Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.


Land Rover Discovery 1 on modified!

Many have been asking since the first 10 episodes were made and now we are at modified episode 56! And still we have a make and model not yet featured on modified the Disco 1.

This puts into prospective how many different vehicles there are out there in the 4 Wheeling world!


Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.

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This Land Rover Discovery is owned and modified by Josh.

There is a lot of DIY stuff on this rig from electrics to the rear drawer/layout.

Impressive and well thought-out water system too, with two separate water containers with one of them being removable in case of emergency.

This episode is a bit of a budget build but I tell you what its more useful than some of the huge expensive builds I’ve seen.

Check out the video for more details…


Vehicles specs (NOTE* modded details below):

Make model: 1996 Land rover Discovery 1

Engine:          300TDI 2.5L

Drive train:     5 Speed manual

Suspension:   2 Inch HD lift coils front and rear


Josh’s mod list for this Land Rover Discovery 1:

Engine:

·         300TDI 2.5L turbo diesel and manual 5 speed gearbox

·         Second fuel filter

·         Aftermarket cruise control

·         Tuff Terrain Snorkel

·         Epman EGT probe

·         Boost gauge

·         Low coolant warning alarm

 

Electric upgrades:  

·         Upgraded main cranking battery 720 CCA century battery

·         Second 75Ah deep cycle century battery under the bonnet with VSR battery isolator

·         Third 130Ah AGM battery with Projecta 25A BCDC charger in the rear


Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.

Lights: 

·         Brighter upgraded headlight globes

·         Light bar on the bullbar

·         2 work lights each side on the rack

·         Rear door kitchen downlights lights

·         Interior LED strip red and white

 

Comms & GPS: 

·         Hardwire converted handheld 80 channel Uniden UHF radio + battery powered handheld UHF

·         RAM mounts phone cradle


Suspension and tyres:

·         Summer tyres 245/70R16 Bridgestone dueller A/T

·         Winter tyres 265/75R16 Achilles desert hawk XMT

·         2 inch HD lift terrafirma 4x4

·         Front springs 100kg additional load

·         Rear springs 300kg additional load

·         Nitrogen charged shocks with +2” of additional travel

·         Caster correction bushes in front radius arms

·         2” extended braided brake lines

 


Bar work and exterior mods:

·         ARB deluxe winch bar

·         Full length aluminium roof basket

·         Prorack roof bars

·         270 degree OzE4x4 awning

·         Trimmed wheel arches


Back of the wagon.

·     Gear

·         Waeco 50L Fridge

·         300L/Min Fixed air compressor with outlet on rear bumper

·         Fire extinguisher

 

Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.

·         Storage

·         Double bed frame built for mattress to sleep inside the car

·         Double extending pull out kitchen/stove bench with drawers and cupboard

·         Dual 22L water tanks with pressure pump and filter with 1 removable

·         Filtered and high flow unfiltered outlet at rear bumper

·         Removable storage compartment for tools, spares and other misc. behind the fridge

 

·         Interior mods

·         Slim line subwoofer

·         Upgraded Bluetooth head unit

·         Upgraded speakers

·         Custom switch console for lights and accessories

·         EGT gauge

·         Boost gauge

Recovery gear: 

·         Ridge rider 12000 Lbs winch

·         Rear hitch shackle receiver

·         Snatch strap

·         Equaliser strap

Josh's Top 3 trips in the Land Rover:


  1. . Fitzgerald river national park
  2. . Stirling ranges, Denmark, Walpole, Pemberton
  3. . Cheyne’s beach, Bremer Bay


Unstoppable moment in the Land Rover:

Pushing through overgrown tracks to remote locations without having to worry about scratching the paint


Most scary situation in the Land Rover:

Turning around on a narrow cliff side track in collie because I couldn’t reverse back down and I couldn’t get up as it was a stock Discovery without a winch. At least the view was nice.


Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.
Land Rover Discovery 1, Modified.

Josh's modification tips:


Things to lookout for with this model Land Rover Discovery 1:

Rust in the foot wells

Poor maintenance history

Worn out viscous fan hub causing overheating, happened to both of mine, V8 and TDI.



Top 3 tips with the Land Rover Discovery 1:

1.    Let your tyres down

2.   Don’t overload the roof

3.   Learn how to service it yourself   

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