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Thread: Southern California to Vancouver and back (almost) - in a 96 5 speed

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    Default Southern California to Vancouver and back (almost) - in a 96 5 speed

    Still have around 1,000 to go (approx 4,000 round trip) - but thought I would share some of the progress.
    Almost 3k miles in, and have only had to add a bit of oil.

    12hrs of driving and found a nice place to begin.

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    Love big trees and dirt roads.

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    I spend most my time in drier climates - so this is a welcome change.

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    Apparently gold mining is still big in Oregon for those that are having a tough time earning a normal days wages, met a few interesting folk in the back country.

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    The heat is definitely on all across the west - so much time swimming was spent here. Deep clear, cold pools.

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    The coast of Washington is really nice - remote or not, it all looks great.

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    I'll add some real pics to this thread later (all iphone pics for now).

    Also, as my 6 year old has pointed out - there are more Lamborghinis than D1s on the road today.
    Last edited by crystalclear; 08-02-2017 at 07:20 AM.
    1996 Discovery
    5 speed

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    Fantastic pics, thanks for sharing. Keep the 5 speeds on the road and finding adventure!


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    1996 D1 5 speed "Coyote"
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    Neat road trip!
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    Nice!
    Stu

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    up to this point, ive tried to stay on roads less traveled, and that seem a bit more remote and secluded, but after countless hours of exploring backcountry roads, my conclusion is that some really nice roads lead nowhere,

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    and some roads that are "boring" lead to some amazing places.

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    not another person to be seen here

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    and a little lr love:

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    and it finally threw a p0150 code - never a trip without at least one.
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    Last edited by crystalclear; 08-04-2017 at 12:15 AM.
    1996 Discovery
    5 speed

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    after having spent a lot of time in the woods, the beach has proven to be fun.
    10-15psi and a heavy foot got us through most - being loaded to the brim made things a bit harder than they should have been.

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    the time of day was perfect. dunes were lit up very nicely.

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    ive always wanted to drive on a beach, and in california, that is hard to find.

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    journey is almost over - and the d1 will need a little love in the form of a wash and a small fix or two, but a few hundred miles left to go

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    1996 Discovery
    5 speed

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    Great pics. I really like the expo setup and steel wheels! Just got a 96 5 speed myself.

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    What brand and size of wheels and tires there? Thanks for any info!

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    Looks like a great trip with a good variety of landscapes. Glad your using D1 as intended and stretching the legs.

    rallye20 - those appear to be 16" LR steel wheels from the NAS Defender 110. I believe they are either NLA or very pricey if you can track them down

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    wheels part no. anr1534

    tires: goodyear duratracs 235/85
    1996 Discovery
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