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22 Jan 2016 15:31 #160866 by Halford
Looks like a fair bit of weight :blink:

I always like to shift a couple of big logs after Christmas :ohmy:

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22 Jan 2016 22:50 #160899 by gaz3359
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gusthegorilla wrote: Crikey, Gaz. ...If you tried really hard you could squeeze an extra cocktail stick in there :whistle:
Nice to see one actually having to work for a living :woohoo:


we had a van there aswell but that was brimmed.

it gets well used has done for the past 3 years thinking back the different things it has done aswell as the laning and daily use.

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22 Jan 2016 22:51 #160900 by gaz3359
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Halford wrote: Looks like a fair bit of weight :blink:

I always like to shift a couple of big logs after Christmas :ohmy:

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was pretty weighed down at the back didnt struggle at all

Soon offloaded the logs tho :huh:

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09 Feb 2016 20:27 #162145 by gaz3359
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So sunday the 7th feb I had a trip to tong with a couple of mates it was very busy.great day overall,couple of issues with a mtes disco on the way down but sorted that.the jimny did really well remove the rad completlybe got a bit over adventurous towards the end and got it stuck a couple of times but was still impressed where it went on such smal tyres compared to some of the things that were there.

I need a new nsr wheel bearing a bit noisey on the drive home,new rear shoes knew they were low before the trip,front brakes need a clean out,possibly service the king pins aswell,i also had to remove the radiator completely yesterday and clean it out as it was blocked solid and I had to drive home with the heaters on full whack to keep the temp from rising I did clean it a bit down there which helped get me home.also got my winch rope soaking as it was minging.gave the full thing a decent clean yest aswell as it was lifting inside aswell as out.couple of pics

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09 Feb 2016 20:28 #162146 by gaz3359
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09 Feb 2016 20:43 #162147 by gaz3359
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10 Feb 2016 04:51 #162151 by Halford
:woohoo: looks like good clean fun

don't fancy the clean up job though :ohmy:

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06 May 2016 18:26 #166294 by gaz3359
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My last post on this thread I thought I would finish it off rather than leave it.jimny went the end of march regretted it at first but after over 3 years of fun it was time to part ways.always had 2 cars but im down to one now and was struggling with the jimny as a daily.been a blast to own and would have another in a hearbeat if money was no object.last pic I took

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06 May 2016 18:36 #166296 by gaz3359
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Thought id show the replacement,I wasn't intentionally looking for a landy I had my options open but when this came up it fit the bill ive had 2 discos before but they were tired old things.this is a 2001 td5 gs 170k only 2 previous owners from new and a full history loads of test on it.and I had a good lump of change from the jimny.its had the air suspension removed,still has the ace fitted and everything works.im going to be using it as a daily that can do a days laning now and then im keeping it simple doing a 2" lift some 31's and some underside protection and that will be it really bar servicing.I will still be around as this is still my favourite forum B)
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06 May 2016 18:45 #166298 by kirkynut
Hmm, this is what I've considered now I have the little one. What's the rear chassis like and does it have a centre diff lock?

What has put me off getting a Disco 2 is that you have to have Hawkeye or the other one to bleed the brakes, many don't have the centre diff lock and those that do you have to buy the bits to make it work, the wheel bearings are in the hubs and cost a fortune and to remove the ACE and airbags would mean using normal anti-roll bars and I don't think there's a disconnect system for them yet.

If it had the same underpinnings as the Disco 1 it would be perfect - but then I suppose it would be a Disco 1 and the only reason I don't get one of those is that they are full of rust or will become full of rust in no time at all.

I'd like to know how you get on with it and whether you think the lack of a Centre Diff Lock when Laning is an issue?

Kirkynut

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06 May 2016 19:22 #166303 by Halford
Nice one Gaz

catch up with you soon

Hal

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06 May 2016 23:41 #166313 by gaz3359
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Hi kirky,the rear chassis on this one isnt the best but it isnt the worst ive seen either for what I paid.its had some welding but there's plenty life left in it.no centre diff lock but it has the corret tb for it to be activated just needs some rods etc.

im fortunate in that I have a good friend who works at a landy specialist and 100 yards from where I work there is a landrover service centre and I know the master tech there.software we have at work can do all the brake bleeding etc.this is already on rear coils most are now and ive got a lift kit on order.ive got a wheel bearing to do tomorrow to it on the nsf was 42 quid and its just a bolt in out job.ace is in good working order and makes it drive very well hence why im.keen to keep it.come the time theres a major issue I will fit older arbs and bypass the pump with a different aux belt and get the system turned off so no light on.

ive had 2 300tdi's previously and I had a 200tdi for a week the disco 2 is leagues ahead of them imo yes the older ones are more suited if you spend more time off road but 90% of my time its on the road.my last 300 tdi I had was full of holes aswell.

will keep you updated when I do my first proper day out but ive done a couple of small lanes as standard and the tc worked a treat I have the option there to fit the diff as the parts are readily available from my mates place but im.keen to get to learn how to drive it with the tc.I know the jimny would run rings around this offroad but majority of the lanes I do a standard truck can do with good tyres,im not into p+play or anything like that now as that just wrecks trucks so this is going to suit my needs alot better.see how we get on !

kirkynut wrote: Hmm, this is what I've considered now I have the little one. What's the rear chassis like and does it have a centre diff lock?

What has put me off getting a Disco 2 is that you have to have Hawkeye or the other one to bleed the brakes, many don't have the centre diff lock and those that do you have to buy the bits to make it work, the wheel bearings are in the hubs and cost a fortune and to remove the ACE and airbags would mean using normal anti-roll bars and I don't think there's a disconnect system for them yet.

If it had the same underpinnings as the Disco 1 it would be perfect - but then I suppose it would be a Disco 1 and the only reason I don't get one of those is that they are full of rust or will become full of rust in no time at all.

I'd like to know how you get on with it and whether you think the lack of a Centre Diff Lock when Laning is an issue?

Kirkynut

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