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Thread: Which is better Off Road a D3/4 or a late model Defender? ... Puma 110

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick130 View Post
    Might be the rubber too ?
    I'm not sure. The 110 has Goodyear ATs 235/85/16 and the L322 has cheap HW 255/55/19 tyres.
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    As said, horses for courses.
    The Defer can be loaded up to the max, but can be uncomfortable. The Disco can still be loaded up, but nowhere near to the same extent.
    Having had a D1 V8, then the D2 V8, then moving into the Puma, it was a real shock to the system. The Disco stands out for comfort whilst getting there, and can still perform.
    The D 3&4 have really cool electrics which seem to allow them to go virtually anywhere, but are they as good as the Defer,,, probably better in most circumstances except maybe wherever ground clearance may be majorly required.

    We just test drove a D4 the other day,,, hmmmm I'd have both if I could afford it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxic_Avenger View Post
    Give me a Pajero any day.
    Must be such a honour to have a vehicle named after you old mate. ...

    Anyway let's keep it on topic please.
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    You're such a big girls blouse Terry,,

    why didnt you post this "over there",, ?

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    I think he meant it tongue firmly planted in cheek, or at least that's the way I took it.....

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    I'll be in a better position to comment shortly with a new 130 here in a couple of weeks. The Defender would be better for long distance heavily loaded touring and be much less likely to be over its GVM than a Disco. We did the Simpson in the D3 and were heavily laden. Sand is the other place that a Defender might have the edge with better tyre options and a lower kerb weight. My D3 was always disappointing in sand compared to other terrains where I could match it with anything that my mates with Cruisers and Prados ( with twin lockers) could do.

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    Not tongue in cheek at all guys, as I said originally it's a serious question and I'm hoping for serious responses.
    Cheers,
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    There is both under the carport here,and have been for a good few years

    Completely different vehicles,but the D4 does it easier in real hard off road stuff.It just seems to walk up and over things.Very little if any wheel spin,where the deefer will spin the wheels,and sometimes lose forward motion,where on the same line the D4 has crawled through.

    This also depends on driver ability,tyres,etc.The D4 you don't have to 'drive' the vehicle as much as you do in the Defender.

    But there are places the D4 may get panel damage,where the Deefer won't,and water crossings,to me,are more riskier in the D4 than the Deefer.

    And don't forget the D4 has off road height,and extended off road height,so ground clearance is good.The Defender may win out in approach and departure angles though,particularly if you have the 40mm lift.
    paul

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    I reckon it's down to whether you are happier to see scratches mud and dents inside and outside on a disco, or a defender.

    My 2013 Defender was nicely "jungle pinstriped" (literally jungle, Malaysian jungles) a few months from brand new. You get that from close encounters with tree branches, vines and bamboo as you drive overgrown trails. "Pinstriped my front, bonnet, roof and both sides.

    Would have cried to see that on a shiny new disco's paintwork.
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