New Defender Factory Accessories

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In the market for a JL. Been looking at other offerings before I take the plunge.
I like the new defender but i prefer the ruggedness and honesty of the Rubicon.
One thing I think Land River have done very well which suits the UK market which is less self-modification friendly than US is the amount of factory options available.

in particular I really like the adventure pack which includes the roof rack, side box storage and the side ladder.

Any after market brands looking to do something similar to this ladder?
I’d be first in line, as soon as I buy the car that is.

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I’m not going to say you won’t get any replies here, we don’t know, but aren’t there Defender forums where you might gat a better response?
 
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Hi. I’m looking to see if after market manufacturers (for Jeep accessories) looking to make something similar to this for the JL.
 

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Ok, I like your thinking, hope you get some response.

I’m really happy I gave up waiting for the new Defender and bought a Rubicon in February ‘19. From what I’ve seen about the new Defender, for my usage, I have no regrets
 

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Hi. I’m looking to see if after market manufacturers (for Jeep accessories) looking to make something similar to this for the JL.
Yes ..... they make a few different versions of this.........
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But I wouldn’t be calling your rig a “car”, when you get one, on here, they’ll come for you........:lipssealed:.......:)
 


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Ah.... Well, after I sold my JK, I actually had a reservation slot for a new 90.
The more got released about the new Defender, the more I realized it would not be my next offroader, cancelled my reservation, and got my money back.

As to why...
Complexity, and having owned a Jag, I know JLR and electronics are a not so good combination. Even more than the Wrangler, the new Defender is a running computer. Aftermarket - it is yet to be seen, what the aftermarket might offer for the new Defender, but I'm afraid it will never be of the size as for the "old" Deffy, let alone as huge as the Jeep one currently is. You can work yourself on Wranglers, and mod them to insanity. I doubt that will work for a new Defender. Its appearance, both external as internal is of a kind I'd be way more afraid to scratch it. As for the Wrangler, I do not really care, it is just that kind of vehicle similar as the old Defender, and scars do suit them - not the new Defender. No roof to be removed, let alone doors taken out. Most of what is currently available as for accessoires, is from JLR, and in general way overpriced - compared to that, Wrangler stuff is cheap. I do like the new Defender a lot, and messing around with my Wrangler is part of the joy of owning it, but the new Defender is all but owner friendly. You can rely on Wrangler specific forums like this one for about everything - I.e. an immense knowledge base -, if you were to buy a new Defender, you're about on your own, as too little of them sold (yet), even less taken offroad (yet).
 
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Yes. I’ve already decided on the rubicon as prefer it’s rugged and honest charm. In terms of accessories I do like the concept (the way it’s executed) for the defenders side ladder. I think it’s a very neat, functional design and wondered if anyone is developing a similar type of one for wrangler JL.
 

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In the market for a JL. Been looking at other offerings before I take the plunge.
I like the new defender but i prefer the ruggedness and honesty of the Rubicon.
One thing I think Land River have done very well which suits the UK market which is less self-modification friendly than US is the amount of factory options available.

in particular I really like the adventure pack which includes the roof rack, side box storage and the side ladder.

Any after market brands looking to do something similar to this ladder?
I’d be first in line, as soon as I buy the car that is.

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Lol - that guy looks way too excited about an extendable ladder...

I wonder what he’d do if you showed him this:

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This isn’t directly related to the post but I’ve always been a fan of the Defenders (all LR vehicles for that matter), the thing that has kept me from getting one is their reputation for reliability. Everyone that I know that’s ever owned a LR/Range Rover product has just talked about their being mechanical/electrical nightmares. A buddy of mine has a LR4 right now, it looks great and he loves it (when it’s running), but it’s constantly in the shop, and he complains that the aftermarket support isn’t great which forces him to have to buy LR components, and they apparently cost a small fortune. Most recently, he went in for a timing belt replacement and apparently LandRover won’t publish the necessary specs for the job as they only want their dealers to do the repairs - that’s the sort of aggravation that’s kept me away.
 

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We have owned 5 JLR products over the years:
LR3
LR4
Evoque
Velar
F-Pace
Not had an issue with any! None, zip...and to boot, they have the best warranty out of all Luxury SUVs. I have had the Jaguar for over 4 years now, and the only time it's been back to dealer was for oil service.
I just test drove a Defender yesterday, and for the first time, walked away not "overly excited" like I was for the Velar or F Pace...
the good news...got to get back home to my 2020 Recon!!!!

This isn’t directly related to the post but I’ve always been a fan of the Defenders (all LR vehicles for that matter), the thing that has kept me from getting one is their reputation for reliability. Everyone that I know that’s ever owned a LR/Range Rover product has just talked about their being mechanical/electrical nightmares. A buddy of mine has a LR4 right now, it looks great and he loves it (when it’s running), but it’s constantly in the shop, and he complains that the aftermarket support isn’t great which forces him to have to buy LR components, and they apparently cost a small fortune. Most recently, he went in for a timing belt replacement and apparently LandRover won’t publish the necessary specs for the job as they only want their dealers to do the repairs - that’s the sort of aggravation that’s kept me away.
 

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Yes ..... they make a few different versions of this.........
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But I wouldn’t be calling your rig a “car”, when you get one, on here, they’ll come for you........:lipssealed:.......:)
Roky,

I think that ladder was made for Colby. It’s a bit small for anything else. You sure you didn’t make it for him?
 
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I’m on my second (Jag) F Type at minute and the mrs is on her second Evoque. We’ve enjoyed our ownership. I guess all manufacturers have lemons. I’ve been reading about rusting hinges amongst other things on these JL boards.
I’m not put off yet.

 

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