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1997 Land Rover Defender 90
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Vehicle Name
Year 1997
Make Land Rover
Model Defender 90
Color Arles Blue
1997 Land Rover Defender 90
1997 Land Rover Defender 90 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
History I purchased the truck from Adventure Motor Cars in July 2012. It is a Japanese spec truck that, from what i was told, spent its years in Dubai. It was imported to the US via British Rover in FL. They sold it to a man who kept it for about a year and then turned it in to a LR dealer on trade in. The dealer then sold it to Adventure Motor Cars.
Exterior
1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Exterior 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Exterior 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Exterior
Mantec Swing Away Tire Carrier
Rear Quarter Panel Guards (from D-90 member)
HID Headlights (from D-90 member)
Rockware Front Bumper
Rockware Frame Sliders
Rockware Front & Rear Pinion Guards
Terrafirma Galvanized Rock Sliders with tree bars
Rockware Custom Front Bumper (winch mount, 2 light tabs, limb risers, corner protectors, bottle opener)
Warn 9.5 cti-s

Interior
1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Interior 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Interior 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Interior
Front Puma XS Black Seats
Rear Exmoor Lock & Fold Seats (new style) XS Black
LED lighting throughout interior/dash
Kenwood Excelon KDC-X996 Head Unit
JL Audio C2-600x Front/Rear Speakers
JL Audio Amp
10" Phoenix Gold Subwoofer in Custom Box
Custom iPhone 5 Stereo Mount in dash
National Luna Dual Battery System
2 Optima Yellow Tops
D44 Dual Battery Tray
Custom mount in battery box housing NL isolator, 2 circuit breakers, Blue Sea Fuse block
Dynamat in Doors
Custom PowerTank Mount
Cobra 75WXST CB Radio

Wheel and Tire
1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Wheel and Tire 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Wheel and Tire 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Wheel and Tire
255/85-16 BF Goodrich T/A KM2

Under the Hood
1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Under the Hood
Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
Trailhead 4x4 Stainless Steel Oil Cooler Lines
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Roving Tracks HD Drag Link
Roving Tracks HD Tie Rod
Roving Tracks HD Panhard Rod
Roving Tracks HD Rear Trailing Arms

Suspension
OME 751 HD Springs Front
OME 764 MD Springs Rear
OME Nitrocharger Shocks
LR Rubberized Securing Rings (Front)
LR Rubberized Spring Isolators (Rear)
OME Steering Damper

Other
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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:47 PM
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You've got my dream set-up. Nice work!
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Old December 17th, 2012, 02:06 PM
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Very Nice!! gotta love that RockWare.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Great looking truck! Where did you get your rear quarter panel guards?
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Old December 17th, 2012, 03:48 PM
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Great looking truck! Where did you get your rear quarter panel guards?
Someone on the board was making those about 6 months ago. They are a nice fit.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Very nice, I keep kicking myself for not buying the new D90 I drove in 98 instead of buying the Disco II. Well a 1 year old and a wife talked me out of it!!! So I am buying like crazy now!!!
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Old December 17th, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Really like the iPhone set up. Can you post some more info??
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Old December 19th, 2012, 05:48 PM
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Really like the iPhone set up. Can you post some more info??
Thanks. Since there are no iPhone 5 accessories I made my own. Removed the ashtray and got one of these
http://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php?xProd=102814
Then drilled a hole in the bottom of it just big enough to fit the lightning connector through. Used some Gorilla glue to hold it in place, but not too much. Then after it dried reinforced the bottom side with lots of glue. Ran the USB cable down through the dash and connected it in the console to the USB input on my stereo.

The lightning plug is in there solid now. I can set my iPhone in it and charge it, play music, use GPS maps, etc. The lightning cable connects solid and haven't had any problems with it even on the trails.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 06:41 PM
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I noticed you are in Asheville, do you know Jack Stewart? He is a lawyer in Asheville and has a few d-90s, series, maybe a 110?
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Old December 19th, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Did you put in the lock & folds or did they come with the truck?
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Old December 19th, 2012, 09:37 PM
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I've seen Jack's 110 a few times. Once on the road and several times at blue ridge rovers. It's pretty sweet v
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:31 AM
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Did you put in the lock & folds or did they come with the truck?
A shop here in town put them in for me. Been very pleased and the kids love to ride in the truck now.

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I've seen Jack's 110 a few times. Once on the road and several times at blue ridge rovers. It's pretty sweet v
I've seen it a few times over at blue ridge rovers as well.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:38 AM
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A shop here in town put them in for me. Been very pleased and the kids love to ride in the truck now.
Awesome. My guys are dying to ride in the back of ours.. May I ask how much they charged to do the actual install?
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Old December 20th, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Awesome. My guys are dying to ride in the back of ours.. May I ask how much they charged to do the actual install?
If I remember right it took them about 5-7 hours to install those seats.
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 02:54 PM
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those tires look great. Did you need to do any mods and how does it drive compared to the LT265/75R16's ? I want to keep the stock rims and not lift it.
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