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APT Steering Guard | Defender



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Defender APT Steering GuardThe Land Rover Defender Steering Guard by APT. What it looks like, what it does and why this popular item is an essential bit of kit in the Land Rover community.

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DIY Install Defender APT Steering GuardYour Land Rover Defender Steering Guard from APT is a popular DIY install that you can tackle in your driveway at home.


  • * Heavy duty Steel mounts: 8mm grade 350 MPa steel, integrated recovery eyes, laser cut, cnc folded, zinc primed and power coated satin black
  • * Hard wearing Aluminium plate: 6mm 5083 aluminium with ventilation holes to prevent overheating
  • * Top spec Mounting Bolts: zinc plated grade 8.8 & 12.9 high tensile bolts, washers and nyloc nuts

Do yourself a favour, go outside and poke your head under the front of your Defender.  You’ll see it there, exposed and vulnerable, that’s your Land Rover's pitman arm which attaches to the steering box.  Hit it when you're out 4 wheeling and you’re stuck.  If you want real adventure, you need APT's Australian made Land Rover Defender Steering Guard.

Australian 4 wheeling means the Steering Guard's plate needs to be tough.  Heavy duty 5083 6mm aluminium makes for a heavy duty plate with the right strength to weight ratio.  Being profiled, the plate slides over rocks and stumps in either forward or reverse while keeping your steering linkages safe.  Holes in the plate are there to allow airflow through to help cool the truck.  If you ever managed to damage this plate (nil returns to date) we can provide you another for you to bolt on and drive away.  Note: 6mm aluminium has the right amount of toughness but still has a level of inherent flex.  If you hit a rock with a bit of grunt, you want the plate to absorb some of the shock and not transfer all of the impact onto the chassis.  That is why we use 6mm. 

Super duty 8mm 350 MPa steel has been used to create bullet proof mounts.  Integrated recovery eyes allow for the safe recovery of your - or your mate’s - truck.  Profiled to fit with most makes of bars, the mounts are laser cut and cnc folded for a guaranteed precise finish.  Corrosion is not an issue as they are finished in zinc powder prime and satin black powder coating.

Even the fixings are heavy duty.  Zinc plated grade 8.8 & 12.9 high tensile bolts, washers and nyloc nuts.

So whether you are from the Australian eastern seaboard or the west coast or somewhere in-between, go out and enjoy your 4 wheeling knowing you have the essential protection on your Defender.  Add this APT Steering Guard to your cart.

Will this steering guard fit your truck?

Defender 90/110/130 Non ABS & ABS To 4A638617 (1983 - 1998) YES
Defender 90/110/130 TD5 1998 - 2007 YES
Defender 90/110/130 TDCI 2007 - 2016 YES
Discovery 1 To JA034313 (1989 - 1992) no
Discovery 1 From KA034314 to LA081991 (08/1992 - 1995) no
Discovery 1 Non ABS From MA018992 (1995 – 1999) no
Discovery 1 With ABS From MA018992 (1996 – 1999) no
Discovery 2 1998 – 2004 no
Discovery 3 2004 - 2011 no
Discovery 4 2009 onward no
Range Rover Classic Non ABS Imperial to 1981 no
Range Rover Classic Non ABS Metric 1981 - 1992 no
Range Rover Classic Non ABS Metric 1992 onward no
Range Rover P38 1994 - 2002 no


Read Dean Mellor's review at whichcar.com.au