Having its wheels on the ground a lot definitely helped.That did it better than any of them, didn’t have to hit it hard and risk breaking something. Don’t think it was very stock though, do they come with lockers?
That did it better than any of them, didn’t have to hit it hard and risk breaking something. Don’t think it was very stock though, do they come with lockers?
I think in S.A. they come optioned with rear locker. Not sure else where. I reckon it is standard suspension because it seemed soft and pretty well stuck to the track. I must say it was a surprise not that it did it but how well it did it do it compared to the other more highly credentialed and expensive vehicles.Having its wheels on the ground a lot definitely helped.
But the traction control was way more effective. It didn't look locked to me, there were places where wheels were at different speeds.
Very true, no question, but the LR traction control does work very well if driven properly. Do it right and the wheel slips barely a quarter turn max. Stabbing, smashing and jabbing isn't how to do it. Any driver can make a car look bad, but a good driver can make an ordinary car look great.Agree @mikehzz but more so I think it shows the benefits of articulation and having 4 wheels on the ground when in terrain with poor traction.
Only having two or three wheels on the ground and a traction aid that requires it to slip before it will engage promotes the stop start momentum compared to how well the Isuzu just maintains momentum and traction
The other vehicles were copping a flogging
The other thing when the Defender was having clearance issues earlier it looked like they didn’t have the suspension wound up?
Land Rover started filling youtube with customer delivery videos around the time of the last TFL video. It was like they sent out a message to all dealers to fill youtube with happy owner delivery stories. It completely drowned out any other Defender videos on my feeds so I had to turn them off. Plus when I did post them I got attacked anyway, so I gave up looking. LOL.I haven’t heard any of those pommie guys winging still, have they in general ironed out the bugs a bit and they are starting to settle down?
I am seeing them on the road more frequently of late
Those sort of experiences from any manufacturer can make you lose confidence in your vehicleI think they have sorted a lot of problems but things like 8 Amp parasitic current draw and for the Landrover roadside assistance van to turn up and say they don't carry those batteries and saying he had to go to the dealer is a bit underwhelming, especially when it took them a week to not fix anything - though LR isn't alone in that regard.