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Old July 2nd, 2005, 05:55 PM
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Hey there,

well, while I was in the US, I picked up a sweet custom top from Badger for my 2002 90 TD5 NAS - took me 9 hours to install the whole thing (had some drill issues) and the final result is a quiter, more watertight, and better cooling set-up.

Tested it today on the highway, ran at full speed flat out (~156km/hr) and in the desert...you can see that this is a GREAT top, only need to take off the rear section of the cage as it is redundant now...

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If you have noticed that the 90 has a more "wider" stance, then you are right...got me a set of 1.25" alum spacers from Devon 4x4 in the UK and the feeling is GREAT. have not yet pushed her off the road, but on road cornering has MUCH improved and initial sensation offroad is very positive.

Oh, and I slapped in a picture of my Longfileds for the Disco to cope better with the 42s (the Vodka helps too)
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 06:19 PM
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Very nice looking. Are you really going to run Longs on a Disco with 42's? What is the terrain like where you wheel? I hope the rocks are few and far between.
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 06:26 PM
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No, rocks are MASSIVE, we're talking BOULDERs, trick taht I'll be doing is that I'll be bringding the weight of the Disco down to a complete minimum and try to "mature" my driving technique (the same words all my buddies tell me to do).

Idea is that with a light Disco, max 225 hp, light(ish) 42" IROKs and a smart cookie like me, they will survive.

If they don't then I'll go back to 39.5s. I currently have "home made upgraded" (read: taken to church for prayer) non-genuine CVs that are 25$ and I have broken ONE in 1/5 years of heavy offroading with the 37" IROKs, I'm hoping for the better...

No concrete info on this, so I plan to find out first hand.
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 07:02 PM
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LOL I like pic 5! The laptop screen. The top looks great but I think the color of the 90 makes anything look real nice. The tires look like they are under the fenders flares? They look like they are in about the right place. Oh and I think we need pics of the Disco on 42s!
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 07:15 PM
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LOL, wasn't sure anyone would notice the screen!

The rims are the original ones, the tires are like a 1/4" outside of the body work when I peek out from the window of my seat, but they look like they SHOULD have been there from OEM.

The Disco is now on 36.8" IROKs, the 42s have arrived on shore but need unloading...September I should have everything up and running!
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 09:36 PM
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LOL, the stock axles seem to be holding up to the 36.8s pretty well if the second picture is any indication of your normal driving style.

I was thinking the same thing about the wheels, they look like they are in the right place.
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 10:51 PM
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35"s work with open diffs well dont they?
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Old July 4th, 2005, 01:07 AM
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35s? well, not really, I was breaking diffs with 32" Swamper radials on my Disco, I guess on a 90 it'll have to be a 33" due to the weight loss versus a Disco, but 35s? you're past borderline. I'd change the diffs before going above 33" for sure.
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'84 Rangie 2 door classic (32"s, OME, ARB bar & M8000)
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Old July 4th, 2005, 10:49 AM
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I killed 2 open diffs with 35s, both went while on the road.
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Old July 5th, 2005, 08:43 AM
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removed the rear roll cage the weekend,looks alot better.hopefully having a badger half cab fitted before the national rally
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Old July 6th, 2005, 10:31 AM
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Is that diamond plate in the back custom?

I didn't know you could get a ST overseas. Very cool truck! I might have to sell my '94 and get one of those when I leave the US.
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