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Mods to G4

Tactical 4X4 front and rear bumper. I had been looking for a steel rear bumper which was the one I kept tearing up. While at the National Rover Rally was offered a deal I could not pass up. Super buy if I bought Front and rear bumpers, I was trying to get a free install out of the deal .No deal but one of the folks having around the booth said he would install them  my stock front bumpers.

tactacl4X4bumper

g4rear bumper

 

The an addition to the ongoing project …. A modified radio from GB4x4RADIO (formally Roverville Radio. I replaced the Visteon single disk CD player/radio, with an Alpine featuring John’s (brilliant) famous ipod jack modification. This is great, not only can I use Itunes through my car speakers I now have hands free telephone. When the phone rings, just press answer and the tunes fade out and the phone starts up. When you hang up, the Itunes starts back up.
This also works great with the Tom Tom and MotionX GPS apps on the Iphone, Turning the music down, when the GPS is giving directions. This is some thing that should have been included from the factory……

Iphone and rover radio
Received a phone call early one evening asking me if I still wanted an SD rack for the G4. The price was right so , off in the night to scarf it up before the chance passed me by.

click here to see how to wire lights on the rack

G4 with rack

Tire cover orange paint and land rover decal

Installed a Land Rover skid plate, after I got an exceptional buy on one from Land Rover Frisco.

skid plate

Added fuse block inside of battery box where the jack is located. This eliminates all the inline fuse for the lights and CB. Also installed the relays for the lights in the battery box.

Old Man E-mu medium springs to the front and spacers under the SLS air bags in the rear. This gave me aprox 2 inch lift.

 

RoverTyme adjustable front shock towers

RoverTyme adjustable front shock towers

I have also added RoverTym Adjustable front shock towers, and two inch rear shock brackets to the rear. This will give me some of the articulation lost with the two inch lift…. Wheels on the ground mean traction.


Removed the ARB side steps and replaced them with RoverTracks rock sliders to give a little more under side protection on some of the harder trails..


Took the Yokohama Geolander MT+in for a road hazard replacement. I was told they can no longer mount them on the alloy disco rims. Discount Tire replaced all five with Fierce Attitude M/T, I stayed with the 265/75X16s. So far they seem to ride well and worked well the two times I have been off road with them.
Jim E

4 Responses to “Mods to G4”

  • ed cook:

    Hey Jim!
    I’m interested in learning more about your 95 disco. As I told you briefly at Sonic, I sold my 110 and bought Turner a BMW. I’m wanting to replace the 110 with something I can go wheeling in along with the LWB Range Rover we still have. You said you thought it had a blown head gasket? Tell me about it and if you are interested in selling it?
    Thanks,
    Ed Cook
    xxx-xxx-xxxx

  • Charles David:

    I’ve been looking around Mods to G4 » Greenrovers.com and actually am impressed by the awesome content here. I work the nightshift at my job and it is boring. I have been coming here for the past couple nights and reading. I just needed to let you know that I have been enjoying what I have seen and I look forward to reading more.

  • DRoving:

    I have a simple question, the ’04 comes with 18″ tires, did you convert to 16″ rims for the Yokohamas? Or did the G4 edition come with 16″ rims?

  • Chris:

    Just spoke with John over at Roverville – he encouraged me to contact you re: the install of the Alpine stereo into your G4. I, too, have a Visteon in my 2004 G4 and am considering switching out with John’s Alpine with iphone adapter.

    I also have a question for you re: the install of your lights upon top – I haven’t been lucky enough to find a SD Roof Rack so I’m considering installing the OEM G4 lights I have to the existing rails – I’d appreciate any advice you might have, thanks!

    Chris

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