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Ah - good point SJandL, will do.

Overland seems fine but I haven't driven it much yet and am now just sitting on 370km. just to and from work so far. That will change with our country run this weekend.

Couple of things :

The Overland seems much less turbo laggy from standstill than my Laredo


Black paint is very pretty - sparkles in the sun.

The brake pedal feels soft - ill have this checked at the first service.

I'm happy to have my Cooper tyres on the Overland and my FULL SIZE spare. Yes it does fit under the boot floor with a bit of a shove. We do a number of country trips and call me old fashioned but that piece of junk spare FCA pass off on unsuspecting customers is a joke. Try getting a Cooper in Walcha at 6pm on a Sunday night...

I miss the chrome strips on the doors - never bumped (or got bumped) in the old one but that shiny black paint looks very venerable in carparks. Eeek!

Loving the digital radio.

Still not sure I would have paid full price for an Overland to get the gadgets, but at the price I paid on a runout I'm happy to have them.

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Old 03-06-2016, 02:56 AM
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Excellent country run today along thunderbolts way. The new overland feels much more powerful than the old one - I think the transmission just keeps the turbo on boost so much better. Paddle shifts lots of fun and the adaptive cruise is fantastic.

Not hanging around up the mountain and returned 8.3 l/100 for the 500k trip.

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Old 03-07-2016, 05:34 AM
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Had my old Laredo wheels and Cooper tyres swapped onto the Overland. I think the chrome wheels go better with the other chrome on the car . I'm not a huge fan of chrome if I had the choice, but if you're gonna have it, may as well go all out. The MY15 18" are too drab in my view. Plus I have a full size spare to match.

So my Laredo will be sold with the MY15 18" and brand new Michelins.Attachment 65436Attachment 65437Attachment 65438


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U could powder coat them black, no that would be sic.....
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:50 AM
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For family reasons my new Overland is making another trip to the New England area next week. So the car will have 3,000 km on it by the end of the first month, bug spattered and dirty. Not quite the easy run in I was planning, but new cars never stay new for very long....


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Old 03-21-2016, 10:23 PM
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Mopar Towbar and mud flaps fitted today by Narellan jeep.

Recovery point refitted without me asking.

Exciting photo.

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Old 03-23-2016, 01:09 AM
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Sold my old Laredo - but it is staying in the extended family.


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Re: GMWK2's New Ride

Moving along with my Rhino racks whistling....

Had a look at the racks on my brothers truck and realised there are extra lengths of plastic strip to fit into the slots on the underside of the bars. These have been fitted and I have also been more diligent with making sure there are not gaps in the rubber strip on the top of the bar.

Unable to test it tonight due to beer googles, but will see if my handy work has resolved the whistling in the morning.




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Re: GMWK2's New Ride

A quick run along a bit of the M7 !freeway and the bars are no longer whistling. They still have a bit of wind noise, more than the Jeep ones, but they are acceptable now.


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Overland gets its beach christening.ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1461562403.575565.jpg


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Afternoon spent fixing the Jeep design shortcomings by fitting my Chief recovery point and front bash plate that I took off my old MY12 before I sold it.

Bugger getting the facia back on - one of the tabs folded over and was a pain to get to slot back in. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1463201340.959585.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1463201356.975488.jpg


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Tinted the windows today - 50% on drivers and passenger doors and much darker on rear doors and wagon windows.
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