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Old 06 June 2017, 08:37   #1
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Disco 3 Replacement - IDEAS???

I have a 2009 Discovery 3 which have had since new and only has 55K on the clock.

Its a great car, but its heavy. I use it on the beach to pull my RIB out of the water which weights 1600Kg when on its trailer. With the combined weight of the rig, the Discovery struggles with the gradient and the soft sand. Quite often end up with wheels spinning despite the General Grabber AT tyres. Would be better if the Disco had a diffs, but cannot be retrofitted AFAIK.

So after ideas for a replacement.

Ideally something a bit lighter, good road manners, and options of diff locks. Land Cruiser?
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Old 06 June 2017, 10:49   #2
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https://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i...FYWc7QodlYQH4w


https://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-GRID012909

Worth a call
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Old 06 June 2017, 14:56   #3
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Depends on your budget I suppose but a newer landrover with all terrain progress control would solve all your woes. If you're looking for something similar to the D3 money wise that's better then you might struggle. You are using the terrain settings I guess?
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I have a 2009 Discovery 3 which have had since new and only has 55K on the clock.

Its a great car, but its heavy. I use it on the beach to pull my RIB out of the water which weights 1600Kg when on its trailer. With the combined weight of the rig, the Discovery struggles with the gradient and the soft sand. Quite often end up with wheels spinning despite the General Grabber AT tyres. Would be better if the Disco had a diffs, but cannot be retrofitted AFAIK.

So after ideas for a replacement.

Ideally something a bit lighter, good road manners, and options of diff locks. Land Cruiser?
Let your tyres down to 10 to 12 psi makes a big difference on sand
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Yes letting tyres down will work but then you have a pain in the butt job of pumping them up. A lot for a short tow off the beach.

Ideally after something lighter as the Disco is fundamentally flawed down to its big arse weight. I actually quite like the look of the VW Amarok....
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Yes letting tyres down will work but then you have a pain in the butt job of pumping them up. A lot for a short tow off the beach.

Ideally after something lighter as the Disco is fundamentally flawed down to its big arse weight. I actually quite like the look of the VW Amarok....


There's a 3l V6 Amarok on its way
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I actually quite like the look of the VW Amarok....
We have an Amarok V6 224bhp Highline auto with a few extras on it. It is a phenomenal truck! We got it about 6 weeks ago after the Navara turned to dust from the inside out. The engine is incredible and just pulls from any speed. we have surprised (and annoyed) many high spec cars by leaving them for dust off of roundabouts. The gearbox is slick to say the least and provides very smooth changes. The autos have permanent 4Motion, which should fix your wheel spin issues although you can still spec the diff lock (we didn't). Towing capacity if 3000kg, so ample, and you can pull that with 1000kg in the bed too. The ride is very good for a pickup though isn't quite car like, as it is still on leaf springs. It's far from uncomfortable though.

Interior wise, it still has commercial roots (e.g. hard plastics) but the dash is ergonomic and well laid out, the info/nav system is pretty intuitive and very functional (we spec'd the top of the range stereo/nav option) and the leather seats are high quality, very comfortable and look fab.

We're really pleased with it and grin from ear to ear whenever we drive it.

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I stand corrected, it's already here
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