Originally Posted by codprawn
Cross big boulders without getting hung up for a start.
Also axle articulation is not in the same league - traction control tends to mask this problem a little BUT there is no substitute for keeping all 4 wheels on the ground.
For what it is the Disco 3 is amazing but it won't take the hammering a Defender will.
Have you ever cross axeled the two together???? Below are pics of my Td5 (solid axle) and a D3 (independent) What do you notice about the two??
Also whilst a new defender has TC and a mechanical diff lock the D3 has an electro/mechanical locking center diff and the option to have a rear locking diff fitted also. So unless we are talking about approach and departure angles, I see no reason in your statement why the Defender will be better than the D3.
I agree that the Defender is designed and built to be more rugged but do not underestimate the D3's abillity.
We would be more than happy to demonstrate this, if you would like to book a course with one of the many LR expeience center's located in this country.