Mostly a lurker here but seem to be posting more and that's prompted a desire to start a build thread for my current Disco.
1996 Discovery 1
80,XXX miles (just went past 80k!)
2" lift & 235/85/16 BFG ATs
LR HD coils + isolators + 1/2" spacer in the back
Terrafirma big bore + 2 shocks4.11 gears; 4pin HD dif up front/TT rear
TW DC front DS, GBR HD rear (u to u, roto left with the stock dif)
Castor corrected swivels
Difs sewer capped
Front steering skid, HD drag link (Defender style damper relocation), RT tie rod, RW pinion guard, RT trailing arms, fuel tank skid
Custom built front bumper
Custom rock sliders/sill guards
SD roof rack w/4 Hella Black Magics, work lamp, reverse lamps, chicken coop flooring
On board air & 15# Powertank
Yaesu 7900 2m/6m
Garmin Montana 650T
I'm probably forgetting stuff with that so I'll edit it as needed. A pic of the before and after-which will potentially spark debate as other threads have about regarding how much is too much and such (more on that as this goes on).
I'll close this opener with a few thoughts:
-Several threads on here have been inspiration so if there is imitation on my truck please consider it in the spirit of the sincerest form of flattery.
-Most of the modifications have been the product of experience & research, this being my 3rd Disco, all with the realization that as has often been stated on here any modification to a vehicle is ultimately the beginning of a series of compromises that trade attributes relative value against each other.
This truck's endstate was to have something that could be daily driven comfortably (and while it is a Rover, ahem, reliably) while also providing a platform for moderate wheeling. Related to that there was an acknowledgement that the truck would spend 99% of its life, sadly, on highway-much like this weekend driving 3 hours to and from WVa to do a bit of wheeling and other stuff with a friend. That is coupled with the desire to use the vehicle for things like getting to the slopes in the winter, or carrying everything to the beach or the mountains, etc is driving how it comes together.
Learning a lot, as always, along the way and figured posting would at least carry on more discussion about the merits of various modifications.