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Over the past 8 months a lot has been added to RovrFlo. The truck was bone stock when purchased. The first repair was getting the head gaskets replaced. This is the first and only job (so far) that I've taken RovrFlo to a mechanic for. Everything else that has been installed has been in my friend Chris' garage.

Mods currently installed:

Hood blackout (spray can)
Rebuilt front driveshaft
Fire extinguisher mounted on driver's seat
New BFG A/T TA KO 245/75/R16
2" RTE spring lift (RR4-1 Front Linear & RR1-2 Rear Linear) and OME shocks
Roof rack extension rails and cross bars (for surfing!!!)
RTE Sliders w/ nerf bars
Trimmed front bumper
Tuffy rear cargo storage lock box
Cobra 75 WXST mounted under driver's seat
NGP (No Ground Plane) antenna installed on spare tire carrier
Shelf enclosure for the Tuffy box


Mods to come:

'04 CDL linkage with D1 "DIFF LOCK" knob and CDL placard
Black steel wheels
New gear oil for diffs and t-case, brake fluid and ATF
Optima Blue Top
QT Diff guards
Replace roto-flex coupler
GROM Audio iPod adapter
RTE front and rear bumpers

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looking good.:cool:
1996 D1 "J crawler"
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Rovertracks/Rovertym HD steering
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The time finally came to get the '04 CDL installed before the next MORG hits. I followed this write-up (Urban Panzer on LandRoverForums) and it went just fine. The only issue is the CDL light doesn't illuminate on the dash. The next day I remembered something about the diff lock in the service records. I found back in June 2003 the CDL light would randomly illuminate on the dash, so the PO took it to the dealer. The dealer simply unplugged the switch on the t-case so the light doesn't come on. Looks like I need to drop the driveshaft on the t-case and reconnect that switch. I wish I remembered that during the install, it would make that job a lot easier.

There's a slight difference from the write-up as my linkage (purchased from RoverLandParts) came with both cables (hi/low and CDL) and an interlock solenoid (NAS and JAP). I guess earlier models with the CDL t-case have this interlock built in, but the '04's are attached at the shifter. The solenoid is siliconed into place and would have taken too long to remove so the tip was cut off with a die grinder.

Tonight, I drove in small circles in a parking lot and I could feel the lurching when the CDL was locked. This was done at a slow speed for just a few seconds. I really can't wait to see how RovrFlo performs on the trail now.

To finish off the install a D1 "DIFF LOCK" shifter knob was delivered today and in the next few days I should be getting the D1 CDL placard too. :D

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Nice job! You will be unstoppable on the trails now :D
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I think I've learned that nothing is unstoppable. Even Shrek and DesertCrawler have met a few irressitable forces along the way...


But the new CDL will make a world of difference for you. Just wait till you "tame the gulch" for the first time.....the NCLR rite of passage. Just make sure you don't get part of it named for you... like "Jarrel Curve"...

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Haha, I kinda tamed that gulch at the April MORG but it wasn't pretty. That was the one section I never got pics or video of.

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I think I've learned that nothing is unstoppable. Even Shrek and DesertCrawler have met a few irressitable forces along the way...


But the new CDL will make a world of difference for you. Just wait till you "tame the gulch" for the first time.....the NCLR rite of passage. Just make sure you don't get part of it named for you... like "Jarrel Curve"...


yeah!:D
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Rovertym 3" with all the "goodies"
33x10.50 BFG MUDS with "crawler" wheels
Rovertracks/Rovertym HD steering
more to come!
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Ok, I had the chance to get a few things done to RovrFlo today. First and foremost was the oil change. First one for me. I used Royal Purple 10W-30.

I two pieces of MDF that weren't carpeted on the shelf for Tuffy box. It was just an oversight when cutting originally so I used some leftover pieces. Last but not least was the CDL light switch.

I dropped the rear part of the d/s and got the two ground wires connected. The terminals were a little more corroded than I thought (even though I used a wire brush on them) and the light only worked the first time I locked the CDL. I climbed back under after getting home and slid the connectors along the switch a little bit more and it seems to work just fine now.

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Well it looks like the CDL warning lamp switch is dead. I called the local stealership to see how much a replacement would be and it's about $75. The part# is PRC2911. I might look into getting one pulled from a busted t-case instead.

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Today I was able to install the GROM iPod adapter. I'm still figuring out the functionality of it. It seems it will only see playlists you have created, and each playlist is a CD as far as the radio is concerned.

It was a pretty easy job to do really. I pulled the radio, removed the old BMW interface, and put the new in. I used the cd cable to pull the iPod cable through the glove box and into the radio area.

Since I didn't have any playlists on my iPod one had to be made before I could hear any music. The unit will charge the iPod, pause it when the ignition is off and re-start with the vehicle. So far I'm pretty happy with it. The true test will com in setting up the playlists. I hope I'm not limited to 99 songs per playlist or "cd".

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now it's unstoppable :D nice mod. i really liked mine that is until my ipod stopped working.
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These wheels came from Badfysh (Joe Nosal) along with the lugs that hold the hub caps. The caps will be delivered tomorrow from EE. After cleaning, I gave them a couple coats of Rustoleum flat black paint. I also changed the diff oil and installed the brass fill plugs.

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that's looking hot!:cool:

I love my steelies
1996 D1 "J crawler"
custom front/ rear slimline bumpers
Rovertym 3" with all the "goodies"
33x10.50 BFG MUDS with "crawler" wheels
Rovertracks/Rovertym HD steering
more to come!
:P

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The driver's headlamp went out so today I got a set of Sylvania Silverstar H4's. No road test yet but there's a noticeable difference just in the garage at night. The pic is with high beams on. I didn't do a before/after photo comparison, but the Silverstar's are noticeably brighter.

I've been looking at getting some Hella 4000's but they won't fit on the stock wraparound brushguard. At the MORG Gary pointed out the HID's on the front of his D90. I assumed they were the Hella HID's because of the red ring, but they are in fact from Kragen. At 7" they just fit in the A-bar section of the brushguard. The ballast is inside the ABS plastic housing, and the 2 wire harness should make for an easy install. The lights don't come with a switch so I'll need to get one before they can be installed. Thanks to Gary for pointing those out to me!!

I finally got around to replacing my battery with an Optima D34 Blue Top from Costco which came with a $25 rebate. None of the Blue Tops had the red and black caps for the aux terminals so they had to be taped off. The battery clamp is almost a wide as the terminals and can make contact with them. Is there some type of rubber coating that can cover the battery clamp to prevent a connection from being made?

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Nice upgrades thus far! Keep it going/coming; very inspiring to DIY!

Re: battery clamp: I went with Optima Blue also, and ran into the wide battery clamp issue. I don't trust rubber coating (fear of eventually wearing/peeling and + / - making contact to the metal. I went to Osh and picked up narrower c channel metal pcs, cut to size, drilled holes, painted surface w/rubber paint to make it non-slip and used as my clamp. Will post pics later!

The driver's headlamp went out so today I got a set of Sylvania Silverstar H4's. No road test yet but there's a noticeable difference just in the garage at night. The pic is with high beams on. I didn't do a before/after photo comparison, but the Silverstar's are noticeably brighter.

I've been looking at getting some Hella 4000's but they won't fit on the stock wraparound brushguard. At the MORG Gary pointed out the HID's on the front of his D90. I assumed they were the Hella HID's because of the red ring, but they are in fact from Kragen. At 7" they just fit in the A-bar section of the brushguard. The ballast is inside the ABS plastic housing, and the 2 wire harness should make for an easy install. The lights don't come with a switch so I'll need to get one before they can be installed. Thanks to Gary for pointing those out to me!!

I finally got around to replacing my battery with an Optima D34 Blue Top from Costco which came with a $25 rebate. None of the Blue Tops had the red and black caps for the aux terminals so they had to be taped off. The battery clamp is almost a wide as the terminals and can make contact with them. Is there some type of rubber coating that can cover the battery clamp to prevent a connection from being made?


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Nice upgrades thus far! Keep it going/coming; very inspiring to DIY!

Re: battery clamp: I went with Optima Blue also, and ran into the wide battery clamp issue. I don't trust rubber coating (fear of eventually wearing/peeling and + / - making contact to the metal. I went to Osh and picked up narrower c channel metal pcs, cut to size, drilled holes, painted surface w/rubber paint to make it non-slip and used as my clamp. Will post pics later!


I might go at the clamp with the die grinder and remove the "wings" of the clamp. You can also see the rear threaded bolt doesn't actually secure the battery down since it runs out of threads about 1/2" from the top of the battery (front is fine). Can I use a piece of wood under the battery to lift it?

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Today I got around to wiring the HID's and trimming the battery clamp. The aux posts on the blue top are nice (now that I can use them) :P The wires were run along with those from the cb install, passing into the cabin through the same grommet. The factory fogs were hooked to the switch in the binnacle, which I always used, but there is also the Hella switch, which I never used. The HID's are using the Hella switch and are separate from ignition or beam setting. I also put a piece of wood under the battery so the clamp is tight on both ends. The die grinder was used to trim the battery clamp.

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After crushing the driver's side of the rear bumper the past few visits to Hollister I decided trim some of it away. The resonator will be removed when I get a tip to direct the exhaust away from the underside. Is it that much of an issue? I know Steve N. has it coming out the side of the fender, and Tony just cut his resonator off.

The rotoflex got replaced today as well. It was pretty soft and had some cracking so it was time, especially after having the lift for about 6 months now. If/when this starts to go I'll swap to the 4 bolt flange conversion kit.

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it's looking good Brenton.
1996 D1 "J crawler"
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Rovertym 3" with all the "goodies"
33x10.50 BFG MUDS with "crawler" wheels
Rovertracks/Rovertym HD steering
more to come!
:P

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I got RovrFlo back from Cerrone's today with the new drag link. It looks great, and I'd like to thank Jarrell for helping my decision to go with Keith.

Not only did I need the front left ABS sensor replaced, but the shuttle valve kit too. :eek: The brakes were bled, wheels aligned, and the t-case fluid was changed as well. It runs and feels much better now, which leaves me with one last repair. Replacing the windshield due to a big and steadily growing crack around the rear view mirror.

Here are some pics of the old and new drag link.

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