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series 2a off road prep???????

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by dan_vtec, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. dan_vtec

    dan_vtec New Member

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    what can be bought/done tothe series 2a for off roading?

    ive just bought one not knowing that they share different suspension to defender etc. i was thinking i would be able to fit 2" lift kits etc.
     
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    You can have them converted to a coil sprung defender chassis. That would be the way to go if you want serious off roading.

    I would try a simple add a leaf suspension and put some slightly bigger tires on. You don't want to loose your torque though, the 2.25 petrol engine is putting out about 75 horse and 125 pound feet of torque.. That not very much to help you up hills, especially with big tires.

    I've taken mine off road quite a few times, it has no problem with your average trails, fields, small creeks, and ditches.

    I would take it on a few test trips to see what you think needs to be done.

    This site has some information, but I would just get a feel for the car you own right now. You will probably like it a lot.

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    Yeah exactly, to be honest though, if you wanted a defender chassis and coil springs, might as well get a 90 or something.
     
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    A 2a is was ready to off road as soon as it left the factory, although better tyres will help,
     
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    clivees Well-Known Member

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    As Davec said its a 2a it was born ready.
    If you want to go mud plugging buy a cheep Disco or not so cheep Defender.
     
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    I'd say decent tyres, 7.50's, diff guards front and rear, decent recovery points, ideally rings on top of front bumper to keep original look and something like Dixon Bate or Nato hitch on back, Axle breather kit or you'll be forever blowing hub seals.
    That's it really.
    I've taken things a lot further, but still very capable and loads of fun before I went the whole hog.
     
  7. dan_vtec

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    how do you go about the coilsprung chassis conversions?
     
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    Buy a 90.
     
  9. Smilemon

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    +1 dude.... What sort of off roading are you looking at doing anyway. A series IIa will get you almost anywhere.
     
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    almost anywhere??


    I once had to follow a shed load of APC's across salisbury plain in a ser 11a with only sidelights on, which wur fine , only problem the gits never told me to take the road around what is called the impact area ( that the bit they use for tank firing and the like, so it a reet mud hole). and yer int meant to be able to get a wheeled vehicle across it

    anyways I gets stuck up to the axles in mud and the bloke wot was with me decides he's gonna get out and dig it clear, ah says sit the **** down and learn. so in 4wd hi ratio I start driving forward till the wheels start to spin and then reverse till they start to spin after abart 5mins its pulled itself out.

    on my return to camp the gits wuz wondering why we hadn't radioed in that we was stuck, so ad say it will go anywhere any other vehicle of the same ilk will go
     
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    i understand it willprob go anywhere but i want the "jacked up" look and to be able to extreme off road. i dont wanna buy a 90 as i willend up with several thousand punds in summat im going to take on all terrains.
    plus i like the fact that my landy is A: tax exempt
    B: cheap as chips to insure on classic policy.
     
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    By the time you finish it's unlikely to be legally tax exempt.
    The only reason I can see for converting it is if you want the experience and enjoyment(?) of doing it yourself. It will probably work out cheaper (and a lot easier) to buy a 90.
     
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    Get a old Disco or a series 3
     
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    Might it not be an idea to decide what you want before buying:rolleyes:
     
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    Dude... if the only reason you want to put offroading stuff on your car is to make it look cool you don't deserve a series IIa... Get outside and take that car on a trail ride. Anyone who knows dick about offroading is still gonna think its a pretty freakin cool car.
     
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    I paid £600 for my 90.. & I've spent about £300 on bit's & bobs to get it sorted.
     
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    series 2 has gone now, looking for a cheap disco or 90.
     
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    You sold that pretty quick.. how much and who to?
     
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