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...
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
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...
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
A bit of a tidy up of the wiring with a new fuse/relay box for the lights...
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.
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:)
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.
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...
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.