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  #101  
Old August 19th, 2005, 10:06 PM
hochung hochung is offline
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damn, it's been a year already.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 05:47 AM
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So what have you done to it? We'll be picking up an '04 in the next month or so and I need to start planning.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 08:40 AM
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did a lot of little things:

http://www.expeditionexchange.com/04disco/

you'll love the 04.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 12:49 PM
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Can I keep my wheel flares? The 95 isn't even gone yet, and I don't look at it the same way anymore......
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Old August 20th, 2005, 10:53 PM
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Can I keep my wheel flares?


sure, why not.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 05:52 AM
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I'll tell you what, the other week I was driving around my new home in an '04 D2 loaner and really was starting to get a crush on it. Maybe I should take an LR3 for a spin.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 09:30 AM
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Chris: You should, but be warned. LR3 to DII is like comparing a DII to a Series. Really nice, but not parting with the cash right now.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 11:35 AM
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I'll tell you what, the other week I was driving around my new home in an '04 D2 loaner and really was starting to get a crush on it. Maybe I should take an LR3 for a spin.


04disco. feel the love.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 11:49 AM
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I drove Ho's truck to the local Chickety Chalie's to pick up lunch, and I think it was the first time I had driven his truck. It was nice. Good power, smooth delivery, orange hood, lots of comfort, etc. I was digging it.

The only thing I don't like about the D2 is the damn steering wheel position. I'm only 5' 9" tall, and still the tops of my thighs are like a millimeter below the bottom of the steering wheel. The wheel is also too vertical for my tastes. I much prefer the bus-like driving position on the Defender.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 01:08 PM
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from the weekend:

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Old August 22nd, 2005, 01:27 PM
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The only thing I don't like about the D2 is the damn steering wheel position. I'm only 5' 9" tall, and still the tops of my thighs are like a millimeter below the bottom of the steering wheel. The wheel is also too vertical for my tastes. I much prefer the bus-like driving position on the Defender.

You can adjust the wheel position John. Having sold my D2 earlier this year for a 90 I am chuffed to bits but I do miss certain things from the Disco. I could get 500 miles on a tank of diesel with the disco but only 300 with the 90. (same TD5 engine, similar 28 - 30 mpg, smaller tank). The 90 is really nippy (for a land rover) and much easier to drive around town on our wee Scottish roads but things like Disco cruise control and windscreen wipers that work are nice too! I also have a 1984 90 and the old and new are worlds apart.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 01:47 PM
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Looks like you had almost as much fun as I did replacing my brakes. lol
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 01:47 PM
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Kevin, that's with the steering steel set at the maximum height. The low setting is even worse. Yuck.

Another thing I can't stand about the D2 is the ignition slot for the key. It's very hard to reach and there's so little clearance for your fingers. I'm too accustomed to opening the door on the Defender and inserting and turning the key while I'm still standing outside the vehicle.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 02:04 PM
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thats cos you guys have the steering wheel on the wrong side!

Anyone want to buy a Lightweight?
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 02:07 PM
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thats cos you guys have the steering wheel on the wrong side!

Anyone want to buy a Lightweight?

Yeah... but I'll bet that it's onthe wrong side of the pond.
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  #116  
Old August 24th, 2005, 02:01 PM
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I really like everything you've done, but I think mine will be stock for awhile. Can remember anything that was totally annoying when stock?
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  #117  
Old August 24th, 2005, 02:08 PM
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I really like everything you've done, but I think mine will be stock for awhile. Can remember anything that was totally annoying when stock?


yeah, SLS.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 02:24 PM
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I really like everything you've done, but I think mine will be stock for awhile. Can remember anything that was totally annoying when stock?

The plastic differential fill plugs and those damn shields behind the rotors.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 02:24 PM
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yeah, SLS.


Hahahahhahahaha.... I remember Ho dragging his butt down the trail!
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Old August 24th, 2005, 02:28 PM
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...plugs and those damn shields behind the rotors.

nohear nohear
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Old August 24th, 2005, 03:32 PM
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fender flares.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 07:01 AM
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I guess SLS would grab your attention if it stranded you on a trail, which is only a matter of time.....

So we've got that to eliminate if equipped, the rotor guards and plastic diff plugs. What about additions outside of lift, tires and winch?
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Old August 25th, 2005, 07:28 AM
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i think snorkel is a must. the stock air intake thing is right at the wheelwell.
prime location for sucking in dust.
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  #124  
Old August 26th, 2005, 10:47 AM
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Plus, it just looks cool gee
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  #125  
Old August 26th, 2005, 03:18 PM
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The snorkel definitely looks cool. But sometimes the coolest things in life are the things most people even wouldn't notice. Like so:


































Everything depicted above can be done to trail machine and grocery getter alike, and the result will be just as nice.

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