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Old February 2nd, 2014, 08:48 AM
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I overvalved mine from Justin and now need to get them much softer. I should have went with his advice I guess. . So you are fitting 35s with 2" loft and 1" spacers. Planning on any fender trimming or do you think you'll be fine? I ask because Im about to install 4.10s and I think the 285s look a bit lost with 2" lift. Thanks!
I had these same tires on my NAS 90 and 2" OME springs. I thought it worked well. The extended bump stops are a must have. For wheel spacers the 1" ones are not enough for a good turning radius but I just hate tires sticking out a ton so it is what I will deal with. For the rear I am going with extended lug bolts and using 16mm flat washers (yes I know semi ghetto) to push things out 1/2" on each side.

The flares on it were from my 90 - I trimmed them up a bit. More than being functional, I think the trimmed flare match the wheel size visually as well.

What 285's do you have? I installed 285 Duratracs on my 90 when I sold it with stock springs and they fit fine. But I think the Duratracs run on the smaller side. Although I think Red90 has 285 Super Swampers (which are big) and he is on stock springs IIRC.

Are you thinking of going 315/35's?
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 08:57 AM
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Ive got BFG ATs. I was thinking of going to 315s if I could, but I do not want to trim anything. Also worried about tire wear trying to run 315s on a 7" wide wheel.

So if I run spacers to get back some turning radius, then Im going to hit the spats?
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Looks great don. But all this work and your keeping it rhd?
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 09:11 AM
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RHD is great

I actually prefer it to LHD for every day driving. I certainly didn't start that way (as Charles can attest)
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 09:44 AM
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Ive got BFG ATs. I was thinking of going to 315s if I could, but I do not want to trim anything. Also worried about tire wear trying to run 315s on a 7" wide wheel.

So if I run spacers to get back some turning radius, then Im going to hit the spats?

Trimming: the flares are pretty cheap and easy to swap so if you are concerned about trimming I'd get a 2nd used pair and trim them. On articulation they will rub and could cause more damage. And then again maybe not. For rubbing, I think the best way is to driveway twist your truck and then see what is rubbing. I used some old logs and would park a wheel on each corner to see what it did.


7" wide wheels: I heard and read different things about 315's on a 7" wide wheel. Mostly that you need at least an 8" wheel for a 315 width tire but there isn't a huge selection of wheels for the LR bolt pattern. I got a black modular and just didn't like the looks. I do like the TF wheel with option 8" mounting with beadlocks but wasn't about to spend $1,500. FWIW, Lane over on Pirate was running the same Disco I steel wheels with 37's and from the pics he has posted wheels as hard as any other LR owner.

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Looks great don. But all this work and your keeping it rhd?
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RHD is great

I actually prefer it to LHD for every day driving. I certainly didn't start that way (as Charles can attest)


When I started this project my goal was to make it LHD. Price wise I am guessing it would be another $2k which isn't too too bad.


But the kids love the RHD and it is another thing that sets this apart from all the NAS rigs in my area. Add to that, the Toy axles and Merc motor I am doing, it's just seemed right to keep it "odd-ball". Driving wise I find the lack of power steering more of a PITA than the RHD. And like someone has said before, it is like they were designed to be RHD.


And if down the road, I am getting sick of RHD I'll just make the conversion to LHD.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 10:25 AM
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I run 315/75 KM2's on stock Deep Dish Alloys. The truck doesn't see a ton of miles but it drives and wheels fine. Aired them down to about 15psi last time out, no probs. I have them balanced with 8 ounces of AirSoft seamless pellets in each tire, no vibes at all.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 01:29 PM
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I have been working on the 617. The thing was pretty grimy so it's been slow going. Got some pieces off and got to a point to paint part of the block.

Looking to get it back on the stand and flipped over today or tomorrow. A bunch of parts coming in from Peach/Pelican so hoping I can have new main seals and the RD pan by this time next week.

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Old February 27th, 2014, 01:55 PM
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Thanks Randy - It's getting there. Once the new pan goes on and I polish up the valve cover when I do the valve adjustment it should start looking good!
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Old February 27th, 2014, 06:41 PM
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Got the engine back in the stand, flipped it upside down and pulled the pan. Parts came in and I bought some Permatex Anerobic gasket sealant at Advanced Auto so I hope I can get the new pan on tomorrow/this weekend.

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Old February 27th, 2014, 07:22 PM
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Got the engine back in the stand, flipped it upside down and pulled the pan. Parts came in and I bought some Permatex Anerobic gasket sealant at Advanced Auto so I hope I can get the new pan on tomorrow/this weekend.
As a BioChemistry grad, I chuckle that Permatex has a "anerobic" gasket sealant. I can envision glycolysis occurring between your pan and block. Ok, nerd time over, back to pretending to be macho man.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 07:36 PM
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As a BioChemistry grad, I chuckle that Permatex has a "anerobic" gasket sealant. I can envision glycolysis occurring between your pan and block. Ok, nerd time over, back to pretending to be macho man.
Please nerd away! I am going to look up glycolysis when I have a chance as I do not know the term. I would like to know how this stuff works as I am putting it together.

On a side note, it seems the Merc guys swear by this stuff. One post had someone using "Right Stuff" which seemed to be the "wrong stuff" as he was getting leaks.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 07:54 PM
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Looking good. Rover seems to favor the right stuff, but we have a higher tolerance for leaking, lol.
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Strange.. The right stuff is the way to go on rover oil pans. I use nothing but that and get no leaks
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I think the glycolysis reference is regarding a different usage of the term "anaerobic" from the perspective of cellular respiration.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 08:15 AM
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I think the glycolysis reference is regarding a different usage of the term "anaerobic" from the perspective of cellular respiration.
haha - I didn't get it until I started googling gycolysis late last night. It reminded me why I didn't do very well in chemistry.

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Strange.. The right stuff is the way to go on rover oil pans. I use nothing but that and get no leaks
I used The Right Stuff on my NAS V8 pan and it was great. But I think the Merc motor is a different animal. Not sure what the 200/300/Td5 pans look like but the OM617 setup is a lot different than the Rover V8.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 09:02 AM
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Old March 28th, 2014, 09:09 AM
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It's been a little while but got a few more pieces on the front brakes.

- Extended stainless soft line
- D90/D110 front calipers from AB
- stainless D90 pipe kit from AB
- 94-95 D90 brackets from AB
- EBC Rotors
- EBC Green Pads

Since I am now doing a LHD build - I had to swap springs. I still need to do the back.
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Take the plastic spring off the old soft lines and put it on the stainless.
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