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Old August 24th, 2006, 01:55 PM
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LOL
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Old August 24th, 2006, 02:59 PM
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Han, congrats on the sweet ride!

Looking at your pics is funny for me because of the few things I forgot the MKIII had, like the retracting cup holder in the center console. The interesting thing was the cargo cover, my wife's came with a folding board, we took it out as it's just an invitation to get the truck broken into. Yours is much nicer and the fact that is can be move up to the front like that is awesome. I'll have to check her seats for the hardware.

Again, congrats and enjoy. Look forward to seeing it in person next time I'm in LA.
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Old August 24th, 2006, 03:14 PM
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hehe... yeah check it and i bet you will be pleasantly surprised, LOL. they are all the same i believe. and the G4 has nothing much different than the regular production MKIII except for the color and a few minor details.

anyways... let me know when you are back in town.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by hanchung
hehe... yeah check it and i bet you will be pleasantly surprised, LOL. they are all the same i believe. and the G4 has nothing much different than the regular production MKIII except for the color and a few minor details.

anyways... let me know when you are back in town.


Checked over the weekend... not there. I'm surprised, well actually since I don't ever remember seeing it there I guess I'm not really surprised. Wish I had them, went on a 6 hour drive (traffic) to D.C. with the wife and dog. He kept trying to sneak up front to sit on my wife's lap, she spoils him.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 03:02 PM
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I hate that dog. The next time you bring that dog over the shop, it's getting ventilated and eaten.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 03:13 PM
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I hate that dog. The next time you bring that dog over the shop, it's getting ventilated and eaten.

Korean style!
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Old August 30th, 2006, 04:22 PM
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maybe we can do some sticks gumi style wrapped in bacon.
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Old August 31st, 2006, 10:26 AM
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no more sponge bob square mask.

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Old August 31st, 2006, 11:08 AM
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That's so much better than this:


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Old August 31st, 2006, 11:32 AM
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That looks so damn good.




As if I didn't have enough G4 love before!
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Old August 31st, 2006, 12:02 PM
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here's the best part: no tool boxes were tipped over.

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Old August 31st, 2006, 12:08 PM
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killer.

I kept thinking warn made this, but i found out it's amsteel.
check it out:

http://www.quadratec.com/products/92124_402.htm
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Old August 31st, 2006, 12:30 PM
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John Lee
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Here are some closer shots of the install:



















And the piece de resistance:




Sorry the pics are shitty. We pulled another all-nighter to install this, and didn't quite finish. I snapped a few pics while dead on my feet and the sun was just peeking out. Notice how tired the headlights look from this angle:





I was more tired than the Rangie was. Fortunately I was coherent enough not to tip one of the KRL's this morning.
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Old August 31st, 2006, 01:05 PM
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OH MY GOD - that is so gorgeous!!! I am sitting here at work just staring at it! I can't even function right now!!!

talk about G4 ENVY!!! Han! AWESOME! it must be incredible in person!!!
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Old August 31st, 2006, 01:14 PM
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wow, you really have to get medieval on the bumper to install that tray.
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Old August 31st, 2006, 01:25 PM
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there was a lot of cutting/triming to fit the basket and everything else. i'll have a few more pics soon.

man... i just woke up... LOL this all nighter business is hard on you.

thanks john and ho for making the basket install happen. i think i'm still dreaming. it's awesome.

also i'm so glad we were able to fit the dixon bate tow jaws... they made the set up so much sweeter. i never thought it would fit and didnt' even have it planned for the install. i guess it was just a matter of taking one up to the basket to see if they fit.

lemme see if i can get some work done today... yeah right. i'm still zoned out from the all nighter.
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Old August 31st, 2006, 03:55 PM
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Han's truck is the first MkIII that I've worked on, and i was very impressed by the high quality of the materials on it.

For example, there were many behind-the-hood trim pieces that weren't made of plastic the way they are on the Disco2. The MkIII's trim pieces are plastic with rubber edges that are fused to the plastic. I don't know if the bi-material trim panels are designed to seal better or be quieter or whatever, but they were sweet.

The plastic skid plate on the MkIII isn't plastic the way it is on the Disco. It's some very strong fiberglass that is coated with plastic on the outside. It's very tough and difficult to cut. Some cuts on this piece were required as part of the winch tray install, and they were a bitch. I'm not saying this skid plate will withstand impacts and grinding on rocks like a thick steel skid. Rather, I'm just saying that the skid plate is very nice for what it is.

Han's forward fan shroud also had swinging louvers on the front surface. I'm thinking the louvers remain shut when the vehicle is standing still and open up at speed. I'm not sure what these things do but they looked sweet. Han's condenser fan was marked "BEHR", the same company that made the Ferrari F40's intercoolers if my memory serves. The condenser fan is also some huge five-blade affair that looks bad ass when the front grill is removed.

I thought the Mk3's front bumper would be similar to that of the 03/04 Disco2 and LR3, but it's not. Those vehicles have a painted plastic outer skin and a steel skeleton. The Mk3 has a painted plastic outer skin over a very thick layer of foam, then another plastic layer, and then two separate steel skeletons. It's very well done. I'm not sure if the foam is structural or for noise attenuation or both, but it was very sweet. It looked expensive too.

The engine screams BMW. There are BMW markings everywhere. The hose clamps are the bitchin Land Rover style hose clamps with the curled edges and the flange bolt on which you can use a ratcheting screwdriver without the bit. However, these hose clamps are stamped with the BMW roundel and the part numbers are stamped in that cool ass German font found on so many nice German weapons. This font:






















I also believe the tire valve stems and caps are BMW. They appear identical to the ones found on BMW cars and on Aaron's 1150 GS Adventure. I love these valve stems and caps.

Even the winch tray kit for the Mk3 is nicer than it is for the Disco and LR3. This winch tray and the mounting wings have radiused edges. The edges on the Disco2 and LR3 pieces are deburred but they're left square. The fairlead is a roller instead of a hawse. The winch tray also has holes and connecting points for two of the four front parking sensors on the Mk3. Imagine a winch tray that accommodates the parking sensors. That's Uptown.

The Mk3 has lots and lots of trim pieces and they're all fastened by dozens of clips, screws, bolts, and nuts. So the Mk3 is harder to work on than, say, my Defender. But it's a sweet ride. I'm grateful for having had the opportunity to work on one.
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Old August 31st, 2006, 07:40 PM
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Fantastic job guys - beautiful install - I hope you get to use it Han

BEHR is good stuff for sure - BMW OEM - no Lucas there

That has to be my 2nd favorite Range Rover
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Old September 1st, 2006, 10:03 AM
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so you want me to get stuck and use the winch?... LOL
if you are asking me if i'm gonna off road... yes i would like to.

as to getting stuck... we'll see how well i can drive the MKIII. supposedly the traction control is much more aggressive than the DII. and not having the manual 1st and 2nd for downhill. i hear the HDC is more advanced or aggressive as well. so it's a lot of "i hear" this and that. hopefully i can take it out soon and get a feel for it.

all i know is that on pavement the MKIII kicks ass and drives beautiful. debbie had it for the day yesterday... and she loves it too .
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Old September 1st, 2006, 10:05 AM
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With the extra weight on the front end, were any adjustments needed to the air suspension?
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Old September 1st, 2006, 10:10 AM
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i think that's the beauty of the air suspension. since it's constantly self-leveling, you don't have to worry about sagging. i guess if it sags one day... it will sag all the way to the bump stop... LOL
so no adjustments needed.
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 01:05 AM
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here are a few more pics w/ the winch line installed.


the MKIII's winch tray design is well supported and reinforced. the diagonal tubular brace bolts to the subframe's cross member where the factory recovery ring is welded to. this setup actually reinforces the factory recovery ring as well as providing diagonal bracing to the winch tray. very well thought out design.








here you can see upclose of what john was talking about earlier when he mentioned radiused edges and the precut hole for the park distance sensor...




another DB shot...



this is the license plate holder. this is an awesome feature. this plate is sandwiched between the fairlead and the tray... you may notice that the fairlead is off center relative to the vehicle's center




so the license plate backing plate is mounted offset again so that the license plate is on center




close up shot of the mounting screw that holds the backing plate to the bottom plate


Last edited by hochung : August 27th, 2008 at 08:58 PM.
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 08:22 AM
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looking good HAN
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 06:22 PM
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I wish that license plate holder were available separately. I want one for my truck.
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Old September 6th, 2006, 06:21 PM
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Han, just saw your G4 RR on the 110, exiting Fair Oaks. Very cool!
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