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Old February 4th, 2006, 04:36 PM
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Hey guys,

Spent the weekend in the garage in Lebanon finishing the plans for the Disco. Let me tell you that its looking sweet, you can see things here (I'll add all the previous pics there later on):

http://www.dubai4x4.com/modules.php?...view_album.php

Anyways, specs will be:

TD5 Land Rover Deseil (current state of 200hp, 325lb/ft)
Nitrous (have to re-work some things from the old system)
Land Rover Auto (heavily modified and cooled)
42" Rubber
1.5 Tonnes
Exocage
dual winches
~100:1 crawl ratio

That's about it - project should be done in a month's time.

A couple of questions:
1. Auto box, any modifications needed other than GREAT cooling?
2. What other than the TD5 ECU needs to be out of water?
3. Any chance in getting a MUCH larger hydro pump to fit the TD5?

Thanks.

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Old February 4th, 2006, 09:29 PM
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1. No
2. Air intake, thats it.
3. Yes

Now my questions What 1.5 ton axles are you using? What wheelbase? How are you getting 70cm belly clearance(pirate thread)? Looks good!
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Old February 5th, 2006, 12:48 AM
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LOL,

1. Aiming at BEING at 1.5, the axles are Rover/Toy hybrids with Chromo everything (Jac Mac axles and Longs)
2. Wheelbase is 104"
3. On 42s, 3" OME suspension lift & measuring tape
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Old February 5th, 2006, 01:13 AM
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LOL,

1. Aiming at BEING at 1.5, the axles are Rover/Toy hybrids with Chromo everything (Jac Mac axles and Longs)
2. Wheelbase is 104"
3. On 42s, 3" OME suspension lift & measuring tape


Ohh, sounds very cool but be extremely easy on the go juice. Are disco's a lot higher off the ground at the frame than Defenders? Also, you are going to want more wheelbase with the 42's. Just my .02. Oh, and how are you getting the 100to1 crawl ratio? Thanks, can't wait to see the progress.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 06:02 AM
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Ohh, sounds very cool but be extremely easy on the go juice.
I HEAR YA!

Are disco's a lot higher off the ground at the frame than Defenders?
If I compare my D90 to my Disco, the D90's frame is thicker, so I guess that plays a role?

Also, you are going to want more wheelbase with the 42's.
For now, sticking to 103-104, once $ come in (getting married), will go coil over, full hydro and 110

Oh, and how are you getting the 100to1 crawl ratio?
MD 49% lower Low, 5.29s (if needed) and the Auto box (Ashcroft or Quaiffe, don't recall who, have a lower 1st for these)

Thanks, can't wait to see the progress.
Thanks man!
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Old March 12th, 2006, 04:58 AM
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Thought I'd update you guys...

Just came back from Lebanon and checking up on the truck...

Her are some pics of the latest update...3-4 weeks and we should have it registered and good to go...

The 4.2 V8 got a brand new camshaft, and the 4.2L ZF were installed, the DBA rotors and EBC pads will go on as well, along with the RTE bottom rear spring shims and the A-arm extension will be set on the 2nd level (more pitch for the rear 3rd). The underdrive is to be sent tomorrow and should be in teh truck by next Monday. We secured an old Signaw box, I'll post pics once I get them, but the guy guaranteed that it'll push oceans

The approach angle is sweet, and I'm planning to make sure the winch stays behind the chassis ears. The front fenders were nicely reformed, the hood remains intact, but there is no more BS in front of the wheel. Once we push the cab 2-4" towards the rear, then this should give ample room for the 42s. Clearance under the diff is quite nice .

Now the BEST part of this whole thing is that my mechanic, who's my buddy and is handling the project as I'm needed at work most of the time, came up with the idea to seal the rear part of teh cab with the roof, and using the alpine lights vertically to allow me to see out the sides - not sure if you guys find it "attractive", but that's not the point here, its functional, and "smartly recycled" - I love it!















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'84 Rangie 2 door classic (32"s, OME, ARB bar & M8000)
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'07BMW G650X Challenge (farkled)
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Old March 12th, 2006, 08:01 AM
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TD5's use an electric fly by wire throttle pedel well worth moving this higher and into a waterproof box and using a cable pedel cause when it gets wet you lose the throtle pedel
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Old March 12th, 2006, 01:03 PM
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Wow, looks great Dino. Keep us updated. Thats a lot of work you have in there!
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Old March 12th, 2006, 04:27 PM
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no more deisel - 4.2 V8i.

thanks bucken37 - should be worth it...
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'84 Rangie 2 door classic (32"s, OME, ARB bar & M8000)
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Old March 12th, 2006, 04:59 PM
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Looks Great.. On the last pic I see a circle and line drawn in the dust on what was the roof. Are you installing a window there?
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Old March 12th, 2006, 05:31 PM
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Hey Greg, thanks.

Yeah, there's going to be a window there
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'84 Rangie 2 door classic (32"s, OME, ARB bar & M8000)
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Old March 12th, 2006, 08:22 PM
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When you come back to the states where are you going to be landing? Saw Matt mentioned taking a trip, I gotta check this rig out. He's about 20 mins. SE of me, and there is definitely some worthy terrain to be tested. Can't believe anyone on other boards dissed the look. I'm creaming over it... anytime I get to break out the solder I'm smiling for a week. Not just from the fumes...he he..
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Old March 13th, 2006, 12:59 AM
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LOL - fumes rule...its not about the look, "form follows function", that's the idea here, really simple...

I'll be working in NYC, but the truck will be all over the US. I want to gain experience under the seat for a year and then build my own moon buggy and compete - that's the plan at least, so I need to try all the terrain in the US
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'84 Rangie 2 door classic (32"s, OME, ARB bar & M8000)
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Old March 29th, 2006, 10:13 AM
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some updates...













2-3 weeks to go
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'04 D-90 TD5 ST (33"s, tuned, caged, 1/2 top)
'84 Rangie 2 door classic (32"s, OME, ARB bar & M8000)
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2-3 weeks to go
Just curious, are you swapping out the rims?
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Is this a Lebanese version of "Pimp My Desert Ride"?
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Old April 16th, 2006, 07:15 PM
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Some recent updates

Main outer Exo tubing (expensive CDOM 60mm x 4mm)


Final approach angle:


Clearance under the belly is 63cm


Main rock slider / cab mount:


Nice and wide - front end fully clearanced for tires and engine/tranny oil coolers:


Same, different angle:


Winch basket mock up - tubing to start from the top tip of the basket (made out of 8mm single piece bent and rewelded!)L


Rear winch basket set-up (will be 2-3" higher up):


Width, exo safety clearnace and body:
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Old April 16th, 2006, 11:50 PM
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Sorry, I would like to look at the links but if I click on something with Dubai in the link, I will get put on the watch list by homeland security!

Truck looks good. Your front approach angle would rock if you could do something with the winch basket. Can you get it closer somehow? Sweet build though!!!
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Old April 17th, 2006, 01:53 AM
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Yeah, cut the horns down more. Sheesh! you are only at something like a ...80 degree...errrrr....approach angle. That just won't do!

Very nice--this is a cool, interesting build. Kind of a "custom porn" in lieu of diesl...
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Old April 17th, 2006, 01:56 AM
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Hehehe...Thanks guys


Well, this is the furthest back I can get my winch basket. I think as it is at ~75 degrees, that's not bad, I'm planning a revamp of the whole suspension in 6 months' time, and that'll involved a 6" wheelbase stretch, mainly at the front.
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