Today we were wandering around an old town on the island of Krk in Croatia, and I stumbled upon this beauty of a Defender 110. I hung around the area for 30 minutes hoping the owner would appear, only to have my hopes and dreams shattered when he confirmed it wasn't for sale.
I'm furloughed as an airline pilot, so we sold our house, put the truck in a storage unit for a year, and we took off travelling abroad with 2 kids. We rented a car from Hertz Germany thru a special lease program, 469 EUR a month with no contract, planning to keep it for 3 months on an Eastern European road trip. First stop was Poland in June for 3 weeks. Slovakia in July for a week, continuing into Hungary for 2 weeks (went to the Hungarian F1 race), now in Croatia for 2 weeks. So far there have been no entry restrictions based on our fully vaccinated status, no COVID
That's the thing, we sold off most of our household furniture and bigger items, because we were moving countries and eventually we'd like to build new, so we're planning on purchasing a bunch of new household furniture and goods. Many of the items we had were used, or hand-me-down from family when we were first married 12+ years ago. Had we not sold off the stuff, we would never have gotten everything in the 7x16. Our trailer was absolutely maxed out in volume, and we packed it in a very organized way, haha. I'm pretty sure you'd need at least a 20 foot trailer by the sounds of it
A few months ago, we moved from Calgary AB to Lincoln NE. We sold most of our bigger stuff, except for 1 bedroom set. I bought a 7x16 cargo trailer with a gross of 7000 lbs. My truck has the 5.3L V8 gas with 3.42 axle, so it's good to 9100 lbs towing. I took the trailer on a CAT Scale when fully loaded (it was FULL), it was around 6500 lbs. We drove over a variety of terrain thru Alberta, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska. MPGs were between 8-11 most of the time, sometimes could get up to 13 on the flat sections with favorable conditions. But I wouldn't count on
I installed the Eibach stage 1 kit to level my truck, went with the ReadyLift UCA. I changed my tires from stock 265/65/18 to 275/70/18. At stock tire size, there was no rub. At full lock, they rub ever so slightly on the front of the UCA. Considering i would only ever travel about 5 feet at full lock, like in a parking lot at slow speed, it doesn't bother me. You can see in the picture the rub mark on the front.
Anyone care to comment on the relationship between tire pressures and truck performance? (specifically for towing) In my case, the door sticker says 35 front / 35 rear based on the factory 265/65/18 HT tires I have. My plan is to upgrade to LT275/70/18 E-Rated tires (just did a level kit) such as the BFG KO2 or Cooper AT3, as I plan to tow a 5000 lb trailer across the country soon. What PSI would you recommend (and why?) in the E rated tires for a 2000 mile roadtrip, pulling a 5000 lb trailer?
Absolutely. I bought the full Eibach front end, 2 new springs and 2 new struts. I had a buddy install it in his garage with cheap spring compressors. Somehow during installation, something was messed up. While at the alignment shop, the top nut on the passenger side sheared off and stripped the threads. The driver side is still on, but there are no threads above the nut. Something wasn't done correctly. So after I take delivery of the 1 replacement Eibach strut next week, I'm having the shop disassemble and reassemble everything properly. Everything is 100% new, the e
This is the drivers side, with nut and washer removed. The threads are good, but when you put the washer back on, there's really not much room at all to screw the nut. I emailed Eibach for their opinion, waiting for a response.
Thank you James! (is your stock, or Eibach?) That's what i thought would be the case. Something appears to be wrong with the spring / strut assembly that doesn't allow the full height of the strut to extend through the truck mount. I ordered 1 new strut to replace the passenger side with the stripped threads. The drivers side, i removed that nut to check the threads and they look fine. When the new strut arrives next week, I'm taking it to a shop to disassemble and redo the installation, plus alignment. Hopefully this doesn't happen again.
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