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    BFG KM2 problems

    Reviving a dead thread but my KM2s just delaminted yesterday. Lots of offroading on them. Date stamped 2012 but I put them on 5 years ago. Pretty scary and lucky it didn't totally blow out. Happened after a few hundred miles offroading in Death Valley and not one mile on pavement and it blew. I...
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    Timm Cooper Specs??

    Are you talking about his new frames or his previous builds? His older builds tended to be series trucks on long leafs and 37s. New frames are robust and can setup with mounts for an LS or possibly the 2.8R.
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    Santana Series IV / Defender 110 Overland Build

    'Drove her out of the garage, first time in over a year. Noticed oil on the ground and realized the low pressure hose from steering rack wasn't hooked up. Tried to go foward and no luck. Either tranny or transfer case not engaging. Either way, it should be on a trailer and headed back to the...
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    Santana Series IV / Defender 110 Overland Build

    Finally got some work done. Engine running well. Custom driveshafts built, waited 2 months for them but they r beefy!
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    LR3 Newbie questions.

    Last weekend in the Sierras. I am a big advocate of thenARB bumper as I had someone back into me causing over $3k damage to their volvo while it caused a scratch on my ARB. If I had a hidden winch, it would've cost thousands in damage to the LR3 bumper and side panel.
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    Snow Peak Addiction

    More pizza on the trail! Broke my SP ceramic pizza stone, but a 14 inch standard seems to working. Emailed SP but haven't heard back. I want a replacement.
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    LR3 Newbie questions.

    I've had my LR3 for 6 years and over 100k miles, plenty offroad. Its a rover, its fickle, but all the problem areas are easy to fix. The 06 to 09 Jag engine is arguably the best engine they have ever made. The 10 to 16 engines all have major timing tensioner issues or intake valve problems from...
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    How in the hell is an S-Pod BantamX $915.00!

    I'm exploring options as well. The ARB Linx looks the most promising and the sPOD looks absurdly priced and clunky. Another power distribution module is neutrinoblackbox.com. Just came across it and haven't researched it completely yet. I have a Recaro Manager 30 for all my power management...
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    Santana Series IV / Defender 110 Overland Build

    Planning my rear kitchen pull-out with integrated Snow Peak IGT system. Hoping to be able to store items directly in the table but it may be too high. Waiting on my driveshafts that are being built. Was told 1 week and its been a month! Going to order TrailReady beadlock rims for 35s. They...
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    Santana Series IV / Defender 110 Overland Build

    Finished the install of the @Scheel-Mann seats and new seat belts. I originally swapped them by accident and one of the levers hit the B pillar. Seat belt bracket had to be trimmed and moved down to fit correctly. Everything in the Santana is a bit different!
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    Santana Series IV / Defender 110 Overland Build

    Engine bay looking great with all the new parts! Took the time to redo the fuel lines as well. No more leaks!
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    Santana Series IV / Defender 110 Overland Build

    After firing her up, she has a leak at the throttle swivel on the injection pump. Called a few places to get quotes on rebuild and they ranged from 1200 to 2k. Yikes! Bought a fresh rebuild direct from @bearmach for cheaper nd it arrived 3 days later. Borrowed install kit to lockout pulley so I...
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    Santana Series IV / Defender 110 Overland Build

    Finished up rewiring and noticed some lights on dash not working. Changed all 1.2w minibulbs and added LED backlights to gage cluster. Need to fix bad ground and LED taillights/flasher issues. Headlight wiring also messed up.
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    Santana Series IV / Defender 110 Overland Build

    Got front end clip back together
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    Santana Series IV / Defender 110 Overland Build

    Got the cooling system hooked up and fired her up back in April. Front thermostat housing was leaking and after the 3rd try, just sealed it up with TheRightStuff and its holding. Pressure tested and holding well.
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