Recent content by T-Willy

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    Scheel Mann Vario XL seats in the Equipt 200 Series Land Cruiser

    Great write-up. Beautiful seats, but I'm pretty sure they could use some competition. It'd be great to see some other makers come in with high quality, higher value options.
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    this is the one

    I'll be interested to see how high it goes. Given, LHD triple-locked diesels are rare specimens in the U.S., but it's still an old, high-mileage truck. Absent a rebuild, all of its rubber (seals, bushings, gaskets) is well past prime and prone to failure. The leather is cracked and in spots...
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    SRN’s 2017 Nissan Armada Build Thread

    Looks great. I've always thought Armada was a bit of a sleeper platform. How does it drive and feel?
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    4xe actual mileage and range

    I found an article that sort of explains it here. The official EPA electric-range rating for the Wrangler 4xe is 22 miles. That's 3 miles short of what Jeep estimated when the plug-in hybrid SUV was unveiled last year. The Wrangler 4xe also gets an efficiency rating of 49 MPGe combined, and...
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    4xe actual mileage and range

    And EPA also provides this explanation: For those vehicles that do not use liquid fuels--such as electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles operating on electricity, and compressed natural gas vehicles-- the labels display miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe). Think of this...
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    4xe actual mileage and range

    Jeep states 4xe achieves 49 MPGe in hybrid mode. That claim is repeated here. But, with a 17.2 gallon tank, its range is 370 miles in hybrid mode--which achieves only ~21.5 MPG. Many have been led to believe that, under hybrid power and 49 MPGe, the 4xe can travel 49 miles for each gallon of...
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    New Defender News

    Yeah, towing for Defender, by virtue of its design, is a bit of a sideshow. What truly distinguishes Defender among North American offerings is its combination of one-ton payload and off-road chops. No other wagon offers that key combination for remote touring.
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    New Defender News

    This is a thorough, no-nonsense six-month review emphasizing towing and payload capability. They've had one now-resolved electronic non-start, and ongoing problems with Apple Carplay. Overall a positive review, but they're replacing it because GVW can't be upgraded.
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    2003 Land Cruiser 100 Series Build & Adventure Thread

    I would counter-offer Blaire, Cher, or Sinclair. :) Nice work getting after the rust. You're going pretty deep here.
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    New Defender News

    And certainly 50s. That fact is an opportunity for the low spec Defender to compete for market share. I hope JLR has their eye on that (and, to that end, by also offering coils for a lower N.A. price point). I would like to believe that more volume would lead to better reliability too.
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    The ExPo Mountain Bike Photo Thread

    That was my front porch in Salida. Quite the view.
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    CA Coastal Commission to revoke [ALL] OHV access to Pismo Dunes

    This closure is fantastic news and long overdue.
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    New Bronco

    Wrong-o, bud. I know several people cross shopping Bronco and GX. GX is winning among them because, unlike Bronco, you can actually drive away in a vehicle when you buy a GX.
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    What battery size would you need to go overlanding in an EV.

    What about supplementing with a few 3000 W portable wind turbines?
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    New Defender News

    Good point, I agree--a competitor to all three Toyotas (GX included) with more payload at 2010 lbs.