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Install Rock Sliders On Your Discovery Series II
Outfitting a Discovery Series II for Off-Road, Part Four
Watch Doug, our Land Rover Master Technician, in Part Four of our video how-to series, as he removes and replaces the weak sill finishers that stretch beneath the D2's doors. Doug then upgrades with and installs all-steel, body-mounted
rock sliders, essential in protecting the doors and wings from bending or breaking under stress when off-roading. Questions about this video? Call us at 1-800-533-2210 or contact us via live chat.
Outfitting a Land Rover Discovery Series II for Off-Road
Hello. I'm Eric, a sales rep here at Atlantic British. Today we're going to talk about building up a Discovery 2 into an off road vehicle. They've gotten really affordable now. You can pick up a D2 for $3,500 to $5,000, put 3, 4, 5 thousand dollars into it and have a very good off road vehicle. This one we picked up a couple years ago. We've been driving it around, using it as a test mule. So now we're going to build it up into an off road truck. With Doug's help, we're going to put suspension, front and rear bumpers and then slowly build it up into a lifestyle truck. We'll have videos that will show Doug doing each process, and we'll post those as time goes on. This truck's in good shape. It's very straight for the year and we've had it for a few years as I've said. So stayed tuned and we'll have more information as time goes on.
Part Four: Installing Rock Sliders Part # 9596D2
Hi I'm Doug, your tech support representative here at Atlantic British. And welcome back to Project D2. Now we've got the steel bumpers, both front and rear which is going to give you better protection on your vehicle, front and rear. But what do we do about the sides? So what we're going to do is add a set of rock sliders on this. We're going to take the plastic trim that's underneath the doors on both sides of the vehicle and replace them with steel bars that are solidly mounted to the vehicle so that if you should come across a high rock or a high log, you make contact, you're not going to do any damage or break plastic trim. It's going to protect the vehicle. Plus it has the added feature where you have the holes already pre drilled so if you have your hi jack with you, you have a mount to put the hi jack on if you need to raise the vehicle and get it clear of an obstacle. This kit which is the 9596D2 is going to give you the 2 side sliders, the mounting brackets, and all the hardware. It's a relatively simple installation, it does take some time, probably anywhere from 2 to 4 hours, depending on your level of technical skill. But overall, if you're going to be taking these vehicles off road, you definitely want the extra protection. So we're going to show you how to mount these on the vehicle and take it from there. Now our first step is going to be obviously we need to take the plastic trim that sits in the door sills off first to get it out of the way. This is where we're going to be putting the rock sliders. Now what you have only holding this on is, up front there's a small stud with a 10 millimeter nut on it. And we're just going to put a ratchet with a deep socket. We'll take that off. More than likely that's going to snap off when you go to remove that. And so, not a big deal, you're not going to be using it in the installation of the rock sliders.
1 bolt front. 1 bolt rear. And the rock slides are in. So let's get those in. Let's get those drilled out. Remember when you're drilling, especially if it's above your head always wear safety glasses. I've had enough steel taken out of my eyes. It's not worth it. Make sure you put them on. So, that's what's involved in putting rock sliders on the side of your D2. It definitely gives you a lot of extra protection. It certainly more stress and stability than what you're going to have with just the plastic sill panel. So if you really like to go out and do some serious 4 wheeling, these are an absolute necessity. Maybe it will take you 3, maybe 4 hours depending on your mechanical skill to be able to install them as we just did. Once they're on they're good and solid, they're going to give you plenty of protection. And again, you've got the cutouts already in there, so should you need the hi jack you've got a lift point. So, when you're ready to put the rock sliders on your D2, just call any of our knowledgeable salesmen at 1-800-533-2210. And thanks for watching.
Applies To These Models:
Discovery Series II | '99-'04
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