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    1. Geriatric Member ValveCoverGasket's Avatar
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      05-29-2012 10:40 PM #666
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      How do you like those tires? Need some new tires for my D1 and I'm thinking about upgrading to those.

      Any wear issues?
      it had 235/70s on it before of the same BFGs and i really liked them. they rode well, were good in snow, and id already bought the truck when they were well past their prime (8 years old i think, and mostly dry rotted and cracking). they wear super slow so theyll last forever, and more likely need replacing due to rot than being worn out.
      i needed new ones because the rear two on this thing had cracks that were getting bigger in the side wall.

      highly recommend them

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      05-30-2012 03:15 PM #667
      I need to unsubscribe to this thread. Every time it pops up I weigh the possibility of getting rid of my Tacoma for a Discovery I/II

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      05-30-2012 03:35 PM #668
      Quote Originally Posted by kenny301 View Post
      I need to unsubscribe to this thread. Every time it pops up I weigh the possibility of getting rid of my Tacoma for a Discovery I/II
      do it
      you only live once, and its only money

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      05-30-2012 03:38 PM #669
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      do it
      you only live once, and its only money
      Same reason I am looking for a Miata for a daily driver

      My Toyota is nice but it is boring and it rides like crap (who knew? A pickup that isn't comfortable?!). I don't use it enough to justify having a pickup either.

      So long as I can somehow get my kayak on top of a Disco...

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      06-19-2012 03:29 PM #670
      Heading up for a two week trip to northern California around Lassen Volcanic N.P. and then down the back side of the sierras with stops near Yosemite/Sonora Pass and Bishop. Test fitted all the gear on the roof rack last night, everything fit like a glove. 3 jerry cans, cooler, tent, 4 chairs, 24 gallon action packer, two Pelican 1780's for clothes and sleeping gear and a Pelican 15XX for some spare parts.




      No room in the back because we're taking the dogs with us. Going to build a small raised platform in the back for storage of flat things. Dog guard will keep the puppies in their place. Gotta finish fabbing up my shovel and axe mounts tonight as well as mount a tube on the side to hold the fishing poles.
      Quote Originally Posted by Hunter S Thompson
      Most of them say they'll do just about anything, just as long as it's not drinking gin with a 200-pound bald psycho in an open car at high noon on Alii Drive or in the Kona Surf parking lot. Which is where I always dump them. Except for the ones who drink gin .. .

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      06-19-2012 06:13 PM #671
      Impressed.

      Although that looks like a recipe for about 7 mpg.

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      06-19-2012 07:48 PM #672
      There is something proper about a fully loaded Rover.

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      06-19-2012 10:39 PM #673
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      Impressed.

      Although that looks like a recipe for about 7 mpg.
      Oddly enough, with the two Pelican cases on the roof coming back from Pismo a couple of months ago we got around 14 mpg. I figure with the truck fully loaded i'll get around 12 on the freeway, less on the hills..
      Quote Originally Posted by Hunter S Thompson
      Most of them say they'll do just about anything, just as long as it's not drinking gin with a 200-pound bald psycho in an open car at high noon on Alii Drive or in the Kona Surf parking lot. Which is where I always dump them. Except for the ones who drink gin .. .

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      06-20-2012 01:43 PM #674


      Your support vehicle... Hehe!

      Have a good trip

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      06-20-2012 06:49 PM #675
      Quote Originally Posted by HookedOn16v View Post
      There is something proper about a fully loaded Rover.
      Yep. Post that same picture with a Jeep XJ and it wouldn't look nearly as awesome.

    11. 06-30-2012 11:39 PM #676
      I really like everything I read in here! sold my 03 Jeep Liberty this AM and movin to a 96 Disco with 113K on it. Has all the original manuals and service records. Owned by a Shriner, I think its duty was to pull the clown ATVs to the local parades. Well wish me luck..its all mine for better or worse as of Tuesday!

      I owned 2 spitfires and used to fix them myself years back. It has been Jeeps ever since..time to go home . Any advice would be appreciated!

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      07-03-2012 03:31 AM #677
      and a couple of pics from our trip..

      first up on the south side of Lassen Volcanic NP, in lassen national forest.


      Domingo Lake


      Campsite between a spring fed creek and the north fork of the feather river.


      On a ridge above Feather River Meadows looking back towards Mt. Harkness.

      Then our campsite in Stanislaus National Forest about 3 miles east of Yosemite NP.


      Had a good time, but had to cut the trip short. Was due to go to Bishop on Sunday to meet up with some rover guys but managed to snap an axle following my dad's Scout Terra up a chossy steep hillside on Friday. Gassed it to get over a rock, wheel spun and then stuck quite abruptly. Pulled the axles and rear driveshaft and locked the TC and limped home in FWD on Saturday.
      Quote Originally Posted by Hunter S Thompson
      Most of them say they'll do just about anything, just as long as it's not drinking gin with a 200-pound bald psycho in an open car at high noon on Alii Drive or in the Kona Surf parking lot. Which is where I always dump them. Except for the ones who drink gin .. .

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      07-03-2012 11:13 AM #678
      bummer about the axle, looks like a good time!
      i wish the weather was that nice up here.... 45 deg and raining this morning, feels like fall/winter/spring

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      07-03-2012 12:19 PM #679
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      bummer about the axle, looks like a good time!
      i wish the weather was that nice up here.... 45 deg and raining this morning, feels like fall/winter/spring
      Yeah, the axle was a bummer, one of the few spares i didnt have with me at the time. I was able to goto the junkyard on sunday and find a replacement and get everything sorted. I may have a chance to go back up to bishop / coyote flats at the end of the month though so we'll see how that goes.
      Quote Originally Posted by Hunter S Thompson
      Most of them say they'll do just about anything, just as long as it's not drinking gin with a 200-pound bald psycho in an open car at high noon on Alii Drive or in the Kona Surf parking lot. Which is where I always dump them. Except for the ones who drink gin .. .

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      07-16-2012 11:44 AM #680
      Just picked up a 91 classic great divide edition, 117k miles, pretty good shape for $850. Came with brand new tires, two extra fuel tanks and a few other miscellaneous parts. Needs minor work like a new drivers door window and wiper motor but seems pretty solid otherwise. Made the 120 mile drive back home fine.


    16. 07-16-2012 11:49 AM #681
      Quote Originally Posted by crazysccrmd View Post
      Just picked up a 91 classic great divide edition, 117k miles, pretty good shape for $850. Came with brand new tires, two extra fuel tanks and a few other miscellaneous parts. Needs minor work like a new drivers door window and wiper motor but seems pretty solid otherwise. Made the 120 mile drive back home fine.
      Great buy!!! How did you find it?

      I'm jealous

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      07-16-2012 11:59 AM #682
      nice

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      07-16-2012 01:04 PM #683
      Found it on Craigslist and couldn't pass it up. I've been needing something 4wd with ground clearance for a while now.

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      07-21-2012 12:07 AM #684
      Does anyone have a source or substitute for the fresh air intake filters located under the front deck lid (in front of the blower fan)? When I removed mine to get to the wiper motor the original ones were in pieces and had allowed all sorts of debris into that area.

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      08-31-2012 08:19 PM #686
      Oh Land Rover...


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      09-01-2012 12:52 AM #687
      bummer!

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      09-01-2012 02:08 PM #688
      Thank god it wasn't the heater core.

      Found the issue.




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      09-05-2012 11:49 PM #689
      Those are notorious for cracking... Change out the radiator bleed screw for a brass one while you've got the system drained...

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      09-06-2012 02:36 PM #690
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      Change out the radiator bleed screw for a brass one while you've got the system drained...
      This guy?



      I replaced the whole radiator about 18 months ago and it looks like a brass screw on there already. Although painted.

      You can see it in this pic:


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      09-06-2012 03:28 PM #691
      yup that guy, but youre right it doesnt look stock anymore so likely whoever built the rad you bought replaced it already.

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      09-07-2012 12:37 PM #692
      I have wanted a Discovery 1 or 2 since I was looking for my first car!

      Where should I look for good info, DIYs and general maintenance that should be done type stuff?

      Also, how are these compared to Wranglers? Easy to work on? Parts availability, anything else that matters.... Jeeps break down more than anyone will admit from my experience, but the initial purchase price of a used Jeep is kind of crazy high. There are a few 95-98 Discos for sale in my local CL for under $1,600.

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      Quote Originally Posted by silvermannn View Post
      I have wanted a Discovery 1 or 2 since I was looking for my first car!

      Where should I look for good info, DIYs and general maintenance that should be done type stuff?

      Also, how are these compared to Wranglers? Easy to work on? Parts availability, anything else that matters.... Jeeps break down more than anyone will admit from my experience, but the initial purchase price of a used Jeep is kind of crazy high. There are a few 95-98 Discos for sale in my local CL for under $1,600.


      http://www.discoweb.org/forums/

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      09-07-2012 08:22 PM #694
      They D1's are easy to work on if you do your own wrenching. It's an old low tech push rod V8 so its painfully simple. As far as parts availability, its got the same drive train as a defender 90 and a range rover classic (save for the crappy borg warner transfer case the classics have) There's tons out there. I looked for YEARS before i finally found my rover. Find one with the best maintenance history you can afford. Documentation of work done is KEY. Rovers in general dont take well to deferred maintenance, and overheating a rover is a real big no no.. That being said I love my truck. Even in stock trim i was surprised how well it did off road. Keep your eye out for an SD, no sunroofs to fail and no rear ac or jump seats.

      I was set on an SE7 with the jump seats. I have used the jump seats exactly 0 times.. I took the drivers side out since it intruded on the rear cargo space a bit. I kept the rear ac in and functional as the kids and the dogs appreciate it on long road trips. D2's are about 6" longer in the back and the. More updated interior, and more electrical stuff to go wrong. 03's and 04's have the 4.6 motor which is more prone to bad head gaskets and slipped liners. also on mid 01 to 03 they removed the difflock from the transfer case, the linkage is there on 99-mid 01's but there is no lever for it. Lots of ways to retro fit that though.

      Lastly, search a lot on discoweb before asking questions. People there put the mkIV forum to shame in the sheer amount of asshatery, search nazi's and general douchebagery that goes on. http://www.landroverforums.com and http://www.lrrforums.com are also good resources.
      Quote Originally Posted by Hunter S Thompson
      Most of them say they'll do just about anything, just as long as it's not drinking gin with a 200-pound bald psycho in an open car at high noon on Alii Drive or in the Kona Surf parking lot. Which is where I always dump them. Except for the ones who drink gin .. .

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      09-07-2012 08:25 PM #695
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post

      one of the first things i did when i got my truck was to swap out the black rad tank for a white one. Better safe than sorry..
      Quote Originally Posted by Hunter S Thompson
      Most of them say they'll do just about anything, just as long as it's not drinking gin with a 200-pound bald psycho in an open car at high noon on Alii Drive or in the Kona Surf parking lot. Which is where I always dump them. Except for the ones who drink gin .. .

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      09-09-2012 10:03 PM #696
      Quote Originally Posted by psykokid View Post
      T Keep your eye out for an SD, no sunroofs to fail and no rear ac or jump seats.
      this

      my SD is a 5spd with no power seats, no sunroofs, no leather, no jump seats, no rear ac, etc... basically a defender with 4 doors and power windows. dirt simple truck.

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      09-22-2012 11:51 PM #697
      think im reposting this. but this is my old rover, i want another so bad, soon i will get one, every time i look at this thread i miss it so much.


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      09-23-2012 12:16 AM #698
      Digging the white roof
      What kind of suspension was on that?

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      09-23-2012 12:47 AM #699
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      Digging the white roof
      What kind of suspension was on that?
      thanks, i always wondered how it ended up with the white roof. in that picture it is all stock. it ended up with a 2" OEM lift and some 32's. ill have to dig up pictures.

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