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#21
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Bring it and we can play I'll show you how to dismantle the dash, it all snaps apart anyway. Just kidding though. Look stock and all that thing will do everything. it'll climb the hill better than mine I bet, less weight, easy.

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I would guess that at this point you would have to paralize him from the neck down to keep him from taking the new girl out to play and even then, he'd probably just get someone to drive it for him :D

What will be nice is that if it's still riding on stock tires we'd have a nice even point of reference to compare our traction findings to.
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Up that hill the stock tires will do just fine with a bit of air out. But i Agree it'll give a good ref point

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just donned on me......

would have been a neat idea to have placed an active SPOT device in the truck and tracked its progress from the right coast

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I'm pleased to announce the arrival of my '05 LR3 HSE

Too late for pics, 9:15PM

But we're ready for the MORG

I gave it a once over looksy underbelly, and wow very clean, never driven off road...., no rust anywhere, very little oil residue.... I'm very pleased so far....

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Too late for pics, 9:15PM.


Will, it's called a FLASH, you must own one? Don't you have access to construction equipment? How about some task work lights?

Come on man, you know you are camped next to it in the garage/driveway..share!:D

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give me a minute....

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Ok not the best but......

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niiiice. good choice on color too.
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I'm pleased to announce the arrival of my '05 LR3 HSE

Too late for pics, 9:15PM

But we're ready for the MORG

I gave it a once over looksy underbelly, and wow very clean, never driven off road...., no rust anywhere, very little oil residue.... I'm very pleased so far....


Congrats! Nice!

Did you sleep in it last night? :D

Let the build-up begin. And thanks Will for helping stimulate this economy. :D

Might see you @ the MORG if I get the front 3rd install wrapped up.

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Ok not the best but......


Are you kidding?

New Rover + photos = BEST

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Congrats, Will! I can only imagine if it had been me, I probably WOULD have slept in it :D 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!
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i've noticed that too, Luis. pretty soon, DI's are gonna be a real outnumbered vehicle on these trips. i hope to get into an lr3 in a few years so there will no doubt be more.
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Very nice, Will. Looks like it's eager for its mods to start. :) Hope to see you at the MORG.
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So well statted Luis. Thanks for the update also on the weather.

Hey Will, She/he looks great. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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My goal is to get this LR3 into expedition shape by June 17th

1) RS II slim line sliders purchased and in route
2) 18" ten spoke wheels (Purchase Pending)
3) Genuine Land Rover G4 Rack and Ladder (Purchase Pending)
4) Dura Trac tires (plan on ordering 5 of these 275/65-18 on Monday from my local supplier on corporate account)
5) Sasquatch Rods (Purchased, to be delivered and paid for at June MORG)

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That LR3 is going to be smokin'!!! :cool:

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Hey Will Pick up some plates, skids for the Tank, at 3k to repair it is a good idea and so is the Rasta gear.

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Hey Will Pick up some plates, skids for the Tank, at 3k to repair it is a good idea and so is the Rasta gear.


roger that, I'll gather more intel at the MORG

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My goal is to get this LR3 into expedition shape by June 17th

1) RS II slim line sliders purchased and in route
2) 18" ten spoke wheels (Purchase Pending)
3) Genuine Land Rover G4 Rack and Ladder (Purchase Pending)
4) Dura Trac tires (plan on ordering 5 of these 275/65-18 on Monday from my local supplier on corporate account)
5) Sasquatch Rods (Purchased, to be delivered and paid for at June MORG)


Damn,

The man has a plan.. and I've only been playing with the electronics.. he he :o
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just had to scratch that off road itch, couldn't wait till this weekend, just went for a little run on my own hill side

Will

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