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Land Rover
Defender 90
Conniston Green
Station Wagon
Purchased in June 2018 by me in Durango CO by the member here: "mdmccallum". Mike has done all the hard work on this beauty! Im so excited and honored to have been able to acquire this from Mike. He was an honest and thoughtful seller.

This 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 was a 2-owner factory station wagon that was purchased by the 2nd owner out of Oklahoma 16 years ago and used as a daily driver for five years before becoming a weekend adventure vehicle. Power comes from a factory 4.0-liter V8 mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission, and modifications for offroad use include suspension, driveline, and gearing upgrades along with underbody protection, a winch, and more.

Mike took great care of the truck and I intend to do the same!
1997 Land Rover Defender 90 (Conniston Green)


Power is sent to all four wheels from a Rover 4.0L V8 through a ZF 4HP22 4-speed automatic transmission and LT230 transfer case with manually-locking center differential.

Oil changes have been reportedly been performed every 3,000 miles using non-synthetic oil. A new alternator has been installed, and a recent compression test reportedly revealed all eight cylinders to be within factory specs.

New Serpentine belt installed, July 2018, approx 102,000 miles.
Interior trim is largely stock with grey vinyl buckets, four side-facing jump seats, and grey carpeting. Rubber OEM floor mats are up front and a storage net is suspended over the cargo area.

A custom onboard air setup repurposes the air conditioning compressor to run power tools or inflate the tires when offroad and includes a frame-mounted tank under the passenger seat as well as a pressure gauge in the lower dash. Only the internal parts for the air conditioning unit were removed for the conversion according to the seller. The D90 is equipped with a CB radio, bumper-mounted Firestik antenna, Alpine stereo, JBL amp, Memphis Audio speakers, and a subwoofer.

Aug 2018, roof leaking a decent amount so I applied Sikaflex caulking to all seams on the roof, gutters and around the sunroof. Seems to have stopped the water issues. Next is the rebuild of the gaskets of the rear sliding windows with the Garrison kit (completed one side only.)

10-9-19 - 107,500 miles: Oil Change, Front and rear Diff Oil change, Added new grease to Swivel Balls.

Roof Top Tent 10-11-19 - fun and off to Overland East Expo!

March 2020: In hopes of attending Electric Forest and a fun road trip to MI, I added a new Redtop Optima for Starting and a second YellowTop Optima for accessories including a new 4 channel amp, and 3000 watt inverter with gauges. I added a nice plexiglass control panel for fuses, busses and a battery cancelled due to Covid 19.
Offroad-specific exterior upgrades include an ARB front bumper, Warn 8,000 lb. winch with synthetic line, Hella HID driving lights, ShrockWorks swing-away tire carrier with Hi-Lift jack and jerry can mounts, Mantec rock sliders, and diamond-plate rear corner guards.
New Amp installed March 2020
Fixed melted wiring behind dash that caused a short to the fog lights which are tied to a relay that only activate when high beams are on.
Magnaflow exhaust.
Oil cooler lines, extended stainless steel brake lines, 4.11:1 differentials with Detroit Truetrac lockers, Rovertracks heavy-duty rear axles, Great Basin Rovers driveshafts, and Safari Gard differential guards. Suspension modifications consist of Old Man Emu springs with 1″ spacers, 11″ Fox 2.0 Emulsion shocks, shock towers with coil retainers, and heavy-duty steering and trailing arms.

4-26-2020: Complete suspension upgrade and refresh. New custom shock kit: Asfir Long Travel Suspension Kits w/Bilstein 7100 Remote Reservoir Shocks. New OME HD Springs. 3 of 4 Calipers replaced (leaking) and new GreenStuff EBC Pads installed. Removed wheel spacers.
Wheel and Tire
Gulf Coast Rovers 15″ steel wheels wear 35″x12.5″ Goodyear MTR tires. Wheel spacers installed by previous owner. -

New BFG KM3 Mud Tires installed - 107,500 miles, Oct 11 2019.

New "return to center" steering stablilizer installed 4-26-2020



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