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    New Defender News

    I don't know, I loves me some Lucas jokes. The Grand Tour had a ball with them in S2 E6. It's more the people who insist all modern Land Rovers are garbage *because* there are Lucas jokes, and because they don't like the way Gerry McGovern draws adjoining squares and rectangles. That's all...
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    New Defender News

    Temporarily? A few days?
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    New Defender News

    Not only that, they're mandated by law in the US. The 360 degree camera and "see-through hood" is perhaps a bit of a gimmick but would come in handy of you don't have a spotter, or where it may not be convenient or safe to have a spotter out. I have been in situations in my Discovery 5 where I...
  4. DieselRanger

    New Defender News

    So apparently the Defenders used in the latest Bond film had completely stock P400, transmissions, and suspension. Modified for safety, and were the first ten production vehicles. Impressive.... https://www.topgear.com/car-news/movies/no-time-die-defenders-are-standard-land-rovers
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    New cannon:

    I have an M1A Scout Squad in walnut, that thing is amazing. 425 yards on iron sights, pings a 12" plate round after round. I put a Burris Scout 2-7x32 on it and it is even better. Can't get 20 round mags in Colorado, but I did order legal-limit 15 round mags from Springfield direct. I shoot...
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    New Defender News

    I think the Defender's system is different. I read somewhere on its design that it retains some drop / negative travel even in (super?) extended mode. A 1 or 2" lift it will still retain the same total drop in Offroad heights and in Extended Mode. The lift just takes away the ability for the...
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    New Defender News

    I agree with your disagreement on the absolute requirement for a rear locker. Took my D5 without a rear locker to the upper trailhead (no...the *upper* trailhead) in Yankee Boy Basin last weekend...in low range, on AT tires on 20" rims, without drama, and despite being stopped cold by other...
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    New Defender News

    Must be new because mine doesn't. 2017 Discovery HSE Td6. But perhaps the new Defender's off road modes adjust throttle response and emissions system behavior outside of allowed parameters for presumed off road travel, and therefore must revert back during a fresh start. This would be OK in...
  9. DieselRanger

    New Defender News

    Interesting - one of the benefits of the dial on TR2. Keeps it in the off-road mode you set before you stopped the engine.
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    New Defender News

    I was up in Wyoming for a long weekend last weekend with my D5. Massive blow-downs all over the forest road, sometimes 50 yards of 12"+ trees blown down from the snowstorm a couple weeks ago. Some bypasses cut through the forest over moss/loam/undergrowth, some crawling over trees and...
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    New Defender News

    Yeah, kinda makes me question the approach of the Denver dealer to setting the TC for more wheelspin. I suppose the theory is, if you have some sand over smooth hardpack/rock then the extra wheelspin will sweep the surface until the tires bite. Wheelspin on dirt just degrades the trail and...
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    New Defender News

    Hey remember when Jeep offered a 4cyl hybrid that nobody bought? No? Well, they discontinued it because nobody bought it. They literally only offered it for two model years. It was also extremely unreliable.
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    New Defender News

    No mention whether the D300 will make it to the States, unfortunately. Intelligent All Wheel Drive? Hmmm... sounds like an electronically assisted haldex that puts it in rear wheel drive most of the time (cool for on road driving in dry conditions...), but if this means you can't get Terrain...
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    Air Compressor that can set a tubeless bike tire?

    I usually just furiously rage-pump my floor pump until my arms are noodles. With enough Stan's in there it will eventually seat.... 🥵
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    New Defender News

    Nice. Would love to see them take the P400 SE spec without the rear locker back to back with the P400 HSE with the locker on Chinaman or Wheeler. Gonna be several inches of snow on that trail by Wednesday morning.
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