Off-Road Discovery

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Suspension - Out with the Air and In with Coils

It's all about the ride

Our Disco 2 came with the Original Air Suspension. If you are reading this you are likely aware this suspension will be a problem or already is having issues. We replaced the Air system with Coil suspension. We had to go through two Stuts, our first Brit Part Struts failed and we replaced again with Terrafirma. While going through suspension upgrades we found a squeak that was slightly driving us crazy, we finally figured out the cause and it was an easy fix! I’ve summarized the suspension process and steps taken below.

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Land Rover Discovery Interior Upgrades and Additions

Making our adventure vehicle a little more comfy and usable

As I started to think about what we have done to the interior of our Disco 2 it didn’t seem like a lot at first. But then making a list showed me how all the little things seemed to add up.

Enjoying an off-road adventure with all of our little additions to make a more comfortable ride Enjoying some off-roading in a Land Rover Discovery

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Land Rover Community Celebrates

Show & Shine in Calgary, Alberta

How many Land Rovers have you been able to see at one time? Today we got to check out over 30 Land Rover Defenders, Discoveries, Range Rovers and Classic Series. Get ready to see lots and lots of awesome Land Rovers.

Land Rover Show and Shine

Land Rover Show and Shine, great way to spend a day

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Auxiliary Lights for Off-Roading

Don't be left in the dark

Factory lights are okay, but aftermarket lights make life brighter!

We wanted additional lights for the back-country and we are glad we did! We replaced the standard headlights, covers and added 6 more lights to the bumper.

Auxiliary Off-Road Lights

4x4 Off Road Lights

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Extra Storage For Toys - 4x4 Roof Racks, Bike Racks and Ski Box

Taking more toys on the trip

Overlanding is about the journey and can be to any destination and in any vehicle. I love the unlimited and open feeling about overland adventures. Our adventures have changed over the past 4 years as we have had a family but we have made adjustments to our vehicle set up and lifestyle to accommodate our new reality. In order to go on our skiing, biking, hiking, climbing and camping adventures we need the space to carry our gear. Sometimes it is a lot of gear! We describe what racks and boxes have worked well for our vehicle and family size.

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Land Rover Discovery 2 Bumper, Winch and Rock Slider Upgrades

Exterior upgrades to enhance your Land Rover looks and function

We bought our 2001 Land Rover Discovery ii SE in 2011, no upgrades or accessories had been added. There are many functional upgrades to do on a Land Rover Discovery 2 that end up looking really solid (in our opinion).

Top 3 favorite Land Rover Exterior Upgrades:

  1. Bumper
  2. Winch
  3. Rock rails

Keep reading to see what worked and what didn’t.

Pup Hanging out in Land Rover with New Bumper and Winch in Canadian Rockies Land Rover Off Road

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Land Rover Discovery Engine Re-build and Replacement

Experience and recommendations for Discovery 2 engines

We love our Land Rover, it has become a part of our family. Our Land Rover takes us to our outdoor destinations and the drive is usually it’s own adventure. We are grateful to be able to explore with a vehicle that has the ability to get off-road and see places many people don’t have access to. Our love for our Land Rover is partially due to the sweat, blood and tears we have poured into it. The most significant issue we have had is the engine. Here is how we made our Land Rover’s heart work again.

Our Land Rover Engine

Land Rover Discovery ii Engine

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