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    New Defender News

    Just a partially wooded .95 acre lot in a subdivision in Roswell, GA. We're on the top of a hill which gives us a nice remote feeling - but the driveway is kind of a bitch. Back yard is great except for the 2-1/2 foot copperhead the dog and I just about stepped on this afternoon... the pieces...
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

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    New Defender News

    Five miles after picking it up at the dealer and its already been "off road" (in my back yard...)
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    New Defender News

    Here's a better picture or two - this was the one that came in June but somebody had deleted the tow pack from the build package so I had to reject it.
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    New Defender News

    The 18" gray alloys, I really like the way they look. I've gotten spoiled with the leather seats in the LR3 and D5 so I decided to spend a little extra for the durability and comfort. I plan on keeping this one for a long time so I splurged a bit. It looks like it will be Friday at the earliest...
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    New Defender News

    Mine is at the dealer waiting for the exterior accessories to arrive for installation. P300 110S with locking diffs, tow package and the full leather seats.
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    I'm taking delivery of this one later this week after some of the accessories get installed ( it finally arrived at the dealer) - P300 110S with locking diffs, towing package and the full leather seats. We are adding the roof rack, snorkel, fender extensions, small mudflaps, hood decal and front...
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    New Defender News

    That was very nice seeing how the P300 performs off road in real world situations. Unlike the car commercials where the manufacturers seem to think they need to be throwing the vehicles around tearing big ruts in the ground and splattering mud everywhere its nice to see something closer to real...
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    2003 BMW X5 (E53) Overland project

    Talk to these guys - Sarek Autowerke - they are doing cool things with X5's. Some late model Range Rover suspension parts will bolt in (remember BMW owned Land Rover for a while)
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    New Defender News

    I've known several people that have had pretty major crashes in the various generations of Discoverys and they have always performed well in crashes (especially rollovers). I'm very confident the new generation of D5 and Defender will be pretty safe if things go badly.
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    New Defender News

    I'm planning on applying some 3M anti-slip grip tape on top of the sliders on mine. You can buy it at Home Depot in 2" wide strips.
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    This is the first reference I've seen that the P300 doesn't have the coolers - can anyone elaborate on this? I don't have Instagram so I can't review the post to see what they said. I've got a P300 on order thinking it will be a sweet spot in the Defender line up for other reasons but this might...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    I had to run to Home Depot today to pick up an 80" interior door for a project I'm doing in my basement. As I rolled it out to the Discovery 5 I thought how am I going to fit an 80" door into a 77" load space? By running the passenger seat forward and tilting the seat back forward I was...
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    New Defender News

    Yeah that really sucked, so now it's replacement is due around the first of October. I decided to delete the sunroof on the second try as I realize how little I use the one in the D5. The roughsawn ash looked very artificial and much lighter in color than it looks on the configurator too.
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    New Defender News

    I've driven a P300 and it was very comfortable at 80 mph with plenty in reserve. It didn't seem sluggish off the line with three of us on board and like you I'm going for the simpler specification. I'd already be driving it if it had the tow package that somehow got deleted from the build so...
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