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    Default Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Agree 100% but Im going for both and keeping swambo happy . I also prefer the bigger tyres which I feel improve drivability in many conditions. They will however be one of the last things I do.
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    Plan for this weekend is to fit the new intercooler which I should be getting from Elton (Eurospeed) today - not looking forward to doing it. Also waiting for another package of goodies from the UK which will hopefully be delivered on Friday.

    http://www.eurospeed.co.za/land-rover-defender-tuning/
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Plan for this weekend is to fit the new intercooler which I should be getting from Elton (Eurospeed) today - not looking forward to doing it. Also waiting for another package of goodies from the UK which will hopefully be delivered on Friday.
    http://www.eurospeed.co.za/land-rover-defender-tuning/

    Are you also having it remapped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    Are you also having it remapped?

    Im not sure yet but not for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Im not sure yet but not for now.
    Having run a remap since 2011 (9 years), I *highly* recommend that you do: the fuel savings alone will pay for it within a couple of years. Not to mention the permagrin when you drive it

    Also, get a Slickshift if you have the spare cash: https://www.onlinegearboxparts.com/p...ma-slickshift/
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    Im very happy with my gear changes, in fact i am sure it may have a slick shift already they are so good. Much better than my 110 was.

    I will probably do the map upgrade as I was pretty happy with it on the 110. I may however order a replacement turbo first from Allisport hence me waiting with the map upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Im very happy with my gear changes, in fact i am sure it may have a slick shift already they are so good. Much better than my 110 was.
    I will probably do the map upgrade as I was pretty happy with it on the 110. I may however order a replacement turbo first from Allisport hence me waiting with the map upgrade.

    Is your 130 a 2.2? If so, the gearchanges in the 2.2 are way better than in the 2.4, but still nothing compared to a Slickshift.
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    Its a 2.4.

    I am convinced it already has one as I havent driven a Defender with this smooth or precise gear changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post

    Awesome thank you. Will take a proper look tonight but it looks very nice!
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    Didnt do too much this weekend except for sorted out some wiring for the VHF radio and fitted the inter-cooler. I have also decided that Im not happy with the kitchen and will be starting from scratch with it.


    We also have planned our first proper expedition. - watch this space for the announcement.

    Here is the route we will be taking:
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    awesome! where will your start/departure point be? and what timeline you looking at?
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    Start point will be in JHB but the official expedition will start on the beach approximately 13kms south of Massinga.
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    Parts have finally started to arrive

    New style bottom door rubbers, steering boss and snow cowl.
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    So they sent me the wrong snow cowl. I need the left one but they sent me the right one.
    anyone want it please message me
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    So they sent me the wrong snow cowl. I need the left one but they sent me the right one.
    anyone want it please message me

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    What the Helige Hester is a "Snow cowl"

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    hahaha

    Its this. I like using it as less dirt lands up in the interior fan vent. Actually designed to keep snow out.
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    Bruce

    You posted an intended trip that you r planning

    The last 100 kilo's into charles hill is a nice new tarred road from Ncojane

    I did that April 2019 and I c the latest t4a still has it as gravel

    I was planning a bush camp 40 or so kilo's before charles hill but canned that idea due to the tar road

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossJ View Post
    Bruce

    You posted an intended trip that you r planning

    The last 100 kilo's into charles hill is a nice new tarred road from Ncojane

    I did that April 2019 and I c the latest t4a still has it as gravel

    I was planning a bush camp 40 or so kilo's before charles hill but canned that idea due to the tar road

    Thanks Ross.

    We have not planned the trip based on dirt or tar roads, more along the lines of keeping to Capricorn as much as possible. I am expecting the Moz leg to be the toughest and the rest to be a breeze in comparison. We also doing this in the rainy season so Im sure that tar will be a nice respite after all the cut lines
    Thank you for the information anyway.
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