Landrover Defender...Phew

Submitted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 09:41
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Watch this Landrover go over a test.



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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:40

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:40
That is very impressive
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Follow Up By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:07

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:07
Yeh I thought it was going to roll at one point.

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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 18:48

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 18:48
Yes but in all honesty, you'd hardly call it a Landrover after all those mods!
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 19:56

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 19:56
Wonder if you would say that if it was a Toyota?
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Follow Up By: Notso - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 22:08

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 22:08
Don't own one, owned 9 vehicles in my life, never the same brand twice. I personally think that Yotas are overpriced and wouldn't buy one these days. Did own one in the early eighties. Any vehicle modded to that extent bears little resemblance to the original and to defend it by impugning my altruistic motive in pointing this out has cut me to the quick!
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 09:42

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 09:42
Notso you are missing the point
The guy has chosen a very capable vehicle as a base and modified it to suit his needs and has done a very impressive job
You could not do that with a Yaris but yes there are a couple of other vehicles he could of done similar with

Still an impressive setup
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Follow Up By: Notso - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 09:52

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 09:52
I don't think I "Missed the Point". I think what I said was that the creature they created bore little resemblance to a Defender. Now you could take any base 4WD around and make it do that sort of stuff with enough engineering. And yes you could probably sit a Yaris on top of what he has done, after all it is merely a cabin to support the driver!
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Follow Up By: Notso - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 09:56

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 09:56
I guess it's a bit like calling a Bathurst V8 Supercar a Holden, Ford, Nissan, Volvo, Merc etc!
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 11:04

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 11:04
As Defenders are probably one of the most capable 'off the shelf' four wheel drives, they had a good starting platform!
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 12:42

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 12:42
I saw a little Suzuki, demonstrate at a 4WD show about 6 years ago, that could equal that performance.
From memory the motor, gear box and differentials were non Suzuki.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 14:08

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 14:08
the gearing is brilliant on these vehicles - they were made for tough terrain - it just won't tow a 3.5 tonne palace on wheels up the Bruce Hwy with the same ease and comfort as a Cruiser. But you wouldn't own one for that porpoise.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 14:34

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 14:34
It's interesting that people some people saw my original comment as some sort of attack on Landrover vehicles. Now, I can understand that some get a bit parochial about brands but at the end of the day, if the vehicle does what you want it to then it is the perfect vehicle for you. As I said before I have owned 9 different brands of vehicle, 5 of them 4WDs and each was perfect for me at the time. I'm not too sure about the current Mazda BT 50 yet but it is the first Auto I've owned so that may be why I can't fall in love!
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Follow Up By: Steve - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 14:45

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 14:45
there is one post that implies your being parochial and that was 9 posts back - move on, pal
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Follow Up By: Notso - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 15:03

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 15:03
I can't see what is parochial about anything I've said, certainly my behaviour would suggest that I have no particular favourite in this discussion. Have a look at the video, there would be little past the suspension mount points that is original landrover equipment. It would be true of any vehicle modded to this extent. "move on, pal"
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Follow Up By: axle - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 18:52

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 18:52
Seriously Guys!, My old Deefer would clamber over that stuff no worries!!,.....Ya not used to seeing what a real 4wd can do? ..LOL.


Cheers Axle
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 20:11

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 20:11
Strewth, the "Old Landy" would be sweating bricks if it had to front up to that!

Hey, great video, just good to appreciate it for what it was, an awesome bit of engineering (and driving).

Cheer,s Baz - The Landy
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Reply By: craigandej - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 23:21

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 23:21
The winch cable out the back helped..................
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Reply By: vk1dx - Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 23:35

Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 23:35
And one would expect it to do that. I wouldn't call it a defender though. In fact it reminds me of the monster trucks in miniature. No similarity to anything just all basically the same with a different shape bit of body work tied to the top.

Good on them.
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