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Old 11-30-2012, 04:46 PM   #4151
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We've been having some rain here and I have a leak running across my top where it velcros to the crossbar. I've already been thinking about replacing the top altogether but am not sure which Bestop matches the OEM tops exactly? Also, do their colors match the OEM colors?

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Old 11-30-2012, 04:55 PM   #4152
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Very mechanically inclined (with the exception of type 4 VW engines, apparently )

Engineering wise, does the vehicle "make sense" so to speak?
Lol parts do and parts dont. For example, the axles, trans, center diff, suspension all make sense and are easily serviceable. But then you have the idiot who decided the best place for the coil packs was BEHIND the intake manifold. Makes changing wires a 2 hr job instead of 10 minute.

One of the nicest things about them is that the bodies are aluminum, so no rust problems!
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:23 PM   #4153
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We've been having some rain here and I have a leak running across my top where it velcros to the crossbar. I've already been thinking about replacing the top altogether but am not sure which Bestop matches the OEM tops exactly? Also, do their colors match the OEM colors?look

Thanks guys.
Years ago (like a decade ago), i got a black bestop replacement top on my tj. It matched the oem. I am pretty sure they make the oem stuff for jeep, but their oem stuff has better quality control.

I had bestop element 1/2 doors with soft uppers on my jku. Bestop's uppers were a perfect match to the factory soft top.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:26 PM   #4154
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Lol parts do and parts dont. For example, the axles, trans, center diff, suspension all make sense and are easily serviceable. But then you have the idiot who decided the best place for the coil packs was BEHIND the intake manifold. Makes changing wires a 2 hr job instead of 10 minute.

One of the nicest things about them is that the bodies are aluminum, so no rust problems!
That's not so terrible, I can always relocate a coil pack.

Aluminum body is a plus, I thought they had gone to a steel body on them, good to know.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:35 AM   #4155
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Am I crazy for thinking about this: http://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/3387230088.html
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:39 AM   #4156
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Talk him down and LSx swap. $2700 for a rolling chassis seems steep
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:45 AM   #4157
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Talk him down and LSx swap. $2700 for a rolling chassis seems steep
swapping anything into a disco would be a nightmare. I'm not sure how you'd get the drivetrain to work at all.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:49 AM   #4158
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swapping anything into a disco would be a nightmare. I'm not sure how you'd get the drivetrain to work at all.
Thanks, now you got me considering a disco again for my beater 4wd.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #4159
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He says the engine ticks after 15-20min running, but not right away which seems to be a better sign. I don't think it'd need a full engine replacement.

How are these to drive/maintain/own? Seems like a nut punch.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:52 AM   #4160
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He says the engine ticks after 15-20min running, but not right away which seems to be a better sign. I don't think it'd need a full engine replacement.

How are these to drive/maintain/own? Seems like a nut punch.
Read the last 2 pages. My experience has been very positive. As long as you can turn wrenches and you have a 2nd car its all good.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:25 AM   #4161
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I say we take this bitch over and make it a Landy thread
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:46 PM   #4162
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I don't think I'm going to do it. Mostly I'd be grabbing it because it looks cool, but I don't see myself preferring driving it to my FXT on a daily basis and don't have the time to deal with much wrenching right now. Maybe in a year when i'm done with school.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:50 PM   #4163
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I don't think I'm going to do it. Mostly I'd be grabbing it because it looks cool, but I don't see myself preferring driving it to my FXT on a daily basis and don't have the time to deal with much wrenching right now. Maybe in a year when i'm done with school.
You are way too logical to be a land rover owner
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:58 PM   #4164
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You are way too logical to be a land rover owner
Don't let him fool you, Jay really does have a vagina.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:29 PM   #4165
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Oh sonofa.....

I just think I'd rather have another motorcycle right now.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:19 PM   #4166
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Decided to paint my homemade rear bumpers, since I didn't really want them rusting-out. I had a can of paint left-over from when I had the RS, so I went to town.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:19 PM   #4167
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Do the disco's need alot of special tools or can they be tackled with fairly standard tools? Everything's metric right?
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:06 PM   #4168
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Sedona red bumpers?


And uhhhhhh +1 on the Landy tools.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:27 PM   #4169
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Do the disco's need alot of special tools or can they be tackled with fairly standard tools? Everything's metric right?
All metric, nothing special except for some big ass lug-nuts (1-1/16"/27mm) and wheel bearing nuts (52mm).
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:13 PM   #4170
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... still the 9/16AF propshaft bolts, no?
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:35 PM   #4171
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All metric, nothing special except for some big ass lug-nuts (1-1/16"/27mm) and wheel bearing nuts (52mm).
If there's anyone here who I trust to answer this question it's you, so I'll ask.

I want a "beater" for snow/child hauling duty as a supplement to my sports car. It will not daily driven and as a result I want something with space and real capability. And it needs to be inexpensive to purchase and relatively reasonably on maintenance. I do not mind (would actually enjoy it) doing the work myself.

My budget is ~3k. I'd love a manual but for purchase price/selection automatics are in the running.

Is the mid 90's to early 00's Disco a bad decision? I realize I'm looking at 150,000ish miles at this price point.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:42 PM   #4172
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woot, the rear of my fj is finally sitting on its own weight still have way to much to do. was a pita to make 14" CO to fit.
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... still the 9/16AF propshaft bolts, no?
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If there's anyone here who I trust to answer this question it's you, so I'll ask.

I want a "beater" for snow/child hauling duty as a supplement to my sports car. It will not daily driven and as a result I want something with space and real capability. And it needs to be inexpensive to purchase and relatively reasonably on maintenance. I do not mind (would actually enjoy it) doing the work myself.

My budget is ~3k. I'd love a manual but for purchase price/selection automatics are in the running.

Is the mid 90's to early 00's Disco a bad decision? I realize I'm looking at 150,000ish miles at this price point.
If you can find one that appears to be well cared for and isn't a turd, there's no reason that you shouldn't. Late '96 to '99 are the better years, as they moved to coil packs from the distributor. '99.5 was the first 'year' for the Discovery II, which I don't have much experience with.

Make sure none of the cylinders are down on compression and check for a leaky heater core. If those check out, you shouldn't be facing any repairs that can't be done in your garage.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:14 PM   #4174
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woot, the rear of my fj is finally sitting on its own weight still have way to much to do. was a pita to make 14" CO to fit.
Looks low! I like it. How much bump are you running?
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If you can find one that appears to be well cared for and isn't a turd, there's no reason that you shouldn't. Late '96 to '99 are the better years, as they moved to coil packs from the distributor. '99.5 was the first 'year' for the Discovery II, which I don't have much experience with.

Make sure none of the cylinders are down on compression and check for a leaky heater core. If those check out, you shouldn't be facing any repairs that can't be done in your garage.
Several that I saw had bypassed heater cores. I've changed a heater core before, is there something difficult about the disco?
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