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Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Series II, Audio, Entertainment System, Navigation System, Performance Mods, SUV
#3311 of 5002 Only "diff" change for 2004
Sep 23, 2003 (1:10 pm)
I heard that the only change in 2004 for the Disco is that the manual locking differential is going to be standard, nice!
As for 2005, here is an update from the Aug. 25th edition of Automotive News:
"Purists, have no fear: The Discovery stays on a Land Rover platform and does not migrate to the Ford Explorer as some had theorized. The redesign comes in fall 2004.
The redesigned Discovery will have a longer wheelbase and overall length, but it will be narrower and lower in height. While the width will address the narrow streets and parking spaces in Europe and Japan, the added length accommodates a third row of seats.
The redesigned Discovery will be powered by a version of Jaguar's 4.2-liter V-8.
Although the vehicle's structure will be mounted on a ladder frame, its ride gets mellowed with independent front and rear suspension."
#3312 of 5002 odiopus (Defender import follow-up)
Sep 24, 2003 (6:10 am)
Here's what I got back from someone who's done it:
". . . it costs $15,000 and 2 months of paperwork to get one in and there is no way around it if you want to keep it legal. Also, it can NEVER be
registered in California. The compliance papers are issued after it has been to the EPA Testing labs and the Dot and Customs have all been paid. There is no guarantee of a pass at the EPA either."
He researched it quite a bit in advance, and the process is involved but doable. Patience and cash are required in large quantities. Presently, he's importing 2 more for specific customers which will sell for $62k and $64k.
Makes an "off-the-shelf" Disco look pretty attractive. Now if they would just offer the diesel . . .
#3313 of 5002 Why would someone......
Sep 24, 2003 (7:43 am)
......do this when they can get a vintage D90 for half that, and it will increase in value over the years?
Unless you use it like I use my Anuqa...
#3316 of 5002 high milage 2000 disco II
Sep 29, 2003 (9:57 am)
I am considering the purchase of a 2000 disco II with 97000 miles on it. Am I crazy? This vehicle is cheap - and rightly so. What are common repairs at 100k ? Timing belt?etc?Rust on both alpine windows and top of tailgate window - is this common? Driver's seat is severely ripped and cargo area has many bumps and bruises. This is a seven seater with dual a/c and dual moon roofs and most other bells and whistles. Vin#SALTY1245YA242471 -tincup47, could you please advise.
Oct 04, 2003 (4:12 am)
Ask yourself a few questions---
why is the driver's seat severely ripped?
why are there so many bumps and bruises in the cargo area?
why is there rust on three year old truck?
I could be wrong here but the previous drivers don't strike me as being overly protective of their disco----
Do you think they were changing their engine fluid every 3k?
what kind of care did the car get after warranty expired?
just be careful--Make sure to follow the veterans in this forum-I've found their tips to be very helpful.
#3318 of 5002 DI load space cover
Oct 04, 2003 (9:08 am)
Would anyone know whether A D1 load space cover would fit a D299....
#3319 of 5002 Uneven tire sizes
Oct 04, 2003 (4:37 pm)
Am considering replacing my DII Wrangler HP's with a set of BFG A/T's in 255 or 265/70-16. Would prefer to buy 4 rather than 5 and have one waste away hanging on the rear door. Aside from some interesting handling issues, would the short-term, emergency use of the under-sized spare cause any upset to the drivetrain/ECT system? Would the diffs. compensate for the difference in tire heights? i.e. approx. 29.3 in. vs 30.7 in
#3320 of 5002 Help needed quick
Oct 05, 2003 (11:39 am)
Help Guys, my wife wants to change her faithful DII for a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The local dealer is offering a huge discount cos these trucks are not good sellers in the UK, so it does seem like a lot of car for the money. The big soft leather seats and canny cup holders have wooed the wife into wanting one and I am struggling to talk her out of it. Can someone please feed me a few good reasons why the Grand Cherokee really doesn't hack it as a family SUV which doesn't spend much time off road but does need to handle UK winding lanes and some snow & ice.