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Post Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:43 pm

Things to look for in a series 1 Disco

G'day all

Looking at rejoining the Land rover club :armsup:

Looking at a series 1 Disco, any thing particular i should be aware of, it will be a petty not diesel.

I used to own a Rangie so is it just the usual like drive line lash and what not, or are there particular gremlins i should be hunting for :D .

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Post Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:05 pm

Re: Things to look for in a series 1 Disco

Slipped liners on a 3.9V8.

But apart from a few small differences they are basically a funny (/nicer) looking rangie.
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Post Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:25 pm

Re: Things to look for in a series 1 Disco

they get a bit of rust around the alpine windows but as said it is the same as a range rover. Back lash wasn't a real big issue for them. That was more common with the lt95 gearbox in the old range rovers.
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Post Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:55 pm

Re: Things to look for in a series 1 Disco

Thanks for that.

What are the diffs like, same as a rangie put 35's on listen for the BANG :rofl: ?

Think i've found one, just need to off load the current 4WD, and go make an offer :armsup:
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Post Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:57 am

Re: Things to look for in a series 1 Disco

:rofl: yep. early D1's had 10 spline axles. From mid 94 the upgraded to 24 spline. A slightly stronger axle but not enough to cope with 35's. The diffs are 2 pinion with 3.54 ratio's in both.

If your going to run 35's dump the diffs and axles.
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Post Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:48 pm

Re: Things to look for in a series 1 Disco

Check the cooling system, there are lots with blocked radiators.
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Post Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:58 pm

Re: Things to look for in a series 1 Disco

I will be going Maxi drive lockers and axles if it all goes ahead so no busted diffs this time :rofl: .

Do series 1's have mounting spots for 2 baby seats?
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Post Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:41 am

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B.D.R wrote:I will be going Maxi drive lockers and axles if it all goes ahead so no busted diffs this time :rofl: .

Do series 1's have mounting spots for 2 baby seats?



If you are going to run 35" i would'nt go maxi drives
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Post Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:34 am

Re: Things to look for in a series 1 Disco

Yes they have spots for 2 baby seats.

35" tyres are right on the upper limit of tolerance for Maxi-Drive gear, IMHO. You'd be better off with Toy converted diffs or a straight swap with 80 series front and back or Nissan front and 80 rear.
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Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:23 pm

Re: Things to look for in a series 1 Disco

Bump :D

Looks like I may have found my unicorn, so it looks like I will be reacquainting myself with the Landrover foibles :armsup:

What are Ashcroft CV's\C&P and Axles like?

I know people bang on about how bad rover diffs are, and I DO agree, but I have seen some last down here in Vic fairly well :shock: , and seeing as if I get this thing an axle swap IS out of the question, would Ashcroft gear stand up to 34's, driven like it should be driven CARFULLY :D
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Post Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:43 am

Re: Things to look for in a series 1 Disco

Yes ashcroft gear would stand up to 34" i know people run 37" with out problems .
But by time you fork out for ashcroft gear you could have put mogs under it .
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Post Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:00 pm

Re: Things to look for in a series 1 Disco

I have a set of new Ashcroft diff gear & pinion 4.11's sitting in garage new in boxes, for front and rear
I would like $800 for them

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