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NJSS



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New Defender (L663) - Modifications - Wish List

I'm very tempted by a 110 but have a wish list of modifications/improvements, that JLR will probably never do.

They include:-

Traditional split rear doors to replace the side hung. This would, of course, mean an alternative mounting for the spare wheel.

If possible, and I accept probably not, wider access to the rear

Seats which really fold flat on the 7 seater.

Engine options to include full EV & H2 fuel cell.

I could go on; but what would be on your wish list?

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AMBxx



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Manual gear box
Removal of anything touch screen
removal of that silly panel
removal of auto updating software

Post #878406 14th Jan 2021 10:55am
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SN



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I'm with you on the clamshell tailgate doors having had them for the last 15 years (spare can go back on the bonnet Wink )

But if not, an opening window in the tailgate door (like the Freelander 1) to allow for overlength items to be still carried in the rear (rather than going up on the rack or bars)

Also, built-in in fused/switched exterior power for accessories/lights available through dedicated ports (rubber bunged/sealed as-delivered from factory) to the roof and engine bay. Steve N | 21MY Defender (on order) | 08MY Discovery 3 (history) | 06MY Discovery 3 (ancient history)

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Cheshire110



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United Kingdom 2016 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Indus Silver

On a serious note I’d add...

- 18” wheels available across the engine range
- EU/UK approved 2 inch receiver hitch tow assembly

That’s about it! (Though maybe I’m biased as I’m buying one!) Cheers, David

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DSL



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Curry hook, I still miss that bad boy from my D2 days. Big Cry Big Cry Big Cry

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Cheshire110



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United Kingdom 2016 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Indus Silver

I think the new defender has 2 in the boot Cheers, David

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DSL



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Need to be in the front, you can’t nibble the odd prawn cracker or bit of a popadom on the way back from the takeaway if they are in the rear. Whistle

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Cheshire110



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Ha indeed! Suppose LR probably market the new ones as “theft deterrent” curry hooks then Cheers, David

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SN



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DSL wrote:
Curry hook, I still miss that bad boy from my D2 days. Big Cry Big Cry Big Cry

Cheshire110 wrote:
I think the new defender has 2 in the boot

From my customised brochure...

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 Steve N | 21MY Defender (on order) | 08MY Discovery 3 (history) | 06MY Discovery 3 (ancient history)


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DSL



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Cheshire110 wrote:
Ha indeed! Suppose LR probably market the new ones as “theft deterrent” curry hooks then


And infringing my ‘uman rights by forcing me to actually stick to my diet, while busting my diet! Laughing Laughing

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SN



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Derek if you eventually get off the fence and order one, I'll personally design and 3D print you a curry hook which will fit onto the top of the glovebox door (I think that would be the best place) Rolling with laughter Steve N | 21MY Defender (on order) | 08MY Discovery 3 (history) | 06MY Discovery 3 (ancient history)

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DSL



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I quite like it on the fence, best place to be when we can’t actually go anywhere! Laughing Laughing

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Philip



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Air suspension and a decent engine option in the 90 Hard Top. And maybe some County stripes.

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Sepp



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No limited top speed.
No chicken cruise control.

Post #878514 14th Jan 2021 8:15pm
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Tim in Scotland



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A less bendy dipstick for the engine oil.........

On the curry hook topic, in the tailgate plastic surround there is a fold down curry type hook like the D2 one on each side of the door frame trim - Circled here on the right. I have a solution for DSL’s dilemma of not being able to reach the prawn crackers in transit too....... if you spec the centre console interior there is a huge oblong cut out in it just below the gear shifter that a takeaway carrier bag will fit into with the crackers bag on the top.........

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The hooks shown in the photo earlier in the thread is of the hooks that the roll up boot cover net thing hooks onto

The DSL Curry Hole?


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