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Old December 29th, 2015, 11:39 AM
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Looks good. If you haven't done so, it would be a good idea to use Antiseize on the fasteners to avoid corrosion.
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Old December 29th, 2015, 11:43 AM
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Looks good. If you haven't done so, it would be a good idea to use Antiseize on the fasteners to avoid corrosion.
Good advice thank you. I will run out and get some today.
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Old December 29th, 2015, 12:42 PM
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Nice job. Is that a POE with new doors?
I miss my POE and think about swapping out to ST doors all the time.
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Old December 29th, 2015, 12:57 PM
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That's not a POE, it's a painted fiberglass hardtop. I think if you're going to use that top, the painting it is the only way to go.
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Old December 29th, 2015, 01:13 PM
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Nice job. Is that a POE with new doors?
I miss my POE and think about swapping out to ST doors all the time.
Not a POE as noted. It is a OEM fiberglass top that I put on for winter months. When I purchased the truck it came with it and was already painted. I think it looks so much better painted than dark grey.
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Old December 29th, 2015, 07:59 PM
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I started fitting the acoustic matting system this stuff is super heavy and painful to work with in cooler temps. Still need to cut the battery and storage lids.

Anyone have any tips or pictures of how they cut them in?
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Old December 29th, 2015, 08:12 PM
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I used a hole saw for the seat bolts (you need to space them up as well) and a straight edge and a lot of cuts for the cubby boxes..
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Old December 30th, 2015, 07:47 PM
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Finished up tonight. Hole saw, longer seat bolts, and several razor blades later..
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Old December 30th, 2015, 08:17 PM
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Well these parts have been sitting in my garage for over a month and on this holiday break it seemed a good a time as any to tackle the install. I have to say that it went far easier than I expected with the exception of some rivets that where not long enough to go through the hood and the mounting plate so I had to drill them out and install using some spare nuts and bolts. That solution worked perfectly. All in it took me about 4 hours some time of which I spent messing around trying to figure out how to take the bonnet off and it turned out far easier than I was making it. I will say I have heard a lot of concerns about opening the hood with it on (not that I will do that but generally take it off to open) but even with it on it isn't as bad as expected. Visibility with the 7.50 x 16 is no worse than having my Lowrance Sat Nav mounted where it is in terms of visibility limitations. Overall very happy with the install and look. Let me know what you think.
What tires are those - they look awesome. And like the hood kit - need to add that to the wish list.
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Old December 31st, 2015, 09:58 AM
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What tires are those - they look awesome. And like the hood kit - need to add that to the wish list.
Andy those are Michelin XZL's in 7.50x16. I have those on my Series I. I think you saw them at Bens
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Old December 31st, 2015, 12:41 PM
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Finished my mudpod switches and some wiring. Threw in some 12v sources on mod switch panel as well as some cab lighting (led strip lights, might go a different direction but light output is great). Wired in the front and rear led lights. Need to run a 12v to bed area for fridge. Progress..
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Old December 31st, 2015, 02:32 PM
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Andy those are Michelin XZL's in 7.50x16. I have those on my Series I. I think you saw them at Bens
Thx Dan. I need those tires ......
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Old January 1st, 2016, 08:11 AM
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Finished my mudpod switches and some wiring. Threw in some 12v sources on mod switch panel as well as some cab lighting (led strip lights, might go a different direction but light output is great). Wired in the front and rear led lights. Need to run a 12v to bed area for fridge. Progress..
Looks right. Could one of those pods be used under the dash?
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Old January 1st, 2016, 01:39 PM
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Old January 1st, 2016, 07:07 PM
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I created a small front runner rack from the partially disassembled and incomplete front runner D90 rack I had stored in my garage. Amazingly it fits perfectly in the rear tub of the 90. All I have to do now is to fashion some mounting brackets for it. It'll sit high enough that I can slide a fridge underneath and still be able to access gear through the gullwing windows. I'm pretty stoked I was able to put this together from "left overs". Originally I had my Maggiolina sit on my D90 rack but it was too top heavy so I took 3 cross bars with feet from the rack to mount the tent on. Hence the left overs.
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Old January 1st, 2016, 09:37 PM
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What tires are those - they look awesome. And like the hood kit - need to add that to the wish list.
They are Michelin XZL 7.50 x 16" thank you. I love them and they actually drive decent on the highway (but are a bit loud) and I travel to work some days in it about 82 miles round trip at 70-75 mph.

Off road they are really good and in the snow they are near perfect. The only off road situations they don't excel at is real heavy rock crawling (they aren't wide and can slip off) but airing down a lot does help.

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Thx Dan. I need those tires ......
Rovers North usually has them and the wheels. They are pricey and I have never found new ones anywhere else.
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Old January 5th, 2016, 11:48 AM
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Well these parts have been sitting in my garage for over a month and on this holiday break it seemed a good a time as any to tackle the install. I have to say that it went far easier than I expected with the exception of some rivets that where not long enough to go through the hood and the mounting plate so I had to drill them out and install using some spare nuts and bolts. That solution worked perfectly.

All in it took me about 4 hours some time of which I spent messing around trying to figure out how to take the bonnet off and it turned out far easier than I was making it.

I will say I have heard a lot of concerns about opening the hood with it on (not that I will do that but generally take it off to open) but even with it on it isn't as bad as expected. Visibility with the 7.50 x 16 is no worse than having my Lowrance Sat Nav mounted where it is in terms of visibility limitations.

Overall very happy with the install and look.

Let me know what you think.
That is a very nice looking D90!
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Old January 7th, 2016, 03:18 PM
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Just signed up for AAA Premier. In support of the rover habit. In case anyone cared or interested it was $190 for 13 months with an additional Driver
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Just signed up for AAA Premier. In support of the rover habit. In case anyone cared or interested it was $190 for 13 months with an additional Driver
Great move! Use mine once a year....
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Got mine the same week I got the defender. They should just be sold together.
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