I am remotely considering dumping my Tacoma for something without a payment and a bed. Making payments on a seven year old truck and being the go to for everyone I know too cheap to rent a home depot pickup is making less and less sense.
From what I have read, a 99' D1 or a 04' D2 are what I should be looking for, correct? This would be on semi-daily driver duty. I am also looking for a beater that gets good gas mileage to drive to work 75% of the time.
The main reason I got the Taco was for camping/hiking trips and getting to work in snow. I can always get an old milsurp trailer for hauling extra stuff camping to fit that bill. I'd also probably put a mild lift on it and slightly larger tires. Since maryland closed over 50% of their ORV trails last year I have to go further to go offroad. That being said, a lift and tires would be way down the road.
Last edited by kenny301; 11-28-2011 at 07:18 AM.
sounds about right, on the d1 vs d2 - 99 is the last of the D1 so they pretty much got most of the stuff sorted. Same thing with D2 in 04 plus they de neutered it and gave it the diff lock back and made it a little longer in the rear.
I went for a D1 for less electronics to go wrong down the road. I don't need any more amigos in my life, especially ones that come in threes If you are a DIY kind of guy then i'd stick with a D1. A lot of chassis and drive train parts are the same as a range rover classic and some defender bits are interchangeable as well. Whereas the D2 is pretty much its own little monster, shares some parts with the P38 range rovers but nowhere the parts pool that the D1 enjoy.
Now if I could only get this one
for this price
Course, you could buy two d1's for the price of a 04 d2..
Or get a 99-00 d2, swap in a D1 CDL lever and be good to go.. Here's one that's local to me thats already kitted out save for a winch..
Also, do your homework and know what to look for going in. Take an obd code reader as well as an exhaust gas tester for the coolant. Crawl around and start knocking off money for everything you find wrong.. If the head gaskets have been done previously then thats a big plus.. Just do ALOT of research on what goes wrong and how much it costs to fix things that have gone wrong.
It broke my heart when I found out i couldn't swap a black d2 interior into my truck..
You think you hate it now. Wait til you drive it.
Went on a little night time run with about 5 other rovers (RRS, P38, 03 D2, and 2 D1's) the trails we hit werent too terribly hard, i ended up being about an hour and a half late due to putting on my new to me OME 2" kit before hiting the trail. Good time was had by all, only casualty was the p38's fender liners because his tires were a bit too beefy for his current suspension setup.
Do Series II Discovery's really have a lot of issues? Are the head gaskets and driveshaft that much of an issue? I've considered getting one after selling my LS400, but my co-worker, who was a Rover tech for 7 years, does not recommend them. He says they have a lot of problems, and parts are very expensive. What do you guys think?
example: the rear brake refresh kit cost $150 while the electric seat switch cost $180.....
So the rear tire cover was looking pretty bad. Originally a SC truck so it saw a ton of hot, direct sunlight. Now it's seeing freezing temps in the north so it's seen better days.
End up sourcing a upgraded cover from a Rover guy in Wessex. It's upgraded materials and hard plastic and vinyl now instead of the cheap OEM stuff. Had it shipped in a container rather than Royal Mail since it would of cost a ton. Those guys down at the bottom are playing cricket. I guess cricket is big in Wessex? Now it's a tyre cover.
The odometer on my 97 D90 is on the fritz.
Has anyone else performed this repair? Id obviously like to keep the stock [46kish] milage.
I saw that eastcoats rovers use to perform the repair but no longer does. I sent an email to north hollywood speedo.
But was wondering. Has anyone here done it? anyone had anyone else do it,who? Worst case scenario where do I buy a new one?
thinking about selling/trading this:
'95 RRC LWB
177k miles, 4.2L
3.5" susp lift, 2" body lift, 33" BFG's on 15" steelies (stock wheels avail)
GBR front and rear double CV driveshafts (expensive!)
TerraFirma extended HD shocks.
all lift work done in the past 9 months.
interested in TDI/1.8T wagons.
so i picked up a RRC LWB the other week.... surprisingly looks strikingly similar to the one that twinscrewcaddy had up fs
found out theres a local Rover-run, not too far from me... hopefully i'll be able to make it out and see what this thing can do. i love this damn thing so far. hahaha.
nope, that i do not. Got a few dings in the sills but overall considering the trail the only thing that was damaged was my skidplate and i tore a small hole in one of my cats when i got hung on a rock. My truck has the aircooled vw "fweem" sound going on atm going over to a friends shop later this week to patch the hole.
Went to Pismo Beach (Oceano Dunes SVRA) with a bunch of people from SCLR and NCLR last weekend. Had a good mix of trucks ranging from a couple of D90's, an RRC, Disco 1 & 2's, a P38, couple of LR3's and new Range Rovers.
Had a good time overall and got to meet some great people from the NCLR club and see some familiar and new faces from the SCLR club. Only breakdown within the group was the black ST D90 and it ended up being the clip that holds the shifter cable to the top of the shifter knob came loose so he couldnt get it out of 1st. Once we figured out what the problem was It was fixed and back on the road in no time.
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