The Defender has always been the sweetheart of off-road enthusiasts all over the world because it's just so damn easy to customize it to your liking. Aftermarket accessories can be found virtually anywhere and quite a few of them are not that much of an investment.Combine broad availability with cheapness and you get lots of Defenders so ghastly modded we'd rather pull our eyes out with a rusty spoon than looking at them. This Icon job we'll talk you through isn't one of them.
Icon tricked out a 1995 Land Rover Defender 90 for one of its more demanding customers and boy it looks the part with that dark-toned Bentley sourced matte finish paint job. All four corners of the car sit on 17-inch beadlock Military wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich 285/70/R17 rubber.
Front and rear bumpers are custom made by Icon for this project. The bull bar is finished in black powder coat and integrates LED fog lights, whereas the rear makes use of a Class II tow bumper with dual pivoting carriers.
A GM 4L85E Supermatic four-speed auto puts the power of the engine down to the wheels via an Atlas II competition proven yet freeway friendly transfer box. Take a look underneath the vehicle and you'll find that the original Land Rover frame has been media blasted and powder coated for the sake of better protection against the elements.
The suspension system is virtually untouched, making use of just a few Twisted Performance upgrade components. On the brake power front, six piston front and four piston rear calipers is all this Landie needs.
Other interior features include removable rubber plugs for drainage, four cup holders, standard front seats dressed in OE German marine rated vinyl and Chilewich woven vinyl, as well as two removable tumble and tuck passenger seats.