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Old March 31st, 2014, 10:18 AM
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Lookin good!
One thing I just thought of that will save you some time on a trail repair is some Steel lug nuts or have someone strip the tin foil caps off of your stock nuts with a torch. Those caps bring the suck.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 10:34 AM
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Lookin good!
One thing I just thought of that will save you some time on a trail repair is some Steel lug nuts or have someone strip the tin foil caps off of your stock nuts with a torch. Those caps bring the suck.
x2 - you want the range rover classic solid steel lug nuts, or youtube search how to punch out the caps on the lug nuts you have.

Oh, and consider putting on some boost wheels under that beauty!
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Old March 31st, 2014, 10:53 AM
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Also have someone with diesel knowledge teach you how to blead air from the system. Because if you ever run it out of fuel youll need to know how to do this.

You should also look up the K-trail that is near you and start doing some short expo trips on it to get a good feel for how to pack your disco. Its taken me plenty of camping trips to deside what was important and what to leave at home.
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x2 - you want the range rover classic solid steel lug nuts, or youtube search how to punch out the caps on the lug nuts you have.

Oh, and consider putting on some boost wheels under that beauty!
No! No boosts will be going on this Disco! I am trying to decide between the steel spare wheel or wolfs. With either XZL's or Insa Turbo Special Tracks....

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Also have someone with diesel knowledge teach you how to blead air from the system. Because if you ever run it out of fuel youll need to know how to do this.

You should also look up the K-trail that is near you and start doing some short expo trips on it to get a good feel for how to pack your disco. Its taken me plenty of camping trips to deside what was important and what to leave at home.

Lookin good!
One thing I just thought of that will save you some time on a trail repair is some Steel lug nuts or have someone strip the tin foil caps off of your stock nuts with a torch. Those caps bring the suck.
Definitely will be getting steel lugs with the new wheels/tires.

I will have to ask a buddy with a NAS Defender if he wants to do K-trail. Do not want to do it alone. Looks interesting though.
A couple of OKC area guys are going to the Ozarks in late April to do a trail there.

I wonder if my local LR mechanic would be able to show me how to drain the system.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:12 PM
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I wonder if my local LR mechanic would be able to show me how to drain the system.

you don't need to drain anything to demo it.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:14 PM
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you don't need to drain anything to demo it.
Oh perfect!
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:23 PM
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good luck with the build/project. I'm currently driving a 300TDI/R380 Disco 1 and will really miss it (Its for sale). GREAT fuel economy, comfortable for long drives and plenty of room.

I do agree with Ray's suggestions of dual batteries and upgraded headlight harnesses though.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:38 PM
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good luck with the build/project. I'm currently driving a 300TDI/R380 Disco 1 and will really miss it (Its for sale). GREAT fuel economy, comfortable for long drives and plenty of room.

I do agree with Ray's suggestions of dual batteries and upgraded headlight harnesses though.
Thanks man! I really love it.

Currently the list of what to buy next is; (once I can get the money that is, )
5 x wheels/tryes
upgraded headlights/headlight harnesses
Dual batteries
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Old April 17th, 2014, 03:49 AM
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Study break update

ARB Bumper and WARN VR 10,000 Winch installed last week. Pictures to follow during the day.

Rovers North's 10mm Skid plate does not fit with the ARB bumper so I am returning, already spoke with them. I have so many returns but I am so busy lately. Looking for alternatives for a skid plate.

Contacted ARB to send new winch leads, they are on their way.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 05:43 AM
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Can't wait to see pictures. I love that truck and think it's great that you are sorting it to your liking.
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Can't wait to see pictures. I love that truck and think it's great that you are sorting it to your liking.
Thanks man, I really love it.

Here are the ARB pictures.
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Any recommendations on a sealant for the snorkel install?

Some 3M Marine?

Some of this?
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Old May 12th, 2014, 03:35 PM
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Snorkel

here is the snorkel install picture.


Next on the list is wheels and tires. I am doing Wolf steelies; looking for recommendations on tires.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 04:14 PM
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Ivan,

The truck looks great.

I like 235/85's and 285/75's but a 265/75 may give you more tire options options.
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Ivan,

The truck looks great.

I like 235/85's and 285/75's but a 265/75 may give you more tire options options.
Glad you like it!

As for tire brands and models(?right term?) what reccomedations?
I am looking at Mud-Terrian KM, not the KM2's
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Old May 16th, 2014, 09:34 PM
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BFG's. Depending on application ATs or MTs (which means KM2's, which are excellent tires)
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Old May 16th, 2014, 09:44 PM
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BFG's. Depending on application ATs or MTs (which means KM2's, which are excellent tires)
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What is the difference between KMs and KM2s; other than the look?
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Old May 16th, 2014, 09:52 PM
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What is the difference between KMs and KM2s; other than the look?
KM's are the original style. Difficult to find these days. KM2's are the new MT, siping, improved sidewall, tread life, and quieter. Superior-at least in my experience.
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