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Old 12-17-2017, 11:20 AM
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I brought a truck from Northern California a couple years ago that's just been sitting in my garage waiting for me to get started. I bought the thing after my kid wrecked my 99SD and he needed something to drive for the last half of his senior year in High School. Plus it was a pretty nice truck he wrecked and I figured at the time of the crime I would go ahead and make myself whole in the Land Rover arena at the same time. That's about the only way another truck was going to clear the tower if you know what I'm saying. You married guys do.

The thing has too much lift and big mud tires on it. I'm going to be bringing it down to a better level with some OME springs. It's got FOX remote reservoir shocks on it so I'll work with those.

I have to make a few decisions on maybe selling some of the stuff I got wit the truck and building something lighter and hopefully more agile. I have just about every safarigard thing you should need including the stage 2 suspension. Winch and 3 big Hellas mounted in the middle. Rock sliders.Air lockers front and rear. I really don't think I'm going to get in a situation that would require a front locker. I keep these trucks for snow and drifting from all the farm fields around me.. I'm hopefully never going to end up with 2 wheels off the ground.

So Do I sell all this safarigard shit? Do I keep it and run a stiffer spring? I know at least the front locker is coming out of it.And I would prefere a Detroit over an air locker. so maybe they both come out. It's got a double cardin frt shaft and that will probably be coming out of it. I don't even like standing near those fucking things. I'll be bringing it down as far as I need to to run a regular old frt prop shaft.

I got a really nice set of Procomp 15" rock crawler steel wheels with the truck. A shit ton of extra parts and what have you.

So what do I do with the safarigard shit? I paid what would be too much for the truck cause I figure these things are worth 4 grand in great condition tops. But all this safarigard shit, the winch,Hellas,Fox shocks and lockers, Hot water shower made from an intercooler. All that shit has got to be worth something too.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:45 AM
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Is it a DI or II?
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:00 PM
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Is it a DI or II?
Oh sorry It's a 96.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:09 PM
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Only put a front locker. Try it.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:10 PM
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That $afari Guard is probably worn to shit by now. Didn't they go out of business 20 years ago?

Personally, I'd can the $G stuff. Go OME springs and shocks. 2". 265/75's or 235/85's, whatever your preference is. I'd also can the Procomp wheels and get some Castors.

As for your front shaft, hang on to it until you drive the truck. These trucks are funny - I've ran a stock front shaft on a 3" lift with no problems, and I've needed DC on a 2" lift. These trucks are like women and one size does not fit all.

I don't see any reason not to run the air lockers f/r unless you need the cash. But that's me.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:53 PM
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That $afari Guard is probably worn to shit by now. Didn't they go out of business 20 years ago?

Personally, I'd can the $G stuff. Go OME springs and shocks. 2". 265/75's or 235/85's, whatever your preference is. I'd also can the Procomp wheels and get some Castors.

As for your front shaft, hang on to it until you drive the truck. These trucks are funny - I've ran a stock front shaft on a 3" lift with no problems, and I've needed DC on a 2" lift. These trucks are like women and one size does not fit all.

I don't see any reason not to run the air lockers f/r unless you need the cash. But that's me.
Yep. The safarigard stuff would have to be powder coated and that would be expensive.

Theres more to this axle thing. I've driven it a couple times to and from work. Its all kinds of driving from 70mph highway to country roads to city driving. This truck sucks ass right now.

I'm driving like 40mph and I reach over and lock the center diff. Kind of the getting to know the truck stage of it all. Well my fucking life passed before my eyes. The thing started squallering and I got off on the gravel shoulder. This thing dug ruts in the gravel and I had to put it in nuetral to get the center dif to unlock.

I take it in the shop when I got there and put a crayon mark on the side wall of left side tires. Locked the center diff and both air lockers. I rotated the driveline from the park brake drum and it's got a different drive axle ratio front to rear. So now its been parked inside for about a year and a half waiting.

So first on my list is get those axles apart and look for some kind of ID# that will tell me whats what. Prev. owner thought it was geared 4:10. But he had some kind of failure with the air locker and paid somebody good money to fix it for him. I think that guy fucked it up somehow and just went out and got a stock ratio diff to get his tit out of the ringer. Didn't even think about the possibility the thing has a 4:10 in the other axle.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:57 PM
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I have no idea what it would feel like driving a truck at say 45 mph with a locked front diff. Never done it.

I've got 3 really good sets of the Hurricane wheels.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:25 PM
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Need a pic!!
And why would you attempt to lock the center diff at 40mph!!???

LMK what you want to get rid of parts wise. I have a red truck with an ARB front and TJM rear bumper I might trade for. Along with a rack, ladder, etc. And I'm close by you.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:39 PM
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:41 PM
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You can lock the center diff at any speed. If you know the truck like I didn't. I have so much shit up here. I think about finding a good swap meet and get rid of as much as I can. We need to start an annual swap meet. I can't be the only one with a garage full of shit and parts trucks.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:43 PM
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Hurricanes on a D1?
Maybe I'm calling it the wrong thin. It's got the standard issue alloy wheel. Like from defenders and disco1
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:50 PM
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Maybe I'm calling it the wrong thin. It's got the standard issue alloy wheel. Like from defenders and disco1
Freestyles.

Hurricanes were on the Dii's if I recall. Typhoons on the RRC's (that's what I put onto my D1).
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Old 12-17-2017, 02:03 PM
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You can lock the center diff at any speed. If you know the truck like I didn't. I have so much shit up here. I think about finding a good swap meet and get rid of as much as I can. We need to start an annual swap meet. I can't be the only one with a garage full of shit and parts trucks.
I think you're in the wrong part of the country. They do that in other places. Doesn't the manual even say you can lock it but you need to be going straight on flat dry pavement if you're doing it above a certain speed?
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Old 12-17-2017, 02:06 PM
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Old 12-17-2017, 02:32 PM
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I think you're in the wrong part of the country. They do that in other places. Doesn't the manual even say you can lock it but you need to be going straight on flat dry pavement if you're doing it above a certain speed?
I don't see what it matters.
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Old 12-17-2017, 03:14 PM
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You’ll find a buyer for the SG stuff, even if it’s old. Still in demand. If it was DII stuff I’d take it off your hands.
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1999 Disco II, (now Son #1's, on 35s)
2001 Disco II, chopped & caged, 37s, locked (Molly)
2004 Disco II, (now Son #2's, on 32s)
2008 L322 (DD)
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Old 12-17-2017, 03:25 PM
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You?ll find a buyer for the SG stuff, even if it?s old. Still in demand. If it was DII stuff I?d take it off your hands.
Agreed - as long as it's not rusted/rotted it'll be worth it to someone to strip and powder coat again.
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:10 PM
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post up the $G crap on Defender source, you'll be more likely to find some sucker to buy it there...
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:17 PM
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I think you're in the wrong part of the country. They do that in other places. Doesn't the manual even say you can lock it but you need to be going straight on flat dry pavement if you're doing it above a certain speed?
Don't be scared. I been locking the center diff at speed forever.
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:19 PM
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The SG stuff isn't rusted its just faded from the sun.
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:33 PM
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Here is why I lock the center diff at speeds and have done it regularly since I've been driving these things. Say 1999 I owned my own and have always had a Disco1 since that time.

Up here the worst weather conditions I get are when theres 4 to 6 inches of dry powder snow in all the thousands of empty acres around, and a steady 25 mph wind. You drive along at 60mph on pretty dry roads then you can see it ahead of you drifting accross the highway. Its just something about the terrain that makes it collect at low areas or follow ridges. But the snow will be like 4 or 5 inches deep on the road in that drift. So I lock the center diff before I leave the dry road and go onto the 5 inches of drift. Then when I'm back on dry road I unlock the center diff and decelerate till it lets loose(light goes out). I would say I've done that so often that if it was bad I would have broken one of them by now.

The drifting can get so bad that in a whiteout condition one time I hit a drift at about 30 mph and knocked the belt off the truck and bent the bumper back a little bit. After that I put those steering protectors on that bolts between the frame rails. The ones that make the frame rust out. That keeps the snow from knocking the belt off.
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