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Thread: What happened to your Discovery 2 today?

  1. #5241
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    What my Disco V8 did today?

    Clicked over 355000kms - still going strong, pity the clear coat on the paint has dropped the ball...

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    I wonder what happened to D2lee who started this thread.
    He was not happy and having problems but the thread has really "morphed" inro a what I did to my D2 today.
    D2lee are you there mate?

    Regards Philip A

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipA View Post
    I wonder what happened to D2lee who started this thread.
    He was not happy and having problems but the thread has really "morphed" inro a what I did to my D2 today.
    D2lee are you there mate?

    Regards Philip A
    He was last on the site at 15th March 2016 01:43 PM

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    It didnít happen today, but some low life has stolen the removable parts of the tow bar from my D2 - OE tongue with ball, the pin and the split pin .....hope they cut themselves on the split pin as it was modified after getting bent out of shape....
    Most cranky about not having the nice shin guard cover it had any more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick130 View Post
    A brief update on the tyres.

    Generally I take tyre reviews with a grain of salt. What I like most people don't notice, etc etc.

    This is the third set I've used in the last couple of months ranging from the original size 235/70R16 in GT Radial HT's, Pirelli Verde in 255/55R18 and now the Falken's in 265/60R18.

    The GT's were about twelve months old, maybe not even that when I picked the car up in April 2017. As Richie from Hume 4WD in Canberra said at the time, they wear like iron.
    Fun in the wet though
    The Pirellis have that much more grip it isn't funny, even in the wet when they are down near the tread wear indicators.
    The Pirellis tramline a little, or more a slight weave of the wheel with a little torque steer evident (almost nothing) and can still induce the ABS coming into corners hard in the dry.
    At recommended pressures I didn't find the ride that bad, even on dirt, contrary to what most report.

    I generally hate new tyres of any description, but particularly 4wd tyres.
    Too much tread squirm in cornering, braking and turn in for this little black duck. Off road and heavy dirt/gravel is different, but on the highways and byways I don't think I've fitted a set I actually liked.
    There's a reason we used to have treaded race tyres buffed (actually cut) to 1.5mm tread depth back when I raced.

    The new tyres are a bloody revelation.
    They track dead straight.
    No tramlining on any surface in the 300km I've driven on so far.
    Anyone that has driven on Byron Shire maintained roads knows they aren't the best either. Easily the worst in the state.
    Turn in is bloody good, better than the Pirelli's??!! I'm actually using less lock at initial turn in, which means less scrub angle? How, I have no idea......
    I'm already matching the Pirelli's for corner speed. How, with those big, blocky tread blocks I'm not sure.
    Ride for an AT is ok. These are an XL tyre, so 114H load/speed rating. Not a full LT construction but much higher load rating than the original rubber (107!!)
    A little rumble, but not objectionable. I really have to listen, but I do have tinnitus, probably from driving a Defender for over 15 years!
    Dirt turn in and grip is nice and controllable, slides are easy to hold/correct, and the ride over crap, washedout and pot holed dirt is fine. I'm running out of suspension travel before the I'm noticing a firmer ride with the higher load rating, and lets face it I've got much more air spring than either of the two previously used tyres.
    Emergency braking to miss a massive gutter running across a track west of Minyon Falls was fine, braking and control in the dirt very good.
    I'm sure the ABS triggered on that stop but I don't recall as I was talking to the two pretty back packers I'd picked up.
    No wet bitumen in the last three days, but that will happen, this is the NSW North Coast!
    The rest of the state is parched and struggling and we continue to get soaked.

    All in all I'm bloody impressed so far.
    Glad youíre liking them... Iíve been a happy user of them for a couple of years now.

    We cut one in half, and theyíre a solidly constructed tyre too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Glad youíre liking them... Iíve been a happy user of them for a couple of years now.

    We cut one in half, and theyíre a solidly constructed tyre too...
    I remember you saying quite a while ago you'd been getting good reports on them.

    I was more than happy with the $ I paid too, $100 less/tyre than an equivalent Pirelli ATR Plus isn't to be sneezed at.

    Sumitomo know how to make tyres, Japanese Dunlop race tyres were so far superior to English Dunlops it wasnt funny.
    More consistent, better QC, better compounds, superior construction.
    The only thing they shared was the branding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick130 View Post
    Japanese Dunlop race tyres were so far superior to English Dunlops it wasnt funny.
    More consistent, better QC, better compounds, superior construction.
    and you could find them easily in the dark!!

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    Had a mishap the other day and nearly lost a rear wheel going around a roundabout. The wheel nuts had come lose I had sheared one wheel stud off completely and bent two other. Managed to limp home. So replaced the wheel studs today and replaced all the locking wheel nuts with normal ones something I'd been meaning to do for a while.
    Interestingly they don't list wheel studs for Discovery 2 but thanks to Mario from Roverlord was told P38 were the same and easily available thankfully
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    What happened to your Discovery 2 today?

    Quote Originally Posted by rick130 View Post
    A brief update on the tyres.

    All in all I'm bloody impressed so far.
    I like the wildpeaks that are on my D2 also. I find them great on road and I have absolutely no issues with them off road. By memory theyíre about 3 years old with loads of tread left. Itíll be sad to see them go when we sell the D2 soon.

    Itís also a shame they donít come in 255 55 19 for the 2013 D4 we got last week. Sad face.
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