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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    Looks nice! So the hood opening will be quite narrow compared to the size of the overall "hood" area? Pics show me that's how classic Defenders work. Does that give a much smaller area to work in? I'm used to the full opening of the LR3.
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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    Wicked sand pics!
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    LR3/LR4 Peeps, need roof rack advice/insight

    I bought it this year - that's why I wrote 3.5 years... It took them waaaaay too long to launch that product. Completely changes the experience of the rack!
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    LR3/LR4 Peeps, need roof rack advice/insight

    Very good points on wasted potential/utilization, added weight, and fuel impact. (I read the first few hah) I thought I would have used my frontrunner rack a lot more! Definitely haven't used it as much as I expected. I also spent 3.5 out of 4 years with horrible wind noise (and probably a...
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    Decisions, decisions

    Looks great! Do you have a 2 seat tuck? I don't think my back seats fold down like that... Did you get the best attachment they offer? https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com/en/us/front-runner-new-slimline-ii-roof-rack-mounted-bottle-opener.html It's saved me on the trails countless times! It's...
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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    It seems a little bit short. It doesn't look like a Kia Soul as much anymore!
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    Mud terrains or All terrains....?

    They are knock off Maxtrax from Amazon - like a 1/4th the price and they could get delivered on time. They helped immensely! I had to leave it there a week while we got stuff to get it out and had time to come back haha We were definitely not ready for that kind of mud - didn't even have a...
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    Mud terrains or All terrains....?

    Can confirm! https://photos.app.goo.gl/9dtpES5c6LUCNWd8A KO2 At haha hard to tell. I sunk straight down.
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    Long Term Reliability of LR4

    I hated driving my family's suburban when I was learning. It felt like it took up the whole lane! How could I not hit someone? The smaller option was the Volvo station wagon and they sold it right before I turned 16! Was pretty bummed. An LR4 would be better than most 16 year Olds deserve! I...
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    Decisions, decisions

    Get the new wind fairing! It completely changes the experience.
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    ARKONIK Venture LR Defender 110 Edition heads for Hawaii

    Stunning! Love that interior leather.
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    LR3 Repair Woes - Upside O2 Sensor stuck

    Great news! I went back to my old Land Rover shop, Bear Valley Service in Alpharetta (Atlanta), GA. They got the sensor out and installed the one I provided for $300! $1,200 cheaper than the luxury European shop I was at previously. I had moved to the other side of town from Bear Valley - shame...
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    LR3 Repair Woes - Upside O2 Sensor stuck

    I saw the write up you did on replacing the manifold gaskets! Very detailed. A lot of work. One issue I'm coming up against is that the repair shop that did my transmission filter swap broke a bolt that attaches the manifold to the cat. So now only one bolt is holding it in. If they remove the...
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    LR3 Repair Woes - Upside O2 Sensor stuck

    Thank you for the advice! I hadn't thought about a muffler shop at all. I had already purchased the sensor on Amazon and wasn't able to get the job done. I'm definitely looking into this.
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    LR3 Repair Woes - Upside O2 Sensor stuck

    2006 LR3, 115k miles. I gave up on trying to replace the O2 Sensor by myself - it's the drivers' side upstream. My shop said it will only come out half way. If it snaps, they have to drill it out and rethread it. They said this would cost $1.7k (including the new sensor I think). They tried...
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