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  1. SkiWill

    Drug Dealer?

    A Land Cruiser in a cloud of steam unable to keep up with a Land Rover product? It's a good thing this isn't in the cult of Toyota section. You'd be hanged for heresy. Don't you know that a Land Cruiser is completely and utterly indestructible even without ever performing any maintenance...
  2. SkiWill

    New Defender News

    Very interesting. I had thought that the pickup version was dead. I'd love to see one revived though. I also think it is beneficial to see that the 130 will be mostly but not ALL rear overhang. If you're going to make a big family hauler, break over angle is going to be less than ideal...
  3. SkiWill

    2022 Defender 110 rooftop tent and accesories

    I have an Eezi-Awn Series 3 that I purchased from Equipt Expedition Outfitters. To my knowledge, they're the only Eezi-Awn importer in the US. I found the tent to be very high quality and the mattress very comfortable. Mine is a 1400 series so it is 1400 mm in width. They do make a 2200 mm...
  4. SkiWill

    LR4 to Defender direct comparison questions

    I have a Tactical 4x4 front and rear bumper and a Frontrunner Slimline roof rack with a wind fairing and Eezi-Awn Swift awning. I have 265/65R18 Cooper AT3 tires and no lift rods. EPA rating is 13 city and 17 highway for the 5.0 V8 LR4 from the factory. I occasionally have a RTT or a couple...
  5. SkiWill

    LR4 to Defender direct comparison questions

    Really? 12-14 mpg is similar to what I get in my 5.0 2012 LR4. If the P300 can't match the power of the 5.0, I'd hope that it would get better mileage than the 5.0? How much do you think the RTT contributes to those mileage numbers?
  6. SkiWill

    New Defender News

    Thank you again for the feedback. The Front Runner rack on my LR4 was quite loud, but the fairing I installed quieted it down considerably. I see one of your club members has the Front Runner rack on his Defender as well. I had a similar experience to Dogpilot, and the purchased separately, at...
  7. SkiWill

    Improving the Tactical Rovers rear bumper and Swing Outs for LR3 and LR4

    As your struts age, they will lose some of their capacity. I'm not sure if I was supposed to get a 90 lb strut for the gas can carrier, or if it was just a mistake and they grabbed the strut for a tire swing out when mine was shipped, but it was not safe, especially with kids around. I put a...
  8. SkiWill

    New Defender News

    Thanks for the real world feedback. Ever do any towing with that P300? Just curious how it does. Honestly, I was hoping for better mileage from a turbocharged 4 cylinder, but that would still be a substantial step up from my V8 LR4. Makes sense that the P400 with taller gearing would do a...
  9. SkiWill

    Improving the Tactical Rovers rear bumper and Swing Outs for LR3 and LR4

    So my LR4 is my daily driver. I use it to take kids to school, pick up groceries, make Costco runs, etc. I also use it hunting, camping, driving to remote places for fun and for work. So it has to do a lot of things like carry extra fuel and a real E-rated LT full size spare. At the time I...
  10. SkiWill

    New Defender News

    Any reports on fuel mileage with the P300? I think it's interesting that the P400 is rated higher 19 combined vs. 18 combined for P300. Also the P400 is rated 22 mpg highway vs 20 for the P300. I know the TDV6 bests them all, but since that's no longer an option, curious as to what P300 or...
  11. SkiWill

    New Defender News

    Next time you have his ear, add turning circle to the list. My LR4's turning circle is 37.5'. The new Defender 110 is slightly over 42'. Not interested in turning that wide in my vehicle uses. I sold the pickup I used to own for that very reason. I got tired of multipoint turns to get...
  12. SkiWill

    New Defender News

    @ DieselRanger, there are many headwinds to H2, but with US Department of Energy, the Japanese Government, and other entities making an absolutely enormous investment, you will see H2. Toyota already offers a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in the US: https://www.toyota.com/mirai/ It's coming...
  13. SkiWill

    New Defender News

    I agree that there's no such thing as a free lunch, but some of the other assertions are not quite accurate. First, H2 combustion produces more NOx than methane combustion. However, fuel cells do not use combustion, so NOx is essentially eliminated and they can be more thermodynamically...
  14. SkiWill

    This truck is unbelievable good

    Yeah, if you can find a CPO for low to mid 40s, you're doing great. Everything in Utah is listing for mid 50s and up unless it's a bare bones model which may not even have low range.
  15. SkiWill

    DIY Green Oval Experience or Faskit or What do you carry for EAS trail failure?

    From what I can tell, operating pressure is 148-168 psi, so that is a very valid concern. My compressor will do 140 psi. It may not be ideal, but it should get me off the bump stops to get me rolling again, which is really all I'm trying to accomplish in the event of a catastrophic failure...
  16. SkiWill

    DIY Green Oval Experience or Faskit or What do you carry for EAS trail failure?

    You're welcome. Happy it helped. Just remember to teflon tape those NPT fittings so they don't leak. I didn't have that on my list because I had some at the house for actual plumbing purposes.
  17. SkiWill

    DIY Green Oval Experience or Faskit or What do you carry for EAS trail failure?

    Ok, so I ended up digging into this further and have come up with a fairly straightforward solution. The air bag or air strut uses a VOSS connector like the valve blocks. I bought 4 VOSS connectors, 4 repair connectors, and 10' of 6 mm air line from CarID: SKU: 1209618868 RMT® - VOSS...
  18. SkiWill

    DIY Green Oval Experience or Faskit or What do you carry for EAS trail failure?

    I've been searching for some sort of EAS trail kit to get the Rover off the bump stops in the event of EAS system failure. It seems that the GOES or Green Oval Experience kit is out of production and the business itself no longer exists. The Faskit, as mentioned by others seems a bit expensive...
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