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Land Rover Discovery Lug Wrench

The lug wrench is probably one of the most important tools to carry at all times. In the case of the Land Rover Discovery, as well as the Land Rover Defender and Land Rover Series the lug wrench required is 1-1/16. I have bent two factory lug wrenches trying to get the lug nuts off,…

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The Trouble with Air Lockers

Air Locker for Land Rover Discovery Series 1

The Discovery has ARB Air Lockers on the front and rear axles, which was a major selling point for purchasing it. Over the last two years of ownership, they have had mixed results overall. Here a few reasons I am not fully sold on Air Lockers: Too many moving parts in the system. In order…

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Discovery 1 Stereo Replacment: Factory Amp Bypass Wiring

This is by no means a comprehensive guide to replacing the factory radio in a Land Rover Discovery Series 1, but rather just some pointers on how to tap into the factory wiring. While the removal and installation of a new head unit it pretty straight forward, getting sound to actually come out to the speakers turned…

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Ten Reason not to buy a Series Land Rover

So you want a Series Land Rover because they are just so cool. Here are 10 reasons why you don’t want one, in no particular order… 1: They are Slow. Really slow. Most Series Land Rovers top at around 50 MPH, and that is flat out. If you have an overdrive you can get up…

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Check out the New Gallery

We now have a Gallery Page with a random assortment of pictures from the Land Rover Project, check it out here! Also check back soon, the photo gallery will be updated often as the project progresses.

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Step 1: Find a Donor

After driving the Series 3 for a year and a half with the stock 2.25 liter motor it became very apparent that more power was needed. While the stock motor on the 88’s in plenty peppy and passable for daily driving, the added weight of the 109” takes its toll on the stock motor. 0-50…

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Tool Review: Makita 9005B 5-Inch Angle Grinder

This is by far the best grinder I have ever owned. I burned out a Hitachi grinder in about 6 months of moderate use when I started this project, and after that I decided to go the Makita. My Brother currently has this same model of grinder that is at least 15 years old and…

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Basic Frame Rotisserie

I found working around the frame on jack stands difficult and somewhat annoying. I have seen full Frame Rotisserie in at Summit Racing going for around $1000, and this was defiantly more than I wanted to spend. Fortunately I was given two free engine stands so I decided to just bolt each of the engine…

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In the beginning

This 1973 Land Rover Series 3 109 Station Wagon most of its life in England, presumably by the sea due to the massive amounts of rust it was carrying around, or the massive amounts of metal it was not, depending on how you want to look at it. In 2008 it made the long trip…

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