Thinking of joining the LR community

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Thinking of joining the LR community

Postby LOX » 02 Oct 2010 19:42

I'm seriously considering changing over from Touareg to LR or RR. I particularly love the L322 and can get a 2006 4.4L for around R400k at the agent in Stbosch. Although I'm not a 'hardcore' 4wd enthusiast, I love the back roads and will be doing a tour to Namibia next year. Since I'm not much of a mechanic, reliability is high on my list of criteria. I'm not too fussed about fuel economy, so petrol is surely the way to go? The Disco 3 also appeals to me, although not as much as the Rangie. Any suggestions?
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Re: Thinking of joining the LR community

Postby pretdave » 02 Oct 2010 21:12

The Rangy and Disco are equally fine products and the V8 has an excellent reputation.
The Achilles heals of both vehicles are the tyres - low profiles on big rims. IIRC the Rangy is more flexible wrt to rim and tyre sizes - if that is the case then the Rangy is the one for you.
Low profile tyres are not good for Namibia..

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Re: Thinking of joining the LR community

Postby LOX » 02 Oct 2010 23:49

As I understand the RR comes standard with 20" rims and the closest thing to a decent AT tyre on that rim is the Cooper Zeon LZT 285/50/20. What are the alternative Dave? Do I get a complete set of used 18" rims off Gumtree?Image
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Re: Thinking of joining the LR community

Postby LOX » 03 Oct 2010 00:06

Apologies for the overwhelmingly large pic - this is all still new to me. (but ain't those tyres good looking heh?)
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Re: Thinking of joining the LR community

Postby naks » 04 Oct 2010 08:52

Apologies for the overwhelmingly large pic - this is all still new to me. (but ain't those tyres good looking heh?)
LOX, IIRC on the 2006 Rangie, you can swap the rims for 17" ones. I would recommend you ask the dealer to do this as part of the deal. Do not let them boss you around, there are plenty of Rangies in the 2nd hand market.

If you can afford it, I would say go for the facelifted 2008 models that have Terrain Response and the TDV8 engine.

ps. oops, only noticed now you want the 4.4L V8. Still, the 2008 model does have a few upgrades worth looking at

pps. When I grow up and/or win the Lotto, I want a Rangie as well :|
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Re: Thinking of joining the LR community

Postby naks » 04 Oct 2010 14:51

ppps. Lox, when you get your Rangie, swing by the Technopark and I'll show you what a real landy is. If you want, we can swap ;)
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Re: Thinking of joining the LR community

Postby pretdave » 04 Oct 2010 18:58

As I understand the RR comes standard with 20" rims and the closest thing to a decent AT tyre on that rim is the Cooper Zeon LZT 285/50/20. What are the alternative Dave? Do I get a complete set of used 18" rims off Gumtree?Image
I really cant advise on what rims to go for. The problem on the Discovery 3/4 is you cant go smaller on rim. If Naks is correct and the Rangie can accept a 17 " rim - then the Rangie is your car.

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Re: Thinking of joining the LR community

Postby naks » 06 Oct 2010 10:47

I really cant advise on what rims to go for. The problem on the Discovery 3/4 is you cant go smaller on rim. If Naks is correct and the Rangie can accept a 17 " rim - then the Rangie is your car.
AFAIK & IIRC on a D3 TDV6 S you can go down to 17' rims, but not on the SE/HSE nor the V8, not sure about the V6.

Also, on the Rangie TDV6 you can go down to 17", but IIRC the TDV8 only takes 19"+. Not sure about the V8.
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Re: Thinking of joining the LR community

Postby LOX » 06 Oct 2010 15:17

I just had a 2006 TDV6 Disco for a test drive. Seems the space between the greatest OD of the calipers end the ID of the 18" rim is at least 20mm, so I IMO a 17" rim must work.
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Re: Thinking of joining the LR community

Postby naks » 06 Oct 2010 15:25

I just had a 2006 TDV6 Disco for a test drive. Seems the space between the greatest OD of the calipers end the ID of the 18" rim is at least 20mm, so I IMO a 17" rim must work.
If you can afford a Rangie, why do for a D3? :mrgreen:
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