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Old 03-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #2701
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SYE mostly done pics later.
Ouch @ the 5 day install...
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:19 PM   #2702
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Naw it was really easy once I had the proper automotive retaining ring pliers. I just work so much this time of year I can hardly get into the garage at all.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:43 PM   #2703
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Thinking about getting a late 90's Land Rover Disco I. I can find them for less then $3k in my area. I know they take premium fuel, get ****ty mpg, and can be expensive to maintain. Plan on using it on the weekends for 4wheeling shenanigans. Anyone here have experience with them?
Alright. Short answer: they're pretty good trucks, albeit quirky.

What kind of wheeling do you plan on doing, and how much do you plan on modifying the truck?

Mechanically they're actually pretty solid. The motor is a Buick variant which doesn't make much power, but will take a lot of abuse and mostly just leak oil in return. You'll see a lot that have blown headgaskets, but from what I've seen they are mostly a result of cooling systems that aren't maintained.

Electrically they have a lot of weird issues; intermittent windows, dash lights etc, but for a weekend beater I wouldn't sweat it.

Find one that appears to have been pretty well-maintained and you'll be alright. Lift it and put it on 33's and you'll have a truck that will surprise you.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #2704
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Oh, and I have a potential job offer from ICON. Hmmmm.....
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:45 PM   #2705
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I just got this. Previous owners took really good care of it and as far as I can tell at this point it just needs brake fluid flush and maybe pads.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:49 PM   #2706
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I just got this. Previous owners took really good care of it and as far as I can tell at this point it just needs brake fluid flush and maybe pads.
Cool! What are your plans?
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:41 PM   #2707
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drive it. pray it doesnt self destruct.

I'm also waiting for a nice e46 m3 to come around. And I have a project 68 camaro in the garage, so no real plans for the truck other than extra car, parts getter and occasional tow vehicle.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #2708
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I have a project 68 camaro in the garage
I'll be in my fortress of jealousy.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:11 PM   #2709
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Carmax has a khaki hardtop LJ with 42k miles in Rubicon trim. Want so bad, but they're priced $2500 over Edmunds.com retail. Hmmmph.

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Old 03-11-2012, 08:48 PM   #2710
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What is the price?
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:54 PM   #2711
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:38 PM   #2712
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Wranglers have ridiculous resale.


She's a shorty...
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:41 PM   #2713
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Wranglers have ridiculous resale.
yes, but that's $2500 OVER Edmunds' retail value. It's exactly what I want though...save maybe a manual transmission.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:47 PM   #2714
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #2715
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Wranglers have ridiculous resale.


She's a shorty...
DING!!! GJ!

Woods driveshaft?
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #2716
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Mall Rated
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:05 PM   #2717
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Mall Rated
Not sure if serious...
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #2718
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no kidding. you don't buy a 30+ yr old diesel that was a gray market import to pose at the mall
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:39 AM   #2719
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the 3 factory lockers is a nice touch.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:39 AM   #2720
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DING!!! GJ!

Woods driveshaft?
Ordering today

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:47 AM   #2721
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First riced out diesel G wagen I have ever seen.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:45 AM   #2722
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Oh, and I have a potential job offer from ICON. Hmmmm.....
They have quite the following in the FJ community. Sound like a reputable company too. Good luck.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #2723
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First riced out diesel G wagen I have ever seen.
This is what I meant.

A old merc diesel offroader.. cool.

That thing, probably has only been rubbed with a diaper.

It is not this....

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #2724
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First riced out diesel G wagen I have ever seen.
What got me was the tinted windshield. Who does that? Badging it as a "300GD" is cute, though.

Oh, and in response to another post above: no mention of lockers in that particular eBay ad..l
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #2725
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This year's fishing I was driving down some roads onto some gravel bars. It needs just a bit more ground clearance. There were some really nice SUV's that were capable of driving down there but all were parked on the paved road. The only thing on this road/gravel bar was work trucks and my Outback. It's not for serious off roading but it gets me down some roads to some fishing holes and onto some gravel bars.

I added this to the rear this weekend. I'll get to the front next weekend.







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