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    At Long Last... Modern head unit!

    G'day magus, The missus & I have 3 vehicles - all with CD players. We've looked at replacing two with a large road-orientated SUV & keeping the 2014 LR4 TDV6 forever. Can't find a large luxo 3.0lt. diesel SUV that has a CD player as standard. Our roadtrips with a stack of great CD's sounding...
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    Compomotive PD 1881 finish delamination

    My Compo's were made in early 2018 & as I said in an earlier post I've had no problems at all with delam. My understanding is that the dodgy batch of wheels were produced in 2017. Compomotive do not have these wheels in constant production. They program a run of X number of units depending on...
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    At Long Last... Modern head unit!

    The photos seem to show that the unit is missing THE MOST important OE feature!! Where's the CD player??????????? Ha Ha .........Us old guys have huge collections of Americana CD's. They sound sooo much better than USB's or other drives, especially through the Meridian premium sound system with...
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    Electronic Gremlins D4/ LR4

    G'day again Andrew H, A good mate ; Kerry Richardson runs a business in Devonport and is a D4 (and D3) owner & has suggested two Tassie LR specialists. He suggests firstly you call Bauke Meijer - Sheffield Mechanical and Tyre. 6491 1107 or 0408781254 & have a chat. Tell Bauke Kerry said to...
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    2013 LR4 I'm new need advice on wheels

    17" wheels cannot be fitted to any 2013+ LR4 in Aussie spec as the brakes are too big & as we know there's only a handful of aftermarket 18" brands available - Compo's being the most expensive but the best in terms of strength, weight & quality. (and arguably looks!) The 3.0 lt. diesels, V8's &...
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    2013 LR4 I'm new need advice on wheels

    Yes, greiswig is right - NO RUBBING should be acceptable when it's avoidable. The simple way to avoid ANY problems is to fit 265/60 X 18's and not fit a 1/2" bigger sidewall for very minor benefit. The sidewalls on the slightly lower profile tire of the BFG KO2's are extremely tough - better I'd...
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    Electronic Gremlins D4/ LR4

    G'day Andrew H, Just been reading your same post on the Aussie LR Forum. So far (fingers crossed!!) I've not had similar problems with my D4 diesel in Melbourne, BUT - my Chrysler 300 diesel experienced of the same electrical glitches in the past & currently has issues with rear wheel speed...
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    2013 LR4 I'm new need advice on wheels

    G'day adclark, Don't mess with modifying your already brilliant vehicle. It seems you don't need the ultimate offroad setup. Don't bother with spacers, rods etc - you don't need to. Just buy Compo's 18". I've had mine for about 3 years now & they are the BEST made wheel I've ever owned...
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    Lr4 frame sliders / sill plate / steel bumpers

    G'day TON28. Before you lock-in a buy on those Terrafirma 'sliders check out APT Offroad. I've had mine for a couple of years now; along with APT's air compressor guard, Trans/Transfer Case guard & air tank guard - all beautifully designed & made. Their 'sliders fit without any need for cutting...
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    Farewell

    G'day again Michael Gain, I found the RAM Rebel on the U.S. website. Good looking rig. We can now buy Ram pick-ups here in Oz, but only the 1500 with the Hemi V8 or the 3.0 liter diesel in Express or Laredo trim levels. My second vehicle is a Chrysler 300 sedan with that 3.0 liter V6 diesel...
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    Farewell

    G'day Michael Gain, I've always enjoyed your posts. Sorry to see you leave the LR "family" We don't sell a "Rebel" here in Oz. What make is that? Is it a serious offroader? In the dealers photos I can't see an aux. fuel tank. Was that the reason you put the spare on a swing mount? If not...
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    Rear spare tire carrier

    G'day navigare, Tell your wife to get over it!! Once these are installed they're for life as far as I'm concerned. I'm not sure what mods were made to the OE spare location to install the tank but I doubt the spare would simply be feasible there again after removing the tank. As the rear...
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    Rear spare tire carrier

    G'day again navigare, I've just looked carefully at my Kaymar rear bar & it's a much closer & even fit than the white Disco in the first photo. I think it looks much better than the OE plastic bumper. Kaymar now supply a flexible mud flap. My D4 is Corris grey & the Kaymar bar is matt black...
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    Rear spare tire carrier

    G'day navigare, Yeah - I'm still here. Naturally due to Covid restrictions my D4 diesel hasn't done much for the past year. It's still risky to venture interstate as individual states close borders with 6 hours notice if they get 1 or 2 new cases. Probably hard to believe for someone from...
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    Front skid plate options?

    I agree with Cy74. APT Offroad (aptoffroad.com.au) make great underbody protection gear - always fits perfectly. Check out their brilliant YouTube fitting videos featuring company owner Ben Woodgate. Ben installed his rock slider steps with top plate, transmission transfer case guard, air...
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    18”New Defender steelies on LR4

    US$390 + sensors & nuts?????? Much heavier than Compos which must be much stronger & look vastly better on a dark LR4. That sure makes for a good case to buy Compo's. Why cheapen the look of a beautiful LR4?
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    Maximum elevation

    G'day 99d2td5, It sounds like you're an Aussie like me - we're in the minority on the forum with our diesels. I've never tried extended mode - sounds useful. But when does the vehicle lower again to offroad height? Staking a tyre in 46 C is never fun. What brand do you run? I run BFG KO2's...
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    2020 defender off road pack - rear locker

    The 300Tdi is the best motor in an older Defender. I had that same motor in a 1995 Discovery 1 that I bought new & kept for 20 years. It was great if a bit underpowered, but would cruise all day at 70mph. It gave the vehicle a good range but only had a 88 lt. tank. I never got around to fitting...
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    How to sell a 2016 LR4 HSE Silver Edition?

    G'day MartyG, I'm stunned that anyone who owns a great condition, low mileage D4 would even be thinking of getting rid of it!! Especially to move into a new Defender when the jury is certainly still out on that vehicle. You're obviously not a tough-trail offroader so why buy something that...
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    Snorkel choice LR3

    The snorkel sold by Roverparts & marketed by ARB is the Safari. Check out their Aussie website:- safari4X4.com.au Designed and made in Australia for many decades. I had a Safari on my 1995 D1 300TDi for 20 years & there was no degrading of the materials at all over that time - it still looked...
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    LR4s out there holding their value maybe more than just quite well

    G'day from Oz. Having just watched the latest TFL video as posted here by djkaosone, I can see what's going to happen. This new Defender has the potential to destroy the LR name in North America forever! For the price nobody is going to take a chance on something that appears to be...
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    Black Friday rim discounts/info! Did some research today...

    On checking the Evo Corse website I see that their D4 wheel has a different offset to the Compomotives. I don't know the implications with that - possible rubbing?? I've never seen a D4 with EVO 18"'s here in Oz. My Compo's with 265/60X18 have no rubbing issues.
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    Black Friday rim discounts/info! Did some research today...

    I agree with all the comments re having exact same-size/brand tire as a spare. The LR4's 4WD system needs this to work correctly. Here in Oz it would be illegal to run a different sized tire - fines apply & insurance would be voided if any claim was lodged. Here it would be viewed as having a...
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    Compomotive PD 1881 finish delamination

    G'day keya, My Compos are still looking superb. No issues. I only hand wash with plain soap & water. I'm reliably told that Compo had a problem with one batch of wheels & had some with delamination. I'm advised that the last years production has had no problem. I'll be interested to hear of...
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    LR4s out there holding their value maybe more than just quite well

    G'day ar077, You understand the value of diesel in real offroad conditions & towing. In the U.S. gas is cheap & available anywhere. When distances of 500+ miles are involved diesel is king. Unfortunately most Americans have not driven a modern turbo-diesel in a real offroader like a D3,D4 or...

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