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    Fun with Tire Plugs...

    None of the plug kits I've bought over the years have ever included the glue, thus, I've never used it. As I have not had an issue until now, I figured it was not necessary. HOWEVER, in watching a couple youtube videos after this post I saw a tip that was helpful... I may have used an old...
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    Fun with Tire Plugs...

    Okay, I'll try another. They were both franchise places so that could be part of it. It seemed like a clear policy when I asked... didn't even want to discuss it.
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    Fun with Tire Plugs...

    Over the years I have gotten a few screws in either my tires or my wife's. Not often, but it happens. If it's center of the tread (not sidewall) I use the standard auto store plug kit and haven't had issues. Pull the screw, stick in the rasp tool, then put the plug in and trim it. Solid...
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    Nokian WR G4 SUV Tire Review (amazing in deep snow)

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing that.
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    LR4s out there holding their value maybe more than just quite well

    Tell umberto to come back!! We miss him. That was me who pinged the admins on creating a new Defender board and letting them know it was causing people to leave. ;)
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    What's with the self healing satin finish?

    Thanks. That was a cool video. So, the Defender satin finish is a wrap or has this type of layering built into the paint applicator?
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    Hummer EV

    They just need to make a utilitarian offroad capable EV... it doesn't need to be crazy unique, full of glitz, or waste interior space with oversized plastic trim, rollbars, and snap off doors that store in the vehicle. Give us an LR4/Defender that is a dependable electric, with the travel space...
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    255/55/19 spare tire with 255/60/19 on the Vehicle

    Just curious... what size is the donut that comes on the car? (I took mine off and it's currently under the LR3 I sold when i bought my LR4) Isn't the oem spare a smaller tire than the 55?
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    What's with the self healing satin finish?

    I saw that Defender ad pop up for the first time today and it was news to me. I have heard that the satin finishes are difficult to maintain. So this is the first time I've heard the claim that if you leave them in the sun the body panels will "heel" minor blemishes. Curious to hear how that...
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    Signing off

    Thanks for all the tips and shared knowledge over the years. You've always been incredibly generous with your assistance. Congrats on the new vehicle. I'm sure this forum will open up a new board. Seems odd they haven't already done so... That is a beautiful new ride you have there! Thank...
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    Considering a 2014 LR4 Lux Package.... Need Some Advice

    I had an LR3 that I took from new to ~200K miles (I forget the exact amount now). I bought my current 2013 LR4 at 50K miles, just out of warranty, with no regrets. It is a well built dependable car. It's not completely trouble free like a Toyota might be for you... but it's not a high...
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    Using the 12v trunk plug without cutting out after 3 minutes?

    Some? I guess the LR4 may be different. Curious which ones are now constant power. So, I am guessing that if I do this I just have to be responsible and not leave a power sucking device attached that'll drain your battery. BUT, leaving a cell phone connected, for instance, would not be a...
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    Alarm Drama.

    I've had the alarm issue before on my LR3 and my LR4. It's annoying to debug. Glad you found it, sorry it cost a good bit for parts and labor.
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    Using the 12v trunk plug without cutting out after 3 minutes?

    This is an awesome tip and reminder. Thanks. One of the most annoying features of the LR3/LR4 for me is the lack of any usable DC power when the truck is turned off. You can't even trickle charge a cell phone like you can in virtually every other car. That said, something about the rover...
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    Bearmach Rear Shelf

    How does this install? Is this something easy to remove when you need the 3rd row or all the space? Thanks for the heads-up on the product.