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    Default My 2001 Discovery Mod Thread

    Here is my truck, a 2001 Land Rover Discovery II purchased stock last year. This picture isn't current as I have since removed the roof rack.



    Picture of interior and some of the electronics on board.



    Mods / Additions
    * Bearmach Big Blue 3″ Front Springs
    * Bearmach Big Blue 3″ Rear Springs + 1″ Spacer
    * ARB Air Lockers front and rear
    * GBR HD Rear Drive Shaft
    * Rebuilt DII Front Driveshaft with greasable Ujoints
    * +2″ ProComp ES3000ís
    * +2″ ProComp ES3000ís
    * OME Steering Stabilizer
    * ARB Mini Compressor for Air Lockers
    * Slickrock Fabrication Sliders
    * TJM T-15 Front Bumper with Winch tray
    * Superwinch X9 Winch with Synthetic Line
    * Aluminum Fairlead
    * Rovertym Stainless Steel Brake Lines
    * 285-75/16 BFG At TA/KO Tires
    * Safety Devices Roof Rack
    * QT Front and rear Diff Guards
    * Rovertym Steel Rear Bumper
    * DAP Gas Tank Guard
    * 2 Hella 4000 Cornering Lights, Bumper Mounted
    * Sylvania Silverstar halogen headlight lamps
    * Engel Fridge/Frezer
    * CAR PC with Touch Screen for GPS and Topo, MP3, XM
    * Motorola CDM1250 VHF Two Way Radio
    * Motorola CDM1250 UHF Two Way Radio
    * Bearcat 976D scanner
    * Radio Power Manager
    * Painless Wiring 250A battery combining relay
    * Dual Optima Batteries
    * Power Tank C02 System
    * 12V-120VAC Inverter

    More pictures here of the exterior and interior setup.

    I hope to share more pictures and ideas in this thread.

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    Here is a shot of the rear cargo area.



    CarPC in cubby....


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    Perfect. Now I have a spot to ask some ???'s

    I was working with my Xenarc touch screen tonight, and while effective when stopped, I couldn't work it well while driving (which I shouldn't be anyways). But, I have a thumbwheel mouse, which is working well, and would like to get a good keyboard. What are you using/recommend?

    Also, a little info on your carputer would be great too.
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    I'll put together something on the Carputer setup soon.

    I had similar issues with the TouchScreen until I discovered a Software front end called RoadRunner. With this software I have built custom screens to deal with what ever applications I use. GPS,XM,RADIO,WEATHER,Email,WEB etc. It makes it possible to use the touch screen without driving off the road. I'll post a couple of screen shots later.

    You can find more info here on the RoadRunner Front End.

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    Here are a few screen shots...








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    Gary,


    I really like your website. I just spent the last hour or so exploring all the pages. I got a kick out of the Rover 10 commandments.
    I have off topic questions...Did the TnT already happen? When is it scheduled? Who planned the route?


    Your Rover is very nice and well thought out. I like your trailer too. Any thoughts or comments on how you like pulling a trailer around so far?



    Lastly, sorry coffee is kicking in, are you in San Carlos? Saw in your pic? If so I am just across the fwy by SDSU...We should get together some time.
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    Love the CarPC! That is on my list of to do's! DO you have a write up of your build?

    Looks great man!
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    Welcome Gary!
    Great looking rig!!

    Question about your QT diff guards. Did you mount them yourself?

    I also have a 2001 DII, and SE7, modified.
    I bought a set of QT guards and the rear guard bolted up just fine but the front has given me trouble. It is still not on yet.
    I contacted QT and after lots of pictures and measurements it was reolized that they make one spec of guard but the Discovery IIs have one of two different axles. I'm not sure about the specifics but apparently my axle differential is larger than most so the QT guard won't fit as it has been designed. The axles are stock LR DII axles. I am going to have to trim a bit off the guard to make it fit.

    Have you ever heard about this before, the guard issue or the axle issue?

    Thanks
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    .Did the TnT already happen? When is it scheduled? Who planned the route?
    We have our group of trucks set and the trip is planned for mid Sept. The route was selected by Rocky who has posted a couple of trip reports on this site.

    Your Rover is very nice and well thought out. I like your trailer too. Any thoughts or comments on how you like pulling a trailer around so far?
    The trailer has just recently reached a point in it's build to allow me to use it on a trip. Last weekend I pulled it a couple of hundred miles, most on the highway and it was great. It is light enough to not really notice I am pulling anything utill I come to a grade where it does effect acceleration. The liitle off road time on it was pulling it into a campground on relatively smooth dirt roads so ican't comment yet on it's true off road worthyness. The tent worked great and was very comfortable. I will get more trail time with it over the summer and will report back my findings. Sounds like I need to start a trailer thread.


    Lastly, sorry coffee is kicking in, are you in San Carlos? Saw in your pic? If so I am just across the fwy by SDSU...We should get together some time.
    The San Carlos you will find me in is the one in NorCal, about 20 minutes north of San Jose. I'll take you up on your offer if I get down your way. I may be taking a trip to Anza Borrego in November, which is sort of near you.

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    Love the CarPC! That is on my list of to do's! DO you have a write up of your build?
    The CarPC is fantastic, well worth the cost and effort. No write up yet, but I am working on one and will post it when I can.

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