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jerdog53

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I have just made the transition from being a long standing jeep guy to becoming a Land Rover guy.

Jeeps I have had include CJ5s in 1955, 1976 and 1983 vintages then a 2005 Lj Rubicon which I just sold end of last yeas to a now good friend.



So with the sale of the Lj I purchased a bone stock 2008 LR3 with a little over 55K miles on the ticker after two separate independent pre purchase inspections.




That was in November I have since added big mud tires…



275/65 R 18 Good year Duratracks specifically along with a set of Sasquatch adjustable lift rods giving me roughly 2" worth of hight.

I then scored on some prototype rock sliders at a very reasonable price so those to were added…



Also have a 2 meter 40 cm handheld Ham rig with an external antenna and appropriate GPS devices.
Other additions to happen this summer will be a roof rack and rear ladder most likely from Urban Offroad. A rear drawer unit from Front Runner and more sump guards at some point.

Looking forward to the snow melting so I can get out and get some action shots shortly!

"Explorers are we intrepid and bold. Out in the world amongst wonders untold, equipped with our Rover, a map and a snack, were searching for fun and were on the right track!"
 
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ExplorerTom

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I have a buddy who use to have a Land Rover and wants to get back into one at some point. He's got a pretty nice Land Cruiser (technically a Lexus) right now.
 

Overland1

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I'm used to seeing Defender's and Disco's out on the trails but you don't see many of the newer Rovers. It seems like Land Rover has moved to luxury and lost some of their off-road push. I'm happy to see someone get a LR3 out and really use it for a change.
 

jerdog53

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Thanks for the positive feed back

We originally were going to go with a Disco II but after driving a likely candidate were left uninspired. :confused:I have always liked the lines of the LR3 (Disco 3) and had been kind of following their development since introduction in 05 and seeing the positive reviews and accolades that LR has received for both on road and off road prowess it wasn't a big leap to go looking. We test drove 4 different LR3 from 07 to 09 and this one felt right so a deal was struck and the purchase was made. The wife loves it by the way she was a little intimated by the size at first but moved past it quickly. Not long after that she was like you are going to need a roof rack and a snorkel and we'll need a winch bumper you know because its cheep insurance.....

I've created an monster. o_O
I do fully intend to take this truck any where I would have taken my LJ and will do so in much more comfort and refinement than the LJ and use less gas. ;) Colorado pin striping will be welcomed as a badge of honor although let's try and minimize it....:eek:
 

Overland1

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That's funny, my wife is the same way. She loves getting out and doing the driving. A little while ago someone was talking about a night run so she thought we needed some light bars, you know, because it's cheap insurance.
 

jerdog53

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Ok so a few less poser photos!

Went out on a scouting trip Saturday trying to find spots we used to go to in collage and had no luck but photo op!!







In the Red Feather Lakes area.
 

Morris Yarnell

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I see those on the road and wonder if they ever get dirty or taken off road at all. Good to see one in action....although, I still think they are way to pretty to get beat up on the trail.
But then, look at what I drive, not used to comfort and luxury at all.
Good to se someone enjoying life and comfort.
 

Overland1

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I was filling up at a station in Gypsum last night and saw another LR3. It was the same color, good tires and sliders, when I first saw it I thought it was you and was like wow, small world.
 

jerdog53

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Nope was not us, we were near the top of Montana Mountain and ran into a guy in a white LR3 I thanked him for talking his Rover off road he laughed and thanked me back.
 
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jerdog53

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I have like a 20cf waterproof bag for the rack and I put the lighter weight items in it like tent sleeping bags awning ect.
 

jerdog53

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Managed to get some time last weekend and got the dual battery installed.




Power feeder runs down the drivers side.



Rewires the existing power port on the drivers side in the cargo compartment



Adds an additional port forward cargo to fuel the refrigerator.



also adds provisions for a solar panel connection down the road out back.