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Old November 3rd, 2015, 11:09 AM
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Best upgrades you did to your defender

These are what I consider life changing upgrades done to my Tithonus:

1) Roverdrive or Roamerdrive. The 1.6 transfer case is great for city driving and off roading. This low gearing makes for very light feel when off a light and it's very easy on the clutch. When reaching around 50mph I just engage the Roverdrive and revs go down 28% it's like having a 6th gear. It makes no noise whatsoever and if you forget it engaged nothing brakes, it just acts like having a 1.4 transfer box. It's the best of both worlds. I use it 60 miles per day on the highway and have done 10k miles with it already. Expensive but worth every penny. My rating 10/10

2) Power steering. Night and day and you all know it already.

3) tdi engine. I had fights here vindicating the 2.5NA (you hear Robert?) and I'm not going to say that the 2.5NA is a POS because my son has one fast and smooth NA and he follows me everywhere and very closeAT 60/65 gps . But a 200/300tdi is one sweet engine that changes the feel of the truck and worth the money.

4) Propane injection. It's fun! It has to be giving my 200tdi at least 25hp and smoother ride. I would love to Dyno it. Addicting!

5) 255/85 16 tires. Best size for landy and the Toyos open country M/T look HOT!

6) exmoor trim canvas soft top. Noisy as sh*t but looks cool

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Old November 3rd, 2015, 11:12 AM
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You know it Pablo!

Here's an expensive upgrade for a Land Rover camper... runs on diesel, so you can cook and stay warm with it:
http://www.scanmarineusa.com/wp-cont...5-P-E-mark.pdf

When you coming down for a visit?
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 11:16 AM
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Hmmm, I'd have to go with..
  • Headlamp harness and e-Code headlamps
  • Long travel suspension and larger tires..
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 11:34 AM
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So far?

- Non-Defender seats
- waterproof radio (Jensen Marine)
- LED Headlights
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 11:40 AM
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These are what I consider life changing upgrades done to my Tithonus:

1) Roverdrive or Roamerdrive. The 1.6 transfer case is great for city driving and off roading. This low gearing makes for very light feel when off a light and it's very easy on the clutch. When reaching around 50mph I just engage the Roverdrive and revs go down 28% it's like having a 6th gear. It makes no noise whatsoever and if you forget it engaged nothing brakes, it just acts like having a 1.4 transfer box. It's the best of both worlds. I use it 60 miles per day on the highway and have done 10k miles with it already. Expensive but worth every penny. My rating 10/10
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I couldn't agree more. Put my Roamerdrive in last year, and it's made a HUGE difference in drivability. Couldn't imagine my drive to Moab last year without it.

2) Heated Puma seats.... not much explanation needed with that one

3) Heated windscreen. Used the military 3 connector version. Who cares if the de-fog fan setting doesn't work. Flip a switch and in 30 seconds, the windscreen is clear as a bell.

4) Intermittent wiper relay. Cheap, simple, and every time I use it I wonder why I didn't do it earlier.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:04 PM
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:07 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.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:07 PM
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:08 PM
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:22 PM
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200tdi engine swap.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:25 PM
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1) - JW Speaker LED head lights
2) - Headed seats with Outlast re-trim kit
3) - Overhead storage netting in load area
4) - Roof rack
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:26 PM
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:28 PM
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getting rid of everything land rover except the body...
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:41 PM
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-Convex side view mirrors.
and a fold side step to help you get into your lifted truck?
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:55 PM
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-Convex side view mirrors.
X2. Very first mod everyone should do.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:56 PM
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Let's see...over the last 5 years...just on the 97NASD90.

Limb risers.
Rotopax 2, 3, and 4 gallon setup.
Rear work lamp.
Aux battery in rear.
Knock off NLA Mantec snorkel
One off custom expedition rack
Off road lightingExmoor seats in the front.
Exmoor lock and fold in the rear.
Exmoor floor liner system (complete).
Dynamat through out.
Lasalle headliner.
MOD type sunroof.
Additional power points through out.
Upgraded blower motor.Thrust blots on the differentials.
Good Year MT/R 285/75/16 on Deep Dish rims.
Trumpets cut
24# Injectors
Allisport Radiator
Ceramic Coated Exhaust Manifolds
Magnacore 8mm Ignition Wires
1.4:1 Transfer Case via Southwest Rovers
New Cats and Borla eshaustOld Man Emu ExHD springs Front & Rear
Old Man Emu ExHD shocks Front & RearOff road adjustable rear sway bar.Rockware Front Bumper
Rockware rear bumper with tire carrier

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X2. Very first mod everyone should do.
Especially those that drive with a Beagle on your lap!
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:58 PM
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no one has said oil cooler lines
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 01:06 PM
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no one has said oil cooler lines
Can't wait to remove mine altogether. I've had new braided ones in for about 7 years and have no way of telling what condition they are in.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 01:26 PM
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Let's see...over the last 5 years...just on the 97NASD90.

Limb risers.
Rotopax 2, 3, and 4 gallon setup.
Rear work lamp.
Aux battery in rear.
Knock off NLA Mantec snorkel
One off custom expedition rack
Off road lightingExmoor seats in the front.
Exmoor lock and fold in the rear.
Exmoor floor liner system (complete).
Dynamat through out.
Lasalle headliner.
MOD type sunroof.
Additional power points through out.
Upgraded blower motor.Thrust blots on the differentials.
Good Year MT/R 285/75/16 on Deep Dish rims.
Trumpets cut
24# Injectors
Allisport Radiator
Ceramic Coated Exhaust Manifolds
Magnacore 8mm Ignition Wires
1.4:1 Transfer Case via Southwest Rovers
New Cats and Borla eshaustOld Man Emu ExHD springs Front & Rear
Old Man Emu ExHD shocks Front & RearOff road adjustable rear sway bar.Rockware Front Bumper
Rockware rear bumper with tire carrier

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Especially those that drive with a Beagle on your lap!

Dude, this thread is about best mods, not every freakin' mod you have done!

PS Beagles are reserved for the worst mod thread.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 01:39 PM
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Dude, this thread is about best mods, not every freakin' mod you have done!

PS Beagles are reserved for the worst mod thread.
They are all the "best"! How to choose!...oh yeah ss cooler lines!
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