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    NAS LR3 build with an overseas twist

    As both a Scot and a Marine he is disreputable....thus we got along swimmingly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    275/65r-18 BFG KO2 on LR3?

    Absolutely nothing wrong with the smaller size, and you are correct, it shouldn't hurt all that much offroad given the overall nature of the truck.
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    Back in a Rover again, mild LR3 build

    The same one that is in my sig line. https://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/nas-lr3-build-with-an-overseas-twist.143540/ Searching some key words finds that, also references in several other places too. Like this...
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    Back in a Rover again, mild LR3 build

    Just like Jkatka-unbolt seat, remove. Use seat bolts to put in bolt plates, use ARB kit to strap it down. It's all in the build thread, with pics.
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    Back in a Rover again, mild LR3 build

    Optimal placement of the fridge, in my experience, is in the center (30) section of the 2nd row 35/30/35 seats-thus it really doesn't impact cargo area loss. It could have minor impact if you were to use your truck as a van and fold all the seats flat. It does offer a barrier between rear...
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    Coyote; aka my 96 D1 5 speed build thread

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    Back in a Rover again, mild LR3 build

    I didn't see the benefit of the fridge either-and more importantly neither did the wife-till I decided we 'needed' one for VOT. Years later, our primary application is as you describe. DD, gravel roads exploring, and camping...and I'd say it is one of the favorite aspects of the truck. More...
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    MaxTrax, are they worth it?

    The phrase I apply, from a different facet of my life, is that you never need it till you need it badly. Mind you, when you need it badly something ad hoc may work-but lets face it, half the reason we add this stuff on is b/c of the desire to achieve some type of perfection in terms of...
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    MaxTrax, are they worth it?

    All good; and to your point my language is likely morphed by my profession, versus would be a normal usage for most. If I were going to the Dakar...I'd spend the $ on something I trusted.
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    MaxTrax, are they worth it?

    With vice, as used, I meant it in the preposition application meaning in the place of (sand ladders). While versus would also be appropriate, to be pedantic, I meant vice as used. (I hate grammar...) In my experience the waffle boards work, but are heavy as all get out and tend to atrophy over...
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    Should I buy this 03 D2 as my first rover?

    You may be able to retrofit the CDL into the 03 TC; that's a great question for a search on Discoweb (search, not a post...Dweb is a long term bastion of tremendous knowledge, every question you'd have has been asked/answered there for a decade). LR3s do lack the character of the earlier...
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    MaxTrax, are they worth it?

    In this case you are really better off with bridging ladders vice traction matting of any form. Much depends on the size of the gap you need to cross of course. Ironically, however, in this case if you used Maxtrax vice Alum sand ladders, the MT will go back to shape (without a hammer) after...
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    Should I buy this 03 D2 as my first rover?

    $1500...the gateway to $15000 plus a lot of time for a suboptimal platform (no locking CDL, may not even have the nipple on the TC if memory serves me for this year). Late in the engine life of the platform that started decades before, the 02's engine may well go at some point...etc. Don't...
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    MaxTrax, are they worth it?

    The military is also looking at maxtrax...so there's that.
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    Need help identifying a front bumper on an LR4 (pictures included)

    You could get 3 custom made for that price....
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