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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:21 PM
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Question D90 Rally truck?

New owner here of a 97 BRG ST with a fiberglass top and about 85k miles. Truck is solid with minimal rust issues and has been well maintained. I've been lurking here and wanted to get some experienced feedback now that the truck is actually in the driveway. My plan is to turn the D90 into a truck able to run a 9 day North African rally with minimal of available mechanical assistance. Reliability will be key as there are no support crews during the day. Some things I'm considering: lift kit, suspension, 2nd gas tank, exhaust, intake, bigger tires, seats, underbody protection, lights. I've read some of the threads about engine swaps but don't know that I want to undertake it if enough can be beefed up on existing V8 to get up and over the big dunes. Need to be able to handle rough terrain at moderate speeds with out anything breaking, get up and over mid sized boulders, make it through all types of sand and be nimble enough to navigate fields of camel grass mounds. Think it's feasible?
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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:31 PM
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Import a winch challenge truck from the UK and use that as a base. A NAS ST is both too valuable and needs too much changing to be viable IMHO.

This would be a good start

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/land-rover-90-...item2c5d3ab075

or this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LAND-ROVER-90-...item45fab9fbb9

This is near perfect

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/landrover-90-t...item20ba13b17c
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Old June 8th, 2011, 06:02 PM
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I would get a hold/look at their threads of Buckon37 and the other guys that have heavily modified their 90's for desert terrain.

LR4x4.com and others (cant remember others names) would be good sources to find info for that type of activity.

Where on the east coast do you live?
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LR4x4.com and others (cant remember others names) would be good sources to find info for that type of activity.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 07:54 AM
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Import a winch challenge truck from the UK and use that as a base. A NAS ST is both too valuable and needs too much changing to be viable IMHO.

This would be a good start

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/land-rover-90-...item2c5d3ab075

or this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LAND-ROVER-90-...item45fab9fbb9

This is near perfect

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/landrover-90-t...item20ba13b17c

Good point, don't waste a NAS truck on this project. You can bring over a good donor/ base vehicle for under $10k and use that extra money you save to build up the truck.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 03:52 AM
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Look here,
http://www.devon4x4.com/index.php?op...uild&Itemid=41
They've built a lot of trucks for the sort of thing you're planning.
Unless the turns are very tight a 110 with the rear overhang shortened/removed might be a better base to start from - more stable with less fore/aft pitching and more space to add fuel tanks etc.
Devon 4x4 did have a very capable 110 desert challenge truck a while ago.

http://www.devon4x4.com/index.php?op...back&Itemid=46

and now this

http://www.devon4x4.com/index.php?op...uild&Itemid=41

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I believe Keith @ Rovertracks is building a bobbed 110 trayback from a 110 hcpu I recently brought over for him.
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Curious: Which rally? Do you have a URL?
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Old July 16th, 2011, 11:44 AM
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Import a winch challenge truck from the UK and use that as a base. A NAS ST is both too valuable and needs too much changing to be viable IMHO.
Absolutely
Maybe even a basket case Series, but don't use an NAS.
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So..... what's new? Any thoughts/decisions?
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Old July 28th, 2011, 10:30 PM
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