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    “Under rated” winch?

    I’ve been planning to add a winch to my Land Rover LR3, which has a curb weight of 5,800 lbs. I have ~ 200 lbs worth of extra weight on it, including the winch, rather than a typically heavily laden expedition vehicle. I’m aware of the GVWR x 1.5 method, which would put me at a 9,500/10,000 lb...
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    Another house battery option?

    I stumbled across these after reading an electric vehicle thread on here, and they seem like they might have some real benefits unless I’m missing something. Lithium batteries have become popular, but they are around $1,000 for 100ah and still have the standard battery form factor...
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    Adding battery capacitor for GMRS radio?

    I recently installed the Midland MXT275 radio in my vehicle, but have run into a bit of an inconvenient issue. When running trails, I often get out and scout sections on foot, usually from 2-10 minutes. Being a long time Land Rover owner and not trusting their cooling systems to not...
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    Help wiring solenoid switch..

    I’m in the process of adding a fuse block inside the cabin of my vehicle, controlled by a 200 amp “dumb” solenoid. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CEBXRS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I went with it over the Blue Sea ACR as I wanted the ability to have the fuse block...
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    What accessories requiring a 12v socket do you actually use?

    As the title says, I’m curious to hear how useful 12v cigarette lighter sockets are in this day and age. My LR3 has four of them, and I’m considering replacing some of those with dual USB sockets, as the only accessories I have that use them are a 12v shower and potentially an air bed...
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    “Grab and go” setups?

    Obviously packing for any longer trip/expedition can be quite the process with gear lists, where things are packed in terms of accessibility, etc. I have two young boys and in order to get them out in the woods as often as possible I’ve been wanting to put together a “grab and go” setup that...
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    Critique my auxiliary wiring plan...

    Hi all, I’m working on adding auxiliary wiring/power circuits to my LR3. At this point, I don’t want a dual battery system, so I’m planning on running a portable battery box with a deep cycle marine battery when needed. Here’s the basic plan, hopefully it’s legible. I have an 80 amp fuse on...
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    “Portable” auxiliary battery system

    Hi all, I recently purchased a Land Rover LR3 and have been getting it setup as a DD/camping vehicle. For a couple reasons, I’ve been looking at adding an auxiliary battery setup, but believe a portable setup would be more versatile for my needs. #1 is a winch. I plan to build a 2” front...
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    Back in a Rover again, mild LR3 build

    I have a reasonably long history with Land Rovers, starting with a 97 D1 I bought back in college around 10 years ago. With a mild lift and KM2’s I ran around the national forest, and put I lot of miles on it as a DD. I moved out to Austin TX for a few years, and the it ended up wrong side up on...
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    275/65r-18 BFG KO2 on LR3?

    Hey all, I picked up an 08 LR3 SE last week and it needs some real tires. Been reading everything I can find, and I know most recommend the 265/65r-18’s, but the 275’s look so much more proportional to me. I know I’ll need to move the driver wheel well sensor wire, relocate the rear heater...
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    Reliability v ease of repairs?

    As a mechanic and Land Rover owner, I've seen both sides of the coin. What I've come to find are the things that end up causing the most problems are the ancillaries like alternators and fuel pumps, which are common to all vehicles. In my experience, sometimes the "bulletproof/reliable" vehicles...
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    Decent looking seat covers and flooring?

    Hi, I have a Disco I and the leather seats are showing a lot of wear and tear, and I am having the typical wet insulation/carpet issues. I will be sound deadening the floor, and would like to replace the carpet with something else, as well as the seat covers. The problem is I want to keep...
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