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MBurns48



Member Since: 09 Mar 2020
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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Baltic Blue
6 weeks and 4500 miles into ownership..

I picked up “Dora” 6 weeks ago, and have so far clocked up 4.5k on the odometer. She’s done trips all over the UK from day long motorway journeys, to weekends greenlaning in the Lakes, to touring about Scotland. Coming from a D4 / TD5 90 combo, I’m completely smitten as it’s a real Censored child of both.

The plan is to slowly set her up for touring further afield with plans for Iceland, the Pyrenees and the Balkans to name a few.

The Tuffant 18” steelies and KO2 combo is an absolute winner and really compliments the vehicle perfectly. I’ve also been very impressed with the FR roof rack, after a little fettling it’s exceptionally quiet even at motorway speeds.

So far, she’s had zero issues or tantrums and I genuinely couldn’t be happier!

Cheers!



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Post #925570 13th Oct 2021 9:29pm
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stng110



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Looks fantastic.

I can’t decide between the front runner and OEM rack. The front runner appeals for accessories, but the OEM rack is rated for the car. I’d only ever put spares, water and fuel and maxtrax on the roof because it’s just my wife and I overlanding. Is your the full front runner or the shorter one that fits the OEM rails?

I also have to decide on whether to get the 18” TuffAnt alloys and the new calliper S, but I’ll see how the 20” wheels go.

Post #925579 14th Oct 2021 2:55am
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J77



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Looks great and nice to see one without issues Laughing 21MY Defender 90 D200 S, Tasman Blue, Fuji White roof.

Post #925591 14th Oct 2021 10:07am
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scotty38



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Looks great and very nice to see it being "used"....

Post #925593 14th Oct 2021 10:11am
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MBurns48



Member Since: 09 Mar 2020
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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Baltic Blue

Thanks guys!

It’s the shorter rack that fits into the Factory roof rails. Very simple to fit! I’ve been really impressed with it actually. Very well made and low faff with regards to attachments etc, just pricy and I guess sucks you into buying the extortionately priced FR bits if that’s your thing.

Post #925599 14th Oct 2021 10:43am
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BaronDefenders



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United Kingdom 2004 Defender 90 Td5 CSW Santorini Black

That's a lovely looking example! Thumbs Up

I love the rims you've gone for. 2002 Td5 90 (SOLD)
2008 Freelander 2 (SOLD)

1949 Series 1 80 (Ex-Ministry of Supply)
1958 Series 2 88 (2019 LR Legends Best Restored)
2004 Td5 90 (Td5INSIDE Powered & Rebuilt by CSK)
2012 Puma 110 (Overlanding Project)

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Post #925601 14th Oct 2021 11:00am
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G4R1



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That looks great! What tyre size did you get? I’m looking to get ko2 too, but can’t decide on size 255/70 vs 285/65 3.0L MHVE D200 S Pangea Green+Black Pack
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Post #925675 14th Oct 2021 7:59pm
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BRUNEL1



Member Since: 22 Oct 2020
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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Fuji White
Re: 6 weeks and 4500 miles into ownership..

MBurns48 wrote:
I picked up “Dora” 6 weeks ago, and have so far clocked up 4.5k on the odometer. She’s done trips all over the UK from day long motorway journeys, to weekends greenlaning in the Lakes, to touring about Scotland. Coming from a D4 / TD5 90 combo, I’m completely smitten as it’s a real Censored child of both.

The plan is to slowly set her up for touring further afield with plans for Iceland, the Pyrenees and the Balkans to name a few.

The Tuffant 18” steelies and KO2 combo is an absolute winner and really compliments the vehicle perfectly. I’ve also been very impressed with the FR roof rack, after a little fettling it’s exceptionally quiet even at motorway speeds.

So far, she’s had zero issues or tantrums and I genuinely couldn’t be happier!

Cheers!





Nice. How do you plan to get to Iceland? Ferry from Denmark?

Post #925703 14th Oct 2021 10:13pm
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MBurns48



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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Baltic Blue

Thanks guys! The tyres are the original 255 size, but weirdly they look noticeably narrower than the Goodyear AT’s that came off. I wonder whether the Tuffant steelies are slightly wider, so the tyres are bulged less. Mega impressed though. They’re super heavy and I think a slightly wider offset so the handling is slightly effected (the car drives noticeably heavier than with the 18” alloys and Goodyear’s) but they withstood a lot of abuse on the narrow stoney lanes of Cumbria.

Iceland wise, looking to get the ferry from Denmark, potentially summer 2023. Plenty of time for research and fettling with the vehicle!

Post #925878 15th Oct 2021 10:40pm
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