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Old 01-06-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
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My Green Machine Got A Big Brother. Autobot V. Decepticon

Over the past few years, the 3 has become more and more impractical. Having added the wheels and brakes, it's at the point where I no longer want to use it in inclement weather, yet alone snow and after snow conditions (salt). I have access to my sister's C-Class as she moved elsewhere for work but I have to relinquish that whenever she or my other siblings are in town. So I wanted a second car that I could call my own.

As I didn't mind tinkering on a vehicle and it would technically be a "third vehicle" for a good chunk of the year, reliability wasn't a huge concern. What I did want though was something that had character, was a little unique, and had the ability to go anywhere regardless of conditions.

After years of calling my 3 a Decepticon, it's only fitting that his rival be the Autobot. Just got to figure out where to place the sticker.


Vital statistics:

99 Range Rover
4.6 HSE
Sandstone Light Tan Leather
Epsom Green
Recently rebuilt compressor and rear air springs for electronic air suspension system
18" factory wheels

Mods already en route:
- Xenon headlight conversion kit for headlights and fog lights (6k)
- Clear front & rear turn signal housings along with clear side repeaters
- LED license plate lights
- Pioneer F-5000BT GPS, Bluetooth phone, Back Up camera, Ipod integration (video and audio) which will be mounted in the dash where you see the cubby

Exterior




Interior:



Meeting of the two




Color looks mighty familiar


I'm liking it sans brush guard, running board, light covers, etc. Can't wait to throw on the first mods
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