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  1. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    I looked in to shipping the bull bar from Australia. The shipping is over two thousand AU$, for a three thousand dollar kit. Ouch. I'd be super happy if some importer got a whole crate of them and could save on the shipping so we only have to pay a few hundred for the last leg of the journey...
  2. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    One of these things is true, at least. This is your regular reminder that this guy is extremely biased due to his own rocky relationship with JLR, and he put out videos trashing the new Defender's capability before anybody had even driven it. Stop giving him legitimacy by sharing his clickbait...
  3. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    This is the news thread - the rage/hate thread was shut down for a reason. Could all the trolls zip it for those of us who are following this thread for... you know, news?
  4. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    For what it's worth, I don't think it's particularly likely that their mechanical issues were caused by ignoring the break-in procedure, but I do think it shows a level of irresponsibility on their part, and if there was something already wrong, I think it could have exacerbated it. It's also...
  5. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    They posted a video where they took it off road at over 10k feet with a hundred miles on the odometer.
  6. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    They did run it off road at over 10,000 feet elevation with less than a hundred miles on it. That's not exactly a normal break-in procedure. The only thing that makes this hypothesis seem unlikely to me is that if it were that simple you'd think they would have it figured out by now.
  7. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    That's not how a subframe lift works. It takes all the suspension components and just moves them down. Your geometries and everything stay the same, their attachment points are just "extended" from the body, for lack of a better word.
  8. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    the J Auston Fabrications lifts are subframe lifts, not just lift rods, so they seem much more like the real deal. My question is: does anyone know what they cost? When a company doesn’t list prices on their website I assume it means that whatever they are selling is way too expensive.
  9. Corgi_express

    couple of random and general questions

    Um, what? Automatic access height is a standard feature on modern Land Rovers. Why in the world would they build an air suspension that cannot handle being lowered two or three times per day?
  10. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    TFL is currently having problems with FIVE different vehicles - a Corvette, a Silverado, a Mini, a BMW, and a Tesla. They drove the Defender off road, at twelve thousand feet elevation, with less than a hundred miles on the odometer, completely ignoring the three thousand mile break-in period...
  11. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    Please do! I subscribed to this thread because I want to be notified of news, seeing as how the title of the thread is "New Defender News" - not hear a bunch of keyboard warriors crying about how they are being oppressed.
  12. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    The Defender is Motor Trend's 2021 SUV of the year. Which is kinda funny, because some of the Land Rover marketing people get kinda cranky when you call it an SUV. They want you to call it a 4x4. I call mine pretty much everything except a 4x4, which feels awkward to say. It's a car, a truck...
  13. Corgi_express

    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    spending some time in Death Valley
  14. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    They have been available for a while and are on their website for order.
  15. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    This makes me really nervous about trusting the feedback here - the parking aids are only on when in comfort/eco modes. I have never heard a parking aid alert when in any of the off road modes. This is the only place I really have an issue with the Pivi Pro performance - using the wheel to...
  16. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    We took our Defender to an OHV park here in CA over the weekend, and climbed a manufacturerd obstacle that was made up of concrete steps that were covered in fine, loose sand. We were in the mud/ruts program, which allows moderate wheel spin, and yet we slowly and deliberately crawled up the...
  17. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    They can't keep the higher trim models, where they make more money, on the lots - why would they be bothering to order the low end trims? Maybe in a year or two when supply can meet demand they will diversify a bit. When i was shopping, I was mainly annoyed at how few had the rear locker - but...
  18. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    The bolt-down points for the storage box are already there below the side trim, and I am just waiting for some third party to come out with a mounting bracket for rotopax that attaches in the same place.
  19. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    Jeep did the same thing - the Compass and Renegade hybrids have been available in Europe for a while, but not in the US. I would speculate on the reasons but that would be veering into a big political can of worms.
  20. Corgi_express

    New Defender News

    The US press release at https://media.landrover.com/en-us/news/2020/09/introducing-2021-land-rover-defender does not mention the Plug-in Hybrid being available in the USA, so does that mean we might not get it on this side of the pond until after the 2021 model year? Then again, the P400e...
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