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    EGR/DPF-to delete or not to delete

    Thanks Tex! I appreciate the correction.
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    EGR/DPF-to delete or not to delete

    I am learning a ton about diesels from this thread. Thanks folks!
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    EGR/DPF-to delete or not to delete

    @just browsing, I wonder if those dealer deletes were because of the different grade of diesel on farms? Further to the chat earlier in this thread, I know there are lots of penalties for driving “farm” diesel on the road and I understand that’s because this “farm” fuel is not ULSD. So do you...
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    EGR/DPF-to delete or not to delete

    People generally should not do emissions deletes. It's bad for the environment and because of that, it's illegal in most jurisdictions in most western nations, and I agree with the sentiments expressed so far about the importance of being good stewards of the environment we share on this "pale...
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    INEOS Grenadier

    I can see where you're coming from for sure Nick. It certainly is pretty similar to the Defender. The old Defender is at the root of the narrative behind how the Gren came to be, too, which further supports the "copy" argument. If Ineos had never mentioned the Defender or if Ratcliffe had never...
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    INEOS Grenadier

    I thought JLR imported the original 110 and 90s to the USA; they stopped in 1993 so there are still a few around that aren't imported after 25 years. I think this is a continuation of the prior legal strategy; JLR sued Ineos as was mentioned over the rough shape but lost in the UK. But JLR...
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    INEOS Grenadier

    No need to apologize, I wasn't sure how much info we can really glean from these events anyway as being a passenger is a lot different than being a driver. Thank you for sharing all the same. And at least we know the brakes work :D @Grassland, you've nailed it. That's exactly the kind of thing...
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    Flatbed conversions in North America?

    Oh yes for sure, excellent point! Modding cars in general is big business, you are correct. I’m thinking specifically If “Ute Trays”. In Australia their popularity was driven by tradesmen and commercial users. Commercial users have a higher bar (insurance and regulations) that regular folks...
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    Recommended mechanic in South Africa

    Only know him by reputation but I believe Paul Marsh has quite a few contacts and might be worth engaging on this question. https://paulmarsh4x4.com
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    Flatbed conversions in North America?

    I guess I kind of referred you to yourself there eh? :D I appreciate the transparency! Honestly I love the canopy setups I've seen - they are, in my opinion, the ultimate in "usability" for a touring truck. I think if you could address the weight issue, it would increase the prevalence of people...
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    INEOS Grenadier

    I 100% agree with you all the way. Most of what I've said above isn't first hand knowledge of course - it's based on what Ineos has been saying, and what I see on the 'net from others who have seen the Gren in person, but I need to understand exactly how it all works myself before I make my mind...
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    INEOS Grenadier

    I sure can imagine it! In fact, where I spent the majority of my life so far, that was the only option in town, and they were routinely far better than the "official" options in terms of getting things done and getting back to business. While parts were always a concern, skill of the mechanics...
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    Flatbed conversions in North America?

    I think that's part of it too Herbie - not a lot of industry guys use the midsize trucks, so there's not much to drive the demand for lightweight tub replacement options. That's probably related to the Payload issue I posted above, too. We see a ton of flatbeds up here in Northern Alberta...
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    Flatbed conversions in North America?

    I've looked into this as this was my original vision for my Canyon, and in fact this is one of the reasons I purchased the Canyon, because the frame would match several Australian trucks so an easy "bolt it on" approach to a tray/canopy would be an option for me. But I ran into weight issues...
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    INEOS Grenadier

    Often the cost of peace and quiet is steep, and it's paid in "I need XYZ and have to travel hours to get it". I grew up in a town in northern Canada that was 6 hours from the nearest movie theatre or shopping mall, so I know the feeling! Hopefully by 2023 they will have rolled out more spaces...
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