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Thread: Diff locks on TD5 Defender?

  1. #11
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    I drove my 2010 110 around last year - did many of the challenging tracks inc tele track and Simpson crossing. Admittedly it was mostly dry, except for one or 2 occasions.
    The stock drivetrain in the defender handled everything fine; I had a couple of goes at some big dunes and very muddy creek exits but still made it every time.
    Used the winch to recover others only!
    In any other truck, you can lift it, traction control it, lock it; in a defender you can just stock it!
    That's why I drive a defender. Diff locks on TD5 Defender?
    (Now I'm driving a 2006 130.)
    You'll have a great time!

  2. #12
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    I drove my 2010 110 around last year - did many of the challenging tracks inc tele track and Simpson crossing. Admittedly it was mostly dry, except for one or 2 occasions.
    The stock drivetrain in the defender handled everything fine; I had a couple of goes at some big dunes and very muddy creek exits but still made it every time.
    Used the winch to recover others only!
    In any other truck, you can lift it, traction control it, lock it; in a defender you can just stock it!
    That's why I drive a defender. Diff locks on TD5 Defender?
    (Now I'm driving a 2006 130.)
    You'll have a great time!

  3. #13
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    Mar 2007
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    Good quality shocks. Koni heavy track would be a good idea. Hopefully you have air con. I would still do a winch and all proper recovery gear. Nanocom. And durable tires.

  4. #14
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    Nov 2017
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    Thanks again for all the replies - winch vs no winch may be one of those debates like Mac vs PC where nobody will ever agree!

    Arthur - agreed, making giant ruts unnecessarily just because you can isn't my thing. We'll be heading straight to the Kimberley from Perth at the beginning of June so that should be during the dry. We'll then continue clockwise and finish up on the West coast again in December.

    Colmoore - glad to hear your stock 2010 Defender did so well. Your TC may be more advanced than mine, so I'm going for the Ashcroft ATB's as belt and braces. I saw a link elsewhere on the site to a hilarious (but at the same time sobering) Facebook page: I got bogged at Inskip Point - Home | Facebook I intend to be the bloke that cruises past effortlessly, not the one being towed out by a gaggle of Land Cruisers and Patrols!

    Red90 - yes we have aircon and a Nanocom. We'll be on 255/85R16 Goodrich KM2 MT's which give a useful few extra mm's under the diffs. Only thinking of bringing one spare but I have a decent puncture repair kit and compressor. We'll have all the recovery gear and proper recovery points.

    All your helpful comments are making me look forward to the trip even more!

    Alan

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