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    Michelin XZL. Real world feedback?

    I see the G90's mentioned and have to reply. I had one on the spare wheel when I got the 110. I fitted it while sorting out a bead leak on one of the XZL's. It wasn't on for long, if I even looked at the brake pedal in the wet that thing would lock up, and cornerning speeds were reduced to...
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    Michelin XZL. Real world feedback?

    Defenders are never going to be an easy drive (much better with a bit of weight in them) mine is an ex military which came with no sound insulation etc. I've added a bit of silent coat noise reduction sheets and with the Toyos It's now possible to hold a conversation in the cab
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    Michelin XZL. Real world feedback?

    I have a set in my backyard, taken of my defender 110, replaced with Toyo Open Country 255/85 R16. The 7.5 16 XZL were much louder, far less grip in the wet, not that great off road (nearly slid of the side of a trail, that two other vehicles passed with ease, one on AT's) and they're not that...
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    Back to the fold, ex-military 110

    New footwells, outriggers and paint, courtesy of YRM metal solutions (excellent parts, good fit and well made) A much cleaner gearbox ready for refitting New cupro-nickel brake lines and bit more paint Nearly there A bit of a tidy up of the wiring with a new fuse/relay box for the lights...
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    Back to the fold, ex-military 110

    Been a while, can't believe I've still got this old bus, especially after blowing the head gasket etc etc. A quick run through of the last couple of months Started out like this
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    Windshield wiper sprayer

    Try some of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wiper-Blade-Washer-Jets-types/dp/B00JF90YXU No more silly little dribbles for me (not for a few years anyway)
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    Suggest alternate options for these batteries ?

    Rolls Surrette, end of story as far as Lead acid batteries go. Of course the new batteries LiPo etc are giving some very interesting lighter weight options, but I have no direct experience with these.
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    New vehicle time

    Thanks, the vehicle is registered as a 66 but it could well be a 65 taking into account the build time etc.
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    New vehicle time

    Its been a while but work etc have got in the way But a bit of progress has been made Super single conversion, which also makes it easier to find sensible wheels and tyres. The adapter plates are hve also been made for the front as well. No more widow makers for me.
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    It was, but fortunately it didn't seize up and throw the belt, managed to drive 2 hours back home after it stopped working. Got a good workout driving the back roads of Sussex and Kent with no PAS, arms like Popeye:)
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    A little trip back home to Cornwall it was great when we got there , but this held us up a little
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    Coffee Makers?

    I've just picked up a Rok http://www.rokkitchentools.com/ Best coffee I've had in a long time. Takes a bit of prep, but I like to take time out and relax when making the coffee.
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    New vehicle time

    Starting to look like a fire truck again, using coach paint rather than spraying, and to those who are thinking about wrapping their vehicle, the wrap on this truck completely destroyed the paint work and was starting to cause rust problems at the edges, in just over a year of being applied. On...
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    New vehicle time

    Haha, yeah the OBW would be great, for wet t shirt contests, however the tank has already been removed. The seats were suprisingly good for the very brief time I was sat in them, and I really like that they are on top of the water pump, makes a neat feature in the cab. Not too sure on the...
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    New vehicle time

    Time for a new vehicle. Criteria to take in to consideration- I'm in the UK, so something reasonably compact, with good mpg. Diesel, as gas prices are stupid here 4WD to get to those interesting places. Easy to drive, better half doesn't like driving the 110. Comfortable, see above. Good...
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