Tuesday 23 January 2018

Defender security

We sadly hear so many reports of beloved Defenders being stolen from all over the country.
Here are a few products to help keep your Landrover safe and make it as difficult as possible for would be thieves to take your vehicle:

1) Steering Wheel Boss Quick Release Black 36/48 spline

36 or 48 Spline Quick Release Boss. A slimline boss to fit directly to your Landrover steering column, without the need for multiple bosses to be used.

Manufactured by Optimill to the highest standard, hard anodised to prevent wear and designed to give an extra level of security to your vehicle.

The slimline boss is just 42mm in depth, meaning it is only 10mm thicker than our original slimline boss.
The boss is designed to fit Momo steering wheels, or wheels with 6 holes on a 70mm PCD.

Momo horn buttons will no longer be able to be used as the boss is so slim, therefore an Optimal cap is supplied along with screws and pins for installation.

Please note: This boss has 2 locking pins which are used to separate the boss. These must NEVER be pulled open whilst driving. This is designed as a removable product and it is the drivers responsibility to ensure it is fitted correctly and in full working order before attempting to drive the vehicle.

2) Ardcase pedal lock.

Simple yet effective, the 'ardcase is a security device that securely encases the pedals of your Land Rover Defender to deter and prevent theft of your vehicle. Impervious to prolonged attack from drills, crowbars and grinders, the 'ardcase offers a supremely tough level of security at an affordable price.

Available for all 200Tdi, 300Tdi, Td5 & 'Puma' Tdci RHD Defender Models and Td5 and 'Puma',Tdci LHD Defender models.

3) X Defend pedal lock

Suitable for all Right hand drive Defenders up to Td5 models without Air-Con.

The X-Defend Pedal Lock, like all the other pedal locking products, prevents the clutch, brake and throttle pedal from being operated, making a vehicle quite hard to drive!

Unlike all the others, this remains bolted to the floor of the vehicle. When not in use, it folds flat on the floor and seat box, forming the floor of the cab.In this position it can be covered with your usual floor mat.

This means you dont have to store a 20kg lump of metal which could be lethal if it hit you in the event of an RTA or while off roading. It also means that locking is incredibly quick. Just release the catch which holds it against the seat box and slam it against the pedals. A 10mm thick steel claw grabs the brake pedal shaft and ratchets in tight against it. It can be locked in a couple of seconds! To unlock you turn the key which releases the pedal and fold flat on the floor.

The Pedal lock is supplied in tough, corrosion proof 304 Stainless steel and uses formed hinges with a 6mm stainless pin. Stainless is one of the most difficult materials to cut with a disk cutter. It took 4 disks to cut one in half! Like our other products it is supplied with an anti-drill, British Made Lowe & Fletcher RPT Lock.

NOTE: This does NOT fit Series or Tdci / TD4 / Puma Defenders.

Because not all Defenders are the same and build tolerances are at best acceptable it may be necessary to either relocate the bonnet pull bracket (you can drill out the spot welds and re-attach with pop rivets) or better still replace with the later TD5 type bonnet pull. We have discovered that because Land Rover had no set place to fit the early type bracket it sometimes fouls the pedal lock.

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