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  1. Hi Johanba,

    My standard standard suggestion try looking on Disco3.co.uk a forum dedicated to Disco 3 and 4. There is a wealth of info there.

    This is a great forum but the other has more targeted info.

  2. 4 hours ago, Daan said:

    'Tips for spotting fake land rovers' So in your opinion parabolic springs result in  a fake land rover? I fail to see your logic, and it only reinforces your position of being on Mod approval.

    We play nice here, people are free to fit what ever they like to their land rovers and if you don't go along with that, Your presence on this forum becomes rather pointless.

    'Land rover BS gets outed in seconds' Your BS certainly does. 


    Thanks Daan

    I could make no sense of his post!

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  3. 1 hour ago, Cornish Rattler said:

    Not heard out from Zeus yet but i've just adjusted the rod on the master cylinder and its better and feels like all 4 wheels are working together now 🙂

    This is one area that I focused on, since the travel of both the M/C and the pedal is limited then the the amount of play in the linkage is important.

    As I am using a M/C from a servo system I got the info from the workshop manual. This enabled me to ensure that I got the max pedal travel possible which exceeded the M/C travel.

  4. One gear, 4th in a 4 speed, does not use the layshaft at all. I is a direct drive 1:1 ratio which only uses the mainshaft. I have driven two Series 1 V8s with snapped layshafts in 4th gear only though NOT 250 miles is has to be said!

    In a 5 speed 5th is an overdrive gear so that is why 4th gear is quiet. If you can drive 90% of the time in 4th then the layshaft is doing nothing hence the silence and IMO no load on the layshaft bearings.

  5. Can't remember which but I believe some of the control boxes get upset on mismatching chassis numbers.

    The mileage will be whichever is the highest if the BCU and dash vues don't match.

    DiscoMikey on Disco3.co.uk knows all about big swaps, he has just completed a TDV8 engine etc. Into a D3.

  6. I'm with the, it's just a body swap camp.

    The VIN in the dash could be a problem. Though I don't recall mine having it there anyway. Removing the incorrect one could lead to suspicion if noticed but so would the incorrect one!

    I guess you have paperwork for both as proof?

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  7. As much as I love 2 doors, they only look good at the correct ride height IMPO.

    As only the body is 2 door I guess they use repro body parts so hopefully no 2 door was harmed in the process.

  8. Love this:

    Owner bought it 2 mths ago to use as a daily driver but bought an armoured LR to use instead!

    Can't see the mpg being good for that! Sounds like an excuse to hide the fact that it was not so useable?

  9. 9 hours ago, Snagger said:

    It’s a valid concern.  The 90 and 100” wheelbase models have callipers with half as many pistons, which are also slightly smaller than the front pistons, smaller pads AND a biasing valve to reduce the rear brake pressure.  I know 110s and 130s lack the biasing valve, and still have two-pot rear callipers with smaller pads than the front, but as I said above, I don’t know if they also have smaller rear pistons.

    If the aftermarket kits use callipers with similarly proportioned piston sectional areas and pad areas, then I think they’d be OK as is on a 109, but an 88 would benefit from a biasing valve.

    Odd, RRC, and 90 solid disk calipers are all 51mm pistons front and rear.

  10. 6 hours ago, Cornish Rattler said:

    Thanks Daan, the only thing I know with the rear zues brakes is the rear discs and calipers are smaller than the fronts, the front calipers are 4 pot but the calipers are a lot smaller then coil sprung front calipers and the rears are 2 pot calipers and think are of similar size of coil sprung rear calipers but not sure how the pistons compare with coil sprung caliper pistons :)

    Hmm, Std coiler calipers use the same pistons front and rear. So if Zues fronts are smaller than coiler fronts but the rears are the same as coiler then the front to rear ratio will be more rear biased than a coiler?

  11. IIRC if you have two identical cars but one has a wider track at the front than the rear then this car will had a better turning circle. So in principle widening the track of the front may tighten (reduce) your turning circle but this is a simplistic view.

  12. The Detroit lockers are reputed to give unpleasant handling on the road and make a lot of noise.  The way they work would force a tyre to lose grip on a slippery road, wet or icy, when going around bends or corners.  I’m surprised they’re road legal.  An LSD or ATB is much safer on the road, though perhaps not as good with a wheel lifted.

    I've read, it is normally lighter shortwheel base vehicles that they seem to be more unpleasant in.


    I have experienced a DL in the rear of a Mustang engined CJ2 driven by an ex stock car driver and AWDC trials champion, when it snapped sideways in traffic it sure woke both of us up! The previous owner had put it on its side.

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