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Old January 1st, 2016, 10:37 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, 12:48 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.
That is a very nice looking D90!
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Old January 7th, 2016, 04:18 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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Old January 7th, 2016, 04:21 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
Great move! Use mine once a year....
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Old January 7th, 2016, 04:24 PM
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Got mine the same week I got the defender. They should just be sold together.
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Old January 7th, 2016, 05:02 PM
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Old January 7th, 2016, 07:37 PM
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NAPA! Sweet. I will review the discount vendor list. For the price it's great to know wife (probably with car full of kids) just dials the 800 number if I am out of town/country.
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Old January 7th, 2016, 07:44 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.
whoa! Carl, that is awesome...you could buy some more and have a completely flat load space, with tie down points and all....double up hauling space!

That is sweet - how did you attach the load bars to the tub?
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Old January 7th, 2016, 07:50 PM
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whoa! Carl, that is awesome...you could buy some more and have a completely flat load space, with tie down points and all....double up hauling space!

That is sweet - how did you attach the load bars to the tub?
He had not yet - I built this version earlier last year for a series customer


Using mounting rails bolted to the inside of the capping and risers to hold the rack in place.

Similar to what I had done on my 130 back in May - Tent on it in the summer and rack under the hood in the winter
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Old January 7th, 2016, 08:46 PM
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The tub already have 8 threaded bolts build into the sides so using rails would be redundant for my situation. I've mocked up a bracket design that mounts directly to the tub. I can post pictures later. Speaking of which, does anyone know how much (approximately) height a fridge slider adds to the overall fridge height? If anyone has a Luna weekender with a slider I'd appreciate a height measurement. I'm guessing it doesn't add more than 1/2" - 1" or so?

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whoa! Carl, that is awesome...you could buy some more and have a completely flat load space, with tie down points and all....double up hauling space! That is sweet - how did you attach the load bars to the tub?
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Old January 8th, 2016, 07:05 PM
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I've started a new thread for the conversion of my Front Runner rack in the small projects section.

It's called Front Runner Shelf Conversion for D90
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Old January 9th, 2016, 10:37 AM
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Fire extinguisher install. Prompted after I heard rumor another NAS truck burned in South Florida the other day.


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Old January 9th, 2016, 07:26 PM
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Old January 9th, 2016, 07:27 PM
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Clocking of the Mantec snorkel to fit the NAS cage.
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Old January 13th, 2016, 10:14 AM
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Used a 200 tdi snorkel on my 2.5 mod. Used 2.5 vacuum hose (will be well away from exhaust and secured to prevent chafing) might upgrade hosing depending on durability results. I ran the hose from the filter box all the way to the top (cap) of the snorkel. Waiting on some hardware to finish securing snorkel and under hood hosing.
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Old January 13th, 2016, 10:20 AM
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Used a 200 tdi snorkel on my 2.5 mod. Used 2.5 vacuum hose (will be well away from exhaust and secured to prevent chafing) might upgrade hosing depending on durability results. I ran the hose from the filter box all the way to the top (cap) of the snorkel. Waiting on some hardware to finish securing snorkel and under hood hosing.
Any issue getting the hose past the heater?
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Old January 13th, 2016, 10:25 AM
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Its tight but there is room for 2.5" hose. I went under the heater bracket below the box then up and through the wing side
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Old January 15th, 2016, 10:32 PM
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Old January 15th, 2016, 11:01 PM
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Well hell...

Had to shuffle cars and ended up with the 90 at the dealer.

Decided to go ahead and have new thermostat and coil put in....

I know...I know.... Easy stuff to do...

Charged me FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS!!😳

2 1/2 hours labor, $170 for coil, $10 for thermostat, $25 for antifreeze....

How long does book say it should take?
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Old January 15th, 2016, 11:11 PM
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2 1/2 hours labor, $170 for coil, $10 for thermostat, $25 for antifreeze....

Didn't even get a reach around....

How long does book say it should take?
The book time is meaningless for a Defender because anything involving a Defender at the dealership is rarely straight forward. At most I would say you were overcharged by an hour of labor.
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