The Land Rover Defender is our adventure car. Whenever we hit the road, our Land Rover Defender is in the party! Not to say, we would love to explore the entire world in our legendary Land Rover Defender.
Sometimes, it may be called Jurassic Defender because of its stickers. You can obviously say Jurassic Park’s movies and dinosaurs are part of our everyday life 🙂 But we like to call it: The Def.
We bought this Land Rover Defender 110 back in 2009. It has gone a long way since then because many equipments have been replaced and lots of accessories added.
In the beginning, most of the changes were done by garages. This is because my husband didn’t have any background in mechanics. But as time passed by, he got more and more involved in the Def’s mechanics. Now he is doing almost 100% of the work.
It may be money saving but surely not time-saving nor mind-saving. There’s always something to do on the Land Rover Defender 😉 Thanks to the friends for their help when workforce is needed!
At least, when you do it yourself, you know exactly what is done and how it is done. It’s your car, so you tend to do it the right way to have a reliable car when leaving for a long trip or a 4×4 adventure.
With no background in mechanics, my husband has done a great job. He learns a lot by searching for information and of course, learning through his mistakes. Learning is a great way to go forward in life!
He is always upgrading it for that one day! The day we will leave our home for longer than just a holiday. When we will be able to explore more remote areas of our amazing planet.
So, we went from a naked brand new Land Rover Defender 110 bought in 2009 to a fully equipped Def for free camping, offroad, and adventure!
This is the overall equipment of our Def
- James Baroud roof top tent
- Aménagement 4×4 interior wood design with storage compartments and sleeping amenities
- ARB bumper
- Superwinch Talon series winch 12,5
- Paddock rock sliders
- Paddock stirring guard
- Paddock wings and hood aluminum 3mm protections (chequer plates)
- Hannibal roof rack
- ACC16 inner roof console
- Alubox roof box
- Flatdog UK jerry can holder
- Orange LED beacon
- PA speaker (this is for fun!)
- Safari snorkel
- Donaldson cyclonic pre-filter
- Light Force Stricker 170 front headlights
- Roof LED headlights (2x spot and 2x flood)
- Cree 18W LEDs rear work lights
- Mantec spare wheel carrier
- Nas rear bumper with towing part
- Equipe 4×4 front differential guard
- Rear differential guard (don’t remember the brand)
- Tough dog panhard rods
- Gwyn Lewis Sumobars steering rod
- Polybush red silent block full kit
- Terra Firma front radius arms 3° angle
- Terra Firma rear cranked radius arms
- HHD Kingspring springs
- Profender adjustable shock absorbers
- Gwyn Lewis double card front propshaft
- Gwyn Lewis wide angle rear propshaft
- 30mm wheel spacers
- Winter wheels: Modular rims 16×7, Nokian Hakkapeliitta tires
- 4×4 wheels: Modular rims 16×8, Toyo Open Country Mud MT
- Nugget Stuff air intake modification
- Nugget Stuff 5 output breather
- ITG air filter
- Alive Tuning engine preparation
- Alive Tuning large intercooler
- Alive Tuning hose
- Nakatanenga spacer for viscous fan
- Natakanenga modified turbo seal
- Landrover 82° thermostat
- IBS battery coupler and separator
- 2x Optima yellow top 55Ah batteries
- ARB 12V twin compressor
- XTM recovery kit
- Cubbybox with 14 carling switches
- Yaesu 857D VHF, UHF, and UF radio
- President Lincoln II CB
- Diamond dual band antenna
- Firestik antenna
- Waeco 220V 550W inverter
- Waeco 35 liters fridge
- Front Runner 60 liters water tank
- Search Flow pump
- GPS Globe 800 with rear camera
- Redarc BCDC charger
- Cree 18W lateral LEDs
- Rough Parts side tray/table/maxtrax holder
This is a long list!
I am sure it will extend and maybe change throughout time. You can only imagine how many hours he did spend under and in the Def. To fix, drill, assemble, oil, clean, check, undo, refix, recheck… Great job honey!!!
In fact, he is currently working on it! I will post newest pics when he’s done with all the electric connexions. We do have a new bumper without a bull bar. We are a little sad but this is to be in alignment with our authorities…
I’m doing my best to link all the equipment and keeping it updated. If you have any questions on why we chose this and not that, don’t hesitate to comment below or contact me.
Our Legendary Land Rover Defender should be soon ready to hit the road again! All this equipment allows us to be free, discover new places, and explore offroad tracks. And we can’t wait to enjoy another amazing trip.
Do you also own a 4×4? What is it equipped for?