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    Lift rods vs GAP?

    According to a tire size calculator, which aren’t always accurate, those tires are 0.3” taller than mine and 0.4” wider. I’m running stock height on road, when I get to the dirt I plug in the GAP tool and raise it 1”, then run in normal height until I get it deeper ruts or water crossings...
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    Lift rods vs GAP?

    IIRC, the adjustments made via the GAP tool are on the sensor, not the actual air strut, so a 10mm change ends up being over 25mm at the wheels. You can drop it all the way to the bumpstops with the GAP tool and take a measurement, and then put it into extended mode by putting a block of 2x4...
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    LR3 Transmission service and Leak....

    Those heat shield bolts are a bit of a “gate keeper”, the worst part of the job IMO. If you get that free the rest isn’t terrible. My favorite tool combo for the oil pan bolts was a cut down Torx bit with a 10mm Gearwrench. The sleeve took a decent amount of force to pop in to where the...
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    Discovery 2 Vs GX470

    I tend to get along with Toyota guys ok, as we are both the outcasts of the off road community by not being Jeep owners. The most interesting discussion most JK/JL guys around here have seems to be color-coordinating as many bolt on trinkets as possible to their 22” wheels with mud terrains on...
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    Wiring Fridge Using ARB Universal Socket Mount

    I believe this is likely more a result of dealing with stock vehicle installations rather than dedicated auxiliary fuse blocks. You obviously want it to have power with the ignition off and OEM wiring is undersized for minimizing fridge voltage drops. I don’t want any more ring terminals on my...
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    Help me dream up the perfect sub $30k rig!

    As a fan of versatility/modularity, I can appreciate what you’re trying to accomplish. As somebody else said though, I’d probably just wait until you move unless your current rig isn’t reliable enough to make the trip, or you have way more options where you’re living now. If you don’t know...
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    Wiring Fridge Using ARB Universal Socket Mount

    As Verstad said, just use a butt connector to step it down to 10 gauge, then a spade connector. A few inches of smaller gauge wire won’t measurably change anything. I find it strange that you’re getting a significant voltage drop with 10 gauge unless you’ve got a really long run like the back...
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    “Under rated” winch?

    Thanks guys, winch and mounting plate showed up today, so I’ll get started on it. I’ve got everything else but a snatch block.
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    Best *mid priced* Kinetic Recovery Rope?

    IMO, there is still nothing wrong with a quality, appropriately rated recovery strap (not a tow strap with hooks), especially if you don’t want to spend $200 on a rope. This is assuming you’re talking about normal vehicles rather than something like a Unimog. We used to regularly do dumb stuff...
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    “Under rated” winch?

    I’ve been planning to add a winch to my Land Rover LR3, which has a curb weight of 5,800 lbs. I have ~ 200 lbs worth of extra weight on it, including the winch, rather than a typically heavily laden expedition vehicle. I’m aware of the GVWR x 1.5 method, which would put me at a 9,500/10,000 lb...
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    Recovery thoughts, ideas, advice

    It sounds like a pair of Maxtrax would solve the majority of these issues. Even with highway-ish tires (Cooper AT3’s), I was very surprised at how well they worked in some gumbo mud.
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    I get the reputation aspect, and I’m not saying they don’t have problems. My point is that they make no distinction between “the Bluetooth doesn’t recognize my phone sometimes”, or “I get a check license plate light chime on the dash, but the light works”, versus “It spun a rod bearing at 32k...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Will people please shut the hell up about “JD power surveys” and “Land Rover reliability” until there are actually known problems with the new Defender? It’s getting really old how every single conversation just turns into that. We get it, you think it’s unreliable, you don’t want one, maybe...
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    New Defender News

    I’d say any first year vehicle is risky to take to remote places, even based on something as simole as a fuel pump and the availability of parts. The LR reliability discussion will never end. The older ones were typical British vehicles that were suited to tinkerers and people who didn’t mind...
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    New Defender News

    I’d wager it will go anywhere a stock Rubicon will. Around here, even the ones on 37’s are pavement queens, or occasionally drive down a fire road. I suppose the idea of “ability” is more important to many than the actual need for it. An LR3 with appropriate tires will go 95% or more of the...
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