1994-2004 Land Rover Discovery Upgrades – Four Wheeler Magazine

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1994-2004 Land Rover Upgrades – Weak Strong Fixes

23 Upgrades For Land Rover Discoverys

the Camel Trophy to the G4 Challenge, Rovers have long recognized for their off-pavement The ’94-’99 Discovery and ’99-’04 II are some of the best of the bunch, many of the same attributes as the Range Rover without the price tag. The low gearing, axles, and flexible suspension Discos with a very platform that can perform better with the parts and detailed below.

Weak Link: Front

Models Affected: All

What First-gen Discoverys have odd front driveshaft geometry can create problems with minor suspension lifts. The angles are unequal, the differential and box are offset, and the U-joints are clocked 40 out of phase. Land Rover the front driveshaft geometry on the D II by adding a double-cardan (CV) driveshaft. Unfortunately, they an even worse problem.

The new is not serviceable, is in close proximity to the converter, and the air-conditioning compressor onto the shaft. In other the catalytic converter bakes all of the out of the shaft and you can’t add any more. the shaft will frequently completely in half with little warning and will knock a hole in the side of transmission.

Weak Link: Rotoflex

Models Affected: ’99-’04 II

What Happens: A rubber called a rotoflex joint is between the transfer-case output and rear driveshaft to attenuate vibration and smoothly transfer to the rear axle. Although makes for a quiet ride on the the rotoflex joints rapidly when subjected to high and binding on the trail.

Sturdy Fix 1: A factory replacement joint is available from local dealer. The joints are priced, don’t take up cargo space, and are easy to out on the trail.

Sturdy Fix 2: An even solution, although more is to scrap the rotoflex joint and convert to a standard U-joint. British offers a kit that all the necessary parts to bolt a driveshaft and yoke on your

Contact: Your local or Atlantic British

Weak Center Differential

Models ’99-’03 Discovery II

What The Discovery II has a center differential in the case similar to an axle The center diff transfers to the front and rear axles for four-wheel drive. Unfortunately, the does not come with from the factory to be locked for a torque split when The ’99-’01 1/2 D IIs have the internal to lock the transfer case, but no to engage.

The ’01 1/2-’03 D IIs must the entire transfer case out in order to have a locked

Sturdy Fix: In its final of production, the D II came from the with a center diff-lock to lock the center differential. The ’04 CDL shifter is available Expedition Exchange and can be retrofitted to 1/2-’03 D IIs. The CDL Kit is composed of all Rover parts and contains one needs to lock one’s transfer box, including the knob, ’04 CDL shifter cables, and fasteners.

The ’99-’01 1/2 D IIs only need to be with the necessary parts a DI.

Contact: Expedition Exchange

Link: Watts Linkage

Affected: ’99-’04 Discovery II

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