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Old September 4th, 2007, 03:25 PM
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DiscoDino in action (pics and tech)

Well, I'm back in the US after 3.5 weeks of vacation...did 6 trips, where I'd consider 4 were hardcore...

Carnage:

1. rear pinion (Yukon 4.88)...I'm getting the pictures from my buddy (wife stole the camera that day)...the damage is done to the CENTER of the 8 teeth...quite weird I thought...not the tip or the bottom of the teeth, just the center...could be anything from bad install/retightening to no oil, you name it...or simply too much tire...

2. That was it!

I know, I was expecting my 27 Chromo Longs to blow, specially at certain instances (jump, mild humping, etc...) but the combination on Auto and easy gas action helped...

Plans for next year are 3" wider (spacers unfortunately), 2" lower (removal of rear miselaneous spacers) and 6-8" longer wheelbase from the front with a wishbone 3 link, coil overs & full hydro...

Enough talk, here are some pics (note that video will follow):

I bought a '98 DD (cheaper than renting a car for 3.5 months!)...will get some work on that too (33s, lockers, hidden winch, mild stuff):

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...2300.sized.jpg

Spent some time in a sand quarry...

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...0173.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...0175.sized.jpg

Had my mechanic join the fun and test drive the truck...

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo..._014.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo..._015.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo..._016.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo..._017.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo..._018.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo..._019.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo..._020.sized.jpg

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This picture is from the first run this year...you can see the mesh grill was in place. The fans would turn on very frequently so I decided to take the grill off and see if it was blocking the airflow...indeed it was...now the fans turn on momentarily, unless static/offroad (it also shaves 200g from the truck's nose :D ):

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...1958.sized.jpg

I enjoyed a run with a fellow wheeler with a sweet truck (454, D60s, 42s) and ran an untouched ravine that was quite steep at times and had rocks strewn in at weird locations...the video do it more justice than the pictures...

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...2374.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...2367.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...2368.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...2370.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...2371.sized.jpg

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Also went camping...we were only 3, and on the truck most of the time (3rd dude on the tray doing "turret duty")...but there are some deep sections in the river...named "Dog River", its one of the richest areas in Lebanon (fauna/flora) with the cleanest water...that is until the recent past where you have loads of garbage all over the place...I'm working with the local wheelers to mount a "camp'n'clean" next year...

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo..._014.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo..._017.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo..._025.sized.jpg

There is plenty of video and will post up when they are all uploaded...

While I was addressing me rear pinion I thought I'd check on my rear axles since June 2004:

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...2079.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...2081.sized.jpg

Seems fine (Jac Mac quality far better than their service, that's for sure)

Also decided to go retained in the rear...I think my decision was 1/2 due to the noise, and 1/2 due to the stability issues...

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...2082.sized.jpg

http://www.dubai4x4.com/albums/albuo...2083.sized.jpg

Those are 6 years old!

So that's that for now...videos to come...also, will throw my plan out to you guys before I start ordering parts and calculating the front suspension...

Cheers,
Nadim

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VIDEOS!

First batch (new trail with the YJ on 42s):

1.

2.

More to come...
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Old September 4th, 2007, 05:21 PM
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Nadim,

I like the vehicle. How do you replace the windshield when it gets damaged? The cage seems to be in the way.

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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:28 PM
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We've already done that (forgot to put a blanket on the glass while welding...there goes 70$!)...it wasn't easy, but it worked...
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'84 Rangie 2 door classic (32"s, OME, ARB bar & M8000)
'04 Disco II stock
'07BMW G650X Challenge (farkled)
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Old September 7th, 2007, 11:03 AM
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More to come (I hate IT work!)

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'84 Rangie 2 door classic (32"s, OME, ARB bar & M8000)
'04 Disco II stock
'07BMW G650X Challenge (farkled)
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