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    Default Range Rover Classic vs Discovery 2

    Ive owned Series Landies and a Defender 110, but currently drive a 96 80 Series Landcruiser.

    Now Im toying with a play vehicle, for trails rather than overlanding and Im leaning towards looking for either a RR Classic or a Disco 2.

    Any pros & cons, or is it really just a matter of finding the best one of either, at the best price?
    If you want to go into the bush, take a Ford. If you want to get back, take a Landcruiser!

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    Default Re: Range Rover Classic vs Discovery 2

    Why do you not want to use the land cruiser?
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    My Cruiser is fitted out for overlanding and my profession as a wildlife photographer. So Im looking at something I can use for serious trails like Baboons etc.
    If you want to go into the bush, take a Ford. If you want to get back, take a Landcruiser!

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    SWAMBO: Honda CRV 2.2 Diesel

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    I have owned both a classic Rangie and Disco 2, and for trail use a classic Rangie any day

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    Default Re: Range Rover Classic vs Discovery 2

    if purely for play I would also go for the RRC. Easy to mod and easy to cut fenders etc. The base of many "Vasbyt"cars.

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    But harder to find? I see plenty of D2 Td5s on the market...
    If you want to go into the bush, take a Ford. If you want to get back, take a Landcruiser!

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    SWAMBO: Honda CRV 2.2 Diesel

    Previously: '98 Defender 110 HT TDi, Landy SIII S/W, Hilux D/C 4x4,
    Isuzu 2,3 4x4, Isuzu 2,0 4x4, Isuzu 1600 4x4, Chev Nomad, Cheetah beach buggy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarylB View Post
    My Cruiser is fitted out for overlanding and my profession as a wildlife photographer. So Im looking at something I can use for serious trails like Baboons etc.
    OK I have the same dream of a trail car. My two softroaders and daily use cars are just not for trail and I don't want to damage them or spend a lot of money on mods because I change them often

    Would love a RRc for playing. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarylB View Post
    But harder to find? I see plenty of D2 Td5s on the market...
    here a few for sale, sure if you look you will find one. Will most probably need some work, but they are easy to work on, thats the beauty of them.

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...39#post1517539

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    https://www.autotrader.co.za/car-for...er/v8/25431423

    Not quite a classic but will this work?
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    The D1 is very similar to the RRC.The ES as in that advert is the luxury one.For what you want to do look for the std v8 manuel.It has the newer v8i EFI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faniedup View Post
    I have owned both a classic Rangie and Disco 2, and for trail use a classic Rangie any day
    Got to agree

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    Default Re: Range Rover Classic vs Discovery 2

    From what Ive seen from LROC trials, the RRC is fantastic off-road. The D1 is a close second.

    For playing on trails I would go for a two door rangie, 255/85R16 mud-terrain tires on wolf rims, ashcroft ATB (mechanical limited slip differentials without clutch packs) front and back, build basic high clearance bumpers with decent recovery points front and back, remove any swaybars.

    Have fun, only reason for suggesting ATBs instead of lockers is it still allows for some fun as front and back lockers make light work of almost anything.
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    As much as a Range Rover classic is a nice idea on paper, those things are flippen old now.
    id look for a disco2 v8 (not a td5. I dont see the fun in having a diesel as a toy?). It should have more of a chance of getting you to and from the trail without breaking down I would think.
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    1990 RRC with 3.9 EFI not carbs!!!!2 door 3.5 carbs,4 door 3.5 EFI,or 3.9 EFI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Hannes View Post
    I saw that one...though I might prefer the Td5 motor.
    If you want to go into the bush, take a Ford. If you want to get back, take a Landcruiser!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    As much as a Range Rover classic is a nice idea on paper, those things are flippen old now.
    id look for a disco2 v8 (not a td5. I dont see the fun in having a diesel as a toy?). It should have more of a chance of getting you to and from the trail without breaking down I would think.
    Old is what you want in a toy, very little electronics and no silly driver aids. Easy to fix and not much that can go wrong (if you look after it).

    My RRC was trail ready and could do a long trip with no issues, with my D2 I drove around with a scan tool in case the electrics got confused for some or other reason, dont get me wrong, the D2 V8 is awesome and I loved mine but it's already too "new" to be used as purely a toy, but I suppose it also depends on budget, there are some proper monster D2's out there but you can crazy mod a RRC for half the price.

    Probably also depends how serious a toy you want.

    Definitely agree on the no diesel point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoFrans View Post
    The D1 is very similar to the RRC.The ES as in that advert is the luxury one.For what you want to do look for the std v8 manuel.It has the newer v8i EFI.
    this is what you should do

    a 3.9i can bought for peanuts and is basically a modern RRC

    A mate of mine has dropped a 4.6 into his and done a lift and some mods and it is almost unstoppable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    this is what you should doa 3.9i can bought for peanuts and is basically a modern RRC A mate of mine has dropped a 4.6 into his and done a lift and some mods and it is almost unstoppable.
    I agree! the D1 running gear and chassis is the same as the RRC . I drive the D1 V8 and will not exchange it for something else , for the purpose I use it.
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