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    Tons of Inventory

    To add: call during East Coast weekday business hours.
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    Joshua Tree & Anza-Borrego November 2022

    Turns out Joshua Tree has some fun trails that the tourists don't visit.
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    Dead horse: OME MD vs HD springs

    We went right by Dos Cabesas. Coyote Creek was a mere trickle compared to the last time I was up there (April 2021), when it was maybe hub deep on the LR3.
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    Dead horse: OME MD vs HD springs

    We did. Fun times. Also Borrego Wash Drop-Off and the smaller descent at Inspiration Wash. We did the entire overland route, or something like it, from Ocotillo to the Salton staging area with worthwhile side trips up Sandstone Canyon, Mud Palisades, Coyote/Sheep Canyons, and the obligatory...
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    Dead horse: OME MD vs HD springs

    Field tested: just returned from a 10-day trip off-road through Joshua Tree and Anza-Borrego. Disco had 3 occupants, full cooler, 2 Scepters, spares, tools, food boxes, camping gear, photography gear, recovery gear, and more personal gear than we needed. Safety Devices roof rack was nearly...
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    Joshua Tree & Anza-Borrego November 2022

    Just returned from a magnificent 10-day trip in the desert. Picked up friends at LAX, enjoyed three days largely off pavement in Joshua Tree with friends who drove down from Denver. Took a layover day in Painted Canyon, then down to Ocotillo to drive the Anza-Borrego overland route from south...
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    Death wobble, but not quite lethal yet… and catalytic converters

    Those are the easy things to check. Other possibilities include swivel pin preload. Given the vehicle's age you may just want to rebuild them. It's pretty easy to do, the parts are cheap, good resources are out there to understand the project, and the resulting improvement in handling is notable.
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    LR3 instrument cluster goes out intermittently

    @discostew is it possible to replace the instrument cluster with a used, working one and sync it to the vehicle? Or are they VIN locked? It would be more convenient for me to buy a used one and drop it off at the shop for a swap (or do it myself, assuming that's within the capabilities of GAP)...
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    Dead horse: OME MD vs HD springs

    Thanks. In five days I'm going to put about 800 pounds in it for a 660-mile drive, so we'll see what that does. Of course my first thought when I finished was "Maybe now I should add 235/85/16 tires" but my current set has covered only about 6,000 miles.
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    Dead horse: OME MD vs HD springs

    Funnily enough, that's the only place it shows up on the vehicle. That and the outer rim face of the rotors.
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    Dead horse: OME MD vs HD springs

    Installed the new springs yesterday. Ride height is taller than I was expecting, hopefully that will settle down a bit. The rear in particular looks out of proportion with my 245/70/16 tires, which are slightly larger than stock. Ride quality is improved, at least on my short test drive - no...
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    Dead horse: OME MD vs HD springs

    Bringing interim resolution to this thread: I ordered the following setup Fronts OME medium duty 2761 Rear OME medium-heavy duty 2781 They should arrive by Friday and I'll install them over the weekend, just in time to load up the Disco and head down to California. For what it's worth, John...
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    LR3 instrument cluster goes out intermittently

    I finally got around to plugging in my GAP tool. There are several faults stored, none of which are triggering the CEL. I found 3 of the U codes you mentioned in the instrumentation category. Plus a parking brake fault, audio system fault, TC, and a few others that referenced voltage. I'll...
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    LR3 battery recommendations?

    I bought mine from Lucky 8 when they offered a Black Friday deal. That's not too much longer to wait, assuming they offer it again. They also offer a package deal of tool + spare key. https://lucky8llc.com/products/gap-iid-tool-and-replacement-key-kit
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    LR3 battery recommendations?

    It's pretty handy. I've only scratched the surface of its capability, but it has already paid for itself. I've synced a new key, recalibrated suspension, changed the tire diameter setting, plus a few other things I'm forgetting. Plus it has more live data than you can reasonably track.