What have you done to your Defender today?

javelinadave

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This is always a great thread on vehicle forums and remember, pictures or it didn't actually happen.
 

jymmiejamz

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I installed some ANR1534 wheels today. I don't ball hard enough for the Disco spare wheel nuts.

 

RBBailey

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While working on my wife's Mercedes CDI, I showed off a bit to a friend by starting the truck for the first time in over a month, 50 degrees in the garage, no glow plugs. ...hey, it's the little things that count.
 

javelinadave

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Classic look! I roll with the same wheels.
I swapped out my rear hubs today as part of the disc brake conversion. I didn't take any pictures so it didn't actually happen. Packing bearings by hand is a freaking mess, gloves or not.
 
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jymmiejamz

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I did. Do they help manage engine temps at all? Having had it for a summer now, did you notice anything?

Yours is a 4.6 with air-conditioning, right?
They were in the truck when I bought it. It also had a 4.6 in it when I bought it. What I have found with Defenders is that the majority of them are fine with a 4.6 and stock cooling system, but some require an increased cooling capacity. I have a 4 or 5 core radiator (bought it used) and a RRC 11 blade fan. I can idle 5 miles for an hour on my way home from work with my a/c on in the middle of summer and it never runs warm.
 

chris snell

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Wow, that roll cage is burly. Looking good. Wish I had one of those kits for winter camping in the 110.
 
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