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Re: New Defenders to be built but not from where you'd expect.
« Reply #345 on: September 09, 2020, 05:48 PM »
I do really hope the New Defender will be able to sell well for Land Rover. I hope it attracts lots of folks who would otherwise never be aware into this amazing fraternity of Land Rover Owners.

The New Defender is here. It’s real. It’s for sale. It’s more money than I want spend and it’s not perhaps what many of us hoped for but if lots folks buy them, then it is the future of the “utility” Land Rover. And besides, it makes the original more exclusive.

Anyway, it’s good to see there is already aftermarket products ready to address the most immediate vulnerabilities of the design.

Anybody who has one.....let’s go wheelin some time. Love to see one in action!
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Re: New Defenders to be built but not from where you'd expect.
« Reply #346 on: September 18, 2020, 11:52 PM »
We investigated the winch option for the new Defender......sit yer selves down now......$10,000 cdn to supply and install thru the dealership!     The winch supplied is the Warn ZEON 10-S Platinum WARN Winch, a 10,000lb winch for a 6500lb vehicle.   And it comes with a price tag of about $3400cdn, but that's with a plasma rope.    The install manual for the winch tray, sensors and braces makes it look like a very extensive job too.  If you don't have the Dynamic or X-Dynamic packages the kit to install the winch (not including the winch) will run somewhere north of $3500.    Having a remote control is a blessing as hard wiring this into the vehicle could be "fun".    There is a great deal of cutting panels to make it all fit as well.

And your first pull through any muddy water will end up driving the debris into the radiator matrix through the air holes in the bumpers, just below axle height.   

It will be very interesting to see what the aftermarket community comes up with for 'add-ons' in the years to come.
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Re: New Defenders to be built but not from where you'd expect.
« Reply #347 on: September 20, 2020, 01:38 PM »
Yikes! Factory winch kits are always expensive but WOW.
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Re: New Defenders to be built but not from where you'd expect.
« Reply #348 on: September 21, 2020, 07:18 PM »
We investigated the winch option for the new Defender......sit yer selves down now......$10,000 cdn to supply and install thru the dealership!     The winch supplied is the Warn ZEON 10-S Platinum WARN Winch, a 10,000lb winch for a 6500lb vehicle.   And it comes with a price tag of about $3400cdn, but that's with a plasma rope.    The install manual for the winch tray, sensors and braces makes it look like a very extensive job too.  If you don't have the Dynamic or X-Dynamic packages the kit to install the winch (not including the winch) will run somewhere north of $3500.    Having a remote control is a blessing as hard wiring this into the vehicle could be "fun".    There is a great deal of cutting panels to make it all fit as well.

And your first pull through any muddy water will end up driving the debris into the radiator matrix through the air holes in the bumpers, just below axle height.   

It will be very interesting to see what the aftermarket community comes up with for 'add-ons' in the years to come.

Inflation's a b*tch, eh :).

When I bought my winch and bumper for my 2008 RRS from LR it was $3200 installed. That was a Warm 9200i (I think that was the model, and LR did have a special shutoff required in the package which gave it a unique designation from Warn), the LR winch tray for the RRS, and the install. Which all things considered actually wasn't a bad price considering it was through the dealership and everything was from LR.

But, money printing has its effects. 10k sounds about right, in our covid-crazy money printing existence. :) 
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Re: New Defenders to be built but not from where you'd expect.
« Reply #349 on: October 18, 2020, 12:08 AM »
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Re: New Defenders to be built but not from where you'd expect.
« Reply #350 on: October 18, 2020, 03:03 PM »
What I find strange is why people do all of these tests and comparisons as if a new vehicle has been built. It is just a slightly different version of everything else they build. It will perform similarly and have similar reliability.