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Old April 3rd, 2005, 04:01 AM
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hey all,

i am considering buying a d-90 this summer. i really don't know where to start. what should i look for and stay away from. any and all info is much appreciated. i'm not gonna keep it stock but it'll be a DD/wheeler and i'm not afraid to take it in the nasty sh*t

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Old April 3rd, 2005, 09:16 AM
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Uh...... Didja do a search???
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 09:23 AM
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They are all good. Decide on a Soft Top or a Hard Top and go from there.

Then stick or auto. That will narrow down the year truck you want. 97's were auto only.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 10:11 AM
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Ryan, there is tons of good info on the forum that a little searching will turn up. If you don't find what ya need then post up some more specific questions and we will be more then happy to help. My 90 id my DD and Wheeler, unless you have allot of $$$ then get ready to get dirty and do the repairs and maintains yourself to save some $$. There are also some good Defender guys out in the Republic of Kalifornia, and some good repair shops if needed. If you find a 90 you like and it's not near you ask here and one of us may be able to have a look at it for ya.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 03:34 PM
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i have searched alot. i've been lurking for a few months now on this board. i was just hoping for some straight forward info,ie, certain years have better tranny. not saying that certain years do, it was just an example.

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Old April 3rd, 2005, 07:14 PM
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thanks for the links!! searched some more about engines and i'm leaning towards swapping in an 4.3 chevy/700r4 setup. i'm kinda nervous about the LR reliability and have no doubts that the chevy equipment will keep me going day in and day out. i might be able to squeeze some better mileage out of the 4.3. flame on :D
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 08:18 PM
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i'm leaning towards swapping in an 4.3 chevy/700r4 setup.
What you plan to do for tcase with this setup? I've got diesel or 4.3chevy swap in the back of my mind. At some point.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 09:23 PM
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Why oh why would you ever want a 4.3 chevy in your truck? No power and horrible fuel mileage-sounds to me alot like the motor you would already have if you bought a 90. If you want to go with the chevy setup, you will be sending good money to bad in my opinion, especially if the LR engine was still usable. Might be a different story if you find a d90 with a burned front end. You might be able to do the swap and still come out alrigt, if that's what you really want.

Just my opinion, but you know what opinions are like...

Good luck finding a truck.

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Old April 4th, 2005, 01:25 AM
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i don't think i need the extra power of an sbc. i dunno, though, i'll keep on researching before i make any decisions. opinions are what it's all about. now preaching...that's another story...fawking annoying!

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hey all,

i am considering buying a d-90 this summer. i really don't know where to start. what should i look for and stay away from. any and all info is much appreciated. i'm not gonna keep it stock but it'll be a DD/wheeler and i'm not afraid to take it in the nasty sh*t

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Old April 4th, 2005, 06:21 PM
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Go buy a Rubicon. It will cost roughly the same, have a warranty if you are concerned, and sounds more like your kind of truck.
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