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Old March 15th, 2014, 04:52 PM
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WTF. You are living in the land of the free (in terms of defenders) and you aren't driving one? Come on man, buy a beater or lease a spanking new one or something!

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Old March 15th, 2014, 05:25 PM
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Got OME 2751 and 2755 in and prepped for install! I waited until the cage and ARB were installed to see of it was necessary... The extra weight has definitely changed the handling characteristics of the truck. It's near-scary how much sway the vehicle has now. Hopefully the new springs help a lot


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Old March 15th, 2014, 05:30 PM
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Also got new km2 tires installed on new wolfs... 255s were a tight fit with stock suspension but it works for now.



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Old March 15th, 2014, 05:33 PM
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Old March 15th, 2014, 05:47 PM
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I ended up changing the shocks on the 110 today. I broke the bolts off the tower ring, good thing I had a set incase. I followed some advice I saw on a post here and used anti-seize non the bolts to prevent that from happening next time. The shocks I pulled off were dead no rebound at all when compressed, I guess it was way over due...
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Old March 15th, 2014, 06:09 PM
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Let's see... Snow finally melted a bit so I wanted to take the truck out since it has not moved since December. Was so happy to pull it out of the garage, I forgot to unplug the trickle charger from under the truck. Drove right over it and then the wire twisted around the rear rotor some how...
Good thing is I took a hammer and dolly to the charger case and fixed it a bit. It's still working.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 06:13 PM
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[QUOTE=ontheway;515540]Also got new km2 tires installed on new wolfs... 255s were a tight fit with stock suspension but it works for now.


And Pedro always says size doesn't matter! looks good. Where is Pedro anyway....radio silence?!? is he grounded?
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Old March 16th, 2014, 01:41 AM
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WTF. You are living in the land of the free (in terms of defenders) and you aren't driving one? Come on man, buy a beater or lease a spanking new one or something!
I already did the new route for three years and eventually realized I didn't need a three-defender plan. Which also explains why I've not gotten a beather. Mike at ECR has my NAS 110 on the list to get worked on, and then I'll ship that over. If I had a house in the stares I'd be happy to accumulate defenders, but after I moved last summer I don't even have a garage any more. At this point, more defenders just makes my logistics tail longer and more difficult.

That being said, the withdrawal is getting bad...
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Old March 16th, 2014, 06:02 AM
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Two packages from BoltonBits showed up in the mail earlier this week, so I have my work cut out for me when my Defender gets in from the shop... Turns out that almost-30-year-old indicators are not terribly bright.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 08:48 AM
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I already did the new route for three years and eventually realized I didn't need a three-defender plan. Which also explains why I've not gotten a beather. Mike at ECR has my NAS 110 on the list to get worked on, and then I'll ship that over. If I had a house in the stares I'd be happy to accumulate defenders, but after I moved last summer I don't even have a garage any more. At this point, more defenders just makes my logistics tail longer and more difficult.

That being said, the withdrawal is getting bad...
Still have the m635 ?

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Old March 16th, 2014, 11:04 AM
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Sure do Doug. As expected, it really doesn't want to pull all the extra weight. Struggles with 50 MPH on overpasses!
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Old March 16th, 2014, 11:15 AM
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Sure do Doug. As expected, it really doesn't want to pull all the extra weight. Struggles with 50 MPH on overpasses!
X2 When I have two boys, the wife, dog and a weekend of gear. Other than that she actually moves like expect a 30 year old survivor to move. I really would love to drive my same set up with a well provisioned 200tdi with power steering and AC. I just can't help but think the difference in performance is either going to push me to pull the full conversion trigger or make me realize a 2.5 normal isn't really all that bad. A big part of me wants to keep mine original and I know I hate myself if I did a conversion and then realize it only made the needle move a tiny bit.

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Old March 16th, 2014, 11:22 AM
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X2 When I have two boys, the wife, dog and a weekend of gear. Other than that she actually moves like expect a 30 year old survivor to move. I really would love to drive my same set up with a well provisioned 200tdi with power steering and AC. I just can't help but think the difference in performance is either going to push me to pull the full conversion trigger or make me realize a 2.5 normal isn't really all that bad. A big part of me wants to keep mine original and I know I hate myself if I did a conversion and then realize it only made the needle move a tiny bit.

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if you never get on the freeway you'd notice the top end difference less - but if you drive it for a day or more, want to go up real mountain passes, and ever want to not think twice about hopping on the freeway - there is a real difference.

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Old March 16th, 2014, 01:32 PM
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Fixed the parking brake and took it to get inspected. The inspector laughed when i told him to smack the steering wheel to get the headlights to work. No to get the headlights to stay on as smacking the wheel while driving is annoying.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 01:36 PM
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Old March 16th, 2014, 10:09 PM
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What differential is that? Looks heavy duty.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 10:27 PM
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Sleeved my stock tie rod / track rod with 1.5" OD, 0.25" wall 4130 condition-n chromoly , then TIG welded the ends circumferentially. Hopefully it will last longer than stock, but at Rausch who knows.

Was over at Charles's place and he helped me with diagnosing and fixing a 90W leak on my axles, which seems to be tied to several thing. Axle flange bolts worked somewhat loose, stub axle nut wasn't as tight as it should have been. Fixed everything and still found slight play in the wheels after replacing parts and it looks like my swivel ball pivots have play on the left and right sides.

Fun stuff...
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Old March 17th, 2014, 12:27 PM
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Today I determined that my new to me Defender has a Bosch 4.6 installed in it.
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Old March 17th, 2014, 02:15 PM
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Today I determined that my new to me Defender has a Bosch 4.6 installed in it.
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Old March 17th, 2014, 02:56 PM
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Today I determined that my new to me Defender has a Bosch 4.6 installed in it.
that may help explain why you got such good gas mileage
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