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Old November 26th, 2015, 07:54 PM
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Does anyone have any experience with the " LAND ROVER DEFENDER BLACK STEERING PROTECTION GUARD/BAR TDCI/ PUMA 90/110". It is way cheaper than a full skid plate and I was thinking it would give better air flow for cooling the engine, and better access for maintenance. I am sure it provides less protection and not as good for multiple strikes but do you think it's a good balance?


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Old November 26th, 2015, 08:45 PM
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Fitted to many South African LRs.
Now whether ones like you show (see link) NEW LAND ROVER DEFENDER BLACK STEERING PROTECTION GUARD/BAR TDCI/ PUMA 90/110 have the same strength or just look like they do, is unknown.

Personally I wouldn't go anywhere with my steering and axle guards (Southdown) sold through RN.
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Old November 26th, 2015, 09:17 PM
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Love them - fitted to all my own trucks.

Sturdy enough, don't act like a shovel in mud and snow, and no airflow restrictions.

Think we sold out of the last batch we brought in - more on order but they are getting tougher to find as NTO items...
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Old November 26th, 2015, 09:27 PM
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Love them - fitted to all my own trucks. Sturdy enough, don't act like a shovel in mud and snow, and no airflow restrictions. Think we sold out of the last batch we brought in - more on order but they are getting tougher to find as NTO items...
Great information. Truly appreciate it!
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Old November 26th, 2015, 09:31 PM
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Mounted to my 110 here...
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Old November 26th, 2015, 09:39 PM
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I've had one on my 90 for ten years - it's taken a licking (especially at Uwharrie) and while its got a slight bend in it it 's still very functional. If I didn't have it I would have really had a problem.
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Old November 26th, 2015, 11:08 PM
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Mounted to my 110 here...
Sorry for the quick highjack, but what kind of chairs are those?
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Old November 26th, 2015, 11:16 PM
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Old November 26th, 2015, 11:52 PM
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Sorry for the quick highjack, but what kind of chairs are those?
American Camp Chair - used, abused, and enjoyed for a few years now.

thats them
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Old November 26th, 2015, 11:55 PM
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Thank you MYBLUETT and GM13... Just added to my gift list.

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Old November 27th, 2015, 09:57 AM
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Mounted to my 110 here...
Will the guard fit a 1985 110? Do you happen to have a pic of where it attaches on your 110?
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Why not just replace the track rod and drag link with heavy duty versions? That's a much better solution than a skid plate, IMO.
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So is there a part number for this bar, an official name or a specific vendor that sells them?
I'm not a "hit 'em hard kind of driver so this bar would offer a good warning "Bump" before I would really tear something up.
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so is there a part number for this bar, an official name or a specific vendor that sells them?
I'm not a "hit 'em hard kind of driver so this bar would offer a good warning "bump" before i would really tear something up.
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Why not just replace the track rod and drag link with heavy duty versions? That's a much better solution than a skid plate, IMO.
How so? (Bearing in mind I have both a skid plate & HD steering components)
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Old November 27th, 2015, 01:18 PM
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How so? (Bearing in mind I have both a skid plate & HD steering components)
I was referring to one vs the other. Having both would be ideal I suppose. On all of my other trucks I've always just had Rovertym steering links. I only ever bent the track rod and not the drag link. Even then, it was just a slight bend that could be adjusted out with an alignment.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 01:52 PM
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I think skid plate is a must if you are offroading, particularly if you go in water/mud as hidden obstacles such as rocks and logs can do tons of damage, even hitting an HD drag link and such. It isn't necessarily the drag link itself that will take the brunt of the damage--it may be the tie rod end (unless you have a johnny joint or the like) or the steering box via the drop arm. The side of my skid plate is now bent as it took a massive impact on a rock as I was descending off some wet rocks here in CO. I am lucking that the sides are a little thin to absorb the impact (they are 3/8" thick plate) as it doesn't look like the damage ever extended to the frame. With just a HD steering components, there just are no weak links in the system that can absorb that energy.

I would always opt for one of those bars or skid plates, even if I had HD steering components...
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Old November 27th, 2015, 02:04 PM
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Agreeing with Davis. A skid plate strong enough to prevent the rocks from hitting anything is the best.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 03:35 PM
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Those steering protection bars are good if you nudge something, but a PITA if they get hung up, on a stump or suchlike. Trouble is, they are too low. Same can happen, to a lesser extent with a guard. I've been OK with my Rockware rods.
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If you are still looking for the tube type guard Safari HP had a bunch in their warehouse a few days ago.
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