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    Mag Gray Heritage Pasadena, CA

    HAHA that's crazy - drive across the country and save $20k and have a nice vacation along the way: 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser in Malvern | VIN: JTMCY7AJ6M4106182 - https://www.sloanetoyotamalvern.com/new/Toyota/2021-Toyota-Land+Cruiser-malvern-dade248e0a0e09a842a44a3fff6d957d.htm I would bet if...
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    Shark fin antenna replacement

    Not sure about a 2011 570, but in general if you have the carded-suede, formed headliner, it is held in/up with the same interior panel buttons that the side panels are secured with. To make life easier, I would remove the rear side panels too as the roof panel is likely captive by them...
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    Considering saying goodbye to the 200

    Life is short - get what you want. I personally have been keeping cars longer and longer each time I change horses. There was a time, however, when I would have a new (to me) car every year. If the Ram is your jam, rock it. It will almost certainly not make financial sense, but if it makes...
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    At what point do you install a dual battery system?

    Most of the portable systems do not have a 12V input other than via a cigarette lighter - i.e. you can only charge at a very low rate from your car (2-7amps/hr. Your cigarette lighter is supplied via 16-18 gauge wire so it can't handle much in the way of current). Depending on how long you are...
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    Dash Bar?

    Yes, when I was looking into it the speaker grille cover was $85 (probably less if I poked around). Also, by mounting further back on the dash, I am able to insert small foam blocks under the clamp arms to mitigate any shaking when off road. Using the forward mounting point of the head unit...
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    Dash Bar?

    Its a RAM Tough Track RAM-TRACK-EXA-9BU. You have to take off the ends (which are worthless for mounting). I tried the shorter one, but the once you net out the worthless end sections that you can't mount to, you are left with like 3" of rail. Hardware is #8 (3/4" L, I think) and fender...
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    Dash Bar?

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    Matching Spare Wheel for Heritage Edition

    I wouldn't bother with a center cap for your spare - even mounted on a rear swing out. The center hole is a convenient place to grab the wheel when moving/hoisting it and as far as I can tell, the center caps are not prone to falling out or otherwise requiring a spare.
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    Is this a bad omen?

    A good detail shop that does paint correction can fix that up for next to nothing. On this type of small stuff they can make it look as good as a respray. I wouldn’t waste the time and frustration to track down compensation on this from the shipper or dealer. The shipper’s profit is likely not...
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    Here's the info for Bilstein's new heavy rear springs for the 200 series and the Bilstein suspension with lift.

    Kind of leaning this way. I think the consensus is that this is better than stock and offers a lift (you pick). My reservation on the Bilstein system was the need for heavier springs so either having to mix in an OME set or air bags. I have a 40 gal LRA, a heavy set of drawers and the spare...
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    Mounting Front Driving Lights - Stock Bumper

    ARB Solis ARB Intensity SOLIS LED Driving Light - Spot - https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/fog-driving-lights/sjb36s-arb-intensity-solis-led-driving-light-spot?gclid=CjwKCAjw9r-DBhBxEiwA9qYUpe0WDJS7HXklK6ormZVVvZTDkWbtOTVG4anbABl306ISyf45gK0kcBoCtasQAvD_BwE
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    Anyone use NavTool Carplay in a 200?

    Not sure how you would work the HVAC system on newer LCs with this unit. I can't find a manual on line and the Kenwood website does not discuss it. Also does not appear to be a Sirius XM receiver, so you would be relying on cell signal for satellite radio. I am hoping for a good CarPlay head...
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    Premature Rusting of Powdered Coated Sliders

    I second this. PA winter driving has left mine with just one or two small rust spots deep in the seems. You have to look really hard to see it.
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    what are some of the 200 owners methods for cell phone holder?

    Maybe this has been done before, but here is my solution: Since the grille has a slight curve to it, I mounted neoprene washers between the RAM tough track and the grille at the outermost bolts. Deadens any vibration and keeps the part from deforming when the screws are tightened down...
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