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Old 11-28-2012, 08:19 PM   #4126
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That is pure sex.

I keep thinking about picking up a Disco for the wife, but then I realize what a terrible idea that is
It'll look great sitting in the driveway...
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:28 PM   #4127
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It'll look great sitting in the driveway...
I already have a VW that does that!
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:41 PM   #4128
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A disco? Really?

One of the most underpowered V8s I've ever had the displeasure of working with.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:50 PM   #4129
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A disco? Really?

One of the most underpowered V8s I've ever had the displeasure of working with.
The body design / layout works very nice for our needs.

The engine, transmission and wiring OTOH.


Hmmm, maybe I could find one with a blown engine and swap in a LSX
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:57 AM   #4130
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Rub it in Damon, rub it in.





it puts the lotion on the skin...


oh wait, you are not talking about that kind of rubbing. sorry.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:40 AM   #4131
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I'm really starting to dig those 4dr hard top Wranglers. Kind of reminds me of a D110
One of the MSgts in my shop just picked up one with a color matched hard top. I won't lie, I'm a little jealous.

Then again it also cost him $36,000
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:50 AM   #4132
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I think Wranglers are expensive only because they can barely keep up with demand. A better appointed and Hemi-equipped Grand Cherokee isn't much more money.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:24 PM   #4133
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3.0 turbo diesels are suppose to be avail in the grand cherokees next year some time. id love to get a big ass diesel truck to pull the wrangler around with, but i think the diesel grand cherokee will be replacing the hemi grand cherokee in our garage.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:08 PM   #4134
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well, I'd be down for that motor in the JK. The Pentastar is good but only once the Jeep is moving. Its definitely more of a car motor than a truck motor.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:07 PM   #4135
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^to be perfectly honest as much as i hate my 3.8 on the road, when im offroad in low range its perfectly fine. like you said the 3.6's only advantage is at the upper end of the powerband (which is where the wrangler needs it).

would i love to have a diesel in my JK? hellz ya. would i trade mine in on new one that came with a diesel from the factory? probably not. i doubt i could afford it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #4136
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Hi - I just received this today from Rebel Off Road. I decided to get a different AEV suspension kit and that comes with a ProCal so this one's for sale. $140/shipped including PP fees.

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:20 PM   #4137
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Has anyone upgraded their factory audio in their Wranglers? If so what did you do?
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:25 PM   #4138
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Yes. I put 2ohm Infinity speakers in the front and the sound bar and swapped the sub. I currently have an Image Dynamics 8" in there but also have an Elemental Designs 8" and a Rockford Punch 8" sitting in the garage (if anybody wants one, let me know....cheap!). The ID and the ED use the same basket and magnet but different cones and sound different.

I also did the OEM Kicker upgrades; they were terrible.

I'm still not happy with the system. I'll get a JL Stealthbox, JL coaxes and an HD900 amp in the spring.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:50 PM   #4139
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Yes. I put 2ohm Infinity speakers in the front and the sound bar and swapped the sub. I currently have an Image Dynamics 8" in there but also have an Elemental Designs 8" and a Rockford Punch 8" sitting in the garage (if anybody wants one, let me know....cheap!). The ID and the ED use the same basket and magnet but different cones and sound different.

I also did the OEM Kicker upgrades; they were terrible.

I'm still not happy with the system. I'll get a JL Stealthbox, JL coaxes and an HD900 amp in the spring.
Pm me on the subs, I'm looking to pick one up.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:58 PM   #4140
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That is pure sex.

I keep thinking about picking up a Disco for the wife, but then I realize what a terrible idea that is
I picked up a 2002 disco earlier this year. Thing has been dead reliable. Just had my first hiccup with a cracked radiator end tank. 130 dollars later and its back in business.

Theyre extremely simple trucks, pretty easy to work on and parts arent as expensive as you'd think.

The reason these things are considered money pits are because the typical land rover owner is a yuppie who takes it to the LR dealer every time there's a little problem. That and they drive it around while its overheating and wonder why their head gaskets blow.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:14 PM   #4141
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hmm that new 10th aniv rubicon looks pretty damn nice.

After seeing it had the begins of a thought of selling the raptor and getting one of those and a commuter.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:00 AM   #4142
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hmm that new 10th aniv rubicon looks pretty damn nice.

After seeing it had the begins of a thought of selling the raptor and getting one of those and a commuter.
I think it's a bit on the ricey side. And I would never swap a Raptor for a Wrangler.

But that's just me.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:02 AM   #4143
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+1 You're more than welcome to borrow mine for the weekend, if you're serious. Different animals altogether.

In other news, a low mile AEV-built Hemi Brute is for sale. $35K. The motor swap costs $25k, the Brute build is easily $15k.



http://forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=4302
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:35 PM   #4144
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^that is a good price for the cost of all the work innit.

and turismolou... i changed out my factory doubledin the other day to a nice pioneer dvd double din i had sitting around from my sti. it made the factory infinity speakers sound really good. it was a pain in the ass though as the factory isnt a true double din. i had to get a cut off wheel and trim some bracketry in the dash to make it fit. it wasnt that bad though. well worth it for having a nice aftermarket double din in the dash.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:53 PM   #4145
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hmm that new 10th aniv rubicon looks pretty damn nice.

After seeing it had the begins of a thought of selling the raptor and getting one of those and a commuter.
do it!
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #4146
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^that is a good price for the cost of all the work innit.
yep, it is. Most Brutes sell for that much with no Hemi and with more miles. I didn't look closely at the build but if he's running the Nth Degree longarm, that's an even better deal.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:16 PM   #4147
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+1 You're more than welcome to borrow mine for the weekend, if you're serious. Different animals altogether.

In other news, a low mile AEV-built Hemi Brute is for sale. $35K. The motor swap costs $25k, the Brute build is easily $15k.



http://forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=4302


Oh, in MA, so convenient.

*Slaps hand to not look at bank account"
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:40 PM   #4148
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I picked up a 2002 disco earlier this year. Thing has been dead reliable. Just had my first hiccup with a cracked radiator end tank. 130 dollars later and its back in business.

Theyre extremely simple trucks, pretty easy to work on and parts arent as expensive as you'd think.

The reason these things are considered money pits are because the typical land rover owner is a yuppie who takes it to the LR dealer every time there's a little problem. That and they drive it around while its overheating and wonder why their head gaskets blow.
Good to hear,

I see a ton of them out here, many of them look Dakar ready The "issues" I keep hearing about are window regulators and fuel pump relays which in all honesty are not the end of the world, that and headgaskets. Any decent service manuals out there for them? The recommended one for my VW (Bentley) is ****ing garbage

Edit: Decent disco forums and parts suppliers?
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #4149
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Good to hear,

I see a ton of them out here, many of them look Dakar ready The "issues" I keep hearing about are window regulators and fuel pump relays which in all honesty are not the end of the world, that and headgaskets. Any decent service manuals out there for them? The recommended one for my VW (Bentley) is ****ing garbage

Edit: Decent disco forums and parts suppliers?
The manual is the best part! LR release FREE factory service manuals, you just download the RAVE and you have factory service manuals for almost all LR vehicles.

Plenty of great disco forums and plenty of parts suppliers. You can get OEM stuff easily, or cheapo chinese reproduction pieces.

I think as long as youre somewhat mechanically inclined theyre good cars.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:08 PM   #4150
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I picked up a 2002 disco earlier this year. Thing has been dead reliable. Just had my first hiccup with a cracked radiator end tank. 130 dollars later and its back in business.

Theyre extremely simple trucks, pretty easy to work on and parts arent as expensive as you'd think.

The reason these things are considered money pits are because the typical land rover owner is a yuppie who takes it to the LR dealer every time there's a little problem. That and they drive it around while its overheating and wonder why their head gaskets blow.
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The manual is the best part! LR release FREE factory service manuals, you just download the RAVE and you have factory service manuals for almost all LR vehicles.

Plenty of great disco forums and plenty of parts suppliers. You can get OEM stuff easily, or cheapo chinese reproduction pieces.

I think as long as youre somewhat mechanically inclined theyre good cars.
Very mechanically inclined (with the exception of type 4 VW engines, apparently )

Engineering wise, does the vehicle "make sense" so to speak?
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