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Old August 25th, 2014, 03:38 PM
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What to buy if you only have $1000 for a rrc

bone stock 1987 range rover have $1000 to spend, new tires already. what would you do?
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Old August 25th, 2014, 03:44 PM
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bone stock 1987 range rover have $1000 to spend, new tires already. what would you do?
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Old August 25th, 2014, 03:44 PM
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AAA, fuel, caviar.
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Old August 25th, 2014, 03:48 PM
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What kind of driving are you going to do with it?

Street- new shocks, upgraded brakes.
Off road- lift kit.
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Old August 25th, 2014, 03:53 PM
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sharp jagged rocks an mud, are the most common hazzards i face
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Old August 25th, 2014, 03:57 PM
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Another RRC for parts.
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Old August 25th, 2014, 03:58 PM
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AAA, fuel, caviar.
HAHA in that order, seriously though save the $$ for minor issues you have in the next few months
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Old August 25th, 2014, 04:15 PM
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Old August 25th, 2014, 04:36 PM
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Replace the vital broken stuff by going to a pick and pull, and keep the rest of the cash until the next repair item needed and continue to allocate accordingly.
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Old August 25th, 2014, 04:48 PM
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Just to clairfy, this is sort of like a cheap truck challenge. A few of my buddies got together and purchased different 4x4s for what we thought was the best rig for the money.

mainly looking for off road oriented ideas
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Old August 25th, 2014, 04:50 PM
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Replace the vital broken stuff by going to a pick and pull, and keep the rest of the cash until the next repair item needed and continue to allocate accordingly.
This. The pre-EAS RRC suspension is the best land rover ever made for off road use. The LT230 is bomb proof, as is the auto, and, while underpowered, the 3.5 is the most reliable engine of the EFI V8 family. If it is down on power, replace the cam and lifters.

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Just to clairfy, this is sort of like a cheap truck challenge. A few of my buddies got together and purchased different 4x4s for what we thought was the best rig for the money.

mainly looking for off road oriented ideas
Oh, then put the rear springs in the front, throw a set of OME MD rears on the back, throw some 32s swampers on it, a 24 spline axle and locker in the rear and you will embarrass most trucks on the trail.
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Old August 25th, 2014, 04:54 PM
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some used snow chains, maybe a diff guard or two, and a tune-up. Impress your friends by spending less than the alloted $1k.
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Old August 25th, 2014, 05:07 PM
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awesome ideas, what about a winch?
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awesome ideas, what about a winch?
I have a winch on my Discovery that I've never used for my own extraction. I've helped others though.
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I think I'll adopt that as my mantra..
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A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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