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Question First time buyer....

Sup everyone.....new to the forum (which is one of the best ive found for rovers)...

Now im lookin to buy 98-02 rover and i have a couple questions...

what models have the EAS cause im not really lookin foward to that problem...

also what kind of modifaction are out there for them besides the basic roof racks, winches, etc ..im lookin for more stylish mods such as lighting, grilles, chrome accessories, etc....

.....i really like the range rovers but dont like the idea of the EAS system...do all the years have the EAS???

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So are you looking for a Range Rover or a Discovery, want do you plan to use it for.
EAS depends on the year and model, only on some Disco's as SLS, most Range Rovers have it and can be converted to springs if need be.
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well i live in new england so the 4x4 is a plus.....also might do some off-roading but not much.....

The discovery has the 2 two moonroofs in the back corners which looks so kool.....

I know most rangers have EAS but which discovs DONT?

It also seems like the disco has less downtime in the shop compared to the range? True?
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Every Range Rover P38 (2.5 Diesel, 4.0V8 4.6V8) has air suspension, all years made from '94 -2002. Of course the new Range Rover L322 4.4 V8 (&3.0 Diesel) has EAS. Range Rover Classics (Original Range Rover) had air suspension from 1992-1996, but some didn't. Air suspension on the Discovery was only available on the Series II model and it was only available on the rear at that, and I think it is more reliable than the RR. The new Discovery III (LR3) uses all air suspension. All Discovery I's (1989-1999) have NO air suspension. It was optional on all Discovery II's. Of course, as was mentioned earlier, all models can have air springs converted to coils, fairly easy and relatively cheap job to do. My 95 4.0SE RR rides on coils after the original owner spent US$3,000 on new air springs and parts over the first 5 years of the car's life. Coils are fine. Are Discos more reliable? The Series I Discos (especially the later facelifted models) are very nice cars and are essentially Range Rover Classics, not complex, quite relaible. Series II cars are more complex but not so much as the SII P38 RR. Range Rovers are great and very comfortable, luxurious, etc--but the computers can be a nightmare when they fail. Drivetrain wise they seem very solid. I just had to have mine towed on a flatbed truck for 100 miles because the security system locked out the engine and it wouldn't run. Not fun.
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Good Stuff

Im startin to lean towards the 98-99 disco I models....ive seen some good ones, price wise, between $12-15k....I dunno ill do a little more research and let you guys know.....

....Im guessing there aint many mods for these things since no has said anything bout it ill see wat i can find
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MODS? Kinda depends what you want to mod - if you look at the typical mods u need to install for a LR of any model, you want good coil springs, good tuff sidewalls on tyres and away you go! there are not too many "mods" you need to do to a LR. Sorry to disspaoint you but you do not need to install 33" + tyres with three shocks on a 4" lift to get going and go out and beat the heck outta any 'Mod'ed" up american 4x4. LR's are built for off road driving, yes even the latest LR 3 is reofgnized as the most capable 4x4 built! Each one just gets better and better........

Be alittle more specific on "mods" but if you need some feedback really all you need is some equip to carry the stuff you want to where you want to go - check out any camel trophy LR...ps they wouldn't allow the range rovers in the camel trophy because it would have been too comfortable for the drivers!!!!
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Im lookin for mods like billet grilles, xenon lighting, 24 chrome rims...

....im pretty much lookin to PIMP MY RIDE!!!! lol
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Yuh....Pimp it out at eBay...they seem to have lotsa that stuff for non offroaders who want to put spinners etc on the beasts!
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$12-15 k for a 98-99 D1 is pretty high! Eastern MA can't be that flush. Try the guy on the Rd from New Bedford to Bridgewater.
There was a very clean 99 a few towns north of me and he sat on it forever at $11,900. Finally took $10.2
I recently paid under 7 for a moderate milage 97.

Don't get caught paying too much or you won't have the cash for all that Bling!
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I guess i gotta look more.
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do some research on eBay - i have found it good for price comparisons - watcha few and see where they end up...then benchmark against hte local paper, also www.autobytel.com


I ended up buying mine on eBAY - best deal.
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