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Old February 26th, 2011, 03:01 PM
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Equipe vs terrafirma bumper

Hi guys,

Does anyone have one of the equipe bumpers like this:
http://www.lucky8llc.com/Products.asp?ProductID=2008

Or the terrafirma like this:
http://www.lucky8llc.com/Products.asp?ProductID=2408

Not sure why the huge price difference....don't think the skid plate is worth double. But it is pretty slick.

Just wondering if anyone has any opinions on these bumpers.

On another note, I dropped the exhaust and crossmember last night to get the auto trans filter replaced and to make the line install easier. Stock cooler went in pretty well. I think the lines will fit pretty well, just need to see about it's proximity to the exhaust. They look like they will be ok. I assume there are some clips that mount to the oil pan. Might need to make some supports. I searched rovers north and other, but can't seem to find any stock clips/mounts. Crossmember removal was, um, interesting. I started pounding it out, then later used a bottle jack and wood to spread the frame a couple mil to help it come out. I found that to be odd.

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Old February 26th, 2011, 06:06 PM
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I've had both versions of the Equipe. Hands down the "Ferrari" of Rover bumpers and very well made.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 11:45 AM
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Cool. Thanks for the info.
What do people do with the turn signals....? Seems like an important thing to have.
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Cool. Thanks for the info.
What do people do with the turn signals....? Seems like an important thing to have.
It's easy to reroute the turn signal wiring to your front parking/running lights. There are a few threads on this board on how to do it.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 07:07 PM
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Old February 27th, 2011, 07:21 PM
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Oh cool. Thanks guys.
I was also thinking of using the 1995 setup. Or I was looking at led strips. That might be kind of neat.
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Hi guys,

Does anyone have one of the equipe bumpers like this:
http://www.lucky8llc.com/Products.asp?ProductID=2008

Or the terrafirma like this:
http://www.lucky8llc.com/Products.asp?ProductID=2408

Not sure why the huge price difference....don't think the skid plate is worth double. But it is pretty slick.

Just wondering if anyone has any opinions on these bumpers.

On another note, I dropped the exhaust and crossmember last night to get the auto trans filter replaced and to make the line install easier. Stock cooler went in pretty well. I think the lines will fit pretty well, just need to see about it's proximity to the exhaust. They look like they will be ok. I assume there are some clips that mount to the oil pan. Might need to make some supports. I searched rovers north and other, but can't seem to find any stock clips/mounts. Crossmember removal was, um, interesting. I started pounding it out, then later used a bottle jack and wood to spread the frame a couple mil to help it come out. I found that to be odd.

Thanks, Pete
I have the Equip bumper & like it.
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I have the Equip bumper & like it.
You have a lot of Equipe items on that 90
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Old February 28th, 2011, 04:29 PM
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You have a lot of Equipe items on that 90

I sure do. I have the PO to thank for that!

I added ARB lockers to the front & rear, had it re-gerared to 4.14, added station wagon doors, switched back to steel wheels & put bigger tires on it and switched to a grey Badger II that actually fits over the gutter kits (which I had powder coated). Other than that, it's the same as when it left you.

You coming out to Breckenridge in August? How's the ankle?
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I sure do. I have the PO to thank for that!

I added ARB lockers to the front & rear, had it re-gerared to 4.14, added station wagon doors, switched back to steel wheels & put bigger tires on it and switched to a grey Badger II that actually fits over the gutter kits (which I had powder coated). Other than that, it's the same as when it left you.

You coming out to Breckenridge in August? How's the ankle?
Give us some porn ..post a pic ( hard to drool from the one on the avatar )... it seems to look fantastic.

Glad you went back to steel, is like they belong in that 90. ( if I had my way, I will put steelies on the LR3 )

Ankle still bad... bad..I can handle short term clutching ( not for long periods )
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Old February 28th, 2011, 06:33 PM
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I have the Equip bumper & like it.
Yea it does look nice. I'm trying to get a hold of Justin as we speak. Just need to spec out a winch now .

Is that an equipe snorkel also? Are you running their rock sliders also?

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The only complaint I have about the Equipe bumpers is they are about an inch or two too narrow. This leaves your fender skins exposed to trees (don't ask). I welded some 1/2 plate steel to the ends to protect my fenders.
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I do. They both look like Disco or Jeep crap that doesn't belong anywhere near a proper Land Rover. The Rockware gives a great approach angle too, doesn't require cutting the grille to fit a winch, can take hits from trees, Lincoln Towncar limoes, Chrysler 300s, ice floes, etc and sticks out enough to protect the fenders unlike the junque shown here.




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Hi guys,

Just wondering if anyone has any opinions on these bumpers.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 09:43 PM
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Yea, rockware. I was looking at them when I had a disco actually. I couldn't remember who they were. I did like their stuff. Something to think about.
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+2 on the Rockware. There are a bunch of pictures of them on the site and with searching but if you need any let me know and I'll snap a few of mine.
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Yes on the sliders. I think the snorkle is Mantec; I just switched the cap from a mushroom to Safari to be different.

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Yea it does look nice. I'm trying to get a hold of Justin as we speak. Just need to spec out a winch now .

Is that an equipe snorkel also? Are you running their rock sliders also?

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Will the 95 front directional fit where the 94 running light is? From the pics on the net it looks like it's a little offset, but that may be just because it's larger. If i really wanted to go with the 95 lights, are there any surprises using the surrounds from a 95? Like headlights being off by 1/4 inch and not fitting or some other weird issue? Or can you just use them with the 94 surround...?
Thanks guys.

Looks like rockwares bumper just went up by a 100 bucks, that or it was an old link. And i see they have a rear tire carrier.
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