return to stock....
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Old November 5th, 2015, 10:58 AM
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Do you have any pictures of your overhead storage net mod? I am researching this and trying to find a good net.

So it is a custom netting that I made up with parachute hardware and 2" webbing. I will take some pictures a little later.
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Old November 5th, 2015, 12:35 PM
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It's amazing what dynamat does to the sound in a vehicle.
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Old November 5th, 2015, 01:15 PM
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Interal roll cage
Freelander middle row (I know, how could I put something from a Freelander in my Defender!)
rock/tree sliders (for improved side impact as much as anything else)

These things let me take my kids in the defender with a little more peace of mind..
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Old November 7th, 2015, 02:07 AM
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Interal roll cage....
Any photos of this? I wanted to do a full cage but it seems like it adds height to a point I cannot park it in downtown where I live.

I think the roll cage is a must on these. I sure don't want to be in one when things go upside down.
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Old November 7th, 2015, 08:39 AM
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It's amazing what dynamat does to the sound in a vehicle.

Agreed! By far the best upgrade I did.
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Old November 7th, 2015, 08:58 AM
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No specific order, but here are some upgrades I made:
Engine:
SS braided oil cooler lines
VDO oil pressure and volt Gage's
Coolant drain valve
Relocated air box

To make her pretty:
Boost dubs
Badger 2/drain channels with custom brackets
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Old November 7th, 2015, 05:23 PM
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My 110 is an Ex-Mod truck so any upgrade was a good one. But the best would have to be the 300Tdi. Coming from the 2.5 NA there is no comparison.

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Old November 7th, 2015, 06:31 PM
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Eaton Supercharger. Made my commute much more enjoyable!
Tell us more? DIY or done in a Colorado shop? How many miles do you have on the conversion? Have you dyno'd it?
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