I have been reading this forum for a long time. Currently I own a Nissan Xterra which is a pretty darn good SUV. However, there are certain issues that keep me wondering if getting a Nissan was a right choice. Having a brand new truck with weak differentials is not really exciting. Hence, I am thinking of changing the ride. Since I do not need to have a daily driver, I was thinking of a 1998 Disco. I need a car for my camping trips and off roading adventures.
I am still thinking of the details, but my plan looks something like this:
- Find a low mileage garage queen for around $7-8K.
- Replace brakes, hoses, and other old things if necessary.
- Replace axles with products from Basin Rovers.
- Get a moderate 2" lift.
- Get a new slim bumper from Rover Tymes.
- Get some armor.
Essentially, I want a regular looking SUV that can be taken off road. Something like this would do:
Any questions or comments? I do not have a garage where I can work on the car, but I plan to learn to work on the vehicle myself and find a place with a garage eventually.