New Defender News

blackangie

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next week is the L.A. Auto Show....I believe they will have it there, so expect a million more pictures!
I won't be there, but I'm sure plenty of you guys will. Detail people, engine bay, can someone get some good shots of the straight 6 with the cover off, front/top/sides.

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blackangie

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I’m sure a set of Compomotives or similar can be fitted.

They fit on the D5s so should be in this.
I specced my 110 with 18s but then it was the D240 model.
Ive specced the Straight 6, 19s minimum.

Hope so with the wheels

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DieselRanger

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I’m sure a set of Compomotives or similar can be fitted.

They fit on the D5s so should be in this.
I specced my 110 with 18s but then it was the D240 model.
18" Compomotives fit on *some* D5's. Depends on manufacture date and specification.

Don't believe the 18" wheels will be available for the Defender P400 because the brakes are too large.

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DieselRanger

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A “Defender” that only fits 19”+ wheels? Lol, and you guys wonder why so many people think this thing is lame..
You can still get 65-series sidewall on those 19's (taller, I think, actually), and that's plenty good for overlanding including airing down.

Given the GVWR, towing, and payload capacity, it takes big brakes to haul it down from speed safely. I'll take that if I means not being able to fit 13" beadlock wheels and flotation size 44" mudders.

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EricTyrrell

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You can still get 65-series sidewall on those 19's (taller, I think, actually), and that's plenty good for overlanding including airing down.
Which tire? I just checked the KO2 and KM3. They don't appear to be offered in any 19" size anymore. The KM2 was, briefly. Queue thousands of threads of owners trying to find tires that are worth a damn. Forget global travel, most the of world doesn't carry any of these sizes.

Given the GVWR, towing, and payload capacity, it takes big brakes to haul it down from speed safely. I'll take that if I means not being able to fit 13" beadlock wheels and flotation size 44" mudders.
That line of reasoning has been parroted a thousand times, but I'm not convinced when full-size trucks with GVWR, towing, and payload capacity rated far higher than these barbie cars, shipped with 16" and 17" wheels from the factory for decades. It's an excuse used by owners to fool themselves into believing LR knows best and their gizmo-wagen is still good for more than shuttling little Thomas-III to the local prep-school .
 
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