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Old 02-10-2017, 05:22 PM   #151
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Looks like the Rolling Stones logo.
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:44 PM   #152
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I don't think my lifted D1 with slightly oversized tires could pull this off. At least I don't think so.



Judging by the surface under the rear axle in this photo I'd guess that this obstacle was calibrated exactly to match the departure angle of the Discovery. Still, even if it's contrived, it's no mean feat.

Shopping mall kerbs look out!
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:28 PM   #153
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I can't help but think this same conversation was had in 1970.
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:30 PM   #154
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I don't think my lifted D1 with slightly oversized tires could pull this off. At least I don't think so.



Judging by the surface under the rear axle in this photo I'd guess that this obstacle was calibrated exactly to match the departure angle of the Discovery. Still, even if it's contrived, it's no mean feat.

Shopping mall kerbs look out!
Its a giant flat rock. Why is that a big deal? Its something jusy about any stock Exterra, FJ Cruiser, 4Runner could do.
And certainly a mildly lifted D1.
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:22 PM   #155
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With a finely manicured log and soil base, it's a ramp, pretending to be a rock.
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One of the local Land Rover salesman was out in Tucson last week test driving the new Discovery on some trails that are used by all of the local 4wd clubs. He said a bunch of lifted Jeeps and buggies stopped and watched the fleet of brand new stock Discoverys on street tires run the same trails they were on. He said they all seemed pretty impressed with how they handled the big rock faces they were traversing. Bill said he was pretty impressed with how they did as well and they reminded him a lot of his early days selling the first generation Discoverys when everyone was finding out the trucks were a lot more capable than we all thought they would be.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:05 AM   #157
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No matter what it can do on a dry rock I will never like how that model looks. I like the LR3/4. I even liked the first freelander. Discovery sport and discovery 5 are hideous. One more iteration of the Range Rover and it'll be there, too.
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One of the local Land Rover salesman was out in Tucson last week test driving the new Discovery on some trails that are used by all of the local 4wd clubs. He said a bunch of lifted Jeeps and buggies stopped and watched the fleet of brand new stock Discoverys on street tires run the same trails they were on. He said they all seemed pretty impressed with how they handled the big rock faces they were traversing. Bill said he was pretty impressed with how they did as well and they reminded him a lot of his early days selling the first generation Discoverys when everyone was finding out the trucks were a lot more capable than we all thought they would be.
People are "impressed" with Range Rover Sports driving down a gravel road. You can get just about anything down a trail with enough work.

I've had seasoned Land Rover people who have claimed to owning dozens of various generations tell me that the most recent generation are the most capable. I'll assume they are talking about the obstacles at Land Rover Centres and not actual moderate trails with some mud, large rocks and log crossings. Because I've seen over and over what stock late model Rover products are capable of that's not an "engineered" course for "XYZ" platform. A new 4Runner TRD Off Road would embarrass any current Land Rover model on some actual trails. But then again these two vehicles are designed for two different demographics.

Land Rover is no longer in the business of selling off road vehicles that we all know. It's a lifestyle brand that clings to it's history. Even their commercials are embarrassing.

We've all seen the videos of the guy in a Crown Vic driving around Moab right? Imagine the hard-on some Discovery Sport owner would get. Maybe even some ass play from his boyfriend.
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People are "impressed" with Range Rover Sports driving down a gravel road. You can get just about anything down a trail with enough work.

I've had seasoned Land Rover people who have claimed to owning dozens of various generations tell me that the most recent generation are the most capable. I'll assume they are talking about the obstacles at Land Rover Centres and not actual moderate trails with some mud, large rocks and log crossings. Because I've seen over and over what stock late model Rover products are capable of that's not an "engineered" course for "XYZ" platform. A new 4Runner TRD Off Road would embarrass any current Land Rover model on some actual trails. But then again these two vehicles are designed for two different demographics.

Land Rover is no longer in the business of selling off road vehicles that we all know. It's a lifestyle brand that clings to it's history. Even their commercials are embarrassing.

We've all seen the videos of the guy in a Crown Vic driving around Moab right? Imagine the hard-on some Discovery Sport owner would get. Maybe even some ass play from his boyfriend.
Exactly!!
You mean the commercial where they talk about the "urban jungle"? Or the one where the bridal party heads up a gravel road in a Rover, they hit a bump, guy braces the girl next to him, and she looks at him pure disgust? Classics!
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Exactly!!
You mean the commercial where they talk about the "urban jungle"? Or the one where the bridal party heads up a gravel road in a Rover, they hit a bump, guy braces the girl next to him, and she looks at him pure disgust? Classics!
There are the more recent ones where the guy is "racing" down some ski slope/mountain. And the one where the douch canoe helps that useless chick with the sled dogs (a bit older). Fuck me. I'm rebadging my D1 as a Honda Crossroad. What's next? Two dudes scissoring in the back seat of a RRS?
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We need video links
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The great thing about the Disco 5 ( and this thread ) is that it put the 4Runner on my radar. That TRD Pro isn't too bad at all.
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The great thing about the Disco 5 ( and this thread ) is that it put the 4Runner on my radar. That TRD Pro isn't too bad at all.
The Off Road and Pro both offer the rear locker that is dead reliable. We've have a number of them on the courses and they do very well. The stock base trucks not nearly as well though. They are quite nice.

Still won't make you cool though.
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Still won't make you cool though.
Maybe not by itself, but you throw enough shit at the well, something's gonna stick.
I'll also be wearing a Patagonia jacket and be drinking from a Yeti cup.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff8Eg-cjBLI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN3fgjneX7M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrPai2PMSYI (extended version and it looks like some poorly done CGI in it too)
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Maybe not by itself, but you throw enough shit at the well, something's gonna stick.
I'll also be wearing a Patagonia jacket and be drinking from a Yeti cup.
The Yeti cup will get the local Culpeper folks horned up. They don't see fancy shit like too often.
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The Yeti cup will get the local Culpeper folks horned up. They don't see fancy shit like too often.
Only when them uppity Middleburg folks drive thru.
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Only when them uppity Middleburg folks drive thru.
I'll be at Salamander Resort tomorrow night if you wanna swing by. The cool thing is you can get drunk and they will drive you home in an A8. Last time my buddy borrowed a golf cart around 1am. We're so silly.
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I'll be at Salamander Resort tomorrow night if you wanna swing by. The cool thing is you can get drunk and they will drive you home in an A8. Last time my buddy borrowed a golf cart around 1am. We're so silly.
They'll drive me back to my home?
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1971 when the discussion was a Series III no longer was a real Rover because it had a plastic dash instead of the metal one on the IIa that the III replaced.
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1971 when the discussion was a Series III no longer was a real Rover because it had a plastic dash instead of the metal one on the IIa that the III replaced.
I was thinking about the first Rangies, but yeah, that too.

Land Rover went to shit as soon as they moved the seat from the middle.



You fags sound like a bunch of fags bitching about who bought the wrong eyeliner before the big gang fuck.
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I was thinking about the first Rangies, but yeah, that too.

Land Rover went to shit as soon as they moved the seat from the middle.



You fags sound like a bunch of fags bitching about who bought the wrong eyeliner before the big gang fuck.
Please refer to the said "fags" in the video links above.
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Please refer to the said "fags" in the video links above.
Nah, I'm referring to the whiners here. It's a "perquisite" of site membership.
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Land Rover went to shit as soon as they moved the seat from the middle.
You need to read the book "We Found our Engineer" about the man who was the chief engineer on the Land Rover. The center steer design was an unworkable disaster of an idea that was thankfully scrapped after the very first test drive.

here's a video of the new Discovery in action. Since I've already got one on order I guess I'll never be one of the "cool kids".

https://youtu.be/srxFvVgKgrQ

I've hiked up that mountain that they drove the Range Rover Sport down( the Schilthorn in the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland) and I'm pretty damned impressed. The first half mile down the glacier is pretty damn steep and I had to wonder how they got the car up there. If they drove it up that would be even more impressive.
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You need to read the book "We Found our Engineer" about the man who was the chief engineer on the Land Rover. The center steer design was an unworkable disaster of an idea that was thankfully scrapped after the very first test drive....
I was being very sarcastic, pointing out the folly in bitching about the evolution of our favorite products.
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