Congrats, Will! I can only imagine if it had been me, I probably WOULD have slept in it
after waiting for it this long! I do have to admit it's gonna feel a little weird watching Will driving an LR3 after seeing him on Shreck for so long.
I remember when I first joined the club with the LR3 (at the time brand new) I think I was one of the very few LR3 owners in NCLR. I remember probably two other LR3s, Dave's and Gary's. Felt sort of sorrounded by an ocean of Discos. With the prices of a used LR3 dropping drastically, and the different mods widely available with even more in the works for release very soon, the numbers are slowly reversing :eek::cool: It does sound like we'll even probably have majority at this coming MORG which will be a first for any NCLR gathering that I can recall.
The biggest, and arguably only drawback of the LR3 has always been the lack of real clearance, mainly affecting directly the long overhang of the rear bumper and the inability to fit serious rubber under it. But with Dave's rods we now have not only a great solution but a cheap one as well. When was the last time anyone lifted a rover for around a couple hundred bucks with brand new parts and in under 10 minutes?
We are now clear in the realm of 32" tires and 33's are attainable with some very minor trimming. I can only guess that the day of the LR3s being the daily driver and ocassionaly the mild trail rig are all but over. Welcome to the new era were the LR3 being the serious trail rig is common place. I always knew this day was coming. I'm only glad to see it here finnaly
Just in time to buy a second one :cool:
See you all at the MORG!