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07-09-2009 05:14 AM
brian4d
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Originally Posted by Budget Monty View Post
Thats not at all what I meant, I just don't want to destroy the vehicle. If I was to go out wheeling in a land rover, i would probably get a cheaper D1, and go that route.
Last time I checked you could do PLENTY of off-road /light/moderate without damaging your Rover.
07-08-2009 07:47 PM
Budget Monty
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Originally Posted by p76rangie View Post
I do not know why you have such little faith in the vehicle you own.
Thats not at all what I meant, I just don't want to destroy the vehicle. If I was to go out wheeling in a land rover, i would probably get a cheaper D1, and go that route.
07-08-2009 07:22 AM
MARGRETTE I have an '01 D2 without CDL, and mine's taken me anywhere I have ever wanted it to. I have my Jeep buggy to take me anywhere else I want to go. I love to climb mountains out here in Colorado, and many of the 14,000' peaks have ROUGH roads to get to the trailheads...The Rover has never backed down from any of them yet.

I shy away from most anything muddy, not so much for the fear of damage, but for the laziness of not wanting to have to go through every piece of the truck and clean afterwards.

I have driven modified Jeeps my entire "off-road" life, and have been EXTREMELY impressed with what this Rover does. Be smart with it, and it will provide you with as much fun as you can ever ask of it.
07-08-2009 05:04 AM
RussRover
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Originally Posted by Madison View Post
In that case, F you for correcting me Russ.
Anytime!
07-08-2009 03:02 AM
Roverhound
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Originally Posted by p76rangie View Post

I do not know why you have such little faith in the vehicle you own.
Agreed.

Do you want this truck for it's off road capabilities, or do you wnat it for muddin? You know what I tell people who ask me if I take my truck muddin? Muddin's for pussies.
Since you are in Maryland there won't be much wheeling in your area, when you get a vehicle finally, find a group of responsible off roaders and take a trip or 2 with them. You'll have a lot more fun then just driving through mud holes.
07-08-2009 01:55 AM
p76rangie
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Originally Posted by Budget Monty View Post
I have on '01 D2, and love it, but the thought of taking it off-roading to any extreme, just seems like a plan for failure.
I have been off-roading with a group of D2 owners for many years. I have seen new ones (1 week old) in mud holes up to their door handles. They are a very capable vehicle off road. I have also been out with D3's and were very impressed for a stock vehicle (look in off-road section of forum).

I do not know why you have such little faith in the vehicle you own.
07-07-2009 11:05 PM
Budget Monty Isn't the D3 an IFS truck? If so, I don't even consider it a land rover. I would recommend getting your '04 D2, and maybe a D1 as well. They can be had on craigslist for $1500-$2K, and that way, you won't feel too bad about damaging it, since you can't even get a decent Jeep for that cheap. I have on '01 D2, and love it, but the thought of taking it off-roading to any extreme, just seems like a plan for failure. I have been off-roading for years, and have had my fair share a mishaps (Rollovers, breakage, actually made a full size chevy dissappear into mud once.....), and as much as it always seems easy to just "Not destroy the vehicle", any level of enjoyable off-roading, is going to have risks, and occasionally mishaps. Anyone that disagrees with this, simply has not done any moderate wheeling. I have been considering purchasing a D1 for the very same reasons I am recommending for you. I would love to have a Camel trophy-esque sandglow D1. Mmmmmmmmm.
07-07-2009 09:58 PM
p76rangie
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Originally Posted by discovery001 View Post
One more question, since I am getting it used, how many miles should it have on it? I don't want it breaking down on me, lol.
Don't let these guys get to you. A D2 is a nice 4WD, you might even be able to get a D3 for the money you are prepared to pay, but would not leave anything to put mods on it.

The D2 is a good 4WD stock, so you really do not have to do a lot to start your off-roading experience. But the mosy important thing when going off road is traction. So put a reasonable set of tyres on it. As you are just starting out and you want tyres that still perform well on the road, you might want to look at Goodyear MTRs. There is no need to lift the car or anything. I would get a D2 with ACE fitted as it will make it easier to have a good handling car for the road while having reasonable off-road capability.

I also see more older people trash cars than younger guys. Most of the comments about destroying things are based on what they would do in your situation and not taking into account that most people are not as stupid as them.

Good luck with your purchase and enjoy your new toy.
07-07-2009 06:50 PM
rvanculin You can get the whole 1529-page workshop manual at land_rover service manual. Also, as far as reliability goes, I just blew a headgasket at 52k, so if you want reliable, I'd still go with buying something else. Nevertheless, it's your choice and they are nice vehicles, just don't take people so seriously. Best of luck!
07-07-2009 05:48 PM
discovery001
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Originally Posted by mbrummal View Post
search microcat on the forums
niiiiiice thanks
07-07-2009 05:47 PM
mbrummal search microcat on the forums
07-07-2009 05:44 PM
discovery001
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Originally Posted by mbrummal View Post
you mean the parts manual or the service manual?
the parts manuel
07-07-2009 05:39 PM
mbrummal you mean the parts manual or the service manual?
07-07-2009 05:29 PM
discovery001 does anybody know where i can find a manuel for the 2004 LR discovery 2 that shows all of the parts? i've searched everywhere.
07-07-2009 04:57 PM
Madison
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Originally Posted by RussRover View Post
I think she is actually a he
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Originally Posted by MARGRETTE View Post
Yes it's true...I are a he.
In that case, F you for correcting me Russ.
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