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Old March 15th, 2015, 07:18 PM
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Old March 15th, 2015, 07:27 PM
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Fit some wolfs with XZLs to the RRS
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Old March 15th, 2015, 09:23 PM
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Fit some wolfs with XZLs to the RRS
now thats funny
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Old March 15th, 2015, 11:23 PM
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Changed the oil in my transmission and T case.

Used Redline MTL in the transmission, it shifts noticeably better now.

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Same again at the front wheels?
Had to remove the front shaft and dyno it with the Tcase locked. $65 for the Etest....
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Old March 16th, 2015, 08:01 AM
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Fit some wolfs with XZLs to the RRS
shabby chic?
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Old March 16th, 2015, 10:48 AM
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Truck is looking pretty aggro. Couple suggestions, the air hose will get UV'ed out if you leave it exposed like that. With dangerous consequences if it blows. Get rid of that land anchor tow hitch, and please share what's wrong with the high lift? They are infinitely rebuildable.


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I really need to buy a new hi-lift jack...this thing is on its last legs!



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Don't look like they will tuck.

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Fit some wolfs with XZLs to the RRS
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Old March 16th, 2015, 11:07 AM
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Truck is looking pretty aggro. Couple suggestions, the air hose will get UV'ed out if you leave it exposed like that. With dangerous consequences if it blows. Get rid of that land anchor tow hitch, and please share what's wrong with the high lift? They are infinitely rebuildable.

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Don't look like they will tuck.
He doesn't need to worry....he needs to wheel it first
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Old March 16th, 2015, 11:16 AM
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If they would fit for real they would tuck easy. I have 32" on the RRS now. And they are real wide. But this talk is gibberish!

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Old March 16th, 2015, 11:32 AM
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Couple suggestions, the air hose will get UV'ed out if you leave it exposed like that. .
Or stolen...is that da hood in the background?

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Old March 16th, 2015, 12:11 PM
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Repainted rear crossmember which was in much better condition than anticipated after stripping the original paint.





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Old March 17th, 2015, 08:35 PM
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UPDATE! Warning About Urban Offroad

Back in October 2014, when I posted the entry below, I praised Derek Chase of Urban Offroad for the rack and ladder system he made for me.

Well, just a short time after, when the first very light rain hit here in So. Cal, I discovered that the rack had not been properly powder coated because it began to exhibit rust at several of the weld joints. I called Mr. Chase about getting it repaired, and his response was, "I never warranted the finish," and he refused to personally help with the repair. Not only was this false (he never mentioned that it or anything else was not covered, and I never waived it), the goods were and still remain covered by several implied warranties, all of which this guy has refused to accept.

So here we have a merchant who produces an entire series of racks and other accessories for off-road vehicles that can't even stand up to a light drizzle, and he claims they're not warranted for that purpose. Huh?

I made many calls and sent several emails, all of which were ignored. Finally, when Mr. Chase did respond, it was in the form of highly offensive emails.

Obviously, I will never again endorse Mr. Chase or his business, but I also want to clearly revoke my previous, positive comments. I hope this post will provide a warning to my fellow forum members here at Defender Source, so that nobody else might rely on them and end up in a similar situation.

That said, this entire discussion might be moot since Mr. Chase told me back in October that he was going to close his shop in April 2015, after his lease expired. So if you're getting ready to send him a deposit for some future work, you might want to inquire before you do.


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Old March 18th, 2015, 01:02 AM
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Tested Front Runner Surf Racks

Tested out the Front Runner Paddle Board / Surf rack with two paddle boards. Works Great!
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Old March 18th, 2015, 01:24 AM
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Back in October 2014, when I posted the entry below, I praised Derek Chase of Urban Offroad for the rack and ladder system he made for me.

Well, just a short time after, when the first very light rain hit here in So. Cal, I discovered that the rack had not been properly powder coated because it began to exhibit rust at several of the weld joints. I called Mr. Chase about getting it repaired, and his response was, "I never warranted the finish," and he refused to personally help with the repair. Not only was this false (he never mentioned that it or anything else was not covered, and I never waived it), the goods were and still remain covered by several implied warranties, all of which this guy has refused to accept.

So here we have a merchant who produces an entire series of racks and other accessories for off-road vehicles that can't even stand up to a light drizzle, and he claims they're not warranted for that purpose. Huh?

I made many calls and sent several emails, all of which were ignored. Finally, when Mr. Chase did respond, it was in the form of highly offensive emails.

Obviously, I will never again endorse Mr. Chase or his business, but I also want to clearly revoke my previous, positive comments. I hope this post will provide a warning to my fellow forum members here at Defender Source, so that nobody else might rely on them and end up in a similar situation.

That said, this entire discussion might be moot since Mr. Chase told me back in October that he was going to close his shop in April 2015, after his lease expired. So if you're getting ready to send him a deposit for some future work, you might want to inquire before you do.


I dislike powder coat for this very reason. Paint can be touched up, powder coat can't. Cut your losses, scuff it and paint it.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 01:49 AM
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Good point. I already had to do this to the grille guard, which had powder coat sections literally lifting away from the metal. Paint is easier all around.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 08:22 AM
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Not to take this conversation too far off but one of the problems writing a review after we first buy a product or obtain service is that we are still in the "honeymoon" period.


The product or service has not survived the test of time and use. That is why Consumer Reports asks for reviews after people have owned a vehicle for some time. Its amazing to me that people will spend big $$ to buy a new Land Rover given their dismal record of quality ratings by most sources. Of course those of us who own Defenders are a different class of people.. mostly masochists I suspect.


Looking at reviews on web sites is a hit an miss. Unless the person had a problem immediately after purchasing the product, most reviews are initial purchase experience.


I can empathize with buying something that doesn't even meet the minimum level of quality. Any wonder why this guy maybe going out of business?
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Old March 18th, 2015, 08:26 AM
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Back in October 2014, when I posted the entry below, I praised Derek Chase of Urban Offroad for the rack and ladder system he made for me.

Well, just a short time after, when the first very light rain hit here in So. Cal, I discovered that the rack had not been properly powder coated because it began to exhibit rust at several of the weld joints. I called Mr. Chase about getting it repaired, and his response was, "I never warranted the finish," and he refused to personally help with the repair. Not only was this false (he never mentioned that it or anything else was not covered, and I never waived it), the goods were and still remain covered by several implied warranties, all of which this guy has refused to accept.

So here we have a merchant who produces an entire series of racks and other accessories for off-road vehicles that can't even stand up to a light drizzle, and he claims they're not warranted for that purpose. Huh?

I made many calls and sent several emails, all of which were ignored. Finally, when Mr. Chase did respond, it was in the form of highly offensive emails.

Obviously, I will never again endorse Mr. Chase or his business, but I also want to clearly revoke my previous, positive comments. I hope this post will provide a warning to my fellow forum members here at Defender Source, so that nobody else might rely on them and end up in a similar situation.

That said, this entire discussion might be moot since Mr. Chase told me back in October that he was going to close his shop in April 2015, after his lease expired. So if you're getting ready to send him a deposit for some future work, you might want to inquire before you do.


you should post this in a separate thread. it'll get buried here.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 11:20 PM
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Yes, I obviously posted too soon, and it was generated by my sense of enthusiasm, or shall I say, over-enthusiasm. Of course, I never expected that a static, non-mechanical product like this would fail in the manner it did. About the closure of his business, who knows, but I have a few theories. Treat yourself to a 5-minute conversation with the guy, and I think you'll have yours.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 12:21 AM
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Wow, so sorry to hear that. I was one of his first customers on the East Coast if I recall, geez I can't even recall how long ago now. '06-07 maybe?
I guess he got tired of making quality stuff or dealing with the biz.
Such a shame.

Maybe it's best he's retiring. I don't think I've heard anything ever bad said about his product prior to this so hopefully the rack itself is solid and just needs some painting and you'll have it for ever.

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Old March 20th, 2015, 08:45 PM
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Finally got my truck on the road (off the road?) again for the first time since October. I'd had a short in the fuse panel (thank God for that cut-off switch!) and finally got it all worked out.
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Old March 20th, 2015, 09:27 PM
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Finally got my truck on the road (off the road?) again for the first time since October. I'd had a short in the fuse panel (thank God for that cut-off switch!) and finally got it all worked out.
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